Travel Amazon Peru 5 days Manu Park


Travel Amazon Peru 5 days Manu Park

Travel Amazon. On this trip one gets to explore the jungle to the deepest, walking on its trails with an exuberant flora and wild fauna that surrounds it. Birds, mammals, insects and some large animals that inhabit this Amazon. It is an incredible Amazon with biodiversities of creatures such as endemic and others that were not discovered by biologists.

During the walk one gets to wrap oneself with this magic that has no words, only one can feel how wonderful this natural forest is with many hidden kept.


Travel Amazon Peru 6D/5N Manu Park

Tours Day 1: 

Cusco Ninamarca to Pilcopata Lodge Manu Park

We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventure! First, we are taken by private transportation 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. Later, we ascend to Acjanaco Pass (3,550 masl) considered to be the entrance to Manu National Park.

Then we get to the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl). From there, we start descending to the edge of the Manu Jungle, passing first an elfin forest and then a cloud forest where we can view the cock of the rock (the 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, ferns, etc. Finally, we will arrive in Pilcopata (700 masl) where we will pass then night in Pilcopata Lodge.

We can refresh ourselves there with a shower and after that, we will be served dinner before we go to bed.

Optional activity: night walk in the Peruvian Amazon

Tour Day 2:

Pilcopa to Rainforest Lodge  to  Amazon Jungle Expeditions

After breakfast, we will continue our journey by private car (one and a half hours) towards Port Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we will board a motorized boat to navigate for about half an houron the Alto Madre de Dios River.

Along the rocky riverbanks, we will have a great opportunity to observe river wildlife, such as many birds, turtles, and sunbathing lizards.

In the afternoon, we will reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we will explore nearby paths where we can see a great diversity of species, such as tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, exotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we will return to our lodge to spend the night.

Optional: night walk in the Peruvian Amazon

Tour Day 3:

Parrot Clay Lick – Aguas Calientes  (Manu National Park) 

We will wake up very early today to board a motor boat and travel for 10 minutes to visit a clay-lick of parrots, budgerigars and macaws, which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to have breakfast.

Afterwards, we will go for a walk along jungle paths to observe the great diversity of flora & fauna, such as monkeys, birds, medicinal plants used by local people to heal various sicknesses, etc.

For lunch, we will go back to the lodge. Later we will have another excursion, this time to Aguas Calientes (hot springs located in Manu National Park). There, we will enjoy a hot bath, renewing our energy.

In the afternoon, we will return to our lodge.

Optional: night boat ride for a “caimaneada” (caiman watching)

Tour Day 4:

Aguas Calientes –  Machuwasi Lake  – Rainforest Lodge

Today, we will have another opportunity to go to the parrot clay-lick to view parrots, budgerigars and macaws eating clay, which is very important to their digestion. If we are lucky, we can also spot some big mammals like capybaras, tapirs, anteaters, monkeys, etc.

We will eat lunch back at the Rainforest Lodge. Afterwards, we will have a short break to enjoy a refreshing bath in a river or just relax in the lodge. In the afternoon, we will visit Machuwasi Lake to explore on a wood raft.

This is a perfect way to view a great diversity of local animal species, such as a prehistoric bird called hoatzin, caimans, capybaras, or Tocon monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe). Later on, we will return to our lodge to spend the night.

Optional: night walk in the Peruvian Amazon

Tour Day 5:

Rainforest Lodge to Port Atalaya to Cusco 

After breakfast, we will board our motorized boat to start our return trip. Our first stop will be in the Port Atalaya, where our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever and bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!




Included in the Amazon Peru :

  • A professional naturalist tour guide for the Peruvian Amazon;
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation for jungle trips;
  • Entrance fee to the hot springs (Aguas Calientes in Manu National Park);
  • 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 jungle lodges;
  • First aid kit;
  • Radio communications for jungle trips;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Amazon Peru :

  • Flights and airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccinations for jungle trips;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you on the Amazon Peru 5 days:

  • 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),
  • Swimsuit;
  • 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,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Antibacterial gel,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • Water bottle (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs .