Cusco to Manu National Park – Manu Amazon Tours

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Cusco to Manu National Park Tour Details
Manu Amazon Tours

Cusco to Manu National Park four day tour with our English-speaking local naturalist guide takes you deep into the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. This is one of the popular Manu Amazon Tours as it includes prime activities from birdwatching and animal spotting to introduction to Amazonian traditions and native family visits. 

Manu National Park dominates the vast majority of the Peruvian Amazon region. It is spread in over a million hectares. To make it more accessible, authorities have divided the National park into three zones – Cultural Zone, Biosphere Reserve Zone, and Core Zone. Access to the Core zone is restricted to researchers and scientists. 

Manu Cultural Zone and Biosphere reserve are open for tourism. They are home to distinct flora and fauna. It is ideal for nature lovers to do some bird watching. In 1987, UNESCO declared Manu National Park a world heritage site.

On this four-day trip, we will be taking you through some of the untouched regions of Manu. You will have plenty of opportunities to spot animals and birds in their natural habitat. You will learn about the Amazonian rituals and savor their traditional food for every meal. 

Tours to Manu National Park in Peru are a popular activity primarily due to its close proximity to Cusco. Often after finishing the tours to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, you can simply embark on a 5-6 hours drive to get to the cloud forests. 

At Peru Jungle Trips, we take pride in working exclusively with local tour guides. Our native experts have plenty of things to share with you which will give you a detailed insight into the life of locals and their traditions.

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

06:00 AM

Price Includes

  • Private transport from Cusco to the cultural zone of the Manu and back.
  • Professional guide who carries telescope and binoculars.
  • Professional cook
  • Food for 4 days – 3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner (vegetarian alternative available without additional charge).
  • Water for 4 days. Please bring an empty 1-2 liter bottle to be refilled
  • Admission fee to the LEK to see the Andean cock-of-the-rock
  • Entrance to the Manu National Park
  • Admission fee to the lagoon of Cocha Machuwasi
  • Admission fee to the Ceiba- Forest of giant trees
  • Accommodation at the lodge (2 nights in a double or triple room, each room has a private bath and mosquito netting for every bed).
  • Rubber boots for the muddy paths in the jungle
  • First Aid Kit with venom extractor pump

Price Excludes

  • Additional beverages like soda or beer
  • Binoculars (we offer binoculars 8X42 for rent in our offices for a daily fee of 4 US $)

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect
  • Trip Level: Medium / Easy
  • Activities: Culture, Nature, Fauna, Flora, Wildlife, Trekking & Hiking.
  • Places: Cusco, Paucartambo, Manu Cloud Forest, Manu National Park.
  • Transportation: Private bus, Private boat and Hiking
  • Accommodation: Lodge ( Bambu Lodge and Soga de Oro Lodge)
  • When to Go ! From April to December
Itinerary
Cusco to Manu National Park - Manu Amazon Tours

Day 1Cusco - Paradise Lodge

At 0600 AM, we will be picking you up in our private transport and will be embarking on a drive to Manu. Along the way, we will be having a couple of stops. 

Our first stop will be in Huancarani. It is a rustic town. We will be serving breakfast here. We will then continue to the folkloric town of Paucartambo.

Here, we will be giving you a brief tour of the town. You will be introduced to their traditions and customs. We will then continue driving up the hill to a viewpoint called “Tres Cruces”. You will be getting a panoramic view of Manu National Park from here.

We will then descend into the Amazon Rainforest. Our first stop in Boca Manu will be in San Pedro. This region is home to different species of birds. You will be also spotting the Andean Cock of the Rocks, the Peruvian National Bird. 

After your first day on Manu Trip, we will be driving you to Paradise lodge. We will be accommodating you in a private ensuite room for the night.

Day 2Paradise Lodge - Palotoa Ecological Reserve

We will be serving you a traditional breakfast before embarking on a drive to Atalaya Port. Along the way, we will be having a brief stop to see some coca plantations. 

We will then embark on a boat ride on Madre de Dios river to Aguas Calientes. It is home to the natural hot springs. 

During the boat ride, you will be spotting distinct species of birds and animals along the shores of the Manu River.  After enjoying the hot springs, we will be continuing to our jungle lodge. Our crew will be serving you a traditional meal for lunch.

We will then do a jungle hike where you will be spotting birds and animals. After witnessing the sunset, we will be returning to the lodge for dinner. 

At night, we will do a short night tour to see more nocturnal creatures. 

Day 3Palotoa Ecological Reserve

After relishing a typical Amazonian Breakfast, we will embark on a hike to see different types of animals. The region is home to wild pigs, different species of monkeys Tapirs, Ant Eaters, and more. 

As we will reach the wetlands, you will also get a closer look at the alligators among other amphibians. 

Our native guide will give you some Jungle Survival lessons. You will learn to climb trees and recognize edible plants and fruits.

We will stop to witness the sunset before returning to the lodge for dinner. After dinner, we will do a short night hike to see more nocturnal animals.

Day 4Palotoa Ecological Reserve - Cusco

After breakfast, we will be doing a short hike. We will then embark on a boat ride to Atalaya Boat Pier. Our representative will be waiting here with the minivan for our drive back to Cusco City. Along the way, we will be stopping in Paucartambo for lunch.

We will be reaching Cusco City later in the evening. 

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Cusco to Manu National Park - Manu Amazon Tours
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