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Abra Malaga Birdwatching Day

  • 4:30 am to 5:00 pm. / Minimun 02 people. Maximun 06 people.

Experience the ultimate Cusco birdwatching adventure with our Abra Malaga Birdwatching Day, a comprehensive program set in the heart of Cusco’s most coveted birding territory. Delve into the rich biodiversity of this remarkable region, where two unique ecosystems await exploration in a single day. With its diverse habitats of Polylepis woodlands and bamboo patches, Abra Malaga presents an unparalleled opportunity to encounter a myriad of Cusco’s most prized birds.

This full-day Cusco birdwatching tour offers the chance to observe some of the most significant bird species endemic to Cusco, all within the stunning backdrop of Malaga Pass. From the iconic Parodi’s Hemispingus to the elusive Inca Wren, Marcapata Spinetail, and Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant, each stop along our journey unveils a new array of feathered wonders.

Whether you’re an avid birder or a nature lover, the allure of Abra Malaga lies in its ability to showcase the unique adaptations of birds thriving within these Peruvian specialized ecosystems.

For this Abra Malaga birdwatching tour it will be much better to spend the night before in Ollantaytambo town.

ITINERARY:

We will start our Fullday Tour on Malaga Pass early in the morning picking you up from your Ollantaytambo hotel. We will drive by the road that connects Cusco city with its jungle. After three hours driving through the Abra Malaga we will have our first stop in San Luis area. Located on the east slopes of Malaga pass. Here we will look for the most important Cusco birds and the Cusco endemic birds like Parodi´s Hemispingus and Cuzco Brushfinch but paying special attention to the bamboo patches for the Inca wren, Marcapata Spinetail and Unstreaked Tit-Tyrant.

 

From San Luis area we will return to Abra Malaga (38 kms) doing some stops at strategic places.

 

At appropriate time we will start our trek downhill to the polylepis woodland to look for Royal Cinclodes, White-browed Tit-Spinetail (E), Ash breasted Tit-tyrant (NE), Andean Hillstar, 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, White-tufted Sunbeam (E), Shining Sunbeam, Tit-like Dacnis (NE) and other birds.

 

In this peaceful area we will enjoy our boxlunch then we will start our trek uphill at slow pace looking for some of the birds that we couldn’t see at the beginning of the trek.

 

At 5:00 pm, ending our Abra Malaga Birdwatching tour we will bring you back to your Ollantaytambo hotel.

 

Abra Malaga Birds (East & West):
Taczanowski’s Tinamou, Tyrian Metaltail, Shining and White-tufted Sunbeam (E) , Creamy-crested Spinetail (E), Junin Canasteros, White-crested and Sierran Elaenias, d’Orbigny’s, Rofous-breasted and White-browed Chat-Tyrants, Ash breasted Tit-tyrant, Andean Hillstar, Marcapata Spinetail (E) , Parodi´s Hemispingus (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), Giant Conebill, Tit-like Dacnis (NE) and more.

  • Destination

  • Departure Time

    We will start the tour at 04:30 AM.
  • Return Time

    Approximately 07:00 PM.
  • Included

    Box breakfast
    Private Transportation
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included

    • Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airplane Transport
    almuerzo
    Boat trip
    Box breafast
    Boxlunch
    Breakfast
    Bus tickets for Machupicchu excursion
    Cathedral entrance fee
    Chonta´s condor observation circuit ticket
    Cusco Condors entrance fee
    Cusco's Cathedral entrande fee
    Departure Taxes
    Entrance fee
    Machupicchu entrance fee
    Personal Guide
    Pisco tasting experience
    Professional guide service
    Qoricancha entrance fee
    Snacks
    Specialized guides for all the tours
    Train tickets for Machu Picchu excursion
    Transfer in/out Cusco
    Transportation for Balcon del Diablo Tour
    Transportation for Huacarpay tour
    Trf in/out from Train Station
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