THE GREAT 2-DAY BIRDING IN ABRA MALAGA

You cannot miss this magnificent 2-day Tour Bird Watching in Abra Malaga! Bird watching is reported as being the fastest growing outdoor activity in America and the surroundings of Abra Malaga is one of the paradises for Bird-Based Tourism.

This program is designed for serious birders as Abra Malaga is a famous birding site and a must for some Polylepis specialist, especially White-browed Tit-Spinetail (endemic) and Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant (endemic), and above all for the critically endangered Royal Cinclodes, estimated to have a remaining population of only about 200 pairs.

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this tour Bird Watching in Abra Malaga?

Are you looking for unforgettable memories for this adventure? Culturandes Travel & Adventure want you to have a hassle-free planning and an unforgettable travel experience without any stress and unexpected situations by the hand of its experts travel advisors and knowledgeable guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high standard services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator)
  • Safe transportation according to the highest standards
  • Official drivers
  • Detailed and personal pre-departure information
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Experienced local birding guides who will turn out the star of your trip

We are experts in private and customized tours all around Peru, ask our expert travel advisors to upgrade your experience with additional activities and extensions.

Group services versus Private services for this tour Bird Watching Abra Malaga

This is a question we must all ask ourselves before planning a trip. The answer depends a lot on the age, the particular interests of each person but above all on the economy of each passenger. Being in a group of 15/20 people with different interests will probably mean that some of them will want to make shopping without stopping on a souvenir market while others with 10 minutes will have enough, and although there is a schedule for each activity there always exist the person who arrives some minutes late running, causing a loss of your precious vacation time, at the end of the day. Besides, the local official guide of the group will guide in both, English/Spanish languages, will has a strict stipulated itinerary and will be available for the 15/20 people at the same time. The main advantage of this service is the affordable price.

On the other side, with the private services you will have a very accommodate driver who will make the necessary stops where you indicate and for the time you will considerer convenient in each place and a local official guide who will guide in your own language (when possible, if not just in one language, most of the times English) and who will perfectly know your particular interests to make of your trip a very personal experience, without losing time in places that are not of your interest. The main advantage of a private tour is that you use your vacation time more efficiently, learn more about the country and have all the attention of your guide, no doubt a “must” for the demanding client. If you have 5 or more people in the group, we recommend you take the private services as the price gets very close to that of the group services.

We urge you to get in touch with us so we can design your trip to Peru together, probably combining some excursions in private and some in group services. Our team of experienced voyagers knows what it means to plan a trip of a lifetime as well as the investment that implies, therefore, we want everything to go perfect.

 


TOUR CATEGORY
  • Nature
  • Wildlife watching

LOCATION
  • Abra Malaga
  • Cusco

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Easy

DURATION
  • 2 days

WHEN TO GO
  • Year round

ABRA MALAGA BIRDWATCHING

  • Take your binoculars and experience 2 days marveling the variety of the birds that we can find around the Abra Malaga area.

DAY 01 CUSCO OR SACRED VALLEY - ABRA MALAGA - OLLANTAYTAMBO

Lunch

You will wake up very early this morning and drive for 3 hours if you have spent the last night in Cusco or 1 ½ hours if you have spent the night in the Sacred Valley, so we highly recommend to choose a lodge in Ollantaytambo town, which is also a wonderful Inca town with a great archaeological complex that you can visit.

Arriving at place, you will begin your birding activity in a large patch of Chusquea bamboo where you should see Parodi’s Hemispingus (endemic) and Puna Thistletail (endemic). Other possibilities throughout the day include: Drab, Three-striped, Black-eared and Black-capped Himispingus, Golden-collared and other Tanagers, White-throated and White-banded Tyrannulets, Andean Ibis, Unstreaked Tit-tyrant (endemic), White-rumped Hawk, Sierran Elaenia, Marcapata Spinetail (endemic), Inca Wren (endemic), Diademed and Trilling Tapaculo and much more. We can also see Rufous and Undulated Antpitta’s. In the afternoon we will look for the Cusco Brush Finch (endemic). We will return to the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the evening and overnight in Ollantaytambo.

DAY 02 OLLANTAYTAMBO - ABRA MALAGA - CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY

Lunch

Another early wake up will be needed today. You will head for the Polylepis woodland at Abra Malaga. The whole morning will be devoted to explore this unique habitat. Possibilities include Line-fronted Canastero, Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant (endemic), White-browed Tit-spinetail (endemic), Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Giant Conebill, Stripe-headed Antpitta, Andean Tapaculo, Tit-like Dacnis, Blue-mantled Thornbill, Andean Condor, Thick-billed Siskin, Junin Canastero (endemic) and more. Our major target bird here will be the endemic Royal Cinclodes, that were discovered in the 80’s that forages on the floor of Polylepis woodlands and adjacent scrub. On the valley floor you will check a variety of Ground-tyrants and Sierra-Finchs. After a picnic lunch you have to focus on some local endemics on the west side, including Creamy-crested Spinetail, (endemic) Rusty-fronted Canastero, (endemic) White-tufted Sunbeam (endemic) and Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch (endemic). After a great day in this prolific area you will return to your hotel located in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

Ask our experts to complete your trip including a visit to the impressive citadel of Machu Picchu, the challenging Inca Trail, the impressive Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, the mysterious Nazca lines, the enigmatic jungle or the Kingdom of the Chachapoyas

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