Manu Road & Amazon 14 days

This tour will visit Huacarpay, Huaypo and San Salvador lagoons for several endemics species and only found at this specific habitats continuing to the most birdies road in the world Manu road which starts from 3,400 meters along the humid mountain forest cloud and hill forest, bamboo stand and the last part of the trip is to enjoin the Amazon with several trails along the primary forest, oxbow lake, macaw clay lick, river island, river edges.

  • DAY 1: Arrive in Lima

You will arrive at Lima International Airport. We will welcome with a sign Peru Birding Tours and transfer to our hotel selected. Night in Miraflores Luxury Inkary Hotel or Similar

  •  DAY 2: Flight to Cusco, Andean Lakes, Manu Road

We will have a short morning flight to Cusco and as soon we arrive we will be transferred to Huacarpay Lake to start our birding time. Then we will move up to our next Andean lake Huaypo for extra species. Then we will start our drive up to the mountains of Manu passing San Salvador area, Acjanaco pass and at the end of the day our first lodge. Dinner and night at 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 3:  Full Day 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. One 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

Birds: Brown-Backed Chat-tyrant, White-browed Conebill, Black-throated Flowerpiercer-backed Conebill, Cordilleran Canastero, Lined-fronted Canastero, Scribble-Tailed Canastero and many more.

  • DAY 4: Wayqecha Station – Cock of the Rock Lodge

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 to the elevation and forest type with some selected stops for targets species. Dinner and overnight in Cock of the Rock 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 5-6: Full Days Birding

Breakfast and we will have the 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 of the Comedor. We will have time to do some owling before or after dinner. Nights in Cock of the Rock 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 7: Cock of the Rock lodge – Villa Carmen Station

Villa Carmen is a new birding destination and have great cabins with private toilets, hot water, internet, excellent bamboo forest for all bamboo species and also part of the hill forest in Manu. In birding terms, it is an obligate place. Dinner and Night in Villa Carmen Lodge

Target Species: 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 8: Full Day Birding

Breakfast and we will have full morning birding along the bamboo stand forest and in the afternoon some birding along the trails for extra species. We will back for Lunch and have some time off for watching hummingbirds at the feeders in front of the Comedor. We will have one of the morning birding along the road for some missing species. There is a chance to do some owling before or after dinner. Night in Villa Carmen Station.

Species: Rufous-crested Coquette, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Gray-breasted Sabrewing, Fork-tailed Woodnymph, Blue-tailed Emerald, Gould’s Jewelfront, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Masked-Crimson Tanager, Cinnamon-Throated Woodcreeper, Pale-legged Hornero, Lemon-throated barbet, Chestnut-fronted Puffbird, Bluish-Fronted Jacamar, Pectoral Sparrow, White-browed Antbird, Ringed Antpitit, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Crested Oropendola, Olive Oropendola, Silvered Antbird, Goeldi’d Antbird, White-Lined Antbird, Sooty Antbird, Buff-throated Woodcreeper, Plain-crowned Spinetail, Great Potoo, Hoatzin, Military Macaw, Gray Antbird, Pygmy Antwren, Gray Antbird, Chestnut-fronted Macaw, Blue-headed Parrot, White-eyed Parakeet, Violaceus Jay, Purplish Jay, Great Antshrike, Amazon Kingfisher, Ringed, and many more…

  • DAY 9: Villa Carmen - Manu Wildlife Center

Today will be our private boat ride downstream on the Alto Madre de Dios river for about 4 hours with the chance to see several river species and with good luck Jaguar, Tapir, Capybara, herons, Kingfishers, and raptors. We will take with us our box lunches to increase our birding time on the trip. We usually arrive late in the afternoon to our last birding Lodge. Dinner and Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center

  • DAY 10-11: Full days Birding

Early Breakfast and after lunch, we will search several trails for our Amazon birding list. Then we will do some owling before or after dinner. Nights in Manu Wildlife Center.

  • DAY 12: Oxbow Lake – Chuncho Lodge

We will visit Blanco Oxbow Lake early morning; this place is to search the edges from a stable floating catamaran platform. Possibilities here include Rufescent Tiger-Heron, Green Ibis, Horned Screamer, Hoatzins, Gray-breasted Crake, Green-and-Rufous and American Pygmy Kingfishers, Pale-eyed Blackbird and family of Giant Otters.

After that, we’ll take our (box lunch) and get on board 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 at the Colorado village, we’ll continue our trip to Puerto Maldonado by local private taxi for 1 hour and then we’ll cross the Inambari River with a local boat and finally, we’ll take a private local taxi for the last 2 hours to get our last lodge. Canopy Tower, dinner and night in Chuncho Lodge

  • Day 13: Biggest Macaw Clay Lick in the world
We will start early morning visiting 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 lunch, we will explore some of the trails. Dinner and night in Chuncho Lodge.
  • Day 14: Canopy Tower - Puerto Maldonado - Lima

We will visit the canopy tower for more extra species and after we will go to Puerto Maldonado where we will search for species only found in certain areas outside the town. Lunch and late afternoon flight to Lima

We wish you the best Amazon Birding with Peru Birding Tours

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TOUR DATES From April to November with fixed and custom dates - TOUR CALENDAR
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 700.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)

You can book yourself - LATAM - AVIANCA - STARTPERU

Note: Book Earliest flight from LIM-CUZ and lates flight from PEM-LIM

GROUP SIZE From 4 to 8 People
ACCOMODATION Confortable places with private toilet, hot water, WI-FI 
EASY OF BIRDING Easy to moderate with some challenging species
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
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  • Omar –

    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