Manu Tours from Cusco

Manu Reserved Zone Express 5D/4N

Here at Amazon Tours Manu we have designed an exclusive tour, that its takes you to the remoteness of the park, in fact this trip is well designed for people whose have limited time but interested in exploring the most pristine rainforest in the world, in this schedule we have interesting activities such as; boat rides , lakes exploration to look for giant river otters and black caimans, white caimans, macaw clay lick , nature walks and night expeditions.
The most emblematic animals to appreciate in this trip are Jaguars, large caimans, giant river otters and several especies of monkeys and the brightly macaws.

(March through December)

Fixed departures:

In and out by bus-boat (round trip)

We offer special rates for group rates

A 50% deposit is required to guarantee the reservation. The remaining balance must be paid 30 days prior to departure date. Your reservation will be automatically wait-listed if no deposit is received.

Amazon Tours Manu
Reserves the right to offer last minute special rates.

Itinerary Description
Day 01: 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 in the evening where we will sleep in a beautiful and rustic lodge.
Accommodation: Amazon Pona Lodge
Meals: Lunch (Box Lunch) Dinner.

DAY 2: Amazon Pona Lodge – Casa Matsiguenka Lodge.
Very early at 05:00 a.m., we will leave in the direction of Port Atalaya, From there we take our boat leaving the relatively clean waters of the Madre de Dios River behind; we enter the clay laden waters of the Manu River. With a brief stop at the park ranger station at Limonal to present our permits we travel for about five hours up the Manu River. Beaches, especially in the dry season, are loaded with nesting birds and feeding Heron Egrets, Orinoco Geese, Terns and Skimmers to name but a few. Some beaches will host sunning White and Black Caimans and breeding Side-necked Turtles.
Hundreds of Sand-colored Nightjars roost during the day on logs and beaches and there is a chance of encountering a sunning Jaguar - the world's third largest cat.
We will also see some species of primates on this river trip, possibly Red Howler Monkeys or the smaller Squirrel Monkeys. After having lunched by the river we arrive at Casa Matsiguenka Lodge. We'll have the afternoon to explore some of the trails through the pristine rainforest of this area.
Before or after dinner, an optional excursion into the forest at night is available with your guide in search of nocturnal creatures. We spend the night at the Casa Matsiguenka Lodge; a rustic native owned lodge run by the Matsiguenka's themselves, with its own exclusive trail system. There are flush toilet and shower facilities and screened twin rooms, with comfortable beds and mosquito nets.
Accommodation: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 3: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge – Salvador Lake - Otorongo Lake.
In the morning we visit Cocha Salvador. From a catamaran we watch animals such as gaming herons and spider monkeys and enjoy watching the nearly extinct giant otters fishing.
After lunch we start our excursion thought the virgin jungle to Cocha Otorongo Lake, where there is a 20m high observation tower. From this tower we will have another chance to see giant otters and black caimans. For the rest of the day we will explore the jungle, looking for more species of monkeys. The guide will also explain about the jungle lifestyle, flora and fauna and medical plants. We might also find a group of peccaries. In the evening we can enjoy the beautiful sunset and return to Casa Matchiguenka Lodge, where we spend the night.
Accommodation: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge – Teparo Ecological Reserve.
We leave the Casa Matchiguenka Lodge very early to have another opportunity to see a jaguar on our way out of the Reserve Zone. We might also see tapirs, turtles and caimans. After a short stop in Boca Manu a visit to the native community of Diamante is optional. We continue upriver (Alto Madre de Dios River) to Reserve Ecological Teparo, where we spend the night. In the evening we will build a fire, relax and have some drinks.
Accommodation: Teparo Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 5: Teparo Ecological Reserve - Cusco.
We get up early to visit the parrots clay lick and after breakfast we return to Atalaya by boat. Our private bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive in Cusco in the late afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note: If we didn´t see the Andean cook of the rock the first day in the afternoon, we can visit the last day in the morning.

Tour includes:
. Private boat and bus. Rubber boots . All accommodations and Lodges . Bilingual guide from the jungle . Mineral water all the time . First aid kit . 3 meals per day including a vegetarian option . Professional cook . Entrance Fee to Manu National Park . Entrance to Salvador Lake . Entrance to Otorongo Lake.

What you need to take:
. Repellent with a minimum of 40% deet . Good Binocular . Camera with extra batteries . Flashlight with extra batteries . Sun lotion . Pocket money . Daypack . Water bottle . Sun hat . Sandals . Swimming suit . Toilet Paper . Small Towel . Dark color clothes.

Important Note: The sequence of the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Pre-departure briefing the night before of your trip at your hotel with your tour guide.



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