4-Day Manu Jungle Trip from Cusco

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The Manu National Park houses one of the most amazing ecosystems in the world and an invaluable flora and fauna. This is one of the best things to do near Cusco. The jungle of the Manu is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve with protected areas and natural habitats with the greatest biological diversity of the planet. You will see incredible wildlife, species of butterflies and unique landscapes of the Amazon Basin. This jewel of the Peruvian amazon rainforest will leave you speechless for 4 wonderful days.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tangol

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Cusco City - Andes - Cloud Forest

Stop At: Paucartambo

We will start the tour very early in the morning with the pick up at your hotel located in the city of Cusco. The transportation will take you through small villages until arrive at the town of Paucartambo at 2906 meters above sea level. This lovely town is known for the festival of La Virgen del Carmen.

Duration: 30 minutes

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We will enjoy lunch while we continue the tour to the Manu arriving to the Cloud Forest. Along the way, you are going to admire an incredible flora and fauna like orchids, bromeliads and the Peruvian national bird known as cock of the rock. The Manu National Park is located between the regions of Cusco and Madre de Dios. This jungle covers 2 million hectares, and it is divided in 3 zones: The Manu reserved zone, the cultural zone and the restricted zone.

Duration: 40 minutes

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We will arrive at our lodge located at the cultural zone of Manu to spend the night. This rustic place has nice trails around of 5 kilometers that you can explore anytime with a professional guide. You will enjoy lovely dinner.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 Cloud Forest - Manu National Park

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We are going to start the day very early in the morning doing a short tour to search the Peruvian emblematic bird called Cock of the rock. Going back to the lodge we will enjoy breakfast to then continue our excursion to the town of Pilcopata. You have the option to practice Rafting, an incredible adventure on the rivers Koñeq or Alto Madre de Dios, with class I and II, for one hour. This activity is really excited and full of adrenaline.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Then, we will continue the tour to the Manu National Park going to the Port of Atalaya to take a boat ride towards our second lodge located near the river Alto Madre de Dios and surrounded by incredible jungle with 90 hectares of biodiversity.

Duration: 20 minutes

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We are going to explore the area around the lodge, walking along the nearby trails to admire different species of plants. Later, we will walk looking for insects and amphibians in a night tour. This day includes all the meals.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 Manu National Park

Stop At: Manu National Park

During the morning walk, our tour guide will explain about the biodiversity of the place, the ecological systems created to preserve these areas and about the sustainable development. We will take the boat to cross the river to then walk along a path of 30 minutes, looking the impressive flora of the place. The day in Manu continues to the lagoon of Machuwasi. Here, we are going to paddle in rustic canoes to observe local wildlife such as birds, monkeys, alligators, among others. The Manu has the world network of Biosphere Reserve. At night, we will take a walking night tour around the lodge looking for insects. This day includes all the meals.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 4 Manu National Park - Cusco City

Stop At: Manu National Park

This day starts very early in the morning. We will take the boat to visit the macaw clay lick, a wall of clay and it is the favorite by a sort of species of birds to find their nutritional balance. This is a truly wildlife show that you cannot miss.

Duration: 2 hour

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We will return to the lodge and then take a boat ride back to the port of Atalaya, where our transport will take us to the city of Cusco. The lunch is included during the way.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cusco

We will arrive to the city of Cusco to drop you off at the hotel

Duration: 15 minutes
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