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Adventures tour to Manu Biosphere Reserve and Blanquillo!
Adventures tour to Manu Biosphere Reserve and Blanquillo! (8 days)

7 Nights - The price from 1565 US$ p.p. is based on min. 2 persons sharing a room, excl. flights. The departure of this tour into the Amazon can already be confirmed with min. two participants. A healthy population of wildlife combined largely unpaved scenic roads, trails and rivers, passing cascading waterfalls, deep gorges, and precipices. Manu is truly a complete experience that any tourist will remember for a lifetime!

 


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Full itinerary of adventures Manu Tour:

Manu Macaw Clay Lick

Introduction:

Manu retains healthy populations of jaguar, tapir, anteater, black caiman, giant otter, and among the 13 species of monkey we find the unique pigmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world, and the nocturnal night monkey. Because of Manu's low human population the animals in the park show little fear of man and are more readily approachable than in many other rainforest locations. Manu, therefore, offers unparalleled opportunities to sight animals. The best time to spot jaguars is in May, June and July!

Wildlife aside, however, the journey into the park itself is spectacular and not to be missed. Access to Manu is normally by road. The two day trip from Cusco to the entrance of the Manu Reserved Zone carries you over the Andes mountains to an elevation of 4000 m, past pre-Inca ruins and down through the cloud forest on the eastern side of the Andes, and finally into lush, lowland rainforest. Roads remain largely unpaved and wind their way precariously past cascading waterfalls, deep gorges, and precipices. Manu is truly a complete experience that any tourist will remember for their whole life!

Short itinereray:
Day 1: Cusco - Rainforest LodgeOtter in the Manu Amazon Reserve
Day 2: Rainforest Lodge – Bonanza Ecological Reserve
Day 3: Bonanza Ecological Reserve – Casa Matsiguenka
Day 4: Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Salvador
Day 5: Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Otorongo
Day 6: Casa Matsiguenka – Tambo Blanquillo Lodge
Day 7: Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado
Day 8: Puerto Maldonado – Cusco or Lima


Long itinerary of the 8d/7n - Manu Biosphere Reserve Tour to Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick:


Day 1: Cusco - Rainforest Lodge
Paucartambo, road to Manu AmazonOur adventure begins in the exciting Jungle of Manu; we will pick you up around 5:00 am from your hotels in Cusco in our private transport. The first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains; afterwards we will briefly visit the town of Huancarani, which contains the funeral towers of Ninamarca, and the cemetery of the Lupacas, part of the precious Pre–Inca culture. We will then travel Paucartambo, a small traditional town, which is known for its folklore. At midday we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and enter into one of the most protected natural areas in the whole of South America.  We will continue in our transport down a small road and on through the thick fog, from which this section of the forest takes it name in Quechua.  Eventually we will come to the home of the exotic Peruvian national bird, the “Cock of the Rock”; you will be amazed by the spectacle, complete with an impressive array of sounds that can only be found in the jungle. On our first night, we will stay at Rainforest Lodge. L: D

Day 2: Rainforest Lodge – Bonanza Ecological Reserve
Very early at 06:30 a.m., we will depart for Atalaya port; on the way we will make a few stops to visit the local Eagle in the Amazon of Manu, Perufarmers, who are known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits, including the famous coca plant. Later we will begin the boating part of our journey in a river excursion on the Madre de Dios River, part of the famous Amazon River. During the day we will have the chance to witness many types of colorful birds such as parrots, oropendolas, vultures and other species. We will make a stop at the natural hot springs, and hopefully get to see some jungle animals such as monkeys, or the famous capybaras (jungle rodents that are as much as 2.5 ft long). After that we will start trekking through the jungle to witness the true grace of the Amazon, hear the natural sounds of the birds, and look out for wildlife such as anteaters, peccaries, and many different types of trees and medicinal plants. Towards the late afternoon we will arrive at our next destination: Bonanza Lodge, where we will spend the night, arriving approximately at 3:00 p.m.  Here there will be showers and other facilities available. We will do some bird watching, and then have a night walk in the dark, which is the best time to see creatures like tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. B: L: D

NOTE: There is an option to spend the night at our Tapir Clay Lick. This camouflage house is strategically located near to the mammals clay lick where we will have the opportunity to see Tapirs and Peccaries during the night time, the guide will give you all the information you need and retelling the most famous stories about the rainforest.

Day 3: Bonanza Ecological Reserve – Casa Matsiguenka
Jaguar in Manu Amazon ReserveWell fed and rested, we depart from Bonanza Lodge, leaving the relatively clean waters of the Madre de Dios River behind, and enter the clay laden waters of the Manu River, with a brief stop at the park ranger station at Limonal to present our permits. We will travel for about five hours up the Manu River beaches, which, especially in dry season, are loaded with nesting birds and feeding herons, egrets, Orinoco geese, terns and skimmers to name but a few. Some beaches will host sunning white and black caimans (South American relatives of alligators); breeding side-necked turtles; and hundreds of sand-colored nightjars, which roost during the day on logs and beaches. There is also a chance of encountering a stunning Jaguar (the world’s third largest cat, best to see in the months May, June and July). We will see some species of primates on this river trip, possibly red howler monkeys or the smaller squirrel monkeys. We'll have the afternoon to explore some of the trails through the rainforest in the area. Before or after dinner you will have the chance to go on an optional excursion into the forest at night with your guide in search of nocturnal creatures. We will spend the night at the Casa Matsiguenka, a rustic, native-owned lodge run by the Matsiguenkas themselves, with its own exclusive trail system. There will be modern facilities available: there are toilets and reasonably warm showers; and screened twin rooms with comfortable beds and mosquito nets. B: L: D

About the Casa MatsiguenkaCasa Matsiguenka Manu Lodge
The Casa Matsiguenka was designed using the indigenous people’s building techniques and features 12 fully screened twin rooms. Beds are furnished with mosquito nets. There is a private trail system and local Matsiguenka guides will accompany you on these trails. Also available is an interactive interpretation center, and locally made souvenirs are for sale.

Day 4: Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Salvador
After breakfast we'll spend the morning at the lake of Cocha Salvador. Some of the time will be spent travelling down the lake on a floating platform observing ox-bow lake animal life from the water. We plan to ride down the lake on a floating platform observing the animal life from the water. We may encounter an agami heron or a sungrebe, and there are brown Capuchin monkeys who are usually feeding on fruits nearby and therefore are relatively easy to sight. Specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake enable us to look for a family of giant otters that live here in the world’s largest freshwater carnivores. These Otters are only found in Manu, and each animal consumes between 4 and 5 kilos of fish per day. So with that in mind it’s most likely that they can be seen eating large fish on logs at the lakeside. The rest of the day will be spent following the trails in the area in search of some of the 13 species of monkey found in the forest here. Your guide will explain to you some of the basics of rainforest ecosystems and point out some of the medicinal plants of the area used by local, indigenous groups. We may be fortunate enough to cross paths with a group of peccaries a species of wild boar found here at late afternoon enjoy the sun sets. We will spend the night at the Casa Matsiguenka. B: L: D

Howler monkey in Amazon of ManuDay 5: Casa Matsiguenka – Cocha Otorongo
We will have a gentle stroll from camp for around 4 to 5 hours through the forest to Cocha Otorongo. We may be lucky enough encounter groups of monkeys. This is a particularly good trail for woolly and black spider monkeys. We'll pay special attention to the plant life on this walk and take it slowly listening for the rustle of vegetation or the soft sound of fruits falling to the rainforest floor that may betray the presence of animals or large birds. A visit to the lake of Cocha Otorongo is planned, where observation piers and a 20 meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake are available for observing wildlife. We will also be on the lookout for a large family of giant otters that inhabit this lake. We will spend the night at Casa Matsiguenka. B: L: D

Day 6: Casa Matsiguenka – Tambo Blanquillo LodgeManu Macaw Clay Lick in Peru
Bright and early in the morning, we will head off to visit the Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick, which is known as one of the largest Macaw Clay Licks in the Peruvian Amazon. We'll be met at the river by our cook with a picnic breakfast and then embark on our motorized boat for a 6 hour long trip down river to Tambo Blanquillo for the night. The river trip may hold surprises and we'll be attentive for any wildlife on the beaches like the jaguar, one of the highlights the Jungle has to offer. We will spend the night at Tambo Blanquillo lodge.

Day 7: Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick – Puerto Maldonado
Very early in the morning, we will go by boat to the Macaw Clay Lick, a special place where flocks of parakeets, parrots and macaws come every day to eat the nutritious lick, located at the wall of the river. We will stay here at a camouflaged hideout house: it is a bird lover’s paradise, where you will get to see and hear many of them, however this activity is very much weather depending. After this we take our motorized boat downriver to Boca Colorado. From there we go on by bus to Puerto Maldonado and spend the night in a local lodge.

Manu Amazon River

Day 8: Puerto Maldonado – Cusco or Lima
After breakfast we travel back to Cusco: you can choose to go by public bus (8h, included) or plane (45min, not included), also depending on the time of year. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the itinerary of the airline/bus.Or you can also flight direct from Puerto Maldonado to Lima(2 hours, not included) B:

Note: Activities start at early morning and finish late afternoon, the best times for seeing wildlife.

Inclusive and recommended to bring with:


Tour includes:
-    Private boat and bus (except on last day)    Tamarin monkey in the Amazon
-    Rubber boots, rain poncho and duffle bag for personal belongings
-    All accommodations and Lodges
-    Bilingual guide from the jungle
-    Mineral water all the time
-    First aid kit
-    3 meals per day included vegetarian option
-    Professional cook
-    Entrance to the hot spring
-    Entrance to Bonanza Ecological Reserve
-    Entrance fee to Manu National Park
-    Entrance to Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick

Exclusive:
-    Flights
-    Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
-    Single supplement is 45 US$ per night extra
-    Everything not mentioned in the itinerary above
-    Tips when the service is good

What you need to bring with:
    Sleeping bag
    Repellent with a minimum of 40% deet
    Good binocular
    Camera with extra batteries
    Flashlight with extra batteriesSunset in the Manu Amazon
    Sun lotion
    Pocket money
    Daypack
    Water bottle
    Sun hat
    Sandals
    Swimming suit
    Small towel
    Long sleeved T-shirt
    Toilet paper
    Dark color clothes

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