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 Helmetcrest, 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
Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Cusco (the historical Incan capital city of Peru), Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Qenko, Sacsayhuaman.
What our clients say about tours to Peru
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”.
Rob Williams was a brilliant guide in all respects. Throughout the three weeks, he gave the group his all. He is outstanding, and we would love to travel with him again.
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.
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…
Our guide, Rob Williams, was exceptionally well qualified, good humoured in all circumstances and remarkably diligent in accommodating all levels of birding skills within our group. He went out of his way to make sure that each member of the group realised their expectations for the trip. We would welcome the opportunity to join him…
Rob Williams is the best guide I have ever birded with – wonderful birding and people skills.
The tour was fantastic. Forrest Rowland, did a terrific job spotting birds, giving us clear directions to actually sight the birds and displayed plenty of patience in the process.
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…