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3 Day Manu Tour
Discover the four ecosystems of this World Biosphere Reserve
During this 3 day Manu tour, you will explore the cultural zone of the park. Declared a World Biosphere Reserve, Manu is a true natural paradise that is home to great biological diversity, including endangered species. Travel through the different ecosystems such as the Andean, high Andean, tropical and subtropical, living nature and adventure from the inside in a unique experience that you will hardly forget.
Do you want to know more? We tell you all about it below:
- Pick up and return to Cusco
- Transportation during all the days of the tour
- Specialized bilingual guide
- Accommodation: 1 night at the Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge and 1 night at the Erika Lodge
- All meals (vegetarian option available)
- First aid kit
- Breakfast on the first day
- Dinner on the last day
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Accommodation: Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge
Pick up in Cusco and Paucartambo
The guide will pick us up at the hotel in Cusco between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. We will start our 3 day Manu Tour and our first visit will be to the pre-Inca tombs and the beautiful colonial town of Paucartambo. We will continue with the route and stop for lunch along the way.
Cloud Forest and lodge
We will continue to the Cloud Forest, home to numerous endemic species such as the spectacled bear and the cock of the rock, the national bird of Peru. The flora is also spectacular, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, among other plant species. After enjoying these incredible landscapes we will continue our way to our lodge Orquídeas de San Pedro, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation: Erika Private Reserve
Andean cock of the rock and canoe
We will get up early to try to see the Cock of the Rock in their morning ritual, males and females gather and they dance for them. After this, we will have breakfast and head to the village of Pilcopata.
🛶 Here, we have the option to enjoy an hour and a half canoeing and swimming on the Koñeq or upper Madre de Dios rivers.
Puerto Atalaya and lodge
We will arrive at port Atalaya where we will start our boat ride. We will be able to see incredible bird species such as vultures, cormorants, and herons. We will arrive at the "Erika" Private Reserve and walk to the lodge where we will spend the night.
Parrot's clay lick 🦜
On our last day we will also get up early and after breakfast, we will take the boat to Parrot Clay Lick. This is a clay wall where different species of birds, especially macaws, come to scratch their salts and minerals.
Return to Cusco
After enjoying this colorful scenery, we will return to the lodge, pick up our luggage, and head towards the Port of Atalaya. The bus will be waiting for us, which will take us back to Cusco, ending the 3 day Manu tour.
What to bring to 3 Day Manu Tour
- Towel for the whole trip
- Medicines and personal hygiene implements
- Slippers or hiking shoes and sandals
- Flashlight with batteries and replacement bulbs
- Hat or cap
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Insect repellent (especially suitable for tropical areas)
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Cotton pants and swimwear
- A piece of warm clothing
- Binoculars and Camera
- Luggage backpack and small backpack and plastic bags