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Upon arrival in Cusco, assistance at the airport, transfer to hotel, accommodation, rest of the morning. In the afternoon, 13.40 Hrs. We begin our tour visiting Cusco Cathedral, the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun where we can appreciate the fine work that the Incas performed on the stone; then, continuing the tour we will go to Sacsayhuaman fortress with strategic location that offers an unparalleled view of the city. Also appreciate Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.



Pick you up at 5: 45 am. from their hotels in Cusco, and head to the train station to travel to Machu Picchu, from where we will go watching picturesque landscapes, until the Km. 104 where we started our hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. From the Inca archaeological group of “Chachabamba” (2250 m) we went in about two hours into the fascinating Inca archaeological site of “Wiñaywayna” (2650 masl) where we enjoyed a pick nick. In the afternoon we follow the semi-tropical forest to the “Intipunku” (Sun Gate) where we can enjoy the first panoramic view of the majestic “Machu Picchu”. From here we descend to the village of Aguas Calientes “town of Machu Picchu” where you can optionally visit the thermal baths and spend the night comfortably in a hotel in Aguas Calientes.



After breakfast we went to the hot springs hotel “Machu Picchu village”, take the first bus to Machu Picchu tours to enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu is a magical place; enjoy a guided 2 hour approximate the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, after the explanation of our guide, we will have the day free to explore the surrounding Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu. You can climb Huayna Picchu mountain, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Inca city of Machu Picchu, green valleys and mountains that surround it, or can visit the Temple of the Moon or the fabulous Bridge Inca of Machu Picchu tours. In the afternoon bus down to Aguas Calientes “town of Machu Picchu” from where we return to Cusco traveling by train. Transfer to Hotel in Cusco.


Note. There are a limited number of permits for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (only 200 spaces per day, except in February when the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is closed for maintenance) and you must book well in advance. For high season (May to October) must contact us info@manujungletrips.com at least 6-4 months in advance. Permits are issued according to the remaining availability. From (November to April) 4-2 months in advance.


Travel Cusco – Pilcopata – Tikari Lodge – Rainforest to Manu Center

We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip! First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Later, we ascend to Acjanaco Pass (3,550 masl) considered as an entrance to the Manu National Park and then we get to the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl) to watch one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the edge of the Manu jungle passing first an elfin forest and there a cloud forest where we can view a cock of the rock, hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where our first accommodation – Tikari Lodge is placed. We can refresh ourselves there having a shower and after that, we are served dinner, before we get to bed.


Travel Tikari Lodge – Atalaya – Rainforest Lodge – Manu Center

After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about half an hour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riversides, we have a great opportunity to observe the river wildlife like many birds, turtles or sunbathing lizards. In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we go to explore nearby paths where we can see a big diversity of species, for example, tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, erotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we return to our lodge to overnight.
Optional: A night walk in manu Center.


Travel Rainforest Lodge – Machuwasi Lake – Manu Center

We wake up very early today after having nice dreams to explore a deeper part of the Peruvian jungle getting to know its particular flora and fauna! This special place offers you an opportunity to view its endemic species hidden in the deep Manu as well as medicinal plants used by local native people to heal various sicknesses!! If we are lucky, we can also spot big animals such as a jaguar, a puma, wild boars, capybaras, anteaters, etc. After that, we get back to our lodge for lunch. Then, we have a short break to enjoy a refreshing bath in a river or just relax in the lodge. In the afternoon, we go to visit Machuwasi Lake to check out a sail in “remos” (hollowed tree trunks used by natives of the area). This is a perfect way on how to watch a big diversity of local animal species such as a prehistoric bird called hoatzin, some caimans, capybaras or monkeys Tocon (Callicebus oenanthe). Later on, we return to the lodge to spend the night.
Optional: A night walk in manu Center.


Travel Manu Center – Rainforest Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick – Atalaya – Tour Cusco

After breakfast, we board a motor boat taking us to a 10 minute far away clay-lick of parrots, budgerigars and aras (guacamayo) which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we return to the lodge to have breakfast. Then we re-board our boat to start returning. Our first stop is in the Atalaya Port where our private vehicle awaits us to take us back to Cusco arriving there between 7 and 7:30 pm.

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



Included in the Manu Center:

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide.
  • Motorboat transportation.
  • Private vehicle land transportation.
  • A professional Cook.
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in jungle lodges;
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Life jackets;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.

Included in the tour Machu Picchu:

  • Transfer Hotel – Train station – Hotel – Cusco – Machu Picchu.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hot Springs “machupichu people” (01 hours).
  • Food: 01 breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner on your journey to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Professional for the trip to Machu Picchu Inca Trail Guide.
  • Expedition Service roundtrip train from Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco.
  • Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.

Not included in Manu Center:

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

Not included in the tour Machu Picchu:

  • Food not mentioned in travel
  • Extra services as Tips for trips
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes “town of Machu Picchu”

What to take with you to the  Manu Center:

  • 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 for jungle trips,
  • 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 for jungle trips,
  • 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.