DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBO LODGE
We start this exciting trip at 5:30 am, you just need your good spirits and a good coca tea that you can drink at the hotel in Cusco to start off on the right foot. We pick you up to go to our first stop at the Chullpas de Ninamarca, also known as <Las Tumbas>, an archaeological site of the pre-Inca culture.
Then you will observe from that point the valley of the Mapuche River, we will make a trip of approximately 4 hours through valleys and mountains of unsurpassed beauty until passing through the picturesque town of Paucartambo which stands out for its well-preserved Spanish colonial-style architecture.
We start from there until we reach the famous <mirador de las tres cruces> in Acjanaco, located at about 3800 meters. snm and it is here where you will appreciate an amazing view of the Manu National Park.
Upon entering we will make our way through a cloud forest where you will be able to appreciate a landscape that leaves you speechless, with a flora and fauna full of color, accompanied by the magical halo of the dense vegetation, bathed by the refreshing mist, and the sound of curious mammals in the treetops.
After such a hilarious day we will spend the night in the bamboo lodge.
DAY 2: BAMBO LODGE – MACHU WASI LAGOON – PANTIACOLLA LODGE
After a productive day 1, you will surely enjoy this one in a big way. From very early (after breakfast), we will guide you to the nearby orchards and gardens, including the coca plantation, to learn more about the cultivation of some exotic plants, as well as their medicinal properties.
Further on, a quick drive takes us to Atalaya, where it is necessary to board the boat that will keep us on our feet through the rapids of the Alto Madre de Dios River towards peaceful waters, where we will disembark to walk the path that leads to the spectacular Laguna Machuwasi (cradle of an impressive wildlife).
Arriving at the Pantiacolla hostel, we will find the most charming scenes of the local fauna, with the sweet otters taking a bath in the river or the woolly monkeys watching us from the top of the trees, together with the soundtrack in the background that this nature offers so pure and vivid
When night falls, this space will be perfect to rest in one of the small cabins that are intermingled with the forest, also becoming a viewpoint to observe the movement of animals without being intimidated by our presence.
DAY 3: PARROT CLAYLICK – BAMBO LODGE
We must make the most of this fourth day, so very early after breakfast we will embark deep into the jungle to observe a vast collection of exotic ancient trees, typical of the tropical jungle.
At our feet, we will follow the disciplined march of the ants (small and large) also running into frogs, lizards, and spiders, among others. And when you look up you will be able to witness the unique life that is woven into the treetops.
With this learning of a natural life that significantly enriches the Manu National Park, we return to the bamboo lodge to rest, review the photo album on our devices, and marvel even more.
DAY 4: BAMBO LODGE – PAUCARTAMBO – CUSCO
Before the sun rises, we will start the return trip by boat, to disembark in Atalaya.
However, you must stay alert, since this tour will be escorted by flocks of birds that will fly across the sky in perfect synchrony. Or get excited with the fauna settled on the banks of the river, observing our farewell.
Upon reaching our destination, we will have a short rest and then take the vehicle that will take us to Cusco, thus ending the wonderful 5-day trip through the Manu National Park.