¿WHAT WE EXPECT?
Tour Amazon Expedition Wildlife
This expedition takes you to the southern jungle of Peru, offering both private and group options. It is located in the Madre de Dios Department, in the city of Puerto Maldonado, and will lead you to explore the reserve on foot.
The altitude ranges from 139 to 400 meters above sea level and is ideal to visit year-round. Departures are daily, with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 10. Specific information about the price and physical demand is not provided, so it is recommended to consult with the expedition provider for more details.
- Length: 4 Days/3 Night
- Type of service: Private or Group
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Puerto Maldonado, Reserve walking.
- Activities inthe expedition :
- Altitude : 139 – 400 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to Visit to jungle : All Year
- Departure in the trips expedition: Every day
- Minimum of participants wildlife expedition: 2
- Maximum of participants: 10
- Price per person:
- Departure in tour expedition : Daily
- Physical Demand :
National Park Amazon Peru
- National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State
- Creation May : 29, 1973
- Extension :1716 295 .22 Hectares
- Location : Regions of Cusco and Madre de Dios
Core area of the Biosphere Reserve.
- 1025 : species of Birds in the Rainforest Expedition
- 221 : Species of Mammals in wild expedition.
- 1307 : Butterfly Species .
- 8 : Species Felines .
- 15 : Primate Species in jungle expedition .
- 27 : Species of Psittacines .
- 155 :Reptile Species in the tropical expedition.
- 300 : Species of Ants .
- 650 :Species of Beetles.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Itinerary Manu Amazon Expeditions 4 days
Day 1: Cusco – Mazuco Expedtion.
A very long travel awaits us today, it means 11 hours! But no worries, we do stops in each interesting place on the way During the tour Manu amazon Expeditions we make the first stop .
First, we ascend by our private vehicle to the highest point of the tour – Pituhuaylla Pass at 4,750 m.a.s.l. to
later continue via other high points of a savannah and a tropical rainforest. Then, we start descending through a
cloud forest with its lush vegetation (e.g. ferns, bromeliads and orchids) to lowlands of the rainforest around
Inambari River. In the afternoon, we reach the village of Mazuco (500 m.a.s.l.), also known as a gold mine. We pass the night there in a private twin room of a local hostel.
Optional: This nocturnal activity to observe the diversity of species that developed for many years, in the Amazon Expeditions tour we will have many opportunities to see.
Day 2: Mazuco – Puerto Colorado to Manu Amazon Expeditions Maquisapayoq .
After breakfast, we continue to a nearby port to sail across the Inambari River on boat (10 minutes) and
afterwards, we get on again our private vehicle and continue riding for about an hour until we reach the main port
at Puerto Colorado. Our motorboat awaits us there to sail up the Madre de Dios River for about 4 hours to take us to the Maquisapayoq Lodge, a place of a red-faced spider monkey habitat. On the route, we are given opportunity
to see the wildlife of its rocky shores, for example, 13 monkey species, herons, purple magpies, vultures, caimans
and crocodiles. In the afternoon, we reach the lodge and accommodate ourselves in private twin rooms in the tour expedition .
Optional: A night walk to spot some rainforest expedition insect, frogs, snakes and others.
Where we observe many diversities of species in this natural area called amazon rainforest
Day 3: Maquisapayoq Blanquillo Macaw Clay lick and Tapir – Camungo Lake -Manu Amazon Expeditions .
Very early in the morning, we set out to the famous and splendid macaw’s clay-lick of Blanquillo to watch big flocks of macaws (Ara Chloroptera),
parrots and parakeets coming to eat clay helping them to digest and clean
body from toxins!! Then, we explore routes around the clay-lick spotting more animal species such as monkeys,
birds, frogs, spiders, ants, butterflies and much more. We return for lunch to our lodge. Another excursion awaits
us afterwards, this time to the Camungo Lake where we board a boat to observe its typical inhabitants – giant river otters and a variety of birds! Then, we continue to a nearby 42 meter high observation tower, a suitable place to
watch birds and take photos of lovely Amazonian scenery! Later on, we get back to the boat and sail for one hour
to reach our lodge where we get ready for our night adventure! It means, we walk for one and half an hour
through the rainforest with direction to a tapir clay-lick! There, we spend the night observing tapirs and other
mammals from an opposite hidden platform (with cushions and mosquito´s nets) placed just 3 metres far away
from the clay-lick in in the jungle Expedition Please note: You can also spend the night in a lodge close to the river (in twin rooms), if you prefer.
Included in the Amazon Expedition tour, to observe different species.
Day 4: Rainforest Clay Lick to Maquisapayoq -Cusco .
Today is a returning day so we wake up very early again and after breakfast, we start from Expedition packing. Then, we board our motorboat and sail down the Madre de Dios River until we get back to the port of
Puerto Colorado. There, we change for our land vehicle expecting us there and taking us back to the port of Inambari River, which we pass again on a boat. Afterwards, we continue on road until we get to Cusco at around 6:30 – 7 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you! in the tour amazon expedition .
NOTE- Amazon Peruvian Rainforest
Amazon .Here is an opportunity to visit one of the wildest and most pristine rainforests on the planet, a region where all the top predators are still present from jaguars and Harpy Eagles to the smallestPrey species in Rainforest .
The four-day tour of Manu Amazon Expeditions
is one of the most preferred options for exploring the Manu jungle in Peru. It offers a comprehensive Amazon experience without sacrificing too much time.
Manu National Park spans an impressive 1,532,806 hectares, making it the largest part of the Amazon Rainforest and the most extensive in South America. It ranges in elevation from 150 meters above sea level to 4,200 meters.
In an effort to make tourism more effective and preserve the rainforest’s flora and fauna, authorities have divided
the Manu jungle into three zones: the Reserved Zone, the Core Zone, and the Cultural Zone.
The Manu Rainforest Tours take you to the cultural and reserved zone, while the core zone is dedicated to researchers.
Manu is also the most visited destination in the Peruvian Amazon, largely due to its proximity to Cusco, allowing travelers to embark on a 7-hour journey after visiting the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, or the Sacred Valley.
During our four-day tour with Manu Amazon Expeditions, you’ll be introduced to the life of the native
community living in this region. Accompanied by our English-speaking local tour guide, you’ll also have the
opportunity to observe and learn about various species of birds, animals, and plants.
We are a fully local tour operator, and our guides are locals with years of experience leading tours in Manu
Amazon Expeditions. Being guided by someone born and raised in the region allows you to relax and fully enjoy the wildlife.
Join us on this five-day tour from Cusco for an authentic Amazon experience.
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
Included in the tour Expedition
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
- Motorboat transportation.
- Private vehicle land transportation by this jungle amazon.
- Entrance fee to the clay-licks.
- A professional Cook.
- Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 3 nights in lodges in the rainforest expedition
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Not included in the Tour Expedition :
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you to the Expedition
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport,
- Small backpack for the trips expedition,
- Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
- Long cotton trousers,
- Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
- Comfortable walking shoes by this rainforest expedition,
- Sandals or light shoes by this trips expedition,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho) rain season jungle expedition,
- 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 in the wildlife expedition,
- 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 and souvenirs as well as to tip.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Wildlife Expedition – Systems and Ecological Levels:
Approximately 20 million years ago the Andes Mountains began to rise, and orographic uplift has continued without ceasing up to the present day.
Today the Andes chain is still one of the most active geological areas on the planet. The chains of mountains stretch from southern most Patagonia, north through to Mexico
they add to the climate and, thus, the biotic diversity of the Neo tropics. Expedition in jungle trips. The geologically youthful Andes are located in western South and Central America.
They are hosts for different altitudinal ecosystems and they also act as barriers isolating populations. The north-south orientation of the Andes results in some of the
most arid deserts in the western hemisphere being located in coastal Peru and Chile. The Andes Mountains can be seen as a gigantic wall that prevents the moisture laden
air that accumulates in the Amazon Basin from reaching the Peruvian and Chilean coasts.
Clouds are forced up by the tall mountains and the moisture in them condenses to snow, or rain at mid to low elevation. On the eastern slope of the Andes rain falls heavily.
This creates conditions capable of supporting extremely Lush Mountain and lowland rainforest. One of the major sources of water for the Amazon Basin is snow melt from the Andes.
In essence, the Andes maintain the system of precipitation recycling within the Amazon Basin. The Amazon Basin has a shape like an immense horseshoe, with the
ancient Guiana Shield bordering to the northThe Brazilian Shield to the south, and the Andes to the west. This topography means that all the water existing in the system is
to the east, at the huge mouth of the Amazon. This loss is replaced by the input of rain and melting snow draining from the high Andes. Thus the Amazon Basin is kept in a state of hydrographic equilibriumin Expedition
The air that eventually passes over the tall mountains to the other side is fundamentally depleted of its moisture, causing the occurrence of dry deserts on the western side.
This “rain shadow effect” means that ecosystems with the same elevation may be dramatically different from one side of a mountain to the other. Maquisapayoj
Rainforest Clay Lick 4 days: Mammals clay lick, this Clay Lick is a special place where attending various mammals like Tapir, Peccary and Deer account front with a
observation platform ideal for visitors wishing to share a unique experience of seeing these animals in their nocturnal activities in manu expedition. We visit a special site of
the National Park – a private reserve of Maquisapayoq and Blanquillo, situated in the southern part of the park! We discover there some paths going through this virgin part
of the jungle! To get there, we use the newly paved Interoceanic Highway for the most of the travel followed by a much shorter travel on the Madre de Dios River by motorboat.
Blanquillo offers perfect conditions to observe river otters in a nearby lake and macaws, parrots and parakeets in one of the best clay-licks of Maquisapayoq is an exceptional
clay-lick serving to tapirs and other animals to eat clay! There is also a special roofed platform with mosquito´s nets where visitors can overnight while watching tapirs arriving to eat at nights!
EXPEDITION CLOUD FOREST FOOTHILLS AND RAINFOREST
Here is an opportunity to visit one of the wildest and most pristine rainforests on the planet, a region where all the top predators are still present from jaguars and Harpy Eagles to the smallestPrey species in Rainforest expeition.
The huge biosphere reserve, encompassing over four and a half million acres, preserves an entire ecosystem. Not a single element is missing or removed, and it . Is a
land where humans still coexist in a harmonious state with the natural environment. This can be said of relatively few other places on earth. It is widely acknowledged that
the park hosts the most diverse flora and fauna of any park in the world and the region is home to three tribes of Indians live there who live all or partly within the
present park boundaries. Two of these tribes, expedition in fact, have little or no contact with the outside world. The boundaries of National Park and the
biosphere reserve that surrounds it embrace an unbroken rainforest stretching from the western Amazonian IN lowlands to the puna above tree line. This area is home to more than 1,000 species of birds.
Tour participants will be treated to a broad spectrum of forest habitats and will have the opportunity to stay at three different locations, covering virtually all elevations.
The locations are near or within the biosphere reserve surrounding the park. The localities include a cloud forest at about 5,000 feet elevation, a foothill location (an old tea plantation),
and a lowland rainforest in expedition site along the Madre de Dios River. A great variety of birds and mammals are possible on this trip, including some species
that are rare or not well known, such as the Orinoco Goose, Blue-headed Macaw, Scarlet-hooded Barbet, Bamboo Antshrike, , Rufous-fronted Antthrush,
and White-cheeked and Blackbacked tody-lycatchers. There also are many spectacular species: Razor-billed Curassow, Sunbittern, Horned Screamer,
five or six species of macaws, Curl-crested Araçari, and Band-tailed Manakin. Mammals are difficult to observe in forest habitats, but because of the wildness of the
expedition region, we will have unparalleled opportunities to see from eight or more species of monkeys, including the incomparable Emperor Tamarin.
Other possible primates include Woolly Monkey (in the cloud forest), Black Spider Monkey, Squirrel Monkey, Dusky Titi Monkey, Red Howler Monkey,Saddle-backed Tamarin,
Night Monkey, and both Brown-and White-fronted capuchin monkeys. There is a good chance that tour participants will see Giant Otters, as well as capybaras.
And, while at the expedition, we may have the opportunity to see a tapir if one comes in to a salt lick at night.
This is also one of the best places in the world to see a jaguar, although they occur in low density and are only infrequently seen. We have seen jaguars on a number of our trips to amazon peruvian.