Machu Picchu,Manu Road,Amazon 19 Days


We updated this tour for 2018 and for the next tours including Vilcabamba Valley for some extra species and Andean Condor. Enjoin with us Peru for only 19 days.

The Tour starts birding part of the Western Pacific Ocean in Lima. Then 50 minutes flight to Cusco for Andean Condor, Machu Picchu, Abra malaga, carrizales for several endemics species only found along there.

Finally the most popular birding area; Manu Road ending in alto Madre de Dios River which is part of the amazon basin with the extention to enjoy Manu Lowland for more amazonian species arriving to Puerto Maldonado 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.
  • From Machu Picchu to Andean Cock of the Rock.
  • Then from Golden Tanager to Rufous-crested Coquette.
  • Full amazonian species including Oxbow Lake, Giant otters, monkeys, kingfishers and more.
  • Canopy tower and the biggest Macaw clay lick in the world for the end.
   

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!

Early breakfast and then we will drive to Huapo Lake for several species; then Huacarpay lake and finaly 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: Amazonia Lodge – Oxbow Lake-Manu Wildlife Center

After breakfast we will get ready for our next destination. It will be 4 hours boat ride down Madre de Dios Riverr with the chance to find several species to spot along the river sides such as: Parrots, kingfishers, terns, herons, egrets, collared plober, pied lapwing and even some monkeys, capybara. We will arrive to the oxbow lake in the afternoon where we will take a catamaran to explore along lake sides. After some hours birding we will go to our lodge for Dinner and Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center

  • Day 13: Macaw Clay Lick and trails

Early morning we will visit the popular Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick: This is an active riverside ccollpa, where hundreds of psittacids of up to a dozen species come to ingest the minerals seeping from the clay cliff face. After this awesome experience we will back to our lodge. after lunch we will search fr more amazonian species along the trails and the canopy platform. We will try for some owls before dinner. Night in Manu Wildlife Center.

  • Day 14-15: Full days birding along the trails

We will have a full day birding along the trails for several other species with some owling time. Dinner and Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center.

  • Day 16: Transfer to Puerto Maldonado - Chuncho Lodge

We will take our (box lunch) and get onboard the boat for about 3 hours with some birding along the river for: Capped Heron, Orinoco Goose, Sand-colored Nighthawk and perhaps Jaguar on the way!!! As soon we arrive to the Colorado village, we will continue our trip to Puerto Maldonado by local private taxi for 1 hour and then we will cross the Inambari River with a local boat and finally we will take a private local taxi for the last 1 hour to get the entrance to our last lodge located in Tambopata reserve. There we will visit the canopy tower for some extra species. We will do some owling before dinner: Night in Chuncho Lodge.

  • Day 17: Biggest Macaw Clay Lick in the world

We will start early morning viiting the most amazing place for Macaws, Parrots, Parakeets which they meet every morning at the popular place clay lick a river cliff where they can find minerals to lick. Then we will back to our lodge for lunch. After lucnh we will explore some of the trails of the trails. Dinner and night in Chuncho Lodge.

  • Day 18: Canopy Tower and bird drive to Puerto Maldonado

We will visit the canopy tower for more extra species and after we will go to Puerto Maldonado where we will stay in a hotel. After lunch we will search for species only found at certain areas out side town. Dinner and Nigh in Puerto Maldonado Hotel.

  • Day 19: Morning Birding and Flight to Lima - Home

 Early birding for some target species missing on our list. Then we will have our last lunch to celebrate our birding time in Peru. Transfer to the aiport and flight to Lima and connections to home.

Have an amazing time birding with PBT

 

Enjoin your birding time

 

 

 

TOUR TIME 19 DAYS & 18 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$ 3,700.00 ( price for 2019)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 500.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT US$ 600.00 - 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 2017

 

 

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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

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