Welcome to Altiplano Tours
First of all – what Altiplano is not! Altiplano is not a commercial tour operator.
We are a group of birdwatchers who have been organising and running our own tours since 2006 with all trips run on a shared cost, non profit-making basis.
We organise our trips directly with local ground agents in the countries to be visited (using local expert guides and drivers throughout), thereby eliminating the costs of the ‘middle man’. In this way we can offer great value birdwatching holidays with absolutely no compromise on quality.
Because we do not have to make a profit on our trips we can run them with much smaller group sizes for a better birding experience. Most of or trips run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8, though our ideal is a group size of 4-6.
Also, unlike commercial tour operators, the more people we have on a trip generally the lower the cost, as the price is shared equally among all participants; so, for example, the cost of the guide or vehicle will be lower when shared between four people than with just two on the trip.
The Forthcoming Trips menu shows those tours for which we have definite departure dates whereas the Proposed Trips menu shows trips for which we have itineraries prepared and which will run if there is sufficient interest...so, if one of them takes your fancy please drop us a line.