• 9 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $3,675
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Peru, with its more than 1,800 species representing 20% of the world total, is the second country in the world with the greatest number of birds and that, makes Peru a true paradise populated by endemic and migratory birds that come from all over the world. Birding in Peru proposes birders a program that will draw a lot of marine, coastal, Andean, and jungle of Peru to make the perfect spot for bird watching.
Countries Visited Peru
Places Visited , Cusco, Puerto Maldonado
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Adventure Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Lima, Peru

    Arrive at Lima's international airport. Meet your assistant and transfer to your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Lima - Cusco

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cusco. On the arrival, meet your assistant and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, excursion to visit the historical center and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Cusco - Huacarpay Lagoon

    Departure to Huacarpay Lagoon. There are many viewpoints from where you can appreciate various endemic and migratory birds around the lagoon. Box lunch included. Return to Cusco in the afternoon.

    White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland), Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis), Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea), Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera), Puna Teal (Anas puna), Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica), Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus), Andean Gull (Chroicocephalus serranus), Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas), Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant (Muscisaxicola rufivertex), Andean Negrito (Lessonia oreas), Yellow-winged Blackbird (Chrysomus thilius), Green-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia nuna), Rusty-fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), Streak-fronted Thorn-bird (Phacellodomus striaticeps), Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris), Southern Pochard (Netta erythrophthalma), Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis), Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica), Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda), among others.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Cusco - Machu Picchu

    Transfer to Poroy's station to take the Vistadome train (1st class, subject to availability) to Machu Picchu town. At the arrival, transfer by public bus to the archaeological complex to visit Machu Picchu. In the afternoon, transfer to the station on foot to take the Vistadome train to Poroy (1st class, subject to availability). At Poroy, transfer to Cusco and lodging in the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 5

    Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Posada Amazonas

    Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Puerto Maldonado. At the arrival, reception, and transfer to the Tambopata Riverport.

    Purus Jacamar (Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus), White-browed Blackbird (Sturnella superciliaris), Pearl Kite (Gampsonyx swainsonii), Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa).

    Transfer to Posada Amazonas by private boat, box lunch on board included.

    Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus), Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris), King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), Bat Falcon (Falco rufigularis), Olive Oropendola (Psarocolius bifasciatus), Russet-backed Oropendola (Psarocolius angustifrons, Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) and Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona).

    Upon arrival, the lodge manager will give a brief with important navigation and security tips. Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Posada Amazonas

    Breakfast at the lodge. In the morning, walk to the scaffolding tower which will add a completely new dimension to the Amazon birding experience. We will see lonely raptors riding the thermals. This is your best chance for hawk-eagles and even harpy.

    Paradise Tanager (Tangara chilensis), Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii), Flame-crested Tanager (Tachyphonus cristatus), Turquoise Tanager (Tangara mexicana), Opal-rumped Tanager (Tangara velia), Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus), Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus), Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana), Striolated Puffbird (Nystalus striolatus), Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis), Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), Curl-crested Aracari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii) and Brown-mandibled Aracari (Pteroglossus mariae).

    After lunch, we will walk the Shahue trail.

    Fiery-capped Manakin (Machaeropterus pyrocephalus), Round-tailed Manakin (Pipra chloromeros), Pavonine Quetzal (Pharomachrus pavoninus).

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Posada Amazonas

    Breakfast at the lodge. Morning dedicated to visiting the bamboo forest.

    White-cheeked Tody Tyrant (Poecilotriccus albifacies), Peruvian Recurvebill (Simoxenops ucayalae), Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris), Rufous-headed Woodpecker (Celeus spectabilis), Rufous-breasted Piculet (Picumnus rufiventris), Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner (Anabates melanopezus), Large-headed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon megacephalum), Dusky-tailed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon fuscicauda), Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner (Automolus dorsalis), Flammulated Bamboo-tyrant (Hemitriccus flammulatus), Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis), Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla ornata), White-lined Antbird (Percnostola lophotes), Rufous capped Nunlet (Nonnula ruficapilla), Pheasant Cuckoo (Dromococcyx phasianellus).

    After lunch, hike on the Shije'eje trail.

    Variegated Tinamou (Crypturellus variegatus), Blue-crowned y Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii), Golden-crowned Spadebill (Platyrinchus coronatus), Curl-crested Aracari (Pteroglossus beauharnaesii), Dusky-headed parakket (Aratinga weddellii), Black-capped parakeet (Pyrrhura rupicola), como también Cobalt-winged Parakket (Brotogeris cyanoptera), Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu).

    Dinner and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Posada Amazonas

    Breakfast at the lodge. A thirty minutes by boat and forty-five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas will take us to the Tres Chimbadas Lake system.

    Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis), Azure Gallinule (Porphyrio flavirostris), Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus), Slender-billed Kite (Helicolestes hamatus), Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis), Rufescent Tiger-Herons (Tigrisoma lineatum), Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica), Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis), Gray-breasted Crake (Laterallus exilis), Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius), Horned Screamers (Anhima cornuta), Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazín).

    After lunch, excursion to the secondary forest.

    Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus), Short-tailed Pygmy Tyrant (Myiornis ecaudatus), Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus), Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua), Solitary Black Cacique (Cacicus solitarius), Gray-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla), Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti).
    After dinner, night birding.

    Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis), Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl (Megascops usta), Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis), Long tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus), Ocellated Poorwill (Nyctiphrynus ocellatus), Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata), Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata).

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 9

    Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado - Lima

    After breakfast at the lodge, transfer by boat to Puerto Maldonado. Transfer to airport and departure on a scheduled flight to Lima to make the connection with the international flight.

    Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus), White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus), Black-faced Tanager (Schistochlamys melanopis), Red-breasted Blackbird (Sturnella militaris), White-browed Blackbird (Sturnella militaris), Scaled Pigeon (Patagioenas speciosa), Point-tailed Palmcreeper (Berlepschia rikeri), Sulphury Flycatcher (Tyrannopsis sulphurea), Gray-lined Hawk (Buteo nitidus), White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus), South-American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae).

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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Starting from $3,675 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • All transfers on arrival and departure of each locality, assisted by expert personnel
  • Visits mentioned as description with ornithologist guides
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned
  • Vista dome train from/to Machu Picchu
  • Transportation in comfortable tourist vehicles
  • Overnights in suggested hotels or similar(subject to confirmation), breakfast included
  • Meals as indicated

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Excursion the historical center such as Cathedral and Santo Domingo/Coricancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.
  • Explore Huacarpay Lagoon
  • Visit Machu Picchu town and the archaeological complex
  • Visit Puerto Maldonado
  • Head to the Tambopata Riverport
  • Walk to the scaffolding tower, which will add a completely new dimension to the Amazon birding experience. Best chance to see hawk-eagles and even harpy
  • Walk the Shahue trail
  • Visit the bamboo forest
  • Hike on the Shije’eje trail
  • Boat and then hike from Posada Amazonas to the Tres Chimbadas Lake

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