5 Day trip, short description...
Starting is Cusco and ending in Cusco, we pass different ecological levels, exploring mainly the cloud forest on the first day, second, third and fourth day is to explore trails and a small lake,as well as visitting the parrots clay lick in the low land rainforest, serching for wildlife… longer ride on the boat and enjoy hotsprings
DAY 1.- CUSCO ANDES – CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA LODGE
Leaving Cusco early, we will pass through the preinca Tombs of Ninamarca, the colonial town of Paucartambo known as the region’s folklore center. The next stop is Acjanacu (3,530m/11,870ft) which is the entrance to the Manu Biosphere, for an overview of the amazon Basin. After that, we’ll descend through different ecological floors such as the puna, the elfin forest, down into the lush Cloud Forest, along the way we may see endemic flora and fauna such as, butterflies, giant tree ferns and orchids, monkeys, birds like, toucans, tanagers, etc. The Cloud Forest is home of Peru’s National bird which is “the Cock of the Rock” (Rupicola peruviana, we visit its lek) and the spectacled bear (tremarctus ornatus) -the only bear found in South America. We overnight at our comfortable and typical Lodge. (L,D)
DAY 2. – PILCOPATA LODGE– RAINFOREST ATALAYA PORT – LODGE
1 hour ride to Atalaya port (500m rainforest) where we will board our motorized canoe that will take us for 2 hours downstream to our lodge situated on the banks of the mighty Alto Madre de Dios River. In the way we will visit an amazing ecosystem, a little oxbow lake and a mysterious swamp we have the opportunity to see the prehistoric Hoatzin, some Caimans, Capybaras Squirrel monkeys, and different species of birds.
Upon arriving the lodge, we will spend the afternoon exploring the surrounding area and the very interesting trails possibility for a night walk. In the itinerary we may see a variety of birds as well as some mammals along the riversides. (B, L, D)
DAY 03. – LODGE – HOTSPRINGS – SOGA LODGE
Very early we will start a walk, to explore the very interesting trails around the lodge (2 ½hours Aprox.) Looking for the big group of peccaries and the red howler monkeys, returning for breakfast, After, we go on another walk for 2 more hours, then we start the way back for 40 min. Until the next stop for enjoying the hotsprings and a delicious lunch, then, we still have 2 1/2 more hours to the next lodge from where we will visit a small lake looking for caimans, capibaras, different species of monkey, frogs, toads, night birds and insects, we return to the lodge for dinner around 8pm. (B, L, D)
DAY 04. – SOGA LODGE – AMAZON MANU LODGE
very early we will spend 10 minutes traveling down the river by boat to observe a parrots clay lick (collpa), this is a rich deposit of natural minerals and clay in the wall of the river here we can observe different species of Parrots, parakeets and Macaws giving a colour show and impressive uproar. After this unforgettable show we will come back to our lodge for breakfast.
Around 9am we start a longer hike exploring the sorrounding areas, after lunch we continue the way back up the river on the boat, for 1 hour until Atalaya port, where is waiting our van to bring us back to the first lodge,time for resting. (B,L,D:)
DAY 5. – LODGE – CUSCO
After breakfast we will start the way back to Cusco, one more walk will finish our activities in the cloud forest, arriving to Cusco at 5pm in the afternoon. (B, L)
End of our services
What do you need to bring for this trip?:
• Insect repellent
• One bottle of water for the first day
• Rain gear
• Sleeping bag (7D & 8D tours)
• Warm jacket
• Long- sleeve cotton shirts
• Hiking shorts
• Swimsuit/sport sandals
• Photocopy of passport
• Hiking boots
• Pocket knife
• Camera and film
. Specialized Bilingual guide
. 4 nights in Lodge.
. Private bus transportation & Motorized boats with cushioned seats, life jackets and roofs
. Entrance fees to Manu National Park
. All meals indicated on the itinerary: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner (soup, main dish and dessert), Snacks, BL=box lunch. No additional cost for vegetarians.
. Natural mineral water from Cusco
. Basic first-aid kit
. Specialized books are available during the trip.
Fixed Despartures 5 day trip on 2019, if required we can leave at any date with 4 or more persons:
September.- 5D/4N: 11th
Bilingual professional Guide
4 Nights lodge
All the meals
Land private transportation
River private transportation
Fredy W. Dominguez Valdivia…your Amazon guide
(Inhabitant of Manu Amazon, guide at home, University educated in Tourism…and general manager at GreenLand Perú)
This is me, enjoying the Amazon like i used to do it, when living over there.
The main difference today, is that i can live by doing this, and lately (las 20 years) understood the importance of respect for amazon people, nature, and people like you, who wants to preserve this paradise for good of everyone on this planet
Helping the Amazon is a side effect of visitting it, in a responsible way.