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If you are looking to have an intense amazon experience, then Manu Rainforest Peru is the best choice tour. In addition to its parrot and macaw clay lick and remote jungle wilderness, there are much more to see at the Robles Ecological Reserve. The further away from the cities you go and the longer you stay in the forest, the better the chance is you will have to observe wildlife. Because our reserve is hours up river from civilization and you stay in the jungle, you will certainly encounter some of the amazing wildlife the Manu Rainforest has to offer.
Afterwards, enjoy an excursion in tubing along the Palotoa River is crystal clear waters in the middle of the jungle. Wildlife abounds: waterfowl and migratory birds, four types of monkeys, and squirrels jump between trees near the river. Later we arrive at the river Alto Madre De Dios, where we take our boat on the winding river that leads us to the Posada Manu Rainforest for an evening in comfort and a delicious dinner. A guided night walk is possible.
Cusco (3,300m.s.n.m.) – Andes- (3650m.s.n.m.) Cloud Forest (1,700m.s.n.m.), Basin (250m.s.n.m.)
Manu National Park covers an area of almost two million hectares, and is categorized as one of the most extensive parks in South America. The first day we travel in our private minivan eleven hours from Cusco through the Andes, cloud forest and low forest before descending to the river plains of Manu. We drive six hours on our last day, back to Cusco. On the second and third days we travel 7 hours in our private motorized canoe as part of our adventure.
Can you acclimate from high to low altitude? On this four day Manu adventure, we begin in the city of Cusco resting high in the Andes at 3500m (11,152 ft. above sea level). To help you acclimate to the high altitude we recommend drinking plenty of water, including the local coca tea at your hotel before leaving to help. The high drive through the Andes will last about 4 hours until we reach the entrance of the Manu National Park. We are equipped with oxygen in case of any emergency. We will descend through cloud forests to reach the delta at 650 meters above sea level, where the temperature rises to a balmy 33 ° at 38 °. Again we recommend drinking plenty of water and have your repellent ready.
On the first day of travel there will be many bumps, curves, and beautiful panoramas that make you feel the adventure. The next day we will continue traveling in the van to lowlands until we reach Atalaya where we take our motorized boat until we reach 350m.
During the voyage you don’t have to worry about lugging your bag! We’ll transfer and store the luggage you bring between shelters, boat, or minivan, so while hiking you are light on the trails in search of wildlife. Just bring a daypack to carry your water, repellent, camera and snack. Your hike level is easy: our trails are flat and do not require much physical effort. Our hostels are very accessible and designed with elderly guests and children in mind.
The meeting point or pick up will be at your Cusco hotel, our Guide will meet you with our private mini van.
The tour begins and ends in the city of Cusco. If you're based outside of Cusco in Pisac, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo for example, you will be picked up much earlier to be brought to the city of Cusco to join the tour at its departure point. Please contact us to coordinate. This will have an additional cost, and schedule of pick up will be arranged.
Pick up time is bright and early, at 4:00 in the morning, to give us more time to enjoy the places of interest on the way. And, leaving early we also take advantage of the fresh morning to see more wildlife activity on the way. Leaving early we also avoid traffic and other tour group crowds.
This adventure in the biosphere of the Manu can be done during our summer, from March to December. However January and February can be difficult because of the rains. Please consult us for rainy season bookings.
We don’t want you to miss out on the spectacular beauty of the flora and fauna Manu rainforest! While your zoom is a great way to catch animals at a distance, binoculars are a great way just to watch! Manu Rainforest Peru provides use of professional binoculars! The Nikon VORTEX 8 x 42 water resistant binoculars offer extended clear viewing and bring the action in close. Please note, while in your care, the binoculars are your responsibility, so please treat them with care as you are liable in the event of any damage or loss.
We’ll pass picturesque valleys and majestic mountains for about eleven hours with stops along the way: breakfast in the quaint colonial town of Paucartambo, driving through pass –Acjanaco- 4,000m (13,123
ft) where we enter the Manu Biosphere. From there we descend through the cloud forest to one of the most bio diverse area in the world. Bird and wildlife viewing are easy as we will drive along the cloud forest where we are going to spot waterfalls, primordial trees and an abundance of flora like: ferns, mosses, orchids and lichens; beautiful birds such as: cock of the rock (Peru’s national bird), tangaras, toucans, hummingbirds, trogons, and quetzals; and stunning primates like: woolly, and capuchin monkeys.
Once in Atalaya 600m (1,968 Ft.), a last minute shopping stop before we board our motorized river boat onto the silvery water Traveling 2 hours downriver we’ll stop to hike and visit Lake Machuwasi, a small mirror-like lagoon full of activity. On balsam rafts we’ll pole to the shores so see some amazing birds like the prehistoric cackling hoatzin birds (Opinthocomus hoazín), and with luck capybaras or caiman. It’s a truly beautiful place. Back in the boat we’ll travel a few hours to Robles Ecological Reserve. Here deep in primary forest you can spend the afternoon relaxing while the butterflies and hummingbirds swarm the bushes around or swimming in the cascading waters a few minutes walk down.
Overnight at Posada Manu Rainforest 350m.
Our ecological tours at Robles Tree House offer excellent experiences full of adventure and awe at the untamed virgin forest and its inhabitants of the great Amazon basin. After breakfast we travel by boat 45 minutes via Rio Palotoa to reach Robles Tree House. Once we arrive we will have time available to explore the heart of our ecological reserve. The evening is reserved for a night walk in search of creatures such as: snakes, amphibians, spiders and monkeys. In the darkness of night we’ll have the spectacle of fireflies lighting up the sky and shadows of bats attracted by our lanterns. Most certainly we’ll see timid tarantulas that go out hunting in the dark.
Overnight at the Robles Tree house, with private shower and toilet a bungalow stilted house camouflaged in our forest. Strategically located, it makes for great viewing of the nocturnal animals that come to feed on bamboo and wild fruit: monkeys and others. The night air will be full of sound and activity, the forest floor below a gallery of activity, a night not to be forgotten.
At 5 a.m. we head to the parrot “colpa” (clay lick) and with good weather we’ll experience an amazing phenomenon in the Manu delta: tens to hundreds of parakeets, parrots and macaws descend upon the nutrient rich clay creating a spectacle of color and sound you’ll never forget. Monkeys toucans and flocks of birds also visit the riverside. We’ll stay here for an hour and a half observing this wonderful jungle landscape and its inhabitants. After breakfast, we’ll embark on a beautiful trek through the pristine forest watching for more wildlife. With our specialist guides you will be able to spot and identify the various animals and plants surrounding you and what they are used for. Manu Rainforest Peru will take you outside of the typical tourist spots and into bamboo forests, primary forest and where giant ancient trees grow and where a plethora of creatures reside.
After a typical lunch we’ll go for an afternoon trip down the river in tractor tires! We’ll go tubing down 3.5 km of the Palotoa river, a relaxing and refreshing trip floating in the current where you are surrounded by forest and monkeys jump about. You may even see otters swimming, and you will definitely see plenty of aquatic bird life. We are the only tour Company that offers this special river tubing trip.
Overnight in our comfortable Posada Manu Rainforest with showers.
Waking early to the sound of Dusky Titi Monkeys, we’ll pack up and enjoy a last breakfast together to the chorus of morning birds. Back to the motorized river boat, we have a last and great chance to see wildlife on the river on our way back to Atalaya. Capybaras, eagles, herons, Jungle Vultures, and many other birds are fishing the waters. As on any day in the jungle, surprise appearances await us and we have a second chance at sightings along the road through the cloud forest back to Cusco. We arrive in Cusco at approx. 6.00 PM and our tour concludes as we bring you to your respective hotels.
Address: Calle Garcilaso Nro. 292, CUSCO-PERU
Cell-phone: 970909066 / 986832196
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