Peru Classic Machu Picchu 2 Days

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10 DAYS & 09 NIGHTSSTANDARD PRICEC0MFORT PRICE
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INCLUDESEXCLUDES
Hotel, LodgesInternational & Domestic Flight Tickets
Private toiletsAirport Taxes
Hot waterVisa Fees
WiFiAny alcoholic Beverage
Full meals, soft drinksPhones Calls, Laundry
Private land & boat transportationTaxis, extra activities
Entrance feesTips (optional)
Birding guide.Other items of personal nature<

 

Day 1: Cusco to Aguas Calientes Town (Machu Picchu).

In the morning we will travel from Cusco to Ollantaytambo by bus/van which is a two hour journey, then taking the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (2000 m altitude). Travelling down the scenic Urubamba Valley, where Torrent Duck and White-capped Dippers can regularly be seen along the fast-flowing river. The afternoon we will spend birding at the botanic garden, where, we may see: Green Hermit, Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Speckle-faced Parrot, Sclater´s Tyrannulet, Glossy-black Thrush the endemic Masked Fruiteater, Torrent Tyrannulet, Fawn-breasted Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Slaty Tanager, Silver-backed Tanager, Capped Conebill, Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch, Orange-bellied Euphonia and many more. Overnight at Aguas Calientes. B:L:D.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes Town to Machu Picchu then return Cusco. For birding and visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m altitude) or the “lost city” of the Incas as it is so well known from the numerous photographs and articles that feature this extraordinary place. It seems almost unnecessary to describe its dramatic setting amongst the Andes. The city is perched on a narrow ridge high above the Urubamba River and on seeing the precipitous slopes on all sides one can easily appreciate why it remained undiscovered for so many years. The area around Machu Picchu has been cleared of forest and so scrub and bamboo thickets are now the predominant habitat, home to the noisy endemic Inca Wren, although some forest patches can be found along the river valley. Other species we may find in the area include Mitred Parakeet, White-tipped Swift, the endemic Green-and-white Hummingbird, Collared Inca, Ocellated Piculet, Streaked Xenops, Variable Antshrike, Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Rusty Flowerpiercer, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Yellow-bellied Seedeater and Hooded Siskin. In the late afternoon we will return to Cusco.B:L.

TOUR INFORMATION *INCLUDED: All lodging, meals, transportation, expert bilingual bird guide, hotel transfer and entrance fees.

*NOT INCLUDED: Personal expenses

TRIP CONSIDERATIONS Accommodation: The hotels/guest houses are mostly of normal Birds of Peru tours standard. Walking: The walking effort is mostly easy. Climate: Rather variable, many days are sunny, but it may well rain at times Bird Photography: Opportunities are worthwhile. Birds of Peru Tours looks forward to welcoming and guiding you soon! Last minute bookings are accepted but you must be aware that there may not be hotel or tour availability.

* PLEASE CHECK OUR MACHU PICCHU BIRD LIST AND PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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