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Birding Day Trip from Cusco (Half Day)

Spend a magnificent half day around Lake Huacarpay and Manu Park. Interact with and observe firsthand with the region’s most intriguing birds!

USD $200.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $200.00
2USD $155.00
3USD $110.00
4 or moreUSD $92.00

Birding Day Trip from Cusco (Half Day)


  • Lake Huacarpay
  • 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:

  • Rusty-Fronted Canastero
  • Creamy-Crested Spinetail
  • Bearded Mountaineer
  • Chestnut-Breasted Mountain-Finch


Half Day

What’s Included

  • Tour guide with binoculars and a Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird checklist
  • Transportation
  • Lunch at Lucre
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water
  • Snacks

What to Bring

  • Binoculars
  • Photo-equipment
  • 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
  • Cotton socks
  • Sweater, jacket or fleece for night birding
  • Light, water-resistant jacket or poncho
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
  • Sandals
  • 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)

Important Notes

  • 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 for updated pricing information.
Cusco, Peru

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