3 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 and third 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…
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 VILLAGE – RAINFOREST ATALAYA PORT – LODGE
45 Min. ride to Atalaya (500m rainforest) where we will board our motorized canoe that will take us to our lodge (40min. down stream) situated on the banks of the mighty Alto Madre de Dios River. Here we will spend the day exploring the surrounding area and the very interesting trails that will show us an amazing ecosystem. In 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. After dinner, we will hear sounds of the Amazonian night like the Night Monkey(Aotus trivirgatus), the Kalinowski Rat, frogs, Great Potoos and the Pigmy Owl among many others inhabitants of the night during a night walk. (B, L, D)
DAY 2.- PILCOPATA LODGE – NATIVE COMMUNITY – PILCOPATA TOWN LODGE
This option needs to change the second day completely, it is mainly for people who wants to visit a native community, for this we need to hike 10km in total to go and to return, the goal is to learn about culture of the Matshiguenka and Huachiperi people who live next to the first lodge.
DAY 3. – LODGE, Parrots lick and trails around. Back to first lodge
Very early 5 a.m. we will spend 20 minutes traveling down the river by boat to observe the parrots clay lick, where different species of Parrots and parakeets will give a colorful show and an impressive uproar; 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)
Fixed Despartures 4 day trip on 2019, if required we can leave at any date with 4 or more persons:
July.- 4D/3N trip: 10th, 18th, 23rd, 29th
August.- 4D/3N trip: 2nd; 6th; 12th; 17th; 25th
October.- 4D/3N: 4th
Bilingual professional Guide
3 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.