Royal Cinclodes Expedition

5day Birding tour in Huacarpay Lake, Abra Malga and Machu Picchu

This Birding tour visits some of the best birding hot spots near to Cusco, at the beginning it does visit the Huacarpay Lake near to Cusco, later it does visit the Polylepis forest of Abra Malaga and at the end it does visit Machu Picchu.

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


You can always combine or extent this tour, please let us know if you are interested in extending this tour, we will be very happy to arrange it for you.


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 will be in 3 and 4 star Hotels in Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.


Day1: Cusco– Huacarpay Lake - Ollantaytambo.
Day2: Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Cloud forest.
Day3: Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga Machu Picchu.
Day4: Aguas Calientes all Day.
Day5: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Cusco.

The endemic species you can find in this tour are:

  • Bearded Mountaineer
  • Rusty Fronted Canastero
  • Inca wren
  • Marcapata Spinetail
  • Cusco Brush Finch
  • Unstreaked tit tyrant
  • White browed tit Spinetail
  • White tufted Sunbean
  • chestnut Breasted mountain finch
  • Masked Fruiteater

The tour includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Hotel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo
  • Meal during the tour except last dinner
  • Round way Train Tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Private bus Transportation during the tour
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
  • 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:

5Day Birding in Huacarpay, Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people+
Private Serv. Price per day $ 350.00 $ 340.00 $ 330.00 $ 320.00 $ 300.00