The petroglyphs of Pusharo constitute an outstanding cultural testimony of the Amazonian peoples that inhabited the jungle of the current departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios many centuries ago. The Petroglyphs of Pusharo are a set of rock engravings, possibly of Amazonian origin, located on the banks of the Palotoa River, in the National Park of Manú, in Peru and that were carved between the formative period (2000 BC to 200 BC), until the imperial Inca period (1430 AD to 1532 AD). They are found on the banks of Palotoa. The rocks where they were recorded are located in three different sectors at different heights with respect to the level of the river and with panels that oscillate between centimeters and more than 24 meters in length. Petroglyphs are representations of faces and abstract symbols. The large concentration of signs engraved on a panel of monumental dimensions makes these petroglyphs one of the most important rock art manifestations of the Peruvian Amazon. For many explorers, treasure seekers and followers of the esoteric and mystical current, the area of ​​Pusharo and the rock engravings would be related to the legendary Paititi.

Basic Tour Information

Tour duration: 5 days

Travel Difficulty: challenging

Maximum altitude: 3800 m

Trek distance: 503 km


Reservation from $800

Day 1


Difficulty: easy

Distance: 209 km

Altitude: 3800 m

We Leave from Cusco very early in the morning in our comfortable bus. Ascending to the high mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way, we will 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 walk in deferent points to see like quetzals, snakes, monkeys and the witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruvian) in mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and more. And With luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon, we arrive to   pillcopata village,   where we have our typical lodge

Day 2


Difficulty: challenging

Distance: 30 km

Altitude: 500 m

Early in the morning, you will wake up with the singing of the Amazonian birds and have the chance to walk along the high wood forest visiting the local agriculture like coca plants, pineapples and on the way to Atalaya you will appreciate many colourful birds, brow capuchin monkeys. Once we get the border of the Cusco region with Madre de Dios region. Then we will go down almost 45 minutes to visit Machu Wasi (lake) with the help of our Telescope we will appreciate many families of hoatzins (primitive bird), horned screamer, hawk, herons, capybara (largest rodent in the world) and on a lucky day a massive anaconda. After lunch we continuing trhoght the madre de dios river, At the port of Santa Cruz we will visit the ranger station, where visitors must register and authorized by the headquarters of the Manu National Park to visit Pusharo. The journey continues in a small wooden boat (call peque peque), after coordinate and pay the entrance to the community. Is time of setting our gaze on Manu`s indigenous culture. There are at least five Amazonian indigenous groups recognized in Manu. Each one has its own language, its own harvesting techniques, hunting and fishing practice, religious rituals and medicine methods. These people have different degrees of contact with the civilization. Palotoa Teparo is a beautiful native community with an ethnic group of Matshiguenka they are becoming involved in the market economy through tourism.

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Day 3


Difficulty: challenging

Distance: 25 km

Altitude: 800 m

Day of our expedition, we start early in the morning and get board our small boat and drive up this small shallow river on the way we have to push the boat, walking, etc. Until to get the pongo de Meganto, where is located the high concentration of the finest sings taped. These manifestations astonish to local, foreign and many scientist explorers, the area of Pusharo is related to the legendary PAITITI or to the lost gold city (EL DORADO).
Member of the native community Palotoa Teparo consider Pusharo as territory of their ancestors and interrelation with the petroglyphs, still up until a few years ago as a part of their rituals associated with events collection hunting.
Return to Palotoa Teparo native community.

Day 4


Difficulty: moderate

Distance: 30 km

Altitude: 500 m

After our typical breakfast prepared by our chef  we will return to Santa Cruz village and on the way back in our motor boat we may have some hiking in the primary forest and sure we will enjoy the crystalline fresh water of Palotoa river after this fantastic time we are going to return to amazon lodge.

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Day 5


Difficulty: easy

Distance: 209 km

Altitude: 3800 m

Waking up very early after our breakfast, we return to cusco in our bus, also may stop frequently to observe wildlife in the cloud forest we continue our return to the ancient Inca’s city, we will driving through the Andean mountains and arrive to Cusco at 6:30 pm.

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  • Naturalist professional guide in English and Spanish with binoculars, telescope, lamps.
  • Entrance ticket to Machuwasi lake and Palotoa Teparo Native community.
  • Entrance to Pusharo Petrogliphs Manu Park History Zone.
  • Land and river transport with safe equipment.
  • 02 nights in our Amazon lodge ,
  • 02 nights in Tents and all the camping equipments.
  • First aid kit.
  • Mineral water.
  • 04 Lunch, 04 dinner, 04 breakfast
  • Rubber boots


  • Soft drinks and beers.
  • First day breakfast
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra expenses.


  • Lightweights long sleeved cotton shirts,
  • Long cotton pants,
  • One pair of walking shoes
  • Sandals, towel, swimming suit
  • Personal medicines.
  • Dry bag  for your equipments.
  • Day pack and one back pack or luggage per person.
  • Binoculars, camera .
  • Insect repellent 30% deet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream lotion
  • Cap or hat.
  • Flashlight with  enough batteries.



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