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Amazon Nature – Wildife Peru
Manu Nature Tour itinerary. It provides an adventure experience in the Peruvian jungle, with the opportunity to observe a variety of flora and fauna, as well as visit native communities and enjoy activities such as hiking and river navigation.
Tour Day 1: Cusco City – Cloud Forest / Paradise Lodge Inn.
- Early morning departure from Cusco.
- First stop in Ninamarca to observe the “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca culture.
- Continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and a beautiful church.
- Ascent to the Tres Cruces viewpoint (3,900 masl) to observe a beautiful view of the Nature Basin.
- Descend into the Manu National Park, home to the Rooster of the Rock (Peru’s national bird), hummingbirds, brightly colored quetzals, trogons, speckled flycatchers, and woolly monkeys.
- Chance to spot the only bear species in South America, the Spectacled Bear.
- Arrival in the town of Pilcopata (700 masl) in the afternoon, where you will spend the night in a jungle lodge.
Tour Day 2: Manu Nature – Rainforest Jungle Lodge – Manu Nature.
- Early breakfast and continuation of the trip in private transportation to Puerto Atalaya.
- Board a boat and navigate the Alto Madre de Dios River.
Possibility of observing different species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles and 13 species of monkeys.
- Stop at the Hot Springs.
- Visit to the native community of Diamante.
- Arrival at the Rainforest Jungle Lodge in the afternoon.
- Optional: night walk through the jungle.
Tour Day 3: Blanquillo – Machiguenga House.
- Early visit to a parrot lick to observe them.
- Return to the lodge for breakfast.
- Navigation on the Manu River to observe different species such as turtles, white caimans, capybaras and jaguars.
- Arrival at Machiguenga Lodge in the afternoon.
- Visit to Oxbow Lake in Otorongo to observe the giant otters.
- Optional: night walk in the jungle.
Tour Day 4: Machiguenga House – Cocha Salvador – Cocha Otorongo – Manu Nature.
- Visit to Cocha Salvador, where you can observe giant otters and different species of birds.
- Walks through the jungle in search of monkeys and other mammals.
- Return to the Lodge in Otorongo.
- Optional: night walk in the jungle.
Tour Day 5: Machiguenga House – Rainforest Peru.
- Return by the Manu River, with the possibility of spotting turtles, white caimans, capybaras and jaguars.
- Arrival at the lodge and exploration of the jungle through the trails.
- Night activity after dinner.
- Return to the lodge to rest.
Tour Day 6: Return to Puerto Atalaya – Cusco.
- Observation of a parrot “lick” near the lodge.
- Return to the lodge for breakfast.
- Boarding the boat and sailing back along the Madre de Dios River.
- Arrival at Puerto Atalaya and transfer back to the city of Cusco in a private vehicle.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Itinerary Manu Nature 6 Days
Tour Day 1: Cusco City – Cloud Forest / Paradise Lodge Inn .
We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventure! First . we are taken by private transportation During the tour Manu Nature we make the first stop to a place 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. Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl), to observe a beautiful view of the Nature Basin if the weather permits. From there, we start descending to National Park, home of the cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly-coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted
flycatchers, and woolly monkeys. In terms of flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, and ferns. If we
are lucky, we will find the only speices of bear in South America, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In
the afternoom, we will arrive in the village of Pilcopata (700 masl) ,where we will spend the night in our jungle lodge .
Tour Day 2: Manu Nature to Rainforest Jungle Lodge to Manu Nature .
After a hearty breakfast, we will continue our journey by private transportation to Port Atalaya. From there, we will board a boat and navigate along the Alto Madre de Dios River, providing us with ample opportunities to
observe different species such as herons, vultures, Kingfishers, turtles, and some 13 species of monkeys that live
,capybaras, deer, lazy bear, wild pig or tapir and with the opportunity to see the king of the jungle (jaguar) in rainforest nature!
Then, after a brief stop in Hot Springs, we will continue the trip and make a stop in the native community Diamante. In the afternoon, we will reach our next accommodation, Rainforest Jungle Lodge. Showers and baths
will be available for our comfort. As an optional activity, we can embark on a captivating night walk through the forest to witness the nocturnal creatures that come to life in Peru’s incredible wilderness.
Tour Day 3: Blanquillo to Casa Machiguenga .
Today we will get up very early to go visit ,to the parrot clay lick and then we return to our lodge to have breakfast ,we will board a motorized boat to travel by trip,
through to the Madre de Dios River to change for a navigation on, the Manu River offering us other incredible
view,s of a great variety of species that live in and around it, such as groups of turtles, white alligators, capybaras, jaguars Panthera onca)
,resting on a trunk and observing its territory. Arriving in the afternoon to our Lodge Machiguenga. Later our tour guide takes us to Otorongo Oxbow Lak,e where an observation tower is placed that allows us, to see the
giant otters that live there. During that time, the Guide teaches us functions and secrets of the jungle. After
that, we return night Lodge Machiguenga.Showers and toilets available night walk in the nature wildlife .
Optional: night walk in the forest manu nature.
Tour Day 4: Casa Machiguenga / Cocha Salvador / Cocha Otorongo – Manu Nature .
Today we will visit the group visits Cocha Salvador today, which is 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. Today, they explore walking in the virgin primary nature forest.
We visit the lake to paddle silently in a catamaran, that gives us the possibility observe a family of playful ,giant river otters, These, the world’s largest freshwater carnivores, remain
common only in the Reserve. Each animal consumes between 4 and 5 kilos of fish daily ,and often they can be seen eating large fish on logs at the lakeside. Observing as well as many rare bird species including, a
prehistoric bird called Shansho, Heron, Cormorants, Water Duck, Horned Screamer, Turtles, Taricaya, Black Alligators. The rest of the
day will be spent walking the trails in the area in search of some of the 13 species of Monkey , as Black Spider Mokey , Red Howler Monkey Night Monkey, Dusky Titi Monkey ,Saddleback Tamarin ,Brown Capuchin
Monkey ,and some mammals found here, Giant Anteater, South American Coati, Two Toed Sloth ,Deer a group of peccaries. found in the
forest here our guide will explain ,some of the basics of rainforest ecosystems ,and point out some of the
medicinal hight plants of the area used by local, indigenous groups. You can be sure that the animals here in the
wild Amazon have never suffered from hunting by people! In the afternoon, we return to our Lodge in Otorongo. . Showers and
toilets available in in Rainforest trips . Optional activity: night walk in the forest amazonia manu nature.
Tour Day 5: Casa Machiguenga / Rainforest Peru .
Today we will wake up again by the call of the red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), for our departure. Unfortunately, we must start our return by the Manu River which is so famous for its wildlife. During the trip we
will observe groups of turtles, white caimans (Caiman cocodrylus), capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and perhaps a Jaguar (Panthera Onca) resting on a log and observing its territory on the banks of the river. In the afternoon we
will arrive at our hostel where we will settle in our respective rooms. In the afternoon we will explore the primary
jungle through the trails, where we will observe different species that inhabit this natural area of the cultural manu.
After dinner, we will have a night activity, return to our hostel to rest available with showers, mosquito nets and bathrooms
Tour Day 6: Return & Atalaya Port to Cusco
On the last day of the tour, we will wake up early to witness the spectacle of the parrot collpa (clay lick), located
just a 20-minute boat ride from our lodge. This is an incredible opportunity to observe vibrant parrots gathering to consume the mineral-rich clay, an important part of their diet.
After this fascinating activity, we will return to our lodge for breakfast. Following our meal, we will pack our
belongings and board the boat once again to begin our journey back through the Madre de Dios River. As we
navigate upstream, we will enjoy the scenic views and reflect on the unforgettable experiences we had during the tour.
Our destination is the Atalaya port, where our private vehicle will be waiting to transport us back to the city of
Cusco. The approximate arrival time in Cusco is between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, concluding our Peru Amazon tour manu nature.
Wild Nature rainforest
The lush and misty cloud forest is perhaps the most fragile and threatened type of rainforest. This forest which
starts from 11,000 feet, and continue down to about 5,000 feet of elevation, cover the eastern slopes of the Andes, before yielding to the vast
lowland forest of the Amazon. This is a kingdom of moss, lichens, ferns, and orchids.
Manu Park is the perfect place because it is one of the most diverse regions on the planet: because it has the
biodiversity of natural habitats of many species, and with many cultural diversities.
Manu Nature That there is evidence for millions of years that a great great biological diversity was known to
exist in this Reserve of the – Manu.
As it is said, only a few corridor parts of this magical jungle were investigated or discovered by the studies carried
out in this area of the Peruvian jungle rainforest Peru
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
Included in the Nature Rainforest 6 days
- A professional naturalist tour guide;
- Motorboat transportation;
- Private vehicle land transportation;
- Entrance to the Reserved Zone ;
- A professional cook,
- Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option available 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 snake bites;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots.
Included in the Wild Nature 6 days
- 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 on the Nature Trips:
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport for the nature travel,
- Small backpack in the jungle nature,
- 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 in thekking nature ,
- Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
- Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
- Binoculars (also available for rent) take a nature jungle widllife,
- Camera and charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and camera,
- A hat as protection against the sun and/or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
- Water bottle (1 litre as a minimum),
- Pocket money (soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs, as well as to tip.
About Us Lodge Peru in Manu Biosphere Reserve Zone
Discover in Peru the lodges that are within the Manu National Park
Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
The Cloud forest Amazon:
extends approximately between 650 and 2000 metare above sea level. These areas are characterized by the marked domination of misty, low clouds over the forest nature -almostconstant and dense enough at times to impede visibility. All the while, these
mists moisten every surface, no matter how small. This phenomenon makes the cloud forest a privileged place for many epiphytes, among them many species of orchids in this nature area. The temperature, depending on the time of year, varies between 16°
and 25° C. Water collects in little cascades and streams, which empty into the Kosñipata River. Here, along the road at a place called “The Lookout,” is the end of the Unión Trail, whose exacting route can require up to two days. A few minutes below is San Pedro, where there are comfortable accommodations for visitors in the nature paradise. The zone between 650 and 2700 meters above sea level (lower montalne forest and cloud forest) is also called “highland rainforest nature the humid tropical forest, also called owland rainforest,” extends between 300 and 650 meters above sea level in Amazon Nature. This is the most extensive landscape within the territory of nature reserved. The mists have been left behind and the air feels warm and humid. During the day the mean emperature is 25° C-sometimes reaching 36° C between August and September-with a mean of 18° C at night. Here, over an almost flat Terrain, the Manu River snakes its way slowly along creating larget closed curves known as meanders.
These forests are known for their gigantic trees, occasionally reaching heights of 60 meters. Orchids grow on the highest branches and as such are extremely difficult to identify (though sometimes they can be observed at close range on branches that
have fallen in a storm). Towards the upper limit of this zone one finds the town of Pillcopata, the port of Atalaya and, a little further downstream, the community of Salvación. In the lower part of this zone, at the confluence of the nature and Upper
Madre de Dios Rivers, is the town of national park Continuing up the Manu River one finds the guard posts of Limonal and Pakitza.
GIANT RIVER OTTERS
The giant river otter has almost become the symbol of Peru’s wild- life. The once highly endangered species has been able to thrive Madre de Dios be-cause of the strict lawsprotecting it. They inhabit several of the oxbow lakes (parts of rivers that have
been isolated due to a change in the rivers’ course) in the area and live in groups of four to eight otters, though as many as 20 have been observed together. They are lively hunters and eat up to nine lbs of fish each day. From June to November, when the young are born, they
are more difficult to spot. If you see one or a group of them, at any time of the year, consider yourself lucky.