Tour facts: Possible to depart the entire year but do your reservations one month in advanced.
Manú National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional del Manú)
It is a national park and biosphere reserve located in the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco in Peru. It protects diverse ecosystems such as lowland rainforests, cloud forests and Andean grasslands. The Manú Nature Reserve was established in 1968.
Manú National Park was established by decree on 29 May 1973; during the dictatorship of General Juan Velasco.
In 1977, UNESCO recognised it as a Biosphere Reserve and in 1987, as a World Heritage Site.
In 2002, the Peruvian government increased the extension of the park to its current area.
Manu National Park covers an area of 1,716,295.22 hectares (17,162.95 km2) which comprises mountainous areas (traversed by creeks and valleys) with elevations close to 4000 m above sea level and a portion of the Amazon Basin plains.
The park is divided into the following areas: the restricted use zone (with pristine forests and native communities, access is granted to researchers only); the reserved zone (for recreation and research); the recuperation zone (for the recovery of disturbed areas) and the cultural zone (for human settlement).
At an agreed time
Our passengers must comply with the following rules for good use, comfort and enjoyment of the trip to the Manu Tourist and Recreational Use Zone.
1.- Overnight in the place indicated in the program and permission.
2.-Visit only authorized areas
3.- Do not interfere with the activities of park guards and researchers
4.-Do not establish contact with native people and respect their customs.
5.-Do not collect species of flora and fauna.
6.-Do not carry firearms.
7.-Do not enter hunting and fishing implements.
8.-Comply with the provisions of the Park headquarters and its park guard staff.
9.- Grant facilities to park guards to inspections carried out on the vessel that transports them.
10.- The entrance to Manu reserved area is from the Limonal Lookout, to the area of Otorongo Camps, salvador and Matshiguenka house
11.-Do not disturb or feed the wild animals.
12.-Place the garbage in the bins or when leaving the area. Take it with you.
13.- Do not destroy or write or scratch signs, bins, or other infrastructure.
14.-Communicate to the park guard any abnormal facts that you observe during your visit.
With the fulfillment of said norms, it will be supporting the conservation and good use of the recreation area of the Manu National Park.
Leaving from Cusco very early in the morning in our comfortable bus. Ascending to the high mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the funeral towers or chullpas of Ninamarca. The bus then descents through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Stops to give you the opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruvian) mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and many more. With luck we will see the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we arrive to the village of PIILCOPATA. typical lodge. Showers and toilets available.
After an early and delicious breakfast we continue our trip by bus 45 minutes .where we will see local farms, coca leave plantations, diferent forest birds , then we get Atalaya port to travel by boat on the ways you can see many species of birds, insects and many other small animals, after that we get our amazon lodge where we have lunch, and take a hike to look for forest birds, medicinal plants and exotic plants, etc. Showers and toilets shared (B,L,D). – Night in Lodge.
Very early in the morning we go by boat for approximately 30 minutes sailing to go see the parrots clay lick. We will be able to observe among 3 or 4 species of parrots and small macaws, then we explore in to the trails and lake. We continue to observe the flora as orchids, bromelias, specially ferns, and fauna as turtles, frogs, the brown capuchin monkey. Besides the river we can observe the white caimans, capybaras (hidroacheris). Showers and toilet – Night in Lodge.
After the breakfast we ge on the boat to go along the river Alto Madre de Dios, where we will see many kind birds in the banks of the river. We have to stop to visit Native Community Shintuya where we can walk around the community then we will go by boat and arrive to Aguas Calientes hot spring (curative waters) to get a shower to relax. In the afternoon we come back to Paititi also we have night walk. Night in lodge.
After a delicious breakfast unfortunately our tour comes to and end and we must go back by boat to the port of Atalaya and get back to Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel.