Manu National Park 8 days

take a trip to the Manu National Park (Reserved Zone) with orellana expeditions is one of the most extraordinary and famous worldwide natural areas is by having the greatest biological diversity in the world, its diversity is due to its extension and location from the Andes till the Amazon, in its primary forests will find huge trees which was never touched by man and animals totally wild.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park
  • Type of Tour: Adventure, ecological landscapes and cultural
  • Departures Days: Every day
  • Season: Regularly from march to december
  • Tour Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
  • Accommodation: 7 nights lodge
  • Group size: 2 – 10 persons
  • Maximum height: 3,850 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Price: 1.060 USD per person
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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 1: Cusco – Cloud Forest – Pilcopata

We will leave the city of Cusco in our mobility, ascending to the heights of Paucartambo and along our journey we will observe the natural paradise of the Andes covered by snowy and the people of Paucartambo which is the capital of the folklore of Cusco continuing our journey to reach Ajanaco 3,560 meters where Manu National Park trip begins. Then, we will descend to the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, flowers, heliconias and many bromeliads, and to better observe the high jungle walk through a rough time and we will stop to witness the ritual of the peruvian national birds cock of the rocks (“Peruvian Rupicola”) and with luck we might see many birds and some mammals and in the afternoon we will arrive to our typical lodge of orellana expeditions.

The amazon river floods part of the rain forest every six to eight years and when I visited the Amazon Jungle in Peru, May 2011 that was the case. This allowed our group to venture further into the rain forest than normal. We came across this group of children who were heading out to visit family down river. The photo was taken on May 13, 2011, Amazon Rain Forrest, Peru, South America.
Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 2: Pilcopata – Boca Manu – Humming Bird Lodge

After our breakfast we will continue our journey in our mobility for about an hour until the port of Atalaya, where we will get to our boat to navigate the high “Madre de Dios River” between 6-7 hours to get to our lodge, along our journey we might see a variety of birds such as herons, cormorants, kingfisher and many vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, king of vultures (Scarcoramphus papa) among other infaltables animals of the Amazon rainforest. At noon a brief stop in the native community of diamond to meet the indigenous people living in this typical village in the jungle, then we will continue our journey through the stunning high “Madre de Dios River” to the village of Boca Manu where we will have opportunity to visit and learn about the different activities that people engage. And just 20 minutes travel is our next lodge (humming bird ) with bathrooms and showers, optional trip walk at night).

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 3: Humming Bird Lodge – Limonal – Machiguenga Lodge

Very early we will get to our boat riding onto the Manu River and begin to realize that Manu is so famous for the diversity of flora and fauna. this day on the  river banks we will see different types of animals .Turtles, caimans, capybaras, and with luck the jaguar (panther onca  . in the afternoon we will arrive at our camp “Casa Manchi ) After a short break we organize for our first walk in a primary forest to observe different mammals, and other animals who have never suffered persecution of hunting by men. Overnight in camp (beds) showers and toilets available.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 4: Machiguenga Lodge – Salvador Lake 

we will dedicate the morning to visit “Salvador Lake” which is 20 minutes from our camp by boat and walk 15 minutes into the jungle. We will visit the COHA SALVADOR and use a “Catamaran” to give us the opportunity to observe the river otters  and a variety of rare birds such as sultana cock, or agami heron and some alligators, later we will walk along the main trail to learn the operation and the secrets of the rainforest. Overnight in camp (optional hike-night). Machiguenga House is the lodge of the antive jungle comuniti of tayacome and yomibato and orellana epeditions work with those people of machigenga culture.

Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 5: Salvador Lake – Rain  Forest

This day is for exploring the  jungle  and to observe animals  , walking along one of the trails in search of mammals and macaws which are very beautiful coloured and this day we will have the opportunity to visit one of the best lake: “Salvador Lake” if in case we would be not lucky to see the  giant otters on the previous day. And at night plow, our last walk in search of caimans and other nocturnal animals.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 6: Lodge – Otorongo Lake – Humming Bird Lodge

After our delicious breakfast we will get to our boat to visit the “Otorongo lake” we will going  40 minutes by boat to the and  from  a tower bes further to observe a  river otters and stunning rainforest and unfortunate mind we will get to our boat and returning to our  “Humming Bird Lodge” in the afternoon we will walk through one of our trails.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 7: Humming Bird Lodge – Aguas Calientes – Arpia Lodge

We will continue in returning by boat to our next LODGE  and on the way we will make a stop to relax in the Hot Springs (optional) and along the upper river of “Madre de Dios”, we will have the option to see animals such as monkeys, birds and capybaras. Overnight in our lodge.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

Day 8: Arpia Lodge – Atalaya – Cusco

This is unfortunately the last day in the jungle, we will return by boat to the port of Atalaya where we will be expecting our mobility. Continuing our journey to the city of Cusco. Arriving in the city of Cusco between 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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Pachamama Perú Trek – Manú National Park

What is included in this tour?

  • Ground transportation
  • River transport
  • Accommodation (hostel)
  • Three meals a day more snack
  • Optional vegetarian food
  • Professional and specialized guide
  • Mineral water during the trip
  • Safety equipment
  • Professional chef
  • Rubber boots
  • Efficient team of motorists

What is not included in this tour?

  • First breakfast and mineral water
  • Entrance to Manu National Park
  • Alcoholic beverages, extras
  • Tip

What to Bring?

  • Thick clothes (dawns cold by the river)
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Canteen
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Lantern with extra batteries
  • Hat or cap
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Mosquito repellent 50/Deet
  • Sandals, swimwear and towel
  • Trekking shoes
  • Extra money
  • Plastic bags
  • Personal hygienical items