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TOUR 4 - THE NORTHERN GREEN ANDES AND THE MARAÑÓN ENDEMICS
 
DAY 1
Arrive at Cocachimba from tour 2 or Tarapoto airport. Dinner at Gocta Lodge
o/n Gocta Lodge
 
DAY 2 - GOCTA FALLS (the high road)
Another visit to the Falls today starting with a drive up to San Pablo with packed lunch, walk through varied habitat to viewpoint and on to centre point of Falls.
o/n Gocta Lodge
Possible birds: Yellow-bellied and Black & White Seedeaters, Maranon Thrush, Azara’s Spinetail, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, Montane Woodcreeper, Golden-winged & Lulu’s Tody-Tyrants, Flavescent Flycatcher, tanagers, Lineated Foliage-gleaner, Rusty-winged Barbtail, White-eared Solitaire.
 
DAY 3 - RIO CHIDO TRAIL & HUEMBO
Early morning drive back east to Rio Chido Trail at San Lorenzo for some special rarities including several antpittas. On to Huembo in the afternoon for a variety of hummingbirds including Marvellous Spatuletail.
o/n Gocta Lodge
Possible birds: Pale-billed, Rusty-tinged & Rusty-breasted Antpittas, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Variable Hawk, Rufous-capped Antshrike Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Mountain Velvetbreast, White-capped Tanager, Peruvian Wren, Torrent Duck; Marvellous Spatuletail, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Green & Sparkling Violetears, Bronzy Inca, Green-tailed Trainbearer, White-bellied & Little Woodstars.
 
DAY 4 - There's the possibility to choose two different options:

* Option 1: GOCTA FALLS (the low road)
The spectacular falls are visible from the lodge. Walk directly from Lodge to foot of Gocta Falls (c.4 hours but birding will make it longer), take packed lunch. Evening walk in nearby scrub.
o/n Casa Mallqui
Possible birds: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Maranon Thrush, Andean Solitaire, Smoky Brown Woodpecker, White-bellied Hummingbird, Golden-bellied Grosbeak, Hooded Siskin, Golden-rumped Euphonia, Russet-backed & Crested Oropendolas, Olive-backed & Montane Woodcreepers, Emerald Toucanet, Blackish Tapaculo, Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Mitred Parakeet, Buff-bellied, Blue-necked, Beryl-spangled & Flame-faced Tanagers, Sparkling & Green Violetears.

* Option 2: ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE AT KUELAP
Leave early for day at Kuelap ruins, an ancient Chachapoyas settlement high above the road, with local guide, some birding. Lunch in nearby village.
o/n Casa Mallqui
Possible birds: Plumbeous Rail, Band-tailed Pigeon, Mountain Caracara, Streaked Tuftedcheek, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, White-banded Tyrannulet, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Rufous-naped Brush-Finch, Buff-browed Foliage-Gleaner, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Shining Sunbeam, other hummingbirds.
 
DAY 5 - ABRA BARRO NEGRO & UPPER MARANON VALLEY
Day trip to Abra Barro Negro, the high pass rising to 3600 metres, roadside stops for high altitude specialities, then down to Chaconta in the hot, dry Maranon valley. Back to Leymebamba at dusk.
o/n Casa Mallqui, Leymebamba
Possible birds: Moustached Flowerpiercer, White-chinned Thistletail, Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail, Tufted & Black-crested Tit-Tyrants, Rufous Antpitta, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant, Shining Sunbeam, Tyrian & Coppery Metaltails, Great Sapphirewing, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Plain-coloured Seedeater, Black-necked Woodpecker, Buff-bridled Inca Finch, Scarlet-fronted Parakeet, Peruvian Pygmy Owl, Bare-faced Ground-Dove, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Aplomado Falcon, Fasciated Wren.
 
DAY 6 - RIO ATUEN VALLEY, LEYMEBAMBA to GOCTA or end Tour.

Morning up the Rio Atuen valleyto bird on a lush Green forest full of orchids and bromeliads. Lunch at café near the museum, then leave to return to Gocta via Chachapoyas for end the tour, or transfer to Gocta Lodge to continue Tour 4.
Possible birds: Andean Condor, Rainbow Starfrontlet, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Purple-throated Sunangel, Grey-breasted Mountain Toucan, Golden-headed Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Blue-capped & Blue & Yellow Tanagers, Russet-mantled Soft-tail, Fasciated Tiger-Heron, Torrent Duck.

NOTE : Birds mentioned are just a selection of species we might find.

Our rates include lodging, guides, meals and tours above detailed.

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