Manu 6 Days and 5 Nights


6 days

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Manu National Park Reserved Zone Memorable – 6 days and 5 nights


  • Private van transportation from Cusco to Atalaya (round trip)
  • Motorized boat with individual cushioned seat plus safety equipment
  • Entrance fees (cable car and Moon Valley)
  • Experienced professional guide implemented with telescope and binoculars
  • Professional cook
  • Mid-morning snacks throughout the tour.
  • Meals throughout the itinerary (vegetarian option)
  • Mineral water for the entire trip
  • Lodging in hostels
  • First aid kit.
  • (After Bite) for mosquito bites
  • A pair of rubber boots (this is important for walks in the forest).
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, etc.
  • First breakfast and last dinner.
  • Binoculars (you can rent them with us)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Tour Plan

Day 1 Cusco (3,300 m.s.n.m.) - Manu Cloud Forest - Pillcopata Lodge (500 m.s.n.m.)

5:00 AM we will pick you up at your hotel in our private Minivan. we leave Cusco city, our first stop will be (Las Tumbas), a pre-Inca site called Ninamarca, through the trip beautiful views of landscapes, then we will arrive to Paucartambo (the folkloric capital of Cusco) which shows beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and an old stone bridge called Carlos Tercero, built in the XVII century, then we continue with our trip to the Acjanaco pass which is 3. 600 masl (11,811 ft) we descend there and hike to see the dramatic change of the ecosystem and off course if the clouds allow us, we will see the Amazon rainforest of Manu as the starting point of the National Park. We travel along the Manu road enjoying the cloud forest this scenery is simply amazing. There are many waterfalls along the way. Which will eventually end up in the Amazon River, we will head to the Manu road for lunch in the middle of nature, to see some unique species of mosses, lichens, orchids and birds in this habitat, we have chances to see quetzals, toucans, tanagers The cock of the rock, trogons, tanagers, mammals such as brown capuchin monkeys and gray woolly monkeys. And in the late afternoon we arrive at our overnight lodge at Pillcopata Lodge.

Day 2 Pillcopata Lodge - Aguas Calientes Shintuya - el Dorado Lodge

After a good breakfast we head towards the port Atalaya during the tour you can see beautiful landscapes and a spectacular viewpoint where you can see the Alto Madre de Dios River, we arrived at the river port of Atalaya board our motorized boat and sail on the Alto Madre de Dios River for 3 hours We arrived at the community of Shintuya, where we have the option to enter the hot springs in the middle of the jungle, then continue the journey to the Dorado Lodge we settle in and hike along the trails around. Overnight at Dorado Lodge.

Day 3 El Dorado Lodge - Machiguenka House

We start the activity early we embark and head towards the reserved area of the Manu National Park, where we have an excellent opportunity to find the jaguar (Phantera onca) on the banks of the Manu River, our first stop will be at the Limonal checkpoint already inside the Park we register and have the opportunity to visit the observation tower one km away where you can observe a variety of bird species, Later we will continue the trip along the Manu River, where you can observe the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) currently threatened by excessive hunting but protected in the Park, birds, mammals, in the afternoon we arrived at home machiguenga and there is the option to make night walk in search of reptiles, insects, arachnids, amphibians etc..

Day 4 Casa Machiguenka Cocha Salvador - Torre cocha Otorogngo.

This day we will visit 2 beautiful lakes. The park authorities determine the time of our visit to Cocha (Lake) Salvador; depending on this schedule, we will visit Cocha Otorongo earlier or later in the day. To get to Cocha Otorongo we will board our boat for 30 minutes. We may see a family of capybaras, the world’s largest rodent, browsing on the river bank, or if we are very lucky, a lone jaguar may slowly advance from an open beach into the forest, tail wagging in annoyance at our intrusion. On the short walk to the lake, which is about 20 minutes, there is an excellent chance of encountering one or more of the park’s 13 species of monkeys leaping through the canopy overhead. These are horseshoe lakes, formed when the river changed course, leaving behind a landlocked channel to the sea. The lakes are abundant with fish and wildlife, and provide optimal habitat for caimans and the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), one of the most endangered mammal species in the Amazon. This lake enjoys maximum protection, we have a good chance to see the resident family of Giant Otters as they dive for the 4Kg. of fish especially piranhas that each individual consumes daily. Cocha Salvador is the largest of the area’s lakes, with a length of 3.5 km, or approximately two miles long. It is also home to a family of giant otters. We cruise the lake on a floating catamaran platform, which offers excellent new perspectives of lake and forest. The lakeside trees are often alive with monkeys; macaws, a variety of herons and egrets explore the water’s edge; and reptilian eyes and caiman snouts. The same day we will visit the Otorongo oxbow lake which is located 40 minutes from the Manu River, where we will walk to the observation tower where with our powerful telescope we have the option to see wildlife around, then return to Casa Machiguenga and spend the night.

Day 5 Machiguenga House - Soga de Oro Lodge.

After breakfast we will board our boat, we navigate the Manu River where we have more opportunities to see a variety of animals, after navigating 4 to 5 hours approximately we will register our departure at the checkpoint of the Manu Park, we will continue our journey until we reach the upper Madre de Dios River, we will navigate against the current for approximately 4 hours until we reach the Soga de Oro Lodge. Option to do a night walk, and overnight.

Day 6 Soga de Oro Lodge - Cusco.

After breakfast we will embark for the return to the port of Atalaya. Our land mobility awaits for us and we will make the return trip to the Imperial city of Cusco, where we will leave you at your hotel. End of our service.

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