You will arrive to Lima International Airport. We will welcome with a sign Peru Birding Tours and transfer to our hotel selected.
- DAY 2: Manu National Park - Manu Road
Breakfast and then we will start our birding adventure driving to Hucarpay Lake for target species. Then we will continuos our drive to Paucartambo village for lunch on our favorite local restaurant. After we will move to Acjanaco pass where Manu National Park starts. After the pass we will probably start to see more species on our way to our first lodge in Manu road located at 1,500 meters. We will try to get in time for Lyred-Tailed Nightjar display at dusk another wise we will do on next afternoon Dinner and Night in lodge
Target Species: Bearded Mountanier (E), Moustached Flowerpiercer, Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, 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, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird, Black-streaked Puffbird and many others.
- DAY 3-4: Full days Birding
Early and late afternoon birding along the road for mixed flocks and residents species. We will try also at dusk for some owls. Meals at lodge and overnights.
Target Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Versicolored Barbet, Beryl-spangled, 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 Brush-finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Wire-crested Thorntail, Speckled Hummingbird, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Peruvian Piedtail (E), Many-spotted Humminbird, Botted Raquetail, Gray-mantled Wren, Mountain Foliage-Gleaner, Olive-Backed Woodcreeper, Stripe Threehunter, Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, 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, Unicolored Antshrike, Andean Motmot, Rufescent Screech-Owl, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Yellow-breasted Antbird and many others.
- DAY 5: Birding drive the upper Manu Road
Today we will search for missing species. Then we we will drive up the mountains to get our next birding lodge found at 2,900 meters. . Dinner and night in Lodge.
Early and late afternoon birding along the road for mixed flocks and residents species. We will try also at dusk for some owls. Meals at lodge and overnight.
Target Species: Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, 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.and many others.
- DAY 7: Birding drive to Cusco
Early breakfast and we will search for some missing species on our way back to Cusco City. Dinner and night in Hotel.
- DAY 8: Flight to Puerto Maldonado - Sandoval Lake
Today we will take a morning flight and we will welcome to Puerto Maldonado and transfer to the office if we need. Then we will start our boat trip for 30 minutes to get the entrance to lake sandoval. There we will start birdng walk to reach a small boat with paddles to explore the lake on our way to get our next lodge. Dinner and Night in Lodge.
Early birding by a catamaran along the lake for resident species and with a good luck a family of Giant Otters, Black Caiman, Agami Heron, Capped Heron, kingfishers and many others wildlife. After a nice early morning, we will back to our lodge for breakfast and after we will keep birding along the trails, then some break to avoid the heat. Then late afternoon we will take the catamaran again to search for more species before dark. The second day we will bird along the trails for the morning and afternoon. But if we need to do the lake again for some missing species there is a chance for sure. Dinner and Night in Lodge.
- Day 10: Birding the Upper Tambopata Reserve
Early breakfast and we will start our way back birding along the lake and trail untill we arrive the main river for our boat trip to the city for lunch. Then we will start our next birding hot spot. We will drive for 40 minutes along the main highway to get our next birding boat trip. There we will do around 1 hour boat trip with the chance to find several species along the road and river sides. We usually arrive late afternoon. Dinner and night in Lodge.
Birds: Drab Water-Tyrant, Capped Heron, Ladder-tailed Nightjar, Sand-colored nighthawk, Cocoi Heron, Horned Screamer, Great-black Hawk, White-winged Swallow, White-banded Swallow, and many others.
- DAY 11: Biggest Macaw Clay Lick in the World . Explorers Inn Lodge
Early boat ride to get the best experience watching Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick considered as the biggest and diversity. Every morning macaws, parrots, parakeets meet here to socialize and get some minerals from the river bank (cliff) as important for their diet. The activity usually end before noon and after we will back to the lodge for lunch. Then we will do some afternoon birding along the bambo forest. Dinner and night in Lodge
- DAY 12: Birding out to Puerto Maldonado - Explorers Inn Lodge
Today there is a chance to visit the clay lick if you prefer or we can start our birding back to Puerto Maldonado where we will start our trip to our next birding spot. We will navigate on the famous Madre de Dios River for 30 minutes and the some walk birding to get the amazing sandoval lake. Dinner and night in Lodge
- DAY 13: Canopy Tower Birding and trails.
Early breakfast and we will go to the canopy tower for the first hours of the morning. Then we will keep birding along the trail for some other species. After lunch we will bird diferent trail and back to canopy tower for some missing species.
Birds: Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Golden-Collared Toucanet, Emerald Toucanet, Curl-crested Aracari, Chestnut-eared Aracari, Ivory-billed Aracari, Ringed Woodpecker, Blue-headed Macaw, Red and Green Macaw, Scarlet Macaw and many others.
- DAY 14: Birding in Puerto Maldonado - Flight to Lima
After breakfast we will be transfer to Puerto Maldonado where we will do some birding. Then we will have lunch to celabrate our amazing birdng time in Peru. Then we will take our afternoon flight to Lima and home connections.
Have an awesome birding time with Peru Birding Tours.