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Manu Bio Station Program 8 days / 7 nights
Price per Person: UD$ 800.00 (8 days)
Manu Bio Sataion
Please note: This trip can be shortened to 6 days if you take a flight out to Manu rather than the bus. In this case the cost is US$ 945.00 per person (does not include airport tax) and the departure date is 2 days later than the fixed dates given below.
Fixed departures 2007:
(for tours going in by plane 1 or 2 days later)
January: 26., 27. And on request
February: on request
March: 12., 18., 24., 28.
April: 3., 9., 15., 23., 29.
May: 7., 13., 21., 27.
June: 4., 10., 18., 27.
July: 2., 8., 13., 16., 22., 27., 30.
August: 5.,10., 13., 19., 24., 27.
September: 2., 7., 10., 16., 24., 30.
October: 8., 14., 22., 28.
November: 5., 11., 19., 25.
December: 3., 9., 17., 23., 31.
DAY 1: CUSCO TO SAN PEDRO:
We take an 11 hour bus trip from the city of Cusco ascending to the high mountain area at 4200 m (14,000 feet). After a short stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and Paucartambo village, we descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, etc.) to the lowland rainforest on the Madre de Dios and Manu Rivers. You will enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and may see wildlife such as our national bird, the Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) inside a hiding place next to the lek, brilliantly colored Tanagers and Hummingbirds and with some luck the first monkeys, as e.g. the Woolly Monkey. We spend the night in a lodge in San Pedro.
DAY 2: SAN PEDRO TO MAQUISAPAYOJ:
After breakfast we travel another 1 1/2 hours by bus to Atalaya, at 500 m. Here we embark on an 8 hour journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. Today we have the opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of the river, such as Fascinated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, King Vultures and some of the 13 species of monkeys that live in Manu. In the afternoon we arrive at Maquisapayoj (place of the Black Spider Monkey). Here we walk to the Mammal Salt Lick at night – where we can observe the Tapir with some luck - and camp for the night.
DAY 3: MAQUISAPAYOJ TO BLANQUILLO:
After exploring the trails around Maquisapayoj we travel downriver for half an hour to get to Blanquillo, our base camp for the next days. We visit Cocha (lake) Blanco to observe the family of Giant River Otters, monkeys (e.g. Red Howler Monkey), caimans and different varieties of birds. We camp at Blanquillo. Optional night walk before dinner and a shower!
DAY 4: BLANQUILLO MACAW LICK AND CAMUNGO LAKE:
Early in the morning we walk about 1/2 an hour to the Macaw Clay Lick. From the blind we can observe flocks of Macaws (Ara chloroptera, - Ararauna, - macao), Parrots and Parakeets arriving to eat the clay. After the spectacle we have the opportunity to climb a 42 m tower at Camungo lake to get a great canopy view and observe birds. Later we explore the trails around Blanquillo. The night is spent at Blanquillo. Optional night walk (to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.).
DAY 5: OPTIONAL MORNING:
Today we have another opportunity to look for the Giant Otters, to explore the Blanco River on dugout canoes, or to observe Macaws at the Macaw Clay Lick. After lunch we head for the Black Lagoon, to fish piranhas or catfish. The night is spent at Blanquillo. Optional night walk.
DAY 6: BLANQUILLO TO YANAYACU OR CUSCO:
We start making our way back to Cusco. Either by plane from Boca Manu to Cusco or onwards to Yanayaco by boat. We have a short visit to Boca Manu and the Piro native Diamante village and continue further upriver to camp on the beach for this night.
DAY 7: YANAYACU TO PILCOPATA:
On this day, we travel upriver, make a stop for a swim at Aguas Calientes (hot springs) and continue to Atalaya from where we travel for another hour by bus to Pilcopata town. Here we spend the night in a lodge.
DAY 8: RETURN TO CUSCO:
Today we travel for 9 hours up to the Andes to return to Cusco around 4 p.m.
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
Professional Guide specialized in Manu, specialized birding guide on request
Transportation Cusco/Atalaya by private bus
Transportation by private boat
Entrance to National Park
Meals (three meals per day, vegetarian on request)
Camping equipment and lodge camps (except your personal sleeping bag)
Entrance to Macaw Clay Lick, Lakes
Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cusco)
Airport tax is not include, extra cost US$ 8 dollar aprox.
Soft drinks and beers
Lunch on the last day
THINGS YOU SHOULD BRING FOR THE MANU TRIP:
There is an extremely low malaria risk in the Manu area and the occasionally cases of malaria in the Alto Madre de Dios zone have proved to be completelycurable. Use insect repellent and affective clothing to avoid being bitten
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