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Half Day Birding Tour in Cusco

The Huacarpay Wetland is found near Cusco; the area has about 60 resident bird species as well as some migratory birds. Rusty fronted Canastero, and Bearded Mountaineers are some of the species we can find.

This half day tour will start very early in Cusco, this day we will observe birds around the Huacarpay Lake, where we can have good chances to observe birds such as ***Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis), Streaked fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus striaticeps),Cimnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera), Plumbeous Rail (Pardirallus sanguinolentus),***Rusty Fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis), Puna teal (Anas puna), Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas),and many more migratory birds. In the afternoon after lunch we will travel back to Cusco.

The endemic species you can find in this tour are:

  • Rusty-fronted canastero
  • Bearded mountaineer

The tour includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Transportation
  • Lunch at Lucre
  • Entrance fees.
  • Mineral Water
  • Snacks

What to bring:

  • Aside from Binoculars and photo-equipment
  • A spotting scope, if you have one
  • 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
  • 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:

Half Day Birding Tour in Cusco
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people+  
Private Serv. Price per day $ 200.00 $ 190.00 $ 180.00 $ 150.00