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(9 days)

This tour is designed for birders with not much time for traveling but looking for great birding.

April – November 2016

Dates: April 19-27, May 3-11, May 17-25, May 31- June 9, June 14-22, July 5-13, July 17-25, Aug 2-10, Aug 21-29, Sept 6-15, Sept 20-28, Oct 4-12, Oct 18-26, Nov 1-9, Nov 15-23

Tour Includes:

  • 7 nights of lodging, Day 2 through Day 8
  • Meals: Day 1 L, D. Day 2 – 8 B, L, D. Day 9 B, L.
  • Some Snacks and All Transportation from Cusco
  • Full Time Professional Guide

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Day 1, Day 9 lodging in Cusco

We would be happy to make reservations for you at the hotel of your choice, transfers from the Cusco airport to your hotel and back to the airport
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Day 01 Cusco Huacarpay Lake.
Day 02 Cusco to Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge
Day 03 – 04 Two full days at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge
Day 05 Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge to Amazonia Lodge (Visit Mascoitania Makaw Clay lick)
Day 06 – 08 Three full days at Amazonia Lodge
Day 09 Amazonia Lodge to Cusco

Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu Extension
(5 days)

Abra Malaga presents an opportunity to experience some wonderful andine birding up to 13,500 feet. *Note: Parts of the Abra Malaga portion of this extension can be strenuous because of the steepness and altitude.
The magical ruins of Machu Picchu will leave you awe inspired and the area around the ruins offers some excellent birding.
Tour Includes:

  • 4 nights of lodging (Last night of tour in Cusco is paid for by client).
  • Transport (bus and train).
  • Entrance to the ruins at Machu Picchu.
  • Guided tour of the ruins.
  • Breakfast and box lunches.

Day 09 Amazonia Lodge – Hotel in Urubamba
Day 10 Excursion to Abra Malaga by bus to the sector of Canchayoc
Day 11 Excursion to the polylepis forest at Abra Malaga
Day 12 Urubamba – Machupicchu
Day 13 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Terms and Conditions

A deposit of $200 will be due when reservations are made.The balance will be paid 30 days before starting the trip. If reservations are made with less than 30 days prior to arrival, then full payment will be due at the time of booking.

Cancellations and Refunds

Amazonia must be notified about cancellations. days or more notification will result in a $100 handling fee and less than 30 days prior to the trip departure notification will result in the entire deposit being forfeited.
We recommend you purchase travel insurance. (See the Travel section of our Links page)
Birding Peru Gateway is not responsible for any death, loss, delay or irregularity, like natural disasters, that my occur and produce delays or extra costs.

This tour that focuses on the Amazonia Rainforest is a very good option for those that do not have a lot of time but would like to see and experience the different latitudinal levels and ecosystems.
The tour includes: lodging, all meals, transportation, and a well equipped expert guide.

Price: email for details

Early start from Cusco By car. There is much to see today as we travel through traditional communities of Quechua Indians. We’ll have views of glaciers and the magnificent eastern ranges of the Andes. If the weather is clear at Ajcanacu pass at 3500 meters above sea-level, excellent views over the Amazon Basin can be had before we plunge down into the orchid laden Cloud Forest. We pass through pristine mountain rainforest and take a picnic lunch amongst cascading waterfalls. If we are lucky we may see a Cock-of-the-Rock here. In the late afternoon we reach the Alto Madre de Dios River where our boats will be waiting to take us over to the comfortable Amazonia Lodge, with a welcome Pisco Sour we’ll experience the varied sounds that will accompany our first night in lowland Amazonian rainforest. Interesting cheap option for manu tours.

Amazonia Lodge is the perfect place for a few days of rest for visitors traveling between the Andean Highlands and the lowland forests of Manu. Our 360 hectares are in pre-mountain rain forest. The altitude range of the property is between 500 m to 1050 m with different kinds of habitats. This range in altitude explains the high diversity of wildlife. It is in the Andean foothills There are miles of good trails, a long shady entrance road, and lots of spectacular birds and primates, other manmals. Everyone enjoys the good food and the quietly understated hospitality lavished on visitors. Evenings are magical. With the glow of candlelight on spare walls, the touch of stocking feet on spotless wooden floors, and a world of rainforest sounds just a few steps away, hot wather shower, it is a place that beckons irresistibly.

Early mourning visit to Mascoitania Macaw Clay Lick 20 Minutes by Boat from Amazonia Lodge.
Afther Breakfast at Amazonia Lodge walk through on the extensive trail system where is possible to observe monkeys, and a large variety of birds and the Tropical Forest ifself.

In “Amazonia Lodge” part of the forest is mature Secondary Sucessional Forest. The characteristic vegetation for this type of forest is rerepresented mainly by the families “Moreceae, Cecropiaceae, Piperaceae, Mimosaceae, Melastomataceae, Heliconiaceae and nu

Guest in lodge

The Fauna is mainly composed of primates like Saimiri scireus (Squirel Monkey), Cebus apella (Brown Capuchin Monkey), Cebus albiforns (White Fronted Capuchin Monkey), and other malmans grouped under different families like the White lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari), Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris), Brazilian Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), etc.

Variety of birds
As far as birds go, the most representative in this type of habitat are: Psarocolius angustifrons (Russet Backed Oropendola), Ramphocelus carbo (Masked Crimson Tanager), Thraupis episcopus ( Blue Gray Tanager), Crypturellus undulatus (Undulated Tinamu), Ara Severa ( Chesnut Fronted Macaw), Leptotila rufaxila ( Gray Fronted Dove). Many anphibians and reptiles like the White Caiman (Caiman crocodilus).

DAY 3:
A stroll along the Primary Forest where one can observe tress of considerable size, there are also monkeys and other species of animals and vegetation most representative in this type of habitat.

There exist in the Montaneous region of the “Amazonia Lodge” ( 500-1100 meters above sea level) a primary Forest that has never been intervened ( cutting down, agriculture). This Forest shows a marked difference in Habitats. As far as the Floristic composition, There are varied species of vegetation represented by different Families, such as Arecacea, Bombacacea, Lecitidaceae, Orchidaceae, Sapotaceae, Euphorbiaceae, etc. The most representative trees are Dipterix alata ( Chihuahuaco), Hura crepitans (Catahua ), Cedrelinga cataneiformis ( Aguano) and others.This forest mainly has primates of considerable size. Such as Ateles paniscus( Spider Monkey), Lagothrix lagotricha (Wooly Monkey) and numerous mammals.


Some of the representative species of birds are Ara ararauna (Blue and Yellow Macaw), Ara Militaris (Military Macaw), Ara macao ( Scarlet Macaw). In addition there are numerous members of the families of the Families Accipitridae (Eagles and Falcons), Trochilidae ( Hummingbirds), Trogonidae (Trogons), Formicaridae ( Antbirds) and Tyrannidae ( Flycatchers), etc.

Day 4:
Return to Cusco.
Optional 1 day and night extension in the Cloud Forest.
In the morning after the 1 day extension a visit the Cock-of-the-Rock lek.
After breakfast return to Cusco on day 5.