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
Cusco Day Tours
This is a combined a tour to the Incas Sacred valley, a visit to Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu and a Jungle Short tour to Manu National park with a visit to a Parrot Clay Lick.
This Tour can change according the weather conditions, wishes of the group and according Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu available rooms.
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.
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. At night you will take the train back from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and a bus from Ollantaytambo 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 a 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, macaw’s 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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