Machu Picchu and Abra Malaga Birdwatching Tour
This 5-day Machu Picchu birdwatching trip combines birding and culture.
Perfect for birding beginners, this action-packed itinerary will offer you the culture and magic of the citadel. Experience the cloud forests near the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, see iconic birds such as Andean Cock of the Rock and Torrent Duck. Visit Polylepis forests at Abra Malaga and the upper part of the Rio Apurimac drainage along the road to Salcantay to see rare, endemic and near-endemic birds.
To avoid altitude sickness, the tour starts at a modest altitude, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu, then gradually gets higher. There is a lot of walking at Abra Malaga and of course, many steps to climb at Machu Picchu making this tour moderately difficult. However, birding is easy and rewarding in this popular region of Peru.
Choose your accommodation from three price ranges to suit your budget. For example The Kolibri Backpacker level, clean but basic and inexpensive. The Kolibri Pro level, a good budget hotel and very popular amongst our clients. Finally, the MST (Marvelous Spatule Tail level) which includes the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel offering beautiful gardens with hummingbird feeders and fruit feeders for tanagers. This level of accommodation is particularly popular among bird photographers as the garden offers many opportunities for birding photography within the stunning surroundings.
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