MANU EXPEDITIONS
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MANU NATIONAL PARK 8 DAYS

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  1. MANU NATIONAL PARK 2,022 - 8 DAYS


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    DAY 01 (CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PILCOPATA): We pick you up from your hotels very early in the morning and we are going to start our trip to the Manu National Park from Cusco, we are going to use one of our private vehicles. The first place to visit will be the interesting archaeological site of Ninamarca, with its funerary towers, commonly known as "Chullpas". Continuing with our tour we are going to visit the picturesque and interesting town of colonial origin of Paucartambo (full of folklore). Then we will continue towards the Acjanaco pass (3,600 masl.), which marks the beginning of our trip within the Manu National Park (natural viewpoint); then we are going to descend through the Cloud Forest, the humidity of this area provides an ideal habitat for species such as: Orchids, ferns (ancient plants), bromeliads (epiphytes), mosses, lichens and more. In the fascinating Cloud Forest we will be able to observe: the Spectacled Bear, Monkeys, the Cock of the Rock (Peru's national bird), the Quetzal and much more. Many species are endemic to this area. We will have lunch on the way, then we arrive at "Paraiso", our first and cozy lodge near the town of Pilcopata (800 masl).

     

    DAY 02 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – PAITITI): A delicious breakfast, and then we continue with our trip for another hour in our vehicle, making stops to observe the interesting life of the area, then we will arrive at the town of Atalaya (Puerto), here we board our motorized boat (canoe) in the Alto Madre de Dios River, and going upstream, we will have the opportunity to cool off and do a little swimming; then we go down the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 40 minutes to our comfortable private lodge "Paititi" where we will walk through the interesting system of trails that "Peru Amazonico" offers you, trying to find some types of monkeys, birds , reptiles medicinal plants, etc.

     

    DAY 03 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – BOCA MANU): We get up early and after a delicious breakfast, we continue our trip and we board our motor boat (canoe) on the Alto Madre de Dios River, traveling with the river for approximately 5 hours to our comfortable "Boca Manu Lodge". In this tour we will see different species such as: capybaras, river otters, tapir, jaguar, alligators and typical riverside birds, such as: kingfishers, swallows, flycatchers, skimmers, lapwings, Jabirús, storks, herons and much more; We will also have the opportunity to visit the native community of "Diamante". The town of Boca Manu is located very close to the confluence of Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. The idea of ??sleeping here gives us the opportunity to start our trip on the Manu River very early, increasing our chances of finding more wildlife. In Boca Manu there are shops where we can buy additional supplies for the trip.

     

    DAY 04 (BOCA MANU - MANU RIVER – OTORONGO): This day we will start very early and after breakfast, we will continue our trip this time on the Manu River and we will begin one of our best days within the reserved area of Manu National Park. The boat trip gives us the opportunity to see the immensity of the tropical forest, ten minutes by boat after Boca Manu, we will have the opportunity to visit a Collpa de Loros (clay wall on the river bank known as "Collpa" ), where many species of parakeets and parrots such as the white-eyed parakeet, the blue-headed parrot, etc. they will eat the clay that is rich in salts and minerals that these birds use as supplements to their diet of seeds and fruits. Then we will arrive at Limonal (control post), and after registering and the recommendations of the park rangers, we continue with our trip on Manu River (reserved area) for approximately 5 hours, having the opportunity to see an infinity of wildlife in this place pristine like: alligators, capybaras, monkeys and probably the majestic "Jaguar". We will arrive at the area of ??Lake Otorongo, where our safari lodge (base camp) is located with all the facilities such as: dining room with mosquito net, toilets and showers. After a short break at camp, we will start walking in the Otorongo trails system, concentrating and having a general discussion about the ecology of the rainforest. We will return to our camp.

     

    DAY 05 (OTORONGO - SALVADOR LAKE - OTORONGO): An early wake up and hear the red howler monkey (Aloatta seniculus) howling for a territory. With a pleasant temperature, we are going to start our wildlife adventure, visiting another lake in the reserved area of Manu National Park "Salvador Lake", and paddling a catamaran in silence along this lake, we will have the opportunity to see the famous Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), having the opportunity to see them playing, swimming, fishing and eating; many species of monkeys, birds, alligators and others. The visit to Lake Salvador and its area will take us all morning. In the afternoon of this day we will continue walking and looking for more wildlife and learning more about the forest of this magical place. Return to the camp and have the possibility to do a night walk to feel and observe the tropical rain forest in the dark.

     

    DAY 06 (OTORONGO - MANU RIVER – BOCA MANU): Another early wake up, and then walk to visit the Otorongo observation tower, and again have the opportunity to observe more wildlife, then walk back to our lodge and enjoy a nice breakfast and then get ready to go back to Boca Manu, going down Along the Manu River we will continue looking for the jaguar and others of this virgin forest, arriving at the Boca Manu lodge in the afternoon, where we will spend another night.

     

    DAY 07 (BOCA MANU - ALTO MADRE DE DIOS RIVER – PAITITI): After a delicious breakfast, we will continue our trip upstream on the Alto Madre de Dios River, towards the Paititi Lodge, on the way back we will have the opportunity to look for more wildlife, visit and enjoy hot springs. Arriving at the lodge and we will have the opportunity to enjoy the jungle once again.

     

    DAY 08 (PAITITI - ATALAYA - CUSCO): This day after breakfast we will start our return trip to the city of Cusco. We will return to the Port of Atalaya and then our vehicle will take us back to the city of Cusco. We have lunch on the way, arriving in Cusco at dinner time. Along the way we will continue enjoying the rich flora and fauna of the area. End of our services...

     

    OPTINAL ACTIVITIES (prior coordination):

    • Canopy Zip-Line: In our Lodge area, we will have the traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, enjoying and feeling the view and adrenaline, of the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy.

     

    THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

    • Specialized and bilingual guide
    • Land and river transport
    • First aid kit
    • 01 night in Paradise Lodge
    • 02 nights in Boca Manu Lodge
    • 02 nights in Otorongo Lodge
    • 02 nights in Paititi Lodge
    • Meals (vegetarian option available)
    • River captain and team
    • Guide to the Zip-line and required equipment
    • Water, except the first day

     

    THE SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

    • First day Breakfast and last day dinner
    • First day water
    • Beverages such as: sodas, wine or beers
    • Tips and souvenirs

     

    THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING:

    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Long sleeve shirts and long pants
    • Swimming suit
    • Warm clothes (in case of cold front)
    • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho)
    • Wide brim hat and sun glasses for sunny days
    • A 50% DEET Insect repellent (at least)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Hiking shoes and sandals
    • Flashlight (enough batteries)
    • Towel for all the tour
    • Personal medication and/or supplies
    • Back pack or duffel bag plus a day pack
    • One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags
    • Extra money (personal expenses)

    THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

     

    • Specialized and bilingual guide
    • Private land and river transports
    • First aid kit
    • 01 night in Paraiso Lodge
    • 02 nights in Paititi Lodge
    • 02 nights in Boca Manu Lodge
    • 02 nights in Otorongo Lodge
    • Meals (vegetarian option available)
    • Captain and river boat equipment
    • River Rafting and Canopy Zip Down
    • Required equipment
    • Mineral water (except first day)

     

    THE SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

     

    • First day breakfast and last day dinner
    • First day mineral water
    • Drinks such as sodas, wine or beers
    • Tips and souvenirs.

     

    THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING:

     

    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Long sleeve shirts and long pants
    • Swimming suit
    • Warm clothes (in case of cold front)
    • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho)
    • Wide brim hat and sun glasses for sunny days
    • A 50% DEET Insect repellent (at least)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Hiking shoes and sandals
    • Flashlight (enough batteries)
    • Towel for all the tour
    • Personal medication and/or supplies
    • Back pack or duffel bag plus a day pack
    • One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags...
    Price: US$ 1300.00 per person.

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    Daily departures - Minimum, 3 participants

     Frequent questions:


    How long in advance should you make a reservation?

    • Reservations can be a minimum of 48 hours in advance. However, places are limited and are always subject to availability. Tickets for Manu National Park, are in high demand, running out months in advance in some cases. For this reason, we recommend making the reservation as far in advance as possible.

    To qualify for discounts for children, students or the Andean community?

    • Participants occupying a place (seats and beds) pay normal rate.

    Are there prices by type of accommodation?

    • Not, on the tour we offer standard accommodation. If preferred accommodation is desired, it must be coordinated with the agency.

    What is the weather like in Manu?

    • Manu is located between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon jungle, having a warm and temperate climate, with an average minimum temperature of 12° C and an average maximum temperature of 24° C. From April to October is the dry season, that is, during that period there is a lower probability of rain, while from November to March is the rainy season. Despite the differentiation every day of the year there is the possibility of rain, since it is a tropical area (rain forest). 

     

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