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Manu Experience
(5 Days / 4 Nights)

Experience a camping trip like no other before into the Amazon of Peru. Manu Biosphere Reserve offers an abundance of wildlife, fauna and adventure to make this a trip of a lifetime. This trip can be combined to many others to suite your time and interest.

Experience the adventure of a life time into the Amazon and the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Manu known as the largest protected region in the Amazon has more documented species of birds and wildlife than any other country in South Americas Amazon region. With a combination of camping and lodging you will get the "real experience" of what the Amazon offers. This trip allows the comforts of the renown lodge and the adventure of the Amazon that is matched by none. This trip can be combined to many others to suite your time and interest.

Day 1 - Cuzco-Boca Manu-Lake Salvador
You will be met at your hotel in Cuzco and transferred the airport for the 35 minute flight to a small airstrip cut into the rainforest at Boca Manu. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by your rainforest guide. Here a motor canoe is waiting to take us up the Manu River. Manu River snakes its way through stunning primary jungle past beaches where giant river turtles pull themselves up to lay their eggs. ( July and August. ) From the boat we have great views of riverside birds like the black skimmer and the Orinoco goose, sunbathing caiman, and that enormous aquatic guinea pig, the capybara. We reach our campsite deep inside the rainforest, a short walk from one of Manu's most beautiful lakes, Lake Salvador, in the afternoon. Here is where our base camp will be set for the next three days. Later that day / evening we will go on short hikes in the surrounding area. ( L/D ) ( camp )

Day 2 & 3 & 4 - Exploring Lake Salvador and Lake Otorongo
Over the next couple of days we will have the opportunity to walk through one of the worlds most unspoiled rainforests getting to know at first hand the animals and plants that live there. We will marvel at the largest tree in the Amazon, the kapok, and be entertained by troops of acrobatic black spider monkeys as they swing between the trees looking for the fruits and flowers they feed on. This is one of thirteen species of monkey you have a chance of watching as you walk the trails through the forest here. The length of the Manu River is dotted with oxbow lakes, sections of river that have been cut off as the Manu River has changed its course; one of these is Lake Salvador. Here you will be able to uniquely explore the lake by catamaran and see some of the amazing variety of birds that inhabit the lake side, the monkeys that come to feed there and one of the rarest animals in the world the giant otter. Restricted in other areas of the Amazon by both hunting and habitat destruction, the giant otter is an animal that still thrives in Manu. A sighting of this animal as it snorts and whinnies its recognition of you is something you will never forget. Crossing the river, a five hour trail through woolly monkey territory leads to another lake, Lake Otorongo. Here a 20 metre-high observation tower provides a fabulous view over the lake and gives us another chance to see giant otters. As night falls, we head off into the forest again to look for the nocturnal inhabitants of the rainforest. A careful search by torchlight will reveal a bizarre collection of insects, tree frogs and with luck a snake, a kinkajou or a night monkey. Back on the catamaran on Lake Salvador we will have the chance to go moonlight caiman spotting. On the afternoon of the fourth day we make a return boat journey down the Manu river until we reach the guard post of Limonal where we spend the night. ( B/L/D ) ( 3 nights camp )

Day 5 - Manu-Puerto Maldonado - Cuzco
Early morning start as flocks of birds pass over the boat, and we may see a Capybara, the world’s largest rodent. Our destination Boca Colorado, a frontier gold rush town, where we’ll take local transport for an hour to the Inambari river and by paved road to Puerto Maldonado. Here you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Cuzco. On arrival our staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. (B)

Pricing 2015

2-3 4-5 6+ Group
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  • Permits for Manu ($50 US )are not included in rate noted.


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