For two blog posts now, we’ve been telling you about how you could win an amazing, 7-day bird watching trip for two to Peru. The Grand Prize not only includes roundtrip flights from anywhere in the US on LATAM Airlines, but also accommodations at three fascinating Inkaterra properties.

Assuming you’re the Grand Prize winner, your trip to Peru wraps up with two days in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. While here, you’ll be the guest of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubambais, a contemporary hotel with colonial inspiration, in the heart of the Urubamba Valley, near Cusco.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas offers good weather and beautiful scenery, picturesque villages, folk arts and crafts, and friendly local people. All of this and more can be experienced right on the grounds of the hotel. On the first day you’ll have the choice of several types of Andean exploration. Use the various trails on the property to look for birds in the valley–from hawks to numerous different hummingbirds, including the Booted Racket-tail and Green-and-white Hummingbirds.


Visit the Inkaterra Ecological Farm and learn about the harvesting of crops throughout the year, their uses and natural properties. Walk the hillside Huasi Challa (house of the viewer) Trail, and be rewarded with an amazing view of Huayoccari, and perhaps even a sighting of the Cock of The Rock, Peru’s national bird.

As you can see, this is a pretty spectacular sweepstakes. Peru is a bird watcher’s paradise, and being able to visit such vastly different habitats—with professional guides—and stay in such fascinating Inkaterra properties is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So please enter the sweepstakes today, and good luck!

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.