Birdwatching is an activity that allows the encounter with oneself and at the same time exercise the visual and auditory memory. A whole relaxation experience.

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Abra Malaga East and West Slopes (2D/1N)

  • Starts/Finish in Cusco City.
  • Minimun 02 people.
  • Maximun 08 people.
  • Rate USD 460.00 per person.


For avid birdwatchers, a tour to Malaga Pass is an absolute must. Situated along the road connecting the Andes region of Cusco to the Cusco Cloud Forest, this strategic location offers unparalleled opportunities to observe a diverse array of Cusco birds and Cusco endemic species across multiple ecosystems, all within the span of a 2-day Cusco birdwatching excursión.


Moreover, as you traverse the Malaga pass and venture towards the east, you’ll encounter a remarkable gradation of distinct habitats, each teeming with unique avian life. From lush cloud forests to rugged mountain slopes, the variety of ecosystems present at Malaga Pass makes it an exceptional destination for birdwatching enthusiasts. The allure of Abra Malaga lies in its ability to showcase the unique adaptations of birds thriving within these Peruvian specialized ecosystems.



Day 1 Abra Malaga west slope and polylepis woodland

We will start our birdwatching at Malaga Pass departing at 4:30 am from your hotel in Ollantaytambo or Cusco city to the Polylepis woodland at almost 4000 masl close to the Malaga Pass.


At noon we will have our boxlunch and later we will walk uphill to catch the vehicle to continue to the east slope of Malaga Pass looking for more Cusco birds. On the road we will do some stops on different strategic spots according to the altitudes until we arrive to our Lodge in the Cusco Cloud Forest. Check in, dinner and sleep.


Day 2 Abra Malaga east slope and bamboos patches

At 5:30 am we will start our Cusco birdwatching tour exploring the Cusco Cloud Forest looking for different Cusco birds including the colorful Cock-of-the-Rocks.


At appropriate time we will have our breakfast at the Lodge. At 10:00 am we will return to Cusco doing some stops on the way looking for the Cusco birds that we couldn´t see the day before. Around 2:00 pm we will do a stop in Ollantaytambo town to have our lunch (Not included). Later, we will lead to Cusco city


Abra Malaga Birds:
Taczanowski’s Tinamou, Tyrian Metaltail, Shining and White-tufted Sunbeam (E), Giant Hummingbird, Andean Swift, Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Junin Canasteros, White-crested and Sierran Elaenias, d’Orbigny’s, Rofous-breasted and White-browed Chat-Tyrants, Andean Hillstar, White-tufted Sunbeam (E), Shining Sunbeam, Marcapata Spinetail (E), Parodi´sHemispingus (E), Cuzco Brushfinch (E), Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant (E) Royal Cinclodes (NE), White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Ash breasted Tit-tyrant (NE), Tawny Tit-spinetail (NE), Line-fronted Canastero (NE), Stripe-headed Antpitta (NE), Puna Tapaculo (NE), Brown-backed Chat-tyrant, Rufous-webbed Bush-Tyrant, Giant Conebill, D’Orbigny’s Chat-tyrant, Tit-like Dacnis (NE) and more.

2 Days
  • Destination

  • Included

    01 night in a Lodge
    Box breakfast (Day 01)
    Box lunch (Day 01)
    Breakfast (Day 02)
    Dinner (Day 01)
    Private Transportation
    Specialized local guides
  • Not Included

    • Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket
    01 night in Picopata Hotel
    01 nights in a 3* hotel
    01 nights in a 3* standar hotel
    02 nights in Picopata Hotel
    3 nights in a 3* hotel
    3 nights in a 3* standard hotel
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airplane Transport
    Archaeological guide (Advanced English)
    Boat in mangroves
    Boat trip
    Box breafast
    Box breakfast
    Box breakfast (Day 03)
    Bus tickets for Machupicchu excursion
    Bus tickets to Machupicchu
    Cathedral entrance fee
    Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket
    Cooking Class Lunch
    Cusco Condors entrance fee
    Cusco's Cathedral entrande fee
    Departure Taxes
    Entrance fee
    Local Breakfast (Day 02)
    Local lunch (Day 02)
    Machupicchu entrance fee
    Personal Guide
    Pisco tasting experience
    Professional Guide
    Professional guide service
    Qoricancha entrance fee
    Specialized guides for all the tours
    Specialized local bird guide (basic English)
    Train tickets for Machu Picchu excursion
    Train tickets to Machu Picchu
    Train tickets to Machupicchu
    Transfer in/out Cusco
    Transportation for Balcon del Diablo Tour
    Transportation for Huacarpay tour
    Trf in/out from Train Station
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