Bird Watching Paradise in Argentina | Yampu Tours

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Bird Watching Paradise in Argentina

$ 3689 9 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Highlights

  • Looking out for an array of bird species at the Costanera Sur Reserve near Buenos Aires, including the Great Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant and many more.
  • Stepping through the Riparian Forest, following the trickling streams of the Otamendi National Park, seeking out intriguing birdlife.
  • Discovering perhaps the best birding site close to Buenos Aires, Ceibas, found in the Entre Rios province the area shelters a huge variety of bird species.
  • Roaming the grassy meadows of San Clemente, keeping an eye out for Screamers, Rheas and many more, as well as animals like the Armadillo and Pampas Fox.
  • Feasting on a typical Argentine dinner before watching an exquisite tango performance at one of the most iconic dance halls in Buenos Aires.
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Tour Details

An astounding bird Watching Paradise in Argentina awaits! Rich with wildlife, Argentina is one of the prime places for bird watching in South America. Home to nearly 1000 species, Argentina has a vast array of biomes that host a range of bird life. From the frigid Patagonia climates to the warmer Tropic of Capricorn, spreading from the Andes eastwards to the Atlantic Ocean, the diversity of environments suites countless species to spot. With help from Yampu, begin to check off down the extensive list of glorious birds to be seen abroad, starting in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires!

Take a glimpse of this beautiful cosmopolitan city, after settling in, during a half day city tour! Visit all of the must-see places of the area just before a lovely Tango and Dinner show! Enjoy the evening with the spectacular show in this magnificent and historic venue. The dinner includes: starter, main course and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, house wine, or beer.

The next day, head on over to visit a Costanera Sur Reserve to view this wonderful area and go on a Half Day Bird watching tour with an English speaking birding guide! There are many species that have been recorded at the reserve including; Great Grebe, Kelp Gull, Brown-hooded Gull, Neotropic Cormorant, Chimango Caracara, Crested Caracara, and so much more!

Later on, visit the famous Otamendi NP, birding in the marshy area and the Riparian Forest along the streams. After lunch, take on some birding in Xeric woodlands and marshes, probably the best birding site near Buenos Aires! Spend two full days at this well-known place for birders, being surveyed for the last 20 years. Normally in a spring day – with good weather – the total list here is about 80 species! Return to Buenos Aires at about around 18:00. Transfer to San Clemente area, stopping by some lagoons for spotting on the way. In the afternoon, birding in the “true” Pampa area. Explore the wide grassy meadows in search for screamers, rheas, and a variety of aquatic birds and other possible fauna!
Enjoy a full day bird watching around San Clemente. The classic site here is Punta Rasa, where hundreds of shorebirds and seabirds congregate in its tidal mudflats rich in nutrients due to the junction of the Rio de la Plata and the oceanic waters. There are good brackish grasslands, lagoons, and streams in the surroundings.

This experience will have you shaking your tail feathers!

Country Notes:

Argentina:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

While no visa is required for travel to Argentina, a reciprocity fee must be paid online before attempting entry to Argentina. The fee guarantees each traveler multiple tourist entries to Argentina for tourist stays less than (90) days through the duration of the reciprocity fee’s validity. US citizens must pay 160USD (ten year validity period, multiple entries). Canadian citizens must pay 100CAD (valid for ten years or up to one month prior to expiration of the registered passport, multiple entries). Australian citizens must pay 100USD (one year validity period, multiple entries).

Important Note: Effective March 24, 2016, the reciprocity fee created by the Presidential Decree 1654/2008 and regulated by Disposition DNM 2761/2009, will be suspended for a 90-day period, or until an Executive Order be issued (as promoted by this National Directorate), for the derogation of this fee, as regards the US citizens entering Argentinean territory

Airport taxes (also known as boarding fees) are included in ticket prices for almost all airports in Argentina. The following airports are exceptions and you will need to pay the below fees in cash (ARS and USD). These fees are subject to change.
El Calafate: 10USD (85 ARS); Ushuaia: 3.75USD (32 ARS); Trelew: 4.50USD (38 ARS)

A Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended (not required) for people travelling to Iguazu. For more information please visit the World Health Organization Website. For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Argentina please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.

*For an extensive and detailed list of possible bird species to witness, please contact a Yampu Travel Consultant.

*Hotel Pestana in Buenos Aires is included with this package
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Package Price: $3689
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Buenos Aires

Overnight international Flight to Buenos Aires.

Overnight international Flight to Buenos Aires.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Reception at the airport and private transfer with an English speaking guide to the selected hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Reception at the airport and private transfer with an English speaking guide to the selected hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

plaza-congreso-argentina
Day
3

Private Half Day City Tour Buenos Aires

Today, get a glimpse of this beautiful cosmopolitan city during a half day city tour (3.5 hours) visiting the must-see places including: Puerto Madero, downtown area, La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta and Palermo. The tour has 2 stops to take pictures and explore.
This evening, enjoy a Dinner & Tango Show! At the corner of the alley named after Carlos Gardel and Anchorena street, next to a statue that immortalizes the most famous tango singer, there was once a restaurant that was the gathering place for the colorful read more...

Today, get a glimpse of this beautiful cosmopolitan city during a half day city tour (3.5 hours) visiting the must-see places including: Puerto Madero, downtown area, La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta and Palermo. The tour has 2 stops to take pictures and explore.
This evening, enjoy a Dinner & Tango Show! At the corner of the alley named after Carlos Gardel and Anchorena street, next to a statue that immortalizes the most famous tango singer, there was once a restaurant that was the gathering place for the colorful characters of the popular market of Buenos Aires. More than 100 years later, the story comes back life! Enjoy the evening with the spectacular show in this magnificent and historic venue. The dinner includes: starter, main course and dessert, non-alcoholic beverages, house wine, or beer.
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Day
4

Private Half Day Birdwatching Tour - Costanera Sur Reserve

Today visit a Costanera Sur Reserve to view this wonderful area and go on a Half Day Birdwatching tour with an English speaking birding guide. Species that have been recorded at the reserve: include; Great Grebe, Kelp Gull, Brown-hooded Gull, Neotropic Cormorant, Chimango Caracara, Crested Caracara, and so much more!
Remember that the reserve normally closes on rainy days, but it's possible to take a view from outside for a couple of hours. There is currently only one ranger's house and bathroom at the main read more...

Today visit a Costanera Sur Reserve to view this wonderful area and go on a Half Day Birdwatching tour with an English speaking birding guide. Species that have been recorded at the reserve: include; Great Grebe, Kelp Gull, Brown-hooded Gull, Neotropic Cormorant, Chimango Caracara, Crested Caracara, and so much more!
Remember that the reserve normally closes on rainy days, but it's possible to take a view from outside for a couple of hours. There is currently only one ranger's house and bathroom at the main entrance. No special clothing is required, but one should most definitely bring insect repellent, sun screen and a hat. A small backpack is always useful.
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Day
5

Private Full Day Bird Watching Tour

Pick up will be at 6:30 in a prearranged location. In the morning, visit the famous Otamendi NP, birding in the marshy area and the Riparian Forest along the streams. After lunch, take on some birding in Xeric woodlands and marshes in Ceibas (Entre Rios province). This is probably the best birding site near Buenos Aires; a well-known place for birders, being surveyed for the last 20 years. Normally in a spring day - with good weather - the total list here is about 80 species. Return to Buenos Aires around 18:00.

Pick up will be at 6:30 in a prearranged location. In the morning, visit the famous Otamendi NP, birding in the marshy area and the Riparian Forest along the streams. After lunch, take on some birding in Xeric woodlands and marshes in Ceibas (Entre Rios province). This is probably the best birding site near Buenos Aires; a well-known place for birders, being surveyed for the last 20 years. Normally in a spring day - with good weather - the total list here is about 80 species. Return to Buenos Aires around 18:00.

marsh-bird
Day
6

Punta Rasa Area

Pick up will be at 6:30am at the hotel. Today will be the second full day of birding in the Xeric woodlands and marshes in the locality of Ceibas (Entre Rios province).

Pick up will be at 6:30am at the hotel. Today will be the second full day of birding in the Xeric woodlands and marshes in the locality of Ceibas (Entre Rios province).

Day
7

Buenos Aires - San Clemente

Transfer to San Clemente area (about 5 hours driving, but stopping on the way to check some lagoons). In the afternoon, birding in the "true" Pampa area. Explore the wide grassy meadows in search for screamers, rheas, and a variety of aquatic birds. Other possible fauna: skunks, armadillo, pampas fox. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in San Clemente.

Transfer to San Clemente area (about 5 hours driving, but stopping on the way to check some lagoons). In the afternoon, birding in the "true" Pampa area. Explore the wide grassy meadows in search for screamers, rheas, and a variety of aquatic birds. Other possible fauna: skunks, armadillo, pampas fox. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in San Clemente.

Quetzal-Bird-Panama
Day
8

San Clemente - Buenos Aires

Enjoy this full day birdwatching around San Clemente. The classic site here is Punta Rasa, where hundreds of shorebirds and seabirds congregate in its tidal mudflats rich in nutrients due to the junction of the Rio de la Plata and the oceanic waters. An early start is essential because the beaches get crowded in spring and summer. Apart from this, there are good brackish grasslands, lagoons, and streams in the surroundings. In the afternoon, return to the grasslands and inner lagoons if a stop wasn’t made read more...

Enjoy this full day birdwatching around San Clemente. The classic site here is Punta Rasa, where hundreds of shorebirds and seabirds congregate in its tidal mudflats rich in nutrients due to the junction of the Rio de la Plata and the oceanic waters. An early start is essential because the beaches get crowded in spring and summer. Apart from this, there are good brackish grasslands, lagoons, and streams in the surroundings. In the afternoon, return to the grasslands and inner lagoons if a stop wasn’t made there the day before. Return to the hotel in Buenos Aires. ...read less

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Day
9

Flight Home

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the international airport for the flight home.

At the appropriate time, be met at the hotel and transferred to the international airport for the flight home.

San Clemente del Tuyu, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Otamendi National Park

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

  • San-Clemente-Pier

    San Clemente

    The unique beach side city of San Clemente is located at the base of the gradual downward sloping of Argentina that begins in the far east. With the environment changing to a more seaside climate, numerous bird species congregate in its tidal mudflats rich in nutrients. Experience the region’s bird life or simply relax and recline on the sandy beaches being lapped by the gentle warm waves of the sea.

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Testimonials

Susan R.

Traveled December, 2015 - February, 2016

A remarkable and wonderful trip

This has been a remarkable and wonderful trip for us that will live in our memories forever. Please know that we appreciate all of your help. It has been a great two months.

Diana

Traveled May, 2016

An unforgettable trip

It was an unforgettable trip. We were very blessed with good weather. Some days we had rain but we managed to get nice photos with the sunshine too.

I have shared with my friends who are planning to go to Peru in October.

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Joe F

Traveled November, 2014

Overall, we had an amazing trip

Overall, we had an amazing trip. Every location you chose was spot on for our delight, superb service, and food out of this world (frankly the tastiest stretch of food we have ever eaten). The Patagonia Choices including Helsingfors and El Pedral were the exact bit of quiet serenity, mixed with unspeakable beauty and copious amounts of wildlife that were all new to me and definitely new to Stephanie. She, as a first time South American traveler really got a taste of a mini adventure and different regions..which I am sure only wet her appetite for more. The attention we received at El Pedral was beyond that of just normal service, and if you can believe it, they cooked a Thanksgiving dinner just for Steph and I because they knew it was our holiday back home so so VERY special. I can’t tell you how much The Helsingfors people and El Pedral went out of their way to accommodate our every need, from breakfast selections, being ready at every minute, and most importantly never rushing us. It was awe inspiring.I felt particularly comforted in the communication with Jennifer back home and the constant updates whenever we called, not to mention the last minute plans to come home early that were executed beautifully with our cheerful guide.

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