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Lost City Bird Guides

Address: Mandor Valley, Aguas Calientes 84, Peru
Phone Number: +51 943 348 437
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Owner description: We provide half-day birdwatching walks that take place in the lush jungle directly below Machu...
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Owner description: We provide half-day birdwatching walks that take place in the lush jungle directly below Machu Picchu within walking distance of Aguas Calientes. The tour is designed both for avid birders and casual travelers who would like to experience the surprising quantity of bird life in the valley in a short enough time frame to easily make one’s afternoon train to Cusco.This a great opportunity to see colorful neotropical birds like the legendary Andean Cock-of-the-rock, the Highland Motmot, over a dozen beautiful varieties tanagers, and many other species. We have binoculars available for those who need them and rain gear (just in case).
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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I went out with jim on short notice after reading review on travel advisor. I am not a bird person. But I had such great day today. We talked about everything under the sun. He is very well read and great to spend time with. We saw many birds in the area. He tried very hard to find the non... More 

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Olympia,WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was guided by the expert duo of Jim and Gladys around the Aguas Calientes area. During the several hours I was expertly guided and was able to add upwards of 50 species to my lifer list. I have not been birding in many years, but they were able to help me with the field markings of many genera of... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a late review, from our October 2012 trip. While we don't consider ourselves birders, we thought this would be an enjoyable way to spend the morning prior to our afternoon train departure. We were not disappointed. We were met promptly at 6 AM outside of our inn by Edwin, a Mandor native. Edwin was an incredibly thoughtful and... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I went out with Jim and Gladys for one spare morning in Aguas Calientes during a tour of the main tourist sites of Peru. In under 7 hours walking along the railway track I saw some 50 species, of which 40 were new to me: this was about one third of my list for the entire trip. They were excellent... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Not your typical tourist trap but an interesting guided bird tour with guides who genuinely love birds and nature and are eager to share it with others. It was nice to see a bit more than just the ruins. The cloud forest is worth seeing, especially in the spring when the orchids and other beautiful flowers are beginning to bloom.

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Huaraz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

I went out with Gladys on a rainy morning and had a very good time. I'm not really a birder, but it was nice to see such a bewildering number of different little birds and some big ones too. Especially the Cock-of the-rock, which I guess is sort of the object for most people. I'm glad I made the extra... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

We went out with Jim and Gladys Sykes three times over the four days we were in Aguas Calientes. First of all, we found them very accommodating. They met us at our hotel, and offered us binoculars and ponchos, even though we didn't need them. Many people don't travel with binoculars so this is an important feature.. It is great... More 

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SEATTLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

I always thought that Aguas Calientes was a necessary evil on the way to Machu Picchu. Now I know better. We hooked up with Lost City Bird Guides while in Aguas Calientes and they took us out for a day of birding in the high jungle/ cloud forest of the area. They handed us each a pair of binoculars and... More 

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