Manu National Park 5 days

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 travelers learn about the Inca’s fascinating culture through these communities.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Group Size: ( minimum 02 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.

The Smallest Groups en Route—Averaging Just 4 Travelers

Small Groups Mean Intimate Nature, Wildlife and Cultural Encounters. Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail in the Amazon Jungle carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote natural area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We Do know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why, our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far, the smallest groups in travel business across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

We Explore Farther… All the Way to the Amazon Jungle Pristine

Many Amazon Jungle itinerary options exist, and they are all different. In holding our focus on the most prolific wildlife destinations, we head far upstream to the confluence of two major tributaries, the Madre de Dios and the Manu, which, comprise the headwaters of the world’s largest water artery. On foot and by boat, we explore the Manu National Park that encompasses the most pristine part of the Amazon region in searching for abundant and diverse wildlife. You won’t find a more remote rainforest experience like this, it’ll be an experience of a lifetime.

Think Green, Think Global for a Better Place for Everyone

Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.

Service Level: Standar

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, Skiff 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 (at local family’s lodge)

Price: From US$ 950/ 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.

The Best Fare For The Best Trip

We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.

You Book, You Go…Don’t Worry… We Won’t Cancel

While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or pass their travelers to other big groups tour operators, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.

Request a Quote: We can customize this private tour just for you. Any detail can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here.

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Day 1. Cusco – Cloud Forest – Pona Lodge

5:30 AM pick up at your hotel in our private minivan. Today our goal lies to get to San Pedro. Our first stop will be (The Tombs), a historic Pre-Inca site at Ninamarca, “the place of fire” in Quechua. Afterwards, we’ll travel for four hours through fabulous mountain vistas and valleys, passing through Paucartambo (the folkloric capital of Cusco) which boasts beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and a stone bridge. Then we proceed to the lookout point at Acjanaco at the pass 4,000m (13,123 ft) where we enter Manu National Park. From here we travel through pristine cloud forest which feeds the local flora unique to this clime. The landscape is stunning: we will pass many waterfalls, sweeping views of the valley and dense cloud forest vegetation: mosses, lichens, orchids and birds unique to this part of the world ply the mountainside. Capuchin monkeys and wooly monkeys can also be seen. All meals included except breakfast.

Overnight at the Pona Lodge.

Day 2. Pona Lodge – Machuwasi Lagoon – Robles Treehouse Lodge

Very early after breakfast, we’ll visit the surrounding garden and orchard, and Coca plantation. Your guide will explain medicinal plants and exotic fruits grown here in the area. After a short trip in the minivan, we reach Atalaya and board our motorized riverboat heading through the turbulent Alto Madre de Dios river to calmer waters where we’ll stop and trek to a beautiful lagoon (Lago Machuwasi).Here live the among many fascinating birds, the loud prehistoric birds like hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazín), and The Screamer (Anhima cornuta Arauco), egrets, etc. As well as caimans. With its reflective waters and rich wildlife, it’s a truly wonderful experience on the balsam pole rafts.

Already in our Robles Treehouse’s area, we will have a chance to see howler monkeys resting in the trees, river otters bathing, or capibaras nosing for food on the shores. To tell you frankly, here in our private reserve you will encounter primary forest still intact because of the value of tourists coming to visit it. Here we can show you original and traditional fauna of old: medicinal plants, giant trees (ficus estrangulador), hardwood trees, bamboo forests, and leks for mammals and parrots, which can be experienced exclusively by our travelers only. Here you can also choose to go for a guided night walk to see nocturnal animals and insects.

Overnight at the Robles Treehouse Lodge, a hidden stilted house camouflaged in the forest. Strategically located over a Bambu forest, it makes for great viewing of the nocturnal animals and diurnal animals like monkeys, birds, and others. All meals included.

Day 3. Robles Treehouse Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick 

In the early hours of the morning, we need to be in front of the macaw lek to catch them eating the salty mud off the river bank wall. Hundreds of macaw and parrots can be seen stripping off the clay and clamoring away at their work. Who knows, maybe toucans, howler monkeys, the shy river otter or with luck the capybara might make an appearance. On the opposite bank of the river, we’ll wait silently to see what appears.

After breakfast, we’ll take a jungle trip to see the enormous ancient trees that tower just five kilometers from the reserve. While walking among exotic rainforest trees, we will see Aleton tree, Ceiba, and the beautiful Ficus. On the forest floor, lizards, frogs, lots of species of ants from the smallest to the largest, and many other species and rare species. At the treetops, you will be surprised by a spectacular scenery where wildlife develops its life which is very good for bird watching. Enjoy and learn the life of insects and about the interpretation of the primary and secondary components of the rainforest, as well as the human impact and the importance of the rainforest for our planet. All meals included.

Overnight at the Robles Treehouse Lodge.

Day 4. Parrot Clay Lick – Manu Rainforest Lodge

If the first morning there was no good luck to spot macaws and parrots at the clay lick due to some circumstances like their predators, weather, etc, today we will go back for the second time to enjoy the feast of these birds at this place. After that, we will go back to Robles Treehouse for our breakfast, all the morning is a relaxation time at the lodge or you can go to the river for a refreshing dip. Today after lunch, we’ll take our boat to get our next lodge. Along the river’s bank, we will have a great chance to see birds and mammals such as capybara and otters. All meals included.

Overnight at the Manu Rainforest Lodge.

Day 5. Manu Rainforest Lodge – Cusco

Early in the morning, we start our trip back by river skiff, accompanied by flocks of passing birds. Again we have a good chance to view capybaras (the largest rodent in the world) on the river banks. Our destination is Atalaya where we take a short break to change to our minivan and then head back to Cusco. We will pass again through the cloud forest and stop for lunch on the way, on one of the lovely bends over the valley. At about the 6:00 pm we will reach our hotel in Cusco, where will drop you off, end of our adventure. All meals included, except dinner.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!

Peru Summit Includes 

  • Private transportation Cusco – Atalaya – Cusco.
  • Rubber boots.
  • Naturalist guide
  • First aid kit.
  • Meals: breakfast(4), lunch(4), dinner(4), water, and snacks.
  • Cook.
  • Entrance ticket to the park.
  • Lodge.
  • Binoculars

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.

Trip Gear List 

  • Repellent with a minimum of 35 % deet.
  • Face tissue paper, toilet paper.
  • Binoculars.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Towel
  • Camera.
  • Camera charger and, extra batteries.
  • Sunblock, sun hat.
  • Water bottle.
  • Flip flops or sandals.

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