MANU NATIONAL PARK:
Manu is one of the largest biosphere reserves in the world. This immense territory extending over several major landscapes, by geography, climate, flora and fauna of the high Andes (Puna), high forest (lower montane forest and montane rain forest or cloud forest) and lowland Amazon basin (known as tropical rain forest) and is located southwest of Peru between the departments of Cusco and Madre de Dios. With an area of 1692327.26 hectares divided into three main areas.
-National Park or Area-core.
-Reserved area or buffer zone.
-Cultural zone or transition zone.
Manu is a virgin forest with the greatest biodiversity on earth and is the refuge of many endangered animals including the jaguar (Panthera onca), Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger), Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). For that reason was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Manu has become a famous park that offers the possibility to observe even the flora and fauna especially the Amazon forest, containing about 1000 species of birds (including seven species of colorful macaws), thousands of species of plants, thirteen species of monkeys and hundreds of others Most of the Manu rainforest.
PROGRAM (8 D/7N + Pakitza))
DAY 01: CUSCO - CLOUD FOREST - PAITITI LODGE.
Leaving from Cusco early in the morning in our comfortable bus. Ascend to the heights of Paucartambo. On the way visit the funeral towers or Chullpas Ninamarca. Then descend through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Stopping to give you the opportunity to witness the cock of the rock (rupicola peruviana) in the mating ritual. There are also opportunities to observe trogons (Trogon sp.) And more. We may see the only South American bear, the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we arrive at the port of Atalaya where we board the boat 30 minutes Paititi Lodge where we stay overnight in our typical hostel bathrooms and showers.
DAY 02: PAITITI LODGE - BOCA MANU.
After a delicious breakfast the group continued their journey by boat to navigate the Madre de Dios river. On the way we see a great variety of birds such as herons, kingfishers and ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, the king of the vultures (Scarcoramphus papa) and Jaguar (Panthera onca). At noon a brief stop in the village of Boca Manu to rest and then continue our journey on the mighty Mother River and headed to the hostel later a walk to explore the various trails around the lodge and spend the night. Hostel with showers and bathrooms.
DAY 03: BOCA MANU-COCHA OTORONGO.
The trip continues and you begin to see why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. Riverfront observed groups of turtles, white caimans (Caiman cocodrylus) or perhaps some capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and more. In the afternoon we arrived at our camp located in the Otorongo, shortly after we will organize a walk to visit the lake and the observation tower from where we have the opportunity to observe the wolves of the river. Here in Manu the animals have never been persecuted by hunting men. Overnight in camp on roof platforms. Showers and toilets available.
DAY 04: COCHA OTORONGO-COCHA SALVADOR.
The group visit Cocha Salvador today is 30 minutes from Otorongo. We visited the paddling silently on a catamaran that gives us the possibility to observe the wolves of the river again, and a variety of strange birds like cock Sultana (Porphyrula Martinique) or agami heron (Agamia) Later we walked in the main trails your guide to learning the secrets of the forest and tropical. In the afternoon we return to our camp at Cocha Otorongo. Overnight in camp on roof platforms. Showers and toilets available. Optional night walk.
DAY 5 : COCHA OTORONGO –PAKITZA.
Early in the morning, the group will visit by boat the last outpost of the Manu National Park - Pakitza we explore the forest observing different species of plants and birds and lucky animals. Overnight in camp on roof platforms. Showers and toilets available. Optional night walk.
DAY 06: COCHA OTORONGO – BOCA MANU.
Today we awoke to the howling of the howler, unfortunately we have to begin our return to Boca Manu. Optional night hike around the lodge. Overnight in lodge. Showers and toilets available.
DAY 07: BOCA MANU – PAITITI LODGE
We continue to return by boat down the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way we have again the option of seeing so many birds and animals very very lucky. In the afternoon we arrived at our hostel Paititi. Overnight in lodge. Showers and toilets available.
DAY 08: PAITITI LODGE - CUSCO.
This day is very sad because we have to leave our wonderful forest full of mysteries and return by boat to watchtower then we transfer by bus to Cusco on the way we observe the cloud forest of new variety flora and fauna.
• Water transport
• Specialized professional guide
• Food, d, a, c.
• Safety Equipment
• Radio communication
• Accommodation in hostel
• First aid • Mineral water.
• Staff training, driver and crew
• Professional Chef
• First breakfast
• Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
• Join the Manu National Park
RECOMMENDED TO BRING
• Clothing thick (cold dawn by the river)
• Rain gear
• Flashlight or torch with extra batteries
• Hat or cap
• Long sleeve shirt long pants i
• Mosquito repellent
• Sandals, bathing suit and towel
• One pair of hiking boots
• Team toiletries (toilet paper)
• Extra money.
Our passengers must meet the following rules for the proper use, comfort and enjoyment of the trip to the area of Tourism and Recreation Manu.
1. Staying in the right place at the program and permission.
2. Visit only authorized areas
3. Do not interfere in the activities of park rangers and researchers
4. No contact with native people and respect their customs.
5. Do not collect species of flora and fauna.
6. Do not carry firearms.
7. No sign of hunting and fishing implements.
8. Obey dispociones Park headquarters and ranger staff.
9. Provide facilities for park rangers to inspections you perform in the boat that carries them. Join
10.The Manu reserved zone is from Limonal, the area of Camp Otorongo, savior and home Matshiguenka
11. Do not disturb or feed wildlife.
12. Put trash in cans or leaving the area. Take it with you.
13. Do not destroy or write or rayes signs, cans, or other infrastructure.
14. Communicate to the park ranger you observe any abnormal event during your visit. In compliance with the standards listed will be supporting the conservation and proper use of the recreation area of the Manu National Park.
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