General

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–Manu Reserved Zone 7 days

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com 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 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.

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.

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, Skiff trip, Photography, Cultural Adventures.

Important Note: While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Manu Reserved Zone 7 days. 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$ 1990/ 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 participants 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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Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Manu Cloud Forest – Guadalupe Lodge

5:30 AM pick up at your hotel in our private minivan. We travel through mountains and valleys and through picturesque Andean farms and villages to the “chulpas” of Ninamarca (a Pre-Incan Archeological Site of small tower like graves), later we pass through the quaint colonial town of Paucartambo (the folkloric Capital of Cusco). Then we ascend to Acjanaco pass 4,000m (13,123 ft) the entrance to Manu National Park. Then, descending through the cloud forest we will pass through different altitudes hosting different zones of flora and fauna. Here we begin to see the variety of wildlife and vegetation unsurpassed in the world: orchids, begonias, lichens and misty shrubs and gargantuan trees, incredible birdlife like quetzals, trogons, tangaras, toucans and Peru’s beautiful national bird the Cock of the Rock (Rupícola Peruviana). We might also see one or more of the 14 types of monkeys living in the forest, most likely the wooly, howler and capuchin. All meals included, except breakfast.

Overnight in Guadalupe Lodge.

Day 02: Guadalupe Lodge – Robles Tree House Lodge

After breakfast, we’ll visit the surrounding Amazonian orchard full of morning bird life and discover local medicinal plants. We’ll also see a real coca plantation. Continuing in the minivan, we’ll reach the port of Atalaya where we can make the last minute purchases and board our motorized river boat. After about 2 hours in the open waters of Alto Madre De Dios River, with stop offs for wildlife viewing and lunch on the banks. We’ll reach Robles Ecological Reserve in the afternoon, where you can swim in the river and in the evening we offer a night jungle walk to see nocturnal creatures like frogs, insects (tarantulas!) snakes and more.

Overnight will be in our private Hide (a camouflaged stilted house in the middle of the jungle) where you can experience the sights and sounds of this amazing area in the solitude of the trees. Strategically located nearby is a salt like for mammals and when we take turns taking guard, we can all be awake to witness night animals like tapirs, deer, armadillos, paca (wild pigs) and monkeys that visit to nourish themselves on the mineral rich clay.

Day 03: Parrot Clay Lick – Manu Rainforest Lodge

After our amazing night at the Hide, we’ll wake up early hike back through the jungle to take up watch on the river bank opposite the salt lick. With good conditions, we’ll be able to see parakeets, Green parrots, splendid macaws, and even Otters rolling past for their morning dose of nutrient rich clay.

Breakfast will be made using local  goods from the forest. With the jungle all around us, we will take a hike through the canopy in search of turtles and poison dart frogs, and listen to and watch for any of the 5 species of monkeys that live in the area. Birds are abundant – our walk will be lauded by toucans, macaws, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and many other birds that you won’t see in other parts of the world.

Overnight at Manu Rainforest Lodge.

Day 04: Manu Rainforest Lodge – Casa Machiguenga Lodge

5:00 AM starts our river boat trip toward the Manu Reserved Zone, a natural Paradise! We’ll have breakfast onboard so we use every minute to spot wildlife along. After about 4 hours traveling downstream we arrive where Boca Manu River changes course, travelling upstream to Rio Manu (Manu River) we’ll have the best chance to spot the elusive jaguar, foraging capybaras, and dozing of caimans along the river’s banks; a multitude of birds: egrets and great herons fishing, macaws with their dazzling colors, toucans, eagles, and more (your guide will help you spot them!) Wildlife is unpredictable but with so much here, we’ll definitely have a super day!

Overnight at the rustic Casa Machiguenga Lodge.

Day 05: Casa Machiguenga Lodge – Cocha Salvador – Cocha Otorongo (oxbow lakes)

Leaving very early to board wooden catamarans at Salvador Oxbow Lake, where giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), a plethora of birds including the prehistoric hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazín), and 14 kinds of monkeys inhabit the at this place and on the trees. As we are deep in the jungle we have more chances to spot the wildlife.

Lunch break, we’ll then visit Otorongo Oxbow Lake, We’ll climb the a big tower to see the lake where we can spot bunch of giant otters frolicking there, black caimans crossing from one side to the other or basking in the sun. At night, we’ll have an excursion as the place offers a rich nocturnal wildlife, which is a perfect time to spot the nocturnal creatures.

Last night in the Manu Reserve zone at Casa Machiguenga Lodge.

Day 06: Casa Machiguenga Lodge – Manu Rainforest Lodge

We’ll get up very early to get more chance to see the elusive jaguar en route to the Reserve zone. We might also see tapirs, capybaras or peccaries on the banks of Manu River, or turtles straddling trunks, or caimans basking on the shores. Once in Boca Manu, we leave the still waters for the turbulent Alto Madre De Dios River where we steer ahead to the Manu Rainforest Lodge. Your guide will explain the area and point out wildlife and flora on the way.

Overnight at Manu Rainforest Lodge

Day 07: Manu Rainforest Lodge – Cusco

We leave the lodge after breakfast and head back to Cusco. In the morning, while we go upstream on skiff will still opportunities to see wildlife along the river and its banks. On the way back from Antalya town, we’ll make stops along the way and have lunch at a scenic place. We’ll arrive back in Cusco by 6:00 PM and drop you off at your hotel. End of our adventure

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.
  • Private boat.
  • Rubber boots.
  • All camping equipment.
  • Naturalist guide.
  • Cook
  • 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.

Trip Gear List

  • 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

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Activities

Hiking, birding, made for nature types.