Manu National Park tours From Cusco 7 Days
Manu National Park Tours From Cusco 7 Days reserve Zone.
Manu National Park tours 7 days reserve zone it is a great option. to visit and know one of the biggest world cultural heritage sites. The Manu National Park is one of the greatest biodiversity in our planet, therefore, tour to Manu is one of the best destinations for nature tourism, come and explore this unique and attractive place Manu.
The Manu natural area, located in southeastern Peru, located partially in the departments of Madre de Dios and Cusco, in the provinces of Manu Park and Paucartambo. With a territory of 1’909,800 ha, it is divided into large areas:
The Manu National Park are approximately 1’532,806 ha; the Reserved Zone, with 257,000 ha; and the Transition or Cultural Zone, with 120,000 ha. It extends from 300 meters above sea level, at the confluence of the Manú River with the Madre de Dios River, to 3,800 meters above sea level. At the top of the Apu Kañajhuay mountain. Some researchers believe that in the virgin areas of this reserve is the Paititi or lost the city of the Incas.
Day 01: Cusco – Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge.
Today we will leave early between 5.00 to 6.00 am, we will come to pick you up to your hotel in Cusco, to go to Manu national park Peru tours through Andean mountains, beautiful landscapes, rural folk communities such as Paucartambo and Ninamarca there we can visit(chullpas or funeral tombs) that belong to the pre-Inca culture LUPACAS.
Then we are going ahead to the Cloud forest, we can see the National bird of Peru, the colorful Cock of the Rocks in their ritual mating dance, as well as toucans, trogons, quetzals, monkeys and hopefully the spectacled bear of South America (Tremantus ornatos ). We continue to the town of Pilcopata* then at Atalaya Port which is situated on the shores of the Madre de Dios River.
From Atalaya port, we will continue our journey by boat to our Private reserve lodge of “Erika” or Erika Lodge. on our way, we can see a huge variety of flora and fauna, each time that we are going to see an animal or insect our guide will explain to you, and during the night we will have a chance to walk to see insects and amphibians, overnight at Erika Lodge.
Free Option number 01 – Rafting: In Pilcopata will have 90 minutes of rafting (grade I & II) on the Koñeq and/or Madre de Dios Rivers. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and have a swim in the refreshing water.
Free Option number 02 – Canopy Zip Line: In Erika, our guests can glide from tree to tree and from platform to platform with a harness on a horizontal cable rail system at high speeds above the trees in the incredible Amazon jungle. You then rappel from a height of 15m back to the jungle floor.
Day 02: Erika Lodge – Aguas Calientes – Boca Manu
After breakfast, it is time to continue our excursion to Peru Manu national park tours, to the depths of the Amazon, we board our boat to descend the serpentine Madre de Dios River towards Boca Manu and from there we will continue along the Manu River into the Reserved Zone this time the trip is in the boat. In the trajectory, we will make interesting stops to observe families of capybaras, howler monkeys, herons, cormorants, and hawks.
There are no longer intact and remote jungles in the world that shelter isolated tribes of civilization, the Manu is one of these few privileged Amazon jungles, where nomadic tribes live who live by gathering, hunting, and fishing.
Here live ethnic groups, who have no contact with the outside world. For several years we have been observing from our boat a tribe in initial contact with the civilization called Mashco Piro, that information articles also we can find in National Geography, the BBC.
After our registration in the Park, we begin our expedition through the calm waters of the Manu River to the heart of the biological diversity of Amazonian flora and fauna. In the course of the trip, we will carefully find white alligators and immense black alligators sunning themselves on the banks of sand.
There are hundreds of turtles called “Taricayas” on the trunks on the river bank, families of capybaras, flocks of parrots, macaws, hundreds of nightjars camouflaged on the trunks and hopefully the impressive jaguar (Pantera onca) getting that way to Boca Manu
DAY 03: Boca Manu – Reserved Zone – Lake Salvador
This day we will make a short stop at the Limonal Ranger Station where we will register in the Visitor’s Book which controls entry into the reserve Zone, It is the most moving place for the sighting of flora and fauna of the Amazon. It is time to head through the primary forest in the direction of the most famous lake in Manu; Salvador Lake or Cocha Salvador.
Travel on a catamaran that will facilitate us to find a wide variety of birds such as the Hoatzin, snake duck, toucans, carpenters, macaws, eagles, the infallible spider monkeys, emperors, monkeys, squirrels, black caimans and Great family of river wolf or giant otter (Pteronura Brasiliensis).
This endangered species is seen in its greater time of the day swimming, fishing, eating and playing among them on the floating trunks of the lake. After this fantastic appreciation, we will go to our safari camp for 2 nights
Day 04: Reserved Zone – Lake Salvador
In the morning after our delicious breakfast we will start to explore the impressive Manu River, giving us an opportunity to appreciate the different stationary birds that are occasionally found on the banks of the Manu River; Osprey, jabiru, stork, pink spatula
We will be looking for the Black Cayman, the Hoatzin and the interesting surrounding flora. We will visit Lake Otorongo and the observation tower which is 15m high which enables us to fully appreciate the landscape of the surrounding primary forest and we are more likely to see the family of otters who reside here.
There may be a possibility to do a short night walk to look for American bullfrogs, horned frogs, tree frogs and a host of colorful insects.
Day 05: Reserved Zone – Lake Salvador
Again in the morning, we will wake you up early to take a walk around our campsite and Lake Salvador. You will be amazed by the gigantic Ceibas, colorful butterflies and curious squirrel, capuchin and wooly monkeys.
After breakfast, we will pack up, board our boat and head down the Manu River. We will keep our eyes open for peccaries (hogs), caymans, turtles, and birds. We arrive at Boca Manu at dusk. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 06: Boca Manu – Erika Lodge.
After breakfast we will cross the Alto Madre de Dios River, against the current, having a beautiful scenery of the Amazon jungle and the huge diversity of bird species. Late afternoon, we will arrive at our Private Reserve Erika Lodge, where you can rest and relax comfortably and spend your last night, surrounded by the magical place of the jungle.
Day 07: Erika Lodge – Cusco
This is our last day, today we will wake up very early to go back to the port of Atalaya, from here we will take our bus back to Cusco. this is the end of our service.
- Land transportation, river transportation,
- Equipment for rafting,
- 02 nights in Erika Lodge, and 02 nights in Boca Manu Lodge, 02 nights in Safari campsite,
- All meals (vegetarian option avail)
- Bilingual specialized guide,
- First aid kit,
- Luggage storage, safety deposit box for valuables
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Right to enter the Manu Reserved Zone (the US $ 65) per passenger.
- Drinks and extra expenses.
- Travel insurance.
- first-day breakfast, and last day dinner
WHAT YOU MUST TAKE:
- Light clothing, cotton long-sleeved shirts, long pants, a pair of mountain shoes, a pair of sandals, a towel, a bathing suit, personal medicines, and a waterproof jacket.
- Small daily backpack and one for the team.
- Binocular and camera.
- Insect repellent at least 20% DEET, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap or hat.
- Flashlight or lamp with battery.
$850.00 dollars per person