The Best Birdwatching Tour in Cusco

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Peru Cusco and Sacred Valley


You cannot miss this Birdwatching Tour in Cusco! Bird watching is reported as being the fastest growing outdoor activity in America. And here in Perú, the Huacarpay Wetland is one of the paradise for Bird-Based Tourism.

The Huacarpay Wetland is one of the most important wetlands in the Cusco Valley. For its landscape, socioeconomic, cultural and ecological value. The geographical and flora conditions provide unique characteristics for the proliferation and conservation of different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, fish and arthropods. This habitat provides food and shelter especially to different types of birds. Including endemic birds of Peru threatened by the constant deterioration of their áreas. In the months of July to September the arrival of many migratory and seasonal birds is appreciated.

The Huacarpay Wetland is the perfect place to observe the exciting endemic hummingbird, the Bearded Mountaineer, Giant Hummingbird and Green Tailed Trainbearer.


If you want to see the citadel of Machu Picchu and its beautiful landscape, then book your trip in advance. Since, the Peruvian government has imposed a daily limit of visits and tickets tend to sell out quickly. Make sure to buy your tickets in time!

Why to choose Culturandes Travel & Adventure for this Birdwatching Tour in Cusco?

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 local guides providing you:

  • Reliable and high level services
  • Certified Peruvian tour operator
  • Safe transport according to the highest standards
  • Adequate equipment for the activity
  • Detailed and personalized information prior to the trip
  • 24 hour support during your trip
  • Excellent official local guides who will be 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?

This is a question we all need to ask ourselves when planning a trip. The answer depends largely on the age, the particular interests of each person and, above all, the economy of each passenger. Below, we list the differences between conducting a group service versus a private service. It should be noted that, in either of the two modalities, you will receive top quality care from the entire team of professionals who will make your trip unforgettable

Group Services

  • The driver follows the stops designated by the tour
  • Groups can have between 15 and 20 people
  • Guidance is simultaneous in English and Spanish for the entire group
  • The itinerary has to be strict to fulfill the daily plan
  • Guidance is available at the same time for the entire group
  • The main advantage of group services is the affordable price

Private Services

  • The driver will make the necessary stops where you indicate
  • Of 5 or more people, the private service has a similar price to the group service.
  • You own the time you want to have at each stop
  • Guidance is in only 1 language and at the passenger’s choice (prior consultation for rare languages)
  • The guide will be available only for you and attentive to your requirements
  • The travel experience becomes much more personal and deep in knowledge

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.



  • Take your binoculars and experience a half day marveling the variety of the birds that we can find around Huarcapay lakes.
  • Visit great archaeological sites as Tipon and Pikillaqta, south of Cusco.




We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and we head out south of town with a picnic lunch to Huarcapay lakes. The lake is surrounded by Inca, and pre-Inca ruins amongst which we will be birding after visiting them. Here we will see a variety of high Andean waterfowl including Puna, Speckled and Cinnamon Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, Andean Duck and other wetland associated birds. White-tufted Grebe, Plumbeous Rail and Andean Coot will be here too. Depending on the time of year migrant North American shorebirds (waders) may be present. We will be specifically on the lookout for Wren-like Rushbird, Many-colored Rush-tyrant, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Puna Ibis and Andean White-winged Negrito. Birds of Prey that we may see include Aplomado Falcon, Cinereous Harrier, Variable Hawk and Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle. In the arid scrub around the lake we’ll look for the endemic Rufous-fronted Canastero and also Streak-fronted Thornbird. We should find the pretty, endemic Bearded Mountaineer feeding in the tree tobacco (Nicotania sp.) with Giant Hummingbird and Trainbearers. Peruvian, Ash-breasted and Mourning Sierra-Finches will be here with Greenish Yellow-finch and Blue and Yellow Tanager. In the afternoon we’ll drive back to Cusco and if time permits make an stop to look for the endemic Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch near the spectacular Inca ruins of Tipon.

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


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