Early flight to Cusco to start our birding adventure into the most famous Birdiest Road in the world. We will visit o nice place for some resident species found aroun 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 Biological 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 Shrike-Tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Slender-Billed Miner, Hooded-Mountain Tanager, Scarlet-Bellied Mountain-Tanager, Grass-Green Tanager, Golden- Collared Tanager and many more.
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 4: 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 5-6: 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 7: 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.
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 8: 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 9-10: 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
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
We will visit the popular Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick and birding for the rest of the morning among the trails. After Lunch we will bird the canopy tower (plattform tree) and for the end of the day some owling. Overnight in Manu Wildlife Center or Manu Birding Lodge
- Day 13: Transfer to Puerto Maldonado
We will early visit an oxbow lake where will navigate on a catamaran for extra species and them we will do 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 14: Birding and Flight to Lima
We will do some birding for the morning and after lunch we will be transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima or any other destination.
Have a Great Birding!