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Huacarpay Wetlands Cusco Bird Watching Trip, Peru

Huacarpay Wetlands Cusco Bird Watching Trip, Peru

Birding Cusco at Huacarpay Wetlands in Peru

Cusco Birdwatching at Huacarpay Wetlands (90 species)- Half Day Tour

Amazing Cusco Birdwatching morning around Lagoons of extreme beauty surrounded by magical mountains and decorated by the presence of ducks, herons, tanagers, hummingbirds and other Cusco birds.

30 kilometers from Cusco City we can visit a RAMSAR wetland known like Huacarpay. It is a group of highland lagoons where many migratory, resident and a couple of endemic birds are watchable.

100% easy to do, most of the time with trails next to our car

Alternative Tour Name: Cusco Birdwatching at Huacarpay Wetlands

Day 1
Half Day Tour

Who could imagine that at just 30 kilometers south of the Cusco city there is a set of Andean lagoons known as Huacarpay Wetlands where you can enjoy a Cusco Birdwatching morning?

We will start our Cusco Birdwatching tour at 06:00 hrs picking you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and we will go 30 km south of the city to Huacarpay Wetlands.Many species of Cusco birds reside in the area, but depending on the time of the year we can also find migratory birds that visit us.

Upon our arrival to Huacarpay Wetlands we will go to the different strategic points during the next three hours to try to spot as many Cusco birds as possible including two Cusco endemic birds as Rusty-Fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis) and Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonimpha nobilis)

Ending our Cusco Birdwatching tour we will start the return from Huacarpay Wetlands to the city of Cusco.

Birdwatching tour we will start the return from Huacarpay Wetlands to the city of Cusco.

Approximate arrival time to Cusco:  10:00 a.m.

Huacarpay Wetlands birds, Andean Duck, Puna Teal, White-tufted Grebe, Puna Ibis, Variable Hawk, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Plumbeous Rail, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Yellow-billed Tit-tyrant, Rusty-Fronted Canastero (E), Bearded Mountaineer (E), Black-tailed Trainbearer, Andean Flicker, Many-colored Rush-Tyrant, Andean Negrito, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Golden-billed Saltator.

What is included?

  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Guide service
  • Snacks

What is not included?

  • International flights, domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides & drivers
  • Extra expenses for cancellations or delays due to weather conditions, strikes or others
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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USD90 / per person
This tour is operated by: Machu Picchu Cusco Birding
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Tour Facts

  • Cusco
  • From 2 to 6 pax
  • Available Daily
  • Birds
  • Half Day Trip
  • 4.5 hours
  • Leisurely
  • English
  • Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport
  • Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport