Manu Macaw Paradise 6 days

Manu Macaw Paradise 6 days

Beginning in Cusco, this 5-day adventure offers a wide range of activities. Colonial towns, indigenous jungle villages and the immense Amazon basin are just part of this package. For the adventurous, there’s optional mountain biking and rafting on the Kosñipata River.

The cloud forest is home to a fantastic selection of ecosystems. Downstream along the Madre de Dios River, a visit to the macaw clay lick is an experience you will never forget.

Highlights

Cloud Forest, Paradise Lodge, Wild life, Madre de Dios River, Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick, Cocha Camungo and cocha Blanco, Gian River Otters, Scarlet and Yellow blue Macaws, Colorado minin Town, Drive along the Inter Oceanic route, Puerto Maldonado

Route

Cusco, Paucartambo, Accanacu pass, Cloud Forest, Pantiacolla private reserve, Blanquillo Clay lek, Cocha Blanco and Camungo, Colorado Mimin town, Inambary river, Puerto Maldonado

Price Information

  • 1 person US $ 4,821
  • 2 person US $ 2,827
  • 3 person US $ 2,544

Group Departure US $ 2,544

*Price per person.

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1. Cusco – Paradise Lodge (bus & hikes)

An early start from Cusco gives you limitless opportunities to enjoy Peru’s many jewels. The trip to the cloud forest takes you through Andean landscapes of unmatched beauty; deep valleys and highlands are decorated with rural communities. Along the way you will observe highland birds such as the mountain caracara, Puna ibis and Andean flicker. Cultural sites include the burial towers of the Lupacas pre-Inca culture and the colonial town of Paucartambo, which is known as the folkloric capital of the Cusco region. Here you will visit the church with its image of the Virgin of Carmen, and the Carlos V colonial bridge spanning the river. This bridge has been the gateway to the Manu forests since pre-Hispanic times. After Paucartambo the journey continues by crossing the Acjanacu Pass (3,850 meters/12,628 feet), the official entrance to the Manu National Park. From here the road descends to the cloud forest, passing through Andean grasslands where the sparse vegetation is the habitat of birds such as the Andean guan, white-collared jay, crimson-mantled woodpecker and the endemic Puna thistle tail. You’ll have ample time to walk along the road and enjoy the area’s flora and fauna, which includes the cock-of-the-rock, golden-headed quetzal, blue-crowned motmot, mountain toucan and many tanagers, flycatchers, jays and hummingbirds. South America’s only bear, the spectacled bear, also shares this area with white-tailed deer, butterflies, ferns and orchids. You will spend the first night in the comforts of Paradise Lodge (1,470 meters/4,821 feet).

Driving distance: 181 km/113 miles (6 to 8 hours)

Included: lunch & dinner

Day 2. Paradise Lodge – Amazon Basin (bus, boat & hikes)

Your day begins with a pre-breakfast forest walk to see Peru’s national bird, the cock-of-the-rock, in its daily ritual in which 8 to 10 males perform an amazing show to attract female attention. After returning to the lodge for a delicious typical breakfast, the rest of the day will be spent hiking and looking for local species of birds, monkeys, mammals, plants and insects in the cloud forest, and also enjoying a refreshing swim in a nearby small stream. Late in the afternoon you will board the private bus to the port of Atalaya, from where you will take the boat downstream to the lodge for an evening meal and a good night’s rest. After dinner you’ll enjoy the opportunity to take a short hike around the lodge to observe the nocturnal forest life.

Driving distance: 71.6 km/44.8 miles

Included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3. Amazon Basin – Boca Manu – Blanquillo Lodge (boat & hikes)

Begin day 3 with a nice breakfast before continuing downstream to the village of Boca Manu. Along the way you will observe a variety of birds, including great billed terns, tiger herons, snowy egrets, black skimmers and black vultures among the trees, and also caiman on the river. After a short stop in the village continue to the private Blanqillo reserve, enjoying more bird watching and seeing birds of prey such as the harpy eagle, falcons and vultures. After dinner at the reserve you will take a nocturnal walk to Lake Blanquillo to observe caiman and listen to the spectacular sounds made by night monkeys (musmuqui), the world’s only nocturnal primate, accompanied in its symphony by the bamboo rat and numerous species of toads, insects and other forest inhabitants that only emerge at night.

Included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4. Blanquillo (boat & hike)

Before breakfast, a 30-minute hike takes us to a position just 30 meters (90 feet) from the “collpa,” a rich riverbank deposit of minerals and clay. From a blind camouflaged with palm leaves, you will observe several species of parrots and macaws in a colorful show as they feed on minerals. After this unforgettable spectacle we will return to camp for a well-deserved breakfast. The rest of the day will be devoted to exploring Lake Blanco, where visitors often see a family of rare giant river otters, caiman, turtles and many other species native to this oxbow lake ecosystem. You also have the option to walk the game trails in the afternoon, walk around the lake at night and take an after-dark canoe ride to see caiman up close.

Included: breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5. Blanquillo – Puerto Maldonado (boat & bus)

After an early breakfast, you board the boat again and head downstream toward the mining town of Colorado, where the private vehicle will be waiting to take you to the Inambari River. After crossing the river, we continue driving in our private vehicle for 2.30 hrs. to Puerto Maldonado airport and take the last flight, arriving to Cusco Around 15:00 hours or to Lima around 17:00 Hrs. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Cusco or be on time to flight connection in Lima.

Include breakfast and lunch

Day 6.

Important Information About This Tour

  • What Includes
  • Not Included
  • Recommendations
  • 1 photocopy of passport
  • Daypack
  • Hiking boots
  • Sweater
  • Light warm jacket
  • Rain gear (poncho)
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hat or bandana
  • Swimsuit
  • Sport sandals
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife
  • Camera and film (ASA 200/400) or memory card
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing (8 or 10X magnification)
  • Zipper lock bags and garbage bags for keeping clothes and other personal items dry

Opciones Adicionales

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