Manu Unforgettable 4 Days and 3 Nights.
Day 01: Cusco (3,300 m.a.s.l.) – Manu Cloud Forest – Pillcopata Lodge (500 m.a.s.l.)
5:00 am to your hotel in our private Minivan. We leave the city of Cusco, our first stop will be (The Tumbs) a pre-Inca site called Ninamarca, through the journey beautiful views of landscapes, then we will arrive at Paucartambo (the folk capital of Cusco) that shows the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture . and an old stone bridge called Carlos Tercero, built in the 17th century. then we continue our journey to the Abra de Acjanaco at 3,600 m.a.s.l. We walk through the area to see the dramatic change in the ecosystem and of course if the clouds allow it, we will see the Amazon rainforest of Manu as the starting point of the National Park. We travel along the road to Manu enjoying the cloud forest, this landscape is simply amazing. There are many waterfalls along the way. That in the end it will flow in the Amazon river, we will go to the Manu route to have lunch in the middle of nature, to see some unique species of mosses, lichens, orchids and birds in this habitat, we have possibilities to see quetzals, toucans, tanagers , Andean cock of the rocks, (National Bird of Peru) trogons, tanagers, mammals such as capuchin monkeys and gray woolly monkeys. In the afternoon we arrived at our hostel. After dinner we go out with flashlights to one of the many trails we have to search for night life, such as tree frogs, snakes, night monkeys, grasshoppers, tarantulas and more.
Overnight at Pillcopata Lodge.
Day 02: – Parrot clay lick, Laguna Machuwasi, CEIBA.
We start early we board the minivan to the river port of Atalaya (600 meters above sea level) and 45 minutes by boat in the Alto Madre de Dios to the parrot clay lick, with our telescope you can have a better view, then we have our breakfast on the banks of the Alto river Mother of God.
Later we go to the Machuwasi lagoon, we walk 40 minutes through the jungle, trying to find birds, monkeys and alligators, once we get to the lagoon, we are going to take a rustic raft and enjoy the view of this beautiful lagoon, looking for prehistoric-looking birds, orioles making nests, and more.
Then in the afternoon we have the option of going to visit a local enterprise, where we can see many hummingbirds in the wild. And also learn more about its role with the environment, and we will also visit the orchid garden, after this visit we will return to our lodging.
Overnight Pillcopata lodge.
Day 03 CAVES, AGUAJALES, PATHS IN THE FOREST.
We start early after breakfast, we make the tour of the different trails around the lodge to understand the interaction of animals and plants. After lunch we will visit the famous bat cave, a totally different and unique ecosystem in the Peruvian Amazon, later we will visit the Palm Swamp with the idea of seeing the fauna of this precious ecosystem.
Overnight at Pillcopata Lodge.
Day 04: Pillcopata lodge – Cusco.
After breakfast we return to the imperial city of Cusco arriving in Cusco in the afternoon we will leave you at your hotel.
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