¿WHAT WE EXPECT?
Manu Reserved Zone Tours 5 days
The tour to the Manu Reserved Zone is the perfect place to observe wildlife and enjoy an unforgettable experience. In this incredible corner of the Amazon jungle, you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of species up close, such as exotic birds, playful monkeys, giant otters and other fascinating animals. In addition, you will be able to explore the jungle trails, navigate the rivers and lakes, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Undoubtedly, the Manu will give you unforgettable moments and will allow you to connect with nature in its purest state.
Amazon Manu Reserved Zone Tours
- Length: 5 Days /4 Nights
- Type of service: Private and Group .
- Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, National Park, Tours, Peruvian jungle .
- Activities:, Tours Flora & Fauna, Lake Salvador, Otorongo Lake, parrot clay-lick
- Altitude: 600 – 4,000 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit : March – December
- Departure: All Year
- Minimum of participants in the tours : 2
- Maximum of participants in the tours: 8
- Price per person: USD
- Tour Day 1: Cusco to Rainforest Lodge.
- Tour Day 2: Rainforest Lodge to Casa Matsiguenga.
- Tour Day 3: Casa Matsiguenga to Cocha Salvador/Cocha Otorongo.
- Tour Day 4: Manu Reserved Zone Tours to Casa Matsiguenga .
- Tour Day 5: Return to Cusco .
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Itinerary Manu Reserved Zone Tours 5 days
Tours Day 1: Cusco Ninamarca to Rainforest Lodge
We begin our adventure by leaving Cusco early in the morning. A private vehicle will transport us to the Manu Reserved Zone Tours. During the journey, our first stop is Ninamarca, where we can observe the pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca culture. Continuing our journey, we reach Paucartambo, a charming colonial
town with narrow streets and a beautiful church that still preserves its old customs. From there, we ascend to the Tres Cruces viewpoint (3,900 masl) for a breathtaking view of the Amazon basin, weather permitting. Descending from the viewpoint, we enter the Rainforest National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and flora, including
species like the Peruvian national bird, the cock of the rock, hummingbirds, quetzals, trogons, flycatchers, and woolly monkeys. We also have the opportunity to explore various orchids, mosses, and ferns. Finally, we arrive at Atalaya (500 masl), where we board a motorized boat to reach the rustic Rainforest Lodge. The lodge offers private bathrooms and hot showers. In the evening, after dinner, we embark on a thrilling night walk in the rainforest.
Tours Day 2: Rainforest lodge /Casa Matsiguenga –Manu Reserved Zone Tours
After breakfast, we board a motorized boat for a trip along the Madre de Dios River, followed by navigation on the Manu River. This leg of the journey provides incredible views of the diverse species living in and around the river, including turtles, white alligators, capybaras, and possibly jaguars resting on trunks and observing their territory. In the afternoon, we arrive at our Lodge Machiguenga. Later, our knowledgeable guide takes us to Otorongo Oxbow
Lake, where an observation tower allows us to see the giant otters that inhabit the area. During this time, the guide imparts valuable knowledge about the functions and secrets of the jungle. Afterward, we return to our lodge for the night, with showers and toilets available. A night walk in the jungle is also included.
Tours Day 3: Casa Matsiguenga / Cocha Salvador/Cocha Otorongo – Manu Reserved Zone Tours
On this day, we visit Cocha Salvador, a group of lakes located 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. We have the opportunity to explore the virgin primary forest by walking through it. Paddling silently in a catamaran on the lake, we observe a playful family of giant river otters, the world’s largest freshwater carnivores. These otters consume
between 4 and 5 kilos of fish daily and can often be seen eating large fish on logs near the lakeside. We also have the chance to spot rare bird species such as the prehistoric Shansho, herons, cormorants, water ducks, horned screamers, turtles, taricayas, and black alligators. The remainder of the day is dedicated to walking the trails in the area, in search of the 13 species of monkeys found here, including the black spider monkey, red howler monkey,
night monkey, dusky titi monkey, saddleback tamarin, and brown capuchin monkey, as well as other mammals like the giant anteater, South American coati, two-toed sloth, deer, and peccaries. Our guide will explain the basics of rainforest ecosystems and point out some of the medicinal plants used by local indigenous groups. In the afternoon, we return to our Lodge in Otorongo, where showers and toilets are available. Wildlife tours are also offered.
Tours Day 4:
Manu Reserved Zone Tours – to Casa Matsiguenga .
We wake up to the call of the red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) and reluctantly begin our return journey along the Manu River. Along the riverbanks, we have the opportunity to see groups of turtles, white alligators (Caiman
cocodrylus), capybaras (Hydrochaeris), and perhaps even a jaguar resting on a trunk and observing its territory. In the afternoon, in the afternoon we will arrive at the lodge, accommodation in their respective rooms, then we will explore the primary jungle to observe a diversities of species and medicinal plants and some large animals. tapir, deer, wild pig, monkeys, sloth bear, armadillos and many insects etc. After dinner, we participate in a night activity where we will observe toads, ants, tarantulas and some species of monkeys and animals. We will spend the night in our hostel with showers and toilets available.
Tours Day 5: Return Jungle Trips / Atalaya Port to Cusco
Today we will get up very early to board a motor boat and travel for 20 minutes down the river to visit the parrot and macaw clay lick, an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to have breakfast. Then we pack our things and take a boat back to the port of Atalaya. From there, a private vehicle awaits us that will take us back to the city of Cusco. We estimate to arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Orchids Rainforest Wildlife Peru
Many botanists estimate that the orchids are the most numerous group of flowering plants, with between 25,000 and 35,000 species. Even today, this great diversity makes study of the family Orchidaceae difficult. Nevertheless, researchers have already elucidated several interesting, even surprising, aspects of orchid ecology.
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
Included in the Tour wildlife
- A professional naturalist tour guide ;
- Motorboat transportation in the rainforest tour;
- Private vehicle land transportation for jungle ;
- Entrance fee to the Reserve Jungle Tours ;
- A professional cook,
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners. and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option available upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 4 nights in the lodges;
- First aid kit;
- Radio communications for jungle wildlife tours ;
- Rubber boots .
Not included in the in the Tour Peru
- Flights and airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Vaccinations for jungle trips;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you on the Jungle Tours :
- Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!),
- Original passport for jungle trips,
- 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),
- Binoculars (also available for rent),
- Camera and charger,
- Plastic bags to be used for clothes and camera,
- Hat as a protection against the sun and/or rain,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Antibacterial gel,
- 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 in Manu Biosphere Reserve Zone
Discover in Peru the lodges that are within the Manu National Park
Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Orchids Manu Cloud Forest
Avoiding hybridization between species is one of the most important aspects of flowering plant reproduction. Hybridization occurs when the pollen of one species
fertilizes the ovule of another. In order to avoid this, most plants unleash complicated rejection mechanisms such as genetic incompatibility or the production of chemical
compounds to disable unwanted pollen grains arriving at the stigma. In this way, plants assure the continuity of their own species without alterations.
Orchids have developed their own strategies to avoid hybridization between different species. The flower’s shape holds much importance in this arena. For example, the
presence of a spurn. hairs, or the size of the space through which an insect must pass
are each designed with such precision as to impede the passage of any insect that is
not the correct pollinator. So each pollinator is forced to visit only flowers of the same species, reducing the possibility of one species’ flowers receiving pollen from another
Flowers fragrances are also a very effective mechanism for avoiding pollination between species. A tiny difference in the dose of one or another chemical compound
can result in a fragrance irresistible to one insect and repulsive to another. Thus each orchid species can produce a distinct fragrance which appeals particularly to the
Pollinators are not always so specific: there also exist some insects which visit and pollinate flowers of various species of orchids at one time. The different orchid species
that share the same pollinator each make use of the form, position and length of their floral structures to deposit their respective pollen on different parts of the insect’s
body. So, as one species deposits pollen on the insect’s head, another may be designed to place pollen on the insect’s front legs. At the same time, each flower’s
structures are designed to retrieve the correct pollen from the pollinator is body this is how pollinization can occur so flawlessly
Manu Reserved Zone Tours .
Tour Manu Park. It is the paradise of wild flora and fauna with the greatest biodiversity on the planet where many endemic species were found and much to discover in this Peruvian Amazon. It is said that millions of years ago giant tortoises were found like trunks these remains that was one of the largest alligator species that ever existed, which came to have a length approximately 12 m.
It is said or believed that the formation of these fossil remains it is impossible in these jungles due to the humidity. this reserve is known worldwide for possessing the first fauna of many vertebrates of the Paleogene that was found in this Amazon basin (of at least 30 million years) ago to conserve .
and learn about the culture and customs of the region. It’s a journey that immerses you in the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Manu Reserved Zone.