• Manu
  • Reseved



    1. Day 01: Cusco – Bambu Lodge.
    2. Day 02: Bambu Lodge - Boca Manu Lodge.
    3. Day 03: Boca Manu Lodge - Casa Matshiguenka (Otorongo Oxbow ).
    4. Day 04: Casa Matsiguenka - Salvador Oxbow Lake.
    5. Day 05: Casa Matsiguenka - Dorado Lodge.
    6. Day 06: El Dorado Lodge – Soga de Oro Lodge.
    7. Day 07: Soga de Oro Lodge - Cusco.



    Chullpas de NinamarcaWe travel very early from the city of Cusco, at the beginning of the road to Manu where we will pass through many valleys during the trip, and along the small road you can see small towns and people who live and dress with their colorful outfits. We will stop briefly in Ninamarca which is an archaeological site with its pre-Inca tombs, then we will travel making several stops taking many photos, continuing to visit the town of Paucartambo with its beautiful colonial arched bridge. From Paucartambo we climb again and little by little we will wrap ourselves in a cloudy fog, then we will reach the pass of Acjanaco and the entrance to the Manu National Park.

    Once crossed Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11,647 ft) the environment changes dramatically going from the dry valleys to the wet valleys and also the view that looks towards the lowlands is impressive. The lush forest and the misty cloud surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls is perhaps the most beautiful things the rainforest, which is our main objective, of course, the national bird of Peru the brightly red Cock of the Rocks, but the flock of Tangara here are also amazing and some colorful birds like mountain toucans, quetzales. As we descend, we will descend directly to (560 m / 1837 ft) during the night, to the natural reserve of BAMBÚ LODGE.


    Manu RiverLeaving the lodge, we will have the opportunity to observe some birds along the famous Manu road, passing through some more open areas and see many bird specialists.

    Then we will go to the Atalaya river port  and board our boat with roof (to protect us from the sudden tropical downpour and the sun bath). The Alto Madre de Dios river begins  rocky and fast, with herons often seen feeding on the rocky gravel bars. As we continue our trip by boat downstream,we will be busy traveling by boat, we will see some local boats and settlements of native people or Shelters along the edge of the river. We will arrive in the afternoon at Boca Manu town where we wiil spent the night in a confortable Lodge.


    jaguar tripsLeaving the lodge early in the morning, we will get the confluence with the Manu river we enter the wild Manu National Park, and we will make a brief stop at Limonal Park Ranger Station for check in, this boat trip is more exciting and full of sightings experiences, every river bend will bring us a view of unspoiled beauty As we travel up river, we’ll search diligently for any signs of Jaguar, still only a slim chance but this river is perhaps the best location to find this magnificent mammal, Just a few curves up the river the environment will change. Suddenly, there will be orders of magnitude more to look at, from hundred if not thousands of swallows and butterflies, every single sandbar being occupied by something interesting, from lapwings, plovers, horned screamers, orinoco geese, we will keep a close watch for wildcats. In the mid afternoon, we arrive at our rustic lodge which it´s set aside a short distance from the Rio Manu in the heart of Manu National Park and for our following nights at this peaceful place. Overnight, Casa Matsiguenka Lodge.


    Giant Otter tripsWe will have the better part of two days to enjoy the Manu´s Wilderness, in the morning, we will explore the Salvador oxbow lake famous for its population of Giant Otters who usually breeds there , they can be seen at different times of the day, these gregarious and playful carnivorous spend good deal of their time fishing or playing by any side of the lake or just taking a sunbath on their favorite dead logs. We’ll have access to a floating catamaran (two large canoes connected by wooden planks) with chairs set up for bird and wildlife viewing (which makes paddling around the lake easy and comfortable.

    Apart from looking for the giant river otters, we’ll have the chance to see many species on the edge of the lake, including the fabulous Hoatzin, Agami and herons, interesting raptors, colorful macaws oropendolas and caciques. Just floating around the lake will be one of the joys of the trip, In the forest around the lake we’ll also search for more species of monkeys such as white fronted capuchin, pygmy marmoset.

    At midafternoon we wiil have the chance to walk into  the forest around Salvador Lake and the lodge is some of the best Amazonian rainforest we have seen, and a nice network of trails allows us to leisurely stroll on flat trails the rest of the day. Overnight at Casa Matsiguenka lodge. 


    This morning we’ll board our boat and begin the journey down the Rio Manu back to the Alto Rio Madre de Dios. We’ll also have access and briefly to see untouched rainforest. Returning to boat trip will be again very exciting with lots of bird activity on the many sandbars as well as side necked turtles sunning on the logs. This will be again another opportunity for catching a glimpse of the magnificent Jaguar. After about four hours we will reach Boca Manu for brief stop and to refuel our boat and exploring the lower portion of the Madre de Dios, we get settled for lunch time and then we will continue to our Lodge. Overnight at El Dorado Lodge.


    Ataya TripsVery early before breakfast, we will certainly visit the Parrot Clay Lick allowing the weather condition, which is also a good activity in our rainforest trip, and then we will boat up the fast flowing braided and clear water upper Madre de Dios river in the morning as we start our five hours back journey to Atalaya this is the last chance to spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent. We’ll keep a close watch for raptors, as we have seen numerous Kites, as well as fun birds such as Vultures, eagles. We’ll sadly depart Manu´s area for our trip further up the upper Madre de Dios River and our re-introduction into civilization; after one hour of overland transportation we reach the SOGA DE ORO and having time for some night walk around the area.


    This morning we will take an early ride to the cloud forest. We’ll make some stops en route looking for colorful birds such as; cock of the rock, quetzals, jays, mountain toucans and the elevation here is perfect for high number of foothill species going up the cloud forest we can enjoy the breathtaking views of the exuberant forest. We will arrive Cusco in the afternoon.

    *The program may have small variations due to weather or other factors.


    1. Naturalist Tour Guide with telescope
    2. Private Tour Transport (van & Boat)
    3. Entrances fees to Manu National Park
    4. 3 meals a day.
    5. 6 nights on selected lodges
    6. Mineral water + Snacks 
    7. Rubber boots + Duffel bags 


    1. Binocular
    2. Extra drinks
    3. Day 1 Breakfast / Day 7 Dinner
    4. Packing list
    5. tips


    1. Carry sunscreen
    2. Carry insect repellent
    3. Carry personal hygiene products
    4. Carry sunglasses
    5. Carry a camera, and extra batteries
    6. Carry binoculars
    7. Carry a flashlight and extra batteries
    8. Carry a battery operated alarm clock
    9. Carry a backpack
    10. Clothing
    11. Socks (bring extra)
    12. Undergarments (bring extra)
    13. Carry a swimsuit
    14. Carry at least 1 pair nylon shorts
    15. Wear t-shirts
    16. Wear walking or sport shorts
    17. Carry hightweight pants (for mosquito protection)
    18. Carry hightweight long-sleeved shirts
    19. Carry a 1 windbreaker or rain jacket
    20. Wear a hat
    21. Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
    22. Carry sport sandals or water shoes (for walking inside the lodge)