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Peru Birdlife: Machu Picchu to Pristine Amazon

12 days from £2,400pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / The Amazon

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Overview & Highlights

Discover Peru’s abundant birdlife on a journey from the Andes to Amazonia. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, hummingbird-filled cloud forest close to Machu Picchu, and the richly biodiverse Amazonian Manú Biosphere Reserve.

Discover Peru’s incredible birdlife on a journey from the Andes to Amazon. With a breathtaking diversity of altitudes, landscapes and ecosystems, from chilly mountain ranges to humid lowland jungle, Peru is home to over 1,800 species of birds (120 endemic to Peru), 500 species of mammals and over 300 species of reptiles.

On this unique bird-focussed holiday in Peru, see the spectacular Andean setting of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, home to magnificent birds of prey, white-capped Dipper and torrent ducks, then wander through hummingbird-filled cloud forest below the lost city of Machu Picchu, the cultural highlight of any visit to Peru.

With time to discover the enchanting town of Cusco, travel down towards the remote Amazonian Manú National Park, which boasts one of highest levels of biodiversity of any reserve in the world. Here, explore Manú Biosphere Reserve on the edge of the Park, where highlights include razor-billed curassow, cock-of-the-rock, and intimate views of macaws, parrots, and parakeets at a nearby clay-lick.

Here, you also have the opportunity to get hands-on with the centre’s inspirational tree-top canopy research and studies into the endangered blue headed macaw, alongside the conservation-focused scientists and researchers who are based here.

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  • Lived up to my expectations of seeing 3 countries in one holiday.

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  • Machu Picchu. What a privilege to go to such a stunning place. It was a little too busy in the morning, but walking part of the Inca Trail to the…

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  • There were many wonderful memories. Iguacu was amazing and Machu Picchu was intriguing. Landscapes were fascinating & the people were friendly. Lovely to see the colourful costumes & markets.

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Our Expert's Opinion

This holiday has been carefully tailored for birdwatchers and offers a unique experience. Peru's incredible diversity makes it a perfect bird-watching destination, and the added opportunity to spend time with conservation scientists and researchers makes this trip even more exciting.

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Sally Dodge Travel Expert A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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