This is the shortest jungle tour to the Cultural Zone of Manu National Park. An excellent tour for birders and those who appreciate wildlife and their habitats. This tour’s main activities are based on bird watching; however, there are chances to observe several species of reptiles, amphibians, monkeys and some mammals as well as chances to experience the wild and beautiful jungle of Manu National Park.
CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBOO LODGE
Departure from Cusco city very early in the morning in one of our trucks specially prepared for this road. We will pass through interesting Inter-Andean valleys and picturesque farmer communities. In the middle of the day, we are going to visit the pre-Inca buried towers of Ninamarca, known as “chullpas”. After that, we will arrive Paucartambo city, which is a typical colonial town. It had a lot of importance and it still conserves its flavor. Continuing our trip we drive up until the Abra of Accjanaco which is found at 3850 meters over the sea. From this point we start to go down passing through the cloud forest, which is an area rich in endemic species as the spectacular “Andean Bear” (Tremarctos Ornatus) and “The Cock of the Rock” (The Peruvian National Bird), “Orquis”, “Bromelias” and “Ferns” etc. Then in the cloud forest, we will visit a lek of “Cock of the Rock”, in which these birds every morning and afternoon made a very interesting dance called “Displays”. We will spend the night at Bamboo Lodge.
BAMBOO LODGE – ATALAYA – AMAZONIA LODGE
Before breakfast we will take a walk, along the road we will be able to do some bird watching as well as have the opportunity to see some species of small monkeys. After a two hour walk we will enjoy our deserved breakfast at Atalaya Port; from here we will continue with our tour by boat. After approximately 20minutes of boat sailing we will walk towards Machuhuasi oxbow lake; there we will have the possibilities to see several species of birds as well as have the chance to see some Capybaras and monkeys.
In the afternoon we will reach our lodge in order to have lunch and take a short break before we start our afternoon walk.
This afternoon with luck in our walk we will have a possibility to see some Monkeys, Macaws, Toucans so in the way back we will have a night walking where we can see spiders, lizards, frogs, and tarantulas, also this day we will observe some birds from the top of a metal tower. After this impressive experience, we go back to the lodge where our delicious dinner is waiting.
AMAZONIA LODGE ALL DAY.
Our lodge has several trails to explore, this day before breakfast we will explore one of the trails having the opportunity to see several species of birds; like, tanagers, flycatchers, trogons, parrots, macaws, hawks, falcons and Manakins. Besides birds, we can also see several species of monkeys, peccaries, and maybe a jaguar or puma.
Late in the afternoon, we will visit a lake near to the lodge where we can observe some caimans.
Option: This day if the weather conditions are good we will visit the parrot clay lick, and in the way back to the lodge we will visit the oxbow lake of Machuhuasi where several species of birds as well as monkeys, and other mammals can be observed.
AMAZONIA LODGE – MACAW/PARROT CLAY LICK- CUSCO
We will get up early to visit a parrot clay lick where we can see three types of macaws, parrots, and Parakeets. This is a clay Lick wall on the riverside, where different species of parrots and macaws come down each morning to extract necessary minerals for their diet balance.
After this impressive activity, we will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting for us in order to take us back to Cusco by the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.
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