This is the perfect trip for those short of time and yet wishing to visit Manu National Park. The tour is designed for the birdwatching enthusiast, so that they can see as many species as possible in a short time, for nature lovers and for families with kids. A twitcher's dream takes you to the high jungle of the Manu Cultural Zone.
(All year round except February)
Travel insurance is a requirement for all clients
Day 1: Cusco – Amazon Pona Lodge
We leave from Cusco at 5:30AM by our private van, first stopping to visit the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains to Tres Cruces, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the Cloud Forest and at fog forest we will explore for around 3 to 4 hours to observe the National bird of Peru, (the cock of the rock), the biggest monkey in Peru (woolly monkeys) and to observe different types of bromeliads and beautiful orchids, then we arrive to our lodge where we will sleep in our beautiful and rustic lodge. In the evening, we'll walk into the jungle using our rubber boots (night expedition) to see tarantulas, different types of spiders, poisonous frogs, tree frogs, snakes, night monkeys, Giant armadillos and boas.
Accommodation: Amazon Pona Lodge
Meals: Lunch (Box Lunch) Dinner.
Day 2: Amazon Pona Lodge (Trails exploration).
After an early breakfast, we will explore the trail system at the lodge till around mid day, on the way we will see many different kinds of animals such as brown capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, collared peccaries and birds such as eagles, macaws, woodpeckers, parrots and toucans, and medicinal plants. After the lunch we might also have time to swim and fish in the river. In the afternoon we return to the Inca capital Cusco, and drop off at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
.Private transport van
.Qualified bilingual native guide with own equipment
.First aid kit
.3 meals per day
.Entrance to the accommodation
You will need to bring:
. Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet
. Camera with extra batteries
. Flash Light with extra batteries
. Sun lotion
. Pocket Money
. Water bottle
. Sun hat
. Toilet paper
. Dark clothes.
Pre-departure briefing the night before of your trip at your hotel with your tour guide.