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Birdwatching in Manu 9D/8N

Duration

9 Days 8 nights

Group size

15

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Hotel

Difficulty

Easy

Birdwatching in Manu 9D/8N

Duration

9 Days 8 nights

Group size

15

Loading type

Hotel

Difficulty

Easy

Explore the richness of biodiversity and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Peru with our exclusive bird watching travel service in Manu National Park. Add exciting adventures to your list of unique experiences as you venture into an unparalleled natural paradise.

9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

Overview

Discover the abundance of exotic and endemic birds that call these regions home. Accompanied by our expert local ornithological guides, you will embark on an exciting expedition full of avifaunal discoveries. You will experience diverse habitats, from high plateaus to cloud forests, where you will spot a wide variety of birds, from colorful toucans and parrots to elusive hummingbirds and graceful eagles.

You will explore Manu National Park, a jewel of biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon. You will hike hidden trails, cross crystal clear rivers and navigate serene lakes, all in search of the most extraordinary bird species. You will learn about the importance of conservation and the vital role these protected areas play in the preservation of wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO - HUACARPAY LAKE - WAYQUECHA LODGE

4:30 am Pick up from Hotel The Huacarpay Lagoons located at 3020 m.a.s.l. 10,500 ft. are a wetland system located 30km south east of Cusco city, they have a great variety of aquatic habitats, therefore it is a refuge of diverse species of birds in danger of extinction. We will start this activity early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to this lake. Once we get there, we will explore around trying to spot many species, the marshy shores and lake waters are home to Andean waterfowl and wading birds, including the tufted grebe, puna ibis, puna teal, ruddy duck, ruddy (Andean) duck, plumbeous rake and Andean lapwing. In addition, there are usually a few non-breeding or migrating boreal shorebirds (quite a few later in the season). The extensive reed beds are home to black harriers, yellow-winged blackbirds, kinglet-like juncos, and the beautiful multicolored tyrant, and the scrub-covered slopes are home to a number of landbirds, such as the bare-faced turtle dove, the giant hummingbird (at nine inches, the largest body of hummingbirds), large flocks of greenish-yellow finches (usually), ash-breasted saw-finches, band-tailed seed-finches, and the endemic rusty-fronted canastero. Another Peruvian endemic, the spectacular Bearded Mountaineer, feeds on the yellow tubular flowers of the wild tobacco tree that grows in the alluvial plains near the lakes. Overnight at Wayquecha Lodge.

Day 2: WAYQUECHA LODGE - CANOPY WALK - ORCHID GARDEN

Birdwatching and photography is done at the attractions already set up: such as hummingbird feeders, gardens around the cabins and restaurant, or by walking the internal trails or traveling by road to the surrounding areas in search of activity. At the hummingbird feeders you can see the Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Tyrian Metaltail, Collared Inca and Masked Flowerpiercer. On the trails and in the fruit trees around the lodge you can see the beautiful tanagers: Golden-collared Tanager, Grass-green Tanager, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Hooded Mountain Tanager, among others. In other trails you can find more diversity. Other birds of interest are: the common waved bullfrog, the common red-and-white bullfrog, the reddish bullfrog, the black-faced finch and the gray-breasted mountain toucan.

Day 3: WAYQUECHA - CLOUD FOREST - GALLITO DE LAS ROCAS LODGE

Bird watching along the Manu road in search of some birds. We will stay two nights at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge. B: L: D.

Day 4: GALLITO DE LAS ROCAS LODGE - LEK - BIRDING NEARBY AREAS

We started early visiting the Lek of these beautiful and colorful cock-of-the-rock lodges. In the evenings we look for screech owls and lyre-tailed nightjars. Overnight at the Cock of the Rock Lodge.

Day 5: COCK OF THE ROCK LODGE. - BIRD WATCHING

Bird watching in search of target birds along the famous Manu Road and trails around the lodge.

Day 6: HOSTEL GALLITO DE LAS ROCAS. - VILLA CARMEN

We will descend further down the Manu trail to the comfortable Villa Carmen Lodge. We will spend most of the day birding in the upper tropical forests of the foothills in search of species such as Military Macaw, Peruvian Hummingbird, Chestnut-rumped Antbird, Striped-breasted Antwren, Black Antbird, Ornate Flycatcher, Spotted Red-billed Tyrannulet and the charming Tody-Flycatcher. Antwren, Black Antbird, Ornate Flycatcher, spotted Red-billed Tyrannulet and the lovely Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher. With a little luck, we will find an Amazonian Umbrellabird perched in a tree on the side of the road. Clear areas can produce Smooth-billed Ani, the odd-looking Swallow Tanager, Blue-black Grasshopper, Chestnut-bellied and Black-and-white and Black-and-white Seedeaters, and Lesser Seedeater Finch. In good weather, raptors often fly overhead and we will be on the lookout for White Hawk and Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle. Overnight at Villa Carmen.

Day 7: GALLITO DE LAS ROCAS LODGE. - VILLA CARMEN BIOLOGICAL STATION

Today, we leave early to reach lower elevations. The mountain and lowland forests of the lower section of the trail have a different set of birds than the previous sections. Therefore, the list includes birds such as the Orange-breasted Hawk, Blue-headed Parrot, Barred Piculet, Red-capped Booby, and Red-capped Booby, among others. Later we will arrive at Villa Carmen Lodge. The lodge is strategically located at an altitude of 520 meters, so it is home to different types of habitats that we will explore in the coming days.

Day 8: VILLA CARMEN BIOLOGICAL STATION

There are almost 50 km of trails around the lodge, through mature and secondary forests, bamboo thickets and around lakes. Possible bamboo specialists here are Manu Antbird, Striated Antbid, Bamboo Antshrike and White-cheeked Tody-tyrant. In addition, in the surroundings of the pond we can find rufescent tiger heron, sunbird, sun grebe, among other species. In addition, other interesting birds in the area are the black hawk eagle, blue-crowned trogon, black-faced dacnis, golden-bellied euphonia and many more. Overnight at Villa Carmen.

Day 9: BIOLOGICAL STATION VILLA CARMEN - CUSCO

Birding around the lodge in search of many mixed species flocks. In fact, the complete list of this area has about 400 species of birds. Then return to Cusco.

Price

From: USD 600.00 per person

Includes:

  • Highly experienced bilingual guide. With equipment.
  • Shared or private transportation according to the program.
  • Lunch (Picnic)
  • Entrance ticket to see the condors.
  • 2 bottles of mineral water for each participant
  • First aid kit.

Not included

  • Binoculars, (You can rent them with us)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips

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