Birds Road Manu / Machu Picchu 10 days
Day 1: Cusco to Wayquecha Lodge :
We will start birding near Cusco at Huacarpay Lake, which offers a great opportunity to see the bearded mountainer, cinnamon teal, plumbeous rail, streak-fronted thornbird, among other birds. After we will continue to Manu Road where we will make several stop to see important birds.
Day 2: Wayquecha to Cock of the Rock Lodge Amazon Field:
Today, we will start birding early in the morning near Wayquecha and Manu Road, which provides chances to see big mixed flocks of tanagers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, finches, toucans, and others, such as Grass-green Tanager, Golden-collared Tanager, White-throated Tyrannulet, Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan, and Rufous-capped Thornbill. After birding, we will return to the lodge for breakfast, and then we will continue for a full day of roadside birding. Today we will have good opportunities to see the Golden-headed Quetzal, White-collared Jay, Red and White Antpitta, Black and Chestnut Eagle, until we arrive at the Cock of the Rock Lodge.
Day 3: Cock of the Rock Lodge Manu – Amazon Field .
Today, early in the morning, we will visit the Cock of the Rock Lodge lick, where will see the dance of some male birds. Then we will return to the lodge for breakfast and continue for a full day of roadside birding, looking for birds such as the Andean Cock of the Rock, Black Streak Puffbird, Crested Quetzal, golden tanager, Saffron-crowned tanager, Slaty Gnateater, and many others birds in the cloud forest.
Day 4: Cock of the Rock Lodge Manu to Amazonia Lodge .
Today, we will eat breakfast very early and then continue birding along the route, where we will have chances to see the Black-backed Tody Flycatcher, Peruvian Piedtail, Amazonian Umbrella Bird, Ornate Flycatcher, Cusco Warbler, Solitary Eagle, and many other lowland birds.
Day 5: Full day birding Amazonia lodge to Manu Park .
We will walk a good trail for birding around the lodge and little tower at the foothill forest where we can find Plum-throated Cotinga and red-billed Tyrannulet. Then we will return to the lodge to see many hummingbirds, Rufous-crested Coquette, Golden-tailed Sapphire, White-necked Jacobin, Long-billed Starthroat, Violet-headed Hummingbird, Fine-barred Piculet, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Amazonian Antpitta, and many other birds
Day 6: Amazonia Lodge Manu Park to Ollantaytambo Hotel :
Early in the morning, we will begin birding the same trails before returning to Ollantaytambo. We can see the Band-tailed Manakin, White line Antbird, Goeldi´s Antbird, Bamboo Antshrike, Blue-crowned Trogon, and many more birds. Then we will return to the lodge to pick up our suitcases, return to Atalaya, and then travel to Ollantaytambo
Day 7: Ollantaytambo Hotel – Abra Malaga Birding .
Today, we will leave our hotel early to travel to Abra Malaga for roadside birding. We will start in the cloud forest, where we can see birds such as the Chusquea Bamboo, Marcapata Spinetail, Cusco Brush Finch, Parodi´s Hemispingus, Inca Wren, unstreaked Tit Tyrant, Puna Thistletail, Scarlet-bellied Tanager, and many other birds. After birding, we will return to our hotel in Ollantaytambo.
Day 8: Ollantaytambo Hotel – Abra Malaga Birding to Machupicchu .
Today we will begin birding again in Abra Malaga, at an altitude of 4,316 masl, a good elevation to see special birds, such as Royal Cinclodes, Puna Tapaculo, Ash-breasted tit tyrant, Giant connebill, White-browed tit spinetail, Andean Hillstar, sierra finches, hummingbirds, and gound tyrants. After birding, we will will go back to the train station in Ollantaytambo. From here, we will take a train to Aguas Calientes, a town near Machu Picchu, where we will stay in a hotel.
Day 9: Aguas Calientes Hotel – Machu Picchu Tours .
Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we will begin birding in Mandor, a very good place to see the Masked Fruit Eater, Ocellated Piculet, Green and white hummingbirds, Pale-legged Warbler, Golden-napped Tanager, Sclater´s Tyrannulet, among other birds. After birding we will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and relax in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes. We will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 10: Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu Tours .
Today after breakfast we will visit Machu Picchu, where we will learn about Inca history and see a spectacular view for photography. After exploring all of Machu Picchu, we will go back to Aguas Calientes and then take the train to Cusco.
Included in the Birds Road Manu / Machu Picchu .
- Transportation by bus and boat
- Hotel or lodge
- 3 meals per day
- Mineral water
- Bird list
- Specialist birding guide
Not Incluede in the Birds Road Manu / Machu Picchu .
- Rain poncho
- Insect repellent
- Flight tickets, train tickets, and tickets visit to Machu Picchu
- Extra drinks , beer wine, juice , or soda
- Rubber boots
- Sun block
We Recommend Bringing with You.
- Binoculars , camera
- Dark clothes for birding these details.
- Extra clothes, sandals, shirts, pants, jacket.
- Long-sleeve shirt, umbrella , rain jacket, small backpack, hat , sun block , insect repellent
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