Half Day Birding Tour in Cusco

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half day birding Tour in Cusco

This tour visits the Huacarpay Lake and the first part of the Manu Park road where four endemic species can be observed.

This half day tour will start very early in Cusco, this day we will observe birds around the Huacarpay Lake, where we can have good chances to observe birds such as ***Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), Streaked fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticeps),Cimnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera), Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus),***Rusty Fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), Puna teal (Anas puna), Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas),and many more migratory birds. In the afternoon after lunch we will travel back to Cusco.

The endemic species you can find in this tour are:

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

The tour includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Transportation
  • Lunch at Lucre
  • Entrance fees.
  • 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.

Cusco Half Day Birding Tour
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people+  
Private Serv. Price per day $ 200.00 $ 150.00 $ 100.00 $ 80.00  

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