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September 24, 2010

Birding and Surfing in Peru

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Surfing and Birding in Peru fly internally.
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4 hours from Mancora. Stay at Nachos.


65 km north of Chicama. Near to El Faro. Duke Keahounha Hostel. Its a 30-40 minute walk to el faro break.


El Hombre hostel.


Pimentel, Santa Rosa and El Faro. Puerto Eten is south of Chiclayo.


It is a couple of kilometers from Trujillo. Hostels are Casa Suiza or Hostel CocosBeach.
“Transportes Linea” buses run from Lima. Get a “directo”.

Punta Hermosa

Bravo surf camp. 45 kms south of Lima.

If buying a surfboard, try or Derrem –
Stay at Barranco in Lima here –

Birding in Peru

Reserva Ecológica Chontachaka

See their representatives in Cuzco. Its about $30 per night and is in the Manu NP.

Islas Ballestas

Reserva Nacional de Paracas


Home to pink dolphins, iguanas and lots of birds.

Casa de Avila in Arequipa offer spanish courses for about $80 per week. + $125 .

Pucallpa is real nice to do boat trips to jungle – very cheap. Now, there is Laguna Yarinacocha (reachable by taxi from Pucallpa), and there you can rent a boat, and go wherever you want. It is usually a trip to San Francisco shipibo village, but there is not much to see. I prefered going to albergue on the opposite side of Laguna, and there they have some animals and nice short hikes into the jungle. Pucallpa itself is interesting city, it has that amazon charm. also Tingo Maria .

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