Manu 3 Days / 2 Nights

Manu National Park, JUNGLE TRIPS

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.

ITINERARY

DAY 01

Departure from Cusco early in the morning in one of our vehicles specially equippedfor the route. We pass through picturesque valleys and rural communities to visit the Pre-Inca Tombs "Chullpas" Ninamarca. At noon we will go through Paucartambo typical colonial town of much importance at that time and still maintains its colonial style. Continuing the journey to ascend to the pass at 3,850 meters Acjanacu. From here we will descend through the cloud forest, an area rich in endemic species as the spectacled bear, Cock of the Rock, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, etc. and others where we spend our first night comfortably installed in our San Pedro Lodge Orchids. 

DAY 02 

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.

  • Optional Free: From the town of Pilcopata will travel approx. 1 ½ hours of river rafting (class II and III) by tropical river Kosñipata, past the spectacular Pongo de Koñeq where we stop for sightseeing and a swim in crystal waters. Will continue to reach our private reserve "Erika." 
    Optional Free: New! Canopy tour: Our clients go from tree to tree and from platform to platform using a wire harness with a horizontal track system with which glide at high speed across the tops of the trees in this wonderful Amazon jungle where you can see from the high diversity of birds and other area. Expert guides assist you at all times during this exciting experience and I explain everything interesting to observe from the moment you leave the ground until you rappel down from 30 meters in height.

 

DAY 03 

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.

INCLUDES

  • land and water transportation, 01 nights in San Pedro Tambo, 01 nights in Erika Lodge, meals (vegetarian option), bilingual guide, complete equipment for canoeing, first aid kit including anti-ophidian, service of guardianship of luggage, safe for documents and valuables.

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING

  • Camera Binoculars films (preferably ASA 400) 
  • Towel, swimwear, 
  • Slippers, hiking or rubber boots, sandals 
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries 
  • Insect repellent, personal hygiene implements, medicines for personal use 
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen 
  • Waterproof, light jacket, cotton pants 
  • Luggage backpack daypack 
  • Plastic bags, bottle of water for the first day.