Reserved Zone Manu National Park Manu Memorable – 6 days and 5 nights
Stay deep in the Manu National Park and we will make your experience a memorable one.
Day 01: Cusco (3,300 m.a.s.l.) – Manu Cloud Forest – Pillcopata Lodge (500 m.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 (The Tombs), a pre-Inca site called Ninamarca, through the trip beautiful views of landscapes, then we will arrive at Paucartambo (the folkloric capital of Cusco) that shows the beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and an old stone bridge called Carlos Third, built in the seventeenth century, then we continue our journey to the Acjanaco pass which is 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) down there and we walk to see the dramatic change of the ecosystem and out of 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 road to Manu enjoying the cloud forest this landscape is simply amazing. There are many waterfalls on the way. That in the end will end in the Amazon River, we will go to the route of Manu 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 The Cock of the rock, trogons, tanagers, mammals such as the brown capuchin monkeys and the gray woolly monkeys.
And in the late afternoon we will arrive at our Lodge overnight in Pillcopata Lodge.
Day 02 Pillcopata Lodge – Aguas Calientes Shintuya – El Dorado Lodge
After a good breakfast we head towards the Atalaya port, during the tour you can see beautiful landscapes and a spectacular viewpoint where you can see the river Alto Madre de Dios, We arrived at the river port of Atalaya we will board our motorized boat and sail in the Alto Madre de Dios River for 3 hours
We arrive at the community of shintuya, where we have the option to enjoy the hot springs in the middle of the jungle, later we continue the trip to the Dorado Lodge, and we settle and make walks along the trails around. Overnight at Dorado Lodge.
Day 03 El Dorado Lodge – Machiguenka House
We started the early activity we embarked and head to the reserved Zone of the Manu National Park, where we have excellent opportunity to find the jaguar (Phantera onca) on the banks of the Manu River, our first stop will be in the Limonal Control Park. and within the Park we register and we have the opportunity to visit the observation tower 1 km away where you can see variety of bird species, then continue the journey through the Manu river, where you might see the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) currently threatened by excessive hunting but protected in the Park, birds, mammals, in the afternoon we arrive at Casa Machiguenga and there is the option of doing nocturnal hiking in search of insects reptiles, arachnids, amphibians etc.
Day 04: 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 30 minutes. Maybe we see a family of capybaras, the largest rodent in the world, sailing on the riverbank, or if we are very lucky, a lone jaguar can move slowly from an open beach towards the forest, shaking the tail annoyed by our intrusion.
On the short way to the lake, it is approximately 20 minutes, excellent opportunity to find one or more of the 13 species of park monkeys that jump through the canopy on top.
These are Oxbow lakes, formed when the river changed course, leaving behind a channel without exit to the river. The lakes are abundant in fish and wildlife, and provide an optimal habitat for alligators and the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), one of the most endangered mammal species in the Amazon.
This lake enjoys the maximum protection, We have a good chance to see the resident family of Giant Otters while diving to get the 4Kg. of fish especially piranhas that each individual consumes daily.
Cocha Salvador is the largest of the lakes in the area, with a length of 3.5 km, or approximately two miles long we navigate the lake on a floating catamaran platform, which offers excellent view of lake and forest. Monkeys by are usually feeding on fruiting trees; the macaws a variety of herons and egrets explore the water’s edge; and the reptilian eyes and snouts of alligators.
The same day we will visit the cocha Otorongo which is located 40 minutes from Rio Manu, where we will walk to the observation tower where with our powerful telescope we have the option to see wildlife around, then we will return to Casa Machiguenga and Overnight.
Day 05 Machiguenga House – Soga de Oro Lodge.
After breakfast we will board our boat, sail down the Manu river where we have more opportunities to see a variety of animals, after 4 to 5 hours navigation approximately we will check out at the control Park Manu, we will continue our journey until we reach the river Alto Madre de Dios, we will navigate against the current approximately 4 hours until arriving at the Soga de Oro Lodge.
Option to do a night walk, and overnight.
Day 06 Soga de Oro Lodge – Cusco
After breakfast we will embark for the return to the Atalaya Port. Our Van waits 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.
- Private van transportation from Cusco to Atalaya (round trip)
- Motorized boat with individual padded seat plus safety equipment
- Experienced professional guide implemented with telescope and binocular
- Professional chef
- Food throughout the itinerary (vegetarian option)
- Mineral Water for the entire trip
- Lodge accommodation
- First aid kit.
- After Bite for mosquito bites
- A pair of rubber boots (this is important for walks in the forest)
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, etc.
- First breakfast and last dinner.
- Binoculars (you can rent them with us)
- Tips (optional)
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