Manu National Park Reserved
Located between the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco, In Manu and Paucartambo provinces, the Manu has an extension of 1,909.800 hectares divided in three big zones: the National Park, destined to conservation and were only scientific activities are allowed; the Reserved Zone to which controlled visit are made and the Transition or Culture Zone were some native communities live.
In Manu all the variety of ecological levels that exist in the Amazon can be found. This turns it into one of the most bio-diverse zones in the world. It is estimated that in its territory, there are more than 20,000 types of plants, 1,000 bird species, 1,200 butterfly species, 210 fish species and 200 mammal species. Among the most representative animals is the rooster of the rocks, the jaguar, the maquisapa monkey and lion monkey. Some of the Amazon communities that live in the area the Matsiguenka, Amahuaca, Yine, Amarakaeri, Huashipaire, nahua, among others that have never had contact with the occidental world.
Full Itinerary: Manu National Park Reserved
DAY 1: CUSCO - PILCOPATA.
We leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains, to get to the typical and folkloric town of Paucartambo; here we will take a short walk around the town before carrying on the Ajanaco, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the cloud forest and to San Pedro, we will walk for around 1hour to observe the National Bird of Peru, the cock of the rock, and many different kinds of monkeys, plants and flowers. We arrive in Pilcopata at the evening where we will sleep in a local lodge.
DAY 2: PILCOPATA - PALOTOA.
After breakfast we will continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we will stop to observe a coca plantation, we will also stop at a view point where you can get a good overview of the jungle and river. From Atalaya we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where you can bath in the nature hot springs.In the afternoon We will retur river up till Palotoa, stopping to visit the native communitive shintuya on the way, in the afternoon will walk in the jungle for several hours in order to appreciate the many different kind of animals, birds, plants and flowers. If we are lucky we will see monkeys. In the evening we willk to visit oxbow lake for cacth caimans utill dinner time and them we will come back to the campsite for dinner and sleep on in tents in palotoa camp site close to the Alto Madre de Dios River.
DAY 3: PALOTOA - INCHIPATO.
after breakfast. We will go to expedition full day, where, on the way we will appreciate a pristin jungle and many kinds of the animals in their natural environment and different kinds of the flowers, medicinal plants, etc.. and we will climbing big tree by liana or strangle tree, After. An the afternoon we will go to fish and catching caiman utill our dinner, We camp close to the river in tents, deep in the jungle.
DAY 4: INCHIPATO RIVER -PALOTOA RIVER.
After breakfast we will walk for several hours to Palotoa River River, where on the way we will climbing strangle tree and we will training survivel of the jungle in the afternoon we will enjoy a swimingin in the River and after that we will go to fish and catching caiman, seeing pristine wildlife in the night and them make our camping in the close the river, close to the bonfire and enjoying some drinks. will arrive to typical lodge, we will spend the nightin our camping, deep in the jungle.
DAY 5: PALOTOA NATIVE COMUNITY - TEPARO LODGE
After breakfast we will walk for several hours for visit Native Comunity (matsiguenga) and we will walking in a close to comunity trail we have the most beautiful experience, watching birds and Know more plants We will return by raft paddling until the mouth of Palotoa River, and then we will return river up by boat to the Soga de Oro lodge. We will spend the last night in the lodge.
DAY 6: TEPARO LODGE - CUSCO.
After breakfast,then we will return to Atalaya,, where our bus will be waiting for us. We will pass through cloud forest and arrive in the afternoo. End of our tour.
NOTE: The program can change according to the weather, river conditions and wishes of the group.
|Destination||Cusco, Puerto Maldonado|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 days before of the trek|