BIRDING EXPLORER, MANU NATIONAL PARK
Explore in five days the famous Manu National Park, watch birds on high mountains, humid and lushy forests, Cusco andes rainforest and amazon. Explore by navigating in snaking rivers, once home of giant otters, caimans, apes and a variety of birds.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Discover several endemic species, among them, the wonderful cock of the rock, Peru’s national bird. Explore by land an extraordinary life zone variety, from the Andes to the Amazon, discover unique ecosystems that cannot be found in other planet’s regions. Discover rustic shelters lost in Amazon with people who will welcome you in a very unique way.
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In order to carry out your booking for the Inca Trail to Machupicchu and guarantee all of our travelers availability you must supply the following information:
1: Full legal name
2: Number of Passport
3: Nationality and birthdate
- A unique experience, completely personalized from the moment you get here to the moment you leave
- All shuttles and entry tickets to tourist attractions.
- Comfortable transportation.
- 24 hour assistance by our local team
- Birds specialized guides that meet strict criteria
- 04 nights in selected and evaluated lodges by our experts, in order for you to have a pleasant stay and comfortable rest.
- Lunch will be provided at the lodge, recommended and previously evaluated by our company.
- International flight.
- Dinners, you can choose one of your preference or we can give you some recommendations.
- Personal expenses, drinks, etc.
CUSCO - COCK-OF-THE-ROCK LODGE
Start the day exploring Huacarpay, a mountain wetland habitat, with numerous bird species such as the endemic Bearded Mountaineer, the Rusty-fronted Canastero as well non-endemic flycatchers, coots, teals, egrets, hummingbirds, raptors, and seedeaters. In the route to look for two more endemic birds,the colorful Chesnut- breasted Mountain Finch the Creamy-crested Spinetail, ground tyrants and miners. The ridge top of Ajanaco 3800m/12467ft. final high point in the Andes. After a picnic lunch we descend through the rapidly changing habitat characteristic of the tropical Andes. mixed-species flocks of mountain tanagers, metaltails, tyrannulets, flower piercers and tapaculos.There’s a good chance we’ll see the Inca Flycatcher (endemic) and more mixed-species flocks of tanagers,fruiteaters, quetzals, theSolitary and Black-and-Chesnut eagles.As dusk arrives on Manu Road we may see one of the most rare and unique birds in the world – the Lyre-tailed Nightjar
Today discover El Mirador (Union Lookout) to look for mixed-species flocks of Blue-necked Tanagers, Paradise Tanagers, Bush Tanagers, Slaty-capped Flycatchers, Slate-throated red stars, Olive-backed and Mountain woodcreepers, Mountain Foliage Gleaners, Blue-banded and Chesnut-tipped toucanets, Crimson-bellied and Golden Olive woodpeckers, and Highland Motmots. Back to the lodge for lunch and time to enjoy the garden, home to at least six species of hummingbirds, the Booted Racket-tail, and Wire-crested Thorntail. We’ll set aside some time to visit a lek in the cloud forest to observe the Cock-of-the-Rock.
ATALAYA - AMAZONIA LODGE
Today explore the cloud forest, to the Andean foothills and bamboo forest. Here we’ll look for species like the Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner, Red-billed Scythebill, Chesnut-backed Antstrike, Foothill Antwren, White-backed Fire-eye, Yellow- breasted Flycatcher, Stripe-chested Antwren, and Cabanis Spinetail. We’ll also see the Golden-bellied Warbler, Ornate Flycatcher, Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet, rare Peruvian Pietail (endemic hummingbird), and Fine-barred Piculet (endemic). In Pillcopata we’ll stop to visit a coca plantation and learn about this plant and its many medicinal uses. We continue on to the port town of Atalaya where we will meet our boat for our river ride to the Amazonia Lodge. The twenty-minute boat ride meanders along the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the tributaries of the Amazon River.
Discover Amazonia Lodge boasts a bird list of over 600 species. The lodge is in the transitional zone (1640 feet of elevation). Butterfly bushes attract numerous hummingbird species including the Rufous-crested Coquette, Golden-tailed Sapphire, Blue-tailed Emerald, Black-eared Fairy, Wire-crested Thorntail, Amethyst Woodstar and the endemic Kopeck’s Hermit. the species we will be looking for include the Black-capped Tinamou, the Strange Hoatzin, Buckley’s Forest Falcon, Wattled Guan, Military Macaw, Blue-headed Macaw, Pheasant Cuckoo, Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Chestnut-capped Puffbird, Fine-barred Piculet, Red-billed Scythbill, Dark-breasted Spinetail, Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner, Bamboo Antshrike, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, Amazonian and Thrush-like antpittas, Rusty-belted Tapaculo, Mottle-backed Elaenia, Red-billed Tyrannulet, Johanne’s Tody-tyrant, Yellow-browed Tody-flycatcher, Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher, Ornate Flycatcher, Band-tailed, Fiery-capped and Round-tailed manakins, Golden-bellied (Cusco) Warbler, Black-faced Dacnis and many more. We will go owling for the Mottled Owl, Black-banded Owl, Tawny-bellied Screech Owl along with Great, Long-tailed and Common Potoos.
After breakfast, we’ll take the boat back to Atalaya, get back on Manu Road and continue our bird watching. The landscape will change as we climb and move through the cloud and elfin forests. We’ll have a good chance to see Mountain Tanagers, Chat Tyrants, and elaenias. We’ll have a box lunch along the way as we move through the magical landscape toward Cusco. The trip ends when we drop you back at your hotel in Cusco.
Cock-Of-The-Rock (or similar)
Amazonia Lodge (or similar)
Day 04: Arequipa
Amazonia Lodge (or similar)
The trip ends, we will we drop you back at your hotel in Cusco
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
The confirmation will be sent via email. You can print it and show it to your guide before the tour starts. You will have as well, your travel assessor email, who will assist you on every question or doubt you could have.
You are able to buy online through Master Card, Visa and American Express cards. We accept debit cards too, and we work using trustworthy systems such as CULQUI and PAYPAL.
For every tour we use only modern vehicles including enough space and capacity in order for you to feel cozy and comfortable during the trip. Each vehicle is equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats and a high-quality audio system.
No, because we handle exclusive groups. The cost may vary according to the language, Spanish, Portuguese or English. In case you wish the guidance service in any other language, please contact us.
We recommend you to carry sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a camera as the most important items.
Of course, please send us an email with your address, zip code and city and we will send it to you right away.
We recommend that you book your preferred tour dates as soon as possible to assure departure dates. Note that we have limited vacancies.
That’s no problem at all! All you need is to show your passport or your ID to the guide before the trip starts. You can request it by email and we will be glad to send it to you back.
THE PERU TRAVEL has been running top-quality private trips to Machu Picchu since 2005. In 2010 we decided to run Peru and Bolivia.
Note that THE PERU TRAVEL won’t take any responsibility for any object that is inside its vehicles. Any item we find will be taken to our Cusco office. You can contact us in our office to ask for the lost item.