MANU NATIONAL PARK
Highlights of a typical tour: A typical Manu trip starts from Cusco at 3,300 m.a.s.l., crosses the last Andean mountain range, drops down the eastern slope of the Andes into the lowland Amazon forests, and returns by air from the frontier town of Puerto Maldonado to Lima or Cusco. Cusco is a major hub for exploring Inca culture, most famously at the ruins of Machu Picchu, and for adventure sports (so there is plenty to interest a non‑birding spouse!). On the first day of a trip, birders usually visit the wetlands of Huacarpay, 30-minute drive from Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of Peru, where Andean waterfowl and marshbirds abound. Here the beautiful Bearded Mountaineer Oreonympha nobilis, a restricted‑range species endemic to southern Peru, can be seen feeding, as indicated on the map of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, showing location of lodges mentioned in the article 51 neotropical birding 5 on tree tobacco. (For a taste of this splendid hummingbird, see Joe Tobias’s photospot in Neotropical Birding 2: 83–85.) The endemic Rusty‑fronted Canastero Asthenes ottoni is also found here. The route then proceeds to the humid eastern Andean slopes where the grasslands at Ajcanacu Pass at 3,500 m hold high‑altitude tinamous, the recently described Diademed Tapaculo Scytalopus schulenbergi and Scribble‑tailed Canastero Asthenes maculicauda at its northernmost limit. The stunted elfin forest along the roadside hosts several tanagers, flowerpiercers and the restricted‑range Puna Thistletail Schizoeaca helleri, found nowhere else in the reserve.
Peru Amazon Tours 3 days / 2 nights
Quick Itinerary of the Peru Amazon Tours :
Travel Cloud Forest Pilcopata Lodge to Manu Peruvian .
- Manu Transfer by bus from hotel in Cusco
Travel by car from Cusco to Pilcopata – 185 km
Visit Ninamarka (3,700 m.a.s.l.), Pucartambo (2,906 m.a.s.l.), and Acjanacu (3,490 m.a.s.l.),
Cloud Forest varies from 500 m to 4000 m above sea level
Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
Lunch and dinner
Pilcopata Town (700 m.s.n.m)
1 night with a comfortable shower and bathroom
Travel Atalaya Port to Rainforest Lodge – Manu Peruvian
- Breafast, lunch, and dinner
Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
Travel from Pilcopata to Port Atalaya – 45 Minutes
Boat trip from Port Atalaya to our Rainforest Lodge
Rubber boots included
- Drinking water provided
Walk in the Manu National Park Reserve
Explore Machuwasi Lake
Activity at night in our boat to see the caimans and birds
1 night at our lodge
Rainforest Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick Back to Atalaya Port and Cusco City
- Manu bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
5:00 am: wake up and visit the parrot clay lick
Breakfast and lunch
Departure from our lodge between 8:00 and 8:30 am
Boat back from our lodge to Port Atalaya
Private car for the group awaits us at Port Atalaya to return to the city of Cusco
Arrival in Cusco between 7:00 and 7:30 pm
End of service
Peru Amazon Tour 3 days:
Tour Day 1:
Peru Amazon Tour – Cusco Ninamarca Paucartambo – Cloud Forest – Pilcopata Lodge
We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our advente! First, we are taken by private transportation to aplace called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) from the Lupaca culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and a beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Later, we ascend to Acjanaco Pass (3,550 masl), considered to be an entrance to the Manu National Park, and then we get to the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl) to watch one of the best sunrises in the world! From there, we start descending to the edge of the Manu jungle, passing first an elfin forest and then a cloud forest where we can view a cock of the rock, hummingbirds, strikingly-colored quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatchers, and woolly monkeys. In terms of flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we will arrive at our lodge in Pilcopata (700 masl). We can refresh ourselves there with a shower and after that, we will be served dinner before we go to bed.
Tour Day 2:
Peru Amazon Tour Atalaya Port – Rainforest Lodge – Machuwasi Lake – Manu Park
After breakfast we will continue our journey in private transportation (an hour and a half) to Port Atalaya (500 masl). From there we will embark on our motorbike to continue our journey through the Madre de Dios River along the rocky banks to observe wilderlife such as birds, turtles, and lizards sunbathing on the beaches. Then we will arrive at our hostel where we will have accommodation in our respective rooms. We will explore the forest to observe a great diversity of species, such as tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some species of monkeys, and huge trees, exotic plants, palm trees, etc. After that, we will return to our hostel for lunch and then we will visit Machuwasi Lake, where we will explore on a typical catamaran to observe a great variety of birds, monkeys, reptiles, dwarf caimans and insects, groups of turtles and perhaps some rum punches (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris). After this unforgettable walk we will return to our lodge, eat dinner and pass the night in our hostel with bathrooms and showers available.
Tour Day 3:
Peru Amazon Tour – Rainforest Lodge to Parrot Clay Lick – Port Atalaya – Return to Cusco City
After breakfast, wewill board a motor boat and ride for 10 minutes to a clay-lick of parrots, budgerigars and aras (guacamayo), which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to have breakfast. Then we will re-board our boat to start our return trip. Our first stop is in Port Atalaya where our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive between 7 and 7:30 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES
Included in the Peru Amazon Tours 3 days / 2 nights:
- A professional naturalist tour guide;
- Motorboat transportation;
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- A professional cook,
- Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option availableupon request for no extra cost!)
- Accommodation: 2 nights in lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and antidote for snake bites;
- Life jacket;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Peru Amazon Tour 3 days / 2 nights:
- Flights and airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you to the Peru Amazon Tour 3 days / 2 nights:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport,
- Small backpack,
- Long-sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Long cotton socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes,
- Sandals or light shoes,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
- Binoculars (also available for rent),
- Camera and charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and camera,
- A hat as a protection against the sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Antibacterial gel,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- Bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.
Lodge Manu National Park
MANU RESERVE LODGE COCHA OTORONGO – JUNGLE TRIPS
OUR LODGE IN MANU CULTURE ZONE – MANU NATIONAL PARK
Confirmed departures of the Manu National Park – Tour jungle trips:
Manu Pilcopata Lodge in Jungle Trips
Peru Amazon Tours 3 days:
Peru Amazon Tour 3 days: The first thing visitors can see is the archeological site Chullpas de Ninamarca (pre-Incan tombs) still located in the Andean highlands. Later on, you will pass through a cloud forest, which is a warmer zone that appears as a thick veil of clouds located in the entrance of the Manu National Park. Then you will continue deeper into the jungle until you reach the lowlands of the Manu Cultural Zone. The park covers an area of 20,000 km2 of Peruvian Amazonia and is considered to be one of the best places of South America to see tropical wildlife!!! The Peru Amazon Tour shows you a huge variety of animals (almost 50%) that cannot be seen in any other place in the world!!!
Manu Rainforest Lodge in Jungle Trips
MANU NATIONAL PARK RESERVE CENTER .
The Manu Biosphere Reserve is one of the most pristine areas of wildlife the Amazon Peru, which is found in the Manu River in the park. No activities such as hunting or fishing are performed here. This Reserve is very strictly controlled and visitors are only allowed to visit with their tickets and the guides with their professional card s especially with its operator agency of the Manu National Reserve. During your entire time in the park, you will be accompanied by your guide, from your departure from the city of Cusco until your return to the city of Cusco. Tours to Manu National Park must be organized in advance in order to avoid any problems with your departure for the Manu tour.
LOCATION EXTENSION AND ZONES OF MANU NATIONAL PARK
Manu National Park is located in the southern part of Peru in the departments of Madre de Dios and Cusco Province. It occupies territories of the districts of Fitzcarralt of the province of Manu and district of Challabamba and Qosñipata of the province of Paucartambo. It comprises all the the Manu River basin and the left bank of the Madre de Dios River; the park lies 65% in the department of Madre de Dios and 35% in the department of Cusco.
THE MANU NATIONAL PARK HAS THREE ZONES
The Core or Natural Zone: This zone covers an area of 1,532,806 hectares and is the indigenous territory where the land is still used in traditional ways, without any restrictions for native groups, where tourists and any other foreign person may not enter without authorization from the headquarter of Manu National Park.
The Reserved Zone: This zone consists of an area of 257,000 hectares dedicated to tourism and to researchers with a rational treatment of resources.
The Transitional or Cultural Zone of Manu National Park: This zone covers an area of 91,394 hectares where the colonists and some indigenous communities of Machiguengas are found, forming a buffer zone in the core of the Manu National Park, where there are no restrictions on economic activities, as can be seen in our maps. The three areas that make up the Manu National Reserve contains 13 different ecological zones ranging in altitude from 200 m to 4,000 m, meaning that it has an incredible variety of flora and fauna.
Excursions to Manu National Park are expensive. However, it is sometimes possible to get discounts on official prices. If an agency has a fixed departure for a day or two and if it still has spaces, it may be willing to offer a lower price. Our departure dates are fixed for this 2017 (If you have a desired date for a tour to Manu, we need a deposit of 50 %, minimum of 2 people, maximum of 10 people. You can make your reservation with our company Manu Jungle Trips.)
*The international companies operate in the Manu Reserve with their own land and river transportation and have their own land and lodges that leave no income for the communities and indigenous peoples who for years and centuries have kept this reserve in their natural habitat. Today only some agencies try to work along with them giving income and generating work for the local population inside and outside the Manu National Park Reserve.
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