Length: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour Leader: Edson Endrigo
Price: US$ 4.750,00 / each - (Single room supplement: US$ 700,00)
We need a minimum of 2 people to run this tour
Day 1 - After an early morning breakfast, we will transfer by car to Amazônia National Park, Itaituba – a six hour drive. Amazon National Park was created in February 1974, shortly after the construction of the Transamazon Highway BR-230. It is located in western Para state, on the banks of the Tapajós River, and is part of the mosaic of Conservation Units. The park is responsible for the protection of numerous Tapajós and Amazon River contributor springs. Target birds on the way to the lodge will be, White and Gray-lined Hawk, Fork-tailed Palm-Swift, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Black-fronted Nunbird, Red-breasted Meadowlark, among many others. On arrival, there will be a brief introduction to the lodge before you are taken to your room. Dinner and checklist.
Day 2 and 8 -
Please note, there is no detailed daily itinerary, as birding activities will vary depending on the weather and trails conditions.
On the next days we explore several interesting trails located inside the Park. The bird list for the Park is incredible, with more than 500 species, such as White-crested Guan, Speckled Chachalaca, White-browed and White Hawk, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Crested and Harpy Eagle, Green-winged Trumpeter, Tapajos and Needle-billed Hermit, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, Amazônian and Collared Trogon, Pavonine Quetzal, Broad-billed and Rufous Motmot, Blue-cheeked and Great Jacamar, White-necked and Chestnut-capped Puffbird, White-fronted Nunbird, Black-girdled and Brown-chested Barbet, Gould's Toucanet, Red-necked and Curl-crested Aracari, Bar-breasted Piculet, Scale-breasted and Red-necked Woodpecker, Red-throated Caracara, Cryptic and Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon, Golden and Crimson-bellied Parakeet, Vulturine Parrot, White-eyed and Ornate Antwren, Saturnine and Cinereous Antshrike, Banded Antbird, Spot-winged Antshrike, Blackish-gray Antshrike, Rufous-faced Antbird, Eastern White-bellied Antbird, Spix's Warbling-Antbird, Black-spotted Bare-eye, Harlequin Antbird, Chestnut-belted and Black-bellied Gnateater, Alta Floresta and Amazônian Antpitta, Thrush-like Antpitta, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Black-faced Antthrush, Short-billed Leaftosser, Elegant Woodcreeper, Lafresnaye's Woodcreeper, Tapajós Scythebill, Hoffmanns's and Strong-billed Woodcreeper, Chestnut-winged Hookbill, Striped Woodhaunter, Para Foliage-gleaner, Ruddy Spinetail, Red-headed Manakin, Snow-capped Manakin, Golden-crowned Manakin, Flame-crowned Manakin, Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher, Cinereous Mourner, Black-necked Red-Cotinga, Purple-throated and Bare-necked Fruitcrow, White-tailed and Spangled Cotinga, White-crested Spadebill, McConnell's Flycatcher, Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Tawny-crowned and Buff-cheeked Greenlet, Scaly-breasted and Musician Wren, Green and Olive Oropendola, Green-and-gold and Turquoise Tanager, White-winged Shrike-Tanager, Short-billed and Purple Honeycreeper, Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Wing-barred and Chestnut-bellied Seedeater, Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch and the rare Red-and-black Grosbeak.
Depending of the weather conditions, we will take a boat ride to the Tapajós River looking for birds, such as, Sunbittern, Red-throated Piping-Guan, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored Nighthawk, American Pygmy and Green-and-rufous Kingfisher, Amazônian Streaked-Antwren, Glossy Antshrike, Hoatzin, Long-billed Woodcreeper, White-banded Swallow and many others.
Opportunities are good for night birding and we will look for Austral Screech-Owl, Crested and Black-banded Owl, Rufous and Long-tailed Potoo, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Ocellated Poorwill and Blackish Nightjar.
Day 9 - This will be our last day, but we should have time to try to find any birds around the lodge that we have not seen during the trip. Around 8:00am we will leave for Santarem airport where our tour ends.
Price Includes: Fluent English speaking birding guide, all meals (including water and soft drinks), accommodation (Hotels/Lodges), ground transportation, entrance fees at National and State Parks.
Price Does Not Include: International and Internal airfare, alcoholic beverages, room service, medical costs or hospitalization, departure taxes, excess baggage charges, laundry, insurance or other items of personal nature.