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On this full day birding journey to Alerce Andino National Park and the Temperate Rainforest, we will discover the birdlife of Chile’s Lake District and its birding specialties, like Chucao and Ochre-flanked tapaculos and Black-throated  Huet-huet, all framed in snow-capped volcanoes and serene, blue lakes. Stopping on our way back at the exposed sandy beach of Coihuin Bay we’ll look for flocks of migrating shorebirds. This trip includes private transportation and the services of an experienced guide. This tour is highly recommended for cruise passengers with restricted time at the port of Puerto Montt.

Full day tour (8-10 hours) from Puerto Montt, Chile • Available from September 2013 through March 2014.

 

Fire-eyed Diucon © Enrique Couve, Far South Expeditions

 

Lake District • Birding & Photo | Day Tour | Trip Code PMC01

Book this trip, reserve space now!

In this full-day photography and wildlife trip we explore the lush temperate rainforest at Alerce Andino National Park, located just one hour south of Puerto Montt. This National Park was established to protect the last stands of one of the oldest living conifer species, the Alerce or Lahuan, a critically endangered tree. Some giant trees in this park are several thousand year old and still living! Here we will search for other Patagonian rainforest specialties including Chilean Hawk, Green-backed Firecrown, the skulking Black-throated Huet-huet, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo and White-crested Elaenia.

 In the background, snow-capped volcanoes and blue lakes provide with unique opportunities for landscape photography.En route back to Puerto Montt, we’ll scan the intertidal mudflats in search of wintering flocks of Nearctic visitors such as Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot and Sanderling; other common coastal birds include the stocky Flightless Steamer Duck, Black-necked Swan, Rock Cormorant, American Oystercatcher, Brown-hooded Gull and the local Snowy-crowned (Trudeau’s) Tern.

 Every bend of the route there will be a new and captivating panorama to enjoy, feel and photograph during this full-day nature excursion.

 

RATES

I. Rates and Conditions


Day Tour: Available from September 2013 through April 2014.

 

Meet/Depart: Daily departures from Puerto Montt, Chile.

 

Duration: Approximately 8-12 hours | Pick-up time at the hotel / Puerto Montt port 6-8am.


Chile's Lake District • Birding & Photo • Full Day Tour [PMC01]
 No. of guests 1 2 3 4
 Price per person $598 $375 $261 $204

 

What the trip includes/excludes

The above prices are per person in US Dollars. All payments are in US Dollars.

The trip price includes: Private transportation and birding guide services during the tour, picnic lunch and snacks, and one bottle of mineral water. VAT of the tour is also included.

The trip price excludes: Tipping, travel insurance, à la carte dishes, alcoholic drinks, and anything else of a purely personal nature.

 

Tour Registration

To book this tour, please complete the online registration form and pay a deposit of US$ 200 per person. Full payment of the tour fee is due 90 days prior to tour departure.

 

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation can only be accepted IN WRITING from the person who signed the booking form and takes effect on the day such noticed is received by us.

Refunds are made according to the following schedule:

- If cancellation is made 120 days or more before departure date, the deposit less US$ 100 is refundable.

- If cancellation is made between 120 and 60 days before departure, the deposit is not refundable, but any payments covering the balance of the fee will be refunded.

- If cancellation is made fewer than 60 days before departure date, no refund is available.

This policy and fee schedule also applies to pre-trip and post trip extensions, as well as any transfers from one tour to another. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance to protect yourself.

 

TRANSPORTATION

II. Transportation


The vehicles we use in our day tour in central ChileIn our tours we only use authorized vehicles with professional drivers (your birding guide will not be driving!). We use comfortable and spacious vehicles such as the Mercedes Sprinter or similar. Each of our passengers will get a window seat.



 

CHECKLIST

III. Checklist for the Birds and Mammals possible to be seen during this trip:

 

Coming soon!

 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 July 2013 12:45