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Soraypampa Birding Tour (2 Days)

Join us for an incredible 2-day birding tour to see more than 30 species of birds! Travel with a tour guide equipped to give you a memorable experience.

USD $500.00USD $600.00

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Soraypampa Birding Tour (2 Days)

Highlights

  • Observe 8 local species and 20+ other species of birds
  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski scope
  • Mount Salklantay

Description

You can spot 8 local species on this 2 day birding tour to Soraypampa and Mount Salkantay. This majestic peak is the highest in the Vilcabamba mountain range in the Peruvian Andes.

On the tour, you have the opportunity to see the following local species firsthand:

  • Chestnut-Breasted Mountain-Finch
  • Rusty-Fronted Canastero
  • Creamy-Crested Spinetail
  • Apurimac Spinetail
  • Apurimac Brush-Finch
  • Vilcabamba Thistletail
  • White-Tufted Sunbeam
  • Vilcabamba Thistletail

Duration

2 Days

Itinerary

Day 1

CUSCO – LIMATAMBO – MOLLEPATA

On the first day we will head to Limatambo and Mollepata. Along the way, we will stop at several excellent spots to observe species such as the Black-Chested Buzzard-Eagle, the Puna Ibis, the Spot-Winged Pigeon, the Andean Flicker, the Bare-Face Ground-Dove, the Peruvian Sierra-Finch, the Ash-Breasted Sierra-Finch and the Band-Tailed Sierra-Finch.

When we reach Limatambo, we will pause to look for the following birds: the White-Bellied Hummingbird, the Black-backed Grosbeak, the Golden-Billed Saltator and the Eared Dove. Once we have had plenty of observation time here, we will continue our journey towards Mollepata, where we will spend the night. Luckily, Mollepata is another great place to observe some local species. These include the Chestnut-Breasted Mountain-Finch, the Rusty-Fronted Canastero, the Koepcke’s Screech Owl, the Aplomado Falcon, the Rust and Yellow Tanager, the Cinereous Conebill, and the Black-Throated Flowerpiercer.

Day 2

MOLLEPATA TO SORAYPAMPA

After an early-morning breakfast at the hostel, we will travel to Soraypampa. Along the way, as well as once we arrive in Soraypampa, we will have fantastic opportunites to observe the following local species: the Creamy-Crested Spinetail, the Apurimac Spinetail, the Apurimac Brush-Finch, the Vilcabamba Thistletail, the White-Tufted Sunbeam, and the Vilcabamba Thistletail. Besides these, we can also observe several other species such as the Tufted Tit-Tyrant, the Purple-Backed Thornbill, the Tawny-Rumped Tyrannulet, the White-Banded Tyrannulet, the Crimson-Mantled Woodpecker, the Bar-Bellied Woodpecker, the D’orbigny’s Chat-Tyrant, the Red-Crested Cotinga, the Creamy-Winged Cinclodes, the Tit-Like Dacnis, the Andean Condor, the Mountain Caracara, the Variable Hawk and many more.

Our tour and services will end in Soraypampa, but the customers that booked the 2-day tour can return to Cuzco with the birding team.

What’s Included

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Checklist
  • Hostel in Mollepata
  • All meals during the tour except the last dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water
  • Snacks

What to Bring

  • Binoculars and 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, cotton, quick-drying nylon 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 info@keteka.com for updated pricing information.
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