Peru is one of the richest countries in the world for birds, with 1,800 birds species, 1/5th of the world’s species! The list of habitats in this expansive country include forests, river-edge forests, montane forests, elfin forests, polylepis forests, dry forests, white-sand forests, mangrove forests, second growth, scrub, savanna, pun, paramo, marsh, beach, lakes & ponds, alkaline lakes, bogs, bamboo, treefall gaps and army ants.
Beyond this, the virgin forests of Peru still throw up new species to science year after year. Furthermore, Peru holds the record for the most species in a single place (650 in the area surrounding the Explorer’s Inn lodge, located in the jungle of Tambopata) and the record for the highest number of species seen in a single day (361 in the area surrounding the Biological Station of Cocha Cashu, in Manu).
Day 1 Lima
Day 2 Lima – Cuzco – Urubamba
Day 3 Machu Picchu
Day 4 Urubamba – Cuzco
Day 5 Cusco – Wayqecha lodge
Day 6 Wayqecha lodge
Day 7 Wayqecha lodge – COTR lodge
Days 8-9 COTR lodge
Day 10 COTR lodge – Villa Carmen lodge
Day 11-12 Villa Carmen lodge
Day 13 Villa Carmen lodge – Manu Wildlife Center
Days 14 -15 Manu Wildlife Center
Day 16 Manu Wildlife Center – Puerto Maldonado
Day 17 Puerto Maldonado – Lima