CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PAUCARTAMBO – PILCOPATA
We will pick you up 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, we will visit the tombs of the Lupuca culture, called the Chullpas de Ninamarca, at 3750 meters above sea level. We will then make a brief stop at Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial town, where we will visit a museum and learn about the culture of this region.
We will then ascend to the entrance of Manu National Park, before we descend through the mysterious cloud forest, which hosts a great variety of floranand fauna, such as beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Here we will take a hike to look for the Cock of the Rock, the Peruvian national bird. We will also look 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, we will arrive Pilcopata, a village at 550 meters above sea level, where we will stay the night in our lodge with private bathrooms and showers where we will spend the night.
PILCOPATA - ATALAYA - BOCA MANU
After a delicious breakfast we will continue our trip 45 minutes by bus to Puerto Atalaya. Along the way we will stop at a coca plantation and learn about this important plant and its role in Peruvian culture. When we reach Puerto Atalaya, we will board our motorized boat and travel down the Madre de Dios River. On the way, we 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. We will also make a stop in a natural hot spring, to take medicinal baths. If we still have time, we 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 we will spend the night in the lodge with showers and bathrooms.
BOCA MANU - COCHA OTORONGO (RESERVED AREA)
After breakfast, we will 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, we will continue our along the river, where we can see 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, we will take a walk to visit the lake and the 30-meter-high observation tower, from which we will look for giant otters in the river.
We will spend the night in the safari camp, on covered platforms with double
beds and mosquito nets. Here we will have shared bathrooms and showers.
COCHA OTORONGO - COCHA SALVADOR (RESERVED AREA)
On the fourth day, we will visit Cocha (Lake) Salvador, which is 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. Today, we will 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, we will continue our trip by travelling down the Manu River until we arrive at the lodge. Along the way, we can look for many bird species along the river and we will make a stop at a lake, Cocha Brashco, where we can see species such as otters, caimans, and monkeys. We will spend the night in the lodge with shared bathrooms.
BOCA MANU - PAITITI
After a delicious and nutritious breakfast, we will travel by boat upstream in the Madre de Dios River. Along the way, we will look for many different species, such as capibaras and different types of birds. We will eat lunch on the river and continue travelling upstream until we reach Paititi, the lodge where we will spend the night.
PAITITI – CUSCO
On the final day of the trip, we will travel upstream from Paititi to Puerto Atalaya. When we arrive, our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco. We will arrive 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