MANU


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DESCRIPTION

 

this is an eco – adventure tour of cultural zone for travelers with little time and high expectations of enjoying nature. when you visit the manu cultural zone you will stay in the guadalupe reserve, where the fauna is very rich and diverse. even if you don’t have a lot of time or plans for a long visit, this is the best short term option and the least expensive without having to travel for long distances to watch wildlife, nature and experience the adventure and culture of the area.

the program can change depending on weather conditions, river condition and the group’s decisions.

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DAY 1: CUSCO – Albergue mirador

 

we will leave from cusco in our private transportation, and spend the whole day travelling through the andes. the bus will make several stops along the way, to allow you to visit the small andean towns, the funerary towers of ninamarca and the colonial town of paucartambo. at this last spot we will have a short stroll around the village while the guide explains about the town’s costumes. we will ascend to 3500 meters to enter later on, in the national reserve of manu. here we start with real exploration of an incredible variety of cloud forest habitats, with different species of plants and animals. we will start to observe the orchids, primal ferns and wildlife like our national bird: the andean cock of the rocks, and luckily a couple of species of capuchin monkeys. around night we will arrive in pilcopata where we will stay in a typical lodging including showers and bathrooms. this day includes lunch and dinner.

 

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DAY 2: ALBERGUE MIRADOR – ALBERGUE SOGA DE ORO

after a night of comfortable sleep in our lodge, we will take a 3 hour tour to explore the deepest jungle. we will have the chance to learn about medicinal plants, used by the locals to cure all sorts of illnesses. if we are lucky we will see a few big mammals like anteaters. back in the lodge you will have the chance, after lunch, of taking a bath in the river or more comfortable one in the accommodation’s shower. after resting, we will take a tour to the lake, in a big wooden boat. around us, you will get to observe the birds. we will return to the lodge before dinner, and afterwards we will do and optional night walk to look for alligators. this day includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DAY 3: ALBERGUE SOGA DE ORO – CUSCO

Very early in the morning we will go by boat for 15 minutes in the river to observe and hear the chanting of the green parrots, where many different species of parrots, parakeets and macaws give a colorful show. after witnessing this beautiful event, the guide will answered any question you may have about the jungle and we will go back to the lodge to have breakfast. we will go back to atalaya by boat, where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to cusco, going through the cloud forest and paucartambo, arriving in the afternoon. this day includes breakfast and lunch.

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INCLUDED

  • Professional guide spanish speaking
  • Land and river transportation (buses and motor boats)
  • 2 nights in local lodging
  • Camping equipment (optional)
  • all meals
  • First aid kit

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NOT INCLUDED

  • sleeping bag
  • alcoholic beverages
  • tips

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WHAT TO BRING

  • camera
  • sleeping bag
  • warm clothing, long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • rain coat 100% waterproof
  • bug repellent, minimum 50% deet
  • sunscreen
  • light shoes and sandals
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • hat and sunglasses
  • towel, bathing suit and personal medication
  • backpack and small backpack
  • water bottle for day 1 and plastic bags

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