Birding Tour Huacarpay Lagoon: Half Day

  • Description
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Includes/Not Includes
  • Location

Huacarpay Lagoon (3,000 m.a.s.l) is the best spot for sighting the main bird species in Cusco region. The lake, with its calm waters, sprawling totora clumps and flooded areas, is overlooked by hills studded with cactus and native trees (Schinus molle). It concentrates more than fifty resident species of birds; around 25 migratory and 20 occasional birds with specific spots.

The highlight of this swamp is some endemics birds like Bearded mountaineer, Rusty-fronted Canastero, Chestnut-breasted Mountain-finch, others one more difficult to spot, like the Streak-fronted Thornbird.  And of course, we can observe many lagoon birds and others surrounds this area.


  • Nature
  • Lagoon birds
  • Endemic birds

We come at your hotel 5:30 a.m to pick up you in our private transportation. Then we drive to Huacarpay Lake, it takes 45 minutes approximately. We should be there around 6:00 am. Once we get there, we start to see as many as possible birds of Cusco such as:

  • Ducks
  • Herons
  • Grebes
  • Tanagers
  • Gulls
  • Flycatchers
  • Hummingbirds
  • Seed eaters
  • Finches
  • Ovenbirds
  • Hawks
  • Lapwings and others

Finishing, we set up to Cusco.

Tour's Program includes

  • Snacks
  • Box lunch
  • Hot beverages
  • Entrance ticket
  • Professional guide, specialized in birds
  • Ozonated water (we will provide it in all the tour, but you must carry your own canteen)
  • Private transportation

Not includes

  • Other requirements
  • Gratuities recommended for a staff
  • Birdiwatching equipment

List of Trip

  • Binoculars
  • Canteen is obligatory
  • Photography equipment
  • Tripod
  • Spotting telescope
  • Camouflaged clothes (obligatory)
  • Extra battery
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Snacks
  • Raincoat
  • Daypack
  • Hat and other's

If you don’t have some of the required equipment, we can rent one

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