Experience Manu Wildlife with

Experience Manu Wildlife with

Amazon Trails Peru Manu & Trekking Tour Operator

Manu Cultural Zone4 days

Itinerary Map
Itinerary Map

This tour takes you to the cloud forest, the foothills of the Andes and the beginning of the Manu lowland.
Breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife, great area for birdwatching!

Manu Cultural Zone Tours

lunch in the cloud forest
lunch in the cloud forest

day 1: CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - BAMBOO LODGE :

Starting early from Cusco we begin our 8 hour journey by private bus ascending to the high mountain area at 4000 m (13,000 feet). We make a stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and in the colonial village of Paucartambo. Then we descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.). We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road brilliantly colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds, as well as hawks can be seen and possibly the first monkeys, such as Woolly Monkeys. In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (950m), where we spend the night (double rooms & private bathroom). After dinner your guide will brief you about the activities of the following day.

Accommodation
double rooms & private bathroom
parrot clay lick
parrot clay lick

day 2: BAMBOO LODGE TO RIO DE ORO LODGE :

After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river of the same name to get to the small port of Atalaya (600 m). On the way we will stop for some walks to observe birds and to visit a local orchid garden. Before reaching Atalaya we enjoy a great view of the river basin from a lookout point. At the port we embark on a half hour journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. We have the opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of the river, such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, Skimmers and some of the monkey species that live in Manu. In the afternoon we walk on the trails near the lodge and visit Machuwasi Lake, on the opposite side of the river. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the birdlife. In the evening we can go caiman spotting at the river or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Rio de Oro Lodge (double rooms & private bathroom).

Accommodation
double rooms & private bathroom
squirrel monkey
squirrel monkey

day 3: EXPLORING AROUND RIO DE ORO LODGE :

At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws, including the Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Blue headed Macaw, come to eat minerals which help them with digestion. After the natural show we walk on the trails to see more animals and you have the option to climb up to a lookout point for a spectacular view over the Alto Madre de Dios River. Another trail takes us to a huge Ceiba Tree. Later we can go fishing or have a bath in the river. The night is spent at the lodge. Optional night walk to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.

Accommodation
double rooms & private bathroom
Dendrobates frog
Dendrobates frog

day 4: RIO DE ORO LODGE TO CUSCO :

After breakfast we take the boat back to Atalaya. Here our bus is waiting for us for our return trip through the cloud forest and over the Andes back to Cusco. We can stop whenever we spot animals. We arrive around 6 pm, transfer to your hotel.

Price Information

  • Price per person: 535.00 US$

Group Size

group size : 3 - 8 persons

Departure Dates

2014

  • Oct25
  • November1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • December6, 20, 27

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Included

  • Professional, English speaking naturalist guide, with spotting scope
  • Transport by private bus and private boat
  • Entrance fees to Cock of the Rock observatory & Machuwasi Lake
  • Cook, all food (vegetarian on request), drinking water
  • Lodge accommodation
  • First Aid Kit, extractor (for venom)
  • rubber boots

Not Included

  • Binoculars
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • personal expenses

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