Hummingbirds of Southern Peru Tour
This is a 9-day Peru hummingbird tour in the southern part of the country where we will be in search of over 40 species of hummingbird including four endemic hummingbirds! During this birding trip, which is available on request, expect to see over 300 birds species in total (including ten endemics). This unique journey will include the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, the Abra Malaga, Machu Picchu and the famous Manu Road. It is a combination of garden birding and a birding safari.
With the garden locations, there are specially sited feeders that allow easy photography of the birds. The birding safari part of the trip involves walks of around 5km as we go in search of interesting birds. The pace on this hummingbird tour of Peru could be said to be challenging but the rewards are high.
The Cusco region is a unique place in southern Peru for hummingbirds. its varied ecosystems make it a great destination for nature lovers. Not only that, but it is also a site of the great cultural heritage left by one of the most important civilisations in the world, the Incas.
In terms of hummingbirds alone, the Peru's Cusco region has habitats that are home to more than 50 species! You can find them hovering in the gardens of the Temple of the Sun in the middle of Cusco city, passing through the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas or along the train track leading to Machu Picchu. Everywhere these little birds display their magical iridescent colours and super-speed movements.
This Cusco area tour in Peru gives you the opportunity to search for an astonishing number hummingbirds, four of them endemic - the Bearded Mountaineer, the Green-and-white Hummingbird, the White-tufted Sunbeam and the Peruvian Pied Tail.
You will also have the opportunity to extend your nine days and add three more to be spent in the city of Arequipa. This will give you the chance to add another five important Peruvian hummingbird species, two of them endemic - the Black Metaltail and the Bronze-tailed Comet. Contact us to arrange this tour on a date to suit your itinerary, subject to availability.
Peru Hummingbird Tour Highlights
- The chance to find dozens of different species of hummingbird.
- Photo opportunities at the hummingbird gardens of Ensifera Camp and Inkamazonia
- A birdwatching trek down the famous Manu Road
Alternative tour name: Hummingbirds of Peru Trip