manu expedition

4 days/3 nights

TOUR OVER VIEW

  • Tour Type: Nature, Culture, Wildlife
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights in Lodge
  • Difficulty: Moderate – Easy
  • Considerations: Permit Required (We’ll obtain it after you book with us)
  • Elevation: 550 MSL – 1804.46 feed
  • Duration: 4 days/3 days
  • Meals: All Inclusive

TOUR INTRO

INTRODUCTION

The Manu Biosphere Reserve is a sprawling national park in southeastern Peru that covers Andean highlands, cloud forests, and lowland jungle. Known for its rich biodiversity, Manu is home to hundreds of bird species, jaguars, black caimans, monkeys, and even indigenous tribes that have still not made contact with the outside world to this day. This 4-day/3-night tour takes you into the Manu cultural zone by boat. We will visit a mammal salt lick where we will watch animals gather, especially the tapir. We’ll also hike through the primary forest to observe different species of birds and monkeys and learn more about the forest flora. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Itinerary

DAY O1

Cusco TO
Pilcopata

Most of today will be spent in the car. Departing early from Cusco, we will ascend into the mountainous region of Paucartambo, slowly transitioning from high sierra to lush cloud forest. Along the way, we will visit the Chullpas of Ninamarca, ancient Aymara funeral towers once constructed for noble persons. As we descend from the mountains, we will see more flora and fauna. Keep on the lookout for the Amazonian Umbrellabird, Trogons, and maybe even a Spectacled Bear if we’re lucky! By afternoon we will arrive at the small town of Pilcopata, where we will lodge for the evening. Showers and toilets will be available.
Facts and Figures:

  • Driving distance: 7 Hours (with stops)
  • Highest Elevation Point: 3000M (9,842 ft)
  • Considered: Moderate & Relaxing day
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Climate: Cold to warm tropical

PICOPAPATA
TO ATALAYa

We will eat a delicious breakfast and then take a minibus to the nearby small port of Atalaya. Along the way, we will stop and take a small hike to look for monkeys and birds. Upon arriving in Atalaya, we will board a motorized boat that will take us 8 hours down the Alto Madre de Dios River to reach the lowland rainforest. Get ready to see herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the notorious king vulture with a wingspan of 1.2- 2m/ 4- 7ft. By mid-afternoon, we will dock at the village of Boca Manu for a snack and refreshing beverage. We will then continue to a nearby Maquisapayo lodge. That night, we will sleep on an elevated platform near a mammal salt lick to get an up-close look at the tapir– a large, herbivorous mammal with a short, nose trunk. Those who prefer a more comfortable night’s rest can stay at the lodge

Facts and Figures:

  • Transportation: Boat, hiking
  • Highest Elevation Point: 500M (9,842 ft)
  • Considered: Moderate & easy day
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner
  • Climate: Warm tropical

DAY 02

DAY O3

atalaya
machu wasy

We will take a 1.5-hour walk through the primary rainforest to learn more about flora and fauna to explore our oak ecological reserve through our road system path; we will now go to explore in search of wildlife very slowly and with a look to any movement or sound either of flocks of monkeys, deers peccaries, and macaws and parrots that they eat to be in the tops of trees also an incredible forest of bamboos, giant ficus trees, ferns, insects, and beautiful mushrooms, great for macro photography. We’ll then, unfortunately, need to begin heading back to our lodge for dinner and sleep

Facts and Figures:

  • Transportation: Boat, hiking
  • Highest Elevation Point: 500M (9,842 ft)
  • Considered: Moderate & easy day
  • Meals: Breakfast Lunch, Dinner
  • Climate: Warm tropical

atalaya to
return cusco

Today we will wake up early to reach Atalaya where our bus will be awaiting us. We will return to Cusco through the cloud forest of Paucartambo. Our estimated time of arrival in Cusco is 6pm.

Facts and Figures:

  • Driving time: 8 Hours
  • Arrival time : 6 pm aproxx

DAY 04

Inclusions

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TOUR GUIDES

All of our guides studied English and other languages to ensure that communication is straightforward with all our clients. They also specialize in bird watching, spiritualism, flora & fauna, archaeology, history, architecture, and anthropology; they will take care and escort you from the beginning to the end of your adventure.

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TICKETS - PERMITS

Once we receive your details and a deposit, we will book your permits to the National Park of Manu and will be registered them in your name with a specific date. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated in an e-mail by Southern Peru Explorers.

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MEALS

Our local trained chefs cook delectable, nutrient-rich meals that honor your food restrictions while surprising you with Peruvian culinary flavors. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the typical delicious foods of the amazon jungle, prepare for a superb culinary experience to accompany this unforgettable expedition.

07

WATER

We always ensure you have plenty of clean drinking water, for mealtimes we include lemonades, coffee, tea, and maté; also, you will have enough boiled water to refill your bottle whenever needed. We use fresh spring water running down from the mountains. We require that you bring your own personal water bottle/s or Camelbak.

08

TRANSPORTATION

Your transportation from Cusco to and from Manu is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to the rain forest of Manu until a harbor in Atalaya, and then we will take our comfort boats with a roof to protect ourselves against the sun and rain.

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FIRST AID

Your transportation from Cusco to and from Manu is included. You will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco and taken to the rain forest of Manu until a harbor in Atalaya, and then we will take our comfort boats with a roof to protect ourselves against the sun and rain.

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STORAGE LUGGAGE

We understand that traveling involves taking extra luggage, especially if you are on an extended vacation; we provide free storage to all our customers who are on tour; for this reason, we offer to store your luggage during your scheduled treks with us

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BRIEFING

Usually, the briefing is programmed in our office (in the center of Cusco) a day before your adventure at 6:00 pm, or you can schedule it according to your time with our office staff. Your guides will explain the itinerary in detail, and you can also meet some of your fellow travelers that you will be with for the next couple of days.

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EXTRAS

We believe it´s the attention to small details that separates us from our competitors. Every traveler receives a Backpack cover, a hat that protects them from the sun and rain while exploring, etc. We will work hard to create your best experience to remember for a lifetime!

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