Manu Cultural Zone 3 Days
We are tour operators ourselves no subcontracting no surprise, we are directly accountable for all parts of your journey In this tour, we will travel through the mountains to enter to the cloud forest, where we do some walks to observe several species of birds , orchids and maybe monkeys. After spending the night in our lodge (“paradise Lodge”), we will continue by boat to deep the jungle, until to get the nex soga de oro lodge on the way. we will visit the lake. The following day, we will explore the primary rainforest 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 cultural zone 3D/2N
- Price 2019: USD$ 380.00
- Locations Visited: Manu National park (Cultural Zone)
- Frequency: 4 Times of week
- Physical Grading: 1-2-3-4-5
Day 1: Cusco / Paradise Lodge:
We´ll depart from Cusco in our private expedition van, and drive all day through the Andes. The bus stops frequently during the trip, to permit short visits to small Andean towns the colonial village of Paucartambo, here you will have a short walk around the town and the guide will explain you about the town custom. Then, we´ll climb up to 3,600 meters,the altitud, then drive into the Manu Reserve. Here is where the exploration of the incredible range of cloud forest habitats, with different species of plants, animals and birds, starts. We´ll be able to see orchids, primitive ferns, etc., and wildlife, such as our national bird, the cock of the rock, and hopefully, the wooly monkey. In the evening we´ll arrive to Pilcopata, where we´ll stay in a paradise lodge. Showers and toilets available: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2: Paradise Lodge / Soga de Oro Lodge:
After a comfortable night sleep in our Lodge,We will continue in our private car until we reach the Atalaya port. There our motorized boat awaits us where it will take us to the next lodge, then, 3-hour walk, to explore the deepest jungle. Here, we´ll have the opportunity to see many medicinal plants, which are used for all imaginable cures, by the local people. If we´re lucky, we´ll also be able to spot some big animals, as the Ant-eaters, etc. Back in the lodge, after lunch, we will have the opportunity to choose to go for a refreshing swim in the river, or a comfortable bath in the lodge. After some good relaxation, we´ll go for a trip over the lake, with a big wooden raft. Around us, you´ll be able to see birds in transit. We´ll be back at the lodge before dinner. Optional night walk (to see caiman ). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3: Soga de Oro Lodge / Cusco:
Very early in the morning, we will have a boat ride 15 minutes down the river to the parrot clay lick to observe loudly screaming green parrots, where many different species of parrots, parakeets and some macaws give a colorful show. After returning to the parrot clay lick, your guide is available to further explain about the forest. After all this, we´ll take our motorized boat back to the lodge. After breakfast, we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We will return to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.
IMAGES MANU EXPEDITIONS
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Mosquito Repellent.
- Long Sleeved shirts (cotton is better).
- Cotton Socks.
- Rain Gear.
- Long pants.
- Bathing suit.
- Hiking shoes.
- Plastic Bags for clothes and camera etc.
- Personal Things (soap, toilet paper. 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.
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