Our Arica Extension takes us to the country’s far north, where we explore the scenic, varied habitats ranging from the Atacama Desert oasis valleys (thousands of feet deep!) and venture up the desolate west face of the Andes to the high Puna. Coastal birds such as Grey Gull and beautiful Peruvian Tern grace the beaches, while Slender-billed Finch, Tamarugo Conebill, Chilean Woodstar, Peruvian Sheartail and Oasis Hummingbird occur within the Oasis Valleys. Other highlights may include Lesser (Puna) Rhea, Puna Tinamou and tons of flamingos of three species.

Top Birds

Lesser (Puna) Rhea; Puna & Ornate Tinamous; Andean Goose; Puna Teal; Giant & Andean Coots; James’s (Puna), Chilean & Andean Flamingoes; Puna Ibis; Red-legged Cormorant; Andean, Brown-hooded, Grey & Band-tailed Gulls; Inca & Peruvian Terns; Grey-breasted Seedsnipe; Peruvian Thick-knee; Andean Avocet; Andean Lapwing; Puna Plover; Diademed Sandpiper-Plover; Plain-breasted, Straight-billed & White-throated Earthcreepers; Peruvian Sheartail; Chilean Woodstar; Tamarugo & Cinereous Conebills; Streaked Tit-Spinetail; White-browed Chat-Tyrant; Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant; Cream-winged & White-winged Cinclodes; Puna & White-fronted Ground Tyrants; Andean Negrito; Slender-billed Finch; Giant Conebill (rare); Dark-winged & Canyon Canasteros, Glacier Finch; Black, Hooded & Thick-billed Siskins

Top Mammals

Southern Mountain Viscacha, Guanaco, Vicuna.

Habitats Covered

coastline, arid cactus-studded valleys, puna, scrubby plains, lakes

Expected Climate

warm to cool, but colder in the highland

Max Group Size

12 with 1 Rockjumper leader & 1 local leader

Tour Pace & Walking




Ease of Birding

mostly easy with some trickier species

Other Attractions

spectacular scenery, pristine landscapes, great food & wine

Photographic Opportunities

good to excellent

What our clients say about us

Adam Walleyn
Chile 2015

I could not have been happier with our guides Adam is a terrific birder, good at getting the participants views of the birds, and a lot of fun to travel with.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
BS & VS, Chile 2017

Chile with Dušan and Rockjumper exceeded our expectations. What a wonderful experience Chile was for birding. Dušan really worked hard at finding the birds for the group. A very satisfying tour! Looking forward to our next trip with RBT.

Chile - Arica Extension 2024

19 Nov 2024 - 24 Nov 2024 (6 days)

USD2,995 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Carlos Sanchez

Tour price (Per person): USD2,995 * GBP2,404 * EUR2,810 * AUD4,616

Single Supplement: USD300 * GBP241 * EUR281 * AUD462

Flight costs: USD300 * GBP241 * EUR281 * AUD462

Chile - Arica Extension 2025

01 Dec 2025 - 06 Dec 2025 (6 days)

USD4,000 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Robert Williams


Tour Leader: Local Leader

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): USD4,000 * GBP3,211 * EUR3,753 * AUD6,165

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