✓ 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
Leaving Cusco early in the morning, we begin an 8-hour trip over the Andes in our private bus, on a road that partly climbs to 4,000 meters above sea level. We travel through traditional Quechua communities and through the spectacular mountain range of the eastern Andes, 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) . 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 exuberant vegetation (bromeliads, ferns, orchids, etc.) in the cloud forest we can observe wildlife such as our bird national: the red cock of the rocks (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 monkey). 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.
Luego de un desayuno temprano continuamos con nuestro bus privado: pasamos el pueblo de Pillcopata y cruzamos el río del mismo nombre para llegar al pequeño puerto de Atalaya (600 m). Desde donde tomamos nuestro bote por alrededor de 3-4 horas por el río "Madre de Dios". En el camino nos detendremos en las aguas termales de Aguas Calientes para relajarnos. Luego llegamos a El Dorado Lodge, exploraremos uno de los senderos en este encantador lugar. Noche El Dorado Lodge en habitaciones dobles con baño privado.
In the morning if there is activity, we can visit a clay lick where many species of parakeets and parrots eat clay in the morning. Smaller macaws can also be found, such as the chestnut-fronted macaw and the rare blue-headed macaw. After this we take our boat for about 45 minutes down the “Madre de Dios” river. Then we enter the reserved area and continue on our way for about 4-5 hours on the Manu River until we reach Casa Matshiguenka Lodge. On the way we can see a lot of biodiversity such as birds, capybaras, monkeys, alligators and tapirs. With luck we will also be able to see the largest cat in South America: the jaguar. We spend the night at Casa Matshiguenka Lodge located in the Manu National Park. 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 the Manu park. especially in the dry season, it is full of birds that nest and feed on herons, egrets, alligator caimans (South American relatives of alligators), terns, skimmers, shock-headed capuchin monkeys, and large-headed capuchin monkeys that usually feed of nearby fruits. to name a few. In the afternoon we have time to explore the trails in the area and a visit to Lake Cocha Otorongo is planned, where a 20 meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake is available for wildlife viewing. We spent our second night at Casa Machiguenga Lodge. Double rooms and shared bathroom.
We start early to travel 6 hours on the Manu River along the river beaches, we can see more wildlife such as monkeys, alligators, birds, capybaras, etc. We make a brief stop in the town of Boca Manu, the main settlement in Manu. Named for the confluence of the sediment-rich Manu River with the wider Madre de Dios River after the city of Boca Manu we arrive at the Maquisapayoc lodge. Once at the lodge we will take a walk to the mammal lick, where we will 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 flat. Night in double rooms with private bathroom.
De regreso en el bote temprano en la mañana, nos dirigimos río abajo hacia el pequeño pueblo minero de Boca Colorado. Aquí se pueden ver los efectos negativos de ciertas actividades humanas sobre el delicado equilibrio ecológico del bosque tropical. Tomamos transporte local hasta cruzar el río Inambari. Por otro lado, nuestro bus privado lo está esperando para llevarlo por una carretera recién asfaltada hasta la ciudad de Puerto Maldonado, donde podrá tomar un avión a Lima o Cusco.