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DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Amazon Fields Bird – Clay Lick 6days/5nights
Cusco City to Ninamarca Pilcopata Manu National Park .
We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip! First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture.
Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world!
From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc.
Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where we overnight in in our Lodge after enjoying dinner then rest .
Day 2 :
Atalaya Port to Rainforest Lodge Manu National Park .
After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l).
There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about half an hour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riversides, we have a great opportunity to observe the river wildlife like herons, vultures, cormorants and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu!
In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we go to explore nearby paths where we can see a big diversity of species, for example, tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, erotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we return to our lodge
Optional: A night walk Free in jungle trips.
Manu Rainforest Lodge to Maquisapayoq Macaw Caly Lick Blanquillo .
Today, a long journey expects us navigating for 8 hours the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way, we have an opportunity to observe diverse species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles or monkeys.
Later on, we reach the Manu Reserved Zone. In the afternoon, we pass through the area of Boca Manu where the Alto Madre de Dios River flows into the Madre de Dios River! Our next lodge – Maquisapayoq is situated only an hour far away from there.
This place is a habitat of a red-faced spider monkey. We have a shower and dinner there and before we get to sleep, we experience an evening walk to a nearby tapir clay-lick observing tapirs from an opposite hidden platform placed just 3 metres far away from the clay-lick in Amazon .
Day 4 :
Maquisapayoq to Cocha Blanco Lake and Blanquillo Manu .
After breakfast, we explore nearby paths. Afterwards, we board our boat to navigate down the river for half an hour until we reach Blanquillo Lodge, a place of a big concentration of macaws!
We accommodate ourselves and have lunch there. Later, we visit the Cocha Blanco (Blanco Lake) where we observe a giant river otter family fishing. If we are lucky, we can spot a big variety of birds playing, for example, a prehistoric bird called hoatzin.
In the afternoon, we return to the lodge where our Cook serves us dinner. After that, we are given an opportunity to go in search of caimans which are usually active at night waiting for their victims.
Then we get back to the lodge to overnight in the Amazon .
Day 5 :
Blanquillo Manu National Park to Rainforest Lodge Manu .
Very early before breakfast, we go to the famous and splendid parrot’s clay-lick of Blanquillo to watch big flocks of macaws (Ara Chloroptera), parrots and parakeets!!
They come there to eat clay that helps them to digest and clean body from toxins! Then we return to the lodge to have breakfast to later board our motorboat and navigate up the Alto Madre de Dios River for several hours.
On the way, we shortly stop in Aguas Calientes (close to Shintuya) to enjoy a refreshing bath in nearby thermal baths! Then we continue navigating until we get to our already know – Rainforest Lodge. There we can have shower and after dinner we go night walk in the Amazon
Day 6 :
Rainforest Lodge to Atalaya Port Cusco City .
Another parrot observation expects us today, so we board our boat before breakfast to go to see a 10 minute far away parrot clay-lick!
After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we board the motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port.
Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately 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
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
Included in the Amazon Field Macaw Clay Lick :
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation:
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- Entrance fees to Macaw Clay Lick Manu Blanquillo .
- A professional Cook,
- Meals: 5 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 5 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 5 Nights in our lodges.
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communication;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick:
- Any flight nor 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 Amazon Peru Macaw Clay Lick 6 days:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!) .
- Original passport .
- Small backpack .
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured) .
- Long cotton trousers.
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers).
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Sandals or light shoes.
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho).
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only).
- Binoculars (we also rent it).
- Camera and its charger.
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera.
- A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages .
6 days y 5 Night
Places to visit:
02 Min - 10 Max
Birds Peru , Amazon Birding , Bird Waching, Nature, Rainforest, wildlife , ecological
Tour Physical Level: