Wildlife of Peru

Wildlife of Peru

  • Andean cock-of-the-rock: Inkaterra (Gunnar Engblom)
    Andean cock-of-the-rock: Inkaterra (Gunnar Engblom)
  • Giant river otters: Rainforest Expeditions (Lucas Bustamante)
    Giant river otters: Rainforest Expeditions (Lucas Bustamante)
  • Scarlet macaw: Rainforest Expeditions (Lucas Bustamante)
    Scarlet macaw: Rainforest Expeditions (Lucas Bustamante)

1 May - 13 May 2022 (12 days)

Professor Nick Davies
(Pembroke 1970)
Professor of Behavioural Ecology, Department of Zoology
Price details  

Per person sharing, includes internal but not international flights. Single supplement £1,600.

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Andes to Amazon - an exploration of Peru’s fascinating wildlife

A comprehensive sweep through diverse habitats from arid coasts to Amazon rainforest, from Humboldt penguins on the Pacific coast to tropical cloud forest in the Andean foothills. Nick Davies, highly respected naturalist and engaging trip scholar, will explore diverse aspects of animal behaviour, from leaf-cutter ants to sloths, butterflies and monkeys. He will also discuss his favourite bird, the cuckoo (of which Peru boasts 16 species).

The tour culminates with five nights in the Tambopata National Reserve, an area of pristine rainforest covering over 275,000 hectares, home to the world's largest macaw clay lick and a record number of animal species including the rare harpy eagle.


  • Search for the elusive Andean cock-of-the-rock, Peru’s national bird, at Machu Picchu
  • Stay in some of Peru’s most comfortable and characterful hotels
  • Spend five days deep in the Amazon rainforest, and visit parrot and macaw clay licks
  • Discover Cusco - the heart of the mighty Inca empire
  • Marvel at Inca agricultural systems and intricate stonework in the Sacred Valley

To view the full itinerary for this tour, please visit the Last Frontiers website.

Tour operator
ABTA Last Frontiers
Address: The Mill, Quainton Road, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LP
Email address: alumni@lastfrontiers.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1296 653000