Manu National Park Reserved Zone; the Real last Wild Frontier.

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Manu National Park Reserved Zone; the Real last Wild Frontier.

From $825.00, double room basis.

Manu, Cultural Zone 8 days, 7 nights.

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Tour Length: 8 days and 7 nights

Departures: Every Sunday

Activities: Full Adventure, Ecological, Outdoor
Spots to visit:The highlands and lowlands 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 - SALVADOR LAKE
  • Very early and after a ten minutes boat ride, we will arrive to a Parrot Lick “Collpa”, which is a wall of clay in the riverbanks, where many species of parrots such as the blue headed parrot, the white eyed parakeet, the dusky headed parrot the chestnut fronted macaw and others feed for mineral and salt supplements to their diet of seeds and fruits. After registering in the official tourist logbook at Limonal, the Park Rangers Headquarters and eating an early breakfast, we will continue travel up the Manu River for 4 hours approximately into the pristine heart of the reserve; we will leave the final traces of human habitation behind us. We arrive Salvador Lake, our base safari camp site (screened dining room, toilets / showers, solar panel system for some electricity and with radio communication available). Differences in wildlife abundance will be noted immediately we will begin to sight macaws, herons, kingfishers and cormorants frequently and improve our chances of encounters with capybaras, caymans, monkeys, and other wildlife, you will often see animals sunning themselves on beaches, or foraging for food in the trees lining the riverbanks. This canoe ride gives us the opportunity to observe the immensity of the rainforest. We arrive early in the afternoon and have lunch before setting off on a jungle trail although at this time of day mammals and birds are not as active as in the early morning, we will concentrate on the forest itself and discuss general rain forest ecology, return to the camp site.

  • Day 5 SALVADOR LAKE - OTORONGO LAKE
  • We rise early in the morning, as the forest is awakened by the Red Howler monkey declaring its territory. A morning walk before breakfast is a great way to catch wildlife in the pursuit of food, as the temperature is very pleasant at this time of day. We explore Salvador Lake by paddling quietly along on a catamaran, giving us the opportunity to observe unique species of birds, monkeys, caymans and with luck the Giant Otter. This endangered species can be seen swimming, fishing, eating and playing. After we enjoy lunch, we cross the river to walk a trail to another oxbow lake called Otorongo.
    This forest, which is estimated to be 2000 to 3000 years old and includes truly huge Ceiba trees and Strangler figs, is home to several mammals that are occasionally encountered: Saddle-back tamarinds, Squirrel, Spider and Brown Capuchin Monkeys, the Collared and the white lipped peccaries. At the lake a strategically located observation tower rises 15 meters above the lake and the jungle floor, from the top you not only get spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding forest but also excellent opportunities to observe birds from the canopy, this also gives us more chances to observe wildlife including the Giant Otter. Back at Salvador Lake, late in the afternoon we will use the catamaran and with the help of flash lights we can observe the black caymans rise from the depths of the lake and begin their search for prey. Return to the safari camp site.

  • Day 6 SALVADOR LAKE - BOCA MANU LODGE
  • Once again we wake up early, enjoy walking around Salvador Lake and then pack up and slowly go down stream the interesting Manu River. We continue to Boca Manu Village, situated a short distance from the confluence of the Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. From here we descend the Madre de Dios River arriving Boca Lodge and spend one more night in this magical Amazon jungle. Possibility to do a short night walk through the forest to observe American bullfrogs, horned frogs, tree frogs and an incredible variety of colourful insects.

  • Day 7 BOCA MANU - ERIKA LODGE
  • Around mid morning or before, we continue up the Alto Madre de Dios River to camp on an appropriate beach in the Cultural Zone, if for some chance we can not arrive Erika Lodge and enjoy the sites and sounds of the jungle for one last night.

  • Day 8 ERIKA LODGE - CUSCO
  • Waking up very early, we continue the trip by boat to Atalaya, where the bus will be waiting for us and drive back up and out of Manu, arriving in Cusco very late this night or the next early morning.

    Inclusions

  • Own ground transportation , own boat transportation (covered motor boats).
  • Specialized and bilingual guides.
  • 01 night in Orquideas de San Pedro lodge.
  • 02 nights in Erika Lodge.
  • 01 night in Boca Manu Lodge.
  • 02 night in Sajino Safari Camp site.
  • 01night in Yanayacu Lodge.
  • All meals (vegetarian option is available)
  • First aid Kit.
  • Paperwork and payment for Park permits.
  • Radio communication equipment in all lodges and camp sites.
  • We offer safety box for values and storage for luggage in Cusco main office.

    Not Included

  • Domestic flight nor Airport Taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips to guides or drivers or transfers
  • Sodas, alcoholic drinks, tips, mineral water for the first day, first
    day breakfast neither last dinner.

    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, Flashlight, 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. Making a booking means the agreement in full to these General Conditions
  • The TOUR DEVELOPMENT is SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE TIMES AND / OR THE SCHEDULE IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD THE TOUR SUCCESS
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 $ 850, Single Supplement: US $ 195
Meals as in the Itinerary Vegetarian, upon request available.

    Inclusions

  • Own ground transportation , own boat transportation (covered motor boats).
  • Specialized and bilingual guides.
  • 01 night in Orquideas de San Pedro lodge.
  • 02 nights in Erika Lodge.
  • 01 night in Boca Manu Lodge.
  • 02 night in Sajino Safari Camp site.
  • 01night in Yanayacu Lodge.
  • All meals (vegetarian option is available)
  • First aid Kit.
  • Paperwork and payment for Park permits.
  • Radio communication equipment in all lodges and camp sites.
  • We offer safety box for values and storage for luggage in Cusco main office.

    Not Included

  • Domestic flight nor Airport Taxes
  • Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance of any kind.
  • Tips to guides or drivers or transfers
  • Sodas, alcoholic drinks, tips, mineral water for the first day, first
    day breakfast neither last dinner.

    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, Flashlight, 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. Making a booking means the agreement in full to these General Conditions
  • The TOUR DEVELOPMENT is SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE TIMES AND / OR THE SCHEDULE IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD THE TOUR SUCCESS
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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