$750 per person
4 Days
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Real Birding Experience Birding in Manu 4 Exclusive Days

Exploring the Manu road and looking for the birds is a fascinating experience. A journey from the Andes to the Rainforest. The cloud forest holds an incredible bird’s species including the cock of the rock at their displaying site. Going further down there is an increasing number of Amazonian birds such as; antbirds, toucans, antshikes. check for fixed departures and gets special discounts.
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Birding in the Peru Cloud Forest is a great experience for birdwatchers of all levels. With its unique climate and amazing wildlife, the Peru Cloud Forest is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves birds.

What's included

Departure Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport, Bus Station
Return Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels, Airport , Bus Station
Price includes
  • Birding Specialized Guide
  • Box Lunch
  • Duffel Bags for Repacking
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrances Fees to the Birding Sites
  • Fees to Hummingbird Garden or Rescued centre
  • Free Storage Room in Cusco
  • Guadalupe Lodge (WiFi, Private Showers, Hot Water)
  • Manu Paradise Lodge Overnight
  • Meals (according the itinerary)
  • Park Entrance Tickets
  • Purified Water to Refill
  • Rubber Boots
  • Shareable Checklists on Ebird
  • Snacks (Fresh Fruits, Cookies Juices )
  • Transfer in City, Airport, Bus Station
  • Transport (Air Conditioned Minivan or SUV)
Price does not include
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Binoculars (Available to rent)
  • First Day Breakfast
  • Single Supplement Upgrade

Birding in Manu

Wings Over the Andes: Discover the Rich Avian Diversity along the Manu Road from the Mountains to the Amazon

The Manu Road offers a unique habitat that is home to a variety of rare birds, some of which can only be spotted It is located in the eastern part of the Andes Mountains and is home to a wide range of birds.  Indeed it’s an ideal location for birdwatchers of all levels.

Birdwatchers can spot some of the most colorful and interesting species of birds found anywhere in the world. Among them are the Andean cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal, and together with momots,  mountain toucans.

The Manu cloud forest is a unique environment. With a high level of biodiversity and a wide variety of species of birds such as; Quetzals, Cock of the Rock, Mountain Tanagers, Motmots, and Mountain Toucans among other colorful species.

Feathers and Rainforests: Experience the Ultimate Birding Adventure in Manu

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Which Lodges will be used?

During our birding in Manu experience, we will be staying at carefully selected birding lodges that provide comfortable accommodations and excellent access to the diverse avian habitats of this remarkable region.

Paradise Lodge (Cloud Forest)

Situated in the heart of the cloud forest, this lodge provides a fantastic opportunity to witness the mesmerizing courtship displays of the iconic Andean Cock-of-the-rock. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and easy access to birding trails renowned for hosting a variety of species.

Additionally, everyone can enjoy bird watching from the comfort of the lobby and balcony which offers an ample view. The lodge sits at 1,500 meters in elevation. The nearby area of Paradise Lodge has one of the largest bird reports according to Ebird

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Guadalupe Lodge (Foothill Forest)

Birding at Guadalupe Lodge offers an opportunity to observe a wide variety of birds in their natural habitat. The birds often seen, include the rare and endemic species; Black-backed Tody-flycatcher, White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher, Buff-tailed sicklebill,  Rufous-headed Woodpecker, and the rare-headed macaws.

Birders can also find colorful songbirds like the Nightingale wren and B Y Macaws. Additionally, visitors can see shorebirds such as the F.T. Heron, and Sunbittern. With its diverse habitats and abundant birdlife, offers unique habitats to explore from; mature bamboo, and Mauriche Palm forest (P.T  Palmcreeper).

The Foothill Forest is the equivalent of Terra Firme in the lowland rainforest. The most common species are the red-billed Pied Tanager, Collared Toucanet, Hairy Crested Antbird, and Harpy Eagles which have been reported twice.

Cloudforest Birding in Manu - 4 days

Check out our bird list (Ebird March 2023),  despite our reports that started in 2018, our reserve is home to over 393 so far.

Which Habitats will be covered?

Along this birding tour, we strive to provide you with the opportunity to explore exclusive and diverse bird habitats, maximizing your chances of observing a wide range of avian species. Our carefully curated itinerary takes you through various ecosystems, each with its unique birdlife.

From the high-altitude cloud forests of the Andes to the lush rainforests of the Amazon, you will have the chance to encounter an array of bird species that thrive in these distinct environments. In the misty cloud forests, you can spot endemic and montane birds such as colorful tanagers, stunning hummingbirds, and elusive antpittas. Our experienced birding guides will lead you to prime locations where these species can be observed.

Birding in Manu
Andean Cock of the Rock

As we descend along the Manu Road, the landscape transitions into the lowland rainforests teeming with tropical birdlife. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the depths of the Amazonian jungle, where an abundance of species awaits. From vibrant macaws and toucans to agile flycatchers and charismatic manakins, the diversity of bird species in this region is truly astounding.

Wings Over the Andes: Discover the Rich Avian Diversity along the Manu Road from the Mountains to the Amazon

Additionally, our tour takes you to specific birding hotspots, such as clay licks, where parrots, parakeets, and other species gather to feed on mineral-rich clay. This provides a unique opportunity to witness large flocks of colorful birds in action.

Throughout the tour, our expert birding guides will share their comprehensive knowledge of the local bird species, behavior, and habitats. They will guide you to the best locations and help identify the different calls, plumages, and characteristics of the birds you encounter along the way.

Manu Road Birding
Golden Headed Quetzal

To ensure you have ample time for observation, our itinerary includes leisurely walks and dedicated birding sessions in each habitat. Whether it’s exploring the misty trails of the cloud forests or venturing deep into the Amazonian wilderness, we carefully plan our schedule to maximize your birding experience.

By offering exclusive access to these different habitats and combining it with expert guidance and ample observation time, our tour provides an immersive and comprehensive birding experience. You’ll have the chance to tick off a wide range of bird species from your list and create unforgettable memories of encountering unique and diverse avian life.

Manu Road Birding
Chestnut Crested Cotinga

Unraveling Nature’s Tapestry: Birding Along the Scenic Manu Road from the Mountains to the Rainforest

Manu Cloud Forest

Birding guides have intimate knowledge about where to spot the birds on the road. In effect, the Andean cloud forest bird specialist predominates with a large number of tanagers forming the basis of the large mixed-species flocks. Some other species are often seen at the road edge,  diligently perched forcing sudden stops.

The Palm Forest at Guadalupe Lodge

The Mauritia palm forest at Guadalupe Lodge gives an incredible contrast. This complexity gives rise to the high diversity of birds attached to this type of habitat. Just looking up you encounter brightly colored; Blue-Headed Macaw (Pionus colony), and Blue and Yellow Macaws. Additionally; Point Tailed Palmcreeper and Sulphury Flycatchers.

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Foothill Forest.

Furthermore, birding on the higher part of these hills is quite an interesting experience. Regular sightings are; Golden-collared toucanet, fascinated antshrike, R, B pied tanager, and ornate Antwren. Other species are; Rusty belted Tapaculo, Semi-collared puffbird, masked, yellow-backed, green and gold, paradise tanagers, pavonine cuckoo, and military macaws.

Bamboo Forest

Birders will not miss the bird calls. The observations are challenging due to the dense foliage that compose a typical bamboo forest.  The exquisite birds are;  Rufous Headed Woodpeckers, White Cheeked Tody-flycatcher. Followed by  Peruvian Recurbill, Ornate Antwren, Manu Antbirds, and Dusky Cheecked Foliage Gleaner.

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The Lagoon in Patria Birding in Manu

A great number of migrant and shores birds are reported in this location. Like; Whistling-Duck, Osprey, Grebe, Lapwing, and Brazilian Teal. The most common birds are; Hoatzin, Flycatchers, woodpeckers, herons, kingfishers, Amazonian Antpitta, Silvered Antbird, and little cuckoos. Nowadays, this area alone holds a record of around 194 species in EBird.

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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
Day 1

Cusco - Cloud Forest - Paradise Lodge

  • Pick from the hotel in Cusco from  5:30 AM
  • Drive and a brief stop at  Huacarpay Lake (30 minutes)
  • Drive to Huambutio bridge to look for; Torrent ducks, White-capped Dipper, review the  Ebird List 
  • Stop over at Paucartambo Village for some snacks 
  • Drive and birdwatching  at Acjanaco Pass, see the Ebird List
  • Birding at Tuneles and Pillahuata to look for Red and white Antpitta and other species
  • Birding walk along the Rocotales 
  • Arrival to Paradise Lodge  for Dinner and Overnight 
Day 2

Paradise Lodge- Cloud Forest - Guadalupe Lodge

  • Morning walk to the Cock of the Rock Lek 
  • Birding walk along the Road to look for Mixed Species Flock 
  • Breakfast at Paradise Lodge 
  • Birding walk along the road, Ebird List of the Location 
  • Lunch 
  • We will descend the Manu road and consider some stops along the way for some target species such as; umbrella bird, and Versicolored Barbet.
  • Exploration of the lagoon in Patria to see amazonian aquatic species, see the list Ebird 
  • Arrival to Guadalupe Lodge (Dinner & Overnight)
Day 3

Guadalupe Lodge - Bamboo & Foothill Trails-

  • Morning walk to see birds along the Guadalupe road and bridge, see the Ebird List 
  • Breakfast while observing some birds from the dining room see the Ebird List
  • Exploration of the Bamboo Forest 
  • Birding along the Foothill Forest 
  • Lunch at Guadalupe Lodge 
  • Birding walk along the road to see Crepuscular Birds and Owls 
  • Dinner and Overnight 
Day 4

Guadalupe Lodge - Cusco

  • Morning walk along the Palm forest to observe the Blue and Gold macaws 
  • Breakfast 
  • Packing and journey back to Cusco 
  • Stops along the Manu Cloud Forest in search of some species 
  • Arrival to Cusco 

Birding in the Peru Cloud Forest is a great experience for birdwatchers of all levels. With its unique climate and amazing wildlife, the Peru Cloud Forest is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves birds.

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"Birding in the Cloud Forest is an amazing experience that simply cannot be missed. This unique habitat is home to a variety of rare birds"

User Reviews & Comments

  • NC Birders
    5 out of 5

    Went birding with Luis on four-day trips. He was an amazing guide and engaging. We found over 250 species of birds In various habitats. He was able to point out the species that were allowed to be seen and pointed out the calls of the more difficult to see. Recommend any of the offered tours depending on which species you are looking for.

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