Bolivia Birding: Lowlands to Highlands Tour Itinerary

Trip Description

This trip will take you on an expedition through many of the major birding hotspots in Bolivia.  From volcanoes to jungles to high altitude forests, you will cover a large variety of habitats to maximize the number of birds seen.  Most trips find over 400 species in two weeks and 500 species with the extension trip. Bolivian endemics and regional endemics (shared with bordering Peru and Argentina) make this an endemic rich and worthwhile trip. No one will forget Red-fronted Macaws in flight, the stunning Black-hooded Sunbeam and other hummingbirds, and more fantastic tropical birding. These trips are offered several times per year. Great guides include Lelis Navarrete and Willy Perez who will assure good communication and productive birding.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:  Flights into Santa Cruz, including Viru-Viru                        Airport, Lomas de Arena, Jardin Botanico.
Day 2:  Birding Jardin Botanico
Days 3 & 4:  Birding Refugio Los Volcanes & Ambororo
                       National Park
Days 5 to 7:  Birding Samaipata, Tambo and                                           Comarapa Area and La Siberia
Day 8:  Birding Cochabamba
Day 9 to 11:  Birding Cochabamba, including the 
                       Cochabamba-Upper Chapare Road,                                  Tablas Monte, Cerro Tunari and                                          Subestacia Miguelito
Days 12 & 13:  High Altitude Birding:  Includes Laguna 
                          Alalay, Oruro, Lake Uru, and More                                     Birding as we Ascend to La Paz                                           (including Inquisivi)
Day 14:  Departure or Transition Day:  Fly Home (or 
                better, extend trip for another 4 or 5 days)


Lake Titicaca, Apaapa Reserve and More Extension


Day 1:  Coroico Road to Chulamani
Day 2 & 3:  Birding very productive Apaapa Reserve
Day 4:  Productive birding in Apaapa in morning then 
             focused on birds may have missed on Coroico                Road on way back to La Paz
Day 5:  Birding Lake Titicaca and Sorata
Day 6:  Flights Home


More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 


Telephone: 720-320-1974



2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210


Partnership For International Birding


PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976


The Roost, Leiston Road




IP17 3NS