Huacarpay Wetlands Cusco Birding Half-day Trip
Enjoy a half-day Cusco bird watching tour just 30 kilometers from Cusco City at the Huacarpay Wetlands. Available at 5:30 am. More than 100 species of birds (02 endemic birds)
The lagoons and wetlands of Lucre and Huacarpay are a set of water mirrors in the middle of the southern Peruvian Andes. This Ramsar wetland is a resting place for many migratory birds, as well as home to resident birds and even endemic birds such as the Rusty-fronted Canastero and the Bearded Mountaineer Hummingbird.
Its big extension has different habitats and environments that allow the presence of more than a hundred species of birds.
In the months from November to March during the boreal migration, you can see birds such as Spotted Sandpiper, Baird´s Sandpiper, Wilson´s Phalarope, Solitary Sandpiper and more. And in the months of February to April when everything is covered with flowers, the activity of the hummingbirds is incredible.
Its access and distance is another point to consider since these wetlands at just 30 kilometers from the City of Cusco (on the route that leads to Lake Titicaca), are the second hot spot in Cusco, after the Balcon del Diablo.
About three hours may be enough to visit the different areas of interest in this place on this Cusco birding tour, but there is no doubt that it is a place to spend the whole day since, in addition to birds, it is important for having been the place of residence of the pre-Inca culture known as Wari, which its incredible
Buildings are still surrounding the Wetland today. We must also consider the great gastronomic and cultural offer that Lucre, a town near the wetlands and a country destination for all Cusco residents, have for you. There, you can enjoy typical dishes.
Top 3 - Cusco Birding Tour Highlights
- Two endemic birds in the area
- Precolombian culture archaeological sites
- Breathtaking Landscape
Alternative Tour Name: Cusco Birdwatching at Huacarpay Wetlands