Southern Peru with Machu Picchu

Tour Overview
Peru simply has it all: monuments to ancient civilisations, world-leading fusion gastronomy, eclectic cultural heritage, outdoor adventures of all kinds, colourful tribal festivals, and of course wild and diverse landscapes. With over 1850 bird species Peru has one of the biggest bird lists in the world, including an incredible 107 endemic species.

Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east formed by the mighty Amazon river.

Theodore Parker III, a well-known American ornithologist, once said, “Peru offers bird enthusiasts more than any other country in the world… Being here is like being a child visiting a huge store filled with new and fascinating toys.”
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TOUR INFO:
Safari starts and ends in Lima
Tour duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, mid-range
Next Group departure dates: 9 August 2021 / 9 August 2022
This tour can be booked as a Private, small group tour based on your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
Cusco-
Historical Inca capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Machu Picchu-
World-famous Inca citadel, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and another UNESCO World Heritage Site
Manu Wildlife Center-
A Biosphere Reserve of note; fantastic birds and other fauna and flora everywhere, located in a stunningly lush Amazonian rainforest setting
-Pelagic birding trip at Pucusana-
A quaint fishing village on the Pacific Ocean
Abra Malaga Pass-
High altitude birding (4,320 m/14,200 feet above sea level)
Manu road in Manu National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)-
Birding along the entire gradient of the world-famous Manu road; one of the greatest birding destinations on earth
-Visits to an Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek and the Blanquillo Macaw clay lick– unforgettable birding experiences
-Boat cruises on crystal clear Amazonian rivers and tranquil oxbow lakes, both perfect for birding and amazing photos

Top Birds:
• Andean Cock-of-the-rock
• Peruvian Booby
• Sword-billed Hummingbird
• Hoatzin
• Rufous-crested Coquette
• Cuzco Brushfinch
• Inca Tern
• Andean Tinamou
• Humbolt Penguin
• Andean Parakeet

Top Mammals:
• Jaguar (rare)
• Large-headed Capuchin
• Lowland Tapir
• Capybara
• Tayra
• Collared Peccary
• White-tailed Deer
• Black Agouti
• Neotropical Otter
• Giant Otter
• Southern Amazon Red Squirrel

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in Lima
Day 2 Villa Marsh, Lima pelagic and Flight from Lima to Cusco
Day 3 Cusco to Aguas Calientes
Day 4 Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo
Day 5 Penas, Abra Malaga Pass, Carrizales and drive back to Cusco
Day 6 Huacarpay Lake, Manu Road and Wayqecha Biological Station
Day 7 Wayqecha Biological Station to Cock-of-the-rock Lodge
Day 8 Cock-of-the-rock Lodge
Day 9 Cock-of-the-rock Lodge to Amazonia Lodge
Day 10 Amazonia Lodge
Day 11 Amazonia Lodge to Manu Wildlife Center
Day 12 Manu Wildlife Center, Blanquillo Clay Lick, Oxbow Lake
Day 13 Manu Wildlife Center to Puerto Maldonado and flight to Lima
Day 14 Departure from Lima

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