Manu national park 6 days, is one of the most Bio-diverse Regions in Peru and in the world. Located in the Amazon it’s the main water source consists of the entire drainage basin of the Manu River. There are few human settlements near or around the park.
Go Treks Peru offers you this 6 days / 5 nights tour package for this spectacular region. Take a walk through the cloud forest and high jungle, and virgin jungle around the Manu National Park, ending with a visit to the parrot clay lick and tubing on the Palotoa River
At the end of the tour, we will visit the parrot clay lick and go tubing in the Palotoa River (located in our private Ecological Reserve).
This expedition is designed to see many different types of Amazonian fauna in a short time and enjoy the company of beautiful landscapes with comfort and little physical demands.
On this Manu National Park 6 Days, we will travel through the mountains to enter the cloud forest, where we will take a gentle hike to observe various species of birds, orchids, and perhaps monkeys.
After spending the night at our private lodge the next day we will continue by boat for about 5 hours to Bonanza lodge deep in the jungle, visiting hot springs on the way.
We will continue our way downstream where we will have an afternoon walk and enjoy the beautiful observation tower up in the canopy, giving you the advantage of seeing macaws, toucans, and tanagers. In the evening we will take a night walk to observe spiders (tarantulas), insects, frogs, and snakes.
NOTE: The program involves several bus and boat trips, so, given the uncontrollable forces of nature, the program may be subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Manu National Park 6 Days, We begin our 7-hour drive, by private vans, reaching an altitude of 3,905 meters (13,000 ft.). We’ll do a quick stop to visit “Ninamarca”, a pre-Inca cemetery, and the colonial town of “Paucartambo”.
Then we will descend the east slopes of the highland through “Cloud Forest” which has lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads, bamboos, etc.) We will enjoy spectacular views of the highland and you’ll observe the wildlife such as; “The red Cock of the Rocks” (our national bird – “Tunky in Quechua”), Dazzling colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons Tucans, and Hummingbirds. If we’re fortunate, we will be able to see our first yellow Monkey.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at “Mirador Lodge” (Lookout Lodge – 700 m), where you’ll have good accommodations to rest for the night (double rooms & private bathroom).
After dinner, your guide will brief you on the next day’s activities.
After breakfast, we will continue our drive to the Port of Atalaya (500 m). On the way, we will stop at an animal rescue shelter. Afterward, we will have a short hike to look for orchids, bromeliads, bamboos, monkeys, and birds. From the Port of Atalaya, you’ll embark on a 7-hour journey on a 15-meter canoe down the Madre de Dios River to get to the lowland rainforest.
While we drift down the river we’ll enjoy the changing landscape and have the opportunity to see wildlife (flora and fauna) along the rocky banks of the river.
On our path, we will visit “Diamante”, a Piro Indian town with traditional homes.
In the afternoon we’ll arrive at “Maquisapayoj Lodge” (translated as “Place of the Black Spider Monkey”) Accommodations include double beds with a private bathroom. You’ll have an evening night walk to survey the area where you’ll find insects, frogs, snakes, caiman (alligators), and butterflies.
We board our motorboat early to travel up-river making our way back to Cusco. Of course, during our boat ride back, we’ll have the chance to see more animals like; capybara, turtles, or caimans. If time allows, we can make a stop at Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs) to have a swim or we can visit Machuwasi Lagoon, to look for some more wild animals. In the afternoon, we will arrive at “Soga de Oro Lodge”, where we’ll spend the night (double beds & private bathroom). You can also explore the night.
Very early wake-up call and breakfast. We embark on the motorboat for about 30 minutes to the parrot’s lick, where we will see the green and yellow parrots, birds, and other smaller animals.
Afterward, we will return to “Machuhuasi Lake” to board another raft for a boat ride (1 and 30 hours). Here you’ll have the opportunity to view other wild species of bird-like hoatzin. Finally, we will hike for one hour in the jungle. We stay the night at the lodge.
Very early wake-up call and breakfast. We embark on the motorboat for about 30 minutes to the parrot’s lick, where we will see the green and yellow parrots, birds, and other smaller animals. Afterward, we will return to “Machuhuasi Lake” to board another raft for a boat ride (1 and 30 hours). Here you’ll have the opportunity to view other wild species of bird-like hoatzin. Finally, we will hike for one hour in the jungle. We stay the night at the lodge.
After breakfast, we board the motorboat back to Atalaya. Our transportation will be waiting for our arrival. We will travel through the cloud forest where we can view more birds, insects, and butterflies along the roadside and stopping periodically when we spot wild animals. We reach Cusco around 6:00 p.m. You can also have the option to do the zip line & river rafting class for an additional $30.00 (for each activity).
This Expedition to Manu is recommended to be done after your trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu, we will start our tour by bus and return by flight with a duration of 45 minutes approx.
The Manu Rainforest Tour is a reserved area located in the far southwestern region of Peru in the Amazon basin of the Department of Cusco and Madre de Dios, is the largest and definitely the only intangible reserve in the neotropics.
The Manu Reserve covers an extension of 1,800.00 Hectares that are unalterable and virgin jungle with the largest biodiversity on earth. For this reason, it was declared a world heritage in 1987 by the World Union for the conservation of Nature, recommended for those who have a spirit of adventure and conservation of nature.
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need for extra Porter hire!).
The Peruvian Government does not permit hunting or fishing. Bio-Tourism is strictly controlled and visitors are only allowed into the park if accompanied by a registered guide related to a registered tour company. Tours must be organized in advance and the majority of the registered offices operate from the City of Cusco. It’s also possible to organize tours from Lima or abroad. However, all operators work with one of the eleven official operators allowed into the Manu National Park 6 Days. It is possible to visit the Manu area without entering the reserved zone, and still be able to enjoy the abundant wildlife.
The 6-day Manu Search Tour is an adventure in the jungle by boat, hiking through the jungle, and being in direct contact with nature.
The Manu Reserve is home to 1,025 species of birds, about 10% of the world’s bird species; 221 species of mammals (5% of the world’s total); more than 1,300 species of butterflies (15% of the world’s total). 300 species of butterflies (15% of the world total), 136 species of dragonflies, 650 species of Coleoptera, and more than 300 species of ants; 210 species of fish in rivers and lakes, 155 amphibians, 132 reptiles; species that were recorded by the various expeditions of naturalists, making it the most biodiverse protected area in the world in terms of these animals.
Immerse yourself in the strange world of colors, sounds, and smells of the Manu National Park, and let yourself be carried away by the deep relaxation in this idyll of dreams.
This Manu National Park 6 Days Tour will take you in the middle of the nature of a unique biotope, enjoy the cloud forests of the Manu Reserve on the eastern slopes of the Andes and the tropical jungles of the Amazon region, where you will find a diversity of fauna in this search. Peru’s Manu National Park is perfect for wildlife observation and offers many opportunities to enjoy the company of immense flora and fauna.