6 days / 5 nights
Tours Day 1: Manu Nature – Ninamarca To Pilcopata Town
We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip! First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs.
Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where we overnight in the Tikari Lodge after enjoying dinner and shower.
Tours Day 2: Manu Nature – Pilcopata – Atalaya – Boca Manu To Manu Nature
After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l.). There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about 7 hours navigating on the Madre de
Dios River. Along the river, we have a great opportunity to observe various species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu! In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge situated in Boca Manu where we spend the night.
Optional: A night walk. Manu Nature
Tours Day 3: Manu Nature – Boca Manu – Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
Today, we say good-bye to the Madre de Dios River to change for a navigation on the Manu River offering us other amazing views of a great variety of species living in and around it such as groups of turtles, white caimans, capybaras, jaguar (Panthera onca) resting on a log and watching its territory. In the evening, we reach our next accommodation – Casa Matsiguenka Lodge, offering us a basic service.
Optional: A night walk. Manu Nature
Tours Day 4: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge, Lake Salvador And Otorongo Lake
Today, we visit the Salvador Lake in our silent rowing boat that allows us observing a family of playful giant river otters, black caimans as well as many rare bird species including a prehistoric bird called shansho! You can be sure that animals here in wild Amazon Manu have never suffered from hunting by people!
In the afternoon, we return to our lodge to have lunch and maybe a shower to be able continue later visiting another lake – Otorongo. There is placed an observation tower that allows us to watch other giant otters. During that, our local Tour Guide teaches us functions and secrets of the jungle. After that, we come back to our lodge to have dinner and spend the night.
Optional: A night walk in Manu Nature
Tours Day 5: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge – Boca Manu – Rainforest Lodge – Jungle Trips
After breakfast, we set out for a many hours lasting navigation, first on the Manu River that leads us back to Boca Manu to later change for the Madre de Dios River. We reach our next lodge in the afternoon so we can have rest there and later a sleep too.
Optional: A night walk in the Manu Nature
Tours Day 6: Manu Nature – Rainforest Lodge – Tour Cusco
We wake up very early today to go to see a nearby parrot clay lick! After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we board a motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port. Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately between 6 and 6:30 pm.
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation;
- Private vehicle land transportation – jungle trips;
- Entrance to the Reserved Zone of the Manu National Park;
- A professional Cook for jungle trips,
- Meals: 5x breakfast, 5x lunch, 5x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 5 nights in lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots for jungle trips.
- Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.