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Discovering the birds on route from the Andes to the Amazon

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on May 9, 2018 9:07:00 AM

With 1,800 species of birds, #Peru is considered as the 2nd country that has the largest amount of birds.

For travellers from all over the world with special interests such as, #birdwatchers, #ornithologist and nature lovers, #Peru is the country that gathers #gastronomy, #archaeology and #birds.

One of the richest routes in terms of birds, is the Cusco /  Manu penetration road, considered as a paradise for birdwatchers due to the variety of ecosystems it crosses.

It starts, 24 km from Cusco where the Lucre Huacarpay wetland is and where it is possible to see up to 108 species including the Giant Hummingbird and the Rusty-fronted Canastero this wetland is located at 3180 meters above sea level.

 Huacarpay Lake and Wetlands in Cusco

From this point you will ascend the road until you reach a maximum point of 4,000 meters above sea level. In the whole route you will see birds, from the highest point you will descend until you reach Paucartambo from where you start a climb up to 3600 meters above sea level. You will be ablo to observe the Creamy-Crested Spinetail, the Red Crested Cotinga that can be seen in the bushes at the edge of the farms.

When arrive at 3600 meters above sea levelyou reach a point where it is possible to see the immensity of the Amazon.

Then, the road descends quickly in 17 km of horizontal distance descending 2100 meters high generating different ecosystems with high diversity of birds.

During this tour you can see the Puna Thistletail, Scribbletailed Canastero, Masked Flowerpiercer, down the road until you reach Manu National Park you can see over 350 species of birds.

We offer some programs that crosses the route :

 flechafrentegreen.gif Biotrip : The Photo Safari from the Andes to the Amazon 6D/5N       

flechafrentegreen.gif The Birdwatcher Photo Safari Trip - New  8D/ 7 N                            
   Last Thursday of each month - 
From March to December

 flechafrentegreen.gif The New Manu Explorer Photo Safari 6D/ 5 N     

flechafrentegreen.gif Manu National Park Photo Safari, Tapir & Macaw Clay Licks  7D/ 6N 

Our Newest special private program with Daily basis departure

flechafrentegreen.gif Special Private Manu National Park Photo Safari, Tapir & Macaw Clay Licks 12D/ 11N  

or if you prefer a tailor made program just Contact us


Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Amazon, Amazon Lodges, birdwatching

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