Manu cultural zone, a World Cultural Heritage Site, is one of the areas with greatest biodiversity on the planet. It is located in the departments of Cusco (Paucartambo province, Kosñipata district) and Madre de Dios (Manu province, Fitzcarrald and Manu districts), including the entire basin of the River Manu.
One of the main attractions of the park are the clay licks, regularly visited by flocks of macaws as well as other species of fauna, who come here looking for food. The park contains some 221 species of mammal, including the otorongo (jaguar), black panther tapir, collared peccary, deer, capybara, spider monkey, etc. In terms of birds, highlights include the harpy eagle, jabiru, roseate spoonbill, jungle goose and the cock of the rock. Inside the park there is a metal tower 18 meters high and an elevated walkway with a platform that makes it easier to spot birds and to grasp the immensity of the forest from the treetops.
NOTE: The program includes several trips in our Mini Van and motorized boat, and due to the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Day 01: Cusco / Paradise Lodge:
We´ll depart from Cusco in our private expedition van, and drive all day through the Andes. The bus stops frequently during the trip, to permit short visits to small Andean towns the colonial village of Paucartambo, here you will have a short walk around the town and the guide will explain you about the town custom. Then, we´ll climb up to 3,600 meters,the altitud, then drive into the Manu Reserve. Here is where the exploration of the incredible range of cloud forest habitats, with different species of plants, animals and birds, starts. We´ll be able to see orchids, primitive ferns, etc., and wildlife, such as our national bird, the cock of the rock, and hopefully, the wooly monkey. In the evening we´ll arrive to Pilcopata, where we´ll stay in a paradise lodge. Showers and toilets available: Lunch and Dinner.
Our team of chefs: They will offer you a variety of different foods every day; Local food, vegetarian, vegan and especially prepared with the minimum hygiene in health.
-It has private rooms
-Located in the middle of our Peruvian jungle, where you can also appreciate with a bit of luck a variety of birds and animals that usually visit us in the mornings and afternoons.
-Great natural recreation area.
Day 02: Paradise Lodge / Soga de Oro Lodge:
After a comfortable night sleep in our Lodge,We will continue in our private car until we reach the Atalaya port. There our motorized boat awaits us where it will take us to the next lodge, then, 3-hour walk, to explore the deepest jungle. Here, we´ll have the opportunity to see many medicinal plants, which are used for all imaginable cures, by the local people. If we´re lucky, we´ll also be able to spot some big animals, as the Ant-eaters, etc. Back in the lodge, after lunch, we will have the opportunity to choose to go for a refreshing swim in the river, or a comfortable bath in the lodge. After some good relaxation, we´ll go for a trip over the lake, with a big wooden raft. Around us, you´ll be able to see birds in transit. We´ll be back at the lodge before dinner. Optional night walk (to see caiman ). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
-It has private rooms
– Shared toilet services
Day 03: Soga de Oro Lodge / Cusco:
Very early in the morning, we will have a boat ride 15 minutes down the river to the parrot clay lick to observe loudly screaming green parrots, where many different species of parrots, parakeets and some macaws give a colorful show. After returning to the parrot clay lick, your guide is available to further explain about the forest. After all this, we´ll take our motorized boat back to the lodge. After breakfast, we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We will return to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.
- Professional naturalist guide.
- Pick up fromthe airport in Cusco.
- Private Transport, bus and boat
- Entrance to Machuhuasi Lake.
- All food (vegetarian and normal food).
- Mineral water.
- 02 Nihgts Lodge accommodation.
- First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison).
- Radio communication.
- First breakfast and last dinner
- Water for the first day
- Soft drinks,
- Alcoholic drinks,
- Towel for the entire trip
- Personal hygiene supplies & medicines
- Shoes for walking/hiking) sandals
- Headlamp or torch
- Hat, sunglasses and sun block
- Insect repellent (recommend 40% DEET),
- Waterproof gear, t-shirt with long sleeves, long pants, swimming gear/bathers
- Warm clothing in case of cold weather
- Binoculars, Camera
- Back pack, day pack, plastic bags
Adults Price 2020 !! $ 379.00 USD (Minimum 04 people); We highly recommend as well you ask us the dates of our next excursions, and in this way you will only pay as a group price.
-02 People: $ .00 USD (Per Person)
-03 People: $ .00 USD (Per Person)
-04 People: $ .00 USD (Group price per Person)