Manu Complete 18 days


  • DAY 1: Arrive in Lima


We will welcome to Lima-Peru and transfer to the hotel.

  •  DAY 2: Flight to Cusco and birding Mountain Cloud forest

Morning flight to Cusco we will start our birding adventure into the most famous Birdiest Road in the world. We will stop for some resident species found around huacarpay lake. Then we will keep our birding drive up to Paucartambo village for our lunch in our favorite local restaurant. Then we will drive up to Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. There we hope to get mixed flocks and several other species along the road on the way to get our first lodge. Dinner and overnight in Wayqecha Station or Similar

Birds: Bearded Mountaineer (ENDEMIC), Rusty-fronted Canastero (ENDEMIC), Streak-fronted Thornbird, Green-tailed Trainbear, Black-tailed Trainbear, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, , Puna Teal, Yellow-billed Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, White-tufted Grebe, Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Aplomado Falcon, Cinereous Harrier, Hooded Siskin, Olivaceous Siskin, Plumbeous Raim Chestnut-Breasted Mountain-Finch (ENDEMIC), Cinereous, Ochre-napped Ground-Tyrants, Black-billed S

hrike-Tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Slender-Billed Miner, Hooded-Mountain Tanager, Scarlet-Bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-Green Tanager, Golden- Collared Tanager and many more.

  • DAY 3-4:  Full Days Birding

Breakfast around 5:30 am and we will start our birding time along the road and selected birding location for endemic and much number of species. On of the morning we will explore the Acjanaco Pass for their specialist, After lunch we will keep birding for some missing species. There are chances do some owling before or after dinner if someone want to join us. Dinner and Night in Wayqecha Station or Similar

Birds: Brown-Backed Chat-tyrant, White-browed Conebill, Black-throated Flowerpiercer, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Blue-backed Conebill, Cordilleran Canastero, Lined-fronted Canastero, Scribble-Tailed Canastero, Rufous-fronted Thornbill, Tyran Metaltail and many others

  • DAY 5: Cloud and Hill Forest

Breakfast and we will do some morning birding before lunch. After lunch we will leave the lodge and keep birding along the road with several chances for more species according the elevation and forest type with some selected stops for targets species. Dinner and overnight in Cock of the Rock Lodge or Paradise Lodge

Birds: Blue-capped Tanager, Black-Faced Brush-Finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Moustached Flowerpiercer, Masked Flowerpiercer, Banded-Tailed Pigeon, White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Tyrant Metaltail, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Puna Thistletail, Marcapata Spinetail (ENDEMIC), Chestnut-Bellied mountain-Tanager, Fawn-Breasted Tanager, Black-Eared Hemispingus, Three-Stripe Hemispingus, Mountain Cacique, Slaty-Backed Chat-Tyrant, White-Collared Jay, Barred Becard, White-Throated Tyrannulet, White-Tailed Tyrannulet and many more.

  • DAY 6-7: Full Days Birding

Breakfast and we will have full morning and part of the afternoon birding along the road and trails. We will back for Lunch and have some time off for watching hummingbirds at the feeders in front the Comedor. We will have time to do some owling before or after dinner. Nights in Cock of the Rock Lodge or Paradise Lodge

Target Species: Cock of the Rock, Green Jay, Long-tailed Antbird, Two Banded Warbler, Chestnut-Backed Antshrike, Blue-Naped Chlorophonia, Paradise Tanager, Bronze-Green Euphonia, Orange-Eared Tanager, Golden Tanager, Crested Quetzal, Booted Racket-Tail, Spotted Hummingbird, Violet-fronted brilliant, Wire-Crested Thorntail, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Versicolored Barbet, Black-streaked Puffbird, Scale-Crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Striped-Chested Antwren, Yellow-Breasted Antbird, Beryl-Spangled Tanager, Spotted Tanager, Gray-Mantled Wren, Yungas Manakin, Ash-Browed Spinetail, Mountain Woodcreeper, Purple Honeycreeper, Golden-Olive Woodpecker, Black-billed Treehunter and many more.

  • Day 8: Birding drive to Alto Madre de Dios

Early breakfast and we will do our last drive along Manu Road to get Atalaya Village. There we will do a short boat ride to get our next birding Lodge. We will do some birding along the trails. Dinner and night in Amazonia Lodge.

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Striolated Puffbird, Southern Lapwing, Southern Caracara, Warbling Antbird, Little Woodpecker, Russet-Backed Oropendola, Bamboo Antshrike, Swallow wing, Blue-Headed Macaw, Swallow Tanager, Magpie Tanager, Ornate Antwren, Ornate Flycatcher, Plumbeous Kite, Festive Coquette, Goeldis Antbird, White-Lined Antbird, Manu Antbird, Black-faced Antbird, White-browed Antbird, White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher, Rusty-fronted Flycatcher, Flammulated Pygmy-Tyrant, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Lemon-Throated Barbet, White-flanked Antwren, White-eyed Antwren, Iherings Antwren, and many more.

  • DAY 9-10: Full Day Birding

Breakfast and we will have full morning birding along the trails and 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.

  •  DAY 11: Boat Ride  to Amazonian Lowland

After breakfast we will get ready for our next destination. It will be 2 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. Then we will do some birding alonf the trails and some owling before dusk. Dinner and Overnight in Pantiacolla Lodge 

  • Day 12-13: Full day birding

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

  •  DAY 14: Boat Ride 

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 do some birding along the trails and some owling beofre dusk. Dinner and Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center or Manu Birding Lodge

  • Day 15-16: Full day birding

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 or Manu Birding Lodge

  • Day 17: Transfer to Puerto Maldonado

We will early start our boat trip 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 private taxi for 1 hour and then we will cross the Inambari River with a local boat and finally we will take a private taxi to get the city. Dinner and Night in Puerto Maldonado Hotel

  • DAY 18: Birding and Flight to Lima/ Home

We will do some birding for the morning and after lunch we will be transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and home connections.

Have a Great Birding time!
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TOUR DATES From April to November - TOUR CALENDAR
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 300.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
GROUP SIZE From 2 People
ACCOMODATION Confortable places with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI 
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE Domestic Flights, Hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, train, entrance fee, private land and boat transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities



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  • I have finally made it all the way through my data entry from our trip. The result: 516 total; 270 life birds. So I passed my goal of 500 for the trip, and also my goal of breaking 2000 for my life. Two notes: I ended up dropping (1) Koepeckes Hermit, because I could not separate it from Long-tailed Hermit based on the look we had (the buffy back); and (2) Western Sandpiper (because the photos pointed toward Least Sandpiper instead). I am confident that all other records are correct (including Scrub Blackbird on the last morning in Lima, which I initially misidentified as Bronzed Cowbird until Virgil pointed out that the voice was wrong). Thank you again for sharing your skill and enthusiasm: It was the combination that helped make this such a successful trip for me. 

    CANADAChris Burris
  • Hello Omar and Jesus,

    Attached you see our preliminary checklist of our birding during the last 3 weeks. As a guideline we always use the Clements checklist of the birds of the world, now version 6.7 dated Dec 2012. We will go through it the coming week to see if all (sub) species are correct and will let you know if there are any changes.

    Between all the works I finally managed to organize our pictures. You can see them here,, 

    Thank you again for all the good work you have done. The logistics were very well arranged, and Jesus is an excellent birding guide who understood our needs and wishes very well.

    Best regards and hope to meet again someday in Peru. We have some ideas what we still want to see.

    Rob & Alice
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