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  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure
  • Max. Elevation: 3300 m

Manu Jungle 8D 7N

$1000

Manu Jungle 8D 7N

Day 1: Cusco-Paucartambo-Cloud forest-Atalaya lodge

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Altitude: 3300 m
  • Distance traveled: 209 km
  • Approximate walking time: 10 h

In the afternoon we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical eco lodge. We depart from cusco at 5:30 am In the morning in our comfortable van driving for three and a half hours to reach the entry spot of the Manu National Park along our way we will observe the andes mountain range, valleys, andean communities and the chullpas of Ninamarca (tombs) at 4100 meters, these tombs belong to the pre-Inca culture known al Lupacas who made their tombs over here to be closer to the gods . Once we get the entry of the Manu National Park it is our plan to have our picnic lunch prepared by our expert chef. Following we will be driven into the mysterious cloud forest for 4 more hours to get the Atalaya port into the Alto Madre de Dios river, the cloud forest has a large variety of flora and fauna, making this special microclimate an ideal home for epiphytic orchids and bromeliads. In the afternoon we hike into this spectacular world; the cloud forest observing the famous Peruvian national bird (Cock of the rock) with their fascinating red colors, and acting in a daily ritual mating dance as well as trogons, quetzal, toucans, monkeys and if it is our lucky day the only bear of South America (Tremantus ornatus). Upon our arrival to Atalaya we will take a motor boat for 30 minutes in order to go to our lodge. In the evening let’s enjoy our happy hour and dinner

Day 2: Boat trip to Boca Manu

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Altitude: 500 m
  • Distance traveled: 80 km
  • Approximate walking time: 10 h

After an early and yummy breakfast prepared by our chef we will take a motor boat for 7 hours on to the Alto Madre de Dios river, along the way we can see in addition of great views of the forest and river itself, a huge variety of birds, such as herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the always present vultures of which the most spectacular is the King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). Upon our arrival to Boca Manu village we will go to our lodge, take showers, relax for a bit in the hammocks and then in the evening get into the forest to observe spiders, frogs, caimans and much more. In the evening let’s enjoy our happy hour and dinner

Day 3: Boca Manu-Otorongo Lake – Matchiguenga-Lodge

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Altitude: 100 m
  • Distance traveled: 20 km
  • Approximate walking time: 8 h

Today we will be continue on the motor boat observing meticulously on the river bank the group of turtles, white and black caimans, Capybaras,tapir,pecaries, herons and if we are lucky the majectic jaguar resting on a log and observing its territory. Upon our arrival to the machiguenga lodge, we take a shower and enjoy our delicious buffet lunch prepared by our expert chef. Following in the afternoon we will hike next and around the Otorongo lake observing a family of giant river otter fishing catfish into the lake, also you tour leader will show and explain you the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest. In the evening let’s enjoy our happy hour and dinner.

Day 4:Machiguenga Lodge-Lake Salvador

  • Difficulty level:: Easy
  • Altitude:: 100 m
  • Distance traveled:: 20 km Approximate
  • walking time:: 5 h

Today after a yummy and nutritious breakfast we will hike toward the Salvador lake in order to paddle a wooden catamaran, into the laggon we will explore for around two hours observing the giant otter fishing, caimans and hoatzins. Following we will enjoy our exquisite buffet lunch, Later in the afternoon we explore part of the forest to see different types of monkeys, macaws, parakeets, snakes and also trees such a the giant ceiba which may grow over 60 meters, Following we will go back to our lodge to take a shower and then enjoy our happy hour and dinner.

Day 5: Machiguenga Lodge-pakitza Difficulty level:

  • Easy Altitude:: 100 m
  • Distance traveled:: 15 km
  • Approximate walking time:: 6 h

Very early in the morning the group visits Pakitza which is the last surveillance post located in the Manu National Park next to the intangible area of the biosphere wich is just allow for scientists and researchers, we will be into our motor boat for around an hour observing again parakeets, macaws, jaguar,caiman, river otters, herons, etc. Actually on this area you will have more chances to see huge samples of wildlife as this is the most remote area we may get with tourists. Then in the afternoon we take our boat back to the Machiguenga lodge enjoying along the way the amazing sunset into the Manu river and the amazong forest. In the evening let’s enjoy our happy hour and dinner.

Day 6:Machiguenga Lodge-Parrot Clay Lick-Boca Manu

  • Difficulty level:: Easy
  • Altitude:: 200 m
  • Distance traveled:: 20 km
  • Approximate walking time:: 5 h

Today we will wake up by the sounds of the howler monkeys we will take our motor boat towards the parrot clay lick to be pleased by the macaws, parakeets and maybe mammals, following we will go back to our lodge to enjoy our delicious and nutritious breakfast, then we get ready to take the motor boat again, towards Boca Manu where is located our lodge, along the way we will have more chances to see tapirs and with a bit of luck we will see the king of the jungle, the jaguar. Upon our arrival let’s enjoy our happy hour and dinner.

Day 7: Boca Manu-San Fernando Lodge

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Altitude:: 100 m
  • Distance traveled:: 12 km Approximate
  • walking time: 6 h

Today we wake you up very early to have the chance to be pleased by the amazing morning wildlife while we are driving our boat for two hours to some phenomenal ponds of thermal water in the town of Shintuya (let’s see how works warm water in the amazon forest) or take an amazing shower into the Alto Madre de Dios river. Following we will taste our delicious buffet lunch, then in the afternoon we take our boat for 1 more hour towards our lodge

Day 8:San Fernando- Cloud Forest-Cusco

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Altitude:: 3300 m
  • Distance traveled:: 209 km Approximate
  • walking time:: 10 h

In the morning after our yummy buffet breakfast we drive our motor boat for 45 minutes in order to get the Atalaya river port, where we say goodbye and thank you so much to the forest such a great days into its territory, also here our van will be waiting for us, the drive back to Cusco will be for 6 hours, in half of the way we will stop to have our last picnic lunch.

Included

Professional english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our treks

Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits.

The night before your trek departs, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will recieve your duffel bag that will stay with our porters, while you hike. This duffel bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until our evening basecamp.

Transportation: we going to have transportation included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4:30 a.m. and be driven to the beginning of our trek, Upis Bajo (3,900 meters).

Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment. We use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals in.

Food: Our expert hiking chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let your guide know at your briefing. Food is typically all served as buffet. We will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, tea time and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy through the hike. Your last meal with your expert chef will be after lunch on day four.

Water: starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Incas path will supply ad much water as needed. The water we provide is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing. You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3 Liters worth a day. You will be able to refill your water at each meal.

First Aid: Every Incas Path guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February, which every single Incas Path tour leader must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes,cramp etc.) and oxygen.

Extras: We thing it´s the care to small details that separates us from other trek companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, and a rain poncho. We going to work hard to create your best holiday.

Rentals: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips) are optional but necesary. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $35
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
  • Trekking poles Sticks (Pair): $30

Essentials:

  • Passport Valid,
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 4-5 wicking t-shirts
  • 1-2 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece 1 Warm,
  • down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Hiking boots
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least
  • Earplugs

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  •  Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  •  Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed above and can be a personal choice if you want in daypack or duffel.

Sunhat

Rain gear

Fleece

Camera

Music (IPhone)

Handsanitizer

Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste

Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips