Macaw Clay Lick in Blanquillo Reserve
Caiman in Lake salvador In Reserve Zone

 

 

Photographic tour in the Peruvian Amazon Manu Park - 5 days / 4 nights

In this tour we travel through the mountains to enter cloud forest, where we do some walks to observe several species of birds, orchids and maybe monkeys. After spending the night in our private lodge (Rainforest Lodge), the following day we continue 7h by boat to Manu Wildlife Center deep in the jungle, visiting hot springs on the way.  Then we will continue downriver to most well know lodge Manu Wildlife Center where we will have a walk later in the afternoon and enjoy the beautiful Observation Tower up in the canopy, giving you the advantage to see macaw, toucan, and tanager. In the evening we do a night-walk to observe spiders (tarantulas), insects, frogs and snakes, then spend the night in a the lodge.

On day three we explore the primary rainforest (untouched), visiting the  Cocha Blanco Lake. We have the chance to see Jaguars, giant otters, many monkey species, birds like parrots and an unbelievable variety of plants like giant trees, palms and medical plants. On the afternoon we visit the famous macaw clay lick.

The following day we go back by boat to Bonanza Ecological Reserve, spending night in a Camouflaged house where you will enjoy seeing the finest wildlife behavior such as Tapir, deer, monkeys and many small rodents in the Clay Lick, as Tapirs and others animals eating salt mud during the night. On the last day we return to Cusco by ​

DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1: CUSCO – RAINFOREST LODGE.- We leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre-Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains, to get to the typical 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 there we continue to San Pedro where will walk for around one hour to  visit  a complex courtship behavior, performing impressive lek displays  of Cock of the Rock 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.​

DAY 2: RAINFOREST LODGE – MANU WILDLIFE CENTER LODGE.- 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 good 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 landscape. In the afternoon we arrive to Manu Wildlife Center where we will have a short rest. During the afternoon we will visit our metal made bird watching Tower, with 60 meters high, we will have a unique view of the evergreen forest, enjoying the flight of macaws and many other colorful birds, owls and the sunset and then later on at night we will go to try and spot some owls. In the evening we leave for a night walk in the jungle to look for spiders, insects and snakes. We return to our Lodge for dinner and spend the night in our beautiful, comfortable lodge.​

DAY 3: MANU WILDLIFE CENTER - MACAW CLAY LICK – BLANCO LAKE - OBSERVATION TOWER.- Very early in the morning we visit the most amazing lake of Cocha Blanco. From a catamaran we watch animals such as gamin herons, spider monkeys, king fisher, Hornet screamer birds and enjoy watching the nearly extinct family of giant otters fishing. Returning to the lodge for lunch and relax. Late in the afternoon we have to prepare your daypack for visit the Macaws Clay Lick, very special place where flocks of, two type of Macaws come every day to eat the nutritious lick, located at the wall of the river. We will stay here at a camouflaged hideout house for the birds, it is bird lover’s paradise, where you will get to see and hear many of them, however this activity is very much weather dependant and back to the lodge dinner and spend the night in our confortable lodge.​

DAY 4: MANU WILDLIFE CENTER - BONANZA ECOLOGICAL  RESERVE – MAMMALS CLAY LICK.- We will explore early in the morning the amazing jungle then we leave Manu Wildlife Center very early to have another opportunity to see a jaguar on our way to Bonanza E. R. We might also see tapirs, turtles and caimans. After a short stop in Boca Manu. We continue upriver (Alto Madre de Dios River) to Bonanza Ecological Reserve. In the evening we walk to the com0uflaged housewhere you will enjoy seeing the finest wildlife behavior such as Tapir, deer, monkeys and many small rodents in the Clay Lick, as Tapirs and others animals eating salt mud during the night.. We stay there the whole night taking shifts to watch for nocturnal animals.​

DAY 5: BONANZA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE – CUSCO.- We return to Atalaya by boat. Our private bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive in Cusco in the late afternoon.​

 

  • Tour Includes:

  • Private Transportation (bus and boat)

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

  • We lend you a duffle 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 Observation Tower

  • Entrance to Manu Wildlife Center Lodge

  • Entrance to Macaw Clay Lick

  • Entrance to Camouflage House (Mammals Clay Lick)

  • Entrance to Camouflage House (Macaw Clay Lick)

  • Entrance to Bonanza Ecological Reserve (Private Lodge)

  • Entrance fee to Manu National Park

  • And much more.

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  • 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

  • Wáter 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

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5 days / 4 nights​
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