Peru is one of the leading South American destinations in which to enjoy tropical Amazon rainforest. Our time in Iquitos will be divided between Allpahuayo Mishana, Explornapo and Muyuna Lodge. With an area species list of over 600 species, we shall certainly have our hands full with an amazing volume of exciting species! While quite impossible to mention all the possible highlights, some of the major target species encompass Ancient Antwren, Allpahuayo Antbird, Nocturnal Curassow, Wattled Curassow, Rufous and White-winged Potoos, Pompadour Cotinga, Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird, Zimmer's Tody-Tyrant, Castelnau's Antshrike, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Zimmer's Woodcreeper and Black-necked Red Cotinga, Dugand’s Antwren, Pavonine Quetzal and Crested Eagle.

Top Birds

Ancient & Dugand’s Antwrens; Allpahuayo & White-plumed Antbirds; Iquitos Gnatcatcher; Black-spotted Bare-eye; Mishana Tyrannulet; Ochre-striped Antpitta; Wattled & Nocturnal Curassows; Rufous & White-winged Potoos; Pompadour, Spangled & Purple-throated Cotingas; Citron-bellied Attila; Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird; Zimmer's Tody-Tyrant; Castelnau's Antshrike; Amazonian Umbrellabird; Zimmer's Woodcreeper; Black-necked Red Cotinga; Pavonine Quetzal; Crested Eagle; Golden-headed, Wire-tailed, Blue-crowned & Blue-backed Manakins; Collared & Rufous-necked Puffbirds; Zigzag Heron; Ladder-tailed Nightjar; Lawrence’s Thrush.

Top Mammals

Tucuxi; Amazon River Dolphin; Pygmy Marmoset; Tayra; Northern Tamandua; Paca; Green Acouchy.

Habitats Covered

white sand forest, Amazon River, Varzea forest, Terra firme forest, river islands

Expected Climate

tropical rainforest, hot & humid

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader

Tour Pace & Walking

Fast paced. This is a moderate to difficult tour. You should have a GOOD level of fitness, stamina & be in good health. Not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced birders; or anyone with mobility or health challenges.

Accommodation

Comfortable in Iquitos, rustic in the forest lodges with ‘natural temperature’ showers, no AC.

Ease of Birding

Moderate to demanding. Bird density is low, primarily Amazonian Forest birding. Several difficult target species that may require repeat efforts.

Other Attractions

Amazon River, canopy walkway

Photographic Opportunities

Worthwhile to difficult, typical rain forest conditions of variable light & fast-moving birds.

What our clients say about us

Robert Williams
SB - Peru

It is terrific to have a bilingual guide in any country and one who knows the history and culture of the country is even better, thanks Rob! As always, terrific eyes, ears and birding skills.

Forrest Rowland
PB, Peru 2018

Forrest Rowland is a terrific guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the birds we encountered on our trip. Further, he is very friendly, engaging and enthusiastic. I’d be quite pleased to join him again on any birding tour in the Neotropics.

Robert Williams
UA, Peru

Rob Williams is right up there among the very best tour leaders. His vast experience from lots of research and conservation projects and intimate knowledge of the country add lots of value compared to a tour leader who is "just" a good organiser, birder and guide. He is also great company, with a sublime sense of humour.

Forrest Rowland
JB & KB, Peru 2018

This was an excellent tour! We saw so many great birds, and had many delicious meals from pizza to ceviche. The time spent birding and touring Kuelap was a highlight. To top everything off, Forrest Rowland is an awesome leader. In addition to hearing, seeing and getting everyone on the birds, he told wonderful stories and kept everyone laughing. All in all, we had a terrific time.

Robert Williams
JH & CH, Southern Peru

Our guide, Rob Williams, was exceptionally well qualified, good humoured in all circumstances and remarkably diligent in accommodating all levels of birding skills within our group. He went out of his way to make sure that each member of the group realised their expectations for the trip. We would welcome the opportunity to join him on additional trips; he is a quality individual with sound values and a superb representative of Rockjumper Birding Tours.

Peru - Iquitos Endemics 2024

10 Oct 2024 - 19 Oct 2024 (10 days)

USD4,995 - 1 Space Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Tour price (Per person): USD4,995 * GBP3,924 * EUR4,665 * AUD7,547

Single Supplement: USD990 * GBP778 * EUR925 * AUD1,496

Flight costs: USD360 * GBP283 * EUR336 * AUD544

Peru - Iquitos Endemics 2025

01 Aug 2025 - 10 Aug 2025 (10 days)

USD5,495 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Carlos Sanchez

Tour price (Per person): USD5,495 * GBP4,317 * EUR5,132 * AUD8,303

Single Supplement: USD1,050 * GBP825 * EUR981 * AUD1,587

Flight costs: USD210 * GBP165 * EUR196 * AUD317

Peru - Iquitos Endemics 2026

17 Oct 2026 - 26 Oct 2026 (10 days)

USD5,700 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

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

Tour price (Per person): USD5,700 * GBP4,478 * EUR5,323 * AUD8,613

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