Land of the Condor
Chile is a land of huge contrasts.
On this birding adventure we explore Chile's diverse habitats and we marvel at some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth.
From arid coastal hills and lush rainforests to the impressive lakes and volcanoes of south-central Chile. Our search for the avian specialties of this long and narrow country take us from the high Andes of the far north to the cold and productive waters of the Humboldt Current.
We will find many interesting species, some with very restricted distributional ranges and some that are little known outside of Chile.
In central Chile, we birdwatch amongst the dramatic and breathtaking mountain scenery of El Yeso, where we search for one of the most beautiful wading birds of the world, the Diademed Sandpiper-Plover.
Overhead, we observe magnificent Andean Condors soaring in search of carrion. Our journey takes us to a variety of habitats and landscapes in an important area for birds that are endemic to South America, and we hope to show you a significant proportion of their specialties.
Our trip to the north of Chile takes us to the driest desert in the world, the inhospitable Atacama, on the border with southern Peru. We explore the Azapa valley and then drive to Putre, situated in the altiplano at more than 3,500m (10,500ft) above sea level.
Finally, we journey in dense temperate rainforests, in a landscape dominated by impressive mountains and volcanoes. Here the forests are dominated by the imposing Araucarias, the enigmatic monkey-puzzle trees.
Journey with us on Ornitholidays 20th tour to this fascinating country.
20 September to 4 October 2018 (land)
Leader: Marco Valentini e local guide
2018 Cost 7.290 euro - single room suppl. €670
(GBP around £6.449)
Land of the Condor
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