The Best Amazon trip in Manu Park Heart of the Peruvian Amazon 7 Days / 6 Nights
This program is designed for nature lovers, photographers and birdwatchers located in the heart of the manu national park with a great biodiversity of flora and fauna. Nature in a natural state preserved and protected by the SERNAP with many possibilities to see jaguar, anacondas, more than 13 species of primates and the macaw clay lick.
DAY 01.- CUSCO CITY – PARADISE LODGE IN THE CLOUD FOREST.
We leave from cusco very early at 5:30In the morning in our comfortable bus and travel through Mountains, beautiful valleys, rural communities and visit Ninamarca Chullpas (tombs); these belong to the pre-Inca culture (Lupacas). Then we will climb up the last mountain and arrive to Acjanaco at 4000 meters above sea level. Hre is the entrance to the MANU NATIONAL PARK. Where we will have our picnic lunch in a beautiful spot. Fallowing this we will descend into the mysterious cloud forest, which has a huge variety of flora and fauna, making it an ideal home for epiphytic, orchids and bromeliads. By the afternoon we take a short hike in this perpetual cloud forest, where we will be able to see the famous Peruvian bird (Cock of the rock) with their fascinating red colures, and ritual mating dance as well as trogons, quetzal, toucans, monkeys and on a lucky day the only Spectacle Bear of South America (Tremantus ornatus). Night in our comfortable lodge.
DAY 02.- PARADISE LODGE – HUMMINGBIRD LODGE IN BOCA MANU
Early in the morning, after our delicious breatfast we will have the chance to walk along the high wood forest visiting the local agriculture like coca plants, pineapples, etc. on the way to Atalaya you will appreciate many colourful birds and families of monkeys. We arrive at Atalaya river port, where we will get board our motor boat with good save equipment and start to navigate down this typical Amazonian river of Madre de Dios for 05 hours to Boca Manu. On the way we will have interesting stop for appreciate some families of Capivaras, howler monkeys, cormorants etc. Let’s take a look these isolate areas in the Peruvian Amazon; here we have tribes who have no contact with the outside world. three years ago along the river we have found and we capture some good pictures of this group Mashco piro also called “ naked” by local peoples. .
At the afternoon we will arrive our lodge At night before dinner we have a nocturnal walks explore the forest by our flashlight and search some, frogs, owls, and many other night creatures.
DAY 03.- HUMMINGBIRD LODGE – CASA MATSIGUENKA LODGE
Very early we start our expedition again by boat up the Manu stream,we going arrive to the Ranger Station Limonal. With our permit, where we will register our entrance to the heart of the Manu Reserve Zone the center of wildlife and here we will separate our best time for visit this two beautiful oxbow lakes. In the course of the trip carefully searching summing white caimans, enormous black caimans, giant aquatic guinea pig capybara, breeding sade-necket turtle, hundreds of sand coloured night hawks roosting during the day on the trunks, several groups of macaws, parrots Toucans and on a lucky day an impressive jaguar (Pantera onca) resting on the river bank. At mid-afternoon is the time to visit the lake cocha Otorongo, where is located the observation tower for see all the rainforest canopy and overlooking the lake. Monkeys are usually spotted everywhere.
At 16 pm. We arrive at the casa Matsiguenka lodge. Where the families of Matsiguenka lodge will be waiting for us, where they will show us all this infrastructure and services for have a sweet stay. Over night
DAY 04.- CASA MATSIGUENKA LODGE
Early in the morning, you will wake up with the singing of the Amazonian birds and have the chance to walk in The most dynamic and virgin forest and explore one of the most beautiful oxbow lake of Manu (Cocha Salvador). We ride by catamaran. There is a chance to see a huge variety of colourful birds, numerous species of monkeys, black caimans and we may encounter Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). This endangered species can be seen swimming, fishing, eating and playing on the floating logs. After this fantastic show we will retour to our lodge for enjoy our typical food
By the afternoon we will have a short boat ride crossing the river and start to walk 3 hours through this virgin forest and observe these ancient kapok trees, mahogany trees, rubber trees, cedar trees it is home of several mammals that are occasionally encountered like Brown capuchin monkeys, black spider monkeys and some wild pigs called peccaries. At night we nocturnal walk to explore the forest with good flashlights looking, insects, snakes, frogs or go moonlight caiman spotting on the lake over night in Matsiguenka lodge.
DAY 05.- CASA MATSIGUENKA LODGE – PANKOTSI LODGE
Early in the morning we wake up and slowly go down the interesting Manu river, giving us the best chance to see many different birds like osprey, jabirus, wood stork, Ones we arrive to Boca Manu village we will enjoy the cold drinks. Following the day we head upriver of Madre de Dios on direction to Pankotsi lodge. Where friendly families of shipitiary native village will be waiting for us. Here we have an interesting program for interact and learn the different ways of living of Matsigenka tribe. we will spent in the tipycal lodge.
DAY 06.-– PANKOTSI LODGE- PARADISE. LODGE
This day after to have our great breakfast we’ll continue our trip up Madre de Dios river in our comfortable boat and enjoy all this great views of this kungle or just relaxing this last hours from this beautiful boat ride. Stop at the hot springs, where we may relax in this unique and natural pond. Ones we’ll get Atalaya river port we will get on our bus and go back to Paradise lodge and spend our last night.
DAY 07.- PARADISE. LODGE – CUSCO CITY.
Waking up very early for appreciate again the cook of the rock in San Pedro, where we may have our breakfast, we also may stop frequently to observe wildlife in the cloud forest.
Continue our return to the ancient Inca’s city, we will driving through the Andean mountains and arrive to Cusco at 16:00 pm.. We will return you at your Hotel.
- Naturalist Professional Guide in English and Spanish. Telescope, binocular, lamps and specialist books.
- Land and river private transportation (very comfortable).
- Lodging 2 people in room. In typical and local comfortable Lodge.
- Three meals per day (vegetarian option) & snacks. Prepared by our dedicated staff with fresh fruits and typical products from the rain forest.
- Entrance to the hot spring.
- Double-Accommodation at the lodge (overnight) and camping stores.
- First aid kit.
- Mineral water.
- Rubber boots and rain gear (ponchos).
- Guide books about Manu, paper work and checklist.
- Soft, drinks and beer.
- Entrance fees to Reserved Zone (USD $ 60. per person).
- Traveller insurance.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING?:
- Lightweight long sleeve cotton shirts, long pants, one pair of walking shoes, sandals, towel, swimming suit, rain jacket and personal medicines.
- Day pack and a back pack person.
- Binocular, camera with a good zoom for the inner forest.
- Insect repellent at least 25 % of deet, sunglasses, sun cream lotion and cap or hat.
- Flashlight enough batteries.
Price per person: 7D/6N: US$ 1,000. (04 passengers minimum)