Manu Zone Reserved Natural Paradise 8D/7N With Blanquillo And Puerto Maldonado Bus/Flight
Manu National Park, one of the biggest protected areas in the world, is home to the some of the greatest biodiversity and the greatest biomass in the world. The park boasts over 1,000 species of birds and 200 species of mammals. Including the biosphere reserve (Manu National Park, Reserved Zone, and Cultural Zone), Manu spans across a variety of habitats, from the Andean cloud forests to the humid lowland rainforests. Many magnificent creatures inhabit Manu’s rich ecosystem, including
Jaguars, Pumas, Spectacled Bears, Tapirs, Anacondas, and Harpy Eagles. A generous amount of butterflies and plants inhabit Manu’s different bioregions.In 1973, the Peruvian government established Manu as a park protecting the great biodiversity living in it. In 1977, Manu National Park became a Biosphere Reserve. Then, in 1987, UNESCO declared Manu a World Natural Heritage Site. Protecting countless numbers of species of animals and plants, and a plethora of different habitats, Manu
truly is “a living eden.
CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – PAUCARTAMBO – PILCOPATA LODGE
We pick up from your hotel very early in the morning from 5:30 a.m. at 6:00 a.m. in our comfortable and private bus. On the way, we visit the funerary towers or Chullpas de Ninamarca at 3750 meters above sea level and a brief visit to Paucartambo, a folkloric town, a colonial bridge. We ascend to the upper area of Paucartambo, the Acjanaco sector. (4000 m.s.n.m) This is the point of entry to the Manu National Park. Then we descend through the mysterious cloud forest ,
which hosts a great variety of flora and fauna, full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. We toke a walk to give you the opportunity to witness the Cock of the Rocks (Rupícola Peruviana) in the ritual of mating. There are also possibilities to observe Trogones (Trogon sp.), Quetzales (Pharomachrus sp.) In addition, much more and if we are lucky we can observe Spectacled Bear (Tremantus Ornatos). In the afternoon, we arrive at a village Pilcopata at 550 meters above sea level in our typical lodge that is outside the town with private bathrooms and showers where we will spend the night.
PILCOPATA – ATALAYA – BOCA MANU .
After the delicious breakfast we continue our trip 45 minutes by bus to watchtower port on the way we observe coca and fruit tree plantations, orchids, we embark on motorized boat by the Madre de Dios river. On the way, we can see a variety of birds, such as herons, Kingfisher and always the presence of vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the
jungle, the king of vultures (Sarcoramphus papa). The Jaguar (Panther Onca) we also have a stop in natural hot springs , to take medicinal baths, if we still have time we visit the Native community of Diamante to see their typical constructions of houses and see the wild fruits they have. In the afternoon we arrive at the village of Boca Manu (280 m.s.n.m), where we have the accommodation. lodge with showers and bathrooms.
BOCA MANU-COCHA OTORONGO (RESERVED AREA) .
After breakfast, we enter the reserve area where we will have a better opportunity to observe the biodiversity that the Manu offers, a brief stop in the rangers stations. The boat trip continues and one begins to realize why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On the banks of the river, there are groups of turtles, white alligators (Cayman cocodrylus) or perhaps some
ronsocos (Hydrochoerus, hydrochaeris) and many more. In the afternoon we arrived at our safari camp in Cocha Otorongo, (250 m.s.n.m) (double beds inside platforms) shortly after we organized a walk to visit the lake and the observation tower of 30 meters from where we have the opportunity to observe the river giant otters. Here in the Manu the animals have never suffered hunting persecution by men. Night in safari camp, on platforms with roof double beds with mosquito net. Showers and shared bathrooms.
COCHA OTORONGO – COCHA SALVADOR (RESERVED AREA) .
The group visits Cocha Salvador today, which is 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. Today, they explore walking in the virgin primary forest. We visit the lake to paddle silently in a catamaran that gives us the possibility to observe the wolves of the river again and a great variety of strange birds. The sultana cock (Porphyrula Martinica or the Garga Agami ( Agamia) and monkeys of different species are almost certainly observed 9 species of the 14 species.We later walked on the main
trails with the guide to learn the operation and secrets of the tropical forest. Brief visit to Casa Matchiguenka to buy some crafts in the afternoon we return to our camp in Cocha Otorongo. Night in camp on platforms with roof. Beds with mosquito net Showers and shared bathrooms available. Optional night walk.
COCHA OTORONGO – BOCA MANU – BLANQUILLO (MACAW CLAY LICK) .
After a delicious breakfast we continue with our trip in the imposing MANU and Madre de Dios River, until we reach the
Lodge that is very close to the impressive Collpa de Macaws, where we will have a walk to explore the various trails around the Lodge where we will spend the night, Night in lodge.
BLANQUILLO (BIG MACAW CLAY LICK) – COCHA BLANCO .
After a delicious and nutritious breakfast, we will continue with our itinerary traveling by boat to observe the COLORFUL MACAWS. WE WILL OBSERVE FROM A PLATFORM or a catamaran typical of the area A SPECTACULAR SHOW OF
BIRDS. Of great variety, monkeys, reptiles, dwarf alligators and insects, groups of turtles and perhaps some ronsocos (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) after this unforgettable walk, then we will visit white lake, from a catamaran we will be able to observe a few otters and turtles.
BLANQUILLO – COLORADO – PUERTO MALDONADO .
After breakfast we will take the boat to Puerto Colorado approximately 3 hours and then we will take the vehicles to Puerto Carlo, OPTIONAL the passengers that wish to come by bus continue until Cusco arriving approximately 9 pm in the way
we make stops in interesting places to see up close the snowy Ausangate that reaches 6300 masl and we leave at your hotel. In addition, the other passengers who wish to take the flight from Puerto Maldonado continue the trip to the city of Puerto Maldonado. Night in hotel.
DAY 08. –
PUERTO MALDONADO OR CUSCO .
Depending on the flight time. They usually arrive in Cusco at 1:00 p.m.
- Private bus transport.
- Private river transport.
- Specialized professional guide.
- With telescope and binoculars.
- Food, D.A.C. and snack.
- Security team.
- nights in comfortable lodges and private bathrooms.
- First aid kit.
- Mineral water.
- Professional motor staff.
- Professional chef.
- Entrance fee ticket to tourist attractions.
- Recharge of batteries to solar panel.
- A pair of hiking boots.
Does not include:
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and water the first day.
What we recommend to take
- Thick clothes (cold sunrise by the river).
- Rain gear.
- Water bottle.
- Flashlight or torch with extra batteries.
- Hat or hat.
- Shirt with long sleeves and long pants.
- Mosquito repellent at least 10% deet.
- Sandals, swimwear and towel.
- Personal hygiene equipment (toilet paper).
- Extra money.