Peru Birding 22 days

The Manu Biosphere Reserve, the best birding trip in the world consider the top ten birding place. Manu has the highest diversity nature in general, where Spectacled Bears and Cock-of-the-Rocks are found ending up the untouched Amazon rainforest where 13 species of Monkey can be seen and Giant Otters in the ox-bow lakes.

A trip to Manu is a trip where over 1000 species of birds have been recorded. We usually see around 600 species on this tour.

Imagine a birding trip from the Pacific Coast for Penguins, Central Andes for Andean Condor, Southern Peru for the mountains, cloud forest and Amazon rainforest trails with mixed species flocks that might contain over 20 species and a troop of Monkeys around and a trip on a catamaran around an Ox-bow Lake for Giant Otters.

Join us for this Amazing Birding Trip in Peru!

  • DAY 1: Arrive to Lima

You will arrive to 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: Villa Marshes, Pucusana – Puerto Viejo

 Breakfast around 6:30 am and after we’ll drive for about 20 minutes south of Miraflores to Villa Marsh (Pantanos de Villa). Here we are going to explore the “Maravilla place” for much diversity which is located between the wetland and the ocean. Then we’ll drive for 30 minutes more to Pucusana. There we’ll do our Semi Pelagic Tour. We’ll navigate on our private local boat for penguins, cormorants, inca tern and other sea birds. Then lunch in local restaurant, if there is time we can explore a bit further south to Puerto Viejo and san Andres area for extra species. Then we will back to our hotel. Dinner and night in Hotel

Birds: Many-colored Rush-tyrant (coast specie), Wren-like Rushbird, Yellow-hooded Blackbird, Peruvian Meadowlark, Peruvian Thick-knee, Great Grebe, White-Cheeked Pintail, Plumbeous Rail, Gray-hooded Gull, Belcher’s Gull (Band-Tailed), kelp Gull, Gray Gull, Peruvian Pelican, Peruvian Booby, Surf Cinclodes (ENDEMIC), Guanay Cormorant, Red-Legged Cormorant, Blackish Oystercatcher, Humboldt Penguin, Inca Tern, Coastal Miner (ENDEMIC), Dark-Faced Ground-Tyrant, Short-Tailed Field-Tyrant, Parrot-Billed Seedeater, Purple-Throated Seedeater, Collared Warbling-Finch, Amazilia Hummingbird, Yellowish Pipit and more..

  •  DAY 3: Lima – Santa Eulalia, milloc, Marcopomacochas

Early start driving to Santa Eulalia valley located at the central Andes of Lima. Our first drive will be for 1 hour to get our first birding spot. Then we will keep driving up the mountains until we get the condor site. Then we will continue our birding drive searching more species found along the valley. We will explore the Andean lakes, bogs. Then we will back to Lima Late afternoon. Dinner and night in Hotel

 Birds: Black-necked Woodpecker (ENDEMIC), Pacific Pygmy-Owl, Great Inca-Finch (ENDEMIC), Black-crested Tit-Tyrant, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, Oasis Hummingbird, Purple-Collared Woodstart, Peruvian Sheartail, Golden Grosbeak, Andean Condor, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Rufous-breasted Warbling-Finch (ENDEMIC), Rusty-breasted Brush-Finch (ENDEMIC), Rusty-crowned Tit-Spinetail (ENDEMIC), White-browed Chat-Tyrant, Mourning Sierra-Finch, Band-tailed Seedeater, Band-tailed Sierra-Finch, Black Metaltail (ENDEMIC), Brownze-tailed Comet (ENDEMIC), Giant Hummingbird, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Bright-Rumped Yellow-Finch, Grassland Yellow-Finch, Greenish Yellow-Finch, Raimondi’s Yellow-Finch (ENDEMIC), Black-breasted Hillstart (ENDEMIC), Streak-backed Canastero, Gray-Breasted Seedsnipe, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe, Coomon Miner, Dark-winged Miner (ENDEMIC),  Andean Flicker, White-bellied Cinclodes (ENDEMIC), Giant Coot, Silvered Grebe and many others.

  • DAY 4: Lomas de Lachay - Paraiso Lagoon

Early drive up to North of Lima for birding along this natural reserve. This place is a unique ecosystem providing habitat for several  species only found at this place. After Lomas we will head further north to explore a huge marsh for extra especies. Then we will back to Lima. Dinner and Night in Hotel.

Birds: Least Snipe, Coastal Miner, Peruvian Pipit(yeloowish), Peruvian Medowlark, Oasis Hummingbird, Band-tailed Sierra-Finch, Chilean Flamingo, Great Grebe among others.

  • DAY 5: Morning flight to Cusco – Huacarpay, Huaypo Lakes

After breakfast we will be transfer to Lima airport for our flight to Cusco. This flight is only 50 minutes. There we will welcome from our private transport and driver to take us up to Huacarpay Lake for some Andean marsh species and then huaypo lake on the way to Limatambo. We will try for some owls, dinner and Night in Limatambo Hotel.

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 Rail, Great Sapphirewing, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch(ENDEMIC)

  • DAY 6: Andean Condor time

We will need to start early morning drive 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 drive to Ollantaytambo. Dinner and Night in Ollantaytambo 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 7: Carrizales - Abra Malaga

Breakfast around 5:30 am and we will drive for 20 minutes up to Peñas spot for some endemic species, then Abra Malaga Pass and Carrizales birding spot (Polylepis forest, Chusquea Bamboo & cloud forest) several tanagers, restricted range habitat, mixed flocks and extra endemic species. After our amazing birding time we will back to our Hotel. Dinner and Night in ollantaytambo Hotel.

Birds: White-winged Cinclodes, Royal Cinclodes, Andean Lapwing, Black Siskin, Mountain Caracara, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, White-Winged Diuca-Finch, White-Browed Tit-Spinetail (ENDEMIC), Junin Canastero (ENDEMIC), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (ENDEMIC), Red and White Antpitta (ENDEMIC), Cusco Brush-Finch (ENDEMIC), Parodi’s Hemispingus (ENDEMIC), Black-Capped Hemispingus, Plushcap, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager,  Streak-Headed Antpitta, Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Blue-Backed Conebill, Amethyst-Throated Sunangel, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant and many others.

  • DAY 8: San Salvador Lake – Wayqecha Station

Early Breakfast and we will start our birding adventure into the famous Birdiest Road in the world. We will take the alternative road from San Salvador village up to Manu. There we will pass several villages along the mountains and one lagoon for some extra species on our way 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

Birds: 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.

  • DAY 9-10:  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. 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

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 11: 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 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 12-13: 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

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 14: 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 15: Full Days 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 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. Nights in Villa Carmen Station.

  • Day 16: Villa Carmen- 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 17-18-19: 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 20: Transfer to Puerto Maldonado - Chuncho Lodge

We will early visit an Oxbow lake for Giant otters and after we will habe 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 for one more 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 21: 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. Dinner and night in Chuncho Lodge.

  • Day 22: Canopy Tower and birding 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.

Have an amazing time birding with PBT

Peru Birding Web
GROUP SIZE From 2 to 8 People
TOUR DATES From April to November - TOUR CALENDAR
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT US$ 500.00 (we do not charge this; hotels and lodges do)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT US$ 400.00 - 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
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, we all arrived home safely with no problems. Again, we all want to say that we had a GREAT trip with you and all enjoyed our time in Peru.   We are now bragging to our friends about our trip and how wonderful it was.  They are all surprised to hear how many birds we saw.  Thank you so much for all of your patience and efforts to make our trip fantastic.  You are a very good guide.  Take care and if you decide to come to the United States, please feel free to contact me at any time.  Your friend, Al

    ! Buenos Dias, Omar ¡
  • I wanted to express my sincere thanks for the great trip you provided Karl and me.  It was the best biding trip Ive ever had in my life. Im now in the middle or sorting out and editing all my photos. 

    I miss Peru already! and I miss seeing all of Perus colorful birds.

    Muchas GraciasDoug Harr
  • Dear Omar:

    "An excellent and honest birder running a high quality birding tour,if you plan to birding in Peru,that is"


    國際台灣觀鳥協會理事長Simon - Chairman of ITBA
  • Hi Omar,

    Im a pretty good birder, but Omar Diaz spotted at least 200 species that I probably would have overlooked! He knows his birds by sight and sound and is very passionate about his chosen profession.

    My Dad is not a birder but was extremely impressed by how well organized and professional the trip was. Thanks Omar and Americo!

    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    Regards Ken Simonite
  • Thank you Omar for a wonderful time in Peru. You made it all happen for us & took such good care of us throughout the whole trip!

    California USASusan Gerling Gonzales
  • Many thanks to César, Amerigo, Omar and the entire Peru Birding Tours team for an unforgettable trip to u and Manu Road!

    USALance Lack