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Complete Manu Birding Tour, Peru - 17 Days

Complete Manu Birding Tour, Peru

Peru Birding Tour Along the Manu Road

This 17-day Complete Manu Birding Tour is a set departure (or available request) where you can expect to see around 450 species of bird, including a dozen or so endemics. It is a moderately paced birding trip that takes you to the most diverse wildlife areas of Peru. Over 1,000 species of birds have been recorded between the starting point in Cuzco and the end of the tour in Puerto Maldonado. Birding on this complete Manu tour will include time spent on the famous Manu Road and in Manu National Park and the southeastern Peruvian Amazon.

You can expect highlights such as good views of the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, the bright orange national bird of Peru. The males can be seen on display with as many as 10 birds at the time and close enough for fantastic bird photography.

On this Manu birdwatching tour, you will visit the macaw clay lick of Blanquillo and the mega diverse surroundings of the Manu Wildlife Center, which provide more stunning photography opportunities. The hummingbirds at the Cock-of-the-Rock and Amazonia Lodges are legendary, and at Villa Carmen you will find habituated Amazonian Antpittas and Black-capped Tinamou, giving you many chances to capture great images.

Our last stop on this complete Manu birdwatching adventure takes you to the Amigos Birding Lodge (aka CICRA). The incredible trail network there takes you to the home of what is perhaps the cutest monkey of the Amazon, the Emperor Tamarin.

Many other mammals can be seen as you travel along on the Manu birding trip. There are the Giant River Otters at Cocha Blanco, Tapir at a nighttime mammal clay lick and sometimes, if you're lucky, an Ocelot at the macaw clay lick. It's also quite possible to see around 10 species of primate of the 13 recorded in Peru.

Most of the lodges you will stay at on this Manu birding holiday have been refurbished in recent years. Some offer rooms with private bathrooms, some have shared bathroom facilities and these rooms are charged at a lower rate. The lodges you will visit over the 17 days are Wayqecha, Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, Villa Carmen, Amazonia Lodge, Pantiacolla Lodge, Blanquillo Lodge and Amigos Birding Lodge.

For a more luxurious, private and upmarket stay on your Complete Manu Birding Tour, you could consider our MST option and enjoy a VIP package, which includes a free transfer from Lima and alcoholic and bottled beverages at the lodges. Details of our unique tiered pricing structure can be found on the Kolibri Expeditions introduction page. The MST service for this tour is $925 extra.

Complete Manu Birding Tour highlights include:

  • Birding along the famous Manu Road
  • Photo opportunities at a Cock-of-the-Rock lek
  • Impressive flocks of macaws plus Ocelot and Tapir at clay licks
  • The chance to tick as many as 1,000 bird species

Are you also a keen wildlife photographer? Our special Hummingbird Photography: Marvellous Spatuletail Tour could well be a welcome addition to your Manu birdwatching and wildlife adventure.

Alternative tour name: Birding in Manu National Park

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17 Days

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USD4,715 / per person
Single Suppliment USD 550
This tour is operated by: Kolibri Expeditions
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Tour Facts

  • Manu road start \ Cuzco
  • Set Departure
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • Up to 12 people. Usually, 2-6. Larger groups will have two guides, and from 9 people there will be two vehicles, giving more flexibility.
  • 16 days
  • April-November
  • No limit.
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian + (Japanese and Mandarin with translator).
  • Cuzco
  • Puerto Maldonado
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