MANU AMAZON RAINFOREST TOUR 4-DAYS
UNESCO World-Heritage protected site
Private transportation and guides throughout journey
Overview of Manu Amazon Rainforest Tour:
Guiding Peru has designed a 4 day Manu Amazon Rainforest tour to provide visitors and tourists a memorable experience of exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Manu World Biosphere Reserve. The Manu National Park is considered the best wildlife destination in the Amazon, which you can explore on this guided tour. During this guided tour of Manu, you will get a chance to spend some days to witness the red and green macaws, monkeys, tapirs, Capybaras, Cayman, jaguar and other fascinating resident wildlife.
Manu Amazon Rainforest Tour in Brief:
* Enjoy a 4-day adventure
* Hike in scenic tropical rain-forests and high cloud forests
* Balsa rafting, Amazon river swimming, and cycling
* Enjoy a memorable stay in rustic jungle lodges
* Witness 14 species of monkeys
* Nutritious meals and snacks
* Flexibility to start the tour any day
- 25% deposit required at time of booking
- (Supplement of $100.00 for single person traveler)
- 2 person minimum
Manu Amazon Rain-forest Tour Details:
On this guided tour, you will get a chance to travel with Guiding Peru into the Manu National Park. This beautiful national park is located in southeastern Peru and protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Manu is a region that is rich in flora, fauna and has a wide variety of habitats, including; the high Andes, the lowland tropical rain forests and cloud forests. The Manu National Park boasts of having over 20,000 species of flora and a healthy animal population, including: 14 species of monkeys, ocelot, jaguar, giant anteater, puma, giant otter, giant armadillo, brown-throated sloth, nine-banded armadillo, Brazilian tapir, Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, capybara, pacarana, white-lipped peccary, lowland paca, collared peccary, and several deer species. This national park is a “not to miss” attraction that you must visit on your trip to Peru.
*Before Day 1 of the trek: you will enjoy a guide briefing in your hotel lobby.
*Note Manu daily itinerary and lodging subject to change based on weather and availability.
Day 1: Cusco – Andes – Cloud Forest – Manu Park
Accommodation: Pillcopata Lodge, Manu
Meals: Box breakfast and lunch, dinner with snacks
On the first day of your Manu Amazon Rainforest tour, we will depart at 4:00 am in the morning from your hotel in Cusco. During the 3.5 hour drive, we will pass through some interesting valleys and picturesque communities on the way to the highlands of the beautiful Paucartambo, while enjoying a freshly prepared box breakfast. During this morning’s drive, you will get a chance to view the pre-Incan tombs and the seldom-seen Inca site of Ninamarca as well as stopping in to the beautiful colonial town of Acjanaco. From here, you will start cycling for 4 hours, downhill to Pilcopata, which is considered the entrance to the Amazon Jungle. During our cycle tour, you will enjoy snacks and a deluxe box lunch with refreshing cold drinks. Following the cycle ride, we will continue driving into the cloud forest. This area is rich with endemic species like the Cock of The Rock, the Speckled Bear, and a wide variety of bromeliads, orchids, and ferns. You will love spending the first night of the Manu tour in a comfortable, rustic, jungle lodge. Before dinner, we will enjoy hot drinks, snacks while discussing the importance of today’s sites and plan out the tomorrow’s itinerary.
*The bonus activity included* Cycling: You will get the opportunity to enjoy cycling from Acjanaco to Pillcopata, the entrance of the jungle to view many flora and fauna. If you are a non-cyclist, then your guide will accompany you to enjoy a very interesting and informative cultural museum.
Day 2: Cloud Forest – Manu Park
Accommodation: Soga de Oro Lodge, Manu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks
On the second day of the Manu Amazon Rainforest tour, following breakfast, we will drive 1.5 hours to the village of Atalaya, along the way stopping to explore the coca plantations. From Atalaya, we will take a boat through the cloud forest deep into the jungle. On the boat ride we will be able to see an enormous diversity of bird species like vultures, cormorants, and herons. On our arrival, lunch will be served. Here we will have some time to relax prior to enjoying an afternoon jungle hike along an interesting trail that is located in the transition zone between the high and low jungles of the rain-forest. Here your guide will point out and describe the plant-life and wildlife that surrounds you. Following this informative nature trail hike you will return to your lodge to rest prior to dinner. Following dinner, you may choose to take the optional guided night walk through the forest to catch a glimpse of the many nocturnal insects and amphibians.
Day 3: Amazon Jungle – Manu Park
Accommodation: Sogo de Oro Lodge, Manu
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks
On the third day, you need to get up very early this morning to enjoy a boat ride to Collpa, a clay wall by the river. Here you will have a great photo opportunity as you see a variety of parrots, such as the white-eyed parakeet, the blue-headed parrot, the Maracana Macaw and others that include many small mammals and others come every morning to substitute their diet with minerals and salts. After the morning tour and return boat ride, we will return to our lodge for breakfast. After breakfast and a little rest, we will then move on to explore the Machu Cocha Lake to observe the many species of birds and other wildlife. Here is where we will enjoy some relaxing time on the local balsa rafts and swimming along the Madre de Dios River. Tonight, we will enjoy our chef-preapred dinner while relaxing at our lodge catching glimpses of a wide variety of nocturnal creatures that walk around the lodge at night.
*The bonus activity included* Balsa Rafting: At Machu Cocha Lake you will get a chance to enjoy balsa rafting (grade I) and swimming in the Madre de Dios River, while viewing the beautiful landscapes of the Manu Amazon Rainforest.
Day 4: Manu Park To Cusco
Meals: Breakfast, lunch with snacks
On the fourth day, following a nourishing breakfast, we’ll pack up the gear and depart from our lodge in the Manu Preserve. We will enjoy a boat ride back to Atalaya Port where Guiding Peru’s vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We have lunch en route and arrive back at your Cusco hotel around 6 pm, concluding your 4-Days on the Manu Amazon Rainforest Tour.
When to Travel
- High Season (April – October): Dry season in the Amazon Rain-forest. Best time for dry conditions in the Manu National Park.
- Low Season (November to March): Rainy season. Expect persistent daily rains.
Suggested Packing List
- Original passport.
- ISIC international student card if applicable.
- Backpack to carry your personal items
- Comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support
- Warm clothes, layers for variable temperatures
- T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
- Personal medications, insect repellent
- Flash light, head lamp and extra batteries
- Sun hat, Sunscreen, and sunglasses
- Rain jacket/pants or high quality rain poncho
- Personal Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel, moist towelettes
- 2 x1 litre water bottle
- Bathing suit
- Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc in soles
* Return transfers to and from the Cusco hotel
* Professional English/Spanish speaking experienced native guide(s)
* 3 Nights rustic lodge accommodations (shared/double)
* River transportation by boat
* Mountain bikes with safety helmets and support vehicle
* Balsa rafting, jungle hiking and cycling
* Trekking poles
* Meals as indicated in the itinerary
* Daily guided tours
* Manu Park entry permits
* Cusco Hotel
* Alcohol and soft drinks
* Travel insurance and tips
* Solo fee – private hotel room ($100.00)