Manu Park to Maldonado 5d/4n

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Manu Biosphere Reserve

This is the shortest Tour to Manu Park that starts in Cusco and ends in Pto Maldonado. This tour visits the macaw Clay Lick.

Tour Map:

  • TOUR ATTRACTIONS: Two Oxbow Lakes inside the Cultural Zone of Manu National Park, Cloud Forest of Manu Park, Tapir Clay Lick and Macaw Clay Lick, see video HERE

    Tour Itinerary

  • TOUR ACTIVITIES: Bird watching, night walk, jungle exploration, boat sailing, and catamaran sailing in Camungo and Blanco Oxbow Lakes, caiman searching, turtle searching, visit a Macaw Clay Lick, and Giant Otter searching.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Ecological and Adventure
  • TOUR AREAS: The Cultural Zone of Manu National Park
  • PLACES VISITED ALONG THE TOUR: Huancarani town, Ninamarka pre-Inca cemetery, Paucartambo, Acjanacu (border of Manu Park) Cloud forest, Pilcopata, Atalaya Port, Alto Madre de Dios River, Madre de Dios River, Cultural Zone of Manu Natiuonal Park.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: Daily departures are available between March to January.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 3 nights in Lodge plus one night in a platform in the middle of the jungle
  • TRANSPORTATION USED: Bus, and boat
  • SHORT TOUR INFORMATION:This tour is designed for people who does have a short time to visit the Jungle of Manu National Park. This 5day tour starts in Cusco and ends in Puerto Maldonado and travels to the jungle by bus and boat. A visit to a couple of Oxbow lakes as well as a visit to a Red and Green Macaw Clay lick are part of our jungle activities.
  • FOCUS: Bird Watching, wildlife, and photography
  • MAX GROUP SIZE: 9 + 1 leader

EXTENSIONS: You can always combine or extend this tour, please let us know if you are interested in extending this tour. We will be very happy to arrange it for you.


CLIMATE: Very Cold the first part of the tour on the first day. Warm to very hot with 90% of humidity on the lowland. Please bring a rain poncho with you because we might have some rain.

DIFFICULTY: Mostly very easy; however, because of the heat and the humidity you might run out of energies.

ACCOMMODATION: Good! in most of the Lodges we provide private rooms that have private bathrooms, some have hot showers, and electricity but also expect to have basic accommodations. Accommodations are based in double bed rooms.


Day 1: Cusco – Cloud Forest – Bamboo Lodge
Day2: Bamboo Lodge – Tapir Clay Lick.
Day3: Tapir Clay Lick – Macaw Clay Lick – Tapir Lodge
Day4: Tapir Lodge - Blanco Oxbow Lake.
Day5: Tapir Lodge – Boca Colorado – Puerto Maldonado

Macaw Clay Lick   Biolat Poison Frog   Parrot Clay Lick   three-toed sloth   Peruvian spider monkey


This tour to Manu Park includes:

  • Tour guide in English and Spanish with spotting scope
  • Transportation (bus and boat)
  • Cook
  • Three meals a day
  • Mineral water
  • All Nights in Lodge
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snacks,
  • Rain Poncho
  • Rubber boots
  • Entrance fee to the Oxbow Lakes
  • Entrance fee to Manu National Park
  • Entrance fee to all the private Natural Reserves
  • First aid kit

Manu Explorers recommends to bring the following:

  • Repellent with a minimum of 15 % deet
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sun Screen
  • Pocket money
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle/canteen or camel pack
  • Sandals
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Light pants
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat / hat
  • Toilet paper
  • Dark clothes (for the walking days)
    converter /adaptor for the electricity (Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type found in the US)

*** The lodge our groups stay at inside the Manu Biosphere Reserve zone is owned and managed by the local native community so by booking our tours you are helping to support the local native community and people.

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