DAY 01:  CUSCO-CLOUD FOREST-PILLCOPATA LODGE.

We Leave  very early in the morning from Cusco  in our comfortable bus.  On the way we visits the funeral towers or Chullpas of Ninamarca and Paucartambo . Then we descend for the mysterious cloud forest, full with beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. We stop to offer him the opportunity to witness the cock of the rocks (Rupícola Peruvian) in the mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe trogons (Greedy-guts sp.) and much more. If we are lucky we will find the only bear of South America, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets  shared available.

 

Day 02: PILCOPATA - ATALAYA  – BOCA MANU.

After   breakfast,  the bus transfers the group to the port of Atalaya. The rest of the day is spent traveling on the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way you can see a variety of bird life, like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). This day we will visit native communities to learn their customs and traditions, where we will also try a drink of their ancestors called the masato.  In the afternoon a short stop at the village of Boca Manu to have refreshing cold beverage. Later on the group arrives to the Lodge near the Boca Manu. Walks explore the vellage. Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets available. 

 

Day 03: BOCA MANU – OTORONGO LAKE- MACHIGUENKA LODGE.

The boat trip goes on and one will be able to understand why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On the river edges you will be able to observe groups of turtles, White Caimans (Caiman cocodrylus), Capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and maybe a Jaguar (Panthera Onca) resting on a log and observing its territory. Arriving in the afternoon to our lodge. Later on visiting the trails around the Otorongo Oxbow Lake and the giant otter observation tower together with the guide to learn the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest.  (in bed with mosquitos net). Showers and toilets available.

 

Day 04: MACHIGUENKA LODGE – SALVADOR LAKE.

Today the group visit another oxbow lake called Salvador, there paddling silently on a Catamaran, you have again possibilities to observe a family of giant otters fishing and playing, black caimans and many different rare bird life like the Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoatzin). Here in Manu the animals have never suffered hunting pressure from man. After half day we explore the wild forest to see different species of monkeys, macaws, snakes and giant trees like the ceiba tree which is considered the mother of the jungle, In the afternoon we return to our lodge. Evening Night activity (in bed and mosquito net). Showers and toilets available.

 

Day 05: MACHIGUENGA LODGE- PARROT CLAY LICK – BOCA MANU.

The call of the Red Howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) will wake us up  to visit the great parrot clay lick to see the colorful macaws, parquets and luckily mammals; after a good breakfast unfortunately we have to begin our return to Boca Manu. On Manu River, the group might see many different animals, We will also do some small walks along the manu river, looking for monkeys, birds, capybaras, tapir and the famous jaguar. they did not find on the way. In the afternoon the group arrives to Boca Manu . Nigth in lodge shower and toilets available.

 

Day 06: BOCA MANU – AMAZON LODGE.

In the morning we will continues  by boat river up of the  alto Madre de Dios on the way we will see  again others species of birds, Before our delicious lunch. We will also stop in the thermal waters after a long trip is good. In the afternoon  we will arrive to our lodge. Nigth in lodge shower and toilets available.

 

Day 07: AMAZON LODGE – CLOUD FOREST – CUSCO.

In the morning after the breakfast  we unfortunately will come back by boat until Atalaya, where the bus wait for us to return to Cusco, visiting the cloud forest again. Arrival in the afternoon. Approximately 6.00pm. 

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

·        All terrestrial, fluvial transport.

·        Team of security.     

·        Professional guides and specialized.

·        Efficient team of motorists.  

·        03 meals per day and snacks.  03 nights in Lodge 

·        Excellent cook service.  

·        Radio communication service during the whole trip.

·        Comforts: seats, tables, etc.

·        First-aid kit.  

·        Mineral Water during the trip

·        Rubber boots

·        Entrance fee to manu.

 

NOT INCLUDE: 

·        First day  Breakfast

·        First Day Mineral Water

·        Beberages ( cola, beer, soda )

·        Binoculars 

 

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING:

·        Shirt long sleeve and long pants.  

·        warm cloths (for misty mornings on the river) 

·        Water bottle or Canteen.                          

·        Sandals, bath suit clothes, towel day pack.   

·        Rain gear.             

·        Enough mosquito repellent (30 or 50% DEET C.).  

·        Sun block.

·        After bite.  

·        Flash light or torch with extra batteries.             

·        Hat or cap.             

·        Extra money to buy beverage.  

·        Binoculars.             

·        At least one pair of trekking boots

·        Camera and extra films, extra batteries  

 

 

Rates are subject to change.

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