Day Birding in Cusco

Day Birding in Cusco

In this day birding tour in the region of Cusco you will have chances to explore the Huacarpay Lake and Tambomachay Archeological site; in both areas in total you will be able to observe four endemic bird species among other birds.

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:

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


Payment Methods

Why with US?

With Manu National Park Peru/Manu Explorers Peru you will meet professional tour guides who have lived by the jungle of the Madre de Dios river all of their lives.  Our guides are professionally trained and have extensive knowledge of the Manu area and the flora and fauna that abounds in the jungle.


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Without doubt, Peru has one of the greatest biodiversity on earth, here we have great flora and fauna, amazing animals like Giant Otters and jaguars as well as beautiful and colorful birds. In all our jungle tours you will have great chances for photographing several species of animals as well as birds.