Machu Picchu, Manu Road, 12 days


We updated this tour for 2018 including Andean Condor place. Enjoin with us Peru for less than two weeks. 

This tour starts from Lima to enjoin part of the pacific ocean. Then 50 minutes flight to Cusco for Andean  Condor and Machu Picchu. Finally the most popular birding area; Manu Road ending in alto Madre de Dios River which is part of the amazon basin.

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

This trip starts from Humboldt Penguin to Andean Condor. Then from Machu Picchu to Andean Cock of the Rock. And finally from Golden Tanager to Rufous-crested Coquette!.

 

 

  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima - Peru

We will pick you up from lima airpot and transfer to our hotel. Usually international flights arrive to Peru from 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm. But remind us about your arrival time. Night in Hotel.

  • DAY 2: Humboldt Penguin - Cusco

We will have a morning drive to Villa Marshes (Pantanos de Villa) for several species found here. Then we will drive again to get Pucusana fishing town for our semi-pelagic trip for Inca Tern and Penguin. Then if time permits we can explore Puerto Viejo, San Andres area for some extra species. And finally we will drive to lima airport for our late afternoon flight around 4:30 pm to Cusco and trasnfer to Ollantaytambo Hotel.

Target Species: Many-Colored Rusth-Tyrant, Wren-like Rushbird, Great Grebe, Yellow-Hooded Blackbird, Inca Tern, Peruvian Booby, Blue-footed Booby, Peruvian Pelican, Humboldt Penguin, Guanay and Red-legged Cormorants, Blackish Oystercatcher, Surf Cinclodes (E), Coastal Miner (E), Amazilia Hummingbird, Peruvian Medowlark, Peruvian Thick-knee, Purple-collared Woodstart, Peruvian Pygmy-Owl, Pacific Parrotlet and many others.

  • DAY 3: Machu Picchu time!

Early 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 late afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. Night in Hotel.

Target Species: Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, Inca Wren (E), Green and White Hummingbird (E), Ocellated Piculet, Masked Fruiteater (E), Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Pale-legged Warbler, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Tricolored Brush-Finch, Variable Antshrike and many others.

  • DAY 4: Abra Malaga Pass, Carrizales, Peñas

Early birding drive up to 4,360 m where is located abra Malaga Pas for some extra endemic species where is only found there with the chance to get carrizales for bamboo specialist and on the way back to Cusco some stop at Peñas for more species.. Night in Cusco in Hotel.

Target Species: Cusco Brush-Finch(E), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E), Parodis Hemispingus (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E) and many others.

  • DAY 5: Manu Road time!

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 we will probably start to see more species. Night in Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Target Species: Bearded Mountanier (E), Giant Hummingbird, Chestnut-Breasted Mountain-Finch (E), Giant Coot, Crested Duck, Andean Goose, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Andean Flicker, Puna Ibis, Hooded Siskin, Black Siskin, Band-tailed Seedeater, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Slender-billed Miner, Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Brow-Backed Chat-tyrant, Black-throated, Moustached, Masked Floweriercers, Tit-like Dacnis, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager and many others.

  • DAY 6: Cock of the Rock Lek - Manu Road

Early visit the mytical Andean cock of the rock lek which we can see over 6 males displaying from a hide. Then we will spend the rest of the morning birding along the road. We will try in the afternoon to see Lyre-tailed Nighjar display before dusk. Night in Cock of the Rock lodge.

Target Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangle, Safron-Crown, Golden Tanagers and Orange-eared, Yellow-throated, Slaty, Golden-naped, Paradise, Blue-necked, Bay-headed, Spotted Tanagers, Deep-blue Flowerpiercer, Three-stripe Warbler, Russet-crowned Warbler, Black-faced Bursh-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail and many others.

  • DAY 7: Manu Road - Rufous-Crested Coquette

Early start birding drive on our way to Atalaya village for our short boat ride to Amazonia Lodge. After accomodation we will spend time on the hummingbird feeders and lodge surrounding for some other amazonian species. Night in Amazonia Lodge.

Target Species: Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Inca Flycatcher(E), Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant, Stripe-Chested Antwren, White-backed Fire-Eye, Black-eared Hemispingus, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Yungas Manakin, Yellow-throated, common Clorospingus, Dusky-Green Oropendola, Brown Tinamou, Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Unicolores Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Clorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.

  • DAY 8: Parrot Clay Lick - Horned Screamer

We will visit one morning a small parrot clay lick where we need to be there at dawn. This place is located at 20 minutes by boat down stream, where parrots and parakeets arrive only early morning. Them we will visit Machu Huasi a small river with some floating boat raft made from balsa wood. After lunch we will do some birding the along the forest for some extra species. Night in Amazonia Lodge.

  • DAY 9: Back to Manu Road

Early morning we will try to visit the canopy tower for macaws, tamagers and other species found along the upper hill forest for extra species. Then we will back to our lodge for lunch. After lunch we will back to manu road for some missing species before and explore better the mountain forest up to 3,000 m where is located our last lodge in the most birdiest road in the planet. Night in Wayqecha Station.

  • DAY 10: Full day Birding

After breakfast we will explore along the mountain forest for several mixed flocks and target species. And late afternoon we will try to do some owling. Dinner and Overnight in Wayqecha.

Target species: Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-Green Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Tanager, Plushcap, Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Barred Fruiteater, Inca Flycatcher(E), Marcapata Spinetail (E), Red and white Antpitta (E), Capped Conebill among many others.

  • DAY 11: Birding Drive to Cusco.
Today will have some morning birding and after lunch we will drive to Cusco. Dinner and Night in Hotel.
  • DAY 12: Andean Condor View (or city tours) - Flight to Lima

As today our main goal is the Andean Condor we need to start early drive up to Chonta village outside Cusco which is a new place to enjoin more than 4 individuals at least soaring almost eye level. But there are several other species to find along the road. After this amazing area we will back Cusco for your flight to Lima and connections.

Target Species: Andean Condor, White-eared Puffbird, Plain-tailed Canastero, White-tuffed Sunbean (E), Vilcabamba Thisleatail (E), Apurimac Brush-finch (E), Stripe-headed Antpitta, Vilcabamba Tapaculo (E), Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch (E) and Many others.

 

Have a nice trip!

 

 

 

TOUR TIME 12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 8 People
TOUR DATES From April to November with fixed and custom dates - TOUR CALENDAR
PRICE PER PERSON Before: US$ 3,500.00  - NOW:  US$ 2,990.00 
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 700.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT US$ 500.00 - You can book yourself - LATAM - AVIANCA - STARTPERU
   
ACCOMODATION Confortable places 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

 

 

 

Bird List Updated 2018

 

 

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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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