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.

This trip end in one of the first lodges at Manu rainforest and then back to Cusco City.

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!.

   

Have a nice Trip! 

 

 

  • 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 Terns and Penguins. 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 afternoon flight around 4:15 pm to Cusco. Night in Cusco Hotel

Target Species: Many-Colored Rusth-Tyrant, Wren-like HoteRushbird, 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 Condor and more Endemics

As today our main goal is the Andean Condor. We will need to start early morning up to Limatambo and then Mollepata road where we can enjoin a our new birding spot for several species very restricted to the area. We will have a pic-nic lunch to enhance our birding time along the mountains. After this amazing area we will back to Cusco. Dinner and Night in Cusco Hotel

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), Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Giant Conebill  and Many others.

  • DAY 4: Abra Malaga - Ollantaytambo

Early breakfast and we will drive up to Peñas area and Abra Malaga Pass (polylepis forest) at 4200 m which there is a chance to explore the small polylepis forest. Then we will explore Carrizales area (chusquea Bamboo) for some mixed flocks and extra endemic species. After our amazing day we will drive to Ollantaytambo town. Dinner and night in Ollantaytambo Hotel.

  • DAY 5: Machu Picchu time!

Early train ride to Aguas Calientes to visit the Machu Picchu where we will have an unforgettable experience along Inca site for the rest of the morning. Then we can do some birding before and after our lunch. Them 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 6: 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 Wayqecha Station.

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 7: Full day Birding

Today will be full day birding along the road and lodge surrounding. We will explore the upper road for some missing species and spend more time after the tunnels for more diversity for all our targets. Night in Wayqecha Station.

Target Species: 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.

  • DAY 8: Birding to Cock of the Rock Lodge

 Early birding along the road on our way to th next birding lodge. Dinner and night in Cock of the Rock 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 9: Full Day Birding

We will have full mornign birding along manu road and lodge surroundings and we will have some time to enjoin the hummingbirds feeders. After lunch we will keep birding for some missing species and we will try 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 10: Birding drive and boat trip to Amazonia Lodge

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 11: Full Day Birding 

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.

Target Species: Rufous-crested Coquette, Golden-Tailed Sapphire, Blue-tailed Emerald, Blue-headed, Orange-cheeked, Mealy, Yellow-crowned Parrots, Chestnut-fronted, Scarlet, Red and Green, Blue-headed, Blue and Yellow, Military Macaws, Pied Lapwing, Collared Plover, Sand-colored Nighthawk, Drab-water Tyrant, Horned Screamer, White-lined Antbird, White-browed Antbird, Hoatzin, Black-capped Donacobiuos, Band-tailed Manakin and many others.

  • DAY 12: Birding Drive to Cusco and flight to Lima
Today will have a full day birding drive along Manu Road form the amazon to the andes for some missing species on the way back to Cusco. We usually arrive to Cusco around 3 pm for flights to Lima and connections.
 
Note: if you do the extention we will transfer tou your hotel selected in Cusco. 
  • DAY 13 ( Extention not include): City Tour and flight to Lima

W will pick you up from your hotel to enjoin Cusco tour along the main cultural places: museums, churches and Inca ruins outside the city. After colors and culture you can take late afternoon flight to Lima and Home.

Note: Day 13 is not include in the main tour but we can organize all for only $ 100.00 per person.

We include: City and Inca Ruins tour, Cultural Guide, buffet lunch and soft drinks, transport, entrance tickets. 

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 US$ 2,500.00 ( price for 2019)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 500.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT US$ 300.00 - 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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