4 days / 3 nights
ECO MANU - 4 DAYS
$ Upon Request
All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
We leave Cusco early in the morning by bus and travel through Mountains, beauty valleys, rural communities and visit Ninamarca Chullpas (tombs); these belong to the pre-Inca culture (Lupacas). Then we will climb the last mountain and arrive to Acjanaco, this is the entrance to the Manu National Park. Fallowing this we will descend into the mysterious cloud forest, which has a huge variety of flora and fauna; making it an ideal home for epiphytic, orchids and bromeliads. By the afternoon we take a hike in the cloud forest, where we will be able to see the famous bird Cock of the rock, acting in a daily ritual dance, as well as trogons, quetzal, toucans, monkeys and on a lucky day the only Spectacle Bear of South America (Tremantus ornatus). Then we will continue our trip to Kcosñipata valley, where we spend our first night.
We will be woken by the dawn chorus to take a walk in the high forest, visiting the local agriculture like coca plants, pineapples, yucca, and other original products as well as seeing many birds and a nice viewpoint. We will arrive at Atalaya port, where we will get on our motor boat and continue our expedition down the Alto Madre de Dios river.At mid afternoon, we start to walk through the primary forest searching wildlife, where our guide will explain about insects, medicinal plants, reptiles, mammals, etc.Nocturnal activities are available each night. These range from nocturnal walks, talks on different topics and caiman spotting when there is a good whether condition.
Early start and take our motor boat to the small “colpa” or clay lick in the river bank, where many noisy species of parakeets and parrots meet to feed on mineral soil and salt supplement that they need for their toxin. After this beautiful display we will continue by boat up the Madre de Dios river to visit cocha Machuwasi (lake). Where there is a great diversity of wildlife around the lake, hoatzin (a primitive bird), horned screamer, hawk, herons, etc. and on a lucky day a massive anaconda. After our lunch we will explore the wide terra firmer forest to appreciate impressive trees and the wide variety of insect species that inhabit this area.
Very early we start to appreciate again the cock of the rock in San Pedro, here we have a breakfast and we may stop frequently to observe wildlife in the cloud forest.
Then we will continue our return to the ancient Inca’s capital driving through the Andean mountains and we will arrive to Cusco at mid afternoon.
Naturalist guide in English and Spanish, Entrance fees, Land and river private transportation, Lodging 2 persons per room, First aid kit, Mineral water,Three meals per day (vegetarian option) & Snacks, Rubber boots and rain gear (ponchos),Books of insects, mammals, birds, medicinal plants, fish, etc.
Soft drinks and beer
YOU SHOULD BRING
Lightweights long sleeved cotton shirts, long cotton pants, one pair of walking shoes, sandals, towel, swimming suit, personal medicines, Day pack and one back pack or luggage per person, Binoculars, camera and film 200 and 400 for the inner forest
Insect repellent (at least 30% of deet), Sunglasses, sun cream lotion, cap or hat
Flashlight enough batteries.