MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4 DAYS ( in by Bus and out by Flight )
Day 01: CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PAITITI LODGE. - Leaving from Cusco
very early in the morning in our comfortable bus. Ascending to the high
mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the funeral towers or
chullpas of Ninamarca. The bus then descents through the mysterious
cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns.
Stopping to give you an opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola
Peruvian) mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the
Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.)
and many more. With luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled
Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoom we arrive to the village of
Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River
to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets available.
Day 02: PAITITI LODGE – BLANQUILLO (MACAW CLAY LICK).- After an early
and delicious breakfast, The rest of the day is spent traveling on the
Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way you can see a variety of bird life,
like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which
the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus
papa). In the afternoon a short stop at the village of Boca Manu to have
refreshing cold beverage. Later on the group arrives to the campsite
which is located very close to the famous Macaw Clay Lick. Walks in the
afternoon and a night walk to spot caimans in the lake. Night camping on
covered platforms. Showers and toilets available. Optional flight in at
Boca Manu .
Day 03: BLANQUILLO (MACAW CLAY LICK) - BOCA MANU.- the group visit
the Macaw clay lick . From a floating hide you can observe how dozen or
even hundreds of parrots start to gather to eat the clay, which they
need on their diet. After the parrots, the brilliant and colorful macaws
start to arrive, squeaking loudly and illuminating trees with their
bright colors. In the afternoon the group arrives to a lodge near Boca
Manu. Walks to explore some of the many trails in the area. Night in
Day 04: BOCA MANU - CUSCO. - After the breakfast .we go by boat until
the airport to take the plane .Aproximality 45 minutes to Cusco.
All terrestrial, fluvial transport.
Team of security.
Professional guides and specialized.
Efficient team of motorists.
3 meals per day and snacks. 3 nights in Lodge Excellent cook service.
Radio communication service during the whole trip.
Comforts: seats, tables, etc.
Mineral Water during the trip
cola and beer.
Aeroport taxes in Boca Manu $15
Need to bring:
Shirt long sleeve and long pants.
warm cloths (for misty mornings on the river)
Water bottle or Canteen.
Sandals, bath suit clothes, towel day pack.
Enough mosquito repellent (50% DEET C.).
Flash ligh or torch with extra batteries.
Hat or cap.
Extra money to buy beverage.
At least one pair of trekking boots
Camera and extra films (asa 100 is good
for lakes and river, but inside the forest you will need asa 400)