General

Manu National Park 5 days

Explore the amazon’s mistery and embrace it. Live a fascinating adventure to the vast national park in the Amazon Basin which covers almost 20,000 sq km (12,427 sq mi) and is one of the best places in South America to see a stunning variety of tropical wildlife. Progressive in its emphasis on preservation, Unesco declared Manu a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a World Natural Heritage Site in 1987. Entry is only with guide and permit.
One reason the park is so successful in preserving such a large tract of virgin jungle and its wildlife is that it’s remote and relatively inaccessible to people, and therefore has not been exploited by rubber tappers, loggers, oil companies or hunters. The Manu national park is doubtless the world has one of the most pristine primary rain forest, this part of the jungle of Peru is home for many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, and home for many species of trees, orchids, ferns, etc. Likewise it includes several oxbow lakes, and clay licks where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay. The amazon offers opportunities for insight into rural amazonian life as the excursion passes through very remote communities, allowing hikers learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture through these communities.

Group Size: ( minimum 02 people) prices per person, which are based on two people who might share a room / tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services; however, you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Grading:  1 2 3 4 5 6

EASY TO MODERATE: Hotel nights and/or lodge nights, nature walks. hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking, horseback riding.

Activities: Wildlife & Natural History, Boat trip, Photography, Cultural Adventures.

Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Accommodation Type

Lodge

Price: From US$ 900/ 5 Days per person.

The price is subject to a lodge in Manu; besides the price is based on two-person. Whether you would like to take a private service, our service would increase in US$200 with two-person, US$150 with three-person, US$120 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person.

We need a minimum of two people to run the tour. We guarantee that your tour will be limited to a maximum of 8 people. To ensure a private tour with us, our price increases US$200 with two-person, US$150 with three-person, US$120 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

We will go to the hotel to pick you up in the morning, then we will leave to Acjanacu town, along the way we will drive through beautiful andean picturesque towns, and highland valleys. On the we will stop to visit the pre-incan tombs of Ninamarca, continuing with our journey we will arrive to the highland typical town of Paucartambo, after this town we will start to drive uphill until reaching the Acjanacu pass (3,850m / 12,590feet). From this point we will start to desced and getting into the high jungle (cloud forest) this high jungle is very rich in flora and fauna; such as, orchids, ferns, bromeliads, gallito de las rocas (Peru’s national bird known as cock of the rock), spectacled bear, deer, etc. At about 1:00pm we will have lunch enjoying the nature around, then to continue driving until Pilcopata town where we spend the first night at a lodge. At night dinner and rest.

DAY 2

In the morning after breakfast, we will continue with our journey by private transportation to get tha wharf of Atalaya this place is located on the shores of Alto Madre de Dios river, from where we will start to sail downstrem on a motorizad boat to get Aguas calientes, along the river we will see many varieties of birds like herons, vultures, cormorans, and the beautiful landscape. As well as on the way we will have chance to enjoy the hot springs and plunge into the river, then we will arrive to Aguas calientes where in the afternoon we will have a short walk exploring the jungle for few hours tos se the caimans, birds, and medicinal plants. We will spend the night in the tents.

DAY 3

This day will be another great day, in the morning we will have breakfast, immediately we will continue exploring the magical rain forest, in looking for monkeys, and other mammals, about midday we will have a delicious lunch, right after we will take the boat to get the next lodge, on the way we will enjoy a gorgeous sunset, and along the bank of the river we might see the largest rodent of the world which is capybara, at night we will have a little night stroll to observe frogs, toads, insects, bats, tarantulas, and snakes. We sleep in a typcal lodge where we will have dinner at night.

DAY 4

Very early in the morning we will take the boat downstream for 20 minutes to get the parrot’s clay lick, where there will be a nice and noisy show by the parrots and macaws, so we will see the green parrot, blue headed parrot, mealy parrot, chesnut-fronted macaw, and many others. these birds come to lick this clay because the clay contains minerals, and salts with digestive properties. After enjoying the parrots and macaws we will come back to the lodge to have breakfast. Subsequently we will walk to the Muchuasi lake where we will see many birds, one of them is the prehistoric bird hoatzin, then we will continue with our excursión until getting to the lodge, where we will spend the fourth night. At night dinner and rest.

DAY 5

Waking up in the morning with the bird’s sound is amazing, we will have breakfast enjoying the nature around, after breakfast we will pack our items to take the canoe back to Atalaya, from which we will take our private transportation to Cusco.

PERU SUMMIT INCLUDES

  • Private transportation Cusco-Atalaya-Cusco.
  • Rubber boots.
  • Naturalist guide
  • All camping equipment.
  • First aid kit.
  • Meals: breakfast(4), lunch(4), dinner(4), and snacks.
  • Quechua chef.
  • Entrance ticket to the hot springs.
  • Lodge.

PERU SUMMIT DOES NOT INCLUDED

  • Extra expenditure.
  • Gratuities for the guides, and other staff.
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

CHECKLIST

  • Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet.
  • Face tissue paper, toilet paper.
  • Binoculars.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Camera.
  • Camera charger and, extra batteries.
  • Sunblock, sun hat.
  • Water bottle.
  • Flip flops or sandals.

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Available departures

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Activities

Hiking, birding, made for nature types.

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