MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D/3N
Person: 550 US$ ( min. 2 persons) ( bus/ bus).
PROGRAM: 4d / 3n
SEASON: JULY – DECEMBER
MINIMUN GROUP: 02PAX
DAY 1: CUSCO TO SAN PEDRO :
We take an 9 hours bus trip from
the city of Cusco ascending to the high mountain area at 4200 m
(14,000 feet). After a short stop in Ninamarca, to see the
pre-Inca cemetery, and Paucartambo village, we descend the
eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush
vegetation (ferns, orchids, etc.) to the lowland rainforest on
the Madre de Dios and Manu Rivers. You will enjoy spectacular
views of the Andes and may see wildlife such as our national
bird, the Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) inside a hiding
place next to the lek, brilliantly colored Tanagers and
Hummingbirds and with some luck the first monkeys, as e.g. the
Wooly Monkey. We spend the night in a lodge in San Pedro
cloudforest( 1500m). manu
DAY 2: SAN PEDRO TO BUENA VISTA LODGE :
Early in the morning we have
another opportunity to observe the Cock of the Rocks at the lek.
After breakfast we walk along the road increasing with our list
of flora and fauna.We will travel for 2.5 hours by bus to
Atalaya, at 500 m. Here we embark on a half hour journey in a
15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. We
have the opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of
the river, such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, King
Vultures and some of the 13 species of monkeys that live in
Manu. In the afternoon we walk on the trails around the lodge.
Optional night walk to see Caimans on the lake. We spend the
night at Buena Vista Lodge. manu
DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK AND EXPLORING BUENA VISTA LODGE :
Very early in the morning we
go to see the parrot clay lick, this is a special place where
parrots, parakeets and small macaws go to eat minerals which
help them with digestion. After the natural show we walk on the
trails or we can go fishing at the river. The night is spent at
the lodge. Optional night walk ( to see insects, frogs, snakes
DAY 4: BUENA VISTA LODGE TO CUSCO:
After breakfast we start the
return trip to Cusco, arriving at around 4 pm.
•Professional Guide specialized in Manu.
•Food (3 meals per day, vegetarian on request).
•Private bus lodge Medical supplies.
Tips, and extra spends
PASANGER MUST BRING
•Basic clothes change