Day Birding Tour in Cusco

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Day Birding Tour in Cusco

This tour visits the Huacarpay, the first part of Manu road as well as Tambomachay, this tour is good to get acclimatize to the Andes.

Tour Itinerary

This day tour will include the visit to Huacarpay Lake and Tambomachay archeological site, in this day tour you will be able to observe 4 endemic species among other beautiful regular birds.
The 4 endemic species you can find in this day tour are:

  • Rusty-fronted canastero
  • Creamy-crested spinetail
  • Bearded mountaineer
  • Chestnut-breasted mountain finch

Besides the species mentioned above you also will be able to observe Streaked fronted Thornbird, Cimnamon teal, Plumbeous Rail, Puna teal, Giant Hummingbird, Many-coloured rush tyrant, etc. with luck you will also might observe “Bobolink” and “Blue-winged teal”, these two species are new for the area of Huacarpay, this tour will include the following:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and Box Lunch,
  • Entrance fee to Tambomachay Archeological site.
  • Mineral Water
  • Snacks

What to bring:

  • Aside from Binoculars and photo-equipment
  • A spotting scope, if you have one
  • Flashlight for night birding
  • Light day pack
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Jeans or other cotton pants are comfortable, as well as quick-drying nylon ones
  • Cotton socks
  • Sweater, jacket or fleece for night birding
  • Light jacket, water resistant, or poncho
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
  • Sandals for after hours
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Plastic bags for camera, clothes, etc. Personal toiletries (shampoo, towel, etc)
  • Converter /adaptor for the electricity (Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US)

Tour Price: The tour prices with discount listed below apply when you book two weeks in advance as minimum and are based on the number of people that books the tour together.

Day Birding Tour in Huacarpay and Tambomachay
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people+
Private Serv. Price per day $ 300.00 $ 250.00 $ 220.00 $ 190.00 $ 150.00

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