Join us on a four day Manu National Park Peru tour from Cusco to witness the life deep inside the Amazon Jungle with an English speaking local naturalist tour guide.
Manu National Park Peru is located in Madre de Dios province of Cusco. It dominates the vast majority of area in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. Spread in over 1.9 million hectares in Southeastern Peru, Manu Peru is a lowland rainforest. It is home to 6500 Quechua Speaking communities.
Manu National Park Peru also houses over 8000 species of flora, 10 different species of mammals and 400 distinct species of birds.
To make Manu easily accessible, it is divided into three zones. Cultural Zone, Reserved Zone or Biosphere Reserve and Core Zone. Access to the core zone is limited to scientists and researchers. This four day Manu Peru tour takes you to the cultural zone.
Manu Core Zone houses several distinct species of flora and fauna. It is also home to a handful of native communities who earn their livelihood by farming.
In 1987, UNESCO recognized Manu National Park Peru as a world heritage site.
Manu National Park Peru Tour:
The four day Tour to Manu National Park Peru is one of our signature tours. As local tour operators, we take pride in working with members of local communities to give them a good exposure to the outside world.
To enhance your Amazon Jungle Experience, we will be accommodating you in an authentic Jungle lodge right amidst the Manu National Park. You will be waking up to the sounds of chirping birds and will get a first hand insight into the life and traditions of locals here.
NOTE: The program includes several hours of trips in our vehicle and motorized boat, and due to the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time during the trip some times without notice.
Day 01: Cusco – Paucartambo – Paradise Lodge
Your epic tour to Machu National Park Peru begins with an early pickup from your hotel in Cusco. We will be embarking on a drive through the South Sacred Valley of Cusco to the Andean folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we will be having a brief stop to get an insight into the history and local traditions.
We will be visiting the funeral towers of Nincamarca before driving up the hill to the viewpoint of Tres Cruces (Three Crosses). We will have another stop here so you can contemplate the panoramic view of the Amazon Basin.
Once you have had your fill, we will continue our drive through the cloud forests and lowland tropical region to Manu Peru.
We will be doing a short hike here. You will get to see different native flora and fauna including the Andean Cock of the Rock – Peruvian National Bird.
After the hike and getting an introduction to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, we will be d
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Day 02: Lake Machuwasi – Hot Springs – Manu Amazon Jungle Lodge
We will be waking you up to a native breakfast. After breakfast, we will be driving you to the boat pier in Atalaya. Here, you will be boarding the motorized boat for an epic journey on Madre de Dios River.
The region is home to a variety of bird species. You will get a closer sight of giant otters feeding on fishes on the banks of the river.
We will be stopping for a short hike to see some more bird species, native trees and plants. We will then navigate on a wooden balsa raft and get to the center of the lagoon. This region houses more birds like the cormorants and hoatzins. We will also be stepping on a 30 meters high platform to contemplate the stunning view around.
After enjoying our time in the lagoon, we will embark on a short motorboat ride down the Madre de Dios river to Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs). The natural spring waters here have served locals for years.
You can take a refreshing dip here before we stop for a traditional Amazonian Lunch. After lunch, we will return to the lodge. You will have the evening to yourself so you can possibly enjoy a short hike on one of the nearby trails on your own or take a rest in our hammocks.
Later in the evening, we will be serving dinner. After dinner, we will do a night tour. This is a unique experience. You will have the opportunity to spot different nocturnal creatures likes spiders, snakes, frogs, red eye alligators and more.
After the tour, we will return to the lodge.
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Day 03: Manu Amazon Jungle Lodge
After relishing a traditional breakfast, we will embark on a guided hike deep into the protected area of the Manu National Park Peru. We will be spotting more distinct species of monkeys like squirrel monkey, wild pigs, harpy eagles, different species of butterflies and more.
The region also houses medicinal plants, giant trees and a variety of insects. Our local expert will be giving you an insight into their way of life here.
After witnessing these, we will hike further to get some Amazon Jungle survival lessons. A local expert will give you an overview on surviving in the Amazon jungle – if you are lost. This includes tips on how to get water, recognizing edible fruits and more.
We will then return to the lodge for lunch. In the evening, you can do some hikings or stop by to witness the sunset in the Amazon Rainforest.
After dinner, once again, we will be doing a nocturnal hike to spot more creatures. We will be returning to the lodge for a well derived rest.
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Day 04: Manu Amazon Jungle Lodge – Atalaya – Cusco
We will be waking you up to a traditional breakfast. After breakfast, we will be checking out from the lodge and embark on a boat ride back to Atalaya. Here, we will meet our transfer back to Cusco City.
Driving through the folkloric town of Paucartambo, we will be reaching Cusco by 0500 PM.
Manu National Park Peru Tour Includes:
- Professional naturalist guide
- Pick up from the airport in Cusco
- Transport, bus and motorboat
- 01 HD telescope
- Entrance ticket to Machuwasi lagoon
- All food (Vegetarian, vegan and normal food available)
- 3 nights private lodge accommodation
- First aid kit
- Rubber boots
Manu National Park Peru Does Not Include:
- Travel insurance
- Last dinner
- Water the first day
- Towel for the entire trip
- Personal hygiene supplies & personal medicines
- Shoes for hiking, sandals
- Headlight for night walks
- Hat, sunglasses, sun block
- Insect repellent (Recommend 40% DEET)
- Waterproof gear, t-shirt with long sleeves, long pants, swimming gear
- Warm clothing in case of cold weather
- Binoculars, Camera
- Backpack, plastic bags
Manu National Park Peru Group Service Cost:
Adult $ 499.00
(Group size minimum 4 / maximun 10)
Confirmed Departures 2022:
- 22 Sept – 25 Sept Manu Adventure Trip 4D/3N
- 24 Sept – 27 Sept Manu Adventure Trip 4D/3N
- 08 Nov – 11 Nov Manu Adventure Trip 4D/3N
Manu National Park Peru OVERVIEW & ITINERARY:
- Locations Visited: Manu National Park Peru (cultural zone)
- Frequency: 4 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
- Manu National Park Tours from Cusco Start: Cusco
- End: Cusco
- Age Minimum: 05 to 15 years old with their parents, Adults up to 70 years of age
- Style: Original and unique
- Type: Adventure and biodiversity
- Manu National Park Tours from Cusco Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Manu National Park Tours from Cusco Tour Route and altitude:
Cusco (3,300m.s.n.m.) Andes (3830m.s.n.m.) Cloud Forest (1,500m.s.n.m.) Amazon Basin (350m.s.n.m.) Manu National Park covers an area of 1716 292 22 million hectares, and is categorized as one of the most extensive parks in South America.