Amazon Trail – Manu Park 8 days / 7 nights

AMAZON TRAIL – MANU PARK 8 days: The forests in order to provide a reservoir of under­lying nutrients for their crops. In the Amazon, however, the nutrient propor­tions are reversed: as much as 90% are stored in the vegetation above ground and only 10% in the thin, often clayey soils below. Despite appear­ances to the contrary, the irony of the Amazon is that the world’s most luxu­riant forest lies rooted in the midst of an enormous nutrient desert in amazon trail – manu park.

Not only did Europeans misunderstand the nature of tropical soils but so, too, did they misunderstand the forest’s relation to the water and land. Despite the fact that there are enormous rain showers and intense, equatori­al sunlight, the rainforest’s thin soil is nevertheless completely protected. Heavy showers colliding with the upper canopy are broken down into a fine mist long before reaching the ground. There, the jungle’s root system much of it snaking visibly across the ground acts as a giant sponge, absorbing the water, retaining the soil and allowing only a minor runoff to occur. In a beau­tifully-evolved, self-sustaining system, at least 50% of Amazonian rain is actu­ally generated from the rainforest itself. Rain, therefore, just like nuts and fruits, is in great part a forest product: the Amazon trail  largely waters itself.

When the first European settlers arrived, however, they brought with them a system of agriculture and a baggage of cultural perceptions that had evolved in an entirely different climate. By chopping down and burning large areas of trees, 80% of all available nutrients were immediately converted into an extremely vulnerable, fine layer of ash. No longer protected by the canopy and exposed to pounding tropical rains, the ash was soon washed away together with the thin layer of topsoil. To make matters worse, the remaining ground was then baked by the tropical sun, chemically altering it to such an extent that it  became almost  impervious  to new growth , within a few years – manu park. The typical colonist was forced to move on, soon cutting down a fresh swathe of trees and beginning the cycle again. Behind him lay a sterile, lifeless moonscape bereft of either animals or trees in amazon trail – manu park.

Imported by European settlers and adopted by colonial and then nation­al governments, European agricultural practices continue to spread disaster throughout the Amazon. Now, however, there are global consequences. As larger and larger tracts of rainforest are removed, the rain cycles and global weather patterns they once generated are also changed. In Brazil’s Amazon­ian state of Rondonia, for example, rainforest destruction has already led to widespread drought, a phenomenon unheard of previously in the area. What’s more, a living, breathing rainforest holds an enormous supply of car­bon in its trees, an element that, when burned, is released into the atmos­phere as carbon dioxide, one of the gases thought to destroy the ozone layer of the atmosphere; already a tremendous amount of carbon dioxide has been released. The economic and biological consequences of a currently detectable “greenhouse effect in terms of wide-spread warming, climate change, flooding and species mortality are simply a reminder of the integral role rainforests play in the earth’s much larger biosphere system in amzon trail. In Peru, large stretches of Amazon trail are already being laid to waste; the cloud forest especially has been hard hit. In a largely unknown area where a suspected 50% of all neo tropical plant species exist, vast stretches of cloud forest have been uprooted in order to plant coffee and other commercial crops. In addition, another 500,000 acres (202,500 hectares) have been cleared simply to plant coca crops in order to satisfy the extraordinary North American and European impulse to snort recreationally-used cocaine. As a byproduct of the process, tens of thousands of gallons of kerosene and sulphuric acid chemicals used to convert coca leaves into partially-refined cocaine are dumped annually into Jungle Rivers, thereby causing enormous pollution. All told, over 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2) of the Peruvian Amazon trail has been deforested to date, an area roughly four times the size of the Manu Biosphere Reserve; 743,100 additional acres (300,000 hectares) are deforested every year.

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AMAZON TRAIL – MANU PARK 8 days / 7 nights

Tours Day 1:  Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Cusco to Tikari lodge – Jungle trips

Tours Day 2: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Tikari Lodge to Community to Palotoa

Tours Day 3: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Palotoa to Community – Inchipato

Tours Day 4  Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Inchipato Trail River

Tours Day 5: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Inchipato to Palotoa River

Tours Day 6: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Palotoa Community

Tours Day 7: Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Communiti Palotoa to Amazing Salvacion Lake

Tours Day 8:  Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Salvacion to Back to Cusco

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ITINERARY OF PERUVIAN JUNGLE TRIPS

Amazon Trail – Manu Park 8 days / 7 night

Tours Day 1:  Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Cusco to Tikari lodge – Jungle trips

We ll leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping some place the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We will then drive through the mountains to get to the typical and folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we will take a short walk around the town where we meet the typical customs of the people after we can start to climb to Acjanaco, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the cloud forest and on to San Pedro, where we will walk for around 1 hour to observe the National Bird of Peru, the Cock-of-the-Rock and many different kinds of monkeys, plants and flowers. We arrive at Pilcopata in the evening where we will sleep in a local lodge. The 1st night

Tours Day 2: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Tikari Lodge to Community to Palotoa

Today After breakfast we will take our private bus to port Atalaya. On the way we will stop to observe a coca plantation and we will also stop at a view point where you can look out over the surrounding expanse of jungle and rivers. From Atalaya we take a motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where we can bathe in the natural hot springs. In the afternoon we will return up river to Palotoa, stopping to visit the native community, Shintuya, on the way. In the afternoon we will walk in the jungle for several hours in order to appreciate the many different kinds of animals, birds, plants and flowers. If we are lucky we will see monkeys. In the evening we will walk to an oxbow lake to catch caimans and then return to the campsite for dinner where we sleep in tents at Palotoa campsite close to the Alto Madre de Dios River. The 2nd night

Tours Day 3: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Palotoa to Community – Inchipato

After breakfast we will go on an expedition to the Inchipato river. On the way we will appreciate the pristine jungle, many kinds of animals in their natural environment, different kinds of flowers, medicinal plants, etc. The 3rd night

Tours Day 4  Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Inchipato Trail River

After breakfast we will walk for several hours. We will go fishing in this river and enjoy a good swim in the afternoon. In the evening we will go to try to catch caiman. We will set up camp close to the river. The 4th night

Tours Day 5: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Inchipato to Palotoa River

After breakfast we will explore trails where we will appreciate everything from flora to fauna until we reach the Palotoa river. In the evening we will visit the mammal clay lick and then return to our campsite. The 5th night

Tours Day 6: Amazon Trail –  Manu Park – Palotoa Community

Petro glyphs of PUSHARO (Strictly preserves in a natural area)
This day our group will go until the petro glyphs of Pusharo. There we will make our camp and after breakfast we will walk to several of our native communities. We will then return by balsa raft to our campsite. The 6th night

Tours Day 7: Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Communiti Palotoa to Amazing Salvacion Lake

This day we will return by the Alto Madre Dios River to Salvacion lake where to see prehistoric Hoatzin birds and ride balsa rafts all afternoon. We then will return to our campsite in the evening and make a bonfire for a BBQ. This will be our last night camping close to river Alto Madre de Dios. The 7th night

Tours Day 8:  Amazon Trail – Manu Park – Salvacion to Back to Cusco

This day we will get up early in the morning to visit the parrot clay lick. After breakfast we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to us take back to Cusco. We return to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.

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Tour Included to Amazon Trail – Manu Park 8 days:

  • Private bus and boat for jungle trips
  • Rubber boots and rain poncho for jungle trips
  • All camping equipment for jungle trips
  • Native Guide for trips jungle
  • Mineral water for trips
  • First aid kit for trips
  • Cook for trips
  • 3 meals per day for jungle trips
  • Entrance to Palotoa Ecological Reserve
  • Entrance to Pusharo Reserve zone
  • Entrance to Natural hot springs.

You Need to Bring for amazon trail – manu park 8 days:

  • Sleeping bag for trips
  • Repellent with a minimum of 15% deet for trips
  • Binocular for trips jungle
  • Camera with extra batteries for trips jungle
  • Flashlight with extra batteries for trips
  • Sun lotion for trips
  • Pocket money for trips jungle
  • Daypack for trips
  • Water bottle for trips
  • Sun hat for trips
  • Sandals for trips
  • Toilet paper for trips jungle peruvian
  • Dark clothes for trips jungle peruvian
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Departures every Day minimum 2 persons for amazon trail – manu park 8 days / 7 nights

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