Day 1. Cusco-Quincemil
Start from Cusco at 7.30 AM as the first plane arrives to Cusco. Birding Huacarpay lake awith Puna Teal, Yellow-winged Blackbird, Bearded Mountaineer, Rusty-fronted Canastero, Streak-fronted Thornbird briefly en route to the Puerto Maldonado road. We pass a high Andean Puna habitat with a high lake that contain Giant Coot and Silvery Grebe. Scribble-tailed Canastero and Short-billed Finch. At the temperate cloud forest neat Marcapata we shall be looking for specialties such as Marcapata Spinetail, Red-and-White Antpitta, Blue-banded Toucanet and many more. At around 1200m the habitat becomes excellent and provide loads of possibilities of colorful tanagfer flock. We stay the night outside the frontier town of Quincemil
Day 2. Quincemil.
Birding subtropical forest between Marcapata and Quincemil where the species composition is similar to that of Manu road, although the habitat in parts is secondary most the same birds of Manu road can be seen. We shall be looking for Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet, Yungas Manakin, White-eared Solitaire, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Cock-of-the-Rock and many more. Night in basic hotel in Mazuko
Day 3. Mazuko to Puerto Maldonado
The upper tropical forest around Mazuko is in excellent condition. Road side birding at this site is very promising. Again similar to Manu road species wise with species such as 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.