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Bolivia - Lowlands

Tour Code: BOL02

A 10-day tour through the lowlands, Andean foothills and cloudforest of Bolivia, in search of the region's spectacular birdlife. This tour can be combined with Bolivia - Highlands.

10 days from £2595(inc flights) Land Only Price: £1895 SRS: £180


This tour takes you into the heart of rural Bolivia and offers a comprehensive exploration of the area’s special bird life. We’ll spend two days exploring Amboró National Park, which is home to 830 bird species including a dazzling array of flycatchers, tanagers, hummingbirds and antbirds, not to mention a luxuriant tropical flora. Other areas we’ll visit include Los Volcanes, where a number of localised species hard to see elsewhere in Bolivia occur, such as Gray-checked Parakeet, Bolivian Recurvebill, Bolivian Tapaculo and Yungas Manakin. In the Andean foothills and the semi-deciduous woodlands and shrub-desert near Tambo we’ll be hoping to find a wide range of species including the rare Tataupa Tinamou, Red-tailed Comet and Yellow-billed Tit-Tyrant.

  • Search for the rare endemic Red-fronted Macaw near Tambo
  • King Vulture, Sunbittern & Band-bellied Owl in Los Volcanes
  • Andean Condor & Buff-necked Ibis around Samaipata
  • Endemics such as Bolivian Earthcreeper & Rufous-faced Antpitta
  • Visit Amboro National Park, Samaipata, Tambo, Comarapa & cloudforests of Siberia
  • Villagers in colourful traditional dress & ancient languages in remote areas
  • Led by expert local naturalist guides
  • Combine with our 'Bolivia – Highlands' tour for an extended Bolivian birding adventure

Food

All meals (+ mineral water) are included, except for dinners in Santa Cruz on days two and eight.

Accommodation

All accommodation is included in the price . A mixture of small hotels and lodges.

Sunbittern (Mike & Karen Galtry)

Sunbittern (Mike & Karen Galtry)

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Fly La Paz

Day 2 Santa Cruz

Day 3/4 Los Volcanes - Amboro National Park

Day 5 Samaipata; Comarapa

Day 6/7 Tambo; Comarapa; Siberia

Day 8 Santa Cruz

Day 9/10 Fly London

About the region

Amboro National Park is a large wilderness area of 1.5 million acres that straddles the eastern foothills of the Andes in the Bolivian Department of Santa Cruz. The cloudforests of Amboro are home to luxuriant tropical flora including tree-ferns and fuchsias, as well as an impressive bird life, with a host of hummingbirds among its many attractions.

This tour takes you into the heart of rural Bolivia. As well as Amboro, we’ll explore hot, dry habitats near Comarapa and arid inter-Andean valleys lying within a rain shadow formed by the surrounding mountains, with little towns nestling between such as Tambo.

The cloudforests of Siberia, which lie just a couple of hours west of Tambo, are the southernmost limit of humid-temperate cloudforest in South America.

The tour ‘in a nutshell’

This 10-day bird watching tour visits Amboro National Park, Samaipata, Tambo and Comarapa, where we will search for the rare endemic Red-fronted Macaw, followed by a visit to the cloudforests of Siberia.

What birds might I see?

We’ll spend two days exploring Amboro National Park’s mosaic of ecosystems which shelter a rich diversity of plants and animals, including no less than 830 bird species! We’ll be looking for a variety of parakeets, tanagers and antwrens, as well as King Vulture, Sunbittern, Spectacled Owl and Two-banded Warblers.

A number of localised species, hard to see elsewhere in Bolivia, occur around Samaipata, and we will try to find species such as Huayco Tinamou, Andean Condor, Black-faced Ibis and Dusky-legged Guan among many others.

In the Andean foothills and the semi-deciduous woodlands and shrub-desert near Tambo we hope to find a wide range of species including the rare Tataupa Tinamou, the endemic Bolivian Earthcreeper, the endemic Rufous-faced Antpitta, as well as Andean Tyrant, White-tipped Plantcutter and Blue-capped Puffleg … and, of course, the Red-fronted Macaw!

Anything else?

We visit the Pre-Incan remains of El Fuerte.

Villagers in colourful traditional dress and ancient languages provide a potent link to the past and additional cultural interest.

Amboro National ParkAndean CondorBuff-necked IbisKing VultureSpectacled OwlSunbitternWhite-tipped Plantcutter
J.S.
Norfolk
José Antonio was an excellent trip leader - business like and a good communicator. Leo, the driver, complemented him well.
M.B.
Norfolk
Aldolfo Downs was an exemplary leader. Both drivers Leonardo & Santiaga were invaluable.
G.H.
North Yorkshire
The guide Adolfo Downs was the best birding guide I have ever used. And would be very happy to have him guide me on any future trips to South or Central America. His birding knowledge was excellent and his sense of humour brilliant.
H.C.
West Yorkshire
Thanks very much for arranging this trip - we saw some fantastic birds and Fito our guide was excellent throughtout - can highly recommend him. All members of the team got on really well, everyone was punctual and Fito and both drivers (Leo - Lowlands and Santiago - Highlands) were marvellous - couldn't wish to meet nicer people.
B.B.
Norfolk
A very enjoyable birdwatching holiday made so much better by our very good guide, he was a mine of information on everything, and he could mimic all the bird calls - an excellent leader.
S.B.
Pembrokeshire
The BA flights were really comfortable, with good food, good entertainment and attentive flight staff. The hotel in Santa Cruz was excellent. Los Volcanes is just amazing! A really special place.
R.F.
Cumbria
Nick was outstanding, not only a brilliantly knowledgeable birder, but a man passionately in love with Bolivia with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the culture, language and politics.
A.B.
Norfolk
I would like to praise the driver who was polite, professional and helpful at all times during the tour.
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Sun 22nd October 2017 - Tue 31st October 2017

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Sun 28th October 2018 - Tue 6th November 2018

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£2595

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José Antonio was an excellent trip leader - business like and a good communicator. Leo, the driver, complemented him well.
J.S., Norfolk