Machu Picchu 19 days

Peru Birding Web
  • 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. Overnight in Lima

  • DAY 2: Villa Marshes, Pucusana

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 to get some extra sea species. After our amazing experience along the west coast we will back to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Lima

Target 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, Peruvian Sheartail..

  • DAY 3: Flight to Cusco - Aguas Calientes

Morning flight to cusco and drive along the sacred valley and  huaypo lake for some birding. Then we will arriev to our hotel in ollantaytambo to leave our big suicases and take small pack for Macchu Picchu. Our train ride to aguas calientes is only 1:30 hour. Night in Hotel

  • DAY 4: Machu Picchu time!

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

  • DAY 5: Abra Malaga - Cuzco

Early breakfast and we will drive the pave road up to Peñas area and Abra Malaga Pass (polylepis forest) at 4200 m which the small polylepis forest rpovide a unique species, then carrizales area (chusquea Bamboo) for some mixed flocks and extra endemic species. After our amazing birding time along there we will back to Ollantaytambo and Huaypo Andean Marsh on the way for extra species. Dinner and nght in Cusco Hotel.

  • DAY 6: Birding up to Manu Road

Early breakfast and we will drive south of Cusco to Huacarpay Lake and then we will start our birding drive up to  San Salvador Lake on the way to Paucartambo village and Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts, but there are some stops for lunch and some puna species. After the pass our birding time will be officialy in manu where mixed flocks shows up, tanagers and other species. Dinner and night in Wayqecha Station

  • DAY 7-8: Birding Mountain Cloud forest(3,300m to 2,500m)

After breakfast and lunch we will search for several mixed flocks of birds: Mountain-tanagers, flowerpierces, spinetails, brush-finches, tyrannulets, flycatchers, woodcreepers and may others found at this elevation and forest. Night in Wayqecha Station.

  • DAY 9: Birding Drive to 1,500m

After breakfast, we will start our morning birding along the road looking for some missing species or better landscape photo. We will try to get in time for lyre-tailed nightjar and some owls species before we get to our lodge. Night in Cock of the rock lodge 

  • DAY 10-11: 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 12: Birding drive to 500m

Afte breakfast we will have full morning birding part of the cloud forest and hill forest for some missing species. After lunch we will drive to Pilcopata village where is the acces to our lodge. Night in Villa Carmen station.

  • DAY 13: Birding Bamboo forest

Early breakfast and we will search along the bamboo stand for species only found at this forest type with the chance to explore some other trails and lodge surrounding. Night in Villa Carmen station.

  • DAY 14: Trip to Rufous-crested Coquette

Breakfast and 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 AL

  • DAY 15: Full Day birding

We will have full day birding along the trails, feeders and lodge surrounding. Dinner and overnignt in AL

  • DAY 16: Boat birding trip 

Breakfast and well start our boat trip for 5 hours down stream to get our last birding lodge in Manu.  Today will be an exelent chances for several species along the river bank where we can stop for a better view and even get some photos. Our boat is with roof and very comfortable with fron seats. Night in Manu Wildlife Center

  • DAY 17: Macaw Clay Lick

Early visit the biggest Macaw clay lick in manu. After lunch we will explore some trails and canopy tower for some extra species. we will try to do some owling before dinner. Night in Manu Wildlife Center

  • DAY 18: Oxbow Lake - Puerto Maldonado

Early visit to Blanco oxbow lake where we will navigate on catamaran for several species and then well do our boat ride down stream to reach Colorado village with a lot of chances for raptors, swallows, kingfishers among other specialities found along the river sides. In colorado will ge a private taxi for one hour to San Carlos village, where we will cross Inambari River by boat and finally will take a new private taxi to Puerto Maldonado. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

  • DAY 19: Birding and flight to Lima

Well have a chance for briding in the morning outside town for some extra species and after well get our last lunch togheter to celebrate our succesfully birding time in Peru. Afernoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.





PRICE PER PERSON US$ 4,200.00 (20% descount for early booking)  
 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 700.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)  
GROUP SIZE 8 People  
ACCOMODATION nice places with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
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




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  • Lena and I want to thank you again for a wonderful trip. It is hard to believe it is over. We appreciated your great bird-finding skills, the design of the trip and your taking care of us so well. Although Lena took a couple afternoons off, she finished the trip very enthusiastic about the whole experience. Take care and hope to see you again some day.

    William Proebsting
  • Omar really took care of us from picking us up at the airport to getting us back there, 21 tour days, one in country fight day to Cusco, 1 National Strike day off , 1Partial Rain Day...whew, yet 656 BIRDS in that time frame (21 Days). I am still exhausted...

    Bruce Garlinger