Marcapata Spinetail Expedition

10Day Birding in Manu Park, Abra Malaga & Machu Picchu

This birding tour explorers the high jungle of Manu National Park, Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu. Manu, Abra Malaga and Machu Picchu are some of the best areas of the region of Cusco where unique species of birds are found.

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: 10 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.

DIFFICULTY: Mostly very easy, flat in some areas but expect to have some challenging hikes specially while walking in the mountains.

ACCOMMODATION: Excellent! All lodges, hotels, and hostels have private bathrooms, all with hot showers, and electricity but also expect to have basic accommodations. Accommodations are based in double bed rooms. Accommodations will be provided only during the tour.


Day1: From Cusco to Huacarpay and Huayquecha Biological Station.
Day2: From Huayquecha Biological Station to Cock of the Rock Lodge
Day3: Cock of the rock lodge all day.
Day4: From Cock of the Rock Lodge to Amazonia lodge
Day5: Amazonia lodge All Day
Day6: From Amazonia Lodge to Parrot Clay Lick and then to Ollantaytambo
Day7: From Ollantaytambo to Abra Malaga
Day8: From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Day9: Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu all day
Day10: From Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu to Cusco

The Tour Includes:

  • Tour guide with binoculars and Swarovski spotting scope
  • Bird Check List
  • Accommodations in Lodges and Hotels
  • Meal during the tour except last dinner
  • Private Transportation during the tour
  • Entrance fee to all natural and private reserves.
  • 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:

10Day Birding in Manu Park Price
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