7D/6N MANU PARK TOUR ACTIVITIES
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 Pilcopata, where we will stop and spend our first night.
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.
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.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast we continue the tour down river until arriving to the lodge, Here you can file up your bottles with water and briefly after this, we go back to the boat, but just to sail for a few minutes. Rapidly arriving to the port we continue by food through the forest more or less for half an hour until reaching The Oxbow Lake called “Cocha Blanco”. Here is a hidden place where we are going to wait for the “Giant Otters” to arrive and after this we go sailing on a Catamaran. Same night we will have the opportunity to spot “Caymans” and there will be a possibility of catching one of them. After this adventure we take a deserved rest in the lodge.
Very early in the morning before having our breakfast, using a totally camouflaged hidden place we will observate 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. Impressed by nature we return to our lodge.
With our things parked before going to the Macaw Clay Lick, we can quickly and easily start our return. In the afternoon we will raise our tents in an adequate river bank, where we are going to spend the night.
Continuing the trip up river, we will arrive to Atalaya. From here we continue by car to our lodge, where we will spend the night.
This day we return to Cusco City to expecting more or less to arrive around three in the afternoon. FROM THERE OUR SERVICES END.