- 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: Villa Marshes/Pucusana - Cusco
After breakfast we will do our check-out the hotel and start birding along 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. Then if time permits we can explore Puerto Viejo, San Andres area for some extra species. Them we will drive to Lima airport for our late afternoon flight to Cusco. There we we will be transfer to our hotel. Dinner and night in 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: Andean Lakes - Ollantaytambo (sacred Valley)
Early brekfast and we will search for several species among andean marshes such as huacarpay, Piuray and Huaypo areas and if times permits we will explore Peñas hot spot for extra species. Dinner and Night in Ollantaytambo Hotel.
- DAY 4: Machu Picchu time!
Early train and buss ride to Machu Picchu where we will have an unforgettable experience along Inca site. Then we will do some birding along the cloud forest for the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon. Then we will take our 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 5: Abra Malaga, Carrizales
Early drive up to Abra Malaga Pass (polylepis forest) at 4300 m where there is a chance to explore the small polylepis forest a very unique ecosystem for certain species along the area. Then we will explore carrizales for all endemics and specialist. we will have lunch in Ipal a private reserve where we fill find some extra species. Then we will head back to Cusco. Dinner and night in Cusco Hotel.
Target Species: White-winged Diuca-Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-browed Tit-Spinetail, Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant, Stripe-headed Antpitta, Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Royal Cinclodes, White.winged Cinclodes, Puna Tapaculo, Olivaceous Thornbill, Andean Lapwing, Giant Conebill, Puna Ground-Tyrant, Unstreaked Tit-tyrant, Cusco Brush-finch, Parodis Heminpingus, Black-capped Hemispingus, Rufous Antpitta, Trilling Tapaculo, Marcapata Spinetail, Inca Wren, White-banded Tyrannulet, Pearled Treerunner, Streaked Tuftedcheek, White-rumped Hawk, Plushcap, Red-crested Finch, Sclaters Tyrannulet, Ocellated Piculet, Plumbeous-back Tyrant, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Common Tody-Flycatcher among others.
Early breakfast and then we will drive up to San Salvador Lake (4,100m) on the way to Paucartambo village for lunchon our favorite local restaurant. Then we will drive up to Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass we will probably start to see more species on our way to our first lodge in Manu road. Night in Cock of the rock or paradise 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), Brown-Backed Chat-tyrant, Black-throated, Moustached, Masked Floweriercers, Tit-like Dacnis, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, 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, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.
- DAY 7: Full day birding along manu road
We will have full morning birding along Manu road and lodge surroundings and we will have some time to enjoin the feeders. After lunch, we will keep birding for some missing species and we will try to see Lyre-tailed Nightjar display before dusk. Night in Cock of the Rock or Paradise Lodge.
Target Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangled, 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 Brush-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail, 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, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.
- Day 8: Birding lower Manu Road - Amazon
Breakfast and we will have full morning birding explroing the lower part of manu road untill we get alto madre dios river wher we will get a boat to navihate for 20 minutes to reach our next birding spot. After all accommodations we wil so birding in the afternoon some birding extra species. There are feeders to watch on our resting timen. We will do some Owling before dinner. Night in Amazonia Lodge or Similar.
- Day 9-10: Parrot clay lick, Floodplain forest
Early breakfast and we will visit a small parrot clay lick for a numbers of them and after this amazing experience we will visit a small lagoon for several other species found there. We will back for lunch and after we will do some extra birding. Our second day will be birding up the canopy tower and trails. Dinner and nights in Amazonia Lodge or Similar.
- DAY 11: Birding up the mountain forest
Early start birding along the road up to the mirador and back to 2,900 m for mountain species. We will do pic nic lunch for more birds more fun, We usually arrive to our last lodge late afternoon. Dinner and Night in wayqecha station or similar.
Target Species: Tit-like Dacnis, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-green Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Barred Becard, Red-crested and Chestnut-crested Cotingas, Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Golden-headed Quetzal, Golden-collared Tanager, Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, Blue-banded Toucanet, Red and White Antpitta (E), Marcapata Spinetail (E) and many others.and many others.
- DAY 12: Birding drive to Cusco
Early breakfast and we will search for some missing species and then we will head up to Cusco City. We usually arrive to Cusco around 4:00 pm.
If you prefer to stay in Cusco for today, please let us know the hotel name to leave you there or we can drive straight to Cusco airport for your evening flight to Lima and home.
Have a nice birding Trip!