Peru

Manu Cultural Zone Short Tour - 4 Days | 3 Nights

Details:

 Length:

 4 days / 3 nights

 Class:

 (private service or group)

 Activities:

 Jungle, flora & fauna

 Altitudes:

 from 600 - 1,200 & 4000 ma.a.s.l

 Best season:

 May - October

 Departures:

 Every day

 Passenger Minimum

 02 persons

 Passenger Maximum

 7 people

 Location:

 Manu Cultural Zone 

Short Itinerary - Manu Cultural Zone:

Day 1: Cusco a Manu Cultural Zone Tour

Day 2: Manu Cultural Zone Tour - Soga de Oro Lodge

Day 3: Manu Cultural Zone Tour - Parrot Clay Lick

Day 4: Manu Cultural Zone Tour Soga de Oro Lodge to Cusco

DAY 01: CUSCO TO BAMBU LODGE - COCK OF THE ROCK:

5:00 am we will pick you up from your hotel in a private bus. During the trip, the bus stops in interesting places like Ninamarca's Chullpas, these are pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around 11 hours approximately; the highest pass on this road is 4000 msl.

On this day, we travel around over the Andes and over the famous cloud forest which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock Peru’s national bird. In the afternoon, we arrive to Asuncion Village. We will spend the night in Bambu Lodge with double rooms Optional night walk. Manu National Park

DAY 02: BAMBU LODGE TO SOGA DE ORO LODGE:

After an early breakfast we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya, stopping in the way to see the place of the orchids. From Atalaya we will make rafting in balsa rafts which are made from balsa wood, (depends on the river condition) arriving at midday to the rustic Soga de Oro Lodge with private bathroom and hot shower.

This day, after lunch, we go to Machuwasi Lake where we go on balsa raft exploring the lake, here it possible to see the prehistoric bird call Hoatzin and Capybaras. At night is possible to see Caimans. The night is spent at the lodge. Optional night walk (to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.). Manu National Park

DAY 03: SOGA DE ORO LODGES PARROT CLAY LICK:

We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located ten minutes down river from the lodge. The activity begins around 5:30 am with the blue headed and yellow crowned parrots. Also, the blue headed and the chestnut fronted macaws. The Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion that is the reason why hundreds of parrots parakeets and small macaws come to this particular place. After the show we go back to the lodge have breakfast and explore the trails looking for monkeys, toucans and a good explanation about the different uses of the plants, for medicine, furniture, boat building, etc. After lunch we have the option to go fishing, again to Machuwasi lake in case we have missed the Capybaras or walk in the trails. Manu National Park

DAY 4: SOGA DE ORO LODGE TO CUSCO:

On this day, we have the last option for the parrot and macaw clay lick in case we didn't have luck on the last day. After, we continue our trip to Cusco. The trip will be 10 hours aprox. First by boat and later by bus. We leave you in your hotels. Dinner by your own. Manu National Park

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Professional naturalist guide with telescope.
  • Birding guide on request.
  • Private boat transport..
  • Cook & food (vegetarian on request) and drinking water.
  • Camping equipment and Lodging.
  • First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison)
  • Bite Away for mosquito bites
  • Antidote for snake bite
  • Radio communication.
  • Rubber boots.Hoatzin photo by Annie
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Binocular.
  • Alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Manu National Park
Things you should bring for the Manu Trip:
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • T-Shirts spider in Manu
  • Cotton socks (long enough to put them over your pants)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sandals or light shoes to change
  • Rain gear (rain poncho is ok)
  • Sweater ( for Andes and cloudforest)
  • Long pants
  • Binoculars (you can also rent them)
  • Camera and films (400 and 200 ASA) & extra batteries
  • Camera charger
  • Plastic bags for clothes and camera etc. hummingbird photo by hamish
  • Personal things
  • Hat (or handkerchief)
  • Sun blocker, sun glasses
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottle ( min. 1 l)
  • Day pack
  • Original passport
  • Money (Soles) for soft drinks, handicrafts and tips.