Puma or Mountain Lion spotted at a Mammal Clay Lick
A Tree Frog that was found on the night walk
A Jaguar swimming in Madre de Dios River
Two Toed Sloth that was found close to the Lodge
Yellow Spotted Sideneck Turtles along Manu River
A Couple of Giant Otters taking care of their baby
Macaw Clay Lick in the Cultural Zone of Manu Park
A Caiman resting along Manu River
Catesby's Snail Eater Snake found on the night walk
Blue Headed Parrots on a Parrot Clay Lick
Brown Capuchin Monkey
Ocelot found along Manu River
Blue Banded Toucanet found in the Cloud Forest
Giant Anteater found along Manu River
Manu Biosphere Reserve
Manu Park to Maldonado
Manu Cultural Zone
Trekkings in Cusco
This Tour in Peru combines the Salkantay Trek for 5days with the Jungle Expedition Tour to Manu National Park by bus in and out for 4days, making this tour in length 9 days
This Tour can change according the weather conditions, wishes of the group and according Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu available rooms.
We leave Cusco very early, passing villages like Izcuchaca and Limatambo and then after 3 hours we arrive in Mollepata. After a light breakfast we start our long but slow walk till the sector of Silca where the lunch is waiting for us. After a short break we continue our walk in beautiful landscapes till Soraypampa, where we spend our first night.
The sunrise is impressing, when the majestic snowy-peak of Salkantay is the first thing we see after getting up. At 7:00a.m. we have a breakfast and then we start our walk, which will take 7-8 hours today. Where we can contemplate clear different ecological levels, and entering in kind of canyon which takes us till the foot of Salkantay. After three hours walk we have our Lunch, then we continue till the pass of Salkantay (4.600mas.) from where we descend and contemplate the beginning of the forest. This day we reach Collpapampa, where we spend the second night.
We start our walk with an exceptional view of the snow-peak Salkantay (6271masl). Then we descend till a riverbank where we have a delicious lunch and continue our walk through the cloud forest where we have the opportunity of seeing how the environment changes, passing from mild to hot. In the afternoon we arrive in La Playa where we camp.
This day we take an interesting way which takes us along the Inca trail till we reach hydroelectric where we take our lunch and in the afternoon we get in to a train which takes us to Aguas Calientes, where we accommodate ourselves in a beautiful hostal.
This day we go by bus or walking to Machu Picchu where our guide tells us in three hours about the times and history of Incas, when we have the opportunity to appreciate Machu Picchu in all its splendor. In the afternoon we return to Aguas Calientes to take a train. Then, in Ollantaytambo we change to a bus which takes us to Cusco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
List of Jungle Species
Manu Park Photo Gallery
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