Birding and Photography Tour on the Manu Road
This 5-day Birding Peru: Manu Road Photography Tour is available as a set departure (or available request) on which you can expect to see around 250 species of bird, including a dozen or so endemics, and travel to prime birdwatching lodges at the edge of Manu National Park in southern Peru. The trip is great for bird photography, particularly the national bird of Peru, the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, and also many hummingbird species. All of the lodges along the Manu Road - Wayqecha Lodge, Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Villa Carmen and Amazonia Lodge - have specialist feeders and provide excellent photographic opportunities.
The Manu road is the most species-rich birding route in the world. More than 1000 species have been recorded there. Among the highlights you can expect to find are numerous species of tanagers, hummingbirds, trogons and toucans, as well as Hoatzin, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, Antbirds and Woodcreepers. There are also a number of endemic or restricted-range species available along the road.
When you are birding Peru you can look forward to seeing exciting species such as Red-and-White Antpitta, Rufous-capped Thornbill, Marcapata Spinetail, Black-backed Tody-Tyrant, Koepcke's Hermit, Black-capped Tinamou, Amazonian Antpitta and Pale-eyed Blackbird. Then there are the bamboo specialists such as White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher, Bamboo Antshrike, Manu Antbird, Large-headed Flatbill, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, White-lined Antbird, Goeldi's Antbird and many more. It's a list to make your mouth water!
There are two service levels offered by Kolibri on this birding Peru tour. When we started running birding Peru tours on the Manu Road, over 20 years ago, none of the lodges had private baths. Now they are well equipped with beautiful cabins and rooms with private bathrooms and hot water showers, but prices have understandably risen.
However, the same lodges still offer a more budget option with shared baths. Our standard rates assume a shared bathroom but we also offer our MST premium service as outlined on our tour operator page. Please note that at Wayqecha Lodge and Villa Carmen there are two separate male and female dorms, often housing students doing research, so even if you opt for our budget tour pricing you may want to consider an upgrade just for these two places - this can easily be arranged.
Birding Peru: Manu Road Photography Tour highlights include:
- Five days on the most species-rich birding route in the world
- Great photo opportunities for Andean Cock-of-the-Rock and hummingbirds
- Bamboo bird specialists such as White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher
- Many endemic and restricted-range species
Please note: The above from pricing is based on 5 travellers participating in this tour. With just two people on the tour the surcharge is $500/person. With 3 people signed up the surcharge is $250, and with four just $90/person
If you like the look of this tour but are keen to experience a combination of culture and birdwatching, have a look at the Peru Birding and Culture Tour: Nazca, Titicaca and Machu Picchu.
Alternative Tour Name: Manu Road Birding Route Tour
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