Manu National Park – Reserve Zone

FOREWORD

For seven days, this natural paradise will offer you the best conditions to observe and photograph the wildlife. All this due to the innate conditions that can only be found in an area of difficult access as the Manu National Park. All our tours were developed by guides specialized in flora and fauna and authorized by the Chief of the Manu National Park with this, we can guarantee the best experience.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:   CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST- PILCOPATA. 

Leaving from Cusco at 6.00 am in our comfortable bus. Ascending to the high mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the funeral towers or chullpas of Ninamarca. The bus then descents through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Stopping to give you an opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruviana) mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and many more. With luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the evening we arrive to the village of Pilcopata, where we stay in a typical lodge. Showers and toilets available.

DAY 2:  PILCOPATA – BOCA MANU. 

After an early but delicious breakfast, the bus transfers the group to the port of Atalaya. The rest of the day is spent traveling on the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way you can see a variety of bird life, like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). In the afternoon a short stop at the village of Boca Manu to have refreshing cold beverage. Later on the group arrives to the Lodge near the Boca Manu. Walks explore some of the many trails in the area. Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets available. Optional flight in (M05).

DAY 3:  BOCA MANU COCHA OTORONGO. 

The boat trip goes on and one will be able to understand why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On the river edges you will be able to observe groups of turtles, White Caimans (Caiman cocodrylus), Capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and maybe a Jaguar (Panthera Onca) resting on a log and observing its territory. Arriving in the afternoon to our campsite in Otorongo. We will the only agency camping there. Later on visiting the trails around the Otorongo Oxbow Lake and the giant otter observation tower together with the guide to learn the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest. SAFARI CAMPING . Showers and toilets available.

DAY 4:  COCHA OTORONGO – COCHA SALVADOR

Today the group visit another oxbow lake called Salvador, which is half an hour boat trip from Otorongo. Here paddling silently on a Catamaran, you have again possibilities to observe a family of giant otters fishing and playing, black caimans and many different rare bird life like the Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoatzin). Here in Manu the animals have never suffered hunting pressure from man. In the afternoon we return to our campsite in Otorongo. SAFARI CAMPING. Showers and toilets available.

.DAY 5:  COCHA OTORONGO – BOCA MANU

The call of the Red Howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) will wake us up. After a delicious breakfast we unfortunately need to start our return. On Manu River, the group might see many different animals, they did not find on the way.
I n the afternoon the group arrives to Boca Manu LODGE. Lodge with showers and toilet.

.DAY 6:  BOCA MANU – PAITITI LODGE

Continuing the boat trip to the PAITITI LODGE, Lodging . Showers and toilets available.

DAY 7: PAITITI –  CUSCO

Bus Trip to Cusco, visiting the cloud forest again. Arrival in the afternoon.

END OUR SERVICE

INCLUDE
  • All ground transportation.
  • Boat transportation.
  • Security team.
  • Professional guides
  • Efficient team of drivers.
  • 3 meals per day and snacks.
  • 3 nights in Lodge
  • Excellent food service.
  • Radio communication service during the whole trip.
  • Comforts: chairs, tables, etc.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Mineral Water during the trip
NOT INCLUDED
  • Desayuno del primer día
  • Bebidas alcoholicas y gaseosas.
WHAT WE ADVISE TO BRING
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants.
  • warm clothing (for misty mornings on the river)
  • Water bottle or Canteen.
  • Sandals, bathing suit, towel, day pack.
  • Rain gear.
  • mosquito repellent
  • Sun block.
  • Anti-itch cream.
  • Flash light with extra batteries.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Extra money for miscellaneous items.
  • Binoculars.
  • Trekking boots
  • Camera and film.