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Manu Reserved Zone Natural Paradise 8d/7n

Three Nights in Reserved Zone and Pakitza Collpa (bus/bus)
This adventure begins and ends in Cusco. We head to Manu National Park through Paucartambo, where we can observe a wide variety of species in the area. By the Madre de Dios River, we navigate to the Reserved Zone to see the countless species in this area. We will visit Cocha Otorongo and Cocha Salvador, where we can spot caimans, various monkey species, and birds. Our boat journey continues to Pakitza, where we will observe mammal collpas from a tower.

We depart from Cusco very early in the morning (5:30 - 6:00 a.m.) with hotel pickup in our comfortable bus. Along the way, we visit the funerary towers or Chullpas of Ninamarca at 3750 meters above sea level and make a brief visit to the folkloric town of Paucartambo, with its colonial bridge. We ascend to the highlands of Paucartambo, with Acjanaco being the highest point at 4000 meters above sea level. We then descend through the mysterious cloud forest, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including beautiful orchids, heliconias, and primitive ferns. We take a hike to observe the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupícola peruviana) in its mating ritual. There is also a chance to spot Trojans (Trogón sp.), quetzals, monkeys, and South America's only bear, the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon, we arrive at our lodge in Pilcopata (550 meters above sea level), a typical lodge in the area with hot showers and private bathrooms.
After a delicious breakfast, we continue our journey for 45 minutes by bus to the Atalaya port. During the journey, we'll see coca plantations, fruit trees, and orchids. We then embark on a motorized boat trip along the upper Madre de Dios River. During the journey, we can observe a wide variety of birds such as herons, kingfishers, and always the presence of vultures, with the most spectacular being the king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) and the jaguar (Panthera onca), as well as a stop at natural hot springs for medicinal baths. If we have time, we'll visit the Native community of Diamante to see their typical houses and wild fruits. In the afternoon, we arrive at the village of Boca Manu (280 meters above sea level) for accommodation in a lodge with showers and bathrooms.
After breakfast, we enter the reserved zone, where we have a greater opportunity to observe Manu's biodiversity. We make a brief stop at the ranger control station (LIMONAL VIGILANCE POST). The boat journey continues, and one begins to understand why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. Along the riverbanks, you can see groups of turtles, white caimans (Caimán cocodrylus), and perhaps some capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), among many others. In the afternoon, we arrive at our safari camp in Cocha Otorongo (250 meters above sea level), with double beds on platforms. Shortly after, we organize a walk to visit the lake and the 30-meter observation tower, where we have the opportunity to observe river otters. Here in Manu, animals have never been hunted by humans. Night at the safari camp on roofed platforms with double beds with mosquito nets. Shared showers and bathrooms.
Today, the group visits Cocha Salvador, which is 30 minutes from Cocha Otorongo. We explore the virgin primary forest on foot today, visit the lake to quietly row in a catamaran that allows us to observe river otters once again and a great variety of rare birds, such as the sunbittern (Eurypyga helias) and the Agami Heron (Agamia agami), as well as various monkey species, with almost certainly nine out of the 14 species being observed. Later, we walk on the main trails with the guide to learn about the functioning and secrets of the tropical forest. We make a brief visit to a Matchiguenka house to buy some handicrafts. In the afternoon, we return to our camp in Cocha Otorongo. Night at the camp on roofed platforms with beds and mosquito nets. Shared showers and bathrooms available. Optional night walk.
Very early in the morning, the group will visit the macaw clay lick located in Salvadorcillo creek, then continue to Pakitza by boat, the last surveillance post of Manu National Park. We will explore the mammal collpa in the forest, observing different plant and bird species, and with luck, other animals. Night at the camp on roofed platforms with beds and mosquito nets. Shared showers and bathrooms available. Optional night walk.
Today, we wake up to the howling of howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus). Unfortunately, we have to start our return journey to Boca Manu, and we will also have the option to see many other bird species and more, depending on luck and what nature wants to offer us. We visit Cocha Bracso on either the way in or the way back to observe giant otters. Optional night walk around the lodge. Night at the lodge. Shared showers and bathrooms.
We continue our return journey by boat along the Upper Madre de Dios River. During the journey, we again have the option to see many birds and, with luck, other animals. In the afternoon, we arrive at Paititi Lodge for accommodation. Night at the lodge. Private showers and bathrooms available.
This day is very sad as we have to leave our wonderful jungle full of mysteries and return by boat to Atalaya, then we transport ourselves by bus to Cusco. During the journey, we can once again observe the Cloud Forest with its immense variety of flora and fauna, arriving in the city around 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Includes:
• Private land transportation
• Private river transportation
• Professional specialized guide with telescope and binoculars
• Meals, D.A.C. snack
• Safety equipment (life jackets)
• Comfortable lodge accommodations with private bathrooms
• Solar panel battery recharging
• Radio communication
• Accommodations in lodges with bathrooms and showers
• First aid equipment
• Drinking water during the trip
• Professional staff, boat driver, and crew
• Professional chef
• Entrance to Manu National Park
• All entrance fees to tourist sites
• A pair of rubber boots for hiking

Not Included:
• Breakfast on the first day
• Mineral water on the first day
• Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

What We Recommend Bringing:
• Warm clothing (mornings are cold by the river)
• Rain gear
• Water bottle
• Binoculars
• Sunscreen
• Flashlight or torch with extra batteries
• Hat or cap
• Long-sleeved shirt and long pants
• Insect repellent
• Sandals, swimwear, and a towel
• A pair of hiking boots
• Personal hygiene items (toilet paper)
• Extra money
• Rubber boots


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