CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PAUCARTAMBO – PILCOPATA
You'll be collected from your hotel very early in the morning, between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. in our comfortable and private bus.
On the way, you'll visit the tombs of the Lupuca culture, called the Chullpas de Ninamarca, at 3750 meters above sea level. Taking a brief stop at Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial town, where you'll visit a museum and learn about the culture of this region.
You'll then ascend to the entrance of Manu National Park, before descending through the mysterious cloud forest, which hosts a great variety of floran and fauna, such as beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Here you'll be able to take a hike to look for the Cock of the Rock, the Peruvian national bird. Also looking for other bird species such as trogones, quetzales, and many more. If we are lucky we may also see the Spectacled Bear. In the afternoon, you'll arrive to Pilcopata, a village at 550 meters above sea level, where you'll spend the night in our lodge with private bathrooms and showers.
PILCOPATA - ATALAYA - BOCA MANU
After a delicious breakfast; continuing the trip for a further 45 minutes by bus to Puerto Atalaya. Along the way you'll stop at a coca plantation and learn about this important plant and its role in Peruvian culture. Upon reaching Puerto Atalaya, you'll board our motorized boat and travel down the Madre de Dios River. On the way, you may be able to see a variety of birds, such as herons, Kingfishers, and vultures, of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle. You'll also make a stop in a natural hot spring, to take medicinal baths. If there is still have time, you can visit the native community of Diamante to see their typical houses and see their wild fruits. In the afternoon we wll arrive at the village of Boca Manu (280 m.s.n.m.), where you'll spend the night in the lodge with showers and bathrooms.
BOCA MANU - COCHA OTORONGO (RESERVED AREA)
After breakfast, you'll enter the Reserved Area where we will have a better chance to observe the stunning biodiversity that Manu offers. After a brief stop in the ranger´s station, you'll continue your adventure along the river, where you'll have the chance to observe groups of turtles, white alligators, or perhaps some ronsocos, among many other species. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our safari camp in Cocha Otorongo (250 masl). The lodge here consists of double beds inside raised platforms. Shortly after our arrival, you'll take a walk to visit the lake and the 30-meter-high observation tower, from which you'll look for giant otters in the river.
You'll spend the night in the safari camp, on covered platforms with double beds and mosquito nets. Here you'll have shared bathrooms and showers.
COCHA OTORONGO - COCHA SALVADOR (RESERVED AREA)
On the fourth day, you'll visit Cocha (Lake) Salvador, which is 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. Today, you'll explore the primary forest and visit the lake, where we will paddle in a catamaran and have the chance to see the giant river otters, a great variety of unique birds, and some species of monkeys. Later we will hike along the trails withour guide to learn the secrets of the raiforest. We will make a brief visit to Casa Matchiguenka to buy some handmade crafts, and in the afternoon we will return to our camp in Cocha Otorongo. We will spend the night at our camp with covered platforms, beds with mosquito net, and shared bathroom and showers.
Optional night walk to see snakes, spiders, and insects.
COCHA OTORONGO - BOCA MANU
After a delicious breakfast, you'll continue our trip by travelling down the Manu River until arriving at your lodge. Along the way, you can look for many bird species along the river and making a stop at a lake, Cocha Brashco, where you can observe species such as otters, caimans, and monkeys. Spending the night in the lodge with shared bathrooms.
BOCA MANU - PAITITI
After a delicious and nutritious breakfast, you'll travel by boat upstream in the Madre de Dios River. Along the way, you'll look for many different species, such as capibaras and different types of birds. Eating lunch on the river and then continuing travelling upstream until reaching Paititi, the lodge where you'll spend the night.
PAITITI – CUSCO
On the final day of the trip, you'll travel upstream from Paititi to Puerto Atalaya. When you arrive, our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco. Arriving in Cusco around 6pm.
? Private bus and river transportation
? Specialized professional guide with telescope and binoculars. Peru Amazon Tours
? Meals and snacks
? Security team
? Nights in comfortable lodges
? First aid kit
? Drinking water
? Professional bus and boat staff
? Professional chef
? Entrance ticket to tourist attractions
? Electricity to recharge batteries via solar panel
? Breakfast on the first day
? Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and water on the first day
? Warm clothes (early morning on the river can be cold)
? Rain gear
? Flashlight or torch with extra batteries
? Shirt with long sleeves and long pants
? Mosquito repellent with at least 10% deet
? Sandals, swimwear, and towel
? Toiletries (toilet paper)
? Extra money