¿WHAT WE EXPECT?
Jungle Trips Bird Watching 4 days:This trip to Manu offers the opportunity to explore one of the best wilderness areas in the world, where wildlife is abundant and more than 1000 species of birds have been recorded. In addition, an impressive visit to Machu Picchu is highlighted, making this trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Jungle Trips Bird Watching 4 days .
Day 1: Cusco to Wayqecha Biological Station (2950m) – Jungle Trips Bird Watching .
Our journey begins early today our tour Jungle Trips Bird Watching , as we set off on a drive through picturesque intermontane valleys. Along the way, we will make strategic stops to search for two intelligent endemics: the Creamy-crested Spinetail and the Chestnut-breasted Mountain-Finch. Our birdwatching pursuits may also lead us
to encounter other species like the Cinereous Conebill, Golden-billed Saltator, Band-tailed Seedeater, Peruvian Sierra-Finch, Ash-breasted Sierra-Finch, and many more.
Upon reaching the high mountain pass of Acjanaco, our adventure truly begins as we enter a vast and pristine wilderness area. Descending along the winding road, we make our way toward the foothills of the Manu region.
As we progress along this extraordinary altitudinal transition provided by the road, a continuous flow of new bird species comes into view while others fade away. Initially, the steep slopes of the Andean mountains are adorned
with stunted forests, temperate shrubbery, and wet paramo. Here, we may have the opportunity to spot high-elevation inhabitants such as the Mountain Caracara, Shining Sunbeam, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Puna Thistletail, Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Black-throated Flower-piercer, and Moustached Flower-piercer.
Descending a bit further, as we enter the breathtaking cloud forests, our focus shifts to White-throated and Variable Hawks gliding gracefully over the impressive slopes. With a touch of luck, we might even catch sight of a Swallow-tailed Nightjar as evening falls. Our accommodation for the night awaits at the Wayqecha Biological Station, nestled within the upper Manu-cloudforest. (Lunch and Dinner included).
Day 2: Wayqecha to Cock of the Rock Lodge – Jungle Trips Bird Watching
On this day, our birding efforts will be focused on some challenging yet rewarding species. Our targets include the elusive Crimson-mantled Woodpecker and Blue-banded Toucanet. Among the hummingbirds, we will seek out
Gould’s Inca, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Violet-throated Starfrontlet, Tyrian Metaltail, and Rufous-capped Thornbill.
As we navigate through mixed flocks, we’ll have the opportunity to spot a variety of birds, such as Montane Woodcreeper, Marcapata Spinetail, Pearled Treerunner, Streaked Tuftedcheek, White-throated and White-banded
Tyrannulets, Handsome and Inca Flycatchers, Barred Becard, Mountain Wren, Spectacled Redstart, Citrine Warbler, Pale-legged Warbler, Capped Conebill, and an array of colorful tanagers including Blue-and-black,
Golden-collared, Blue-capped, Rust-and-yellow, and Grass-green Tanagers. Other notable species in this area may include Hooded Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Mountain-Tanager, Black-capped Hemispingus, Black-eared Hemispingus, and Superciliaried Hemispingus.
Our birdwatching journey could also reveal Andean Guan, Speckle-faced Parrot, Scaly-naped Parrot, Andean Pygmy-Owl, Azara’s Spinetail, Striped Treehunter, the endemic but elusive Red-and-white Antpitta, Trilling Tapaculo, Barred Fruiteater, Band-tailed Fruiteater, Red-crested Cotinga, Sierran Elaenia, Black-throated Tody-
Tyrant, Olive Flycatcher, Pale-edged Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant, White-winged Black-Tyrant, Blue-and-white Swallow, Pale-footed Swallow, White-collared
Jay, Fulvous Wren, Glossy-black Thrush, Great Thrush, Chiguanco Thrush, Scarlet-bellied Mountain-Tanager, and Mountain Cacique.
We will spend the night at Cock of the Rock Lodge, where we can rest and reflect on the day’s remarkable birding experiences. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Day 3: Cock of the Rock Lodge (Lower Manu Cloud Forest 1400m) to Jungle Trips Bird Watching .
On this day, our birding adventure takes us along the scenic Manu road, as we transition into the comfortable subtropical and lower temperate life zones, each with its own captivating avifauna. Our first highlight will be a
visit to a lek of the iconic Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. These remarkable birds, known for their dazzling displays and unique vocalizations, will leave a lasting impression on our memories.
Near the lodge, we’ll embark on a search for a range of special bird species. Some of the notable sightings we hope to encounter include the Black-billed Treehunter, Slaty Gnateater, Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet, Versicoloured
Barbet, Golden-olive Woodpecker, Olive-backed Woodcreeper, Montane Foliage-gleaner, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Streak-necked Flycatcher, Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Bolivian Tyrannulet, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant,
Grey-mantled Wren, Andean Solitaire, White-eared Solitaire, Brown-capped Vireo, Tropical Parula, Russet-crowned Warbler, Three-striped Warbler, Slate-throated Redstart, Deep-blue Flower-piercer, Bluish Flower-piercer, Blue-naped Chlorophonia, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Orange-eared Tanager, Golden Tanager, Saffron-
crowned Tanager, Yellow-throated Tanager, Slaty Tanager, Common Bush-Tanager, Black-faced Brush-Finch, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, and various stunning Hummingbirds like Violet-fronted Brilliant, Many-
spotted Hummingbird, Speckled Hummingbird, Booted Rackettail, and Long-tailed Sylph.As the morning sun warms the crisp air, we’ll also be on the lookout for large raptors soaring above. Species such as Solitary Eagle and
Black-and-chestnut Eagle could grace the skies. Additional bird sightings may include Band-tailed Pigeon, Chestnut-collared Swift, Masked Trogon, Highland Motmot, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Yungas
Manakin, White-crowned Tapaculo, Cinnamon Flycatcher, Lemon-browed Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Smoke-coloured Pewee, Green Jay, Grey-breasted Wood-Wren, Two-banded Warbler, Dusky-green
Oropendola, and Olivaceous Siskin, along with a captivating variety of tanagers.After sunset, our nocturnal birding efforts will focus on finding the Rufescent Screech-Owl and Lyre-tailed Nightjar. We will spend the night once
again at Cock-of-the-rock Lodge, or alternatively, at the nearby and comfortable Paradise Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Day 4: Cock of the Rock Lodge to Cusco
On our last day of birding in the lower Manu cloud forest, we’ll make the most of our time to seek out any remaining bird species that we may have missed during our previous days of exploration. As we traverse this rich and diverse habitat, we’ll have the opportunity to add more bird sightings to our list.
After our rewarding birding session, we will begin our journey back to Cusco. The return trip will provide us with more chances to enjoy the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the region. Along the way, we can reflect on the incredible birding experiences and memories we’ve gathered throughout our adventure.
As we head back to Cusco, we’ll carry with us a collection of remarkable bird sightings, a deeper appreciation for the diverse ecosystems, and the joy of having explored the unique avian life of the lower Manu cloud forest. Our
journey comes to an end, and we’ll arrive in Cusco with our hearts full of nature’s wonders. (Breakfast included).
Note: This marks the conclusion of our 4-day birding adventure in the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
Walking: The level of walking effort required during this trip ranges from easy to moderate. While some walks may be relatively simple, there will be opportunities for more moderate walks, particularly in the diverse terrains of the cloud forests and jungles.
Climate: The climate on this trip can vary significantly due to the range of altitudes and ecosystems we will encounter. At higher altitudes, especially in the early morning, conditions can be cool to cold. In middle elevations, expect dry and sunny days, with occasional overcast conditions.
Accommodation: Our accommodations are comfortable, though they reflect the simplicity of the jungle lodges. It’s important to note that some lodges may not have continuous electricity supply, relying instead on generators
for a limited period each day to charge batteries and provide essential power. Accommodations at Wayqecha Biological Station involve shared bathroom facilities. Single rooms are not available at Wayqecha Research Center,
but we will arrange roommates of the same sex for solo travelers. At Cock-of-the-rock Lodge, we offer double
rooms with private toilet and shower facilities. Hot and cold water is consistently available, and all toilet facilities have flush systems.
Bird Photography: Photography enthusiasts will find valuable opportunities to capture the stunning birdlife and natural beauty of the areas we explore. The rich diversity of bird species and their vibrant habitats provide excellent subjects for bird photography.
Overall, this trip offers a rewarding blend of comfortable accommodations, varied walking
experiences, and exceptional birdwatching and photography opportunities. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the captivating ecosystems of the region and create lasting memories of your birding adventure.
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
Que necesitas llevar contigo
Además de tu equipo esencial para la observación de aves, como binoculares y equipo fotográfico, te recomendamos llevar los siguientes elementos:
- Telescopio Terrestre: Si tienes un telescopio terrestre, puede mejorar tu experiencia de observación al permitirte ver aves distantes con mayor detalle.
- Linterna: Una linterna es esencial para la observación de aves nocturnas y para explorar en la oscuridad.
- Mochila Ligera para el Día: Una pequeña mochila para el día es útil para llevar elementos esenciales durante caminatas y excursiones.
- Protector Solar e Insecticida: Protégete del sol y de los insectos con protector solar y un insecticida efectivo.
- Ropa: Empaca tanto camisetas como una camisa de manga larga para condiciones climáticas variables. Se recomienda llevar pantalones cómodos de algodón o jeans, así como pantalones de nylon de secado rápido. Trae calcetines de algodón y no olvides un suéter, chaqueta o forro polar para las noches más frescas de observación de aves. Una chaqueta ligera resistente al agua o un poncho pueden ser útiles en caso de lluvia.
- Calzado: Botas de senderismo resistentes o zapatos son ideales para caminar en diferentes terrenos. Las sandalias son convenientes para usar durante las horas de ocio.
- Accesorios para la Cabeza: Un sombrero y gafas de sol te protegerán del sol y aumentarán tu comodidad.
- Bolsas de Plástico: Lleva bolsas de plástico para proteger tu cámara, ropa y otros objetos de la humedad.
- Artículos de Aseo Personal: Lleva artículos de aseo personal como champú, toalla y otros elementos esenciales para tu comodidad.
- Ten en cuenta que las reservas de última hora pueden ser acomodadas, pero existe la posibilidad de que la disponibilidad en el hotel o la excursión deseada sea limitada. Esperamos darte una cálida bienvenida y brindarte una experiencia excepcional de observación de aves.
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