Join us on a great adventure and wildlife trip visiting the some of the best eco-lodges in the cultural zone of Manu. Watch colorful parrots at a nearby clay lick. On this trip we explore a wide range of habitats, starting from Paramo landscape of the highlands, going down to the elfin forest and cloud forest as well as lowland forest. Watch out for colorful tanagers, hummingbirds, and parrots or mammals like monkeys, capybaras, and tayras, enjoy the beauty of the scenery, learn about the indigenous uses of plants. This is a private tour and affords you the luxury of exploring the forest trails in the privacy of your own party, accompanied by your naturalist guide who will share his/her knowledge of the wildlife and different habitats experienced as well as the history and ethnology of the region.
5 days/4 nights private tour from US $ 999.-
A journey through lonely highland scenery and isolated Quechua communities will take us to the pass of Acjanaco, entry point of Manu National Park. From here we begin our descent into the cloud forest, enjoying the marvelous scenery and exotic flora on the way. We shall also stretch our legs several times and look out for exotic birds, butterflies, and insects. We reach our Lodge tugged away in the middle of the cloud forest in the afternoon. Full board.
We rise before dawn and a short walk will take us to a nearby Lek where we can observe the male Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, the national bird of Peru, displaying for the females. We also look out for other birds like the torrent ducks, highland motmots, and quetzals. After a generous breakfast, we continue our journey down to the lowland forest, visiting a coca plantation on the way. In Atalaya, the first navigable port of the Upper Madre de Dios River a motorized dugout canoe will take us down the Alto Madre de Dios River to our Lodge at Maskoitania, a former settlement of the Mashco natives, which we will reach after about one hour. Nearby jaguars have been spotted a number of times! Full board.
The gardens of the Lodge come alive with first light. You may see colorful parrots, macaws, araçaris, woodpeckers, tanagers, caciques, and oropendolas as well as hummingbirds. After an early breakfast, we shall start our explorations of the area with our guide. Different jungle trails, which are used exclusively by the guests of our Lodge, lead into the primary and secondary rainforest. The lowland jungle is the habitat of more than five hundred different species of birds, several species of monkeys, a lot of butterflies, amphibians, and reptiles. With a Little luck, you may also observe otters and caimans at an oxbow lake nearby. Full board.
In the early morning, we will have a short boat ride in order to observe parrots at a clay lick nearby. This is an amazing birding spectacle! We leave after breakfast and return to our Lodge in the Cloud Forest. In the afternoon, your guide will invite you for another observation walk. Of course, you may also just relax observing nature from the terrace of the lodge and other viewpoints, or you can have a refreshing bath in the San Pedro River. After dinner, we may search the Lodge gardens for exotic insects and amphibians. Full board.
You may use the early morning to look for more wildlife. There is an orchid garden around the Lodge or you may watch over the San Pedro River and hope for torrent ducks to pass by or perhaps the rare sunbittern. We leave late morning for our return journey to Cusco. B & L
• Private land and river transport
• 4 nights at Lodges (twin room)
• All meals
• Excursions as described
• Naturalist guide
• Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
• Tips and gratuities
Possible departure dates:
From April – November
Prices per person in US dollars:
- 1 Person
- 1 Person
- 2 people
- 2 people
- 3 people in Triple or 1 Double & 1 Single
- 4 people
in 2 Doubles/Twins
- 4 people