Wildlife of Peru: Andes to Amazon
Date:02 May 2021 to 14 May 2021
Price:From £5,495 per person (single room supplement available on request)
Travel with Nick Davies, Professor of Behavioural Ecology and a highly respected and engaging trip scholar, on a comprehensive sweep of Peru. Together you will journey though diverse habitats from the arid Pacific coast, home to the Humboldt penguin, to the tropical cloud forest of the Andean foothills. You will explore the diverse aspects of animal behaviour, from leaf-cutter ants and sloths, to butterflies and monkeys, as well as Nick’s 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 and home to the world's largest macaw clay lick and a record number of animal species.
- Journey through diverse habitats, from arid coasts to tropical cloud forests on the slopes of the Andes
- Search for the elusive Andean cock-of-the-rock, Peru’s national bird, at Machu Picchu
- Marvel at Inca agricultural systems and intricate stonework in the Sacred Valley
- Stay in some of Peru’s most comfortable and characterful hotels
- Discover Cusco, the heart of the mighty Inca empire
- Spend five days deep in the Amazon rainforest, home to the world's largest macaw clay lick and a record number of animal species, including the rare harpy eagle
- Further information about the itinerary can be found here
Professor Nicholas Davies, Professor of Behavioural Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Nick has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s "A Life Scientific" and his research has featured as a BBC TV Natural World Film. His 2015 published book Cuckoo, cheating by Nature was widely acclaimed.
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