Manu cultural zone 4 days is an expedition for people who wants to enjoy nature and wildlife observation. See the landscape of the Andes, elfin foret, cloud forest, upper tropical forest and the lowland rainforest. The main targets on this tour are the Woolly monkeys, Andean Cock of the rock, Golden headed Quetzal, the largest Macaws, Parrot clay lick, Toucans and Aracaris, woodpeckers, Hummingbirds, Owls and Potoos. Machu wasi Lake.
MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4 DAYS ITINERARY:
DAY 1: CUSCO TO BAMBU LODGE:
5:00 am We will pick you up from your hotel in a private bus. During the trip, the bus stops in interesting places like Ninamarca’s Chullpas, these are pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around 11 hours approximately; the highest pass on this road is 3950 msl.
On this day, we travel around over the Andes and over the famous cloud forest which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock Peru’s national bird. In the afternoon, we arrive to Asuncion Village. We will spend the night in Bambu Lodge with double rooms Optional night walk to see insects.
DAY 2: BAMBU TO SOGA DE ORO LODGE:
After an early breakfast we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya, stopping in the way to see the place of the orchids and animal rescue center. From Atalaya we take a motorized canoe towards the rustic Soga de Oro Lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. After lunch, we go to Machuwasi Lake where we go on balsa raft exploring the lake, here it possible to see the prehistoric birds call Hoatzins and Capybaras. At night is possible to see Caimans. The night is spent at the lodge. Optional night walk (to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.)
DAY 3: SOGA DE ORO LODGE PARROT CLAY LICK:
We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located ten minutes down river from the lodge. The activity begins around 5:30 am with the blue headed and yellow crowned parrots. Also, the blue headed and the chestnut fronted macaws. The Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion that is the reason why hundreds of parrots parakeets and small macaws come to this particular place. After the show we go back to the lodge have breakfast and explore the trails looking for monkeys, toucans and a good explanation about the different uses of the plants, for medicine, furniture, boat building, etc. After lunch we have the option to go fishing, again to Machuwasi lake in case we have missed the Capybaras or walk in the trails.
DAY 4: SOGA DE ORO LODGE TO CUSCO:
On this day, we have the last option for the parrot and macaw clay lick in case we didn’t have luck on the last day. After, we continue our trip to Cusco. The trip will be 10 hours aproximately first by boat and later by bus. We leave you in your hotels. Dinner by your own.
MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4 DAYS TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Professional naturalist guide with telescope.
- Private bus and boat transport.
- Entrance fees to the cock of the rock observation platform, Machu wasi lake.
- Cook & food (vegetarian on request) and drinking water.
- First Aid Kit, extractor (for poison).
- Bite Away for mosquito bites.
- Antidote for snake bite.
- Rubber boots.
MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4 DAYS NOT INCLUDED:
- Alcoholic drinks, sodas, etc.
MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4 DAYS THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING FOR THE MANU TRIP:
- Mosquito repellent.
- Long sleeved shirts.
- Cotton socks.
- Hiking shoes.
- Sandals or light shoes to change.
- Rain gear (rain poncho is ok).
- Sweater ( in case we have coldfront).
- Long pants.
- Binoculars very important the best ones are ( Zeiss, Leica, Swarovski, Nikon, Bushnell) 10×40, 10×42, 8×32.
- Camera and extra batteries.
- Camera charger.
- Dry bag back pack.
- Personal things like toothbrush, etc.
- Hat (or handkerchief).
- Sun blocker, sun glasses.
- Flashlight LED Lenser H7 – 200 Lumens – or PETZL REACTIK + CORAL – LINTERNA FRONTAL USB RECARGABLE Head torch
– Water bottle ( min. 1 l)
– Day pack
– Original passport
– Money (Soles) for soft drinks, handicrafts and tips
– Bite away very important for travelling in Peru.
FIXED DEPARTURES: Every Monday or Ask for date of travel.
DEPARTURES: Our departures are confirmed with a minimum of 2 people if they book way in advance. If it is a last minute departure we confirm with minimum 3 persons.
Price per person: $ 5200.00 USD
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