two red parrots flying in the manu park
jungle and lake with cabin manu park
tamarin monkey in tree in manu
lagoon and jungle of manu national park
erika lodge riverside zone
erika lodge manu lodge dining room cabin
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3 Day Manu Tour

Discover the four ecosystems of this World Biosphere Reserve

(3 reviews)
Cusco
3 days
English & Spanish
Starts: From your accommodation in the center of Cuzco between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.
Ends: To your accommodation in the center of Cuzco between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

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:

Tour details

Included

  • 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
  • Beverages*

Not included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1

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.

paucartambo colonial city

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.

cloud forest manu national park

DAY 2

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.

cock of the rock sighting in manu national park

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. 

woman on zip line at erika lodge manu

DAY 3

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.

clay lick of parrots in manu national park

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.

return point cusco city

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)
  • Waterproof
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Cotton pants and swimwear
  • A piece of warm clothing
  • Binoculars and Camera
  • Luggage backpack and small backpack and plastic bags

Where does the tour 3 Day Manu Tour start

Cuzco is the main tourist city of Peru and is very well connected. If you plan to arrive from Lima, you can get to Cuzco by bus (24 hour trip) or take a one hour flight. You can choose between low cost airlines like Peruvian Airlines, LCP or StarPeru or full-service airlines like Latam and Avianca. If you plan to arrive from Arequipa the bus ride to Cuzco will roughly takes ten hours. Alternatively you can also arrive by plane, in this case, however, the only airline that offers direct flights is Latam Airlines. If you plan to arrive from Puno, the best option is to take a bus on a a six hour trip. We also offer the possibility to take a tourist bus route that stops in the most important places and landmarks along the way, leaving Puno at 7:00 am and arriving at Cuzco at 5:30 pm.

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