Manu Cultural Zone 3D/2N
The whole year
3 Days / 2 Nights
Small groups between 4 to 8 people as maximum (customized service)
Places to visit:
- Day 01: Cusco – Guadalupe Nature Reserve.
- Day 02: Guadalupe Nature Reserve - River Boat Exploration - Rescued Wildlife Center
- Day 03: Guadalupe Nature Reserve - Cusco.
Day 01: Cusco – Guadalupe Nature Reserve.
Leaving Cusco in the morning the beginning of the Manu Road passes through numerous dry inner-montane valleys during the trip along the small road you can enjoy the native villages and locals going about their lives in their colorful attires We will stop briefly at the Ninamarca which is an arqueological site with its pre-incas tombs, we travel at leisure making several stops including many photos opportunities exploring the high-elevation mountains, continuing on we visited the village of Paucartambo with its beautiful arched colonial bridge. From Paucartambo we climbed yet again and gradually became enveloped in a cloudy mist soon we arrived at Acjanaco pass and gateway to Manu National Park.
Once across Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11.647 ft) the environment changes dramatically passing from dry valleys to wet and also the view looking down toward the lowlands is stunning. The lush and misty cloud forest surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls is perhaps the most fragile and threatened type of rainforest, which is the kingdom of lichens , moss our main target will of course the Peruvian national bird the brightly red Andean Cock of the Rock displays daily for female but the tanager flock here are also incredible and some colorful birds such as mountains toucans, quetzals. As we descend we’ll head straight down to(560 m/ 1837 ft) Overnight, Guadalupe Nature Reserve.
Day 02: Guadalupe Nature Reserve - River Boat Exploration.
At dawn we will wake up with the singing of the Amazonian birds and have the chances to walk around our garden after having breakfast we will start our journey to the Atalaya port where will appreciate many colourful birds and beautiful views, once we arrive at Atalaya river port we will get board our motor boat with good save equipment and navigate down this crystalline river of Madre de Dios. Then we continue by boat up the Madre de Dios river to visit Machuwasi lagoon where we will appreciate some hoatzins (primitive bird), horned screamer, hawk, herons, capybara (largest rodent in the world) and on a lucky day some monkeys.
At mid-afternoon, we start walking through the primary forest searching families of monkeys, peccaries as well as giant kapok trees, during this hike our expert tour guide will explain about medicinal plants, reptiles, mammals, etc. After this exploratory walk we will board our motor boat and return to the to Guadalupe Lodge.
Day 03: Guadalupe Nature Reserve - Cusco.
We will certainly visit the Parrot Clay Lick allowing the weather condition, which is also a good activity in our rainforest trip, after breakfast we will get ready for packing and we go briefly to visit the wild animals rescued center which is runs by a local family in Manu and this will be a chance to see more animals after that we make our way back to Cusco, we may take glimpses of colorful birds again and also we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the exuberant cloud forest again and crossing rushing creek which are originated in the mountain peaks.
We will arrive to Cusco at around 5:00 PM.
- Naturalist Tour Guide with telescope
- Tour Transport (van & Boat)
- Entrances fees
- 3 meals a day.
- 2 nights lodge at the Guadalupe Lodge (Private Toilets & Hot Showers, Balcony that overlooks the garden, electricity )
- Mineral water + Snacks
- Rubber boots + Duffel bags
- Extra drinks
- First Breakfast / last day 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
- Socks (bring extra)
- Undergarments (bring extra)
- Carry a swimsuit
- At least 1 pair nylon shorts
- Wear t-shirts
- Wear walking or sport shorts
- Carry 1 pair lightweight pants (for mosquito protection)
- Carry 1 lightweight long-sleeved shirt
- Carry 1 windbreaker or rain jacket.