Manu National Park 4 days / 3 nights

HIGHLIGHTS : Cusco Cloud Forest Pillcopata Atalaya Manu

Overview

  • Day 1 : Cusco – Cloud Forest (Manu National Park)
  • Day 2 : Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge.
  • Day 3 : Erika Lodge.
  • Day 4 : Erika Lodge – Atalaya – Cusco.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco – Cloud Forest (Manu National Park)

We will pick you up around 5:00 am from your hotels in Cusco in our private transport. The first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains and afterwards we will briefly visit the town of Huancarani which contains the funeral towers of Ninamarca, and the cemetery of the Lupacas, part of the precious Pre–Inca culture. We will then travel Paucartambo, a small traditional town, which is known for its folklore. At midday we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and enter into one of the most protected natural areas in the whole of South America. We will continue in our transport down a small road and on through the thick fog from which this section of the forest takes it name in Quechua. Eventually we will come to the home of the exotic Peruvian national bird, the “Cock of the Rocks” you will be amazed by the spectacle, complete with an impressive array of sounds that can only be found in the jungle. On our first night, we will stay at San Pedro Lodge


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, meals (L, D), accommodation (San Pedro Lodge)

Day 2

Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge.

Very early we will go in search of the Cock of the Rock, the National bird of Peru, which has a very unique courtship dance. After breakfast we will continue to the small town of Pillcopata*, then to the Port of Atalaya, which is located on the shores of the Madre de Dios River (700 m.s.n.m). Here we will take a boat to our Private Reserve of “Erika”*. From the boat we will be able to see an enormous diversity of bird species such as Herons, vultures and cormorants etc. We will walk along the interesting trails that are in the transition zone between high and low jungle and your guide will point out and explain the interesting diversity of wild life that surrounds you. We will have the chance for a night walk to catch a glimpse of insects and amphibians. We overnight in our Erika Lodge. * 1 Free Option – Rafting: In Pillcopata you will have 90 minutes of rafting (grade I & II) on the Koñeq and/or Madre de Dios Rivers. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and have a swim in the refreshing wáter.


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, meals (B, L, D), accommodation (Erika Lodge)

Day 3

Erika Lodge.

During the morning walk, the guide will point out and explain the interesting variety of wildlife around you. We board our boat to cross the river and follow a trail for 30 minutes and observe the interesting flora such as the sensitive plants, heliconias, fruit, etc. We walk until we reach Machuwasi Lake where we paddle rafts to observe the birds like the primitive Hoatzin, alligators, monkeys and capybaras with luck. We will have a night walk around our lodge to catch a glimpse of a variety of insects and amphibians. * 2 Free Option – Canopy Zip Line: In Erika our guests can glide from tree to tree and from platform to platform with a harness on a horizontal cable rail system at high speeds above the trees in the incredible amazon jungle. You then rappel from a height of 15m back to the jungle floor.


Include: Transport, professional tour guide, meals (B, L, D), accommodation (Erika Lodge)

Day 4

Erika Lodge – Atalaya – Cusco.

Very early we board our boat and make our way to Collpa, a clay wall by the river where a variety of parrots such as the blue headed parrot, the White eyed parakeet, possibly the Maracana Macaw and others come every morning to substitute their diet with minerals and salts. After this activity we return to Erika for breakfast. After breakfast we pack up and take our boat back to Atalaya Port where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We have lunch in route to Cusco and arrive early evening.


Include: Professional tour guide, meals (B, L), chosen hotel.

PRICES

PRICE PER PERSON: US$440.00

PRICE INFORMATION

  • Prices based on two people at least. There is an additional cost for single travelers. Please make an inquiry about it.
  • Prices based in group service. If you prefer a private service, please make an inquiry about it.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Snacks.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Laundry.
  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages.
  • Other items of personal nature.
  • Tips
  • Extra expenses originated in itinerary changes or others due to force majeure or other circumstances beyond PERU ANDEAN EXPLORER’S control.

WHAT WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING

  • Binoculars (imperative)
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs and extra batteries.
  • Day pack.
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • T-shirts.
  • Shorts/Bathing suit.
  • Towel.
  • Sweater or light jacket.
  • 1 pair of hiking boots and 1 pair of light shoes or sandals.
  • Long socks.
  • Rain gear.
  • Rubber boots (only in the rainy season—we provide them)
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sun block.
  • Insect repellent (with at least 25% DEET) and after bite.
  • Toilet-paper.
  • Plastic bags (to keep everything dry)
  • Water bottle (with water for the bus ride into Manu)
  • Copy of a valid passport.
  • Money for soft drinks or beers and handicrafts at the Boca Manu landing strip.

Manu National Park 4 days / 3 nights

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