Manu Cultural Zone 3 Days

Manu Expeditions three days tour is one of our signature tours. As we operate this tour, you won’t have to worry about any unpleasant surprises. Manu Expeditions takes you through the Peruvian highland region to the cloud forests.

The tour offers the opportunity to spot different species of birds, orchids and monkeys. We will be spending the first night of the three days Manu Expeditions in Paradise Eco-Lodge. The following day, we will be travelling by boat to the pristine region of the Manu National Park. 

This region is home to many distinct plants (mostly medicinal), giant trees, monkeys. You will also have the opportunity to spot different birds and monkeys. On the second night of the three days Manu Expeditions, we will be doing a night safari and spot different insects, spiders (tarantulas), snakes and frogs. 

Palotoa Amazon Travel is a fully locally owned tour operator. We have an excellent team of local guides who are born and raised in the region. They have an extensive knowledge about the flora and fauna and Amazonian traditions and culture. We aim to offer an authentic Amazon Experience to our guests.

 

  • Package / Tour: Manu Expeditions (Cultural Zone) 3D/2N
  • Price 2020: USD$ 380.00
  • Location: Manu National park (Cultural Zone)
  • Frequency: 4 times a week
  • Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco / Paradise Lodge:

Early in the morning, we will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you through the Peruvian highland region with a view of snow capped Andean peaks to Manu National Park. 

As this is a long drive, we will have stops at regular intervals at some interesting sights. We will be stopping at a folkloric town – Paucartambo. Our local expert will be giving you a guided tour of the town and explain about the traditions and customs here. 

We will then drive up the hill to 3600 metres above sea level. From the viewpoint here, you will get a panoramic view of the Amazon basin. We will then descend to Manu National Park. We will be stopping here to explore different native cloud forest habitats. 

Our local expert will give you a guided tour where you will be able to see different species of flora and fauna. You will also have the opportunity to see many orchids and primitive ferns. This region is home to the Peruvian National Bird – Andean cock of the rock. You will also be able to spot different species of monkeys like the wooly monkey. 

Later in the evening, we will be reaching Pilcopata. We will be accommodating you in an ensuite room in Paradise Lodge.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Paradise Lodge / Soga de Oro Lodge:

You will be waking up to a typical Amazonian breakfast. We will then drive you in our private transport to Atalaya Port. Here we will be boarding our motor boat for a short ride to our next lodge deep in the Amazon Rainforest. 

After checking into the lodge, we will be hiking through some pristine jungle trails. On this three hours tour, you will be able to spot different medicinal plants. Locals here rely on such natural remedies. Our guide will be explaining the use of different plants. 

Here, you will also have the opportunity to spot some big animals. We will then return to Soga de Oro lodge for lunch. Our local chef will be serving an authentic Amazonian lunch. 

After lunch, you will be having some free time. You can take a dip in the fresh and clear waters of Palotoa river. Later that evening, we will be sailing on a native wooden raft. On this tour, you will be able to spot different birds. We will then return to the lodge for dinner. 

After dinner, you will have the option to join us on a night safari to spot caimans.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Soga de Oro Lodge / Cusco:

At day break we will be leaving the lodge for a 15 minutes boat ride down the river to witness the famous Macaw and Parrot Clay Lick

This is one of the unmissable sights in Manu Expeditions. Over a dozen species of parrots, parakeets and macaws fly to the cliff to lick the clay. The clay here is rich in salt content. It helps them to flush out any toxins they may have consumed from the seeds, flowers and fruits. 

Once you have had your fill of this enchanting sight, we will take the motor boat back to our lodge. After breakfast, we will be travelling to Atalaya boat pier. Here our driver will be waiting for us and will be driving us back to Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco in the evening. 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

IMAGES MANU EXPEDITIONS

TOUR INCLUDED

YOU SHOULD BRING

  • Mosquito Repellent.
  • Long Sleeved shirts (cotton is better).
  • Cotton Socks.
  • Sandals.
  • Rain Gear.
  • Long pants.
  • Bathing suit.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Binoculars.
  • Camera
  • Plastic Bags for clothes and camera etc.
  • Personal Things 
  • Towel

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 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.

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…

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    TripAdvisor, Palotoa Amazon Travel