4 Days - 3 Nights
We will pick you up early from your hotel, we will drive to Poroy Train Station, Them, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes Pueblo for about 4 hours, during the middle day we are going to look for some endemics species like, Inca Wren Masked Fruiteater, Variable Antshrike, Plain Xenop, Streaked Xenop, Streaked Tuftedcheek, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Highland Motmot, Musician Wren, Golden-Olive Woodpecker, Crimson Mantled Woodpecker, Black Streaked Puffbird, Masked Trogon, Buff-Tailed Sicklebill. In the Urubamba River, we will look for
Torrent Ducks and White-capped Dipper and Others. White-tipped Swifts will be flying overhead. We are going to spend the night at the Hotel.
This day very early we will take the bus to Machu Picchu archeological site, in 2 hours we will visit all the complex, then we will have a great chances to see many birds species like White-Bellied Hummingbird, Green and white Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Ocellated Piculet, Mottle-Cheeked-Tyrannulet, Sclater’s Tyrannulet and some others species. During the afternoon we are going to descend by bus to Aguas Calientes, and then we will catch the Train to Ollantaytambo, there is the intermontane Valley habitat, and we might see Bearded Mountaineer, Torrent Tyrannulet, Black Phoebe, Giant Hummingbird, We spend the night at the hotel in Ollantaytambo.
We are going to depart early by bus for 1 hour to Abra Malaga, (4316 mt) the habitat is the Grassland Paramo and Polylepis forest we will look for Royal Cinclodes, Cordilleran Canastero, Bright-Rumped Yellow Finch, White-Winged Duica Finch, Junín Canastero, White-Tufted Sunbeam, Stripe-Headed Antpitta, with a good luck we might the majestic Andean Condor flying overhead, continuing down road to Carrizales we will look for Cusco-Brush Finch, Parodis Hemispingus, Marcapata Spinetail and some others species, At late afternoon we will drive back to Cusco, arriving approximately 6:00 pm, night at the hotel in Cusco.
Huacarpay is a great place for watching birds, especially some endemics ones, this Lake is
located at 40 minutes driving from Cusco, where the habitat is marsh, wetland, we will look for Bearded Mountaineer,
Many-Colored Rush Tyrant, Wren-like Rushbird, Cinereous Harrier, many species of ducks, teals, Crakes and some ones that we missed, Birding activities will be in the morning, then we will drive back to Cusco.
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Sam Corporations has flexible departure dates, willing to accommodate your needs and travel requirements as far as possible. We guarantee exclusive luxurious tours of the hidden gems of Peru, whilst providing the best quality and personalized service.
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Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.
The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide
We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children
Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans
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The Abra Málaga Private Conservation area is located in the Cusco region. Abra Malaga is at a height that ranges between 2200 meters at 4,400 meters above sea level, which allows observing a diversity of microclimates that go from the “Cloud Forest”, at the lowest altitude, to the feet of Nevado Verónica, at the highest. It is important to preserve, conserve the biodiversity and ecological processes existing in the Polylepis forest of the Abra Málaga Thastayoc, habitat of a diversity of flora and fauna.
In this area we can find many endemic birds, among them three endangered species: the Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant, White Browed Tit Spinetail and the Royal Cinclodes.
There are many good reason to visit these Inca ruins and birding definitely adds to the long list. The habitat surrounding the ruins are probably the best place to see Inca Wren and another elusive endemic like Parodi’s Hemispingus. Many birders see their first Andean Coock-of-the Rock along the railway near Aguas Calientes and Torrent Duck by the Urubamba river. At the ruins, keep an eye open for flycatchers such as Streak-throated, Bush-Tyrant and White-winged Black-Tyrant.
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