MANU CLOUD FOREST TOUR SINCE $675 USD Per Person

Visit To The Cultural Zone Of Manu National Park - 3 Days 2 Nights

Manu Biosphere Reserve, located in the remote South-western region of the Amazon basin (Departments of Madre de Díos and Cusco), is the largest and definitely the only untouched reserve in the world. Manu is the unique reserve that covers an area of 2 701 641 hectares of undisturbed and pristine forest with the greatest biodiversity on the earth. The biosphere protects one of the planet's most important wild lands; Andean grasslands, elfin forest, cloud forest, and lowland Amazon rainforest. It is the refuge of many animals, including 1000 species of birds (including seven species of color full Macaws), 3500 species of plants registered (50% are not still identified), 200 species of mammals, 140 species of amphibians, 40 species of small lizards, 210 species of fishes, 13 species of monkeys, 6 of turtles, and 3 of caiman. Manu National Park is also home to indigenous tribes of Amazonian Indies, some of them are uncontacted yet, such as Machiguenga.
Manu jungle is divided into three zones: the National Park (strict protected area); The Cultural Zone for subsistence activities and the Reserve Zone (Ecotourism and recreational area). Manu National park was internationally recognized as a Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO and the Biosphere Programme in 1977 and it was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.
We are a Manu Biosphere Reserve tour operator in this area. Our speecialzed and professional guide are naturalists and biologists, they speak good English. We offer Responsibility, Security and Quality in each Manu guided tour. Some nights you will stay in typical lodges and some nights you will camp in untouched rainforest, surrounded by the voices of the jungle. Some our programme is combining leaving in comfort bus and returning using a modern charter flights.

MANU CLOUD FOREST TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: CUSCO - PAUCARTAMBO NINAMARCA - PILCOPATA

After early breakfast we pick you up by our private van or overland vehicles, and then travel through Andean villages till the highest mountain chains (4700m) of Paucartambo. Approximately mid-morning visit the interesting tombs of Ninamarca, commonly know as Chullpas or burial chambers, of the Pre-Inca Lupaca people. Continue driving to Paucartambo, a picturesque Spanish colonial town, and then to the Acjanacu pass, which marks the beginning of the cultural zone of Manu Biosphere Reserve. Our transport descend through the mysterious cloud forest, exists between 2000 - 3500m, and at least 50% of the plant species found here are endemic. The humidity provides ideal habitat for full of beautiful orchids, bromelias. Stopping to give you opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruviana) mating ritual, Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), the South American bear, the Spectacled bear (Tremarctos Ornatus). At the evening arrival to open air lodge at Pilcopata, shower and toilet available (L - D).

DAY 2: PILCOPATA - MYSTERIOUS CLOUD FOREST EXPLORATION

Today you will wake up very early to observe, from a platform, the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola Peruviana), Peru's national bird. The male birds are a vibrant reddish orange, and at about 5:00AM as many as several dozen come together for an exhibition of a mating ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females. The females, fewer in number, watch to select the most suitable males. The best months for viewing Cocks-of-the-Rock are between September November. After we will return for breakfast a t our lodge, the rest of the day you will continue have guided short trek through the valley, to see the elevation cloud forest birds, such as the Golden headed Trogon, as well as numerous, brightly-coloured tanagers and hummingbirds. Bears are present such as the Brown Capuchin Monkeys or perhaps even a Spectacled Bear. Continue exploring the mysterious cloud forest we will be in contact with wild nature species of flora and fauna new to science. Then swim in the clear waters flows from the virgin forests of the surrounding mountains. Stay at the lodge, shower and toilet available (B - L - D).

DAY 3: CLOUD FOREST - CUSCO

Today after breakfast, at 8am board our private transport and travel back to Cusco. Driving up to the highest pass will stop to see again the cloud forest behind, covering the Manu Biosphere Reserve. On the way will stop at some villages, to visit their handicraft markets and to have lunch. Between 5 - 6pm arrival to the hotel at Cusco (B).

MANU CLOUD FOREST TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Private van (round trip)
  2. Professional and resident biologist tour guide
  3. Entrance to the reserve
  4. 2 nights on the lodge into the cloud forest
  5. 3 meals per day during the expedition
  6. Drinking water on all trip
  7. Rubber boots (only in the rain season)
  8. Medical, Oxygen and security supplies
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
DATE TOUR COST
Daily Departure MANU CLOUD FOREST TOUR SINCE $675 USD Per Person

Visit To The Cultural Zone Of Manu National Park - 3 Days - 2 Nights
Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more $675 USD per person

Private Service (private guide & van)
2 participants $91095 USD each one
3-4 participants $834 USD each one
5 to more participants $737 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private tours and any time departure
Group size: 10 - 15 participants per guide - If you book a private VIP service we will supply a tour guide and private van just for you
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book your toue prior you arrive to Peru

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Day pack
  2. Rain gear
  3. Insect repellent (with at least 25% 'deet')
  4. Sleeping bag and sheets
  5. Binoculars (imperative)
  6. Flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries
  7. Afterbite
  8. Camera and extra films (asa 100 is good for lakes and river, but inside the forest you will need asa 400)
  9. Long sleeve shirts and long trousers (thick and baggy fabric against mosquitoes)
  10. T-shirts
  11. Towel
  12. Shorts/bathing suit
  13. Sweater or light jacket
  14. Sandals
  15. 1 pair each of hiking boots and light shoes
  16. Sunhat
  17. Sunglasses
  18. Sunblock
  19. Toilet paper
  20. Plastic bags (to keep everything dry)
  21. Personal hygienic and medical supplies
  22. Copy of a valid passport
  23. Copy of yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations
  24. Money for soft drinks or beers, and handicrafts
  25. Tip for guide and camp staff.

WhHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Binoculars (imperative)
  2. Flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Sleeping bag
  4. Sheets
  5. Day pack
  6. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts (thick and baggy fabric against mosquitoes)
  7. T-shirts
  8. Shorts/Bathing suit
  9. Towel
  10. Sweater or light jacket
  11. 1 pair each of hiking boots, light
  12. Shoes, and sandals
  13. Long cotton socks
  14. Rain gear
  15. Sun hat, sunglasses, sun block
  16. Insect repellent (with at least 25% 'deet') and after bite
  17. Toilet-paper
  18. Plastic bags (to keep everything dry)
  19. Water bottle (with water for the bus ride into Manu)
  20. Copy of a valid passport
  21. Copy of yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations
  22. Money for soft drinks or beers
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