Program : Amaru Mayu and Manu Biosphere reserve
Day 1: Cusco – cloud forest
We wake up early to leave Cusco and begin a winding ascent into the Andes.
After a brief stop in chullpas Ninamarca (pre-Inka) the road starts to descend towards the village of Paucartambo where we stop to stretch our legs again and discover some interesting facts about this colonial town.
Leaving Paucartambo we begin our ascent through eucalyptus groves, cultivated fields, and remnant patches of native vegetation. Forty minutes from Paucartambo we reach Acjanaco at 3,500 meter atop the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes.
At this point we have entered the Manu Biosphere Reserve where we are above the clouds gazing below into the lush jungle of the Amazon. As we ascent down from Acjanaco, the baron Paramo starts to change to an elfin forest.
Here we will stop for lunch to admire the view. From here we descend further into the cloud forest where the tree canopy covered by mist gives life to numerous epiphytes, moss, luscious green ferns and the Kur-Kur (high land bamboo).
This area is a natural playground for a vast number of birds. We make your way to an observation post where, with a little luck, we will be able to watch the fascinating dance of Peru’s National bird, the Cock-of-the-Rock and hopefully spot the Woolly monkey.
We arrive at our first lodge where we will spend the night. After a delicious meal we can enjoy the beautiful surroundings before turning in for the evening.
Day 2: Cloud forest – Amaru Mayu lodge
After a relaxing shower in the cascade we return to have the breakfast in the lodge then we take our luggage to continue the journey.
On the way we are doing some stop for visiting orchid garden and wildlife refuge “local project”, we set off to Atalaya fluvial port where we shall ride a boat upriver towards the Amaru Mayu lodge.
During the boat ride, our guide will tell us about the different confluences of rivers in this area. Once installed in the lodge.
After lunch, opportunity to have a short walk Trocha Piñi Piñi through the first mountain jungle with the possibility of observing a variety of monkeys or other animals unsuspecting and unaware of our presence, observe abundant native flora and taste seasonal fruits of organic vegetables time to return by boat. Dinner and overnight
OPTIONAL: RAFTING from Pilcopata – Amaru Mayu
Day 3: Amaru Mayu EcoVolunteer Reserve – CUSCO
After a relaxing time we have the breakfast and prepare ourselves for our trip back to Cusco. On the road we will make a short stop for lunch. Finally, we come back to Cusco around 6pm. End of our services.
End of program.
Our services included:
- Bilingual tour guide
- Land private transport
- River transport (boat)
- Lodges per 2 nights
- Food / snacks / mineral water
- Fee entrances
- First aids kid
Our services not included:
- Additional food and beverages
- Personal medicines
- Hotel/hostel in Cusco
- Health insurance
Recommended equipment to bring with you
- Digital camera with extra batteries
- Torch/lanterns with tools
- Pants and Long T-shirs preferable cotton
- Swimming clothes
- Trekking shoes
- A good Jacket for the trip
- Cap or hat
- Mosquitoes Repellent
- Plastic Bag
- Personal budget in soles
- Copy of your personal documents
Price from USD 380.00 (max 10 pax)
- This program could be subject to changes at any time for uncontrollable forces of nature and others factors that may be put in risk the integrity and safest of the persons or group.
- The Eco-tourist program in the jungle does not include any kind of life or health ensures