Day 1rst: 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 funeral towers which is a pre-Inca construction of the Lupaca Kindong, 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 Naational bird the Andean Cock-of-the-rocks, toucans, tanagers and mammals and monkes like: Grey Wooly Monkeys and Brown Capuchin Monkeys and coaties, with good Sloths bear and a variety of flowers and orchids. arriving at sunset to Our Lodge. L.D.
2nd Day.- Amazon Pona Lodge – Papaya Eco Lodge.-
After breakfast at the lodge, we continue our trip in our private car to the river port of Atalaya, from there we start our trip in a motorized boat through the Madre de Dios River from 4 to 5 hours by boat during the trip we visit Machuwasi lake, here we do our activity looking for animals such as: the Capybara which is the largest rodent in the world, monkeys, birds that live in Amazonian lakes such as: the prehistoric bird Hoatzin (shansho) , Horned Screamer (camungo), purple gallinule, toucans and many more birds; and you will enjoy driving the topa balsa rafts in the Amazonian style and then we continue our trip by boat and on the way we will be able to see many species more of birds such as herons, macaws, toucans, kingfishers, etc. and other animals and enjoy the beautiful Amazon landscape, in the afternoon we will arrive at the lodge.
In the lodge we will have a short break to rest from the long boat trip, then we will walk along the paths of the refuge in search of insects, birds, mammals and monkeys. at night we will look for nocturnal wildlife such as: spiders, tarantulas, frogs, snakes, caiman, night monkeys and more insects and then we return to dinner and spend the night in the lodge. DAC
Day 3rd: Papaya Eco Lodge – Manu National Park.-
This day after breakfast we start our trek to a beautiful primary forest with our camping equipment such as: tent, mattress, sleeping bag, mineral water, snacks, lunch and with our travel equipment such as camera, binoculars, telescope and machete.
we go deep into the jungle to explore the real jungle passing streams, small creeks and swamps to really have an experience and learn about what the Amazon jungle is like inside, in the furthest from civilization in a pristine place, and being able to see and enjoy birds such as: macaws, toucans, woodpeckers, eagles,hummingbirds, tanagers, etc. We can also find up to 10 species of monkeys in this area, most of which are very curious and of course you can also find tree frogs, snakes, alligators, etc. and a wide variety of medicinal plants and giant trees. The guide explains everything about the functions of the wild flora and fauna. In the afternoon we arrive at the shore of a small river where we will camp and at night take a walk to see dwarf caiman that live in the streams in the middle of the jungle and enjoy the tranquility of the Amazon jungle. DAC
Day 4th: Manu jungle – camouflaged house .
this day we continue exploring the jungle walking even deeper into the jungle towards the Manu national park to have more opportunity to see animals and then on the way back we arrive in the afternoon towards the camouflaged house that is next to a beautiful mammal clay lick that is a place rich in mineral salts that attracts many animals that come to eat clay at night and day, there in the camouflaged house we spend the night to see animals eating clay , such as: the tapir, porcupine, deer and other nocturnal rodents and others. With good luck we can see felines such as the Jaguar, puma or ocelot that sometimes come to hunt in this place and continue enjoying the sound of the jungle at night. D.A.C.
Day 5: Mammal clay lick – Papaya Lodge – Aguas Calientes.
this day after our breakfast we return looking for more animals to the lodge for our lunch; Then we get ready to come back along the Madre de Dios River to the Shintuya hot springs, here we will go for a short walk to visit a small waterfall well and be able to cool off. This time we will camp on the banks of the Madre de Dios River near the hot spring, at night we will enjoy bathing in the hot springs and we will have a campfire and prepare a delicious barbicut for dinner.
Day 6th: Aguas Calientes Shintuya – Cusco.
Very early we leave for a beautiful clay lick with parrots and macaws (this clay is a place rich in minerals, where many species of birds frequently visit in the mornings). After enjoying this scenery we return to the camp for breakfast and then we return to the river port of Atalaya and from here we return in our private car to Cusco, end of the trip.
The tour includes:
- Private bus
- Private boat
- Tickets to the places visited such as hot springs, shelters and lakes.
- 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)
- A little silver
- 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)
- Does not include the first breakfast or the last dinner