¿WHAT WE EXPECT?
Amazing Trips Peru Trips Wildlife 8 days
During the journey, you will have the opportunity to observe a wide variety of animals, including birds, frogs, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and primates. You will also be able to admire a great diversity of insects, from the smallest to the largest. Additionally, you will be amazed by the presence of various medicinal plants and giant trees that have been living for over 600 years.
The Manu Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick is a place of great significance on the journey. It is a clay lick located next to the river, forming a cliff. Every morning at dawn, an impressive ceremony of macaws, parrots, and other bird species fluttering occurs.
During this ceremony, the birds fly around the clay lick in a fascinating natural spectacle. Subsequently, they initiate the “collpeo” process, which involves feeding on the clay found in the creek. This clay possesses mineral properties that are essential for the health and digestion of these birds.
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:
Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife 8 days
Day Trips 1: Cusco Cloudforest – Rainforest Lodge .
Leaving from Cusco very early in the morning in our comfortable bus to start the tour Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife . Ascending to the high mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the funeral towers or chullpas of Ninamarca. The bus then descents through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and
primitive ferns. Stopping to give you an opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruvian) mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and many more. With luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus).
In the afternoon we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets available. manu jungle trips
Day Trips 2: Amazonia Wildlife – Rainforest Lodge to Boca Manu trips .
After an early and delicious breakfast, The rest of the day is spent traveling on the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way you can see a variety of birds, like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa).
In the afternoon a short stop at the village of Boca Manu to have refreshing cold beverage. Later on the group arrives to a lodge near Boca Manu. Walks to explore some one of the trails in the area.
Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets available. Optional flight in. manu jungle
Day Trips 3:Explorer Wildlife to Boca Manu and Otorongo Lake to
Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife
The boat trip goes on and one will be able to understand why Manu is famous for its wildlife. On the river edges you will be able to observe groups of turtles, White caimans (Caiman cocodrylus),Capybaras (Hidrochaeris hydrochaeris) and maybe a Jaguar (Panthera onca) resting on a log and observing its territory. Arriving in Oxbow Lake called Otorongo, Here we have possibilities to see the giant otters from the Otorongo observation tower.
Later on, visiting the trails around the lake together with the guide to learn the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon we return to the Salvador Oxbow Lake to spend the Night at the Camping in Otorongo on covered platforms. Showers and toilets available. jungle trips manu
Day Trips 4: Peruvian Wildlife Visist to Lakes Otorongo /Salvador – Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife
Today the group visit another oxbow lake called Salvador lake, wich is half an hour boat trip from Otorongo lake. Here paddling silent on a catamaran, you have again possibilities to observe a family of giant otters fishing and playing, black caimans and many different rare birds like the Hoatzins (Opisthcomuns hoatzing).
Here in Manu the animals have never suffered hunting pressure from man. In the afternoon we return to our campsite in Otorongo Oxbow Lake on covered platforms. Showers and toilets available.
Day Trips 5 :
Explorer Wildlife Peru to Lake Otorongo and Trekking Jungle .
The call of the Red Howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) will wake us up. After a delicious breakfast we unfortunately need to start our return on Manu river, the group might see many different animals, they did not find on the way. In the afternoon the group arrives to the Lodge Boca Manu.
Walks in the afternoon and a night walk to spot caimans in the lake. Night in lodge. Showers and toilets available. rainforest manu jungle trips
Day Trips 6: Peru Amazon Jungle – Blanquillo Rainforest to Macaw Clay Lick .
After the breakfast we continues by boat along the river alto Madre de Dios on the way we can see many kinds of birds ,small Comunity ,then we arrive to lodge Blanquillo.In the Afternoon we have a walk in the trails.
Night Trips jungle rainforest
Day Trips 7:
Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick to Laberinto /City Puerto Maldonado .
Very early in the morning the group visit the Famous Macaw clay lick. From a floating hide you can observe how dozen or even hundred of parrots, the brilliant and color full macaws start to arrive, squeaking loudly and illuminating trees with their bright colors.
After we continue the trip by boat to Colorado, Laberinto, along the way we observe the biodiversity in nature. This route gives us a clear view on the principal activities from Madre de Dios people as gold mining, chestnut harvest, felling trees in the afternoon the group arrive to Puerto Maldonado .
Night in Hostal.
Day Trips 8 :
Puerto Maldonado City /Back Cusco or Lima Flight
This day in the morning we have two options we can have the free morning to know the Puerto Maldonado city, or we can go to visit the observation tower where we will see wood works (CARVED), that explain about the activities of these people, after we transfer to the airport and take the flight back to Cusco approximately at 11:00 am.
It should be noted that exact details and specific activities may vary depending on the tour provider and local conditions. It is advisable to check with the travel agency or tour operator for detailed information on each day of the tour.
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You will also take walks along the trails of primary and pristine forests, where you can appreciate the lush nature
surrounding you. Additionally, you will visit the macaw clay lick, a place where hundreds of birds gather, and you
can witness the diversity of wildlife and flora in all its splendor. This tour offers you a comprehensive experience
in the Amazon, where you can immerse yourself in nature, discover different species, and enjoy exciting activities
in the midst of a stunning environment.
This tour is a complete experience that will take you deep into the heart of the Amazon and allow you to explore
different types of forests. The journey begins at an altitude of 3,900 meters and descends to 200 meters above sea
level. Each day, you will discover different species and climates that inhabit this region.
Manu Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick is a living testament to the beauty and importance of wildlife in the Amazon. It
is a place that reinforces the need to conserve and protect these unique ecosystems, where species have their
particular rituals and behaviors.
WHAT TOUR SERVICES:
included in the Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife
“Included in the Package:
- Professional Naturalist Guide
- Outboard Motor Boat Transportation
- Ground Transportation in a Private Vehicle for Jungle Travel
- Entry to Manu National Park Reserve
- Professional Chef
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 7 Dinners, and Potable Water (Note: Vegetarian
- option available upon request at no extra cost)
- 7 Nights in the Lodge
- First Aid Kit
- Radiocommunications for Jungle Travel
- Rubber Boots”
Not included in the Peru Trips Amazon Wildlife
Essentials for Your 8-Day Peru Amazon Wildlife Adventure:
- Flights and Airport Departure Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Jungle Travel Vaccinations
- First-Day Breakfast and Last-Day Dinner
Packing List for the 8-Day Trip:
- Mosquito Repellent (DEET 35 Recommended as a Minimum!)
- Original Passport for Jungle Travel
- Small Backpack
- Long-Sleeved Cotton Shirts (Preferably in Green)
- Long Cotton Pants
- Long Cotton Socks (to tuck into your pants)
- Comfortable Walking Shoes
- Sandals or Lightweight Footwear
- Rain Gear (e.g., Rain Poncho)
- Binoculars (also available for rent)
- Camera and Charger
- Plastic Bags for Clothing and Camera
- Hat for Sun and/or Rain Protection
- Small Towel
- Toilet Paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Flashlight (with Spare Bulb and Batteries)
- Water Bottle (at least 1 liter)
- Pocket Money (soles) for purchasing beverages and souvenirs.”
About Us Lodge in Manu Biosphere Reserve Zone
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Exploring the Wonders of Manu National Park: A Comprehensive Guide
Are you eager to embark on a jungle adventure in Peru but unsure about the ideal destination? Look no further than Manu National Park, a biodiverse haven nestled in the southeast of Peru. To provide you with essential information, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to enhance your understanding and help you plan an unforgettable journey.
1. Where is Manu National Park located?
Situated in the provinces of Paucartambo in Cusco and Manu in Madre de Dios, Manu National Park spans an impressive 1,717,295.22 hectares. This expansive natural reserve promises an immersive experience in the heart of the Peruvian jungle.
2. How to get to Manu National Park?
Accessing Manu is an adventure in itself. Located 130 kilometers from Cusco city, the journey involves a road trip that serves as a gateway to the park. Alternatively, you can reach Puerto Maldonado by land from Cusco or by air through Lima, followed by a boat ride along the Mother River of God to reach the Manu Reserve.
3. When is the best time to visit Manu National Park?
For an optimal jungle experience, plan your visit between April and November, which marks the dry season. The rainy season from February to March can make road access challenging and flood forest paths.
4. Understanding the Zones: Cultural, Reserved, and Intangible
Manu National Park is divided into the cultural zone (buffer zone) and the reserved zone (core zone), both open for tourism. The intangible zone is exclusively reserved for scientific studies with special permits, offering a unique perspective for researchers.
5. Physical Fitness Requirements
While not mandatory, a reasonable level of fitness is beneficial to fully enjoy the park’s offerings. Expect to walk several kilometers along enchanting paths, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Manu.
6. Vaccination Considerations
Although there are no reported cases of yellow fever, malaria, and malaria in Manu National Park, consulting with your doctor, especially for longer stays in tropical regions, is advisable.
7. Manu National Park vs Tambopata: Cost, Duration, and Wildlife
Cost Comparison: Manu, being a larger national park, tends to be more expensive, with a budget ranging from $380 to $450 for a 4-day trip, while Tambopata requires around $300.
Trip Duration: Due to its remote location, trips to Manu are generally a minimum of 4 days, with the possibility of extended 15-day adventures. Tambopata, being more accessible, usually offers 3 to 4-day trips.
Group Sizes: Manu excursions favor small groups (4 to 10 people), fostering a personalized experience. Tambopata attracts regular groups of 2 to 12 visitors.
Wildlife Viewing: Both regions boast incredible biodiversity, but experts often lean towards Manu for its remoteness, increased biodiversity, and varied microclimates.
In conclusion, choosing between Manu National Park and Tambopata depends on your preferences. If you seek an affordable adventure, Tambopata might be the ideal choice. For those willing to invest more time and money for an extended jungle experience, Manu awaits with its unique offerings. Ultimately, both destinations stand among the world’s best, ensuring an awe-inspiring encounter with the Amazon Jungle.