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Puerto Maldonado-Cuzco or Puno.

 
 INTRODUCTION:

This could certainly be an option to the quite expensive flights back to Cusco. An open jaw i.e. Lima-Cusco and Puerto Maldonado-Lima ticket is more expensive than a Lima-Cusco return, or you could use the Interoceanica Highway to get yourself to Puno (and Titicaca Grebe) birding on the way. 

We have chosen to make this program example of only 2 days, guessing that you would have used our three day program to get to Puerto Maldonado in the first place,  but you could certainly add days if you wish, just add 50% of the cost per day to calculate the price.



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 THE TOUR:

Day 1. Puerto Maldonado-Mazuko

Starting out from Puerto Maldonado we may visit close by sites for species mentioned in Birding near Puerto Maldonado day trip, such as Small–billed Tinamou, Brazlian Teal, Southern Lapwing, Black-banded and Grey-breasted Crakes, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture,  White-tailed Kite, Crested Caracara, White-throated and Purus Jacamar, Pheasant Cuckoo, Barred Antshrike, Peruvian Recurvebill,  Rusty-margined and Sulphury Flycatchers, Grassland Sparrow,  Black-faced Tanager and Red-breasted Blackbird, before we head on to Mazuko for an overnight stay. Near Mazuko the upper tropical forest is in excellent condition. Many special species known from Manu road can be seen quire easy here like Red-billed and Bolivian Tyrannulets, Lanceolated Monklet, Fine-barred Piculet and Black-backed Tody-Tyrant. There are large bamboo patches and palm swamps which should bring species such as Bamboo Antshrike, Manu Antbird, Dot-winged and Ornate Antwren, Fasciated Cuckoo, Sulphury Flycatcher, Purus Jacamar and Point-tailed Palmcreeper.

Day 2. Mazuko-Cusco/Puno

The cloud forest can along the road has produced raptors such as Orange-breasted Falcon, Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle and Solitary Eagle on previous trips and subtropcial species include Fasciated Tiger-Heron, Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet, Yungas Manakin, White-eared Solitaire, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Cock-of-the-Rock and many more. Once in the temperate zone we shall look out for Condors. Any lake we pass will have Giant Coot and Silvery Grebe. If you continue to Puno there is a site for Titicaca Grebe that shall be visited on the way. 

 


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