✓ Metal canteen 1lt
✓ Towel for face and hands
✓ Toiletries and personal medications
✓ Trekking shoes, tennis shoes and flip flops
✓ Flashlight, spare batteries, adapter and charger
✓ Cabana or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen
✓ Insect repellent (recommended with 40% or more DEET)
✓ Raincoat, poncho and umbrella
✓ Loose-fitting clothing in environmentally friendly colors (not white): long-sleeved shirts, long pants, cotton socks and underwear, bathing suit.
✓ Warm clothes when cold fronts
✓ Binoculars. Minimum increase of 8×25, with strap to wear them hanging on our neck
✓ Imaging camera, adapter and charger; with strap to wear them hanging on our neck
✓ Large backpack and backpack, plastic bags
✓ Toilet paper for the first day of the trip, in a plastic bag
✓ Small denominations of money for incidentals and tips
Duration: Total time 9 ½ hours including mainly travelling by bus; not considering the informative stops. Leaving from Cusco city (3400masl/11156ft) very early in the morning on one of our land transports. Travelling through the interesting interandean valleys and Andean communities. We will visit Pre-Inca site, afterwards we arrive to Paucartambo town (3025masl/9924ft) with a Spanish colonial architecture; Cusco´s folklore capital and visiting the interesting museum. Continuing we are arriving to the Acjanaco pass (4000masl/13123ft) from here we are descending into the Cloud Forest to enjoy our lunch along the road, these is a place with lot of endemic species like the Cock of the Rock, the national bird of Peru, for what we are visiting a platform of observation (1600masl/5000ft), we can see also orchids, bromeliads and tree ferns, and continuing we are arriving to our accommodations at the cloud forest where we will spend the first night of our tour. Overnight at the accommodations: Cloud Forest (980masl/3248ft).
Duration: Total time 9 hours including mainly travelling by bus and boat; not considering the informative stops. After our very early breakfast we are continuing on our bus passing by Pillcopata (527m/1729ft) and later arriving to the Atalaya port (500masl/1640ft) set on the Alto Madre de Dios river banks, from here we are starting boating down the stream to get the chance to enjoy the high diversity on birds species like egrets, vulture, cormorants and visiting the Machuhuasi Amazonian pond with a great opportunity to see the “shansho” or Hoatzin and more different birds, afterwards we are back to our boat downstream to visit the Hotspring to enjoy our lunch here and afrterwards going by boat to navigate until our accommodations at the Dorado Lodge (300masl/986ft), during the boating we can enjoy our lunch in the boat. We have the chance to visit the platform of observation at the mammals claylick área, arriving after a hike along the trail system from the lodge which is located in the beginning of the lowland rainforest Overnight at the accommodations: Dorado Lodge (300masl/986ft).
Duration: total time 10 hours, not considering stops for lunch and stops. With the first light of the day we begin to travel by boat in the direction of the Manu National Park entering just after the confluence of the Alto Madre de Dios and Manu rivers, we will stop briefly at the Limonal ranger station (310 masl / 1017ft) to sign the guest book of the Reserve Zone. Returning to our boat, we will go up the Manu River and at the same time we will enjoy our breakfast, leaving behind the western facilities to enter the tourist area for approximately 5 hours to the Salvador oxbow lake, where we will spend the next two nights at the Casa Machiguenga. During the navigation we can enjoy our lunch and at the same time a great variety of birds such as macaws, egrets, spoonbills and good chances of seeing capybaras, alligators, turtles, monkeys eating from the trees in the surroundings, and with more luck a wild cat sunbathing on the beaches. After arriving, we can go on a wildlife hike along the great trail system in this pristine rainforest. We will spend the night in the accommodations: Casa Machiguenga (370 masl / 1213 feet).
According to the reservation list at the limonal ranger station, we are allowed to visit Salvador lake by catamaran with the best chance of meeting the giant otters family there, then we continue to explore the surroundings from virgin jungle along the trail system to return. to our accommodation for lunch at Casa Matsiguenka, after having the opportunity to interact with our Matsiguenka friends and their culture, after dinner we can visit the mammal clay lick. Overnight in the accommodation: Casa Matsiguenka (370masl/1213ft)
Duration: total time 9 hours, mainly including the boat trip; without considering the informative stops and for the toilet service. Today we start with a very early breakfast and waiting until our boat is ready, we go by boat to the Limonal ranger station (310 masl / 1017 ft) for about 4 hours or so and then continue up the Alto Madre de God. river for about 1 hour and a half to the Diamante native community to visit our friends here, after the visit we go by boat for about 1 hour and a half or so to Dorado Lodge (300 masl / 986 ft), during navigation we are enjoying our food. Arriving at the accommodations we can explore the trails and returning to dinner, after dinner we can take a night walk. Overnight in the accommodations: Dorado Lodge (300masl/986ft)
Duration: Total time 9 hours including mainly the boat and bus; without considering the informative stops and for the cleaning service. Very early in the morning we will go to visit the parrot and macaw clay lick and with luck, see them licking the minerals from the site, after this we will return to the accommodations to enjoy our breakfast and then we will start traveling by boat. Upstream of the Alto Madre de Dios River to the port of Atalaya (500 masl/1640ft) where our ground transportation awaits us to go to the Cloud Forest lodgings; We can take a hike on the trails here, our tour guide will show us and explain more about the diversity of nature in the surroundings. Overnight in the accommodations: Cloud Forest (980 masl / 3248ft).
Duration: Total time 9 hours including mainly bus trips; not considering stops for lunch and cleaning services. After enjoying our breakfast with the beautiful view of the activity outside in the gardens like hummingbirds, we collect our backpacks to begin our bus trip back to Cusco, crossing the Andes, enjoying our lunch in the town of Paucartambo ( 3025masl/ 9924ft) and arriving around 5pm more or less in the city of Cusco (3400masl/11156ft).