Birdwatching Tour Cuzco including Machu Picchu
This 15-day Birding Machu Picchu tour mixes intense birding with the picturesque sights of Machu Picchu, the flagship of the rich heritage of the Inca culture. With our Birding and Machu Picchu tour, we have designed a birding itinerary for those serious birders who want to be birding all the time, but are willing to devote a full day to experience the magic of Machu Picchu. Of course, inside the archaeological site, we will spend some little looking for birds like Inca Wren or flocks of tanagers.
The first part of the Birding Machu Picchu tour goes to the eastern slope of the Andes, in Cuzco, along the famous “Manu road”. Here we will stay at the delightful Wayqecha lodge to bird the high elevation grasslands and the elfin forests of the Manu National Park. We will spend a few nights at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, famous for its Cock-of-the-Rock lek and its bird feeders that attract several species of hummingbirds and tanagers. The last days are spent at the wonderful Villa Carmen Biological Station. This lodge is located at a lower elevation than the previous lodges, this is probably the most bird diverse area of the Manu road.
After spending 10 days on the Manu road, we will drive back to Cuzco for the Machu Picchu experience. We finish the trip by visiting the Abra Malaga area, famous for its great diversity Polylepis specialists like Royal Cinclodes or White-browed Tit-spinetail.
The Birding Machu Picchu tour is ideal for those looking for fantastic birds, scenery, a bit of history, and of course birding in Cuzco, the great capital of the Incas.
As a bonus, at the beginning of the trip, we include a day for birding around Limaas we don’t want you to miss sights of Humboldt Penguins, Peruvian Thick-knee, or Inca Terns!
Top 5 highlights of the tour:
- The archeological site of Machu Picchu, one of the Wolrd's New Seven Wonders.
- Access to the Cock-of-the-Rock lek, the largest lek known in Peru for this species.
- The historical city center of Cuzco.
- Manu National Park, one of the most biodiverse protected areas in the World.
- Fantastic scenery of the Andes around Cuzco.
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Alternative Tour Name: Birds and Machu Picchu
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