Bird watching – Huacarpay Lagoon & Machu Picchu

Birdwatching - 05 days and 04 nights

Bird watching – Huacarpay Lagoon & Machu Picchu

per person
“Machu Picchu´s high altitude is a perfect place to observe birds”

Enjoy Birds Watching at the most spectacular wonder of Peru “Machu Picchu”. Besides being one of the seven wonders of the modern worlds, it also has everything to become the sixth natural biosphere in Peru. Machu Picchu magnificence construction in the middle of the nature.

Machu Picchu is natural and cultural heritage of the world, perfect for Birds Watching.

5 Days and 4 Nights
7+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Pick up from your hotel / hotel
  • Departure Time
    Excursions schedule is flexible, and they will be reconfirmed
  • Return Time
    Excursions schedule is flexible, and they will be reconfirmed
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    Bird watching – Huacarpay Lagoon & Machu Picchu
1st Day: Arrival in Cusco – Free day in the City of the Puma

After your arrival in Cusco, we pick you up and take you to your hotel.

You have a day for your own to do everything you want or can. We offer different activities, which you can hire then for an extra cost.

Accommodation: One night in Cusco.

2nd Day: Huacarpay Lagoon – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

First, we pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning. Then, we drive around 45 minutes towards Huacarpay lagoon. We head to the beautiful wetland for bird watching:

  • Raster Fronted Canastero
  • Bearded Mountaineer
  • Plumbeous Rail
  • Andean Negrito
  • Rufous Naped Ground Tyrant
  • Streak Fronted Thornbird
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Puna Teal
  • Yellow faced Pintail
  • Blackish Yellow Finch
  • Black- Chested Buzzard-Eagle

Later, we drive to Urubamba to eat lunch. After lunch, we drive to the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Here, you can appreciate the magnificence of the Inca engineering. Also, you can wander through the beautiful winding streets and walk up the mysterious terraces.

Finally, we head to Aguas Calientes town, where we will spend the night before visiting the impressive and enigmatic Inca construction of Machu Picchu.

Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Meals: Breakfast and buffet lunch.

Duration: From 04.30 to 19.00 hours.

3rd Day: Aguas Calientes – Mandor Waterfall

After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we walk for about 4-5 hours towards Mandor waterfall, where we will observe typical birds of this area like:

  • Ocellated Piculet
  • Chestnut Capped Brush Finch
  • Pale Legged Warbler
  • Black Streaked Puffbird
  • Torrent Duck
  • White Capped Dipper
  • Green and White Hummingbird
  • Ashy Headed Tyrannulet
  • Masked Fruiteater
  • Oleaginous Hemispingus
  • Sclater’s tyrannulet
  • Saffron Crowned Tanager
  • Golden Naped Tanager
  • Beryl Spangled Tanager
  • Tropical Parula

Later, we will have lunch in a restaurant in Mandor. Then, we continue observing birds like:

  • Andean Cock Of The Rock
  • Andean Motmot
  • White eared Solitary
  • Yellow Bellied Elaenia
  • Collared ( gould’s ) Inca
  • Slate Tanager
  • Slate throated Whitestart
  • Mountain Wren
  • Azara’s Spinetail
  • Gray Breasted Wood wren
  • Long Tailed Sylph
  • Brown Capped Vireo

After enjoying this exciting activity, we walk back to Aguas Calientes.

Accommodation in Aguas Calientes.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Duration: From 06.30 to 19.00 hours.

4th Day: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu citadel - Cusco

First, we have breakfast in the hotel, then we take the bus for 25 minutes to the enigmatic Machu Picchu. Before visiting Machu Picchu citadel, we walk to Inti Punku or the sun gate, where we will observe typical birds of this mysterious land like:

  • Inca wren
  • Highland Elaenia
  • Cusco Brush Finch
  • Yellow Scarf Tanager
  • Tricolored Brush Finch
  • Sierra Elaenia
  • Ocellated Piculet
  • Rust and Yellow Tanager
  • White Winged Black Tyrant
  • Green and White Hummingbird
  • Plushcap
  • Saffron Crowned Tanager
  • Tufted Tit Tyrant
  • White Banded Tyrannulet

Later, we return to Machu Picchu citadel to enjoy this magnificent Inca construction. You will visit the most important areas of the ancient citadel like agricultural terraces, stone quarry, Inca Pachacutec house, sacred temples among others. After spending enough time in Machu Picchu, we go back to Aguas Calientes to have lunch and get ready to take your train back to Ollantaytambo and then the bus to Cusco.

Accommodation in Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Duration: From 04.30 to 19.00 hours.

5th Day: Cusco – Lima

Breakfast at your hotel, then you will have a spare time in Cusco according to your flight to Lima.

Meals: Box breakfast and Box lunch.

Duration: From 06.30 to 16.00 hours.


Tour of the Huacarpay Lagoon, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

It includes

Private Transport.

Professional guide in Ornithology.

Meals according to the itinerary. In case you have a specific diet, please let us know in advance.

Two nights in Cusco.

Two nights in Aguas Calientes.

Round trip Train tickets to Machu Picchu.

Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.

Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu citadel.

Permanent assistance.

It does not include

Food and drinks not mentioned before.

Travel insurance.

Plane tickets.

Entrance tickets (Sacred Valley).

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountain. (You must book those in advance).


Drink tea or coca tea to avoid sick altitude.

Drink water or liquids always.

What to take with you all the time

Binoculars, video camera.

Passport or another document used in your booking.

Flashlight and extra batteries.

Sun cream, mosquito repellent and hat.

T-shirt or long sleeve shirt.

Jeans or cotton trousers and easy dry clothes.

Cotton socks.

Sweater, jacket, windbreaker jacket.

Waterproof jacket or water poncho.

Hiking shoes.

Water bottle or camel pak.


Cup and sunglasses.

Plastic bags to protect your electronic devices.

Backpack and personal hygiene items (shampoo and toothbrush).

Small money like coins or small bills.