Bariloche - San Martín de los Andes - Maicolpué
This itinerary focuses on the species of the forest and the Patagonian steppe. We will visit beautiful landscapes and combine them with species that are only found in the famous Patagonia (a region shared by Argentina and Chile). We will travel from east to west, first visiting the most hostile region of the steppe and entering the lush forests of the southern Andes, ending our trip in the Valdivian Jungle (one of the most interesting cold jungles in the world). This is an excellent trip to get to know one of the most legendary destinations in South America.
1st day: Buenos Aires to San Martín de los Andes (Neuquén)
Morning arrival in Bariloche city - drive to 7 lakes road for birding - lunch in Villa La Angostura -Transfer to San Martin de los Andes - afternoon birding in La Vega Wetlands - Night in San Martin de los Andes.
Specialties: Red-backed Hawk - Thorn-tailed Rayadito - Austral Blackbird - Chilean Pigeon - Austral Thrush - Geese.
2nd day: From San Martin de los Andes to Zapala (Neuquén)
Birding in Collon Cura - afternoon birding in Laguna Blanca National Park - night in Zapala.
Specialties: Rusty-backed Monjita - Patagonian Canastero - Balck-chested Eagle - Chilean Flamingo - Burrowing Parrot - Two-banded Plover - Band-tailed Seedeater - Coscoroba Swan - Many-colored Rush-tyrant - Seedsnipes - Andean Condor .
3rd day: From Zapala to San Martín de los Andes (Neuquén)
Birding in Covunco, Mariano Moreno and La Solitaria lake - afternoon birding in Araucaria forest - dinner and night in San Martin de los Andes.
Specialties: White-faces Ibis - Piciu Ground-Dove - Chiguanco Thrush - South-America Seedsnipe - Baywing - Saffron Yellow -Finch - Peregrine Falcon - Black-necked Swan - Silver Grebe - Collared Plover - Baird's Sandpiper - Stilt- Austral Parakeet - Whote-throated Treerunner.
4th day: San Martin de los Andes (Neuquén)
Morning birdwatching - afternoon birding at the slope of the mountain - night in San Martin de los Andes.
Specialties: Des Mur’s Wiretail - Magellanic Woodpecker - ground-tyrants.
5th day: From San Martin de los Andes (Neuquén) to Maicolpué (Chile)
Birding through “7 Lakes” road - cross border to Chile - 290 km drive - birding in between - arrival in Maicolpué- night in Maicolpué.
Specialties: Chilean Mockingbird Night - Slender-billed Parakeet - Black-faced Ibis.
6th day: Maicolpué (Chile)
Breakfast at the lodge - birding along the coast (Maicolpué, Bahía Mansa and Pucatrihué) - lunch - enter offshore (optional) - night in Maicolpué.
Specialties: Penguin species - Cormorants - Oystercatchers - Pelicans.
7th day: From Maicolpué to Puyehue (Chile)
Drive to Puyehue - afternoon birding - night in Puyehue.
Specialties: Tapaculos - Thorn-tailed Rayadito - White-throated Treerunner.
8th day: Puyehue (Chile)
Full birding day in Puyehue National Park - Night in Puyehue.
Specialties: Yellow-bridled Finch - Plumbeous Sierra-Finch - Miners - Ground-tyrants.
9th day: From Puyehue (Chile) to Bariloche (Rio Negro)
Cross the Andes - drive to Villa La Angostura - afternoon birding at the Nahuel Huapi lake - night in Bariloche.
Specialties: Sandpipers - Plovers - Ducks - Swans.
10th day: Bariloche (Rio Negro)
Birding at Los Juncos lake - flight to Buenos Aires.
*This is a customizable tour. Contact us for more information
*Seasons: August - October / March - April
Chucao Tapaculo - Black-throated Huet-huet - Austral Blackbird - White-throated Hawk - Chilean Flicker - Thorn-tailed Rayadito - White-browed Ground-Tyrant, - Chilean Pigeon - Thorn-tailed Rayadito - Eugralla Paradoxa
Austral Blackbird - Black-throated Huet Huet - Chilean Flicker - Chilean Pigeon - Chucao Tapaculo - Des Murs Wiretail - Eugralla Paradoxa - Sandy Gallito - Thorn-tailed Rayadito - White-browed Ground Tyrant - White-throated Cacholote - White-throated Hawk - Yellow-bridled Finch - Austral Canastero
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You will be picked up at the lodge and taken to the birding areas. Our professional guides will make sure you have the best experience birding and getting to know our appreciated culture.
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Accommodations on a twin/double room basis - Transfers to and from de birding areas - Birding tours - Breakfast at the lodge - Lunch at the birding tour - Dinner at the lodge - Guided tours in English including entrance fees (if needed)
International and domestic airfares - Anything not stated on Included Services - Gratuities - Early/late check-out - Room service - Visa fees/services - Other personal items or services not mentioned.
Breakfast before check in - Lunch after check out - Transfer to and from the airport - Additional tours, extra activities or excursions.