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1710
6 Day
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Cusco
Amazon Jungle Manu Reserve
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15
Overview
Amazon Jungle: Manu reserve

Peru Amazon Tours: Manu Reserve National Park: This trip is designed for the adventurous whilst also allowing you to see the best of the reserve wildlife.

Manu is divided into three zones:

  • Intangible zone” is only accessible to scientists and researchers
  • Reserved zone” is only accessible to a limited number of tour operators and their tours
  • Cultural zone” is more accessible and where local Amazonian peoples live in small communities.

The cultural zone is home to several native communities of the Yine and Matsiguenka people who have initiated tourism projects. When visiting the park; chances to see wildlife are best in the reserved tourism zone; but wildlife experiences are also available in the cultural zone. This zone is the only place where you will be able to visit native communities; many of which still follow their traditional ways of life; such as hunter-gatherer traditions.

Midway; through the tour there is the opportunity to go through raw & uninhabited jungle; camp and then navigate the river back to the port town of Atalaya. So then; this is an expedition adventure through very rough jungle terrain; but provides the opportunity to see the jungle in its rawest form and experience the natural Amazon.

Highlights
Explore the abundant nature of Manu National Park.
Swim and bathe in the Rivers of the Zone.
Explore a route through this part of the jungle that not many will ever encounter!
Use machetes & some bushcraft to navigate bamboo terrain.
Encounter local communities and tribes of the zone (if you get lucky!)

Note: The last couple of days of this expedition are challenging, be prepared for a very physical adventure and difficult terrain.


Included
Breakfast x 5
Lunch x 6
Dinner x 5
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
River boats for location transfers along river
Lodge or camping accommodation for x5 nights
Domestic flights from Lima to Cusco (return)

Excluded
Extension trips to Machu Picchu (can be included on request)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras

Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
Acclimatisation
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. 
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
   
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.

 

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco (3,300 m.a.s.l.) - Cloud Forest (1,700 m.a.s.l.) - Pilcopata Inn (600 m.a.s.l.)

You’ll leave Cusco very early in the morning in one of our vehicles. You’ll cross interesting valleys between the mountains of the Andes and picturesque rural communities. Visiting the pre-Incan tombs of the Lupaca culture and then you’ll stop in Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial city, and visit the museum of the town. On the way, taking lunch in the cloud forest.

You’ll continue your descent through the cloud forest, an area rich in endemic species, such as the spectacled bear and the rooster of the rock, the Peruvian national bird that performs a unique courtship ritual. You can also see orchids, bromeliads, ferns, etc. You’ll continue to observe spectacular nature throughout your trip until reaching your lodge, Pilcopata Inn, spending your first night.

  • Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2Pilcopata - Amazon Manu Lodge (450 m.a.s.l.)

You’ll take an early breakfast and then take a short walk, during which you’ll be able to observe the fauna of the forest, like monkeys and birds. Then taking the opportunity to visit a coca plantation and a wildlife rescue center. After this, continuing the journey to Puerto Atalaya, located along the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River at 500 meters above sea level.
 
There you’ll begin your descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of bird species, such as herons, vultures, cormorants, etc. until we arrive at Amazon Manu Lodge. Here, you can bathe in the river and take some lunch.
 
In the afternoon, you’ll visit a swamp where you can observe birds such as toucans, woodpeckers, macaws, etc. In the evening, before dinner, you’ll observe the eyes of the caimans, which stand out at night. Tonight will be spent in the lodge.
  • Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Amazon Manu Lodge - Parrot Clay Lick (450 m.a.s.l.)

Very early in the morning, you’ll board your boat and head to the parrot clay lick, a wall along the riverbank where different species of parrots, such as the blue-headed parrot, the white-eyed parakeet, the chestnut-fronted macaw, among others, meet every morning. Here they eat clay, which is rich in minerals and helps them digest and eliminate toxins from their bodies. After, you’ll return to our lodge for a delicious breakfast. Afterwards; taking a walk through the forest for 2 to 3 hours. Returning to the lodge for lunch and then rest or swim in the river.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit Lake Machuwasi, where you can explore on rafts to observe birds, such as the prehistoric hoatzin and, with luck, other animals such as monkeys and capybaras. Then you’ll make a night walk through the forest to look for insects and amphibians. After the night walk, time for dinner and spend the night in the lodge.

*Optional free activity – zip line: Our guests at Amazon Manu Lodge have the opportunity to appreciate a unique and impressive view of the jungle as they fly through the jungle canopy between platforms built high up in the trees. All the equipment used is of high quality and safe. After sliding at high speed through the treetops of the incredible Amazon rainforest, you can make a 25-meter-high rappel to the ground.

  • Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Amazon Manu Lodge – Montaña Pinipini

Today, rising early to eat breakfast at our lodge. Then, you’ll leave for your adventure in the forest. The aim is to climb Mount Pinipini, exploring the uninhabited jungle along the way, with more opportunities to see species such as monkeys, birds, and the beautiful flora of the jungle.

You’ll hike for several hours deep in the forest, off the beaten path, before stopping for lunch. Then continuing on for a few hours more until reaching the summit of the mountain. Here you’ll make your camp for the night; stopping for dinner also. You’ll pass the night in forest, surrounded by the sounds of the jungle under the beautiful starry sky.

  • Accommodation: Jungle Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Montaña Pinipini – Amazon Manu Lodge

On the fifth day, eating breakfast early at your camp before packing up and beginning our descent down the other side of the mountain. Using machetes you’ll carve a path through dense forest with our guides. All along the way, continuing to explore the jungle, looking for the unique plants and animals of the forest.

Upon reaching the base of the mountain, after about 6 hours of hiking, you’ll board your inflatable raft and travel by river for about 3 hours to return to our lodge.

Taking dinner and spending your last night in the jungle.

  • Accommodation: Rainforest Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Amazon Manu Lodge - Cusco

After breakfast, you’ll go to enjoy a swim in the hot springs of Atalaya and then we will board our boat back to Puerto Atalaya where our car will wait for us to return to Cusco. You’ll have lunch along the route back to Cusco, and you’ll arrive around 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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