Leaving Cusco in the morning the beginning of the Manu Road passes through numerous dry inner-montane valleys during the trip along the small road you can enjoy the native villages and locals going about their lives in their colorful attires We will stop briefly at the Ninamarca which is an arqueological site with its pre-incas tombs, we travel at leisure making several stops including many photos opportunities exploring the high-elevation mountains, continuing on we visited the village of Paucartambo with its beautiful arched colonial bridge. From Paucartambo we climbed yet again and gradually became enveloped in a cloudy mist
soon we arrived at Acjanaco pass and gateway to Manu National Park.
Once across Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11.647 ft) the environment changes dramatically passing from dry valleys to wet and also the view looking down toward the lowlands is stunning. The lush and misty cloud forest surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls is perhaps the most fragile and threatened type of rainforest, which is the kingdom of lichens , moss our main target will of course the Peruvian national bird the brightly red Andean Cock of the Rock displays daily for female but the tanager flock here are also incredible and some colorful birds such as mountains toucans, quetzals. as we descend we’ll head straight down to(560 m/ 1837 ft) Overnight, BAMBU LODGE
On this morning we will wake up early, after to enjoy a delicious breakfast, we will have the chance to visit our nice garden, what later we will learn about the different medicinal and traditional plants such as; Coca leaf, Cacao " Chocolate Tree" Bambu water, annatto etc.
Then we wiil take our transpotation toward Atalaya river port, we will get board our motor boat with save good equipment and navigate down this cristallyne Alto Madre de Dios river, on the way we can explore the fascinating canyon, where we can swin. after half an hour we will rearch our lodge " Soga de Oro" where we will spent the next two nights. After lunch we can walk for couple of hours into the forest where the monkeys have seen severa times but also we can recognize diferent tipes of plants, trees, lianas, vains, fungus etc. then going back to our lodge where we wiil enjoy traditional dinner.
At dawn we will wake up with the singing of the Amazonian birds and after having breakfast we start walking through the primary forest reaching families of monkeys, paccaries, as well as kapot trees, during this hike our expert guide will explain about medicinal plants, reptiles, mammals, etc. After this walk we will board our motor boat and return to the "soga de oro" lodge in order to enjoy a delicious lunch, then take a siesta.
At mid- afternoon once again we will board our motor boat and get close to the wildlife at the known, Machuhuassy Oxbow Lake enjoy those beautiful wetlands with its lush vegetation, variety of birds such as; hoatzins (primitive bird), horned screamer, hawk, herons on a lucky day some monkeys and even capibaras can be seen during activities . this lagoon its reachable by a 2 kilometers walk into the forest. after this explorations we will go back to our lodge, and have a really good dinner.( opcional activity to organize a night walk.)
We will certainly visit the Parrot Clay Lick allowing the weather condition, which is also a good activity in our rainforest trip, after breakfast we will get ready for packing and we go briefly to visit the wild animals rescued center which is runs by a local family in Manu and this will be a chance to see more animals after that we make our way back to Cusco, we may take glimpses of colorful birds again and also we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the exuberant cloud forest again and crossing rushing creek which are originated in the mountain peaks. we will arrive to Cusco at around 5:00 PM