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Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge

Kilometer 39 of the Paucartambo-Pillcopata Road, Paucartambo Peru
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This 1,400-acre property is a protective buffer to Manu National Park. Explore 9+ miles of forest trails and see where the Andean grasslands transition into lush cloud forests and montane forests below, with over 200 listed bird species to see along the way. Just 3.5 hours northeast of Cusco—via a spectacular drive through the snow-capped Andes. We can arrange for a private vehicle with an experienced driver. 6 new cabins offer perfect views of clouds rolling across the Andes, and feature comfortable beds, private bathroom, a table and chair, as well as a luggage and clothes rack.
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Kilometer 39 of the Paucartambo-Pillcopata Road, Paucartambo Peru
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Dartrider wrote a review Jan 2020
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We were recommended Wayqecha by an Amazon Conservation Association colleague, for its setting, the birding and its mission, which supports ACCA Peru in conservation efforts. 4 family members including 2 senior citizens with mobility concerns stayed at Wayqecha for 3 nights in December 2019. The lodge staff and our guide and driver were very helpful and accommodating with our needs. We spent a full day birding the road down into the valley and it was a legendary as expected. We also did the orchid trail, canopy walk and spent time just enjoying the frenzy of hummingbirds at the lodge feeders; all of these activities were accessible and enjoyed by the whole party. We were only in Peru for 2 weeks, but the cloud forest ecosystem captured my heart. The epiphytes, diminutive flowers, dripping lichen, rushing streams, drifting clouds and bird life (which is not nearly as difficult to see as in the lowland jungle) were a flora and fauna wonderland. Thank you ACA, ACCA and Wayqecha staff for showing us this little gem. I only wish we had had time to stay at the other properties.
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Date of stay: December 2019
bswift4 wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia8 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent three days here and had a great time enjoying nature and bird-watching. The lodge is perched above a cloud forest valley, very scenic. We had some excellent meals, and enjoyed walking along several of the trails.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
r0bert870 wrote a review Sep 2019
Wigan, United Kingdom621 contributions248 helpful votes
Just an overnight stay! The rooms are in cabins situated in the grounds, the restaurant is in a newer building(could do with having toilets near this). Free tea, coffee, chocolate available all day! Room 2 has a view over the valley. It gets very cold at night, beds have sheets, blankets, duvet, spare blanket and a hot water bottle! Shower had plenty of hot water. Breakfast was cereal, eggs, fruit, bacon and plenty of fresh coffee, dinner was lovely, delicious soup, beef with plenty of fresh vegetables, amazing! Electricity in rooms from 1800 - 2100. Staff were lovely.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Victor W wrote a review Jul 2019
Berkeley, California32 contributions14 helpful votes
Great setting in a cloud forest. Numerous trails for exploration, orchid trail, canopy walk...much to keep us busy. Well placed cabins allowed for enjoying the cloud forest and the mixed flocks of birds that came by. Electricity is limited and the lights go out at 9pm. Beautiful road with waterfalls and wonderful flora and fauna. Being at high altitude, it does get a bit chilly.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Niel M wrote a review Dec 2018
Pretoria, South Africa235 contributions43 helpful votes
The 1450 acre reserve around Wayqecha Biological Station is a biodiversity hotspot where treeless plains of the altiplano meet cloud forest. Wayqecha sits at 2950m above sea level, atop a steep slope that drops off sharply into the valley below. We stayed here for two nights during a recent birding trip to Peru, and wish we could have stayed for a year! Everyone comes here for the birding, but there is so much to do and see here apart form that. The cabins are comfortable and have magnificent views over the valleys below, and the recently refurbished common room is stunning; like something in a high-end safari lodge. The food was excellent, and the staff all friendly and extremely knowledgable. The scenery is truly wonderful; we took countless photos in the two days we were there! Wayqecha was a wonderful introduction to the famous Manu Road!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All the cabins share the wonderful views of the valleys below and the mountains around.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Does Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Wayqecha Cloud Forest Birding Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.