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  birgind tour in arequipa in the national sanctuary of mejía lagoon duration: all day  

One of the best place: birding tour in peru

 6 am we pick you from your hotel by private transport , driver and official tour guide.  We take the Panamerica highway to southwest of Arequipa until we arrive to Cocachacra Valley, where we stop to visit all sugar factories named Chucarapi,  short guided inside the factory to see how the locals process the black sugar.
Continue traveling along the Tambo River we cross to the left bank and finally arrive to Mejia Lagoons, where is located the national bird sanctuary.
In this museum we will find a complete map of the each protected area and more details about each lagoon and detailed trail marked for nice walk birding more than 190 species living in this national bird sanctuary.
The walking bird tour in this sanctuary takes about 3-4 hours, also you can have plenty time to enjoy the beach and have picnic around the Pacific Ocean.
The national Sanctuary of Mejía Lagoon is situated on the coast of arequipa; 146 km. from the city of arequipa (3 – 4 hours by car) it was declared the national sanctuary on the 24th february 1984, in the mouth of the tambo river; it re-dresses enormous interest to be one of the stations (favorite places) for the most important migratory birds on the whole of the peruvian coast.
in the national sanctuary, it is possible to find 141 species of birds, of which 84 are residents of the peruvian coast and 57, migratory, or they are found in this zone only at certain times of the year, with the purpose to escape the raw winter of other latitudes. of the migratory species, 17 come to mejia from other parts of peru, 4 of the species come from other countries of south america and 34 species come from north america.
Around 3 pm we aboard again the private transport and we drive to Mollendo and from there take a dirt road to the natural viewpoint as known Punta Bandurrias, this natural lookout is 200m high and the top is possible to observe the bay of Punta de Bombon and the countryside and the beaches.
We arrive to Arequipa 6 pm.

  • Official english speaking guide
  • Private transport
  • Driver
  • Box Lunch
  • Entrance fee
not included:
  • water & snacks




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