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Duration:

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

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Every day

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Small Group of 6

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MANU PARK – RESERVE ZONE 5 DAYS

The Manu National Park covers 1,532,860 hectares and the Manu Reserved Zone another 260,000 hectares. Manu contains 13 different ecological zones ranging from 200m to 4000m in altitude, which means that it has an incredible variety of flora and fauna. In 2000, almost 3,000 visitors entered the Manu Reserved Zone compared to 20,000 who visited the Puerto Maldonado area.

Included

  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation (bus and boat)
  • Professional cook and meals (vegetarian option), mineral water.
  • Overnight stays in hostels.
  • First aid kit and snake venom extractor.
  • Communication.
  • Rubber boots.

Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages, personal expenses.
  • Binoculars.

What to bring (Qué llevar para tu viaje)

✓ 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) in a plastic bag

✓ Insects after the bite in a plastic bag

✓ 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

Itinerary

Leaving Cusco early in the morning, we begin an 8-hour journey over the Andes in our private bus, on a path that climbs in part to 4,000 meters above sea level. We travel through traditional Quechua communities and through the spectacular eastern Andes mountain range, on the way, we have a few stops, to see the pre-Inka cemetery of Ninamarca or to visit the famous folkloric town of Paucartambo (2900 m above sea level). from sea ). Then we continue to “Acjanaco“, the entrance of the park from here we descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through the cloud forest with lush vegetation (bromeliads, ferns, orchids, etc.) in the cloud forest we can observe wildlife such as our bird national: the red cock of the rock (Rupicola peruviana) showing its mating dance. You can see quetzals, trogons, brightly colored tanagers, and possibly the first monkeys, such as the capuchin or woolly monkeys). In the afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (700m above sea level), where we will have dinner and then spend the night in double rooms with private bathrooms.

Early in the morning we drive to Atalaya (550 m above sea level) from where we take our motor boat for about 4 hours down the river "Madre de Dios". Until the confluence of the sediment-rich Manu River with the wider Madre de Dios River, we then enter the Manu Park reserved area and continue our way upstream for approximately 5 hours, until we reach Casa Matshiguenka Lodge. Along the way we will be able to observe the impressive biodiversity of this natural paradise. Like birds, capybaras, monkeys, alligators and tapirs. With a bit of luck we will also be able to see the largest feline in South America: the jaguar. We spend the night at Casa Matshiguenka Lodge, double rooms and shared bathroom.

This day we will visit by catamaran the famous lake "Cocha Salvador", home of the giant otters, this Cocha Salvador is the highlight in Manu park. especially in the dry season, it is full of nesting and feeding birds herons, egrets, caiman caimans (South American relatives of caimans), terns, skimmers, shock-headed and large-headed capuchin monkeys usually feed on nearby fruit . to name a few. In the afternoon we have time to explore the trails in the area and a visit to the Cocha Otorongo lagoon is planned, where observation piers and a 20-meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lagoon are available. to observe wildlife. We spent our second night at Casa Machiguenga Lodge. Double rooms and shared bathroom.

We start early to travel 6 hours down the Manu river along the river beaches, we can see more wildlife such as monkeys, alligators, birds, capybaras, etc. We make a brief stop at the town of Boca Manu, the main settlement in Manu named after the confluence of the sediment-rich Manu River with the wider Madre de Dios River after the town of Boca Manu we arrive at the Maquisapayoc lodge. Once at the lodge we will take a walk to the mammal clay lick, where we look for tapirs, deer monkeys and other animals that visit the salt lick. After returning to the lodge we explore the forest on a night walk to see frogs, insects and snakes etc, optional night on the platform in the salt. Night in double rooms with private bathroom

Back on the boat early in the morning, we head downriver towards the small mining town of Boca Colorado. Here you can see the negative effects of certain human activities on the delicate ecological balance of the rainforest. We take local transport until we cross the Inambari river. On the other hand, our private bus is waiting for you to take you on a newly paved road to the city of Puerto Maldonado, where you can take a plane to Lima or Cusco.

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