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MANU NATIONAL PARK: The Manu National Park is situated in Southeastern Peru where it covers 1.9 Million hectares. Around 6500 Quechua and 2000 Amazonian peoples are living inside the Reserve. The Manu National Park is concerned by 3 major biogeographically provinces (the Puna, the YungaManu Tours and the Amazonian provinces). It ranges from 200 to 4020 m a.s.1. Combined with topographic, soil and climate conditions; The Manu National Park is characterized by a very high level of diversity (Natural World Heritage Site). Some of the .wildlife species are endangered.

The Manu National Park is composed of 3 main areas:  ( Manu National Park) devoted to conservation, a buffer area including indigenous territories and private ecological reserves, a transition area with bio geographical boundaries and experimental, application and traditional use areas. The biological station of Cocha Cachu allows to carry out different researches on biological species. and ecosystems. An inventory of the biodiversity was undertaken in  Manu National Park since 1987. Planning and monitoring research are also performed in the core and buffer areas. An applied research programed aims to set up sustained management of biological resources such as Cedrela odorate and Podocnemis unfilms. Since 1991 an agroforestry project has been initiated (soil fertility, fallow agriculture) and complemented by studies on animal husbandry systems, fodder for ruminants and fishery resoManu National Parkurces. Indigenous population’s ownership of the land is recognized by the State (traditional use area). Colonization around The Manu National Park took place during the forties with logging and farming activities. Resident populations have access to natural resources through mining subsistence farming and cattle rising. An integrated conservation and development project of the Manu National Park aims to manage the resource base, to improve social and economic development and to extend

  • Length: 8 Days /7 Nights
  • Type of service: Private or Group
  • Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Manu National Park
  • Activities:  Manu National Park , Manu Biosphere Reserve, Flora & fauna, Otorongo Lake, Cocha Salvador, jungle trips
  • Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  • Best time to visit: May – October
  • Departure: Every day
  • Minimum of participants: 4
  • Maximum of participants: 10
  • Price per person:

Quick Itinerary of the Manu  National Park:

Tours Day 1 6:00 a.m .   – 18:00  p.m

Transfer Hotel – Cusco  Private vehicle . 9 Hours

Ninamarca ,Paucartambo,cloud forest, Pilcopata

Tours Day 2 7:00 a.m .   – 21 :00  p.m

Atalaya Port ,Private Boat , travel  by River Madre de Dios

Rainforest lodge   acommodation Walk in the Amazon   3 hours Night Caiman

Tours Day 3 8:00 a.m .   – 16 :00  p.m

Visiting the Hot springs , Native Community Diamante

Arrive to small Town  Boca Manu , Night walk

Tours Day 4 8:00  am.  – 15 :00 p.m

Boca Manu, Travel by river manu

Visiting  Lake Otorongo by Catamaran , long walk in the biosphere reserve

Tours Day 5 8:00  am.  – 16 :00 p.m

Visinting  the Lakes Otorongo and Salvador, 

2 hours exploring in the reserve of manu national park  

Tours Day 6 8:00  am.  – 16 :00 p.m

Visinting  the Otorongo Lake, Pakitza,

Tours Day 7 7:00  am.  – 16 :00 p.m

today we might travels in  our boat approximately 8 hours

Boca Manu, Visinting   Native Community Shintuya  , the Hot springs , inforest Lodge

Tours Day 8 5:00  am.  – 20 :00 p.m

Parrot Clay Lick , Boat Back to atalaya port

Bus back to  Cusco

ITINERARY DETAILED

Manu National Park 8 days / 7 nights

TOURS DAY 1: CUSCO, NINAMARCA, CULTURAL  ZONE, PILCOPATA

We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep

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their old customs. Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of a cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where we overnight in a jungle lodge after enjoying dinner and shower in Manu National Park

TOURS DAY 2: PILCOPATA TO ATALAYA PORT & RAINFOREST LODGE

After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about half an hManu National Narkour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riversides, we have a great opportunity to observe the river wildlife like herons, vultures, cormorants and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu! In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we go to explore nearby paths where we can see a big diversity of species, for example, tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, erotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we return to our lodge to overnight. Optional: A night walk in the Manu National Park

TOURS DAY 3: RAINFOREST LODGE,TO BOCA MANU

We start our today´s 7 hour navigation after breakfast. While navigaManu National Parkting the Alto Madre de Dios River, we have an opportunity to observe diverse species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers, turtles or monkeys.

Later, we reach the Manu Reserved Zone. Later that afternoon, we get to our next lodge in the area of Boca Manu. We can have a shower, and after dinner, we overnight. Optional: A night walk in the Manu National Park

TOURS DAY 4: BOCA MANU TO LAKE OTORONGO /MANU NATIONAL PARK

Today, we say good-bye to the Madre de Dios River to change for a navigation on the Manu River offering us other amazing views of a great variety of species living in andManu National Park around it such as groups of turtles, white caimans, capybaras, jaguar (Panthera onca) resting on a log and watching its territory. In the afternoon, we reach a next jungle lodge called Otorongo that offers us basic rooms with bathrooms. Later on, our Tour Guide takes us to the Otorongo Lake where an observation tower is placed allowing us to watch giant otters living there. During that, the Guide teaches us functions and secrets of the jungle. After that, we return to the lodge to have dinner and spend the night. Optional: A night walk.

TOURS DAY 5: LAKES SALVADOR & OTORONGO/ MANManu National ParkU NATIONAL PARK

Today, we visit the Salvador Lake in our silent rowing boat that allows us observing a family of playful giant river otters, black caimans as well as many rare bird species including a prehistoric bird called shansho You can be sure that animals here in wild Amazon Manu have never suffered from hunting by people! In the afternoon, we return to our lodge near Otorongo Lake to have a rest and sleep. Optional: A night walk.

TOURS DAY 6: OTORONGO LAKE / PAKITZA /MANU NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, our group starts the travel by boat from Otorongo Lake towards Pakitza offering us to watch

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more wildlife. In Pakitza, we can observe different paths and other kinds of mammals. In the afternoon, we return to our lodge to have a rest and shower. After dinner, we overnight.

TOURS DAY 7:  BOCA MANU &RAINFOREST LODGE / MANU NATIONAL PARK

Today surely starts with a howler monkey scream that wake us up. After breakfast, we navigate on the Manu River to Boca Manu. We change there for the Alto Madre de Dios River and continue navigating until reaching the Rainforest Lodge, a place of our next overnight.

TOURS DAY 8: RAINFOREST LODGE &ATALAYA PORT , CUSCO,

We wake up very early today to go by boat to see a 10 minute far away parroManu National Parkt clay lick After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we are able to board a motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port. Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately between 6 and 6:30 pm.

IMPORTANT
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you

INCLUDED TOUR:

Included in the Manu National Park 8 days:

  • A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
  • Motorboat transportation;
  • Private vehicle land transportation;
  • Entrance to the Reserved Zone of the Manu National Park;
  • A professional Cook,
  • Meals: 7x breakfast, 7x lunch, 7x dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost);
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in lodges;
  • First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
  • Radio communications;
  • Rubber boots.

Not included in the Manu National Park 8 days:

  • Any flight nor airport departure taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccination;
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips to local staff.

What to take with you to the Manu National Park 8 days:

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM),
  • Original passport,
  • Small backpack,
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured),
  • Long cotton trousers,
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers),
  • Comfortable walking shoes,
  • Sandals or light shoes,
  • Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho),
  • Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only),
  • Swimsuit;
  • Binoculars (we also rent it),
  • Camera and its charger,
  • Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera,
  • A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain,
  • Toiletries,
  • Small towel,
  • Toilet paper,
  • Sun cream,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries),
  • A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum),
  • Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip.

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