7 Days (6 nights tour)

Manu Reserved Zone (a pristine wilderness)

Frequency: (April through November)

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 30 days prior to departure date. Your reservation will be automatically wait-listed if no deposit is received.
- Amazon Tours Peru reserves the right to offer last minute special rates.

ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
Day 01: Cusco – Amazon Pona Lodge.
On the first day of our adventure into the Jungle of Manu, we will pick you up around 5:00 AM from your Hotels in Cusco, using Amazon Tours Peru private transport, our 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. From here we will continue into the Cloud Forest and at Fog forest we will explore for around 3 hours to observe 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 lodge in the evening where we will sleep in a beautiful and rustic lodge.

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

DAY 2: Amazon Pona Lodge – Teparo Ecological Reserve.
Very early at 06:00 a.m., we will leave in the direction of Port Atalaya; on the way we will make a few stops to visit the small Locals farmers who are known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits, even the famous Coca plant. Later, we will begin the boating portion of our journey a river excursion on the Madre de Dios, one of the tributaries of the mighty Amazon River. During our day we will have the chance to see many types of colourful birds such as parrots, oropendolas, vultures and others species. We will stop for the lunch. Hopefully, we will see some jungle mammals such as monkeys or the famous capybaras (jungle rodents that are about 2.5 ft long. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our next sleeping destination. We aim to arrive here at approximately 3:00 p.m. Here, there will be showers and services available. We will go on a night walk which is the best time to see many anthropoids, tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. This is of course optional.

Accommodation: Teparo Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Teparo Ecological Reserve – Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
Well fed and rested we leave Our Lodge, leaving the relatively clean waters of the Madre de Dios River behind; we enter the clay laden waters of the Manu River. With a brief stop at the park ranger station at Limonal to present our permits we travel for about five hours up the Manu River. Beaches, especially in the dry season, are loaded with nesting birds and feeding Heron Egrets, Orinoco Geese, Terns and Skimmers to name but a few. Some beaches will host sunning White and Black Caimans and breeding Side-necked Turtles.
Hundreds of Sand-colored Nightjars roost during the day on logs and beaches and there is a chance of encountering a sunning Jaguar - the world's third largest cat.
Before or after dinner, an optional excursion into the forest at night is available with your guide in search of nocturnal creatures. We spend the night at the Casa Matsiguenka; a rustic native owned lodge run by the Matsiguenka's themselves, with its own exclusive trail system. There are flush toilet and shower facilities and screened twin rooms, with comfortable beds and mosquito nets.

Accommodation: Casa Machiguenga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Casa Matsiguenka Lodge – Salvador Lake - Otorongo Lake.
In the morning we visit Cocha Salvador. From a catamaran we watch animals such as gamin herons and spider monkeys and enjoy watching the nearly extinct giant otters fishing.
After lunch we start our excursion thought the virgin jungle to Cocha Otorongo Lake, where there is a 20m high observation tower. From this tower we will have another chance to see giant otters and black caimans. For the rest of the day we will explore the jungle, looking for more species of monkeys. The guide will also explain about the jungle lifestyle, flora and fauna, medical plants and jungle food. We might also find a group of peccaries. In the evening we can enjoy the beautiful sunset and return to Casa Matchiguenka Lodge, where we spend the night.

Accommodation: Casa Machiguenga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Otorongo.
Today we'll walk very slowly from camp for 4-5 hours through the forest to Cocha Otorongo. We may encounter troops of Monkeys. This is a particularly good trail for Woolly and Black Spider Monkeys. We'll pay special attention to the plant life on this walk and listen for the rustle of vegetation or the soft sound of fruits falling to the rainforest floor that may betray the presence of animals or large birds. A visit to Lake Cocha Otorongo is planned, where observation piers and a 20 meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake are available for observing wildlife. We will also be on the lookout for a large family of Giant Otters that inhabit this lake.

Accommodation: Casa Machiguenga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Casa Matsiguenka – Teparo Ecological Reserve.
Leaving the lodge we'll head up the Madre de Dios River for four hours to the comfortable rustic lodge. This strategically located lodge facility is jointly owned and run by Amazon Tours Perú a local conservation group and is a base for scientific birdwatchers research in the area and a center for visitors wanting to explore the rainforest. We should arrive in time for lunch and a shower and get to meet whichever researchers are onsite.
The afternoon is set aside to relax or, if you want, to explore a trail through the untouched forest to a lookout point on a cliff over the river to watch roosting flights of Parrots and Macaws as the sun sets. Those who wish can participate in a night walk with your guide in search of nocturnal animals.

Accommodation: Teparo Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Teparo Ecological Reserve – Cusco.
We will leave from our Lodge early in the morning to go to the Port Atalaya. From here we will take the van directly to Cusco passing through the Cloud Forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour Includes:
- Private boat and bus
- Rubber boots, rain poncho
- All accommodations and Lodges
- Bilingual guide from the jungle
- Mineral water all the time
- First aid kit
- 3 meals per day including a vegetarian option
- Professional cook
- Entrance Fee to Manu National Park
- Entrance to Salvador Lake
- Entrance to Otorongo Lake

What you need to take:
- Repellent with a minimum of 40% deet
- Good Binocular
- Camera with extra batteries
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Sun lotion
- Pocket money
- Daypack
- Water bottle
- Sun hat
- Sandals
- Swimming suit
- Toilet Paper
- Small Towel
- Dark color clothes.

Important Note: The sequence of the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions .

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

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