• Puma or Mountain Lion

    Puma or Mountain Lion spotted at a Mammal Clay Lick

  • Tree Frog

    A Tree Frog that was found on the night walk

  • Jaguar

    A Jaguar swimming in Madre de Dios River

  • Two Toad Sloth

    Two Toed Sloth that was found close to the Lodge

  • Yellow Spotted Sideneck Turtle

    Yellow Spotted Sideneck Turtles along Manu River

  • Giant Otter

    A Couple of Giant Otters taking care of their baby

  • Macaw Clay Lick

    Macaw Clay Lick in the Cultural Zone of Manu Park

  • Black Caiman

    A Caiman resting along Manu River

  • Catesbys Snail Eater snake

    Catesby's Snail Eater Snake found on the night walk

  • Blue-headed parrots

    Blue Headed Parrots on a Parrot Clay Lick

  • brown capuchin monkey

    Brown Capuchin Monkey

  • Ocelot

    Ocelot found along Manu River

  • Blue banded toucanet

    Blue Banded Toucanet found in the Cloud Forest

  • Giant anteater

    Giant Anteater found along Manu River

Tour to Machu Picchu and Manu National Park 7days/6nights

This is a combined a tour to the Incas Sacred valley, a visit to Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu and a  Jungle Expedition tour to Machuhuasi with its Parrot Clay Lick.

This Tour can change according the weather conditions, wishes of the group and according Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu available rooms.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco-Sacred Valley.

We will pick from you  hotel to go by bus  to the Sacred Valley, where you we will visit the archaeological site  Pisac and its famous traditional market where you can buy nice  ceramics and typical clothing  made by hand by the local people, then we continue our journey towards the other archaeological site  Ollantaytambo. In the evening we travel by train from Ollantaytambo to the town of Aguas Calientes, our staff will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your hostal.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu.

We wake up early in the morning to walk all the way up to Machu Picchu for one hour a half.  There in Machu Picchu you will meet your tour guide who will show you Machu Picchu two hours in a half, in the afternoon you will have a free time to walk by your selves and take some photos.  Night at Aguas Calientes.

Day 3.-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo-Cusco.

After breakfast we return by train to Ollantaytambo, where our bus waits for us to come back to Cusco.

Day 4: Cusco – Cloud forest – Pilcopata.

Departure from Cusco city very early in the morning in one of our trucks specially prepared for this road. We will pass through interesting Inter-Andean valleys and picturesque farmer communities. In the middle of the day we are going to visit the pre-Inca buried towers of Ninamarca, known as “chullpas”. After that we will arrive to Paucartambo city, which is a typical colonial town. It had a lot of importance and it still conserves it’s flavor. Continuing our trip we drive up until the Abra of Accjanaco which is found at 3850 meters over the sea. From this point we start to go down passing through the cloud forest, which is an area rich in endemic species as the spectacular “Andean Bear” (Tremarctos Ornatus) and “The Cook of the Rock” (The Peruvian National Bird), “Orquis”, “Bromelias” and “Ferns” etc.

Then in San Pedro we will visit a lek of the “Cook of the Rock”, in which these birds every morning and afternoon made during a very interesting dance called “Displays”. After that we continue our tour until reaching Pilcopata, where we will stop and spend our first night.

Day5: Pilcopata - Atalaya - Madre de dios River.

After eating our breakfast we continue the tour by bus going through the high forest arriving to Atalaya which is found next to Madre de Dios river ( 700 meters over the sea). From this point we start to go down river in a motorized boat (60 hp). At the riverside we will have the opportunity to see a lot of bird species such as “Herons”, “Vultures”, “Cormorants” etc. After 45 min. we will arrive to our lodge, where we accommodate and get new water resources to be able to take an one hour walk through the forest.
With luck in this walk we will have a possibility to see some Monkeys, Macaws, Toucans so en the way back we will have a night walking where we can see spiders, lizards, frogs and tarantulas. After this impressive experience we go back to the lodge where our delicious dinner is waiting.

Day 6: Soga de Oro Lodge - Machuhuasi Oxbow lake.

We walk through the jungle of Soga de oro . On the way we will see many different kinds of animals; such as tapir, collared peccaries, monkeys, coati, macaws eagles, parrots, toucans, medicinal plants, flowers, and the giant trees of the jungle. Before lunch we will have to go back to the lodge where we will have lunch. After Lunch we will sail up river for some minutes and walk to Machuhuasi Oxbow lake for 40min. at the lake we will do some bird watching and search for Caphybaras, in the dark before go back to the lodge we will search for Caimans.

Day7: Soga de Oro- Macaw/parrot clay lick- Cusco.

We will get up early to visit A parrot clay lick where we can see three types of macaws, parrots and Parakeets so, after this we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco by the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.

Tour Included in Machu Picchu. 

  • Touristic bus for the tour the Sacred Valley.Bilingual guide for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
  • Lunch in Sacred Valley.
  • Round trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  • 2 night in Hostel in aguas calientes.
  • 2 breakfast
  • Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance Ticket to Huanapicchu

Not Included:

  • Lunch and Diners in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance to the hot spring.
  • Mineral water.
  • Tourist ticket for the sacred Valley Tour ( the price for adults is $48.00 and students $26)

Tour included in Manu:

  • Private bus and boat
  • Rubber boots and rain poncho
  • Binoculars (a pair for two people)
  • All nights in Lodge
  • Bilingual native guide
  • Mineral water
  • First aid kit
  • 3 meals per day
  • Cook
  • Entrance fee to all Natural Reserve.

Tour No Includes in Manu

  • First day mineral water and breakfast.
  • Soda and beer.

You will need to bring in Manu Trip:

  • Repellent with a minimum of 15 % deet
  • Binoculars (if you want your own)
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Flash light with extra batteries
  • Sun lotion
  • Pocket Money
  • Daypack
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals

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