Machu Picchu 12 days


We designed this tour for birders with and not much experience. We combine to enjoin Peru for only two weeks and get over 300 species of birds, monkeys, plants, flowers and several butterflies species. 

This trip provides places to explore part of the pacific west coast, southeast of the andes and part of the amazon rainforest. 

We are sure that you will amaze the great diversity of habitat, flora, fauna in general, culture and peruvian food where the trip goes.

Join Us

  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

Usually international flights arrive to Peru from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm. But remind us about your arrival time. Because we will pick you up from the airport. Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 2: Villa Marshes, Pucusana

After breakfast we will have a short drive to reach Villa Marshes (Pantanos de Villa). Then we will drive furthern south to get Pucusana for our short boat trip. Then if time permits we can exolore Puerto Viejo, San Andres area for some extra species. After our amazing experience we will back to our hotel in the afternoon. Night in Hotel.

Species: Many-Colored Rusth-Tyrant, Wren like Rushbird, Great Grebe, Yellow-Hooded Blackbird, Inca Tern, Peruvian Booby, Peruvian Pelican, Humdbolt Penguin, Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants, Blackish Oystercatcher, Surf Cinclodes (E), Coastal Miner (E), Amazilia Hummingbird and many more.

  • DAY 3: Flight to Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Morning flight to cusco and drive to huaypo lake for some andean species then we will get ollantaytambo hotel for lunch. Then we will drive up to Peñas for some endemic species. Night in Ollantaytambo hotel. 

  • DAY 4: Machu Picchu time!

Early train ride to Aguas Calientes and buss ride to main Inca Ruin where we will have an unforgettable experience along Machu Picchu site. Then if there is time we can do some birding before our afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. Night in Ollantaytambo Hotel.

  • DAY 5: Abra Malaga - Cuzco

Early breakfast and we will drive the pave road up to the pass and Carrizales area (chusquea Bamboo) for some mixed flocks and extra endemic species. Then drive back to Abra Malaga Pass (polylepis forest) at 4200 m which there is a chance to explore the small polylepis forest.  Then drive to Cusco. Night in Cusco Hotel.

  • DAY 6: Birding up to Manu Road to 1,500m

Breakfast and we will drive south of Cusco to Huacarpay Lake and then we will drive up to San Salvador Lake (4,100m) on the way to Paucartambo village. Then we will arrive to Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass our birding time will be officialy in manu where mixed flocks shows up, tanagers and other species. Night in Cock of the Rock Lodge.

  • DAY 7: Birding Cloud forest/Hill Forest

We will search after breakfast and lunch the most birdiest road in the road "MANU ROAD". This lodge have feeders outside the dinner room for our cofee break. About the mytical Andean cock of the rock is much easier to see during the day time along the road with much better light for gret photo and amazing view but we can try to visit a small leek. Night in Cock of the Rock lodge.

  • DAY 8: Birding drive to Villa Carmen Station

Early birding and after lunch we will start our drive exploring along the road for more birds. We will arrive late in the afternoon to our lodge. We will try to do some owling time before dinner. Night in Villa Carmen.

  • DAY 9: Birding trip Amazonia

Early birding the bambo forest them birding drive and boat to get Amazonia Lodge. After accomodation we will spend time on the hummingbird feeders and lodge surrounding for some other amazonian species. Dinner and overnight in Amazonia lodge.

  • DAY 10: Birding full day

After breakfast we will visit a small parrot clay lick and small pond promoting from a local community. There are feeders to enjoin during your cofee break. After lunch we will do walk some trails and lodge surrounding for extra species. Night in Amazonia Lodge.

  • DAY 11: Birding  to Wayqecha

After breakfast we will start our boat and drive to manu road up to 3,000m where we can search several mixed flocks and some missing species before. Night in Wayqecha Station

  • DAY 12: Birding drive to Cusco
Birding for full morning and then drive to cusco. Nice dinner to celebrate our amazing birding time. Night in Hotel (End of our Service)
  • Optional Tour before your flight to Lima and conections:
City Tour : $ 150 per person
 
INCLUDE: Entrance tickets to inca museum, main inca ruins lunch along sacred valley, guide and transport.
 

Have a nice trip!

 

 

 

  PRICE IN BASE OF DOUBLE ACCOMODATION (TOUR FEE 2018)  
PRICE PER PERSON US$ 3,500.00 (10% descount for early booking)  
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 700.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)  
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS US$ 500.00 or you can book yourself in latam.com - avianca.com - startperu.com  
ACCOMODATION Comfortable according the area with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
PHOTOGRAFIC CHANCE Excellent
INCLUDE Hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private land and boat transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International / Domestic flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities
FIXED DATES 2018   FIXED DATES 2019  
APRIL 18-29 - 2 spaces left!    APRIL 15-26  
JULY 15-26   JULY 15-26  
SEPTEMBER 15-26   SEPTEMBER 15-26  

 

 

 

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  • Omar, we all arrived home safely with no problems. Again, we all want to say that we had a GREAT trip with you and all enjoyed our time in Peru.   We are now bragging to our friends about our trip and how wonderful it was.  They are all surprised to hear how many birds we saw.  Thank you so much for all of your patience and efforts to make our trip fantastic.  You are a very good guide.  Take care and if you decide to come to the United States, please feel free to contact me at any time.  Your friend, Al

    ! Buenos Dias, Omar ¡
  • I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the great trip you provided Karl and me.  It was the best biding trip Ive ever had in my life. Im now in the middle or sorting out and editing all my photos. 

    I miss Peru already! and I miss seeing all of Perus colorful birds.

    Muchas GraciasDoug Harr
  • Dear Omar:

    "An excellent and honest birder running a high quality birding tour,if you plan to birding in Peru,that is"

    "一位正直又有經驗的鳥人經營高水凖的賞鳥生態旅遊團,如果你計劃到袐魯賞鳥,選它絕對沒有錯!"

    國際台灣觀鳥協會理事長Simon - Chairman of ITBA
  • Hi Omar,

    Im a pretty good birder, but Omar Diaz spotted at least 200 species that I probably would have overlooked! He knows his birds by sight and sound and is very passionate about his chosen profession.

    My Dad is not a birder but was extremely impressed by how well organized and professional the trip was. Thanks Omar and Americo!

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    Regards Ken Simonite
  • Thank you Omar for a wonderful time in Peru. You made it all happen for us & took such good care of us throughout the whole trip!

    California USASusan Gerling Gonzales
  • Many thanks to César, Amerigo, Omar and the entire Peru Birding Tours team for an unforgettable trip to u and Manu Road!

    USALance Lack
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