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.
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.
Polylepis forests, mountains, lakes
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Ease of Birding
comfortable. Some high altitude areas
Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Cusco (the historical Incan capital city of Peru), Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Qenko, Sacsayhuaman.
good to excellent
This is my first birdwatching tour organized by a company such as Rockjumper, but I have been on tours organized by my local Naturalist Society. Both Rob and Miguel were excellent. They worked extremally hard to keep everyone happy, find as many species as possible and get everyone onto each sighting.
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.
Guides were awesome. Found lots of birds; guide was way too knowledgeable about the bird species and taxonomy.
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.
This was an excellent tour! We saw so many great birds, and had many delicious meals from pizza to ceviche. The time spent birding and touring Kuelap was a highlight. To top everything off, Forrest Rowland is an awesome leader. In addition to hearing, seeing and getting everyone on the birds, he told wonderful stories and kept everyone laughing. All in all, we had a terrific time.