Manu Amazon Rainforest Expeditions 7 Days
Manu Amazon Rainforest Expeditions 7 Days

Manu Amazon Rainforest Expeditions 7 Days

Without a doubt this expedition to the Amazon is for lovers of nature, birds, animals, and jungle. Manu National Park today is recognized as one of the best protected areas of mega biodiversity on the planet. For this reason we created this long program, Manu Amazon Rainforest Expedition 7 days, with the goal of discovering more intimate of parts of the Amazon jungle and its diverse inhabitants.

NOTE :The program involves several trips by bus and boat, and so given the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without notice.


Duration

3 Days


Type

Adventure


Difficulty

Easy to Moderate


Distance

Start: Cusco
End: Cusco
Style: Original
Type: Adventure
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Age: Minimum 10 years with their parents, 18 without parents.
Group size: Minimum 2 Maximum 9

Meals
6 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners (vegetarian option available)

Transport
Land transportation (minivan), Peke Peke (small boat motorized, perfectly designed for small rivers)

Accommodation
Salvacion (1night) Posada Manu Rainforest (3night), Robles Tree House (2night)

  • Hike in the cloud forest (first day)
  • Macaw, parrots and parakeet viewing at the Colpa (Robles Ecological Reserve)
  • Tubing in the Palotoa River (Robles Ecological Reserve)
  • Night hikes with licensed naturalist guide
  • Sport fishing
  • Hiking trails on our private reserve
  • Exploring for Wildlife
  • Exploring for Caimans/Alligators
  • 3 hour trip in our motorized local boat called PEKE PEKE

First breakfast, water for the first day, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, snacks, souvenirs, tips and the last dinner

TOUR ROUTE

Manu Amazon Rainforest expeditions 7 Days

The route for this tour begins on day one in Cusco and heads to Salvacion Town. It’s a long day of around 11 hours of travel making various stops along the way, (minivan) with potholes, curves, tunnels and many spectacular views.

In addition we will travel by boat for another 2 hours passing through low forest and beautiful landscapes, rolling with the currents and rapids; the trip is part of the adventure!

ITINERARY

Day 01: Cusco - Cloud Forest - Salvacion

The journey begins in a minivan leaving the city of Cusco at 4:00 a.m., then making a brief stop in the historic town of Paucartambo, and at Acjanaco, the highest point and entrance to the National Park of the Manu. From here we will descend through the cloud forest and the lowland forest of the Amazon to reach the capital city of Salvacion.

Night walk in search of some alligators, amphibians, and the largest rodent in the world (capybara)

Overnight in local, comfortable accommodation.

Day 02: Salvacion – Machuwasy Lake – Posada Manu Rainforest

For today we have a very interesting visit to the Oxbow Lake. In this particular trek we’ll get to see a number of wildlife species such as the HOATZIN (loud prehistoric birds), oropendulas, and monkeys. We’ll then take our minivan by two hours to get to the banks of the river Alto Madre de Dios. Here we cross the river in a wooden boat to get to our hostel, Posada Manu Rainforest, for lunch and afternoon nature walks.

At night after dinner you can join the night hike which is part of the tour, or take in the sounds of the jungle with an early night’s sleep. At dusk in the Amazon, we will look for armadillos, and nocturnal monkeys that come to feed on bananas from the farms of the locals.

Day 03: Inchipato River - sport fishing

After breakfast, we will leave to do some sport fishing with lines and bait; our catch will be our lunch.

On this day we’ll have plenty of chances for wildlife spotting as we cruise along the river, keeping an active watch on both sides for alligators, capybara, monkeys and the rich birdlife that reside her. With luck we can chance on river otters and turtles.

Overnight Posada Manu Rainforest.

Day 04: Posada Manu Rainforest – Robles Tree House

After breakfast, we will travel in small canoes upstream via the crystal clear waters of the river Palotoa for 45 minutes. We’ll likely see cormorants, fisher eagles and heron, as well as howler and squirrel monkeys. Raptors frequently soar above. We choose the river Palotoa because it’s less busy and gives us more chances to observe this fascinating wildlife in solitude.

Overnight in Robles Tree House.

Day 05: Parrot Colpa - Trekking - Swimming

The Robles Ecological Reserve offers us the most important wildlife viewing activity of this tour to Manu at our private parrot colpa. (A colpa is a mineral rich clay wall that attracts animals who need to eat there to get essential minerals.) At 5 a.m. we wake up and gather to watch the colpa from our hide at 5:30 a.m., the best time to catch the birds and animals feeding there. Parrots, parakeets, macaws (Aras), (sometimes in the hundreds) feed on clay since it counteracts the toxins that eat in their daily diet day through their food.

In the afternoon after the lunch we will make excursions into primary and secondary forest, and into bamboo forests to find creatures in their natural habitat.

Overnight in Robles Tree House.

Day 06: Parrot and Macaw Colpa - Tubing – Posada Manu Rainforest

Once again we will have the chance to watch the dazzling activity of parrots and macaws at the clay lick. You will not tire of witnessing this wonderful show, and another chance to watch river otters coming to swim very early in the morning. Afterwards we enjoy breakfast in the wild and get ready to make that special trip downriver tubing! On this journey you’ll have a unique view of beautiful riverside panoramas. It’s relaxing and refreshing! We will arrive in the afternoon to our hostel and at night will provide a sparkling wine accompanied by popcorn to toast to our spectacular trip and then enjoy our last delicious dinner together.

Overnight in Posada Manu Rainforest.

Day 07: Posada Manu Rainforest - Cusco

Today we head back to the city of Cusco in our minivan. We’ll stop halfway to have lunch in the open air for a final opportunity to observe Manu’s creatures in the wild. We’ll reach Cusco at about 5:00 in the afternoon. We hope you’ll take many unforgettable moments with you from this exclusive expedition and come back to visit us again.

The meeting point or pick up will be at your Cusco hotel, our Guide will meet you with our private minivan.

The tour begins and ends in the city of Cusco. If you're based outside of Cusco in Pisac, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo for example, you will be picked up much earlier to be brought to the city of Cusco to join the tour at its departure point. Please contact us to coordinate. This will have an additional cost, and schedule of pick up will be arranged.

Pick up time is bright and early, at 4:00 in the morning, to give us more time to enjoy the places of interest on the way. And, leaving early we also take advantage of the fresh morning to see more wildlife on the way. Leaving early we also avoid traffic and other tour groups crowding our way.

We normally run this tour from March to December (summer). For January and February, please inquire for availability as it is the rainy season and trips will be scheduled only when it is safe.

We recommend economizing on your luggage for this trip to Manu of 7 days. Travel light and think about bringing layers instead of big jackets, etc. Be selective and pack light. Choose quick dry clothing if possible, we will be in the jungle! Remember long sleeves and long trousers are a barrier between you and the mosquitos! Pack wisely and enjoy your trip more.

  • A small daypack for all your essentials like water bottle, camera, snacks and phone , toilet paper, hand sanitizer
  • 4-5 long sleeve t-shirts or polos
  • 3-4 ultra lightweight pair of hiking pants
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 7 pairs of socks
  • 1 wide-brimmed Sun Hat
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • 1 small ultra-light towel
  • Waterproof shoes/hiking sandals like TEVAs
  • Swimming suit/Bathers

We don’t want you to miss out on the spectacular beauty of the flora and fauna Manu rainforest! While your zoom is a great way to catch animals at a distance, binoculars are a great way just to watch! Manu Rainforest Peru provides use of professional binoculars! The Nikon, Vortex 8 x 42 water resistant binoculars offer extended clear viewing and brings the action in close. Please note, while in your care, the binoculars are your responsibility, so please treat them with care as you are liable in the event of any damage or loss.

  • Plastic bags for dirty and clean clothes, and for camera/electronics.
  • A torch or head lamp (for night hikes) with battery
  • Camera and Battery charger and extra battery, memory cards
  • Dark-colored clothing
  • Biodegradable or Organic Soap (available in Cusco)
  • Sunscreen
  • DEET or other strong insect repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper (in plastic bag to keep dry!)
  • Personal medication

Manu Rainforest Peru rates include all meals, soft drinks, hot drinks, sparkling wine and beer with meals, accommodations at lodges, excursions with knowledgeable naturalist guides, professional cook (chef), the Manu National Park entrance fee, night walks. We will provide private transportation (boat & minivan). Breakfast and lunch will be available on your last day and are included in the rate. Tubing in the river is also included on your amazon adventure. One great advantage of our “all inclusive” rates is that you will know in advance exactly how much you’re Manu Rainforest Peru vacation will cost.

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