Day 1: Cusco – Amazon Pona Lodge.
We leave Cusco early in the morning in our private car adapted for the route with mountains and jungle, in the course of the trip we will pass many places of tourist attraction such as: Ninamarca Which is a pre-Inca construction of the Lupaca Kindong culture, then we will be passing through the valley of Paucartambo and a small town of paucartambo known as the folkloric capital of Peru, then we will arrive at the Ajanaco pass which is the beginning of the Manu National Park from this point we will descend to the Amazon rainforest; going through a unique cloud forest in the world. In this area we will make short stops and hikes to see exotic birds of the cloud forest especially the Peruvian National bird the Andean cock-of-the-rocks, toucans, tanagers and mammals such as gray wooly Monkey and Brown Capuchin Monkeys and coaties, with good luck Sloths and Spectacled Bear and a variety of flowers and orchids. Arriving at sunset to Our Lodge. L.D.
Day 2: Amazon Pona Lodge – Papaya Lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge we continue our trip in our private car to the fluvial port of Atalaya, from there we start our trip in a motorized boat through the river of Madre de Dios and we head towards a small Machuhuasi lake, which is 30 minutes away, there we will stay for about two hours to see animals like the Capibara, (the largest rodent in the world) and birds that live in the Amazonian lakes as the prehistoric birds: Hoatzin (shansho) , Horned Screamer (camungo), toucans and many more birds ; and you will enjoy driving the rafts of topa in the Amazonian style. After this activity we return to the boat to continue our trip to the natural hot springs, then we continue to the next hostel the all trip this day will be about 4 to 5 hours by boat, on the way we can see many more birds such as herons, macaws, toucans, kingfishers, etc and animals like the capybaras on the river side and enjoy the beautiful Amazonian landscape, in the afternoon we will arrive at the lodge.
In the lodge we will have a short break to relax from the long trip in the boat, later we make a small walk through the trails of the Lodge looking for insects, birds, mammals, monkeys; then we return for dinner. B.L.D.
Day 3: Papaya Lodge.
This day we will start our hike to a beautiful primary forest with our daily backpack carrying mineral water, snacks, lunch and our travel equipment such as camera, binoculars, telescope and machete to explore the jungle, we will look for blue and yellow, red and green and escarlet macaws, toucans, woodpeckers, eagles, hummingbirds, tanagers, etc. Here we can also find up to 8 species of monkeys like: capuchin monkeys, titi monkeys, squirrel monkes, Red Howler monkeys, etc. tree frogs, snakes, and a great variety of medicinal plants and giant trees. The guide explains everything about the functions of the flora and fauna. In the afternoon we take a walk looking for more monkeys and birds until it gets dark. Then we look for nocturnal wildlife like: the night monkey, spiders, tarantulas, frogs, snakes, caimans and more insects and we return to the lodge for dinner. B.L.D.
Day 4: Papaya Lodge – Cusco.
This day very early in the morning we left the lodge and started to return by boat along the Madre de Dios river to the Atalaya river port and from there we returned in our private car to Cusco. B.L.
The tour includes:
- Private bus.
- Private boat.
- Tickets to the hot springs and lakes.
- Entrances to the offered lodges.
- Native bilingual Spanish and English professional guide
- 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
- Snacks (fruits, cookies, juices and sweets).
- Camping equipment such as tables, chairs, ponchos, rubber boots.
What the tourist needs to bring:
- Photographic camera.
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- Mosquito repellent minimum 25% poison.
- Toilet paper (for forest baths).
- Dark or camouflaged clothing.
- One whole drink or bottle of water.
- A sun cap.
- Water sandals.
- Small daily backpack.
- Bath linen and towel (for hot water).
- A litle Money to bay extra driks (soda, beer, souvinirs). And staff tips acording you satisfaction (not obligatory)
- Does not include the first breakfast or the last dinner.