Half Day Birding in Cusco

half day Birding in Cusco

This half day tour in Cusco is perfect for travelers who love bird watching as well as for the ones that are doing a trek to Machu Picchu and would like to get acclimatize, the area we will Bird Watching is the Huacarpay Lake.

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

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:

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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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.