This adventure of manu zone reserved 8D with macaw lick blanquillo begins in cusco, in first of all of our trip we spot endemic species of the high jungle (cock of the rocks, spectacled bear, quetzals, etc.) We enter the Manu National Park navigating the Madre de Dios River and observe many species of birds, then we will go to see the spectacle of the macaw clay licks in Blanquillo. We will enter the Reserved Zone, we will visit the Matchicguenga house, then at Cocha Otorongo from a catamaran we will observe the species of birds, mammals and reptiles that live on the banks. In the Cocha Salvador we can observe more species of strange birds and mammals typical of the area.
We pick up from your hotel very early in the morning from 5:30 a.m. at 6:00 a.m. in our comfortable and private bus. On the way, we visit the funerary towers or Chullpas de Ninamarca at 3750 meters above sea level and a brief visit to Paucartambo, a folkloric town, a colonial bridge. We ascend to the upper area of Paucartambo, the Acjanaco sector. (4000 m.s.n.m) This is the point of entry to the Manu National Park. Then we descend through the mysterious cloud forest , which hosts a great variety of flora and fauna, full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. We toke a walk to give you the opportunity to witness the Cock of the Rocks (Rupícola Peruviana) in the ritual of mating. There are also possibilities to observe Trogones (Trogon sp.), Quetzales (Pharomachrus sp.) In addition, much more and if we are lucky we can observe Spectacled Bear (Tremantus Ornatos). In the afternoon, we arrive at a village Pilcopata at 550 meters above sea level in our typical lodge that is outside the town with private bathrooms and showers where we will spend the night.
After the delicious breakfast we continue our trip 45 minutes by bus to watchtower on the way we see coca plantations and fruit trees and orchids, we embark on a boat motorized by the high river Madre de Dios. On the way, we can see a variety of birds, such as herons, Kingfisher and always the presence of vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, the king of vultures (Sarcoramphus papa). The Jaguar (Panther Onca) we also have a stop in natural hot springs, to take medicinal baths, if we still have time we visit the Native community of Diamante to see their typical constructions of houses and see the wild fruits they have. In the afternoon, we arrive at the village of Boca Manu (280 m.s.n.m.) and continue our trip to blanquillo where we have the accommodation. lodgel with showers and bathrooms.
After taking the delicious breakfast we went to the hiding place in front of the MACAW, your guide explains the reason for the presence of parrots and macaws here. Little by little dozens of parrots begin to descend to the Collpa, many times they have even seen hundreds of them. Then the most colorful are the macaws (Ara sp.). After this spectacular "show" we continue our tour by boat on the impressive Madre de Dios River where we can appreciate the natural biodiversity. We will spend the night in an ECOLODGE DE BOCA MANU.
After breakfast we enter the reserve area where we will have a better opportunity to observe the biodiversity that the Manu offers, a brief stop in the rangers stations . The boat trip continues and one begins to realize why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On the banks of the river, there are groups of turtles, white alligators (Cayman cocodrylus) or perhaps some ronsocos (Hydrochoerus, hydrochaeris) and many more. In the afternoon we arrived at our safari camp in Cocha Otorongo, (250 m.s.n.m.) (double beds inside platforms) shortly after we organized a walk to visit the lake and the observation tower of 30 meters from where we have the opportunity to observe the river giant otters. Here in the Manu the animals have never suffered hunting persecution by men. Night in safari camping on platforms with roof double beds with mosquito net. Showers and shared bathrooms.
today the group visits Cocha Salvador, which is 30 minutes away from Cocha Otorongo. Today they explore walking in the virgin primary forest; we visit the lake to paddle silently on a catamaran that gives us the chance to observe the river wolves again and a variety of strange birds, the sultana (Porphyrula Martinica or Garza Agami). (Agamia), and monkeys of different species are almost certainly observed 9 species of the 14 species. We visit matchiguenka house to buy some jungle crafts, later we walk on the main trails with the guide to learn the operation and secrets of the forest In the afternoon we return to our campsite in Cocha Otorongo, night in camp on platforms with a roof, beds with mosquito net, showers and shared baths available, optional night walk.
Today we woke up with the howling of the cotomonos, (Alouatta seniculus) unfortunately we have to start our return to Boca Manu, we will also have the option to see many other species of birds and more depending on luck and what nature want to offer, we visited cocha brasco to observe giant otters. Optional a night walk around the lodge. Night in hostel. Showers and shared bathrooms.
We continue back by boat on the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way we have again the option to see many birds and likewise with good luck animals. In the afternoon, we are arriving at our Paititi lodge. We spent the night in the hostel. Showers and private bathrooms available.
This day is very sad because we have to leave our wonderful jungle full of mysteries and return by boat to Atalaya, then we will travel by bus to Cusco. On the way, we will be able to observe the Cloud Forest again, with immense variety of flora and fauna. In addition, arrive at the city at 6:00 p.m. at 6:30 p.m.
This 8-day adventure begins in Cusco, from the first moment of our trip we spot endemic species of the high jungle (cock of the rocks, spectacled bear, quetzals, etc.) We enter the Manu National Park navigating the Madre de Dios River and observe many species of birds, then we will go to see the spectacle of the macaw clay licks in Blanquillo. We will enter the Reserved Zone, we will visit the Matchicguenga house, then at Cocha Otorongo from a catamaran we will observe the species of birds, mammals and reptiles that live on the banks. In the Cocha Salvador we can observe more species of strange birds and mammals typical of the area.