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Squirrel Monkey in Bonanza Ecological Reserve


The Best in Manu Park - Tour - 4 Days / 3 Nights



We leave from Cusco by private bus, driving through the mountains, to get to a traditional folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we take a short walk around the town before carrying on to Tres Cruces, the entrance to the Cultural Zone of Manu and the cloud forest. From here we continue to San Pedro where will walk for around one hour to  visit  a complex courtship behavior, performing impressive lek displays by the Cock of the Rock, the national bird of Peru (Rupicola peruviana), monkeys and orchids. We arrive at our private Rainforest Lodge in the evening where we will stay for the night.​

After breakfast we continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we stop to observe a coca plantation and at a view point where you can get a spectacular overview of the jungle and the river. From Atalaya we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where you can bath in the natural hot springs. During the boat trip we will see many different kinds of animals, especially birds, and a beautiful landscapes. In the afternoon we arrive to R. E. Bonanza. From here we walk for around one hour to our camouflaged house where you will get the experience of seeing the amazing wildlife behavior from animals such as Tapirs, Deers, Monkeys and many small rodents in the Clay Lick, as Tapirs and others animals eating salt mud during the night. We spend the night there to watch out for tapirs and deer.​

This day we explore the jungle on our vast trail system, carrying a small day pack including lunch. On the way we will see many different kinds of animals such as monkeys, collared peccaries and birds such as eagles, parrots and toucans, medicinal plants, and giant trees; later in the afternoon and enjoy the beautiful Observation Tower up in the canopy, giving you the advantage to see macaws, toucans, and tanagers. After dark we look out for Tarantulas, spiders, tree frogs and snakes. We spend the night at our comfortable lodge.​

We get up very early to return to Atalaya by boat, where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We will arrive in Cusco in the evening.


  • Tour Includes:

  • Private Transportation (bus and boat)

  • All necessary equipment (chair, Mosquito nets, tables, mattress, rubber boots, rain poncho)

  • We lend you a duffel bag for your personal belongings on tour

  • Professional bilingual local guide (well-equipped  with guiding gear)

  • Mineral water

  • First aid  including Antivenomous for snake bites

  • 3 meals per day; included vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian options

  • Midmorning daily snacks (biscuits, candy, fresh fruit, juice)

  • Professional Cook

  • Entrance to Cock of the Rock (Lek)

  • Entrance to Rainforest Lodge (private Lodge)

  • Entrance to the hot springs

  • Entrance to Camouflage House (Mammals Clay Lick)

  • Entrance to Bonanza Ecological Reserve (Private Lodge)

  • Entrance fee to Manu National Park

  • And much more.


  • What you need to take: VERY IMPORTANT

  • Light sleeping bag or light blanket

  • Repellent with a minimum of 25% DEET

  • Camera with spare batteries for many days

  • Powerful long-range flashlights with extra batteries.

  • Macro lenses. 10 - 65mm

  • Long Distance Lens 150mm - 400mm or 600mm

  • Lens extensión of 1.4x or 2x

  • Waterproof case, bags to protect your electronics and valuables

  • Sun lotion, pocket money, day pack, water bottle

  • Battery charger for your electronic devices

  • Sandals (try to bring strap)

  • Extra toilette paper

  • General Dark clothing (camouflage to see the wildlife) long sleeves shirts and t-shirts, long pants, lightweight. shorts, short sleeves t-shirts, waterproof jackets Sun hat, bath linen clothes, small towel, Thick long socks, trekking shoes.

  • All your personal hygiene needs

  • A bit of money for staff tips (Usually expected on the tour)

  • Not included the last dinner



4 Days / 3 Nights

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Bonanza Tours Peru

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