We complete our thorough examination of Southern Peru with four days of archaeological and birding exploration of the Sacred Valley and other Incan heritage sites covering Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pisac, Moray, Lago Huaypo and perhaps the most famous tourist site in the world, Machu Picchu. Here we shall marvel at undoubtedly one of the finest architectural achievements of the New World.
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
Inca Wren, Bearded Mountaineer, Green-and-white Hummingbird, Creamy-crested Spinetail, Chestnut-breasted Mountain Finch, Long-tailed Sylph, Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, Andean Cock-of-the-rock, Lyre-tailed Nightjar, White-eared Solitaire, Sclater’s and Bolivian Tyrannulets, Silver-backed Tanager, Pale-eyed Thrush, Oleaginous Hemispingus, Capped Conebill, Cinnamon and Puna Teals, White-tufted Grebe, Slate-colored Coot, Wren-like Rushbird, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Bare-faced Ground Dove, Andean Flicker, Peruvian Sierra Finch, Hooded Siskin and Band-tailed Seedeater. Habitats Covered
Polylepis forests, mountains, lakes Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader Tour Pace & Walking
comfortable Ease of Birding
comfortable. Some high altitude areas Other Attractions
Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Cusco (the historical Incan capital city of Peru), Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Qenko, Sacsayhuaman. Photographic Opportunities
good to excellent
Rob Williams is the best guide I have ever birded with - wonderful birding and people skills.
Rob Williams is right up there among the very best tour leaders. His vast experience from lots of research and conservation projects and intimate knowledge of the country add lots of value compared to a tour leader who is "just" a good organiser, birder and guide. He is also great company, with a sublime sense of humour.
The tour met all of my expectations. Rob Williams is an excellent tour guide - knowledgeable, manages logistics well, interacts with participants in a fun and caring way, and strives to find the birds that are on participants' "wish lists".
Forrest Rowland is a terrific guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable of the birds we encountered on our trip. Further, he is very friendly, engaging and enthusiastic. I’d be quite pleased to join him again on any birding tour in the Neotropics.
It is terrific to have a bilingual guide in any country and one who knows the history and culture of the country is even better, thanks Rob! As always, terrific eyes, ears and birding skills.