For an informative overview of all our Peru birding tours, see Peru: Field Guides Tours.
Manu Biosphere Reserve is a vast, spellbinding wilderness in southeastern Peru replete with some of the richest flora and fauna to be found anywhere in South America. It offers the uncontained possibilities of an entire ecosystem, from golden grasslands of the puna zone down the eastern Andean slope through cloaking montane cloudforest to seemingly endless lowland rainforest.
plus a listing of all our best itineraries for 30, 40, even 50 or more hummingbirds on a tour.
From the Cusco valley, we climb endemic-rich arid slopes to the high puna zone and then descend from treeline through temperate and subtropical cloudforest down to the foothill zone at the eastern base of the Andes. Based at a comfortable lodge, we bird up and down one of the "birdiest" roads in the world, which ribbons its way through wilderness full of flagship east-slope species (like Andean Cock-of-the-rock!) and a handful of endemics and regional specialties. Then we have four full days of birding in upper tropical rainforest while based at the lovely elevation of 1600 feet.
The birds are genuinely breathtaking. In our two weeks we should encounter around 500 species, including some of the fanciest and most sought-after in the Neotropics.
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If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with:
MACHU PICCHU & ABRA MALAGA, PERU
PERUVIAN RAINFORESTS OF THE TAMBOPATA: Macaw Lick Extraordinaire