Manu National Park Cultural Zone; the Last Wild Frontier.

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Manu National Park Cultural Zone; the Last Wild Frontier.

From $425.00, double room basis, Erika Lodge.

Manu Cultural Zone, 4 days, 3 nights.

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Tour Length: 4 days and 3 nights.

Departures: Every day from Cusco.

Activities: Ecological, Outdoor, with a taste of Adventure.
Spots to visit:The highlands and lowlands of the Cultural Zone of the Manu National Park.
Important Remark: This tour is available from Cusco only. Needed an extra flight Lima-Cusco and a night in Cusco.

  • Day 1 CUSCO - ORQUIDEAS LODGE
  • You leave from Cusco at dawn towards Paucartambo; along the way you visit the interesting pre-Inca tombs of Ninamarca, the colonial town of Paucartambo, and then downwards to the Cloud Forest; here a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal habitat for the plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is home of the Cock of the Rock, the Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens. At least 50% of the plant species found here are endemic to this region. Overnight in our Orquideas de San Pedro Lodge.

  • Day 2 SAN PEDRO - ERIKA LODGE
  • Today we wake up very early to observe the Cock of the Rock, Peru’s national bird from a platform. The male birds are a vibrant reddish orange, and as many as several dozen come together for an exhibition of a mating ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females. The females, fewer in number, watch to select the most suitable males. After breakfast we continue in our vehicle down the narrow road between waterfalls and canyons toward the town of Pilcopata (*1) and then to Atalaya Port; here we board our covered outboard motor boat and head down the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 15 minutes toward our private reserve of “Erika” a comfortable / rustic lodge where we will hike through the interesting trail system that this transitional area between high and low jungle offers. Overnight at the lodge.
    *1 Free Option: Here in Pilcopata town we will make the final settings for a 1½ hour river rafting (class I and II) trip down the Koshnipata River where we will have the opportunity for a dip and of course enjoy the spectacular view of the Koñeq Canyon.
    *2 New!!! Option: We walk through the trail that leads us to the observation platform located 15 feet above the mammal clay lick itself where we wait for the lumbering peccaries to arrive, we observe and photograph them in action. Important: The observation depends on luck on availability and weather conditions

  • Day 3 ERIKA LODGE
  • Erika Lodge is located in a transition zone between high and low jungle (600m.a.s.l. to 1,150 m.a.s.l), encompassing different habitats. This altitude range explains the high diversity of wildlife found around this lodge. Immediately after breakfast, we will start walking near the riverbanks, during the hike our guide will talk about insects, medicinal plants, trees, reptiles, mammals, etc. This afternoon we board our boat, and after five minutes, we will walk for another 30 minutes approximately though a very nice trail to observe and talk about the interesting flora fond such as sensitive plants, heliconias, fruit plantations, etc. until we arrive to Machuwasi Lake where with the help of a telescope we can observe great egrets, tucanets, carpenters, Keskadees, cardinals, etc. Short night walk to observe American bullfrogs, horned frogs, tree frogs and an incredible variety of insects.
    *3 Free Option: Canopy Zip Down: At Erika Lodge, our guests traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables zip lines), as they sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails far below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through the different layers of the rain forests and explain what’s going on around you from the time you leave the ground, until you rappel back down to the forest floor

  • Day 4 ERIKA LODGE - CUSCO
  • Early wake up to board our boat. After some minutes sail, we will arrive to a small "Collpa", which is a wall of clay in the riverbanks where many species of parrots feed for mineral and salt supplements to their diet of seeds and fruits. After this colourful and noisy show we continue downriver to Atalaya and then by bus begins your return to Cusco arriving late evening to your Hotel.

    Inclusions

  • Specialized and bilingual guide.
  • Camping equipment.
  • All land and river transportation.
  • 01 night in San Pedro open air lodge.
  • 02 nights in the Erika Lodge.
  • All meals, first aid kit.
  • Rafting equipment.
  • Safety box for values and storage for luggage.

    Not Included

  • Domestic flight nor Airport Taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
  • Meals
  • Other Items stocked in the Hotel mini-bars.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips to guides or drivers or transfers

    Things you should bring along on your trip to the Manu

  • Binoculars, Camera, plenty of batteries.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Warm clothing (in case of a cold front), long sleeve
  • T-shirts
  • 100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
  • Insect repellent (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion.
  • One pair of lightweight ankle height boots and sandals.
  • Binoculars, Flash light, plenty of batteries (alkaline).
  • Wide brim hat (for sunny days), sun glasses.
  • Towel, swimming suit, personal medicines.
    (e.g.: liquid for contact lenses).

    Very Important Remark

  • Aldo Dolci Tour & Travel it reserves the right to make changes to the above itinerary due to social commotion, strikes, weather conditions, flight cancellations, or lack of availability due late booking.
  • If such changes happen the economic incidences resulting as a consequence of those changes will be billed to the passengers.
All HOTELS and TOURS are based on US standards. All our programs may be tailored accordingly your requirements, whatever the length of your staying, or any special interests, or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours. Rates are per person.

Rates based in Double Occupancy. Per person US $ 425, Single Supplement: US $ 100
Meals as in the Itinerary Vegetarian, upon request available.

    Inclusions

  • Specialized and bilingual guide.
  • Camping equipment.
  • All land and river transportation.
  • 01 night in San Pedro open air lodge.
  • 02 nights in the Erika Lodge.
  • All meals, first aid kit.
  • Rafting equipment.
  • Safety box for values and storage for luggage.

    Not Included

  • Domestic flight nor Airport Taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
  • Meals
  • Other Items stocked in the Hotel mini-bars.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips to guides or drivers or transfers

    Things you should bring along on your trip to the Manu

  • Binoculars, Camera, plenty of batteries.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Warm clothing (in case of a cold front), long sleeve
  • T-shirts
  • 100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
  • Insect repellent (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion.
  • One pair of lightweight ankle height boots and sandals.
  • Binoculars, Flash light, plenty of batteries (alkaline).
  • Wide brim hat (for sunny days), sun glasses.
  • Towel, swimming suit, personal medicines.
    (e.g.: liquid for contact lenses).

    Very Important Remark

  • Aldo Dolci Tour & Travel it reserves the right to make changes to the above itinerary due to social commotion, strikes, weather conditions, flight cancellations, or lack of availability due late booking.
  • If such changes happen the economic incidences resulting as a consequence of those changes will be billed to the passengers.
All HOTELS and TOURS are based on US standards. All our programs may be tailored accordingly your requirements, whatever the length of your staying, or any special interests, or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours. Rates are per person.

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