Spend a magnificent half day around Lake Huacarpay and Manu Park. Interact with and observe firsthand with the region’s most intriguing birds!
Number of Travelers
Price Per Person
4 or more
Birding Day Trip from Cusco (Half Day)
Manu Park biosphere reserve
Possibility to observe 10 species of birds
On this day trip from Cusco, we will visit Lake Huacarpay, one of the most visited lakes in the region known for its bird observation opportunities. We will also visit the first part of the Manu Park road, a biosphere reserve where we can observe four local bird species.
This half day tour starts very early in Cusco. Once we get to Lake Huacarpay, we may have a good chance to watch birds such as the Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), the Streaked-Fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticeps), the Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera), the Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus), the Rusty-Fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), the Puna Teal (Anas puna), the Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas), and many more migratory birds. After lunch, we will travel back to Cusco.
On this tour, you can find the following local species of birds:
Tour guide with binoculars and a Swarovski spotting scope
Lunch at Lucre
What to Bring
A spotting scope (if you have one)
A flashlight for night birding
A light day pack
Sunscreen and insect repellent
T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt
Jeans, quick-drying nylon, cotton or other comfortable pants
Sweater, jacket or fleece for night birding
Light, water-resistant jacket or poncho
Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
Hat and sunglasses
Plastic bags for camera, clothes, etc.
Personal toiletries (shampoo, towel, etc)
Converter /adapter for the electricity (Plugs are typically the 2-pronged flat type found in the US)
Please note that prices are based on tours booked at least 2 months in advance. If you’d like to book a tour within 2 months, please contact us at email@example.com for updated pricing information.
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Cusco, Peru-13.531950, -71.967463
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