Birding Manu road 4 days is a birdwatching tour for people who wants to concentrate and see the cloud forest birds including the mix species flocks. The main targets on this tour are the Red and white Antpitta, Andean Cock of the rock, Golden headed Quetzal, the largest Macaws, Toucans and Aracaris, Antbirds, woodpeckers, woodcreepers, Hummingbirds, Owls and Potoos . This program is designed for birdwatchers experienced or beginners.
BIRDING MANU ROAD 4 DAYS ITINERARY:
DAY 1: CUSCO TO COCK OF THE ROCK LODGE OR MANU PARADISE LODGE:
5:00 am We will pick you up from your hotel in a private bus. Our fisrt stop will be at the small lake in Huasao to look for the Yellow Crowned Night Heron. Our next stop is in Huacarpay Lake to look for the endemic birds like the Rusty fronted Canastero, Bearded Mountaineer and other wetland birds. During the trip the bus goes via San Salvador road maximizing the possibilities for Chestnut Breasted Mountain Finch, Giant Coot, Crested Duck Creamy Crested Spinetail, White Tufted Sunbeam, Rufous Webbed Bush Tyrant Andean Hillstar and also we make a short visit to the Ninamarca’s Chullpas, these are pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around 13 hours approximately; the highest pass on this road is 4000 masl.
On this day, we’ll travel around over the Andes and over the Famous Cloud Forest which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock, Golden Headed and Crested Quetzals, Red and white Antpitta, Rufous Antpitta. and many mixed species flocks of Mountain Tanagers, Flowerpiercers, Bush Tanagers, Mountain Toucans and many more to see. In the late afternoon, we arrive to Cock of the Rock Lodge or Paradise Lodge rest in double rooms with private bathroom. Both places are very good locations for their Hummingbird feeders. Night walk for owl spotting. (B,L,D)
DAY 2: MANU CLOUD FOREST FULL DAY:
After an early breakfast we go to the observation platform of the Andean Cock of the Rock, place where the males get togheter for displaying, this place is known as LEK, after the show we walk along the road increasing with our birding list especially with mixed species flocks. Just before it gets dark we go to chek the Lyre tailed Nightjar. The Night we spend in Cock of the Rock Lodge or Paradise Lodge. Night owl spotting. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: COCK OF THE ROCK LODGE OR PARADISE LODGE TO AMAZONIA LODGE:
After an early breakfast we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya, stopping in the way in interesting places like Quitacalzon where we look for Ornate Flycatcher, White Bearded Manakin, Chontachaca area good spot for Black backed Tody Flycatcher,Cabani´s Spinetail, Emerald Toucanet also we make a short stop to see the place of the orchids. From Atalaya we take the boat to Amazonia Lodge with shared bathroom and hot shower. At night is possible to see Caimans. The night is spent at the Amazonia lodge. At night we go to look for Owls.
DAY 4: AMAZONIA LODGE- PARROT CLAY LICK – CUSCO:
We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located twenty minutes down river from the lodge. The activity begins around 5:30 am with the Blue Headed and Yellow Crowned Parrots, also, the Blue Headed and the Chestnut fronted Macaws. The Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion that is the reason why hundreds of Parrots, Parakeets and small Macaws come to this particular place. After the show of the Parrots, we go to Machuwasi Lake where we go on balsa raft looking for Kingfishers, the prehistoric bird call Hoatzin and the biggest rodent of the world the Capybaras. After, we continue our trip to Cusco. The trip will be 9 hours aproximately arriving to Cusco Around 22:00. First by boat and later by bus. We leave you in your hotels. Dinner by your own.
BIRDING MANU ROAD 4 DAYS TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
– Professional Birding Guide with telescope, birds of Peru Book and bird sounds.
– Private bus and boat transport.
– Entrance fees to the cock of the rock observation platform, Machuwasi Lake.
– Cook & food (vegetarian on request) and drinking water.
– First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison)
– Bite Away for mosquito bites
– Antidote for snake bite
– Rubber boots.
BIRDING MANU ROAD 4 DAYS NOT INCLUDED:
– Alcoholic drinks, sodas, etc.
BIRDING MANU ROAD 4 DAYS TOUR PRICE:
01 person: $ 1,860.00 USD per person
02 persons: $ 1,080.00 USD per person
03 persons: $ 900.00 USD per person
04 persons: $ 820.00 USD per person
05 persons or more: $ 760.00 USD per person
BIRDING MANU ROAD 4 DAYS THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING FOR THE MANU TRIP:
– Mosquito repellent
– Long sleeved shirts
– Cotton socks
– Hiking shoes
– Sandals or light shoes to change
– Rain gear (rain poncho is ok)
– Sweater (in case we have coldfront)
– Long pants
– Binoculars very important the best ones are (Leica, Zeiss, Swarovski, Nikon, Bushnell)
– Camera and extra batteries
– Camera charger
– Dry bag back pack.
– Personal things like toothbrush, etc
– Hat (or handkerchief)
– Sun blocker, sun glasses
– Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries)
– Water bottle ( min. 1 l)
– Day pack
– Original Passport
– Money (Soles) for soft drinks, handicrafts and tips.
We are available for organizing other services like booking hotels, train tickets, airplane tickets, rent a car or whatever you need for birdwatching in Peru, nature expeditions or exploring cultural tours.
Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org