Seven full birding days by the incredibly contrasting ecosystems of Argentina Northwest, accross two provinces (Jujuy and Salta), two national parks, and several other beautiful nature reserves that include the dry Chaco woodlands, Monte shrublands, Yungas cloudforests, Prepuna and Puna steppes and deserts, while knowing their unique landscapes and culture, too. Excellent opportunities for nature photography.



Day 1: Arrive in Salta or Jujuy airports (SLA or JUJ). Overnight: El Carril or Chicoana.

Day 2: Cuesta del Obispo & Los Cardones National Park. Overnight: Cachi.

Day 3: Los Cardones National Park & Campo Alegre. Overnight: La Caldera.

Day 4: Santa Laura pass and Yala Provincial Park. Overnight: Tilcara.

Day 5: Quebrada de Humahuaca and Abra Pampa. Overnight: La Quiaca or Yavi.

Day 6: Yavi gorge and Humahuaca. Overnight: Jujuy city.

Day 7: Calilegua National Park. Overnight: Calilegua or LG San Martín.

Day 8: La Estrella road. Overnight: Jujuy city.

Day 9: Transfer out to the airport (JUJ or SLA).


Bird species

Huayco Tinamou, Andean Condor, Black-and-chestnut Eagle, Red-Faced Guan, Giant Coot, Andean Gull, Red-tailed Comet, Slender-tailed Woodstar, Mountain Parakeet, Tucuman Parrot, Green-cheeked Parakeet, Yellow-collared Macaw, Dot-fronted Woodpecker, Cream-backed Woodpecker, Andean Flicker, Sandy Gallito, Zimmer’s Tapaculo, White-throated Antpitta, Red-billed Scythebill, Straight-billed Earthcreeper, White-throated Cacholote, Scribble-tailed Canastero, Spot-breasted Thornbird, Rufous-webbed Bush Tyrant, Andean Tyrant, Buff-banded Tyrannulet, Yungas Manakin, White-tipped Plantcutter, Andean Swallow, Rufous-throated Dipper, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Brown-backed Mockingbird, Pale-legged Warbler, Rufous-bellied Mountain Tanager, Rust-and-yellow Tanager, Moss-backed Sparrow, Fulvous-headed Brush-Finch, Tucuman Mountain-Finch, Black Siskin, among many others.



For people in good health conditions. The expedition involves an aprox. 1,700 kilometers itinerary by paved and dirt roads. Short slow-pace walks over 3,000 meters above sea level are included.



Basic birding skills and previous experience is expected. We will provide participants with further information.




  • Professional birding and nature guide.
  • Use of spotting-scope.
  • Bird books for consulting.
  • Transfer in-out.
  • Transportation in comfortable vehicule.
  • Accommodation -in some places the lodging may be basic-.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (not alcoholic drinks).



From late April to early December. However, the birding high season usually lasts from September to December.


Start & finish

Start place is the city of Salta or its airport (SLA) and the finish place the Jujuy or Salta airports (JUJ or SLA).

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