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Chile Birding and Wildlife: Endemics and Specialties in Central Chile and Northern Patagonia Tour Price

2024-2025 Trip Pricing: $5,990 US Dollars, or £4,720 GBP*

for 13 Days and 12 Nights

with Northern Chile Pre-Extension: From $2,390 US Dollars or £1,880 GBP* for 6 Days and 5 Nights

 

Also Available: Southern Patagonia Post-Extension: $2,990 US or £2,350 GBP* for 6 Days and 5 Nights

 

Note: (Inflation 2024 to 2025: This tour inflated in price over 20% over the last few years. We do not anticipate inflation for 2025.)

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. The Chile trips have two excellent bird guides Lelis Navarrete and Claudio Vidal.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Chile, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

         o Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van (and/or jeep as needed) for                    most of the trip.  
         o We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, transfers for internal flights are               included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group Pricing: All the above prices are for tour groups of four to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than four participants.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing: Prices are fixed in US dollars.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. Supper is included on the arrival day as flights need to arrive before noon. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Breakfast usually includes coffee or tea and/or juice (as provided by the lodge), and box lunches include either bottled water or juice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 4 to 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.     

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: $760 USD (or £600 GBP) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

Northern Chile Pre-extension single supplement: 350 USD (or £280 GBP)

Southern Patagonia Post-extension single supplement: 450 USD (or £350 GBP)

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip.  

    o This will include flights to Santiago de Chile from your home airport.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on May 16, 2024, for all 2025 tour dates.    

 

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