Jaguar in Reserved Zone, Rio Manu
Salvador lake in Reserve Zone

PROGRAM RESERVE ZONE 7 DAYS AND 6 NIGHT

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) following day we continue 5h by boat to Bonanza lodge deep in the jungle, visiting hot springs on the way. Then we will continue downriver to  Bonanza E. R. 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.
We continue travelling by boat to the Reserve Zone (Casa Matsiguenka Lodge). The following day we explore the primary rainforest (untouched), visiting the lakes Cocha Salvador and Cocha Otorongo. 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. 
The following day we go back by boat to Bonanza lodge, spending night in a Camouflaged house besides a mammals clay lick to watch out for tapirs, deer and other animals. The next morning we explore again the rainforest before going back by boat and bus to Rainforest Lodge. On the last day we return to Cusco by bus.

 

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 - BONANZA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
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 R.E.Bonanza where we will have a short rest. In the evening we leave for a night walk in the jungle to look for spiders, insects and snakes. We return to Bonanza Lodge for dinner and spend the night in our beautiful, comfortable lodge.​

DAY 3: RESERVE ECOLOGICAL BONANZA - CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE
We leave the lodge very early and continue our journey downriver (Alto Madre de Dios River) to go into the Reserve Zone on the Manu River. Our first stop there is a national park control point (Puesto de Vigilancia Limonal). Halfway to Casa Matchiguenka lodge we do a first short walk in the Reserve Zone. Along the boat trip we will observe many different kinds of animals such as capybara, peccaries, monkeys, lots of birds and caimans, maybe even a jaguar. Late in the afternoon we arrive at Casa Matchiguenka Lodge where we spend the night. (Optional night walk there.)

Casa Matchiguenka Lodge is owned and run by two indigenous communities of the tribe Matchiguenka. This lodge has a rustic design with 12 double rooms and provides mosquito nets. Surrounding the lodge are private trails, where Matchiguenka act as local guides. They also have an interpretation house where they produce and sell craftwork.​

DAY 4: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE
In the morning we visit Cocha Salvador. From a catamaran we watch animals such as gamin herons and spider monkeys and enjoy watching the nearly extinct giant otters fishing. After lunch we start our excursion thought the virgin jungle to Cocha Otorongo Lake, where there is a 20m high observation tower. From this tower we will have another chance to see giant otters and black caimans. For the rest of the day we will explore the jungle, looking for more species of monkeys. The guide will also explain about the jungle lifestyle, flora and fauna, medical plants and jungle food. We might also find a group of peccaries. In the evening we can enjoy the beautiful sunset and return to Casa Matchiguenka Lodge, where we spend the night.​

DAY 5: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE - RESERVE ECOLOGICAL BONANZA (Mammals clay lick)
We leave the Casa Matchiguenka Lodge very early to have another opportunity to see a jaguar on our way out of the Reserve Zone. We might also see tapirs, turtles and caimans. After a short stop in Boca Manu. We continue upriver (Alto Madre de Dios River) to Reserve Ecological Bonanza. In the evening we walk to the mammals clay lick where we prepare our beds (protected by mosquito nets) in the com0uflaged house and wait to see wild pigs and tapirs feeding on the mineral salts. We stay there the whole night taking shifts to watch for nocturnal animals.​

DAY 6: RESERVE ECOLOGICAL BONANZA - RAINFOREST LODGE
In the morning we walk back to R.E.Bonanza, exploring this part of the jungle. Again we might see many different kinds of animals, birds, medicinal plants and the giant trees. After breakfast we continue our adventure by boat traveling upriver for several hours to Atalaya, where our private bus will be waiting for us to bring us to Rainforest Lodge for the night. And relax  the  evening.

DAY 7:  RAINFOREST LODGE - CUSCO
After breakfast we return by bus to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive in Cusco in the early 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 Casa Matsiguenka Lodge

  • Entrance to Camouflage House (Mammals Clay Lick)

  • Entrance to Bonanza Ecological Reserve 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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duracion: 
7 Days / 6 Nights
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