Can be linked with: Bolivia - Comprehensive 2022
Tour price (Per person): USD6,795 * GBP5,093 * EUR6,003 * AUD9,540
Single Supplement: USD530 * GBP397 * EUR468 * AUD744
Flight costs: USD500 * GBP375 * EUR442 * AUD702
Bolivia has a very distinctive allure. It does not have the longest list of birds, nor does it have the best infrastructure or accommodations of any South American country. However, Bolivia has more intrigue and potential than any other South American country. Bolivia has more barely accessed natural areas, more varied habitats yet to be explored, and more opportunity for visiting birders to actually contribute to the base of knowledge that is only very recently, and very slowly, being expanded by researchers and travelling birders alike.
The above paragraph says nothing of the endless, impressive, awe-inspiring backdrops against which a birding adventure in Bolivia plays out. Towering peaks soaring tens-of-thousands of feet high, canyons plunging thousands of feet deep, and the largest inland lake in all of South America (home to the most influential native culture on the continent), are daily landscapes one enjoys during a tour through the heart of the Bolivian Andes. Dry Chaco forests, swampy Pampas grasslands, unique Chiquitania woodland, endemic-rich arid Andean valleys, and the bird-rich Yungas right up to scree slopes and bufedal wetlands at 15,000 feet are just some of the habitats in which we spend valuable time.
Lost for almost a century, the spectacular Palkachupa Cotinga was rediscovered in the Apolo Valley as recently as 2000. Yet to this day, few people have heard of this species, never mind seen it! We finish out tour visiting the dry, semi-humid forests near Aten - dedicated to finding the Palkachupa Cotinga as well as a handful of other rarely-seen and difficult-to-find species, including Green-capped Tanager, Yungas Antwren, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Stripe-faced Wood Quail, Yungas Manakin and Military Macaw.
In order to complement our standard comprehensive Bolivia tour, our remote tour concentrates on the far flung and rarely visited endemics and localities. Diverse, spectacular species and scenery, as well as being, by default, utterly immersed in truly remote, intact, Andean culture. Birding in Bolivia isn’t just a trip; it’s a unique, total experience.