Manu Expedition 4days/3nights


Manu Expedition 4days/3nights


Manu Expedition 4days/3nights


Day 1: Cusco  – Mazuco Expdtion.

A very long travel awaits us today, it means 11 hours! But no worries, we do stops in each interesting place on the way. 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: night walk in Manu Expedition

Day 2: Mazuco – Puerto Colorado to Maquisapayoq Lodge .

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 with private bathrooms in Manu Expedition

Optional: A night walk to spot some rainforest insect, frogs, snakes and others.

Day  3: Maquisapayoq Blanquillo  Macaw Clay lick  and Tapir – Camungo Lake .

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 inManu Expedition

Please note: You can also spend the night in a lodge close to the river (in twin rooms), if you prefer.

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 Manu 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!!




Included in the Manu  Expedition :

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
  • Motorboat transportation.
  • Private vehicle land transportation.
  • 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
  • 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 Manu Expedition :

  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Manu Expedition

  • 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),
  • Swimsuit;
  • 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,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • 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.