Birding Peru and Machu Picchu

15-day tour

A 15-day Birding Peru and Machu Picchu tour, that combines intense birding with delightful sights of Machu Picchu. With our Birding Peru and Machu Picchu tour, we have designed a birding itinerary for those serious birders who want to be birding all the time, but are willing to devote a full day to experience the magic of Machu Picchu. Certainly, we will spend some time looking for birds like Inca Wren or flocks of tanagers inside Machu Picchu.

First, the tour goes to the eastern slope of the Andes, in Cuzco, along the famous “Manu road”. Here, we will stay at the pleasant Wayqecha lodge, to bird the high elevation grasslands and the elfin forests of the Manu National Park. Also, we will spend a few nights at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, famous for its Cock-of-the-Rock lek and its bird feeders, that attract several species of birds. To finish birding the Manu road, we stay at the charming Villa Carmen Biological Station. Since this lodge is located at a lower altitude than the other lodges, the bird diversity is much higher.

After spending 10 days on the Manu road, we will drive back to Cuzco for the Machu Picchu experience. Birding Peru and Machu Picchu tour finishes by visiting the Abra Malaga area, famous for its great diversity of Polylepis specialists, like Royal Cinclodes or White-browed Tit-spinetail.

The Birding Peru and Machu Picchu tour is ideal for people looking for fantastic birds, scenery, a bit of history, and of course, birding in Cuzco, the great capitol of the Incas.

As a bonus, at the beginning of the trip, we include a day for birding around Lima. We don’t want you to miss sights of Humboldt Penguins, Peruvian Thick-knee, or Inca Terns!

Your holidays and nature conservancy: Cheqa Peru SRL, owner of Green Tours, will donate 50 US$ of its benefits per participant to association “Plantando Futuro” to support local nature conservancy initiatives.



Reference price per person, base on a group of 4 people and on double occupancy:

US$ 4,800.oo

Single supplement: US$ 340.oo

Private departures only.

All itineraries are fully customizable to fit your requirements.


Minimum duration: 15 days

Maximum duration: 21 days

Best time to travel: April through December.

Group size: 1  to 8 people


  • Lodging.
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour.
  • English speaking bird guide.
  • Train tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water supply available in the car during the whole trip.
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves.
  • Applicable taxes, fees, and licenses.


International or domestic flights, reconfirmation of flights, visa fees, airport taxes, excess luggage charges, additional nights during the trip due reasons beyond our control, bottled water, alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, phone calls or messages, any kind of travel insurance, and items of personal nature.

If you want us to include the internal flights within Peru just let us know.

All itineraries are given as a guide only. Actual holiday content may vary according to the judgement of your guide, and elements beyond our control (e.g. weather).

See our Booking Terms and Conditions.

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