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Manu Biosphere 5d/4n – in/bus – out/flight

Overview
  • Day 1: Cusco – Cloud Forest – Bamboo Lodge :
  • Day 2: Bamboo Lodge To Atalaya – Machuwasi Lake – Dorado Lodge
  • Day 3: Dorado Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick – Boca Manu – Isla De Los Valles
  • Day 4: Dorado Lodge – Limonal Rangers Station – Colorado – Puerto Maldonado.
  • Day 5: Puerto Maldonado City – Cusco Or Lima.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBOO LODGE :

Starting early from Cusco we begin our 9 or 10 hours journey by private minibus ascending to the high mountain area at 4000 m (13,000 feet). We make a stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and in the colonial village of Paucartambo. Then we descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.). We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road brilliantly colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds, as well as hawks can be seen and possibly the first monkeys, such as Woolly Monkeys. In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (950m), where we spend the night (double rooms & private bathroom). After dinner your guide will brief you about the activities of the following day. Accommodation : rooms & private bathroom

DAY 2: BAMBOO LODGE TO ATALAYA – MACHUWASI LAKE – DORADO LODGE

After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river of the same name to get to the small port of Atalaya (600 m). On the way we stop for some walks to observe birds also we stop an animal rescue station and to look for orchids. Before reaching Atalaya we enjoy a great view of the river basin from a lookout point. At the port we embark on a Half hour journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way we will walk on the trails near the River and visit Machuwasi Lake, on the opposite side of the river. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the birdlife. Then we navigate for about 4 hours in a motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River to get to the lowland rainforest until our lodge On the way We have the opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of the river, such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, Skimmers and some of the monkey species that live in Manu. Optional we can stop in the Hot Spring where you can relax before ariive to our Lodge. In the evening we can go caiman spotting at the river or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Dorado Lodge.. Accommodation : rooms & private bathroom

DAY 3: DORADO LODGE – PARROT CLAY LICK – BOCA MANU – ISLA DE LOS VALLES

At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws, including the Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Yellow and Blue Macaw, come to eat minerals which help them with digestion. After the natural show we continue Boca Manu is a small village located at the intersection of the Alto Madre de Dios River and Manu River. We make a short visit to the village of Boca Manu, riverside capital of the remote and sparsely populated Peruvian province of Fitzcarrald. The main activity here is building dugout boats for travelers on the river, and we see how these sturdy craft are made. Logging is prohibited here, so the resourceful villagers work entirely with lumber brought downriver by floodwaters. After Visit this village. Around the Boca Manu we will go to visit an Oxbow lake called “Isla de los Valles”. Where we can used a small Catamaran Here you have opportunities to see a family of giant otters and some groups of monkeys. This oxbow lake is a very good place for bird watchers. After this activity back to our lodge for lunch. In the Afternoon we explore the jungle on our vast trail system, On the way we will see many different kinds of animals such as monkeys, collared peccaries and birds such as eagles, parrots and toucans, medicinal plants, and giant trees. We might have time to swim and fish. After dinner we will take a night walk in the jungle to look for spiders, snakes and lots tree frogs. Accommodation: rooms & private bathroom

DAY 4: DORADO LODGE – LIMONAL RANGERS STATION – COLORADO – PUERTO MALDONADO.

Another early start (inevitable on wildlife expeditions), after a Early and delicious breakfast ( Some times we serve the breakfast on the boat while you enjoying early morning ) is followed by boat journey in the motorized canoe trip down the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the way enjoy birds such as toucans, macaws and parrots, and mammals such as capybara, After 1 hour of traveling on our boat we turn northward up the chocolate-brown waters of the Manu River into the lake-rich lower Manu National Park. The pristine quality of the forest is instantly apparent, with abundant birdlife and no signs of outside development. We Check Into the Park at Limonal Ranger Station. Here we have the chance to hike on other trails looking for Black Spider and Red Howler Monkeys, White and Brown Capuchin, Emperor and Saddle backed Tamarin, Monk Saki monkey, Pavonine Quetzal, Manakins and other birds. The guide also explains about interesting plants etc. After we have To return boat trip upstream to the Colorado Village on the Four hours, wildlife activity as we go, of course this is a perfect time to take advantage of valuable early morning wildlife activity along the river, in additions this journey allows us to see several lowland native settlements and gold miners digging and panning gold along the banks of the Madre de Dios River. We will stop in the far-west type gold-mining town of Colorado to start our overland journey to Puerto Carlos for 45 minutes, then you will cross the Inambari River for 15 minutes boat trip to Santa Rosa, finally a van or bus will drive Us in approximately two-hours TO Puerto Maldonado City, where we will arrive at 19:00 pm Aproximately. here we will spent the night in a Hotel.

DAY 5: PUERTO MALDONADO CITY – CUSCO OR LIMA.

After our breakfast, and depending of the hour of our flight, we can go to visit the local market to see his crafts and products. After we will back to out hotel and transfer to Airport for take a fly by a commercial airplane to Cusco or Lima, With This Assistance Your Jungle Adventure Ends…

Tour Price Includes

  • Professional naturalist guide with telescope.
  • Birding guide on request
  • Private boat and bus transport.
  • Return flight ticket to Cusco Or Lima (If you have paid for that program)
  • Entrance fees to Isla De Los Valles Lake.
  • Cook & food (vegetarian on request) and drinking water.
  • Lodging. And Hotel in Puerto Maldonado
  • First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison)
  • Radio communication.
  • Rubber boots.

Not Included

  • Binocular.
  • Fisrt Day Breakfast , fisrt day Mineral water
  • Alcoholic drinks, sodas, etc.
  • Airport tax aprox 10 USD

Things you should bring for the Manu Trip

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Long sleeved shirts , T-Shirts
  • Cotton socks , Hiking shoes
  • Sandals or light shoes to change
  • Rain gear (rain poncho is ok) , Sweater ( in case we have coldfront)
  • Long pants
  • Binoculars very important the best ones are (Leica, Zeiss, Swarovski, Nikon, Bushnell) 8×20, 8×32, 10×25, 10×40, 10×42
  • Camera and extra batteries , Camera charger
  • Dry bag back pack.
  • Personal things like toothbrush, etc
  • Hat (or handkerchief)
  • Sun blocker, sun glasses
  • Flashlight LED Lenser H7 – 200 Lumens – Head torch
  • Water bottle ( min. 1 l)
  • Day pack
  • Original passport
  • Money (Soles) for soft drinks, handicrafts and tips
  • Bite away very important for travelling in Peru.

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