Birding Abra Malaga with Machupicchu is a birdwatching tour for people who wants to see endemic birds, colourfull tanagers and many varieties of hummingbirds on the Polylepis forest, puna grassland, elfin forest, cloud forest and upper tropical forest walking along the main road.
Highly recomended because it harvest endemic birds like White-browed Tit-Spinetail, White tuffted Sumbean, Creamy crested Spinetail, Marcapata Spinetail, Parodi´s Hemispingus, Inca Wren, Red and White Antpitta, This program is developed for birdwatchers experienced or beginners.
BIRDING ABRA MALAGA WITH MACHUPICCHU 4 DAYS ITINERARY:
DAY 1.- CUSCO TO WESTERN SIDE OF ABRA MALAGA AND MONTE ROSA LODGE :
03:00 am we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the western side of the Abra Malaga mountain, first stop will be at las peñas, here is possible to see White tufted Sunbeam, creamy crested Spinetail, Ornate Tinamou, later we continue to the top of the Mountain and visit the Polylepis forest, area where we will have the chance to see Striped headed Antpitta, White browed Tit-Spinetail, Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Line fronted and Junin Canastero, Royal Cinclodes, Ash breasted Tit-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, Thick billed Siskin, Puna Tapaculo, White winged Diuca Finch.
Late in the afternoon we continue to Monte Rosa Lodge where we spend the night in a hostal double room with shared bathroom and hot shower. B,L.D.
DAY 2.- EASTERN SIDE OF ABRA MALAGA AND IPAL ECO-LODGE:
04:00 am leaving towards the eastern side of the Abra Malaga pass, after the top we look for gray breasted Seedsnipe, Black faced Ibis, next stop is around canchayoj looking for Puna Thistletail, Parodis Hemispingus, Tit-like Dacnis, Violet throated Starfrontlet, Cusco Brush Finch, continue the road down to Carrizales, we have the chance for Inca Wren, Golden collared Tanager, Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, Marcapata Spinetail , after observation we continue the road to Ipal eco-lodge where we see Swallow-tailed Hummingbird. We spend the night in double room with private bathroom and hot, shower. B,L.D.
DAY 3.- IPAL ECO-LODGE TO AGUAS CALIENTES:
After an early breakfast we take the car towards Santa Teresa and Hydroelectric we will make few stops for birding on the way. After lunch from Hydroelectric we walk around 10 km along the rail road towards aguas calientes village below Machu Picchu. (Optional train from Hydroelectric to Aguas calientes if you do not want to walk) this is very interesting walk because it goes along the Urubamba river where we have the chance to see Torrent Duck, White capped Dipper, mix species flocks with silver backed tanager, Sclater’s and Ashy-headed Tyrannulet, Blue backed Conebill, the endemic Green and White Hummingbird.
After a very productive walk we arrive to Aguas calientes and spend the night in double room with private bathroom and hot shower. B,L,
DAY 4.- MACHU PICCHU CUSCO:
04:30 breakfast, 5:30 taking the bus up to the Machu Picchu archaeological site which opens at 6:00 am after we enter we will concentrate on the incredible Inca history and the impressive Inca architecture.
After exploring the arqueological site we will have buffet lunch in Machu Picchu. Later we will walk down the road towards aguas calientes, looking for Barred Fruiteater, ocellated Piculet, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Variable Antshrike, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Sierran and Highland Elaenia. Late in the afternoon we take the train back to Cusco and leave you in your hotel. B,L.
BIRDING ABRA MALAGA WITH MACHUPICCHU TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Private car service for 3 days.
Professional Birding Guide with telescope.
Hostel 3 nights. 1 in Ollantaytambo, 1 Santa Maria, 1 Aguas calientes.
Entrance to Abra Malaga. Entrance to Machupicchu.
Bus up and down in Machupicchu.
Train ticket from Aguas calientes to Cusco.
Food 4 breakfast 4 lunch (01 buffet lunch in Machupicchu).
Professional cook.Drinking water only for the first 3 days.
BIRDING ABRA MALAGA WITH MACHUPICCHU TOUR PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
Alcoholic drinks and sodas.
Entrance to the hot spring.
BIRDING ABRA MALAGA WITH MACHUPICCHU TOUR PRICE:
01 person: $ 1,953.00 USD per person
02 persons: $ 1,124.00 USD per person
03 persons: $ 915.00 USD per person
04 persons: $ 760.00 USD per person
05 persons or more: $ 707.00 USD per person
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