Wild Trip – Manu Blanquillo .
Day 1 : Cusco Ninamarca Cloud forest to Pilcopata .
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. Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world!
From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), 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 we overnight in Lodge after enjoying dinner and shower.
Clay Lick Wild – Manu Blanquillo
Day 2 : Atalaya Port to Rainforest Lodge Manu Park .
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 herons, vultures, cormorants and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu! 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 the amazon Clay Lick Wild
Day 3:Manu Rainforest Lodge to Bocamanu -Maquisapayoq Lodge .
Today, a long journey expects us navigating for 8 hours the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way, we have an opportunity to observe diverse species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles or monkeys.
Later on, we reach the Manu Reserved Zone. In the afternoon, we pass through the area of Boca Manu where the Alto Madre de Dios River flows into the Madre de Dios River! Our next lodge – Maquisapayoq is situated only an hour far away from there.
This place is a habitat of a red-faced spider monkey. We have a shower and dinner there and before we get to sleep, we experience an evening walk to a nearby tapir clay-lick observing tapirs from an opposite hidden platform placed just 3 metres far away from the clay-lick!
Day 4 Macaw Caly Lick Maquisapayoq Lodge -Cocha Blanco Lake .
After breakfast, we explore nearby paths. Afterwards, we board our boat to navigate down the river for half an hour until we reach Blanquillo Lodge, a place of a big concentration of macaws We accommodate ourselves and have lunch there.
Later, we visit the Cocha Blanco (Blanco Lake) where we observe a giant river otter family fishing. If we are lucky, we can spot a big variety of birds playing, for example, a prehistoric bird called hoatzin. In the afternoon, we return to the lodge where our Cook serves us dinner.
After that, we are given an opportunity to go in search of caimans which are usually active at night waiting for their victims. Then we get back to the lodge to overnight Night walk in the Clay Lick Wild – Manu Blanquillo.
Day 5 : Manu Macaw Caly Lick Blanquillo to Camungo Lake .
We wake up very early to go to the famous and splendid parrot’s clay-lick of Blanquillo to watch big flocks of macaws (Ara Chloroptera), parrots and parakeets!!
They come there to eat clay that helps them to digest and clean body from toxins! After this activity, we continue towards the Camungo Lake where a 42 meter high observation tower is situated. We climb it to be able to enjoy a view of Amazonian landscapes. Later on, we explore paths around Blanquillo on our way back to the lodge.Optional: A night walk.
Day 6 : Manu to Boca Manu – Aguas Caliente – Albergue Rainforest .
We are served breakfast very early to be able to continue today´s very large travel so that we board our motorboat and navigate up the Alto Madre de Dios River.
On the way, we shortly stop in Aguas Calientes (close to Shintuya) to enjoy a refreshing bath in nearby thermal baths! Then we continue navigating until we get to our already know – Rainforest Lodge. There we can have shower and after dinner we go to sleep.
Day 7 : Manu Albergue Rainforest to Atalaya Port Back to Cusco City .
Before breakfast, we board our boat to go to see a 10 minute far away parrot clay-lick! After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we board the motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port.
Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately between 7 and 7:30 pm.