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4D/3N: Scarlet-banded Barbet & Cordillera Azul Antbird

This expedition stands out for the search of two very particular endemic birds. Both species of birds are of great interest to the birdwatcher market, due to their rarity and difficulty of observation; and in the case of the Scarlet-banded Barbet is the cover image of the book ” Birds of Peru”.

The Scarlet-banded Barbet (Capito wallacei), has a very restricted distribution, near the Cordillera Azul National Park, between 1300 and 1500 meters above sea level; it has a striking white throat, a scarlet breast stripe and a yellow belly, different from all the other barbudos.

In the case of the Cordillera Azul Antbird (Myrmoderus eowilsoni), the species was discovered in 2016, it is endemic and is also of very restricted range, it is a terrestrial species, inhabits forests with high and dense canopy; they are rufous-colored on the upper part of their body with a moderately long tail and black wing coverts.


DAY 01 to DAY 02

The expedition starts in Tarapoto city, after the pick up at the airport we go to the hotel to rest and spend the night. The following day (the 2nd day) we leave very early (5:00 am) to the town of Bellavista and transfer to the town of Flor de Café, where we arrive at around 4:00 pm and set up in a local hostel. After installing yourself, you will take a night walk to observe owls and other nocturnal wildlife.

DAY 03

Scarlet-banded Barbet

The third day, the birdwatching activity starts early (5:00 am) to look for the famous Scarlet Striped Beard, and all day long we go through the different trails where this species has been reported. For breakfast and lunch we provide outdoor picnic service. In the afternoon, we return to the area of the hostel and then go on a hike to see the Cordillera Azul Antbird.

DAY 04

Cordillera Azul Antbird

The fourth and last day, the activity starts very early again (5:00 am), we go to observe the Cordillera Azul Antbird. We return at 9:00 am to the hostel to have breakfast and then go back to Bellavista and then to Tarapoto city where the expedition ends.

It includes guide services, payment of entry to tourist sites, lodging, food, land, and river transfers, activities, use of telescope or binoculars and information materials.


The price per person is $ 580 dollars (for group size of 4 passengers).


Private ground transportation.
Lodging with 3 meals for day.
All entrance fees for nature reserves.
Drink water supply, coffee and snacks available.

Natural Guide.


Specialized equipment and material.


Air transportation (international and national flights).
Any extra beverages and meal in the route and hotels.
Another extra service demanded.
International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.


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barbudo de franja escarlata

barbudo de franja escarlata

Foothill, Screech-Owl

Antbird, cordillera Azul

Barbet, Scarlet-banded

Tanager, Green-throated

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