Manu tours 5 days

 Program : AMARU MAYU – HUACARIA CONMUNITY – MANU  BIOSPEHERE RESERVE

 

DURATION : 5 days and 4 Nights

Day 1 : Cusco – cloud forest

gallito de las rocas
Cock of the rock

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 you reach Acjanaco at 3,500 meter atop the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes. At this point you have entered the Manu Biosphere Reserve where you are above the clouds gazing below into the lush jungle of the Amazon. As you ascent down from Acjanaco, the baron Paramo starts to change to an elfin forest.

Here we will stop for lunch to admire the view and 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. You make your way to an observation post where, with a little luck, you 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 you will spend the night. After a delicious meal you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings before turning in for the evening.

Day 2 : Cloud forest –  Amaru Mayu

Manu tours huacamayos y collpas
Huacamayos o Loritos in the Manu reserve, visit the collpas.

After a relaxing shower in the cascade we  return to the lodge to have the breakfast then we take your 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 you 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 to Piñi Piñi path 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 garden, time to return by boat. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 : Amaru Mayu 

Manu tours nature alive
View of a monkey in its natural habitat, is part of a family of 5 monkeys, resident in Amaru Mayu Ecological Volunteer Reserve

We wake up early because we will spend most of the time by boat.

We will also visit a small ox-bow lake where we can see a type of birds, enjoy the beauty forest thought navigating in catamaran to explore the lake and walk to Ceiba trail, the spectacular bigger tree and return to the lodge for lunch.

Free afternoon for relaxing. Dinner and night in the lodge

Day 4 :  Amaru Mayu – Santa Rosa de huacaria – Cloud forest

comunidad hucaria
huacaria

After breakfast we will go to Pilcopata town, where you start a walk for 1 hour and a half with direction to Santa Rosa de Huacaria Native community. we will delight in a tropical paradise of the cordiality of two ethnic groups Matsiguenkas and Huachipairis.

On the way we will observe different types of traditional agriculture and plantations, once in place we will go to Huacaria River where we can enjoy a refreshing swim in its crystal waters and tropical sun.

We return to the village where expect the mobility to continue our journey, arriving at the Chontachaka lodge where we spend our last night. Dinner and overnight in lodge.

Day 5 : Cloud forest – 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.

Our services included :

  • Bilingual tour guide
  • Land private transport
  • River transport (boat)
  • Lodges per 4 nights
  • Food / snacks / mineral water
  • Cook
  • Fee entrances 
  • First aids kid
  • Specialized book

Our services not included : 

  • Additional food and beverages
  • Personal medicines
  • Hotel/hostel in Cusco
  • Health insurance

Recommended equipment to bring with you

  • Torch/lanterns with tools
  • Pants  and Long T-shirs preferable cotton 
  • Swimming clothes
  • Shocks
  • Trekking shoes
  • A good Jacket for the trip
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunblock
  • Mosquitoes Repellent
  • Plastic Bag 
  • Personal budget in soles
  • Copy of your personal documents 

Price from 540 dollars (MAX. 10 PAX)

Important notes :

  • 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