The Manu Jungle Tour is one of the most pristine areas of rainforest in the Amazon and consists of the entire drainage basin of the Manu River. There are very few human settlements in the park, and there is no hunting or fishing. Tourism is strictly controlled and visitors are only allowed into the park if accompanied by a registered guide and with a registered tour operator. Tours must be organised in advance, and all of the agencies have offices in Cusco. It is also possible to organise tours from Lima or abroad, although all operators work with one of the ten official operators allowed into the park. It is possible to visit the Manu area without entering the reserved zone, and much good wildlife can still be seen. However, there is less control on human activity in the area outside the park.
The Manu Biosphere Park 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 organised 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 1,532,860 hectares, and the Manu Reserved Zone another 260,000 hectares. Manu contains 13 different ecological zones ranging in altitude from 200m to 4,000m, meaning that it has an incredible variety of flora and fauna.
In 2000, almost 3,000 visitors entered the Manu reserved zone compared with 20,000 who visited the Puerto Maldonado area. Although there are no official limits of the number of visitors, the expense of visiting Manu means that numbers are self-limiting. Additionally, agencies 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.
DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST- BAMBU LODGE.
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We leave from Cusco in our comfortable bus, ascending to the folkloric town of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the Pre Incas funeral towers of Ninamarca. Then we drive through the impressive cloud forest full of plants and beautiful orchids, here we take our first hike and we have the chance to observe the Peru´s national bird-Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruviana), monkeys and many differents species of birds. With luck the only South American bear-the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos Ornatus). In the evening we arrive to BAMBU lODGE , we sleep in a typical lodge.included showers and toilets and private room.
DAY 2: BAMBU LODBE – SOGA DE ORO LODGE.
In the morning after a delicious breakfast, the bus transfers the group to the port of Atalaya, where the adventure begin by motorized boat, to Our lodge for about 45 minutes through the Alto Madre de Dios river , you can swim on the river if you like ,the lodge has all the facilities such us : toilets,kitchen dining room , showers and rooms with beds and mosquito nets , In our journey you will appreciate amazing landscapes, enjoy also warm climate of the rain forest. In the afternoon we have a walk explore in the jungle for almost 2 hours in order to see Creeping insects like :Spider, tarantulesand other insects, birds, Monkeys and medicinal plants, we sleep in a typical lodge. Showers and toilets and private room..
DAY 3: SOGA DE ORO LODGE- MACHUWASI LAKE.
This day, we will do trek in the morning to see giant trees, Medicinal plants,orchiqs,and some big mamals like tapirs we can enjoy beautiful sunsets at the Manu Jungle trip. We wil cross the river in the afternoon and walk for about 30 minutes to the lake of Machuwasi we can observe the largest rodent in the world-capybara (Hidrochaeris) caymans and hundreds of birds in the night we are going to observe frogs, toads, insects, bats and snakes.we sleep in a typical lodge. Showers and toilets shared.
DAY 4: SOGA DE ORO LODGE-ATALAYA PORT – CUSCO
Early morning we take the boat for 20 minutes, down the stream to the parrots lick, we are going to observe the green parrots, blue headed parrot (Pionus Menstrus), mealy parrot (Amazona farinosa), chestnut-fronted macaw (Ara severa)and some others, returning to the lodge, we pack after breakfast, the boat will take us to the port of Atalaya. Our bus will be waiting to ride us back to the city of Cusco saying bye bye to the Manu Jungle Tour.
Includes / Not Includes
Included in The Manu Jungle Tour:
- Private bus and motorized boat.
- Rubber boots.
- Specialized bilingual guide.
- Mineral water during the trip.
- First-aid kit.
- 3 meals per day and snacks.
- Excellent cook service.
WHAT WE ADVISED YOU TO BRING TO THE MANU JUNGLE TOUR:
- Mosquito repellent (40% DEET .).
- Camera and flashlight with extra batteries.
- Sun block.
- Hat or cap.
- Extra money to buy beverage and souvenirs.
- Daypack and rain gear (poncho).
- Water bottle or canteen.
- Sandals, swimming suit and towels.
- Shirt long sleeve and long pants.
Price & availability
PRICE FOR THE MANU JUNGLE TOUR
We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.
Fixed Departure Date For Manu Jungle Tour (March 2018 through January 2019):
Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.
MARCH 2017: 17th (2pp), 21st (2pp) ,25th (2pp) 20th(3pp) ,29th (3pp)
APRIIL 2017: 1st (2pp) 7th (2pp) 9th(2pp), 13th (2pp) 16th (2pp) ,21th(2pp),25th (2pp) ,29th (2pp)
MAY 2017: 3rd (2pp) ,5th (3pp) ,9th (2pp) ,12th (1p),13th (3pp) ,17th (2pp), 21st(2pp), 24th (3pp) 25th (2pp),
JUNE 2017: 2nd (2pp) 4th(2pp) ,5th (2pp) ,9th (2pp) ,13th (2pp) ,17th (2pp) ,21st(2pp) ,25th (2pp) ,28th (2pp)
JULY 2017: 1st (3pp) ,2nd (2pp). 4th (2pp) ,9th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,13th (2pp) ,17th (2pp), 21st 2pp) ,25th (2pp) ,29th (2pp)
AUGUST 2017: 3th (4pp) ,5th (2pp). 7th (2pp) ,10th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,15th (2pp) ,18th (2pp), 23rd ( 2pp) ,27th (2pp) ,30th (2pp)
SEPTEMBER 2017: 1st (3pp) ,3rd (2pp). 4th (2pp) ,10th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,13th (2pp) ,17th (2pp), 21st 2pp) ,26th (2pp) ,28th (2pp)
OCTOBER 2017: 1st (3pp) ,2nd (2pp). 4th (2pp) ,9th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,13th (2pp) ,17th (2pp), 21st 2pp) ,25th (2pp) ,29th (2pp)
NOVEMBER 2017: 2nd (3pp) ,4th (2pp). 5th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,14th (2pp) ,16th (2pp) ,18th (2pp), 21st 2pp) ,25th (2pp) ,29th (2pp),
DECEMBER 2017: 1st (3pp) ,3nd (2pp). 4th (2pp) ,11th (2pp) ,12th (2pp) ,15th (2pp) ,16th (2pp), 21st 2pp) ,22th (2pp) ,25th (2pp) 27th (2pp)
welcomed to join and book one of these fixed departure groups
Tours Price are based on Group Size For the Manu Jungle Tour:
Two trekkers: 600 USD$
Three trekkers: 580 USD$
Four trekkers: 550 USD$
Five – Six trekkers to more: 500 USD$