Manu national park 4 days, is one of the most Bio-diverse Regions of the Country and in the world. Located in the Amazon it’s the main water source that consists of the entire drainage basin of the Manu River. There are few human settlements near or around the park. The Peruvian Government does not permit hunting or fishing. The 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 park.
It is possible to visit the Manu national park for 4 days, area without entering the reserved zone, and still be able to enjoy the abundant wildlife.
Manu National Park 4 days, consists of two zones: the Manu National Park, which can only be entered by professional biologists with a special permit; and the Manu Reserved Zone, which can be entered by tourists, but only with an organized tour. There are buffer zones around the park, often referred to as the Cultural Zone, although this is no official protection for this area. The Manu National Park covers 1,534,865 hectares, and the Manu Reserved Zone another 270,000 hectares. Manu contains 12 different ecological zones ranging in altitude from 300m to 5,000m, meaning that it has an incredible variety of flora and fauna.wild life
In 2000, almost 3,000 visitors entered the Manu reserved zone compared with 20,000 who visited the Puerto Maldonado spot. Although there are no official limits on the number of tourists, the expense of visiting Manu means that numbers are self-limiting. Additionally, companies are strictly controlled and are only allowed to visit certain parts of the reserved zone, and even then only allowed in for three days at a time.
Tours to the Manu reserved zone are expensive, ranging from about $500 for the cheapest, taking the bus in and out, to almost $2,000 when staying in one of the lodges. The reason for this is that the transport costs are expensive due to the distances involved.. However, it is sometimes possible to get discounts on official prices. If an agency has a tour leaving in a day or two and still has spaces, it may be willing to offer a discount to try and fill a place. It can be worth shopping around the see if this is the case.
Manu National Park is not an endemic area about Malaria neither Yellow fever you can bring a good insect repellent but if you decide to put the yellow fever vaccination for prevention you can do it 10 days before start your trip to the jungle.
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 2020 through January 2021. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
(1)Tips guides, Cook and another person
Manu National Park 4 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 speckled bear (in Quechua“Ukuku”).
In the afternoon, we will arrive “Pilcopata”, where you’ll have nice accommodations to rest for the night (some shared facilities). After dinner, your guide will brief you of 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 40-minute journey to the lowland rainforest “Alto Madre de Dios River” where you’ll find all sorts of wild birds, including the Condor of the Jungle “King Vulture” (Sarcoramphus papa).
In the afternoon, we will explore the jungle to see insects, frogs, snakes, caiman (alligators) and butterflies (2 and half hours). Some accommodations at the lodge are shared.
Very early wake-up call and breakfast. We embark on the motorboat for about 30 minutes to the parrots’ 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).