3 Day - Manu Cloud Forest - Group Service
Named after female greek warriors, the Amazon is one of the biggest territories in south america which exotic beauty attracts visitors worldwide. This time we want to take to the incredible and amazing beauty of the Amazon on the peruvian side of the Manu National Reserve. The Manu tour 3 days will begin in Cusco and travel to the jungle, passing a numerous landscapes very different from the Andean region.
During the Manu tour 3 days, we will be visiting colonial towns, jungle villages and the expansive Amazon basin.
There will be an optional activities of mountain biking or water rafting to choose from once we settle in the National Reserve. For those looking to relax, forest walks provide the opportunity to study forest life. Whatever you choose, the cloud forest's fantastic array of plants, animals and bird life will be revealed to you on this Manu tour 3 days.ItineraryDay 1: Cusco – Cloud forest - Paradise LodgePass By:
Paucartambo, Paucartambo, Cusco Region
Beginning in the historic city of Cusco, this program offers a range of activities as it takes you through colonial towns and jungle villages and into the incredible biological diversity of the Amazon basin. You can also opt to tailor your experience according to your preferences. For the adventurous, there is the chance to take part in mountain biking or white water rafting activities, while those who prefer to relax might choose to enjoy forest walks and study the life of the forest. Whatever you preference, the incredible biological diversity of the cloud forest is sure to delight you, with its abundant plant, animal and bird life. We will make an early start from Cusco and head through Andean scenery composed of fertile valleys, high altitude grasslands and farming and herding communities. Birdlife on this route includes the mountain caracara, Puna ibis and Andean flicker. We will pass pre-Inca Lupaca culture burial towers before arriving at the colonial-era village of Paucartambo, which has been the gateway to the forests of Manu for centuries. Here there will be time to visit the local church and view and photograph the historic Carlos V Bridge. Pass By:
Abra Acjanaco, 08145, Peru
Leaving Paucartambo, we will continue to Acjanaco Pass (3,850 meters / 12,630 feet), the entrance to Manu National Park, with its fine views of the Amazon basin, far below. From here, the road takes us down through Andean grasslands and into the cloud forest. This ecosystem is rich in flora and fauna: it is the habitat of the cock-of-the-rock, crested and golden quetzals, blue-crowned motmots, gray breasted mountain toucans and many species of butterflies, ferns and orchids. After this magnificent trip, you will spend your first night in our comfortable Paradise Lodge, in the heart of the cloud forest (1,470 meters / 4,821 feet). Driving distance: 181 km / 113 miles (6 to 8 hours, including a 3-hour hike)
Accommodation included: Paradise Lodge Day 2: Paradise Lodge - Amazon basinStop At:
Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Madre de Dios Region
After a relaxing night in our cloud forest lodge, before breakfast we will venture into the forests surrounding the lodge to observe the cock-of-the-rock as the males of the species perform their daily courtship ritual. After a good breakfast at the lodge, we will spend the rest of the day exploring the surrounding forest at a leisurely pace, visiting local farmers on their pineapple and coca leaf plantations and enjoying plenty of bird watching, as we look out for quetzals and motmots, green jays, paradise tanagers, bay-headed tanagers, orange-eared tanagers and golden tanagers. All the while, your naturalist guide will assist you in learning more about this unique ecosystem. The road to Pillcopata is ideal for birders, facilitating short hikes into the forest. Our bus will be available to you at any time to take you to the area’s main attractions. And those seeking more adventure can opt to experience mountain biking through the cloud forest and white water rafting (Class II and III rapids) on the Kosñipata River. The night will be spent at our Paradise Lodge.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Paradise LodgeDay 3: Amazon BasinPass By:
Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
This will be your final day in the forest. After an excellent breakfast you will have time to continue relaxing at the lodge or to explore the surrounding area, before boarding our private bus for the return trip to Cusco. We will retrace our route to Paucartambo, from where we will take the road that follows the course of the Quencomayo River as far as Colquepata and over the high pass at Apacheta (4,100 meters / 13,448 feet). From here the road descends into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we will stop along the way to enjoy the scenery and experience the way of life of local villagers. After passing the impressive Inca archaeological site at Pisac, we will continue to Cusco, where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Driving distance: 192 km / 120 miles (6 hours)
Included: Breakfast & lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Duration: 3 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
Please, provide your flight details or hotel details to arrange the picking up.Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.