Machu Picchu Birdwatching 5d /4N

Machu Picchu Birdwatching 5d /4N
 

Machu Picchu Birdwatching 5 Days 4 Nights

  •  Length: 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Cusco Machupicchu
  • Activities:
  • Altitude: 500 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: May – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 4
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person: USD

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Short description of the Machu Picchu Birdwatching

Quick Itinerary of the Machu Picchu Birdwatching

Day 1 – Day 1: Cusco -Machu picchu Birdwatching – Huacarpay Ollanta and Peñas

Day 2 – Day 2 : Machu picchu Birdwatching Ollanta, Canchayo, Carrizales and san Luis

Day 3 – Day 3 : Machu picchu Birdwatching – Cusco – Ollanta

Day 4 – Day 4: Machu picchu Birdwatching – Aguas Calientes mandor

Day 5 – Day 5 Machu picchu Birdwatching – Machu Picchu – Cusco

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Day 1: Cusco -Machu picchu Birdwatching – Huacarpay Ollanta and Peñas

We pick up our passengers early from the hotel to begin our activities of bird observation in Laguna Huacarpay which is 30 minutes from Cusco at 3400 m.a.s.l. where the guide will give his knowledge and show the more important birds, for example: Rusty fronted canastero, Bearded mountaineer, Plumbeous Rail, AndeanBlack, Rufous naped Ground tyrante, streak fronted thornbird, cinnamon teal, puna teal, yellow billed pintail, greenish yellow finch, Black chested Buzzard eagle and many more. Later we continue to Urubamba where we have lunch and then travel to Ollanta y Peñas where we can view birds such as: White tufted sunbeam, chestnut breasted mountain finch, Great sapphiwing, golden billed saltator, Peruvian pygmy Owl, cream crested Spinetail, green and white hummingbirds, among others. After, we return to the hotel in Ollanta.

Day 2 : Machu picchu Birdwatching Ollanta, Canchayo, Carrizales and san Luis

We will be leaving Ollanta at 4:30 am in our bus for 1.5 hrs to Canchayoc where we begin to view birds such as: White Browed conebill, Marcapata Spinetail, Puna thistletail, parodis Hemispin, Sapphire vented puffleg, tit like dacnis, sword Billed Hummingbird, purple Backed thornbill, Rufous Antpitta, Inca wren, cusco brush finch, Gray breasted mountain Toucan, Scarlet bellied mountain tanager, Golden collared Tanager, and others. In the afternoon we return to the hotel in Ollanta.

Day 3 : Machu picchu Birdwatching – Cusco – Ollanta

We leave Ollanta at 5:30 after breakfast to go to Abra Malaga, the high part of Polylepis at 4230 m.a.s.l. which is 45 minutes from Ollanta. We climb the hill where we will be for 4 hrs to observe: Andean condor, royal Cinclodes, puna tapaculo, ash breasted tit tyrant, junin canastero, White browed tit spinetail, tawny tit spinetail, Giant conebill, Stripe headed Antpitta, puna Ground tyrant, rufous naped Ground tyrant, White winged Diuca finch, olivaceopus thornbill, Andean Hillstard and many more bird communities. Later we go down the trail to have lunch. Then we continue to observe more birds and at 4 PM return to Ollanta to take the train to Aguas Calientes where we will have dinner and stay in the hotel.

Day 4: Machu picchu Birdwatching – Aguas Calientes mandor

We leave the hotel after breakfast at 6 :00 Am to begin viewing birds such as: White capped dipper, torrent Duck, green and White hummingbird, Highland Motmot, Ocellated piculet, Variable Antshrike, Andean Cock Of The Rock, Masked fruiteater, Inca Flycatcher, Sclater•s Tyranulet, Inca Flycatcher, silver Backed tanager, slaty tanager, collared Inca, black streak puffbird, Pale legged Warbler, White eared Solitare, and others. Then we return to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a rest. In the afternoon we continue observing birds in the high part then we return to the hotel for dinner.

Day 5 :Machu picchu Birdwatching – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today after breakfast we climb in the bus to go to the archaeological zone to appreciate the incredible Incan construction where we can see temples, agricultural parts, astrological zones, and many more things. After that visit, we return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before our departure to Cusco where sadly but surely the tour comes to an end

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Included in the Machu picchu Birdwatching

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance fee to the thermal baths (Aguas Calientes of Manu National Park);
  • A professional Cook,
  • Meals: 4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in lodges, 1 night in a campsite in the Manu jungle;
  • Camping equipment (personal tents, mattresses, tables, chairs, dining tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment and a gas bottle);
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Rafting equipment and life jackets;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Machu picchu Birdwatching

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Sleeping bag (you can rent it from us!);
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Machu picchu Birdwatching

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
  • Original passport,
  • Sleeping bag (you can rent if from us);
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
  • Swimsuit;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Antibacterial gel,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.

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