Birds of the Great Chaco

Day 1 Arrival to Asuncion
Meeting with a guide/ornithologist. Presentation of the program.

Day 2 Asuncion/Loma Plata (Chaco) 500 Km
Sunrise catches up with us heading towards the Chaco. The palm savannahs of the Lower Chaco offer a great variety of aquatic birds, as well as the transition between the Humid Chaco and the Dry Chaco. Optional: visit to an indigenous community.

Stops along the way for birdwatching. In Loma Plata – Menonnite Colonies, transfer to the hotel. Dinner (B-L-D).

Day 3 Estancia Maria
Birdwatching inside the private reserve of Estancia Maria (Maria Farm), with more than 10.000 hectares (60% of Chacoan birds identified in this place). Full day for birdwatching, breakfast and lunch. Return to the hotel by sunset. Equipped with reflectors we will look for bird species and mammals of nocturnal habits. Dinner at the hotel. (B-L-D).

Day 4 Laguna Capitan
In search of the large variety of birds of the Upper Chaco (more than 422 species) and its fabulous mammals, we arrive at the Reserve of Laguna Capitan (Captain Lagoon), site of lagoons of sweet and salty waters. Birdwatching all day. Breakfast anf lunch (lunch box). Transfer to the hotel in Loma Plata. Dinner at the hotel. (B-L-D).

Day 5 Chaco / Chacoan Farm
We part from the Lower Chaco, where we will appreciate the floodable palm savannahs and the great variety of birds that inhabit them. Lodging at a rural establishment with basic installations. Birdwatching during the afternoon. Dinner (B-L-D).

Day 6 Chacoan Farm
Birdawatching from early in the morning until nightfall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the farm. (B-L-D).

Day 7 Estancia/Asunción
Breakfast at the farm and transfer to Asuncion. Visit to the Bay of Asuncion (area IBA - Important Bird Área). Lodging (B) and rest of the day free.

Day 8 Asuncion
Breakfast, and transfer to the airport.

Journey 1.450 Kms. – Aprox.

Season Year-round

2013 RATES PER PERSON BASED ON:
2 People US$ 3465
3 People US$ 3174
4 People US$ 2893

Meals B – L – D. Does not include alcoholic beverages.

Transportation: 4x4 trucks.

Lodging Hotel, Rural Lodgings

Group Size Groups from 1 a 9 people.

Note The services are always realized by driver/guide and a specialist ornitologist/biologist.

Passengers must bring their own binoculars (we have prismatic binoculars to rent), sunglasses, sunblock lotion and insect repellant. We recommend bringing adequate clothing: cotton pants or jeans, cotton long-sleeve shirts, Personal medicines, 2 pairs of comfortable shoes, hats for the sun, light raincoat.

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