Manu Wildlife Tours

Cougars and Ocelots Program 5D/4N

Manu Reserved Zone

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM

Last Minute Information
-Private van and boat, 4 Nights in our comfortable lodge, Naturalist guide, Full board meals with a private cook, all the entries included.

FIXED DEPARTURES: Everyday, excep January and february
- 4 person minimum required.
- Tour departs from Cusco and end in Cusco.
- Best time to go: From March to December.
- Small Group Service. (Based in Double and simple Accommodation).
- Average 4-8 people group.
- Group service (4 person minimum required).

Manu National Park – Reserved Zone
This 5 days tour is the shortest trip we have to the Reserved Zone of Manu National Park and it has similar activities as the 7 or 6 days tour. Night walks, jungle exploration, jaguar and Giant otter searching, guided tours to Oxbow Lakes of Salvador and Otorongo are part of our activities. In fact this trip is well designed for people whose have limited time but interested in exploring the most pristine rainforest in the world

Program Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – AMAZON PONA LODGE
Our adventure into the Jungle of Manu start with picking you up around 5:30 AM, from your Hotels in Cusco, using the service of our private Manu Wildlife Tours transport. The first part of our excursion is will take us through the majestic Andean mountains and andean villages. Before mit-day we arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park, the access point to one of the most protected natural areas in South America. From here we will continue into the Cloud Forest and at Fog forest we will explore for around 3 hours to observe the National bird of Peru, the cock of the rock, the biggest monkey in Peru (woolly monkeys) and to observe different types of bromeliads and beautiful orchids, then We arrive to our selected Amazon Pona Lodge. In the evening, we'll walk into the jungle, (night expedition) to see tarantulas, different types of spiders, poisonous frogs, tree frogs, snakes, Giant armadillos and boas. (B, L)

Day 2: AMAZON PONA LODGE – CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE
We will wake up early in the morning with the singing of the Amazonian birds and after breakfast We leave the lodge to the port of Atalaya, from there continue our journey downriver by Alto Madre de Dios River, From here we change waterway to dark waters of Manu River, where we’ll pass the next five hours by boat, in the most biodiversity area in the world. The landscape are stunning. Keep always your eyes open for see the jaguar restless (Panthera onca), the magnificent black caiman, or white caiman, capybaras and river turtles. At night we’ll venture in night expedition in search night wildlife like night monkeys, boas, tarantulas, frogs, spiders and serpents. (B, L, D)

Day 3: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE (Oxbow Lakes, giant otters and exploration day)
We will begin with an early morning visiting one of the biggest lake in the park the stunning Salvador Lake, which is the natural habitat for any countless number of local species. This morning we have time to canoeing the lake on floating catamarans observing ox-bow lake animal life from the water. We may encounter Giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), troupes of howler monkeys (Alouatta sara), or spider monkeys,

This day we have time to explore the trails in the area and a visit to the lake of Cocha Otorongo is planned, where We will use a 20-meter observation tower in the rainforest canopy overlooking the lake are available for observing wildlife. We will also be on the lookout for a large family of Giant Otters that inhabit this lake. (Optional night walk) (B, L, D)

Day 4: CASA MATCHIGUENKA LODGE – TEPARO LODGE
We can explore the trail system at the lodge in the morning before heading downriver river to Teparo Lodge, maybe we will even have a chance to see a group of Monkeys, Later, we will take the boat way back and travel for four hours down stream, on the way we still having chance see some black caimans laying on the beach getting the sun heat, maybe we will be able to see the great, South American feline, the Jaguar, which may be just resting in the sun in some place along the river.

At night, we will visit another system of trails. (optional) (B, L, D)

Day 5: TEPARO LOGE – CUSCO
Early morning start as flocks of birds pass over the boat, Our destination to Atalaya port where we’ll take our private transport way back to Cusco. Expected arrival time is around 6:00 PM. (B, L)

What is Included:
- Private transport van and Boat
- Rubber boots
- Qualified bilingual native guide with own equipment
- Mineral water
- First aid kit
- 3 meals per day
- Cook
- Entrance to the accommodation
- Entrance to the park
- Rain coat or Rain poncho

We recommend that you bring:
- Repellent with a minimum of 30 % deet
- Binocular
- Camera with extra batteries
- Flash Light with extra batteries
- Sun lotion
- Pocket Money
- Daypack
- Water bottle
- Sun hat
- Sandals
- Toilet paper
- Dark clothes.

Contact us for price information

Manu´s Reserved Zone

Manu Wildlife Tours

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