Manu National Park Tours from Cusco – 3 Day Manu Tour
Manu National Park tours from Cusco is a popular and a short trip to experience the highlights of the Peruvian Amazon Rain forest. The 3 Day Manu Tour accompanied by a local English speaking naturalist guide takes you to the Cultural Zone of the national park.
Our 3 days and 2 nights tours to Manu National Park is designed to offer you the best of the pristine areas of the Peruvian Amazon. Manu is home to over 850 species of birds.
The whole national park is spread over 1,532,806 hectares. It is divided into three zones, Cultural, Core Zone and Manu Biosphere Reserve.
We are a local tour operator based in Cusco. All our guides are locals and have an excellent knowledge about the flora and fauna.
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group size : 2 – 8 persons
DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – PAITITI LODGE:
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to Paucartambo. On our way, we will be visiting the funeral towers or chullpas of Ninamarca.
We will then descend through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, coca plantation, heliconias and primitive ferns. Here we will be stopping to see Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruvian). There are also possibilities to spot the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopterus Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and more.
And with luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we will be arriving at Atalaya Port.
From here we will be travelling by motor boat for 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. You will spend the night in an ensuite room.
DAY 2: PAITITI LODGE – MACHUHUASI LAKE :
Early in the morning, we will be riding on the boat for 25 minutes to Machuwasi Lake. Here we will be taking the typical balsa rafts for two hours.
On this part of the trip, you will be able to see different species of birds like the hoatzin. After lunch, we will give you a guided tour of the jungle so you can witness more flora and fauna.
Later at night, after dinner, we will do a short night tour to spot some nocturnal animals.
DAY 3: PAITITI LODGE – PARROTS CLAY LICK – ATALAYA – CUSCO :
Early in the morning, we will be travelling by boat to see the Macaws Clay Lick. This is an unmissable part of the trip. Different coloured parrots and macaws fly to eat the clay.
Clay here contains minerals that help these birds to flush out toxins from their body.
After the experience, we will be returning to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, we will be taking the boat back to Atalaya port.
Here we will be boarding our transport for the journey back to Cusco City.
Manu National Park Tours from Cusco – 3 Day Manu Tour INCLUDES
- All terrestrial, fluvial transport.
- Team of security.
- Professional guides and specialized.
- Efficient team of motorists.
- 3 meals per day and snacks. 3 nights in Lodge Excellent cook service.
- Radio communication service during the whole trip.
- Comforts: seats, tables, etc.
- First-aid kit.
- Mineral Water during the trip
Manu National Park Tours from Cusco – 3 Day Manu Tour does NOT INCLUDE:
- First day Breakfast
- First Day Mineral Water
- Beberages ( cola, beer, soda )
WHAT DO WE ADVISE TO BRING
- Shirt long sleeve and long pants.
- warm cloths (for misty mornings on the river)
- Water bottle or Canteen.
- Sandals, bath suit clothes, towel day pack.
- Rain gear.
- Enough mosquito repellent (50% DEET C.).
- Sun block.
- After bite.
- Flash light or torch with extra batteries.
- Plastic bags.
- Hat or cap.
- Extra money to buy beverage.
- At least one pair of trekking boots
- Camera and extra films, extra batteries