Manu Reserved Zone 8D / 7N

Type of Service
02 people as minimum and 07 people as maximum (customized service)
Difficulty
Formidable
Frequency
The whole year
Availability
Every day

Complete adventure through the Manu of 8 days.

This excursion in Parque del Manu is one of the best places for all those of us who like to enter the jungle, we cannot miss this incredible circuit on your visit to our country, a place where plant and animal species inhabit.

Our adventure will begin with the trip to the city of Cusco to Paucartambo to enter the jungle full of cloud forests. On our journey we will have many adventures, we will observe colorful birds, we will experience bathing in hot water pools, we will venture into the nightlife of the jungle, in this tour we will be able to explore and interact with the jungle.

Places to visit :

  • Manu
  • Guadalupe Nature Reserve
  • Casa Matsiguenka
  • El Dorado Lodge
  • Salvadore Oxbow Lake
  • Small Macaw Clay Lick
  • Cusco
From $1395 / per person
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Duration 8 Days - 7 Nights
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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Cusco – Guadalupe Nature Reserve.
  • Day 02: Guadalupe Ecological Reserve – El Dorado Lodge.
  • Day 03: El Dorado Lodge – Casa Matsiguenka.
  • Day 04: Casa Matsiguenka – Salvadore Oxbow Lake.
  • Day 05: Casa Matsiguenka – Small Macaw Clay Lick.
  • Day 06: Casa Matsiguenka – EL Dorado Lodge.
  • Day 07: El Dorado Lodge – Guadalupe Nature Reserve.
  • Day 08: Guadalupe Nature Reserve – Cusco.

COMPLETE DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE TOUR MANU 8 DAYS

DAY 01: CUSCO – GUADALUPE NATURE RESERVE

We start our trip very early from the city of Cusco, at the beginning of the road to Manu where we will pass through many valleys during the trip, and along the small road you can see small towns and the people who live dress with their colorful outfits. We will stop briefly in Ninamarca which is an archaeological site with its pre-Inca tombs, then we travel making several stops taking many photos, continuing to visit the town of Paucartambo with its beautiful colonial arched bridge. From Paucartambo we climb again and little by little we will wrap ourselves in a cloudy fog, then we will reach the pass of Acjanaco and the entrance to the Manu National Park.

Once crossed Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11,647 ft) the environment changes dramatically going from the dry valleys to the wet valleys and also the view that looks towards the lowlands is impressive. The lush forest and the misty cloud surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls are perhaps the most beautiful things in the rainforest, which is our main objective. We will also see the national bird of Peru the brightly red “Gallito de las Rocas,” but the tanager flock here are also incredible and some colorful birds like mountain toucans, quetzals. As we descend, we will descend directly to (560 m / 1837 ft) during the night, to the natural reserve of Guadalupe.

DAY 02: GUADALUPE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE – EL DORADO LODGE

Leaving the cottage, we will have the opportunity to observe some birds along the famous Manu road, passing through some more open areas and see many bird specialists.

Then we will go to the Atalaya dock, board our boat with roof (to protect us from the sudden tropical downpour and the sun bath). The tall Madre de Dios begins rocky and fast, with herons often seen feeding on the rocky gravel bars. As we continue our trip by boat downstream, we will stop briefly at the hot springs of Shintuya for a refreshing swim and then we will be busy traveling by boat on the Madre de Dios River, we will see some local boats and settlements of native people or Shelters along the edge of the river. We will arrive in the afternoon in time to get settled before dark, and probably with enough time to walk around the cottage or on one of the many trails.

DAY 03: EL DORADO LODGE – CASA MATSIGUENKA

Leaving the lodge early in the morning, we will get the confluence with the Manu river we enter the wild Manu National Park a brief stop at Limonal Park Ranger Station for check in, this boat trip is more exciting and full of sightings experiences, every river bend will bring us a view of unspoiled beauty As we travel up river we’ll search diligently for any signs of Jaguar, still only a slim chance but this river is perhaps the best location to find this magnificent mammal, Just a few curves up the river the environment will change. Suddenly, there will be orders of magnitude more to look at, from hundred if not thousands of swallows and butterflies, every single sandbar being occupied by something interesting, from lapwings, plovers, horned screamers, orinoco geese, we will keep a close watch for wildcats. In the mid afternoon, we arrive at our rustic lodge which it´s set aside a short distance from the Rio Manu in the heart of Manu National Park and for our following nights at this peaceful place.

DAY 04: CASA MATSIGUENKA – SALVADORE OXBOW LAKE

We will have the better part of two days to enjoy the Manu´s Wilderness, in the morning, we will explore the Salvador oxbow lake famous for its population of Giant Otters who usually breeds there , they can be seen at different times of the day, these gregarious and playful carnivorous spend good deal of their time fishing or playing by any side of the lake or just taking a sunbath on their favorite dead logs. We’ll have access to a floating catamaran (two large canoes connected by wooden planks) with chairs set up for bird and wildlife viewing (which makes paddling around the lake easy and comfortable. Apart from looking for the giant river otters, we’ll have the chance for many of the lake edge species, including the fabulous Hoatzin, Agami and herons, interesting raptors, colorful macaws oropendolas and caciques. Just floating around the lake will be one of the joys of the trip, In the forest around the lake we’ll also search for more species of monkeys such as white fronted capuchin, pygmy marmoset. Apart from the lake, the forest around Salvador Lake and the lodge is some of the best Amazonian rainforest we have seen, and a nice network of trails allows us to leisurely stroll on flat trails the rest of the day. Overnight: Casa Matsiguenka lodge. (Please notice that the time to visit the Salvador lagoon on this day its subject of availability)

DAY 05: CASA MATSIGUENKA – SMALL MACAW CLAY LICK

Following the main trail that crosses the terra firme forest we get the small macaw clay lick that sometimes attracts parakeets such as Rock and Painted, visiting this clay lick is also always a big highlight of the trip, early in the morning, parakeets congregate and start to gather to eat the clay, which they need on their diet, this activity might take most of the morning time.

We’ll spend full afternoon walking along what is the “system of trails” from Casa Matsiguenka to Cocha Otorongo lake it usually takes more than a couple of hours, the forest trail has great mixed habitats and wonderful section of untouched rainforest initially the route takes you through “Terraza Forest” forest which is the habitat for brazil nut (bertholletia excelsa) among others species of trees as you move deep into the heart of the forest is also an excellent place to run into troops of monkeys, with no fewer than six species possible such as red howler, brown capuchin, squirrel monkey, tamarins. as well as the chance for numerous other birds such as curassow, guans. Arriving to the lodge in the afternoon for dinner time.

DAY 06: CASA MATSIGUENKA – EL DORADO LODGE

This morning we’ll board our boat and begin the journey down the Rio Manu back to the Rio Madre de Dios. We’ll also have access and briefly to see untouched rainforest. Returning to boat trip will be again very exciting with lots of bird activity on the many sandbars as well as side necked turtles sunning on the logs. This will be again another opportunity for catching a glimpse of the magnificent Jaguar. After about four hours we will reach Boca Manu for brief stop and to refuel our boat and exploring the lower portion of the Madre de Dios, we get settled for lunch time and likely with enough time to walk around.

Overnight at El Dorado Lodge.

DAY 07: EL DORADO LODGE – GUADALUPE NATURE RESERVE

We will boat up the fast flowing braided and clear water upper Madre de Dios in the morning as we start our five hours back journey to Atalaya this is the last chance to spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent. We’ll keep a close watch for raptors, as we have seen numerous Kites, as well as fun birds such as Vultures, eagles. We’ll sadly depart Manu´s area for our trip further up the upper Madre de Dios River and our re-introduction into civilization; after one hour of overland transportation we reach the Guadalupe Ecological Reserve and having time for some night walk around the area.

DAY 08: GUADALUPE NATURE RESERVE – CUSCO

This morning we will take an early ride to the cloud forest. We’ll make some stops en route looking for colorful birds such as: Cock of the rock, quetzals, jays, mountain toucans and the elevation here is perfect for high number of foothill species going up the cloud forest we can enjoy the breathtaking views of the exuberant forest. We will arrive Cusco in the afternoon.

*The program may have small variations due weather or other factors

What’s Included?

It includes

  • Naturalist and especialiced Tour Guide with telescope
  • Private Tour Transport (van & Boat)
  • Entrances fees to Manu National Park
  • 3 meals a day.
  • 6 nights on selected lodges
  • Mineral water + Snacks
  • Rubber boots + Duffel bags

Not Included

  • Binocular
  • Extra drinks
  • Day 1 Breakfast / Day 7 Dinner
  • Packing list

Recommendations to bring

  • Carry sunscreen
  • Carry insect repellent
  • Carry personal hygiene products
  • Carry sunglasses
  • Carry a camera, and extra batteries
  • Carry binoculars
  • Carry a flashlight and extra batteries
  • Carry a battery operated alarm clock
  • Carry a backpack
  • Clothing
  • Socks (bring extra)
  • Undergarments (bring extra)
  • Carry a swimsuit
  • Carry at least 1 pair nylon shorts
  • Carry t-shirts
  • Wear walking or sport shorts
  • Carry lightweight pants (for mosquito protection)
  • Wear lightweight long-sleeved shirts
  • Carry 1 windbreaker or rain jacket
  • Carry a hat
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Carry sport sandals or water shoes (for walking inside the lodge)

Price and Options

OPTION 1
$1395 REGULAR PRICE 1395 PER PERSON

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Packing List

ESSENTIALS

  • Passport
  • VALID STUDENT CARD (if booked as a student)
  • Immigration card (delivered on the airport upon entering Peru)
  • Good backpack (medium)
  • Water storage or canteen: a water tank such as Camelbaks is recommended, but sufficient for at least 1-2 liters.
  • Comfortable shoes (light with good soles), “waterproof goretex for rainy seasons”.

BAGGAGE

On flights and trains there is a maximum weight for your luggages, we recommend bringing only important things.

  • 4-5 long sleeve shirts
  • 2-3 pants
  • 4-5 sets of underwear.
  • 4-5 sets of socks
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 Raincoat and pants “only for rainy seasons”
  • 1 sun hat
  • Sandals “In case you want to visit the hot springs in the town of Machu Picchu”
  • Small quick-drying towel.
  • Battery charger for your phone and cameras.

TOILET ARTICLES

  • Sunscreen
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band-aids, moleskin, etc.

IN YOUR BACKPACK

The backpacks can be of any size, but we always recommend the medium, since, inside Machu Picchu, bags of more than 25 liters will not be allowed. If it is larger, you will need to store them outside the gates of the citadel.

  • Water canteen:
  • Sun hat
  • Rain clothes
  • Camera or phone camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and a small plastic bag for waste.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Additional Information

Where does the tour start and end?
  • All ours tours begins with the pick up to the tourists at the door of their hotels “We pick up to our clients from any hotel located in the city of Cusco”, We recommend to stay close to the historical center of the city of Cusco, it will make it easier to find your hotel.
  • All our tours ends at the door of the hotels, it means the tours will finish with transfer to your respective hotel located in Cusco.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
  • The altitude sickness or soroche can cause you some discomfort during your visit such as dizziness, fatigue or nausea. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and fatty foods before the visit.
  • To reduce symptoms, try to acclimatize yourself one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco. We recommend to drink infusions of coca leaf (natural plant used by the Incas) is an excellent option to avoid the actitude sickness.
How is the accommodation?
  • For all the tours which include hotels. We offer hotels of 3* and 4* category, it has spacious and comfortable rooms, bathrooms, hot showers and bueffet breakfast. If the tourist like, you can change the accommodation to a better service. You just have to request it via email for an additional cost.
Which season is the best time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu?
  • The dry season months between April to December are the best time to come and visit Cusco. During those days the possibility of rain is very little, so the roads are not swampy and the landscapes can be better to enjoy and takes the best pictures. On the other hand, the months with the most rain are January, February and March.
What are the coldest months in Cusco Peru?
  • The coldest season in Cusco are in the months from May to July. During this time the sun is strong in the day, but once it goes down or you spend much time in the shade, it can get very cold. It can go below zero at night, so warm clothes and Jackets are necessary to bring during these months.
How long in advance can I request the tour?
  • We recommend to purchase the tours weeks or months in advance, this because the train and Machu Picchu tickets has a limit of spaces, dont wait until the lust minute to book your tour, other ways you will not be able to find spaces.
During the trip to Machu Picchu, where the big luggages will stay?

The train company that operates to Machu Picchu does not allow the traveler to carry a suitcase that weighs more than 7 kilograms. To go up and visit the city of Machu Picchu, it is recommended to carry a light and small backpack for your convenience; the rest of the luggages you can leave them without any problem at the storage of your hotel in Cusco, or you can also leave at our office in Cusco city, we have an storage too.

Very Important in case you want to book the Inca trail to Machu Picchu:
  • CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS: If you want to book the Classic Inca Trail 4 days, you must to book early to get your desired date. Depending on the month you prefer to do the hike, you may need to book 6 months or more in advance, the limit of spaces for the inca trail 4 days is 400 people per each day.
  • SHORT INCA TRAIL: If you are booking the 1 or 2 day Inca Trail, it is preferred that you also book in advance, however 2 to 4 month in advance would be good, the limit of spaces for the short inca trail is 200 people per each day.
When is the best season to hike the Inca Trail?
  • The best time of year to do the inca trail is between May to October, with August and September being the best months of all. The trail is dry and the weather is lovely. During the rainy season between November to April  the trail will be wet and can make it more difficult.

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