Manu Reserve Zone


Explore this jungle

Manu Reserve Zone 7D/6N


Day-by-Day Summary

DAY 1: CUSCO - MIRADOR LODGE
DAY 2: MIRADOR LODGE – ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
DAY 3: ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE - CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE
DAY 4: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE
DAY 5: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE – ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
DAY 6: ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE – MIRADOR LODGE
DAY 7: MIRADOR LODGE - CUSCO

Highlights

  • Discover the reserve zone of the Manu National Park

Places Visited

Manu Cultural zone and the Reserve Zone.

Departures:Our company has daily departures, since 2 to 10 participants maximum per group, we are a 100% direct tour operator, sustainable and responsible with Nature.
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  • Duration:
    7 Days and 6 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    6 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    0 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Medium (depends on your level of fitness).
  • Transportation
    Bus, boat, Van, local car

DAY 1: CUSCO - MIRADOR 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 observe the national bird of Peru, the Cock of the Rock, monkeys and orchids. We arrive at our private Manu Rainforest Lodge in the evening where we will stay for the night.

DAY 2: MIRADOR LODGE – ROBLES 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 Robles Ecological Reserve 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 Manu Rainforest Lodge for dinner and spend the night in our beautiful, comfortable lodge.

DAY 3: ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE - 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 – ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

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, a visit to the native community of Diamante is optional. We continue upriver (Alto Madre de Dios River) to Robles Ecological Reserve In the evening, we walk to the mammal´s clay lick where we prepare our beds (protected by mosquito nets) in the tree 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: ROBLES ECOLOGICAL RESERVE – MIRADOR LODGE

In the morning we walk back to Robles Reserve, 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 Mirador Lodge for the night. There we will build a fire, relax and have some drinks.

DAY 7: MIRADOR 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.


  • ENTRANCE TIKETS: In our tour, the entrance to the visited site is included.
  • BRIEFING: Two or one night before your expeditions, we are going to your hotel or you will come to our office for your briefing, it is an information session for the tril to be ready to 100% for the trek day.
  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDES: All our guides studied English and Tourism at the University, institutes, and have many months giving support to the trekkers before to start to work in this kind of adventures like a guide.
  • HOTEL:The activity include 6 nights in lodge. We include a basic touristic lodge (Double, Marital and Triple rooms).
  • FOOD & CHEFS: Many of our customers comments about the wonders of our chefs. They make magic happen on the trail in a small tent over a single flame. The food is served family style, there will be plenty of options for everyone, and always food left over. If you are vegetarian, it is not problem for us, just tell us and you will have vegetarian food. Each day will consist of breakfast, lunch, happy hour with tea and snacks and dinner. Your last meal will be breakfast of the last day. Lunch the last day is not included.
  • TRANSPORTATION: All the transportations during the tour are included.
  • FIRST AID: Your safety is our number 1 concern. All our guides are trained to provide support in these causes. They all will have first aid kits and full oxygen bottle in case anything happens. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed and will make sure you get directly to a clinic for treatment. This is not something to worry about - but if something happens, we will be there for you.Note: before to do the trek or any type of adventure tour, we recommend you to visit your doctor and explain about the activity that will do, and please try to bring a small first aid bag each according to your conditions to stay peaceful.
  • RENTALS:Binoculars

CHECKLIST

• Long sleeve shirts in dark colors
• Rain poncho/jacket
• Mosquito Repellent (50% DEET)
• Day pack
• Dark colored clothing
• Sun block and sun glasses
• Bathing suit and sandals
• Binoculars (Vortex 10x42, Buslnell 10x42, Nikon 8x42)
• Torch/Flashlight with extra battery
• Water bottle or canteen
• Camera with CHARGER and extra battery and memory card

The Prices are per traveler:

Tour Tipe Departures Price
Shared Service Every Day Acording group size

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