Program : CASA MATSIGUENKA “MANU NATIONAL PARK AND BIOSPEHERE RESERVE” – BLANQUILLO
DURATION 8 DAYS AND 7 NIGHTS
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 you begin your 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 we have entered the Manu Biosphere Reserve where we 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. From there 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. 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 will arrive at 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
After a relaxing shower in the cascade, we return to have the breakfast in the lodge 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 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. Free afternoon and spend the night in the Amaru Mayu ecological reserve.
DAY 3 : AMARU MAYU – BLANQUILLO
We wake up early because we will spend most of the time river, in the headwaters of the Alto Madre de Dios River. We have a relaxed boat journey down stream to the lowland forest.
During the trip you will enjoy the lunch on the boat. Throughout the day you can observe different types of flora and fauna. You continue your journey to reach Blanquillo lodge, it’s well known for having one of the largest macaw clay licks.
If we have time we will hike the trails in the area. Dinner and spend the night.
DAY 4 : BLANQUILLO – CASA MATSIGUENKA
Early morning we will walk and going to the platform that located in front of the macaw clay lick.
From the hide we will fully enjoy the arrival of hundreds of parrots and parakeets, as the macaws descend to supplement their diet with minerals from the clay.
After this great show we will continue your journey to navigate in the Manu River, in order to enter Manu National Park, making a brief stop at the Limonal station to show our authorization giving us access to the park.
We continue coasting down the river and enjoying everything that capricious nature always want to show throughout the day.
We will have lunch in the boat and in the afternoon you arrive at Casa Matsiguenka lodge. On arrival we are greeted by the natives of this ethnic group. Here our guides for the following day will introduce themselves and brief we on the activities for the next day which will show all the richness of the area.
DAY 5 : CASA MATSIGUENKA
This day we will navigate in Salvador Lake on a catamaran in search of giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and explore the forest of the Casa Matsiguenka trying to find the spider monkey (Athelas paniscus) or the bustling peccaries (Tayassu peccary).
After a full day of enjoying all this region of the Amazon has to offer, we will overnight at Casa Matsiguenka.
DAY 6 : CASA MATSIGUENKA – SHINTUYA
After breakfast we will take the boat to start our return journey upstream. Traveling down Manu River, you will make a brief stop at the checkpoint Limonal to record our departure.
Continuing along the Madre de Dios River, on the way the spectacular landscape show us the beauty forest before arriving at Shintuya lodge. If there is time to visit the hot spring to take a soothing bath. Dinner and spend the night.
DAY 7 : SHINTUYA – AMARU MAYU
Before the breakfast, we walk into the trail to visit the golden cascade where feel us take a shower and exploring the area
Come back to the lodge for breakfast continue our journey by boat to arrive our last lodge Amaru Mayu.
Time for rest and enjoy the beauty of this paradise place. Dinner and spend night.
DAY 8 : AMARU MAYU – CUSCO
After breakfast, time permitting to prepare your trip back to Cusco. On the road you will make a short stop for lunch.
Finally, you will be arriving to Cusco city around 6:00pm. End of our services.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDED :
- Bilingual tour guide
- Land private transport
- River transport (boat)
- Lodges per 7 nights
- Food / snacks / mineral water
- Fee entrances to the places that program mention
- First aids kid
- Entrance ticket to Manu National Park
OUR SERVICES NOT INCLUDED :
- Additional food and beverages
- Personal medicines
- Hotel/hostal in Cusco
- Health insurance
PRICE FROM $1380.00 + $60 MANU PARK ENTRANCE
(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