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MANU RESERVED ZONE PLUS THE MAMMAL AND MACAW CLAY LICK 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS


DAY 1.- CUSCO TO PILCOPATA:
6:00 am leaving in a private bus stopping in interesting places like Chullpas of Ninamarcas these is a pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around 9 hours approximately; the highest pass on this road is 4000 msl. On this day we travel over the Andes and over the famous cloud forest which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock Peru's national bird. In the afternoon we arrive to Pilcopata We will spend the night in a Lodge in double rooms .Optional night walk.

DAY 2.- PILCOPATA TO SOGA DE ORO LODGE:
After have breakfast and explore slowly looking for monkeys, quetzals, toucans which inhabit the forest. Later we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya. From Atalaya we will make rafting .in balsa rafts which are made from balsa wood. We spend the night in the rustic Soga de Oro Lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. Optional night walk.

DAY 3.- SOGA DE ORO LODGE TO CASA MATSIGUENKA:
We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located ten minutes down river from the lodge. After the show we continue with our boat trip for approximately 11 hours inside the Manu National Park. During the boat ride we have the best options to see the famous Jaguar, Capybaras, Caimans sleeping on the beach, Herons fishing at the edge of the Manu and alto Madre de Dios rivers, Macaws, Toucans, Vultures, Eagles and other species of birds which will show up along our trip.
We spend the night in the rustic casa Matsiguenka shared bathroom and shower. Optional night walk.

DAY 4.- CASA MATSIGUENKA:
We leave very early to explore the impressive lake Salvador where it is possible to observe the Giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), the biggest black Caimans, the different species of monkeys which inhabit Manu (13 species), the prehistoric bird call Hoatzin, King Fishers and many more species.
After lunch we visit lake Otorongo, here there is an observation tower to appreciate the lake , also it is possible to observe another family of Giant river Otter that uses this lake. We spend the night in the rustic casa Matsiguenka shared bathroom and shower. Optional night walk.

DAY 5.- CASA MATSIGUENKA TO MAQUISAPAYOJ:
We will leave very early so we can have the best chance to try to see the rarest Jaguar, the best time to observe animals on the rain forest are early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The trip on the boat will be around 7 hours down the Manu and Madre de Dios river. We spend the night at the Maquisapayoj lodge private bathroom and hot shower. Optional night walk.

DAY 6. MAQUISAPAYOJ MACAW AND TAPIR LICK:
4:00 am we leave to go to the macaw clay lick, the trip is 40 minutes by boat and 15 minutes walking to the special observation hide. The activity begins around 5:50 am with the small parrots and later the big macaws. The Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion that is the reason why hundreds of parrots parakeets and macaws come to this particular place.
After lunch we walk through primary rain forest for 1.40 hours to the Tapir lick; here there is an especial observation platform to see the Tapir (Tapirusterrestris). The tapirs are usually active at night for this reason we have mosquito nets, mattresses and blankets to spend the night.

DAY 7.- MAQUISAPAYOJ TO CUSCO OR PUERTO MALDONADO LIMA:
Early in the morning, we start with our return trip to Cusco, first by boat to Colorado village and then by car to Puerto Carlos, after crossing the Inambari River, we take our private bus to Cusco, we will be arriving in the afternoon. For the people who want to fly, we will continue our trip by car two and half hours to Puerto Maldonado airport. Dinner by your own.

Important notes:
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

Tour Included:
- Professional naturalist guide
- Private bus and boat transport
- Entrance fees to Manu Park
- Cook
- All food (vegetarian on request) and drinking water
- Lodge accommodation
- First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison)
- Radio Communication

Tour Not Included:
- Binocular
- Alcoholic drinks etc

Things you should bring for the Manu Trip:
- Mosquito Repellent
- Long Sleeved shirts (cotton is better)
- Sandals
- Rain Gear
- Long pants
- Bathing suit
- Hiking shoes
- Binoculars (you can also rent them from)
- Plastic Bags for clothes and camera etc.
- Personal Things (soap, toilet paper. towel)
- Hat (orHandkerchief)
- SunBlocker, sunglasses

TOURS TO MANU : MANU RESERVED ZONE PLUS THE MAMMAL AND MACAW CLAY LICK 7 DAYS AND 6 NIGHTS
Posted by tours in machu picchu on 2012/11/19 15:30:00 (8433 reads)


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