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MANU NATIONAL PARK 7 DAYS

Jungle Connection

  1. MANU NATIONAL PARK PROGRAM - RESERVED ZONE 7 DAYS


    DAY 01 (CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA): An early morning meeting and star our trip from Cusco in one of our private vehicles. In the way we are going to visit the interesting pre-inka site of Ninamarca (burial towers, commonly known as “Chullpas”). Continuing we are going to visit Paucartambo, an interesting picturesque colonial town (full of folklore). Then we continue to the Acjanacu pass (3600 masl.), which marks the beginning of the trip into Manu National park (spectacular view), then we descent through the Cloud Forest, The humidity of the area provides an ideal habitat for plants such as Orchids, ferns (oldest living plants) and bromeliads (epiphytic), mosses and lichens. In the fascinating Cloud Forest we can observe the Cock of the Rock, Quetzal and the Spectacled Bear. Many plants are endemic from this area. We have lunch on the way, and then we arrive to our first and homely lodge “paraiso” near the town of Pilcopata (900 masl.).

     

    Day 02 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – BOCA MANU): After a delicious and early breakfast we continue our trip for another hour in our private vehicle, to the village of Atalaya (Port), here we board our covered motor boat (canoe) in the Alto Madre de Dios river, going down approximately 5 hours to our private and comfortable “Boca Manu lodge”. during this way we will see different bird species typical of the river edge such as: kingfisher, swallow, flycatcher, Black Skimmer, Pied Lapwing, Jabiru, Stork, Capped Heron, and much more; Also we will have the chance to visit the native community of “Diamante”. The village of Boca Manu is located very close of the confluence of the rivers Manu and the Alto Madre de Dios. The idea of sleep here provides us the chance to start our trip in Manu River very early increasing our chances to find more wildlife. In Boca Manu there are shops where you can buy additional supplies.

     

    DAY 03 (BOCA MANU – MANU RIVER - OTORONGO): After breakfast we are going to continue our trip this time in Manu River and start one of our top days. The boat ride provides us the chance to see an immensity of the rainforest, ten minutes by boat after Boca Manu, we will have the chance to visit a Parrots clay Lick (clay wall in the riverbank knowing as “Collpa”), where many species of parakeets and parrots such as the white-eyed parakeet, blue headed parrot, etc. goes to eat the clay that is rich in minerals and salts that those birds use as supplements of their diet of seeds and fruits. Then we continue to Limonal (check point), and after registering ourselves and the Park Rangers recommendations, we continue our trip in Manu River (Reserved area) for 5 hours approximately, having the chance to see an infinity of wildlife of this pristine place such as: caimans, capybaras, monkeys and probably the majestic “Jaguar”. We will arrive to the area of Otorongo Lake, where is our safari lodge (base camp) with all the facilities like: screened dining room, toilets and showers. After a short break in the camp, we will start to walk in the trail system of Otorongo, concentrating ourselves and having a general discuss about the ecology of the rain forest. Return to our campsite. Possibility to do a night walk, to feel and observe the jungle in the dark.

     

    DAY 04 (OTORONGO – SALVADOR - OTORONGO): An early wake up, to hear the Red Howler monkey (Aloatta seniculus) howling for a territory. With a pleasant temperature we are going to start our wildlife adventure. We are going to visit another lake in the reserved area “Salvador Lake”, and paddling a catamaran quietly along this lake, we will have the opportunity to see famous Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), having the chance to see them playing, swimming, fishing and eating; an many species of monkeys, birds, caimans and others. The visit of Salvador lake and its area is going to take us the whole morning. In the afternoon of this day we will continue walking and looking for more wildlife and learning more about the forest of this magic place. Return to the campsite. Possibility to do a night walk, to feel and observe the jungle in the dark.

     

    DAY 05 (OTORONGO – BOCA MANU): Another early wake up, and then enjoy walking to visit the observation tower of Otorongo, and having again the chance to observe more wildlife, then walk back again to the lodge to enjoy the breakfast and then get ready to go back again to Boca Manu, going down Manu River, arriving to Boca Manu lodge in the afternoon, where we are going to spend another night.

     

    DAY 06 (BOCA MANU – ERIKA LODGE): After a delicious  breakfast we are going to continue our trip in the Alto Madre de Dios River, upstream, back to Erika lodge, in the way we are going to have the chance to visit and enjoy some hot springs. Arriving to the lodge we will have the chance to enjoy the jungle one more time.

     

    DAY 07 (ERIKA LODGE - CUSCO): An early Waking up, 40 more minutes by boat to Atalaya, where our private vehicle is waiting for us to drive us back to Cusco, We have lunch on the way, arriving Cusco around dinner time. END OF OUR SERVICES…

     

    OPTINAL ACTIVITY:

    Canopy Zip Down 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.

     

    SERVICES INCLUSIVE:

    Specialized and bilingual guide, private land and river transports, first aid kit, 01 night in Paraiso Lodge, 01 nights in Erika Lodge, 02 night in Boca Manu Lodge, 02 night in Otorongo Campsite, meals (vegetarian option available), specialized Zip-lining guide and equipment.

     

    THINGS THAT ARE NOT INCLUSIVE:

    The first day breakfast and mineral water, last day dinner, drinks such as sodas, wine or beers, tips and souvenirs.

     

    THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING ALONG ON A TRIP TO MANU:

    • 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

     


     

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    THE TOUR INCLUSIVE:

     

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

     

    THINGS THAT ARE NOT INCLUSIVE:

     

    • 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...
    Prices: US$$ 980.00

    Available all year, 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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