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
Lodge. Showers and toilets available.
Day 04: BOCA MANU – OTORONGO LAKE.- The boat trip goes on and one
will be able to understand why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On
the river edges you will be able to observe groups of turtles, White
Caimans (Caiman cocodrylus), Capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and maybe a Jaguar
(Panthera Onca) resting on a log and observing its territory. Arriving
in the afternoon to our campsite in Otorongo. We will the only agency
camping there. Later on visiting the trails around the Otorongo Oxbow
Lake and the giant otter observation tower together with the guide to
learn the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest. Camping
Safary (with bed and mosquito net) on covered platforms. Showers and
Day 05: OTORONGO LAKE – SALVADOR LAKE – OTORONGO LAKE.- Today the
group visit another oxbow lake called Salvador, which is half an hour
boat trip from Otorongo. Here paddling silently on a Catamaran, you have
again possibilities to observe a family of giant otters fishing and
playing, black caimans and many different rare bird life like the
Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoatzin). Here in Manu the animals have never
suffered hunting pressure from man. In the afternoon we return to our
campsite in Otorongo. Camping Safari (with bed and mosquito net) on
covered platforms. Showers and toilets available.
Day 06: OTORONGO LAKE – BOCA MANU.- The call of the Red Howler
monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) will wake us up. We unfortunately need to
start our return. On Manu river, the group might see many different
animals, they did not find on the way in. In the afternoon the group
arrives to BOCA MANU Lodgen. Lodge with showers and toilets available.
Optional flight out.
Day 07: BOCA – MANU – PAITITI LODGE.- After the breakfast we come
back on the river Manu where you can observe more birds and plants. A
long the river alto Madre de Dios . Nigth in Lodge. Showers and toilets
Day 08: PAITITI LODGE – CLOUD FOREST-CUSCO.- Take the boat from
Paititi lodge to Atalaya where the bus is waiting for us, back to Cusco,
visiting the cloud forest again. Arrival in the afternoon. Proximally
All terrestrial., fluvial
Team of security.
Professional guides and specialized.
Efficient team of motorists.
3 meals per day and snacks.
Nights in Lodge
Excellent cook service.
Radio communication service during the whole trip.