(Opistocomus hoatzin)
- © William Huamani

Tapir Clay Lick

- © Jordi Deelen

Boat Trip

- © William Huamani

Yellow Spotted River Turtle

(Podocnemis unifilis)
- © Graeme Ozburn

Birdwatching Tower

- © Jordi Deelen

Brasilian Tapir

(Tapirus terrestris)
- © Ryse Huamani

Manu Expedition 5D/4N

DAY 1: Cusco – Rainforest Lodge

Our adventure begins in the exciting Jungle of Manu; we will pick you up around 04:30am from your hotels in Cusco in our private transport. The first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains and afterwards we will briefly visit the town of Huancarani which contains the funeral towers of Ninamarca, and the cemetery of the Lupacas, part of the precious Pre–Inca culture. We will then travel Paucartambo, a small traditional town, which is known for its folklore. At morning we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and enter into one of the most protected natural areas in the whole of South America. We will continue in our transport down Manu Road and on through the thick fog from which this section of the forest takes its name in Quechua. Eventually we will come to the home of the exotic Peruvian national bird, the "Andean Cock of the Rocks" you will be amazed by the spectacle, we do have changes to see Common Gray Woolly Monkey and many others exotic birds in the Cloud Forest. On our first night, we will stay at Rainforest Lodge. L: D

DAY 2: Rainforest Lodge – Bonanza Ecological Reserve

Very early at 06:30am, we will depart for Atalaya port; on the way we will make a few stops to visit the small local's farmers who are known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits including the famous coca plant. Later we will begin the boating part of our journey in a river excursion on the Madre de Dios River, a part of the famous Amazon River. During our day we will have the chance to witness many types of colourful birds such as parrots, oropendolas, vultures and other species.We will make a stop at the natural hot springs, and hopefully get to see some jungle animals such as monkeys or the famous capybaras(jungle rodents that are as much as 2.5 ft long). After that we will start walking through the jungle to witness the true grace of the Amazon, hear the natural sounds of the birds, and the get visuals of the wildlife such as anteaters, peccaries and many different types of trees and medicinal plants. During the afternoon we will visit our metal made bird watching Tower, with 20 meters high, we will have an unique view of the evergreen forest, enjoying the flight of macaws and many other colorful birds, owls and the sunset and then later on at night we will go to try and spot some owls, caimans in the river and there is also optional some night in the dark, which is the best time to see creatures like frog, tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. B: L: D

DAY 3: Expedition in Bonanza Ecological Reserve – Camouflaged House

Very early in the morning we will go on a trek through the jungle on our way to view the best the Amazon has to offer, the amazing sounds of the birds and the kind of experience that only the jungle can offer. We will explore the jungle and have ample opportunity to see all sorts of wildlife like a monkeys, sloths, anteaters, peccaries and many different varieties of trees and medicinal plants. Towards in the afternoon we will arrive at our next destination Bonanza Lodge, from here will walk for about 2 hours, in the way there will be chances to see Scarlet Macaw, White Throated Toucan, We will spend the night at our Tapir Clay Lick. This camouflage house is strategically located near to the mammal’s clay lick where we will have the opportunity to see the Brazilian Tapirs, Red Brocket Deer’s, Porcupines during the night time. B: L: D

DAY 4: Camouflaged House – Rainforest Lodge

After eating our breakfast we will delve into the forest again to explore, where we will have plenty of chances to see an exotic variety of birds, monkeys, and exotic plants. After getting back to the lodge we will have time to take shower. Afterwards we will take to the river and travel 5 hours in boat up stream, on the way we will make a stop to visit a marshy wetland where we can see plenty of Wildlife like capybaras, caimans, hoatzin and many river birds arriving to Atalaya Port here we will take our bus and drive to Rainforest Lodge where we will spent our last night. There is an option night walk. B: L: D

DAY 5: Rainforest Lodge – Cusco

We will leave from Rainforest Lodge early in the morning by van and head to Cusco, passing through cloud forest, where we can do some wildlife sight-seeing, and arriving in Cusco at approximately 15:30pm. B: L

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner

Tour Includes:

  • Private Transportation
  • Private boat
  • Rubber boots
  • Rain poncho
  • Duffle bag for personal belongings
  • All accommodations and lodges
  • One night in our Camouflage House
  • Mattresses and mosquitos nets in the Camouflage House
  • Bilingual native guide
  • Mineral water
  • First aid kit including antivenom for snake bites
  • 3 meals per day and vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian option
  • Middmorning snacks
  • Professional cook
  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Entrance to Bonanza Ecological Reserve

What you need to take:

  • Light sleeping bag or light blanket
  • Insect Repellent with a minimum of 30-40% deet
  • Good binoculars (you can rent with us, we have bushnell 10x42)
  • Camera with extra batteries, if you like taking pictures bring telephoto lens of 400mm.
  • Flashlight/torch with extra batteries
  • Sun lotion
  • Pocket money
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals (try to bring with straps)
  • Swimming suit
  • Small towel
  • Long sleeved T-shirt
  • Toilet paper
  • Thick socks
  • Dark color clothes

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