We, lamanitatravel, are a company with conservation in mind, aware of the changes that have occurred on our planet because of human activity. We see ecotourism as a mean of preserving nature by providing sustainable development for the communities that live surrounding natural habitats like Manu National Park. Direct contact with pristine nature provides tourists love for conservation. Hopefully, people will return home with this feeling and share it with friends and family. If so, then ecotourism has an additional value as a source of environmental education that can be passed along to later generations.
Early morning we will appreciate the interesting courtship dance of the Cock of the Rocks, national bird of Peru, who has a striking plumage of red-orange intense comfortablyinstalled on an observation platform called "Lek." After breakfast we continue in our bus, crossing the upper forest, arriving at the town of Pilcopata * and then continue to the port of Atalaya (600 meters), situated on the Alto Madre de Dios River, where our boat awaits us outboard, board the ship which is loaded with the necessary equipment for the trip, thus starting our descent down the river where we can see the huge diversity of birds, including herons, vultures, cormorants, etc.. To reach our private reserve of "Erika" where we 1nights. Erika is located in a transition zone between High and Low Selva Selva (600 m - 1,550 m), the various altitudes give rise to different habitats, thus explaining the high diversity of wildlife around interesting walk in his paths where our guide will talk on mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, medicinal plants, etc.
After breakfast, we board our boat which will sail for 10 minutes to go to the clay lick,a clay wall of the river where different species of parrots like the blue-headed parrot, white eyed parakeets and macaw possibly Maracano (Ara severa) among others, go every morning to remove and lick clay pieces that contain the minerals needed for balanced diet. At the end of this daily activity, continue in the boat to the port of Atalaya, where we expect the bus to take us to Cusco, arriving late in the afternoon.