Custom Peru Travel Package and Tour – Manu National Park (4N)

Travel to the Manu National Park, Peru and experience its wildlife wonders with this 5 Day / 4 Night Special Interest Travel Vacation Package and tour that includes camping, Bird Watching, Canoeing, Catamaran Ride, transportation and much more.

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With the Manu Package (5D/4N) you will enjoy Manu National Park and its diversity of ecosystems. This package has departure fixed dates every Tuesday from Cuzco city and includes flights in/out Cuzco-Manu.

Located in the rainforest of the Cuzco and Madre de Dios departments, Manu National Park is Peru’s greatest natural treasure. It is a treasure trove for the number of species it shelters and the diversity of ecosystems it features. Established in 1973 over a land surface of 1,532,806 hectares, it was included in UNESCO’s Natural Heritage Sites in 1987. It is compromised of the whole of the Manu River Basin, as well as an extraordinary cross-section of altitudes ranging from 4,300m in the Andean High Plateau to 200m in the Amazon Floodplain.

Because of Manu’s very small human population, the animals have little fear of man. It is only in Manu that healthy populations of jaguars, tapirs, anteaters, giant otters, and the endangered black caiman can still be found in undisturbed surroundings.

Manu National Park Vacation Package (4N) includes

Hotel in National Park – Peru:

  • 4 nights camping, with all meals.

Tours in National Park – Peru:

  • Catamaran ride down the Madre the Dios River
  • Canoeing
  • Bird watching

Observations:

  • Transportation: Private bus transfers, 4×4 cars, motorized dugout canoes, hiking and charted plane
  • Adventure: Focus on the jungle wildlife and amazing, varied vegetation. You must be prepared for walking and traveling in hot, humid and sometimes rainy weather.
  • Group Size: You will travel in a small group, maximum 16 persons.
  • Staff: You will be accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

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Day 1 – Manu National Park
Early in the morning transfer to the airport for a short flight in a small charter plane to Boca Manu. At arrival you will join the rest of the group, who traveled by bus and continue to Limonal where you will camp along the riverbank at the Park Rangers Headquarters. Short walk around the area.

Day 2 – Manu National Park
You will follow the Manu River until we arrive to Salvador Lake, your base campsite. From this vantage point you will have great views of riverside birds, sunbathing caiman, and the enormous capybara. For these two days you will hike through virgin forest and explore, by canoe. You will often see animals sunning themselves on beaches, or foraging for food in the trees lining the riverbanks.

Day 3 – Manu National Park
You will follow the Manu River until we arrive to Salvador Lake, your base campsite. From this vantage point you will have great views of riverside birds, sunbathing caiman, and the enormous capybara. For these two days you will hike through virgin forest and explore, by canoe. You will often see animals sunning themselves on beaches, or foraging for food in the trees lining the riverbanks.

Day 4 – Manu National Park
Once again you will wake up early, enjoy a brief morning walk, eat a relaxing breakfast, then pack up camp and descend the Manu River until Boca Manu. This village is situated a short distance from the confluence of the Manu River with the Alto Madre de Dios River, from here you descend the Madre de Dios River. Early in the afternoon after three hours you will camp on a beach and spend one more night in this magical amazon jungle.

Day 5 – Manu National Park
After a very early wake up, you will board a camouflaged catamaran and go down the river to the “Collpa” macaw lick. You will quietly observe the various parrots feeding on the clay for mineral and salt supplements to their diet of seeds and fruits. The brightly colored macaws usually wait patiently in the surrounding trees until the smaller parrot species have left the area. Slowly, the macaws come down to the clay wall to feed. You need a lot of patience and silence on the catamaran so as not to disturb them as they eat the clay. Around mid morning you will board our canoe to return to the airstrip at Boca Manu and fly back to Cuzco. What is included: Own ground transportation (overland buses and 4WD vehicles) Own boat transportation (covered motor boats) Specialized and bilingual guides 01 night in San Pedro open air lodge 01 night in Erika Lodge 2-person tents, sleeping mattress, meals, dinning tent, cooking tent First aid Kit including anti- ophidian shots Air charters in/out Cuzco-Manu Park permits Radio communication equipment in all lodges and campsites What is not included: Beverages Tips & personal expenses Sleeping bag (can be rented in Cuzco at $5 per day)

Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge
The Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge is located in the Cultural Zone of the Manu National Reserve, in the middle of the Cloud Forest at 1700 m.a.sl. (5100 feet).

Facilities
Rustic, yet comfortable, the Orquídeas de San Pedro lodge can host groups of up to 36 people in double rooms with comfortable beds, linens and mosquito nets. This 36 people limit was set expressively to curb the lodge’s environmental impact on the area. We have a screened dining room and kitchen, shared bathrooms with hot water, an hammocks overlooking the surrounding rainforest. Electricity is provided at night by a generator.

Trails
San Pedro boasts a 5-km trail system around the lodge. Visitors are encouraged to use the trails whenever they can, always under the supervision of our experienced guides.

Erika Lodge
Erika Lodge is located near the Alto Madre de Dios River and is flanked by the Piñi Piñi river and a set of mountains located in the transition zone between high and low jungle, encompassing different habitats. This altitude range explains the high diversity of wildlife found around this area. Our lodge has 90 hectares of forest declared as Private Reserve in 1992. Erika Lodge opened its doors in 1970 becoming the first tourist shelter in Peru. It has been used in the past by expeditions in search of the “Paititi” (the lost golden city of the Inkas), the Petroglyphs of Pusharo and the Pyramids of Paratoari.

FACILITIES
Rustic, yet still comfortable, Erika can house groups of up to 40 guests at a time in double bedrooms which include linens and mosquito netting. Our dining room and kitchen also have mosquito netting, and our shared bathrooms have running hot water. Electricity is supplied at night by a generator.

Our Exclusive Canopy Zip Line
At Erika Lodge, our guests traverse from tree to tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables zip lines), as they sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails far below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through the different layers of the rain forests and explain what’s going on around you from the time you leave the ground, until you rappel back down to the forest floor.

BEST TRAILS
Erika boasts a 15-km surrounding trail system that connects the lodge and the forest. Visitors can use the trail whenever they wish,as long as they are accompanied by a guide. The forest and river on the way to Erika Lodge is home to many species of plants and animals, some of these endangered. The forest is also a source of seeds and trees for reforestation projects.

MAMMAL CLAY LICK
Walk through a trail leading to a 15-foot high observation platform overlooking the mammal Clay Lick. We will wait for the lumbering peccaries to arrive and photograph them in action. Note: Observing mammals on this spot depends on luck, staff availability and weather conditions.

PARROTS CLAY LICK
At 5 minutes by boat from Erika lodge, we arrive to parrot´s clay lick here we can observe from the river bank some parrots species like the blue-headed parrot, white eyed parakeets, yellow crowned and others, they go every morning to eat a bit from the clay lick all minerals and salt for their regular diet.