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Manu National Park  Cultural Zone
( 8 days and 7 night )

Manu National Park is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo, Cusco. Before becoming an area protected by the Peruvian government, the Manu National Park was conserved due do its inaccessibility. The park remains fairly inaccessible by road to this day. In 1977, UNESCO recognized it as a Biosphere Reserve and in 1987 it was pronounced a World Heritage Site. It is the largest National Park in Peru, covering an area of 15,328 km². The Biosphere Reserve includes an additional 2,570 km² and an extra 914 km² are included in a "Cultural Zone" (which also is protected), bringing the total area to 18,811 km².

Itinerary Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner
Cost  by person  680 US$

DAY 1:- Cusco – Cloud Forest - Bamboo Lodge
Departure from Cusco city very early in the morning in one of our trucks specially prepared for this road. We will pass through interesting Inter-Andean valleys and picturesque farmer communities. In the middle of the day we are going to visit the pre-Inca buried towers of Ninamarca, known as “chullpas”. After that we will arrive to Paucartambo city, which is a typical colonial town. It had a lot of importance and it still conserves it’s flavor. Continuing our trip we drive up until the Abra of Accjanaco which is found at 3850 meters over the sea. From this point we start to go down passing through the cloud forest, which is an area rich in endemic species as the spectacular “Andean Bear” (Tremarctos Ornatus) and “The Cook of the Rock” (The Peruvian National Bird), “Orquis”, “Bromelias” and “Ferns” etc.
Then in San Pedro we will visit a lek of “Cook of the Rocks”, in which these birds every morning and afternoon made during a very interesting dance called “Displays”. After that we continue our tour until reaching Bamboo Lodge, where we will stop and spend our first night.

DAY 2:- Bamboo Lodge – Atalaya – Bonanza Ecological reserve.
After eating our breakfast we continue the tour by bus going through the high forest arriving to Atalaya which is found next to Madre de Dios river ( 700 meters over the sea). From this point we start to go down river in a motorized boat (55 hp). At the riverside we will have the opportunity to see a lot of bird species such as “Herons”, “Vultures”, “Cormorants” etc. After some hours we will arrive to Aguas Calientes (a hot spring), where we are going to have a comfortable bath. Passing three in the afternoon we will arrive to our lodge, where we accommodate and get new water resources to be able to take an one hour walk through the forest. With luck in this walk we will have a possibility to see Alot of wildlife. After this impressive experience we go back to the lodge where our delicious dinner is going to wait.

DAY 3:- Bonanza Ecological Reserve. – Boca Manu Oxbow lake.
In the morning we continue our trip down river in the boat and will later on arrive to Boca Manu Community. Here we accommodate in our lodge and after that visit the Valles Oxbow Lake. At the lake we will be sailing in a floating Catamaran, spotting birds and fishing “Piranhas”. We return to the town in the afternoon, where it will be possible to buy beers and other refreshments. At night we will have typical food of the zone as dinner.

DAY 4:- Boca Manu – Camungo oxbow lake– Blanquillo Lodge.
We will start to sail down Madre de Dios river for two hours, along the river we will see mokeys, macaws, egrets, caimans, and the largets rodent in the world called "capybara" after lunch we will walk for a few minutes arriving to the Camungo Oxbow lake. Before sailing on the lake, we will climb a metal tower (42 meters high) next to the lake from where we can get a beautiful view over the landscape. We will be enjoying this lake on a Catamaran all afternoon with the possibility of spotting “Giant Otters”. When it gets dark we are in the perfect position of spotting “Caymans” and with luck we will catch one of them. Still “shaking” after this exciting adventure we will go back to our campsite to take a deserved rest after a delicious dinner.

DAY 5:- Macaw Clay lick– Boca Manu – river bank.
Very early in the morning before having our breakfast, using a totally camouflaged hidden place we will observe a Macaw Clay Lick. This is a clay wall on the riverside, where different species of Parrots and Macaws come down each morning to extract necessary minerals for their diet balance. “The Parakeets”, “Amazon Parrot”, “The Blue headed Parrot” give an unforgettable pallet of colored wild life and as a perfectly finish to this picture the fabulous “Macaws” will arrive

After having our lunch we start the returning trip, but to do this we need to make a short stop in Boca Manu to get fuel for the boat. In the afternoon we will rise our tents in an adequate riverbank, where we are going to spend the night.
Option: The passengers that have bought the tour with return by flight, will be brought to Boca Manu airport, where we will make a stop to wait for their flight.

DAY 6:- River bank – Cusco.
Very early we continue our trip up river until reaching to Atalaya, where our truck is going to wait to take us to Cusco. FROM THERE OUR SERVICES END.

All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double occupancy.
All scheduled transportation.
All transfers.
All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
All entrance fees.
Meals  as specified in the itinerary.
International  Domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, domestic flight.
   Cost by person in Double Occupancy US$ 680  



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