Manu Reserved Zone 7 days
Manu Reserved Zone 7 days–If an authentic exotic and tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams. so Manu probably the most famous national park in Peru is the answer. Covering nearly a million hectares, Manu National Park & Biosphere Reserve is the second-largest protected area in the country and one of the largest in South America. and it’s 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.
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.
Remote Manu, about as close as you’re likely to come to virgin rainforest anywhere. It’s incredibly varied habitats include Andes highlands, cloud forests, and lowland tropical rainforests. One hectare (2 1/2 acres) of forest in Manu could have 10 times the number of species of trees found in a hectare of temperate forest in Europe or North America, and Manu has the highest bird, mammal, and plant diversity of any park on the planet. The reserve is one of the world’s finest for birding (greater even than all of Costa Rica); other wildlife includes giant river otters, cocks-of-the-rock, and perhaps 15,000 animal species, as well as native Amerindian tribes that remain untouched by the modern world. The reserve zone contains the lower Manu River, the Río Alto Madre de Dios, and a number of beautiful oxbow lakes. About 1,000 bird species — about a quarter of all birds known in South America and 10% of all species in the world — and more than 200 species of mammals have been identified. Also found in the park are at least 13 endangered wildlife species, including black caimans, giant river otters, and ocelots. Botanists have claimed that Manu has a greater number of plant species than any other protected area on earth.
Group Size: ( minimum 2 people) prices are 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.
Price: From US$ 1500/ 7 Days
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.
The first day we will go to the hotel to pick you up at about 6:00 am, then we will drive through the highland rural communities, on the way we will stop to visit the funeral tombs of Ninamarca which was a cementery of Lupacas, a pre-incan culture, keep driving we will arrive to Paucartamabo town which is pretty picturesque highland town and considered very folkloric town. At about midday we will get the main gate to the Manu National Park, from where we will start to descend and get the high jungle (cloud forest), then we will arrive to the habitat of the national bird of Peru called gallito de las rocas (cock of the rock) which is a very colorful bird, and during the courtship they devise some spectacular dance and sound to catch the female’s eyes. We will arrive to our lodge in Pilcopata where we will spend the first night. At night dinner and rest.
At 6:30 am we will have breakfast, right after to get the Atalaya’s wharf from where we will take the boat, on the way we will have a couple of stops to visit the small local farmers who are the medicinal plants-producing and local exotic fruit-producing next we will continue sailing on the Madre de Dios river which is one of the main feeders of the great Amazon river. Along the river’s bank we will see birds like parrots, orioles, vultures, and many other. Then we will arrive to the natural hot springs where we will plunge into the water, and we will take advantage to explore the jungle to observe monkeys, capybaras, birds, etc. At dusk we will be arriving to the next lodge Yanayacu. At night we will have a little night stroll to see the tarantulas, scorpions, bats, and snakes. After that activity we will have dinner and will go to sleep.
After breakfast in the morning we will leave to Boca Manu lodge, we will take the route by the Manu river, a couple of stops on the way to observe birds and mammals on the river’s bank mammals like capybara, birds like herons, Orinoco goose, vultures, egrets, and if we have a lucky day we could see the stunning jaguar, besides we will see variety of mokeys like howler monkey, squirrel monkey, spider monkey, etc. Eventually we will arrive to the camp site which is located close to the lake Cocha Salvador, in the afternoon we will explore the surroundings of the camp site to see more exotic species on flora and fauna. At night dinner and rest. You will have a chance to visit the community of Matsiguenka where the local guide will give you some interesting stories about this part of the world, and people who live at this community will show you about their daily life, this place will be good to get locally made souvenirs.
Having breakfast in the heart of the jungle is awesome in a peaceful place where the nature is the only one that surrounds you, after breakfast we will go to the Cocha salvador lake where we will sail on the artisanal canoes and it will be a perfect momento to see some mammals and birds like agami Heron, capuchin monkeys, and we will have the chance to see the otters (mammal in endangered) because of ilegal poach, these mammals are mostly along the bank of the rivers and lakes holding fish to eat it. In the afternoon after lunch we will go to explore the jungle to see more monkeys, medicinal plants that are usedb by the locals, orchids, insects, etc, where you will get a nice explanation recounted by our guide. At dusk we will enjoy the sunset, and at night dinner at Matsiguenka’s home, and will sleep.
Today is another great day to learn more about the jungle and have awesome experience, we will leave walking from the camp to the Cocha Otorongo lake, during the excursión we will see troops of monkeys like black spider monkeys. While walking we will pay special attention to the nature to hear the authentical and peaceful sound of the nature. Once we arrive to the Cocha Otorongo we will take a 20m / 65feet high tower from where we will have a great panoramic view of the lake and the forest, as well as we will see many species of birds, and otters into the lake. After enjoying scenic views we will come back to the casa Matsiguenka. At night dinner and rest.
In the morning we will leave the place on the boat sailing upstream along the Madre de Dios river to get the next lodge Boca Manu which is located on a strategical place, and belongs to the local conservation group. The lodge is located inside the private conservation area, where the birdwatchers research about the birds of this part of the world, and at the same time to research the flora. we will be arriving to the lodge at lunch time where we will have a succulent lunch, after the lunch we will go for a short walk into the jungle to get a platform which is built upon the river on the cliff from which we will have stunning views around, where we will see the noisy and colorful parrots and macaws, and at dusk we will have astonishing sunset in the horizon, in the evening we will walk back to the lodge observing some nocturnal animals. Dinner at the lodge and rest.
Eearly in the morning after breakfast we will say good bye the jungle and will take the boat upstream to get the Atalaya’s wharf, from where will take our private transportation back to hotel in Cusco. End of our service at the hotel in Cusco.
PERU SUMMIT INCLUDES
- Private transportation Cusco- Atalaya_Cusco.
- Private boat.
- Rubber boots.
- All camping equipment.
- Naturalist guide.
- Meals: breakfast(6), lunch(6), dinner (6), and snacks.
- Entrance fee to the hot springs.
- Entrance fee to Cocha Salvador and Cocha Otorongo lake.
- Entrance to the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
PERU SUMMIT DOES NOT INCLUDE
- 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.
- Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet.
- Face tissue paper, toilet paper.
- Bathing suit.
- Camera charger and, extra batteries.
- Sunblock, sun hat
- Water bottle.
- Flip flops or sandals.