Southern Peru with Machu Picchu

At a glance
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:
Next departure dates:     9 August 2020
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Peruvian Booby
Peruvian Pelican
Sungrebe
Hoatzin
Sunbittern
Inca Tern
White-capped Dipper
Mealy Amazon
Amazonian Parrotlet
Andean Parakeet
Amazonian Umbrellabird
Versicoloured Barbet
Inca Wren
White-throated Antpitta
Pygmy Antwren
Manu and Goeldi’s Antbird
Bamboo Antshrike
Paradise Tanager
White-tufted Sunbeam
Rufous-crested Coquette
Peruvian Seaside Cinclodes
Coastal Miner
Parodi’s Hemispingus
Cuzco Brushfinch
Junin Canastero

Top Mammals:

Jaguar (rare)Large-headed Capuchin Lowland TapirCapybaraTayraCollared PeccaryWhite-tailed DeerBlack AgoutiNeotropical OtterGiant OtterSouthern Amazon Red Squirrel


Top Attractions:
Historical Inca capital city of Cusco (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Pelagic birding trip at Pucusana; Andes mountain scenery; The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site); High altitude birding at Abra Malaga Pass; Incredible fauna and flora biodiversity; Birding along the world famous Manu road in Manu National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Visiting Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek; Visiting the Blanquillo Macaw clay lick; Train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes; Boat cruises on Madre de Dios and Blanco oxbow lake; Birding from the viewing platform at Manu Wildlife Center; Beautiful Lima architecture; Hummingbird feeders in the gardens of our lodges; Fantastic Peruvian cuisine; Amazonian rainforest scenery and birding


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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