Cusco Amazon Tour

5 Days (4 nights tour)

Manu Expeditions (Parrots and Mammals Clay Licks and Piranhas Fishing)

The program can change according to the weather, river conditions and wishes of the group.

Frequency: (All year round except February)

Fixed departures

Transport:
in and out by bus-boat (round trip)

We offer special rates for group rates

Bookings:
- A 50% deposit is required to guarantee the reservation. The remaining balance must be paid in the briefing time that is a week prior to departure date. Your reservation will be automatically wait-listed if no deposit is received.
- Amazon Tours Perú reserves the right to offer last-minute special rates.

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
Day 1 Cusco – Amazon Pona Lodge.
We leave from Cusco at 5:00am by our 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 to Tres Cruces, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park to one of the most protected natural areas in South America. From here we will descent passing by goblin forest into the Cloud Forest and at Fog forest we will explore for around 3 hours, in this part of the Park there are many bird species to be seen among which the beautiful paradise tanager, umbrella bird, the golden headed quetzal and the National bird of Peru, (the cock of the rock), the biggest monkey in Peru (woolly monkeys) and to observe different types of bromeliads and beautiful orchids. Then we arrive to our Amazon pona Lodge where we will sleep in a beautiful and rustic lodge with prívate bathrooms and showers available, this night before dinner we do short night walking into the forest using our rubber boots (night walk optional).

Accommodation: Amazon Pona Lodge
Meals: Lunch (Box Lunch) Dinner

Day 2 Amazon Pona Lodge – Papaya Eco Lodge.
At daybreak, after breakfast we continue by bus to tropical lowland rainforest, stopping along the way to visit a coca and banana plantations. Arriving at the small village Atalaya at 650m, we change into a motorized canoe to navigate down the fast Alto Madre de Dios River, with all equipment (life jackets) to our Ecological Reserve, along the boat trip, we can see a variety of birds, such as herons, Kingfisher and always the presence of vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, the king of vultures (Sarcoramphus papa) we also have a stop in natural hot springs, to take medicinal baths.
We will walk in the afternoon until evening in our Ecological Reserve (included night expeditions) to see tarantulas, different types of spiders, poisonous frogs, tree frogs, snakes, alligators, night monkeys, armadillos and boas. Night in our Lodge with private bathrooms and showers available.

Accommodation: Papaya Eco Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Papaya Eco Lodge – Camouflaged Hut (Mammals Clay Lick).
This day after breakfast we will explore the jungle for several hours the trails and see different animals such as howlers monkeys, brown capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, collared peccaries and Coaties; birds such as eagles, parrots, macaws, woodpeckers, toucans, medicinal plants, flowers, and the giant trees of the jungle.
This night we will spend at our Tapirs and Deers Clay Lick. This Camouflaged hut is strategically located near to the Clay Lick to observe theTapir (the bigest mammal in the amazon) , Deers, and to enjoy the jungle sounds during all night time.
Night at our Camouflaged Hut watching nocturnal animals and to enjoy the mixed sounds of the jungle (protected by mosquitos net)

Accommodation: Camouflaged Hut.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Camouflaged Hut – Machuwasi Lake – Harpy Eagle Lodge.
We come back early in the morning from the Camouflaged Hut to Papaya Eco Lodge, on the way back we will enjoy the amazing sounds of birds like Macaws, woodpeckers or sound of the Howler Monkey.
From here we take our boat up river to Machuwasi lake. In the late afternoon we will visit the lake and take a balsa raft giving us the opportunity to see different kinds of wildlife, and the beautiful sun set from the jungle. After dark we will have another opportunity for night walking. We will spend the night in our comfortable lodge.

Accommodation: Harpy Eagle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Harpy Eagle Lodge - Cusco.
We will get up early to visit the parrot, parakeets and mini macaws clay lick and after breakfast we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco.
We return to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Note:If we didn´t see the Andean cook of the rock the first day in the afternoon, we can visit the last day in the morning.

Tour includes:
-Private transport van and boat
-Rubber boots
-All camping equipment
-Qualified bilingual native guide with own equipment
-Mineral water
-First aid kit
-3 meals per day
-Cook
-Entrance to the accommodation (lodge)
-Camping Huts

You will need to bring:
-Sleeping bag
-Rain coat or rain poncho
-Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet
-Binocular
-Camera with extra batteries
-Flash Light with extra batteries
-Sun lotion
-Pocket Money
-Daypack
-Water bottle
-Sun hat
-Sandals
-Toilet paper
-Dark clothes

Pre-departure briefing the night before of your trip at your hotel with your tour guide.

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