Unstreaked tit tyrant Expedition

3day Birding Tour in Abra Malaga

Near the pass of Abra Malaga are groves of Polylepis woodland with several globally threatened species such as Royal Cinclodes, Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant, and the endemic White-browed Tit-Spinetail.

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

Extensions

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.

TRIP CONSIDERATIONS

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.

DIFFICULTY: Very easy

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodations will be in 3 and 4 star Hotels in Ollantaytambo.

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day1: Cusco– Huacarpay Lake - Ollantaytambo.
Day2: Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Cloud forest.
Day3: Ollantaytambo - Abra Malaga - Cusco.

The endemic species you can find in this tour are:

  • Bearded Mountaineer
  • Rusty Fronted Canastero
  • Inca wren
  • Marcapata Spinetail
  • Unstreaked tit tyrant
  • Cuzco brush finch
  • White browed tit Spinetail
  • Creamy Crested Spinetail
  • White tufted Sunbean
  • Chestnut Breasted mountain finch

The tour includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Hostel Accommodation in Ollantaytambo
  • Meals 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:

Three day Birding in Abra Malaga
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