Manu 5 dias

COMFORTABLE AMAZON RAIN FOREST TRIP - MANU WILD LIFE CENTER + MAMMAL’S & MACAW’S CLAY LICKS: 5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Travel from only: US$336 per day - 5 days starting only at US$1680 per person


This is the best program which will let you visit in few days the highlights of Manu. Activities include a visit to Manu Wildlife Center’s Macaw Clay Lick Project, a visit to the world’s largest Tapir clay lick, oxbow lakes with Giant Otters and unlimited access to our unique spiral staircase to a large canopy observation platform!

Fixed Departure: Every Thursday

ITINERARY:
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner
DAY 1 - THURSDAY: ARRIVING TO MALDONADO - COLORADO - MANU WILD LIFE CENTER. (BxL/D)
DAY 2 - FRIDAY: MANU WILD LIFE CENTER: Macaw Clay lick project, Canopy Tower & Tapir Clay lick. (B/L/D)
DAY 3 - SATURDAY: MANU WILD LIFE CENTER: Hike to an Oxbow Lake and the Wildlife Trails. (B/L/D)
DAY 4: SUNDAY: MANU WILD LIFE CENTER: Observation tower and trail system. (B/L/D)
DAY 5 - MONDAY: MANU WILD LIFE CENTER - COLORADO - CUSCO or LIMA (B)
DETAILED ITINERARY
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner

DAY 1 - THURSDAY: ARRIVING TO MALDONADO - COLORADO - MANU WILD LIFE CENTER
After your arrival by the commercial  flight  to  the  airport  in  Puerto  Maldonado,  our  service  begin  with  your  reception  followed  with  a transfer  service  by van to Santa Rosa Village, we will get there in about two-hours and half journey, you will cross the Inambari river for a 15 minutes boat trip to Puerto Carlos, here you will start your overland journey to Boca Colorado for 45 minutes by car, followed by four hours and half motorized boat journey ride upstream the Madre de Dios river in between we plan on a delicious boxed lunch at the beginning of the boat journey to Manu Wildlife Center.
Later we make our first acquaintance with the rain forest, exploring some of the 30 miles of forest trails that surround the lodge. We have an excellent chance of encountering some of the 12 species of monkeys, including the Spider Monkey and Emperor Tamarin, which inhabit the surrounding forest. After dinner there will be an enchanting night walk along the trails, in search of the nocturnal birds and animals of the rain forest (Box Lunch, D)

Note: You are in charge of arriving by plane. Our Services start and finish in Maldonado.

DAY 2 - FRIDAY: Manu Wildlife Center: the Macaw Clay lick project, Canopy Tower & Tapir Clay lick
Another early start (inevitable on wildlife expeditions), after a delicious breakfast is followed by a short boat ride downstream. We walk through the forest for some minutes, where we find the Macaw Lick project. The hide provided with individual chairs and a convenient place for cameras and binoculars is our ringside seat for what is usually a spectacular show. In groups of twos and threes the scarlet Macaws come flapping in, landing in the treetops as they eye the main stage below -- the eroded clay banks of the river and the occasional villain, a menacing and unwelcome Great Black Hawk. The drama plays out in first in tentative and then bolder approaches to the lick, until finally nearly all the macaws form a colorful and noisy spectacle on the bare banks, squabbling as they scrape clay from the hard surface. After this we continue walking and exploring on the network of trails surrounding the lodge then we return to the lodge for lunch.
Later, we continue to explore and discover the rain forest, its lore and plant life, on the network of trails surrounding the lodge, arriving in the late afternoon at our 34m/112ft. Canopy Tower. On its platform we witness the frantic rush-hour activity of twilight in the rain forest canopy, before night closes in. Then we set off along the “collpa trail”, which will take us to the lodge’s famous Tapir Clay lick. Here at the most active tapir lick known in all the Amazon, our research has identified from 8-12 individual 600-pound Tapirs who come to this lick to eat clay from under the tree roots around the edge. This unlikely snack absorbs and neutralizes toxins in the vegetarian diet of the Tapir, the largest land animal of Latin America. The lick features a roomy, elevated observation platform 5m/17ft above the forest floor. The platform is equipped with freshly-made-up mattresses with pillows.
Macaw Clay Lick
Each mattress is covered by a roomy mosquito net. The 10-m-long, elevated walkway to the platform is covered with sound-absorbing padding to prevent our footsteps from making noise. This Tapir Experience is unique and exciting because these normally very shy creatures are visible up close, and flash photography is not just permitted, but encouraged. The hard part for modern city dwellers is to remain still and silent anywhere from 30 minutes to two or more hours. Many prefer to nap until the first Tapir arrives, at which point your guide gently awakens you to watch the Tapir 10-20m/33-66ft) away below the platform. Most people feel that the wait is well worth it in order to have such a high probability of observing the rare and elusive Tapir in its rain forest home. (B/L/D).

DAY 3 - SATURDAY: Manu Wildlife Center: Hike to an Oxbow Lake and the Wildlife Trails
We set off early for an old oxbow lake full of water lilies (Nuphar lutea) and sunken logs. As we circle the lake on our catamaran we might encounter the resident Giant Otter family on a fishing expedition, or troops of monkeys crashing noisily through the trees. Wattled Jacanas step lightly on the lily pads, dainty Sun Grebes paddle across the water, supple-necked Anhingas air-dry their wide, black wings, and perhaps an Osprey scans for fish from a high branch.
Among the bushes near the waterline, Hoatzins, which look like rust-colored, punk chickens, announce their presence with distinctive, bizarre wheezing and grunts. Woodpeckers, tanagers, macaws, toucans and parakeets all finally come swooping in to trees surrounding the lake. Many of them roost around the lake for the night.
After lunch at the lodge our guide is available to lead us on freewheeling expeditions in search of further wildlife encounters, or we may take one of the lodge’s many trails on private and personal excursions to commune with the spirits of the rainforest. This evening, from the late afternoon until after Dinner, we offer an opportunity to search for caiman and other nocturnal life along the riverbank by boat (If the level of river allows it) (B/L/D)
Giant Otters
DAY 4 - SUNDAY: Manu Wildlife Center: Observation tower and trail system
After breakfast we will explore on the network of trails, having more emphasis in visiting trees that are with flowers and fruits, this thanks to the information of our resident and naturalist guides. Here we expect to find more species of monkeys, as well as also numerous species of birds. Before or after the dinner, the passengers who have energy and want more experience, they will have the second opportunity to visit the Observation Tower as well as The mammals or tapir clay lick (Collpa de mamiferos). (B/L/D).
DAY 5 - MONDAY: Manu Wildlife Center to Cusco or Lima – Departure day
We leave our lodge very early on the two hour and half return boat trip downstream to the Colorado Village, the breakfast will be serve on the boat while you enjoying early morning wildlife activity as we go, of course this is a perfect time to take advantage of valuable early morning wildlife activity along the river, in additions this journey allows us to see several lowland native settlements and gold miners digging and panning gold along the banks of the Madre de Dios River. We will stop in the far-west type gold-mining town of Colorado to start our overland journey to Puerto Carlos for 45 minutes, then you will cross the Inambari River for 15 minutes boat trip to Santa Rosa, finally a van or bus will drive us in approximately two-hours to the airport in Puerto Maldonado City, here you fly by a commercial airplane to Cusco or Lima, with this assistance your jungle adventure ends. (B)
Jaguar
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.

For those with interest of visiting other destination or having other special activities: BIRDWATCHING, WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, RESEARCH, TAMBOPATA RESERVE, IQUITOS AND THE AMAZON, PACAYA SAMIRIA, MACAW CLAY LICKS, ETC, or spend more days in the Manu Rainforest and know more. Please contact us: yure_c@yahoo.com for more details.

Important: Though we have not heard of anyone contracting yellow fever anywhere in Peru in many years, the Peruvian government nevertheless recommends a yellow fever vaccination for trips to the rain forest. This vaccination is required or recommended for most rain forest areas around the world. The vaccination, which is valid for 10 years, is only effective starting 10 days after it is administered – if you choose to be vaccinated please keep this in mind and bring your certificate.
DATES
. This trip is available from MARCH TO DECEMBER ON THURSDAYS (fixed Departure)
. We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
. If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip (if there is already a GROUP) but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)
PRECIOS E INCLUSIONES
. PRECIOS POR PERSONA en US $$, MÍNIMO 2 PERSONAS en ocupación DOBLE.
. Si desea utilizar una habitación individual o si es un viajero SOLO, todavía puede tomar el viaje (si ya hay un GRUPO), pero usted debe pagar el extra por un solo suplemento (SS)
2-6 PERSONAS
- US$1680 per person
Single Supplement: US$346
7- + PERSONAS
- US$1650 per person
Single Supplement: US$346
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY:
Round trip transfers to and from the Maldonado Airport, Round trip canoe transportation to the lodge, Private bungalows with private bathrooms, All meals and snacks, Purified drinking water and juices, Bilingual naturalist guide, Visits to macaw and tapir clay licks, oxbow lake, canopy platforms and trail hikes.
- Professional & Personal Assistance during your visit.

Does not include: International or domestic airfares (to and from Maldonado), airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, tips, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send the payment of the trip ASAP.
- You can make the payment in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 8% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
THE LODGE

Manu Wildlife Center is located east of the Manu River on the north bank of Madre de Dios River. The Lodge contains 22 double-occupancy fully screened private bungalows, separate complexes with hot showers and toilets, a large fully screened dining room and a delightful bar with hammocks for relaxing. Manu Wildlife Center has no electricity, a 220V the generator is available (make sure your equipment is compatible with this voltage) and has limited electricity at certain times of night, during which it is possible to recharge batteries; although a local wall-plug adaptor may be required. So the communal areas lit by lamps and candles, the paths around the lodge complex lit by lamps and the guest bungalows lit by candle.
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