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Manu Amazon 04days Tour

Cusco
USD:$ 500
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Additional Info
  • Price: USD:$ 500
  • Location: Cusco
  • Tour Day: 04
  • Open Date: All Year
  • Departures: Every Day
  • Tour Type: Jungle Adventure
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Starting Point: Cusco
  • Discount: 10%
Manu Cultural Zone Tours / 04 Days
Manu National Park (Short Description).

UNESCO officially recognizes this natural paradise as a world heritage site. In 1977 they designated Manu as a World Biosphere Reserve because it contains the best existing example of biodiversity in protected areas of rain forest, as well as endemic areas of cloud forest.

Manu National Park, located in southeastern Peru, is one of the largest parks in South America. The area of the park encompasses parts of the Andean department of Cusco and the jungle department of Madre de Dios. Manu protects over 2 million hectares (4.5 million acres) of territory rich in flora and fauna species in a variety of habitats including high Andes, cloud forests, and lowland tropical rain forests.

Biologically Diverse:
  • - Mammals : 222 species
  • - Reptiles : 99 species
  • - Amphibians : 140 species
  • - Birds : 1000 species
  • - Fish : 210 species
  • - Insects (numerous undescribed species)
  • - Butterflies : 1307 species
  • - Ants : 300 species
  • - Dragonflies : 136 species
  • - Beetles : 650 species
Short Tour Inclusions:

⇒ Land transportation, river transportation, 01 night in our San Pedro de Orquideas Lodge, 02 nights in our Erika Lodge, all meals (vegetarian option avail) bilingual specialized guide, all equipment for rafting, first aid kit, luggage storage, safety deposit box for valuables

Not Included: First breakfast, water for the first day, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, tips and the last dinner

 

⇒ Suggested Equipment:

Towel for the entire trip
-  Personal hygiene supplies & medicines for 3 days
-  Shoes for walking/hiking) sandals
-  Headlamp or torch
-  Hat, sunglasses and sun block
-  Insect repellent (recommend 40% DEET),
-  Waterproof gear, t-shirt with long sleeves, long pants, swimming gear/bathers
-  Warm clothing in case of cold weather
-  Binoculars, Camera

Rates 2016 & Tour Itinerary:
04 Days Tour / San Pedro / Atalaya / Machuwasi Ox-bow lake / 

Fixed Departures:  Sundays
Price Information:
    Price per person: 500.00 US$
Group Size:  4 – 8 persons
Departure Dates:  2016
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Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1. - Cusco (3,300m.s.n.m.) – Andes- (3650m.s.n.m.) Cloud Forest (1,700m.s.n.m.)
We leave Cusco early in the morning in one of our vehicles. We will pass through interesting valleys and picturesque communities. We will visit pre Incan tombs and then we will stop in Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial town. Here we will visit a very interesting museum. We will have a packed lunch en route. We continue to the cloud forest, an area rich with endemic species like the Spectacled Bear, the Cock of The Rock, a variety of orchids, bromeliads and ferns etc. Take in the beautiful nature as we make our way to San Pedro de Orquideas Lodge where we will spend our first night in our comfortable accommodation.

DAY 2. –Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge (400m.s.n.m.)
Very early we will go in search of the Cock of the Rock, the National bird of Peru, that has a very unique courtship dance. After breakfast we will continue to the small town of Pilcopata*, then to the Port of Atalaya, which is located on the shores of the Madre de Dios River (700 m.s.n.m). Here we will take a boat to our Private Reserve of “Erika”*. From the boat we will be able to see an enormous diversity of bird species such as Herons, vultures and cormorants etc. We will walk along the interesting trails that are in the transistion zone between high and low jungle and your guide will point out and explain the interesting diversity of wild life that surrounds you. We will have the chance for a night walk to catch a glimpse of insects and amphibians. We overnight in our Erika Lodge.

* 1 Free Option - Rafting: In Pilcopata you 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 wáter.

DAY 3. –Erika Lodge
During the morning walk, the guide will point out and explain the interesting variety of wildlife around you. We board our boat to cross the river and follow a trail for 30 minutes and observe the interesting flora such as the sensitive plants, heliconias, fruit, etc. We walk until we reach lake Machuwasi where we paddle rafts to observe the birds like the primitive Hoatzin, alligators, monkeys and capybaras with luck. We will have a night walk around our lodge to catch a glimpse of a variety of insects and amphibians.

* 2 Free Option – 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 4. –Erika Lodge – Cusco
Very early we board our boat and make our way to Collpa, a clay wall by the river where a variety of parrots such as the blue headed parrot, the White eyed parakeet, possibly the Maracana Macaw and others come every morning to subsitute their diet with minerals and salts. After this activity we return to Erika for breakfast. After breakfast we pack up and take our boat back to Atalaya Port where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We have lunch en route to Cusco and arrive early evening.

END OF OUR SERVICES

OUR PARTNERS LOGES:
Feel The Sensation of  a Natural Experience:

The reason why many tourists have recommended this program is because we work with Ecolodges that are located in the very heart  of Manu park as well as with the amenities that exist within our Lodges:

Orquídeas de San Pedro

Our Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge is located in the Cultural Zone of the Manu National Reserve, in the middle of the Cloud Forest at 1700 m.a.sl. (5100 feet).Facilities: Rustic, yet comfortable, the Orquídeas de San Pedro lodge can host groups of up to 36 people in double rooms with comfortable beds, linens and mosquito nets. This 36 people limit was set expressively to curb the lodge’s environmental impact on the area. We have a screened dining room and kitchen, shared bathrooms with hot water, an hammocks overlooking the surrounding rainforest. Electricity is provided at night by a generator. San Pedro boasts a 5-km trail system around the lodge...

Erika Lodge

Erika Lodge is located near the Alto Madre de Dios River and is flanked by the Piñi Piñi river and a set of mountains located in the transition zone between high and low jungle, encompassing different habitats. This altitude range explains the high diversity of wildlife found around this area. Our lodge has 90 hectares of forest declared as Private Reserve in 1992. Erika Lodge opened its doors in 1970 becoming the first tourist shelter in Peru. It has been used in the past by expeditions in search of the “Paititi” (the lost golden city of the Inkas), the Petroglyphs of Pusharo and the Pyramids of Paratoari. Rustic, yet still comfortable, Erika can house groups...

Sajino Safari Campsite

Our Sajino Safari Campsite is located by the shores of el Salvador Lake. Out of our 4 shelters, it is the one that will provide the experience of living closest to nature, and in many of our programs, it marks the spot around which flora and fauna observation happens at its best The campsite is fitted with all the basic services such as showers, toilets and sinks. All the rooms and the kitchen and dining room have thatched roofing built from materials from the region. All beds come with mattresses, pillows and sheets. Electricity supply is provided by solar cells installed over the facilities. The campsite fits all the requirements of the Park Authority..

 KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK
 Aditional Information:

* 1 Free Option - 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 wáter.

* 2 Free Option – 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.

* Our Operator is pionner in trips to Manu National Park since 1991.
* In all our lodges we have: Power system Photovoltaic solar panels, Tab Water Filters, antivennon serum, permanent communication security with VHF radios and cell phones.
* Ecological outboard motors 4 stroke without noise neither pollution and low emission of carbon dioxide.
* Full Adrenaline in our exclisive Canopy Zip Line.
* Own land and river transportation. Experienced and certified drivers and crew.
* We gifted them our passengers: mosquito repellent bracelet, rain poncho, map revelant information of Manu Park.

IMPORTANT: In order to meet your guide, the rest of your group, receive last minute recommendations and ask any questions you may have; one day before departure at 7:00 pm we have a meeting in our office. Manu National Park is not an endemic area for malaria or yellow fever.

 

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