Manu Park to Maldonado 6d/5n

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Manu Park

This tour visits the Reserved Zone as well as the cultural Zone of Manu Park with its Macaw Clay lick in the area of Blanquillo.

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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Two Oxbow Lakes inside the Reserved Zone,Tour ItineraryCloud Forest of Manu Park, Cultural Zone of Manu National Park, Biosphere Reserve of Manu National Park, Giant otters at Salvador oxbow lake,Tapir Clay Lick and a Macaw Clay Lick, see video HERE
  • TOUR ACTIVITIES: Bird watching, night walk, jungle exploration, boat sailing, Giant Otter searching and catamaran sailing in Salvador Oxbow Lake, caiman searching, turtle searching, and Jaguar searching along Manu River, visit a Macaw Clay Lick, and Giant Otter searching.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Ecological and Adventure
  • TOUR AREAS: Biosphere Reserve of Manu Park and the Cultural Zone
  • 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, Manu River, Cultural Zone of Manu Park, Reserved Zone of Manu Park, Macaw Clay Lick area.
  • DEPARTURE DATES: Daily departures are available between March to January.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: All nights in Lodge
  • TRANSPORTATION USED: Bus, and boat
  • SHORT TOUR INFORMATION:This 7day tour visits the Reserved Zone as well as the Cultural Zone with its largest Macaw Clay Lick. The journey of this tour starts in Cusco and ends in Puerto Maldonado and from there you can flight to Cusco or Lima (plane tickets are not included). Book this tour and spend more time enjoying the flora and fauna of Manu National Par.
  • 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; however, at Casa Matziguenka you will have to share the showers and toilets, some have hot showers, and electricity but also expect to have basic accommodations. Accommodations are based in double bed rooms.


Day 1: Cusco - Bamboo Lodge
Day 2: Bamboo Lodge – Reserved Zone Of Manu National Park
Day 3: Reserved Zone Of Manu National Park
Day 4: Reserved Zone Of Manu National Park – Tapir Lodge
Day 5: Tapir Lodge – Macaw Clay Lick – Tapir Lodge
Day 6: Tapir Lodge – Boca Colorado – Puerto Maldonado

Jaguar found along Manu River   Rainbow boa   Tapir at Clay Lick   Andean cock-of-the-rock   Macaw Clay Lick


This tour to Manu Park includes:

  • Tour guide in English and Spanish with spotting scope, (Tour guide specialized on bird watching or biologist with previous request),
  • 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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