Duration: 8 days
Group Size: 4 – 8
Date Start: December 12, 2018
Date End: December 19, 2018
Tour Start: Lima
Tour End: Lima
This tour starts early in the morning on Day 1; therefore clients need to arrive in Lima the day before.
We will stay at comfortable and nice accommodations during the trip, but they are not luxurious. We will use the Pakaritampu Hotel for three nights and the Casa Andina chain for two different nights in Cusco and Aguas Calientes. Our small lodge in Limatambo is basic but charming; they serve only vegetarian food there. We will have many breakfasts and lunches in the field while birding, but always a hot dinner at the hotels.
The trip involves early starts every day with not many breaks during the first days. We will walk and hike near the vehicle quite often. We have to walk some steep terrain throughout the trip (even though we will try to do so as little as possible), including a short hike at 4200 – 4400 meters at the Abra Malaga pass. Visiting Machu Picchu also requires dealing with steep terrain and quite a few steps.
Snacks and hot coffee and tea are always available in the car.