Chile occupies a 2,650-mile-long narrow ribbon of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, and stretches from north of the Atacama Desert to Cape Horn, the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations and our tour covers the highlights of this fabulous country as we search for its numerous specialities and endemics.

These range from the giant Andean Condor to the tiny Chilean Woodstar, and include the unique Chilean tapaculos called huet-huets and turcas. One of our primary targets will no doubt be the highly prized Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, while other no less desirable species such as Puna Ibis, Chilean Tinamou, Tamarugo Conebill, Andean Avocet, Rufous-legged Owl, appropriately named Giant Hummingbird, Puna Tinamou and tons of flamingos of three species.

We will also undertake an exciting pelagic excursion in search of the region’s seabirds, including the rare Peruvian Diving Petrel and Chilean Skua, while mammal possibilities include herds of stately Vicunas, the range-restricted Marine Otter and the bizarre Southern Mountain Viscachas.

Accommodations, meals and wines are good throughout the tour and the Chilean people offer warm hospitality. Combined with the outstanding scenery of high-altitude Puna lakes and snow-capped volcanoes and excellent coastal desert, this is without doubt one of South America’s most memorable birding destinations!

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; Diademed Sandpiper-Plover; Magellanic Woodpecker; Moustached Turca; White-throated, Dusky, Chucao & Ochre-flanked Tapaculos; Chestnut-throated & Black-throated Huet-huets; Crag Chilia; Andean Condor; Black-billed Shrike-Tyrant; Giant Hummingbird; Burrowing Parrot; White-chinned & Westland Petrels; Pink-footed & Sooty Shearwaters; Peruvian & Magellanic Diving Petrels; Black-fronted, White-browed & Rufous-naped Ground Tyrants;

Top Mammals

Southern Mountain Viscacha; Guanaco; Vicuna; Culpeo; Argentine Grey Fox; Marine Otter

Habitats Covered

mountains, forests, lakes, ocean, sea shore, coastal desert, marshes

Expected Climate

warm to cool, but colder in the highland

Max Group Size

8 with 1 local leader

Tour Pace & Walking

relaxed

Accommodation

comfortable

Ease of Birding

mostly easy with some trickier species

Number of Species Expected

220+

Other Attractions

spectacular scenery, friendly people, pristine landscapes, great food & wine

Photographic Opportunities

good to excellent

What our clients say about us

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.

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.

Chile - Budget Birds, Wildlife & Andean landscapes 2025

25 Feb 2025 - 08 Mar 2025 (12 days)

USD6,295 - Spaces Available

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Tour price (Per person): USD6,295 * GBP4,940 * EUR5,866 * AUD9,503

Single Supplement: USD790 * GBP620 * EUR736 * AUD1,193

Flight costs: USD360 * GBP283 * EUR335 * AUD543

Chile - Budget Birds, Wildlife & Andean landscapes 2026

24 Feb 2026 - 07 Mar 2026 (12 days)

USD6,500 - Spaces Available

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Tour price (Per person): USD6,500 * GBP5,101 * EUR6,057 * AUD9,812

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