Manu Adventure 4 Days

In this tour, we will travel through the mountains to enter to the cloud forest, where we’re gonna make some walks to observe several species of birds, orchids and maybe monkeys. After spending the night in our private lodge (Paradise  Lodge), we will continue 3 hours by boat to “ Palotoa Amazon Lodge”in the way we will  visit hot springs we will explore the primary rainforest (untouched) area  with a chance to see many monkey species, birds like parrots and an unbelievable variability of plants like giant trees, palms and medical plants. At the end of the day, we will take a night-walk to observe spiders (tarantulas), insects, frogs and snakes. On the last day, we will return to Cusco by boat and bus.

  • Package / Tour: Manu Park 4D/3N
  • Price 2019: USD$ 450.00
  • Locations Visited: Manu Park 4D/3N
  • Frequency: 5 Times of week
  • Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
  • 2 People: 850 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 3 People: 600 USD$ (Per Person)
  • 4 People: 450 USD$ (Per Person)

SCHEDULE

NOTE: The program involves several trips by bus and boat, and so given the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without notice.

Day 1: Cusco / Paradise Lodge

We will leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the town of Huancarani to take a breackfast,Then, we will drive through the mountains, to get to the typical folkloric town of “Paucartambo”. Here, we will take a short walk around the town before carrying on to “Tres Cruces”, the entrance to the Cultural Zone of Manu and the cloud forest. From there, we will continue to San Pedro where will walk for around one hour to observe the national bird of Peru, the Cock of the Rock(s), monkeys and orchids. We will arrive at our private Paradise Lodge in the evening where we will stay for the night.

Day 2: Paradise Lodge / Palotoa Ecological Reserve

After breakfast we continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we stop to observe a coca plantation and at a view point where you can get a good overview of the jungle and the river. From Atalaya we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where you can bath in the natural hot springs. During the boat trip we will see many different kinds of animals, especially birds , and a beautiful landscape. In the afternoon we arrive to R.E .Amazon. At night we will have a night walk to observe nocturnal creatures then we will spend the night in a comfortable lodge in the middle of the Amazon.

Day 3: Palotoa Ecological Reserve (exploring)

(Exploring) this day, we’ll explore the jungle on our vast trail system, carrying a small day pack including our lunch. On the way, we will see many different kinds of animals such as monkeys, collared peccaries and birds such as eagles, parrots and toucans, medicinal plants, and giant trees. We might also have time to swim and fish; after the darkness, we will search for caiman eyes . We will spend the night in our comfortable lodge.

Day 4: Palotoa Ecological Reserve / Cusco:

We’ll get up very early to return to Atalaya by boat, where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We will arrive to Cusco in the evening.

MAP MANU ADVENTURE 4 DAYS

IMAGES MANU ADVENTURE

TOUR INCLUDED

  • All terrestrial and fluvial transport
  • Team of security
  • Rubber boots.
  • Lodge accommodation
  • All camping equipment.(optional)
  • Tent, sleeping bag and mats
  • Mineral water.
  • First aid kit.
  • 3 meals per day vegetarian, option.
  • Snack.
  • Chef
  • Entrance to hot spring, and machuhuasi lake.

YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Shirt long sleeve and long pants
  • Warm cloths (for misty morning on the river)
  • Enough mosquitos repellent.
  • Binocular.
  • Camera with extra batteries.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Sun lotion.
  • Pocket money
  • Daypack.
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat.
  • Sandals.
  • Swim clothes.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Dark clothes.

Frequently asked questions

 

Where is the Manu national Park located?

Located in the southeast of Peru, in the provinces of Paucartambo in Cusco and Manu in Madre de Dios.
It has an area of ​​1’717’295.22 hectares.

How to get to Manu National Park Peru?

Manu is at 130 kilometers from Cusco city  traveling by road, which interacts as a gateway to the Manu National Park . You can also get to Puerto Maldonado by land from Cusco or by air through Lima. From there you can ride the mother river of God by boat. and you can get to the manu reserve. but it is more far and expensive.

Manu National Park when to visit?

The best time to visit teh Peruvian Jungle is between April and November, during the dry season. The rainy season is from February to March, when access by road becomes more difficult and when the paths in the forest can be flooded.

What is the difference between the cultural zone and the reserved zone?

The Manu National Park is divided into three parts: cultural zone or buffer zone, reserved zone or core zone and the intangible zone. The cultural zone and the reserved zone are for tourist use. The intangible zone is used exclusively for scientific studies and with special permits. More details see section Manu.

Do I need to be in good physical condition to travel?

It is not a requirement, but one must be able to walk a path of several kilometers to fully enjoy what Manu has to offer.

Do vaccines are needed for yellow fever, malaria and malaria?

In the Manu National Park there are no reports of cases of yellow fever, malaria and malaria however if you want to stay longer in tropical places it is better to consult with your doctor.

MANU NATIONAL PARK vs TAMBOPATA

How much does each one cost?

Manu is by far the more expensive región to visit, often 2 or 3 times more expensive than a trip to Tambopata. For trips to Tambopata you need to Budget US$ 100 per day, plus flights approximately US$ 300. For trips to Manu you will need to Budget US$ 200 – 300 per day.

The length of the trip

Due to the time it takes to access Manu National Park, trips to this region are generally a minimum of 5 days, but extended trips of 15 days or more are not uncommon. Tambopata on the other hand is more commercialized, and within easy access by air. Trips to this part of the jungle are usually 3 to 4 days at the most.

Group Sizes

Trips to Manu National Park are generally more specialised, therefore attracting smaller groups of visitors like birdwatchers and natural history enthusiasts, etc. Tambopata National Park attracts a larger more eclectic group of visitors that are looking for that all-round jungle experience.

Cost of Lodges

Access to Tambopata Jungle is much easier, and with several daily flights to the region the cost of operating lodges is lower. Manu on the other hand is far more remote, and everything needed to service the lodges is delivered overland and often by boat. This of-course makes the lodges in the area slightly more expensive to operate.

How much wildlife you can expect to see?

Your best chance of seeing a variety of wildlife is as part of a group led tour, with a professional guide. Excursions to oxbow lakes, macaw clay licks, night time hikes, canopy towers and nocturnal river rides offer the best chance of spotting the most common animals including: monkey´s, red and green macaws, giant otters, black caiman, hoatzin, tamarin and capibara.
So for wildlife spotting which is better, Manu National Park vs Tambopata? Experts generally agree that due to its remoteness, slightly increased bio-diversity and microclimates, Manu is probably the better region to visit. However, both regions have their pros and cons, and both regions are some of the best in the world.

So to answer the question which is better, Manu National Park vs Tambopata Jungle? It really depends on what you are looking to achieve from your visit. If you are looking to experience the Amazon Jungle, with a reasonable level of adventure at an affordable price, Tambopata is for you. If you are looking to spend extended time in the jungle, you are prepared to pay a little more and like adventure then Manu should be your choice.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

We had an unforgettable 4 days experience with an excellent guide: Darwin. Everything is well organized: lodges, rubber boots ( ah you will need them…!), delicious food, experienced guide, boat trips, bus rides, animals spots…. 

lillypi1973

TripAdvisor, Palotoa Amazon Travel

Shortly said, it was a unique experience which i will never forget. It was the highlight of my 3-weeks journey through Peru. Being out there in the wild with nothing but nature & animals around is incredible and really intense…

Marlene

TripAdvisor, Palotoa Amazon Travel

Being able to explore the amazon with Abel was such a pleasure. Abel taught us so much and showed us the beauty and art that lie within the amazon. Without Abel, our exploration of the amazon would never be the same…

Kuan Ting L

TripAdvisor, Palotoa Amazon Travel

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