DAY 01 (CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST – PILCOPATA): An early morning meeting and star our trip from Cusco in one of our private vehicles, in the way we are going to visit the interesting site of Ninamarca (burial towers, commonly known as “Chullpas”). Continuing we are going to visit Paucartambo, an interesting picturesque colonial town (full of folklore). Then we continue to the Acjanacu pass (3600 masl.), which marks the beginning of the trip into Manu National park (spectacular view), then we descent through the Cloud Forest, The humidity of the area provides an ideal habitat for plants such as Orchids, ferns (oldest living plants) and bromeliads (epiphytic), mosses and lichens. In the fascinating Cloud Forest we can observe the Cock of the Rock, Quetzal and the Spectacled Bear. Many plants are endemic from this area. We have lunch on the way, then we arrive to our first and homely lodge “paraiso” near the town of Pilcopata (800 masl.).
Day 02 (PILCOPATA - ATALAYA – ERIKA LODGE): After a delicious breakfast we continue our trip for another hour in our private vehicle, making stops to observe the interesting life of the area, then we are going to arrive to the village of Atalaya (Port), here we board our covered motor boat in the Alto Madre de Dios river, going up river we will have the chance to do some swimming, then we go down the Alto Madre de Dios river for approximately 40 minutes to our private and comfortable lodge “Erika” where we will hike through the interesting trail system that “Peru Mysteries” offer to you, trying to find some types of monkeys, medicinal plants etc.
DAY 03 (ERIKA LODGE - MACHUWASI LAKE – ERIKA LODGE): The area of our lodge is a transition area between high and low jungle (500 to 1150 masl.), After sustainable breakfast you will feel and see the different habitats, altitude range and the high diversity of wildlife found around this area, walking around the tail system and near the riverbanks, we will learn about insects, medicinal plants, trees, reptiles, mammals, etc. After lunch and a little siesta, we board our boat, for ten minutes, then we walk for one hour approximately though a very nice trail to observe and talk about the interesting flora and fauna of the area until we arrive to “Machuwasi Lake” where with the help of all our equipment (binocular telescope and books), we will observe a diversity of life such as great egrets, Keskadees, toucans, carpenters, cardinals, etc. Night walk in order to feel the sounds and to observe wildlife, such as American bullfrogs, tree frogs, horned frogs and an incredible variety of insects.
DAY 04 (ERIKA LODGE - PARROTS CLAY LICK - ATALAYA – CUSCO): We will get up very early to board our boat for thirty minutes around down river to visit a Parrots clay Lick (clay wall in the riverbank knowing as “Collpa”) on the riverbanks, where many species of parakeets, parrots and macaws such as the white-eyed parakeet, blue headed parrot, chestnut fronted macaw, etc. goes to eat the clay that is rich in minerals and salts that those birds use as supplements of their diet of seeds and fruits. After this activity we return to our lodge and enjoy our breakfast for then board our boat to Atalaya Port and then our private vehicle drive us back to Cusco, We have lunch on the way, arriving Cusco around dinner time.
Canopy Zip Down Line: In our Lodge area, we will have the traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables, enjoying and feeling the view and adrenaline, of the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy.
SERVICES NOT INCLUSIVE:
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING:
MANU NATIONAL PARK MAP - MANU NATURE
PHOTOS - MANU EXPEDITIONS - PERU MYSTERIES!!!
VIDEOS - MANU ADVENTURES!!!