Apurimac Spinetail Expedition

2day Birding Tour in Soraypampa

The road is regularly use BY hikers that are going to Machu Picchu by Salkantay Trek. Bird watching in the area is great because you will be able to observe 8 endemic species among several other species.

The following sample of birding tour itinerary is designed for you to get an idea of tour prices, and places you will visit during tour birding journey and type of accommodations, list of things you should bring for the tour and a complete list of things we include during the tour.

NOTE: This tour itinerary can be modified according group wishes.

Tour Overview

  • Length: 2 days
  • Starting city: Cusco
  • Ending city: Cusco
  • Difficulty degree: easy
  • Focus: birding, wildlife, and photography
  • Max group size: 9 + 1 leader


You can combine this tour with the Salkantay Trek that ends in Machu Picchu. If you are interested bird watching in a different location you can also combine/extend it with your favorite tour.


CLIMATE: Humid, cold and foggy in the mornings as well as in the afternoons at midday it can be very hot, sometimes very cold and wet, we recommend to bring rain ponchos and umbrellas for this tour because the weather conditions are unpredictable.


ACCOMMODATION: Accommodations in this tour will be in basic hostels.


Day 1: Cusco - Limatambo - Mollepata
Day2: Mollepata to Soraypampa

The endemic species you can find in this tour are:

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

The tour includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Hostel Accommodation Mollepata
  • Meal during the tour except last dinner
  • Entrance fees.
  • Mineral Water
  • Snacks

What to bring:

  • Aside from Binoculars and photo-equipment
  • A spotting scope, if you have one
  • Flashlight for night birding
  • Light day pack
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt
  • Jeans or other cotton pants are comfortable, as well as quick-drying nylon ones
  • Cotton socks
  • Sweater, jacket or fleece for night birding
  • Light jacket, water resistant, or poncho
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
  • Sandals for after hours
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Plastic bags for camera, clothes, etc. Personal toiletries (shampoo, towel, etc)
  • Converter /adaptor for the electricity (Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US)

Tour Price:

Two Day Birding Tour in Mollepata and Soraypampa
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people+
Private Serv. Price per day $ 300.00 $ 290.00 $ 280.00 $ 270.00 $ 250.00