Amazon Trails Peru - Manu´s Amazonia - Cultural Zone - 5 days
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Manu´s Amazonia - Cultural Zone - 5 days
This tour takes you to the cloud forest, the foothills of the Andes and to the beginning of the Manu lowland. Enjoy 2 full days (3 nights) at Amazonia Lodge with plenty of trails through primary forest and an observation tower. Breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife, great area for birdwatching!
3 - 6 persons
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This tour takes you to the cloud forest, the foothills of the Andes and to the beginning of the Manu lowland. Enjoy 2 full days (3 nights) at Amazonia Lodge with plenty of trails through primary forest and an observation tower. Breathtaking scenery and lots of wildlife, great area for birdwatching!
Discover the unique Biodiversity of Manu on this tour

Woolly Monkey, Spectacled Bear

frogs, Reptiles

Cock of the Rock, Toucan, Tanagers, Hummingbirds, Parrots

orchids, Ferns, epiphytes

Day 1: Cusco - Cloud Forest - Bamboo Lodge
Starting early from Cusco we begin our 8 hour journey by private bus climbing up to the high mountain area at 3900 m (13,000 feet). We make a stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and in the colonial village of Paucartambo. Then we cross Acjanaco pass at 3850 m and descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.). We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road we can see brilliantly colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds as well as Hawks and possibly the first monkeys (Woolly Monkeys). In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (900m), where we have dinner and spend the night.

hike, pre inca cementery in Ninamarca, colonial town Paucartambo, elfin forest, cloud forest

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Bamboo Lodge | double room with private bathroom

double room with private bathroom

Day 2: Bamboo Lodge To Amazonia Lodge
After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river to get to the small port of Atalaya (550 m). On the way we stop for some walks to observe birds and to visit a local orchid garden. Before reaching Atalaya we enjoy a great view of the river basin from a lookout point. At the port we embark on a 20 minute journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky banks of the river we have the opportunity to see wildlife such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Kingfishers, Skimmers and some of Manu´s monkey species. In the afternoon we walk on the trails near Amazonia Lodge in search for monkeys and birds. We also visit a nearby lake. In the evening we can go caiman spotting or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Amazonia Lodge.

Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick & Trails around Amazonia Lodge
At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws, including the Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Blue headed Macaw, come to eat minerals which they need for digestion. After the natural show we walk on the trails of Amazonia to see more animals and you have the opportunity to climb our 25 m observation tower for a spectacular view over the Alto Madre de Dios River. Later we can go fishing or have a bath in a creek near the lodge. Night at Amazonia Lodge. Optional night walk to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Amazonia Lodge | double room & shared bathroom, upgrade option to private bathroom

double room & shared bathroom, upgrade option to private bathroom

Day 4: Amazonia Trails & Machuwasi Lake
Today we have a second option for the parrot clay lick or we can explore some of our trails and climb the observation tower. Returning back to the lodge we can observe the hummingbirds and then have lunch. In the afternoon we explore a trail that takes us to an impressive Ceiba tree; then we continue by boat to visit Machuwasi Lake, on the opposite side of the river. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the abundant birdlife. With some luck we can also see capybaras here. Later we return to Amazonia Lodge by boat and go for an evening walk. With some luck we may see the rare Night Monkey, which is frequently spotted near the lodge.

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Amazonia Lodge | double room & shared bathroom, upgrade option to private bathroom

double room & shared bathroom, upgrade option to private bathroom

Day 5: Amazonia Lodge – Cloud Forest – Cusco
After breakfast we take the boat back to Atalaya. Here our bus is waiting for us for our return trip through the cloud forest and over the Andes. We have lunch on the way and can stop whenever we spot animals. We arrive in Cusco around 6 pm, transfer to your hotel.

included
  • professional, english speaking naturalist guide (with binoculars & spotting scope), who has worked in rainforest conservation for at least 3 months
  • Entrance fee to Cock of the Rock observatory
  • cook & all food (vegetarian on request), drinks, purified drinking water
  • First Aid Kit & poison extractor
  • radio communication
  • rubber boots
  • Entrance to Machuwasi Lake
  • private boat transport from/ to Atalaya
  • private Bus Cusco – Atalaya - Cusco
  • Drinks and Water at the Lodge
  • Lodge stay in double room
  • Entrance to observation tower (Amazonia)
  • optional
  • meals with meat every day (+ 15 US$ p.p.)
  • Room with private bathroom at Amazonia Lodge (+ 36 US$ p.p.)
  • not included
  • Binoculars (can be rented)
  • alcoholic drinks, personal expenses