Discover Manu Amazon Rainforest in Peru 7 Days
Manu Amazon Rainforest Tours is located in southeastern Peru, is one of the largest parks in South America. It is located among the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios. Manu Jungle protects over 2 million hectares (4.5 million acres), The flora and fauna in this part of the country is extremely varied and around 800 species of birds have been recorded, as well as more than 200 mammals and 100 species of unique plants.
Manu Amazon Rainforest also contains 10% of the world’s vascular plant species, including several species of figs and palms, as well as countless species of medicinal plants that scientists are currently cataloguing. A single hectare of forest in Manu can have up to 220 species of trees, while a hectare of temperate forest in Europe or North America may only have 20 tree species. This makes it one of the most biologically diverse parks on the planet.
- This area full of biodiversity is a delight for all our senses and not to mention the fabulous views of the sunset that cannot be missed.
- The jungle cabins with mosquito nets and traditional dinner menus are part of what the Peruvian jungle with short excursions, walks and boat trips as part of the Amazon experience.
- The fauna that inhabits the Amazon rainforest of Peru is one of the reasons why many people visit it, you can see capybaras, alligators, turtles, puffins, dart poison frogs, freshwater dolphins, otters, monkeys, macaws, coati, tapir , lazy, toucans, parrots, capuchin monkeys, jaguars and more.
- Lush nature: If you are already tired of visiting monuments, archeological sites or man-made wonders, and want to merge with nature and have the most extreme adventure you had dreamed of, the jungle is the ideal place for you.
- Boat trip on the Alto Madre de Dios river to observe the alligators, you can even fish in the lagoons or take a walk in the lakes in search of animals around the water.
- Probably the most important reason, the warmth of its people, kind, affectionate, always receiving you with a smile and willing to take another with their occurrences
Inclusions of this tour
CUSCO - PAUCARTAMBO - AJANACU - SAN PEDRO
Leaving Cusco early in the morning, we begin an 8-hour journey over the Andes by bus, stopping for breakfast at the beautiful colonial village of Paucartambo. Continuing, we climb to the highpoint of the Manu Biosphere at about 4000m before descending to the cloud forest. In these green and moist surroundings we take our first long walk. There are many bird species to be seen among which the beautiful paradise tanager, umbrella bird and the golden headed quetzal. Among its butterflies are clouded yellows and various skippers. The cloud forest has three monkey species: the woolly monkey plus the two capuchin monkeys of Manu. There are plenty of other mammal species, but they are more difficult to see. We end our walk at the lek of the strange looking cock-of-the-rock, to watch the dancing and singing ‘performance’ of the males right under our eyes. We spend the night in the rustic lodge Posada San Pedro (appr. 1,600m).
El Paraiso Eco Lodge
SAN PEDRO - ATALAYA - AMAZON ECO LODGE
At daybreak we continue by bus to tropical lowland rainforest, stopping along the way to visit a coca plantation. Arriving at the small village Atalaya at 650m, we change into a motorized canoe to navigate some 40 minutes down the fast Alto Madre de Dios River. Then we take a 30 minute walk to one of the very view lakes on the Alto Madre de Dios River. You can go around this small lake on traditional balsa rafts and from there admire the enormous rainforest variety in aquatic birds, such as the moscovy duck, neotropic cormorant, anhinga, the white- necked and capped herons and the prehistoric looking hoatzin. Usually the water is clean enough to be able to see many tropical fish we may know from aquaria at home. It is common to see squirrel monkeys or others, in the trees around. In the late afternoon we continue down the river to Amazon Eco lodge, right at the foot of the Mountain Range. The forest of Amazon Eco Lodge is a very special rainforest: this is where the Andes and the lowland tropical rainforest of the Amazon meet and it provides you with a chance to see a good selection of birds and plants from bóth zones as well as endemics to the area. Your first walk will be at night, exploring the forest by torchlight looking for insects, lizards, snakes and the only nocturnal night-monkey, or ‘douricouli’, on Earth. We spend the night in our Lodge.
Amazon Eco Lodge
BOCA MANU - LIMONAL - MATSIGUENKA LODGE - LAKE OTORONGO
On our boat we go to the parrot clay lick, a clay wall of the river where different species of parrots like the blue headed parrot white eye, among others, go every morning to extract and lick clay pieces. Upon completion of this activity, we will stop at the Limonal, which present the necessary documents for the control of entry to the reserve. Continue travel by Manu River upstream, leaving all traces of civilization toward the heart of the reserve for about 4 hours until our lodge which has Grooming shared services such as showers and toilets. This is where we spend the next 2 nights. During this journey you will see countless species of birds, alligators, turtles and mammals often sunning on the beaches or feeding in the surrounding trees. This tour shows the immensity of our jungle. After lunch we spent our time walking and visit the Cocha Otorongo. where there is an observation tower strategically located 15 meters from where we have the opportunity to appreciate the scenery of the surrounding primary forest. And from this place is where you can see some alligators and giant otters in families or lonely. Then at night we will have evening activities, go in search of insects or other animals wildlife in this pristine jungle .
Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
LAKE OTORONGO - LAKE SALVADOR
At dawn we’ll probably wake howler monkey declaring its territory to others. Before breakfast we will walk morning because the temperature at this time makes it common to find animals for food. then return to the camp where our staff is waiting to offer a refreshing breakfast. After a short break we will explore some trails near our camp.
In the afternoon we will go to explore another lagoon and cross a primary forest with greater diversity of species explore the Cocha Salvador using the catamaran, and from this catamaran you can see some wildlife species such as the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) a species are endangered, important inhabitant that can be seen fishing, playing or swimming, and just as the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger), the Hoatzin (Ophisthocomus hoatzin), the Spider Monkey (Ateles paniscus), etc. and flora of their surroundings; then back to our hostel we can find some other species of monkeys. At night and with the help of our flashlights we will walk along the banks of the river and we can see some alligators out in search of their prey.
Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
LAKE OTORONGO - BOCA MANU
With first day light of the third morning, we return to Boca Manu from Manu’s Reserved Zone. From this vantage point we will have great views of riverside birds, such as the black skimmer, snowy egret, yellow billed tern and the exquisite roseate spoonbill, sunbathing black and white caiman, and maybe the enormous aquatic guinea pig, the capybara. We reach our Camping Huts deep inside Manu in the afternoon. During this time, we will walk through virgin forest to be impressed by giant trees such as the shihuahuaco, the mahogany, brazil nut and rubber tree.We will see a huge variety of colorful birds, such as the agami heron, sun grebe, red capped cardinal, amazon kingfisher, tropical kingbird, yellow rumped caciques etc. Here the big spider monkeys like to hang out in the trees.
Casa Matsiguenka Lodge
BOCA MANU - ATALAYA - AMAZON ECO LODGE
We will be checking out of the lodge quite early in the morning. Then we will travel on Madre De Dios river for six hours to our Amazon Eco Lodge. We will spend a relaxed afternoon amidst the beautiful jungle setting. In the evening, we will hike to the pristine areas of the jungle to a viewpoint on a cliff. From here you will have a beautiful view of roosting flights of parrots and macaws at sunset.
We will then return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, we will do a night tour in the reserve to spot some nocturnal creatures.
Amazon Eco Lodge
RETURN TO CUSCO
Unfortunately this day Waking up very early and after our last breakfast in the jungle continue the trip by river to the port of Atalaya. Where we will catch our bus back to Cusco Turning again by the mysterious cloud forest where we can find some last activities and can also do some short walks. Arriving in Cusco at about 18:00 where we will stop at your hotel.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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A unique adventure in Manu Amazon Rainforest Reserved Zone 7 Days
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