2GOPERU.com - Your travel Pro to Peru
Our
Specials as of
We accept MastercardWe accept Visa

Highlands Tour
Tour Trail Combo
Inca/Ancient Peru
Mystical World


Cusco/Machu Picchu
Inca Trail Trek
Amazon Jungle
Macaw Lick
Tambopata Center
Manu Reserve
Lake Titicaca
Nazca
Chiclayo
Trujillo
Lima
Galapagos

Exact Match


() () ()
MANU'S BIOSPHERE RESERVE
NATIONAL PARK
5, 7 & 9 Days

10 Days / 9 Nights

In 1973 the Peruvian government established one of the largest National Parks in the world, which includes nearly the entire drainage system of the Manu River and the adjacent eastern Andean slopes in southeast Peru. The Manu biosphere reserve covers nearly 4.5 million acre that contains well over 20,000 plant, 1000 bird species, 7 species of Macaws ( the largest known concentration) and over 13 species of monkeys have been recorded. This region also lays claim to having many endangered species of an animal life such as the giant river otter, capibara, black caiman, tapir, jaguar and ocelot. There are also several primitive Indian tribes that continue to live with little or no contact from the outside world. Our operator, Barry Walker is considered one of the leading expert orthinologist in this region. He leads many of the trips and has lived in Peru for 15 years. His staff is one of the best that Peru has to offer into Manu's pristine reserve of the Amazon. If you are looking to see the bird and animal species of the Amazon region, you will get your best opportunity with his staff.


Day 1- Our staff will meet you at the Cuzco airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken on a city tour of Cuzco. ( See day 1 of Discover the Celestial World... ) In the evening our staff director will have a group meeting to discuss the logistics of your journey to Manu. He will answer any questions that you may have about your trip as well as give you a briefing on what you can expect in the days ahead. Each day has many possibilities of viewing the wildlife and our specially trained guides will lead you to the best-known locations so you can have the opportunity to see nature at its best.

Day 2- The adventure begins with an early departure from Cuzco in our overland bus to handle the treacherous Andean and Amazon terrain. You will pass through many small Quechuan villages that rest among the breathtaking views of this picturesque countryside. After crossing the Acjanaco Pass at 12,000 ft. we begin our decent into the cloud forest and then continue onward into the high forest. Late in the day we will reach Atalaya and the Alto Madre de Dios River where our motorized dugout canoes will take us to the comfortable Amazonia Lodge. Overnight at the Amazonia Lodge. ( B/L/D )

Day 3- Today begins with a wake up call from the local bird life singing outside our tents. After breakfast we will board our boats and continue the journey down the Alto Madre de Dios River. On our travels today we will be able to see the different types of plant and animal life that live along the river's edge. After a long day's journey you will arrive at the confluence of the Manu River where the dark chocolate colored water and the lush green jungle will make the picturesque view. We will have dinner and set camp on one of the white sandy beaches. ( B/L/D )

Day 4- The morning may begin with the growling like sound of the Howler Monkey. Today we may see a Capybara, Giant Anteater, Ocelot or several varieties of monkeys and birds. After we our checked in at the Romero Guard Post we will board our motorized dugout canoes and continue up the Manu River until we come to rest at one of the beaches for lunch. Afterwards, we will travel by boat to our next campsite near Lake Salvador. In the afternoon your guide will explain to you the basics of the rainforest ecology as you hike to Lake Otorongo. Here observation towers of 30 meters, reach high into the canopy overlooking the animal life below. Return to the camp for dinner. ( B/L/D )

Day 5- After breakfast a short hike to Cocha Salvador, where we will spend some time on a floating platform to catch a glimpse of the exotic bird life, the almost extinct Giant River Otter or the prehistoric like Black Caymans that live in harmony with the rest of nature. We will also learn about some of the medicinal plants that are used by the local indigenous people. In the evening our guide will take you to search for a variety of nocturnal animal such as frogs, lizards, bats, insects and maybe even the Night Monkey. ( B/L/D )

Day 6- Today a morning hike (4-5 hours) to Lake Otorongo where we may see troops of monkeys, large birds and other animal life. We will be met by our cook with a picnic lunch then board our motorized dugouts for a 4 hour trip down river to a white sand beach near Boca Manu. Most of the day we will be on the Manu River, so keep your eyes open for many varieties of animal life feeding on the rivers edge. After reaching the Boca Manu we will set camp for the night.(B/L/D)

Day 7- After breakfast we will continue down the Madre de Dios River appr. (2 hours) to the comfortable lodge next to the Blanquillo Clay Lick - Manu Wildlife Center. (This facility is jointly owned and run by our operator and a local conservation group) It is a base for scientific research and center for visitors who are interested in the rainforest. We should arrive in time for lunch, a shower and to meet with a few of the researchers on site. Afternoon you can relax at the lodge or hike to a lookout point on a cliff that overlooks the river, to watch Parrots & Macaws as the sun sets. Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Center.
( B/L/D )

Day 8- An early departure for the Macaw Lick to view one of natures greatest wonders. Here hundreds of Parrots and Macaws congregate on a daily basis to eat the salty mineral enriched clay cliffs. We will get our best view with our specially designed blinds so not to distract them from their natural habitat. At midmorning we will go to Lake Blanco to search for the Giant River Otter and other wildlife. Over night at the Manu Wildlife Center. ( B/L/D )

Day 9- We will have the day exploring the trails around the lodge maybe locate the seldom seen Monk Saki monkey that lives in this area. We will also walk to a large mammal lick where our blinds are set to view additional wild life. If you choose, you can return to the lodge with the guide in the afternoon. For those who remain behind at the lick until midnight, a local Machiguenga Indian tracker will await with you the possible arrival of the Tapir or other nocturnal creatures of this region. Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Center. ( B/L/D )

Day 10- As we depart up river by boat ( about 3 hours ) to the small airstrip at Boca Manu morning flocks of birds fly overhead and the possibility of seeing the worlds largest rodent, the Capybara awaits us. We will board our chartered aircraft for the 35 minute flight to Cuzco. Our staff will meet you at the Cuzco airport and transfer you to your hotel. ( B )

**OPTIONAL TRIPS FOR CUSCO AVAILABLE**

MANU 1-5 guests GROUP
6 Days & 5 nights $1399.00 $1299.00
10 Days & 9 nights $1595.00 $1525.00

DEPARTURE DATES 2000

MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
5, 12, 29
& 26
2, 9, 16, 23
& 30
7, 14, 21
& 28
4, 11, 18
& 25
JULY
AUG.
SEPT.
OCT.
2, 9, 16, 23
& 30
6, 13, 20,
& 27
3, 10, 17
& 24
1, 8, 15, 22
& 29

Package includes: All information listed above:English & multi-lingual speaking guide, one night in Cusco with city tour, transfers, entry fees into Manu and meals where noted on the program.

The six day program flies into Boca Manu and flies out of Manu by private plane.


TRIPS INTO MANU
WITHOUT
BARRY WALKERS GROUP.
5 DAY IS IN BY AIR & OUT BY AIR.
7 DAY IS IN BY LAND & OUT BY AIR.
9 DAY IS IN & OUT BY LAND.

MANU TRIPS EACH
5 Days & 4 nights $ 799.00
7 Days & 6 nights $ 879.00
9 Days & 8 nights $ 799.00

DEPARTURE DATES 2000

FEB.
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
4, 11, 18
& 25
3, 10 17, 24
& 31
7, 14, 21
& 28
5, 12, 19
& 26
2, 9, 16, 23
& 30
JULY
AUG.
SEPT.
OCT.
NOV.
7, 14, 21
& 28
4, 11, 18
& 25
1, 8, 15, 22
& 29
6, 13, 20,
& 27
3, 10, 17,
& 24

Package includes: All information listed above:English & multi-lingual speaking guide, transfers, entry fees into Manu and meals where noted on the program.

The six day program flies into Boca Manu and flies out of Manu by private plane.


E-Mail Us for customized packages to Peru.
Or Call us at 1-888-2-GO-PERU
Thanks for your patience.



TAMBO TOURS 2000.
Web Page design and maintenance by Imagitech Web Professionals.