Manu Park 5 dias

THE MANU NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURER: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Travel from only: US$322 per day - 5 days starting only at US$1610 per person


This is the best program which will let you visit in few days the highlights of Manu. Visit the Manu National Park to see Giant Otters and lots of wildlife along the meandering Manu River. At Manu Wildlife Center and it´s macaw clay lick, the tapir lick, our canopy platform, and trails to enjoy some more rain forest surprises.

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 - MANU NATIONAL PARK (Manu Park Wildlife Center). (B/BxL/D)
DAY 3 - SATURDAY: MANU NATIONAL PARK (Manu  Park  Wildlife  Center):  Cocha  Salvador  &  Cocha  Otorongo. (B/L/D)
DAY 4: SUNDAY: MANU NATIONAL PARK - MANU WILD LIFE CENTER: Macaw Clay lick project, Canopy Tower & Tapir Clay lick. (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 WILD LIFE CENTER - MANU NATIONAL PARK (Manu Park Wildlife Center)
An  early  start  (inevitable  on wildlife  expeditions),  a  delicious  breakfast  is  followed  by  boat  journey  in  the  motorized  canoe  trip  up  the  Madre de  Dios  River.  We  make  a  short  visit  to  the  village  of  Boca  Manu,  riverside  capital  of  the  remote  and  sparsely populated  Peruvian province  of  Fitzcarrald.  The  main  activity  here  is  building  dugout  boats  for  travelers  on  the river.  Logging  is  prohibited  here,  so  the  resourceful  villagers  work  entirely  with  lumber  brought  downriver  by floodwaters. 
Now we turn northward up the chocolate‐brown waters of the Manu River into the lake‐rich lower Manu National Park. The pristine quality of the forest is instantly apparent, with abundant birdlife and no signs of outside development. We check into the park at Limonal ranger station and then proceed upstream, as our boat driver 
steers skillfully through shallows and driftwood snags. Orinoco Geese and Horned Screamers strut on the beaches, Capped and White‐necked Herons patrol the shoreline, and countless sunbathing turtles dive off their log perches as we approach. 
After some six hours on the river we reach the Manu Park Wildlife Center, a simple but comfortable low‐impact lodge nestled almost invisibly in the forest. 
If time permits us, we will take a short walk before dinner to stretch our legs and enjoy our first encounter with virgin rain forest. (B,Box Lunch,D).
Amazon Rain Forest
DAY 3 - SATURDAY: MANU NATIONAL PARK (Manu Park Wildlife Center): Cocha Salvador & Cocha Otorongo
Today we visit two lakes near our camp. Park authorities determine the time of our visit to Cocha (Lake) Salvador; depending on this schedule, we will visit Cocha Otorongo earlier or later in the day.
Our trail to Cocha Otorongo begins some 30 minutes downstream from the camp. This brief river journey to the trailhead can always offer the chance of a thrilling wildlife sighting. Perhaps we will spot a family of capybaras, the world’s largest rodent, looking like giant Guinea Pigs as they browse on the riverbank, or if we are very lucky, a solitary jaguar might stalk slowly off an open beach into the forest, flicking its tail in annoyance at our intrusion.
On the short trail to the lake we may spy one or more of the park’s 13 monkeys species leaping through the canopy high above. And some of the trees which form that canopy -- such as kapok, ironwood and figs, will astound us with the vast size of their trunks and buttressed root systems.
These are oxbow lakes, formed when the river changed course, leaving a landlocked channel behind. The lakes are abundant in fish and wildlife, and provide optimum habitat for caimans and the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), one of the Amazon’s most endangered mammal species. This lake enjoys maximum protection, and boats are not allowed. However, it features two dock platforms and a 50ft tower from which to scan the trees and marshy shoreline for monkeys, kingfishers, Anhinga (a large, long-necked waterbird), and countless other species. We have a good chance of sighting the resident Giant Otter family as they dive for the 4Kg. of fish that each individual consumes daily. Cocha Salvador is the largest of the area’s lakes, at 3.5 Km, or some two miles long. It is also home to a family of Giant Otters. 
Giant Otters
We cruise the lake on a floating catamaran platform, which offers superb new perspectives of lake and forest. The lakeside trees are often alive with monkeys; Scarlet, Chestnut-fronted and Blue-and-gold macaws beat a path overhead; a variety of herons and egrets scout the water’s edge; and the reptilian eyes and snouts of caimans, motionless as logs, may be spied beneath the branches. Somewhere on the open water or in among toppled bankside trees, we may spot the sleek heads of the shy Giant Otters. These social animals play and fish together, and we may see them sprawled on a fallen tree trunk, dozing or gnawing on a fish. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 - SUNDAY: MANU NATIONAL PARK - MANU WILD LIFE CENTER: Macaw Clay lick project, Canopy Tower & Tapir Clay lick
We set off downriver at dawn. At this hour chances of wildlife encounters are excellent. We return to the Limonal park station, to file our wildlife report before leaving the park. After reaching the turbulent union of the Alto Madre de Dios and Manu Rivers and then the village of Boca Manu, we may drop off some passengers returning to Cusco. After ninety more minutes downstream we arrive at Manu Wildlife Center -- the exciting final stop of our journey -- in time for lunch.
After a delicious lunch 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. Later, we continue to explore and discover the rainforest, 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. 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 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
Tenga en cuenta que el programa puede variar ligeramente para maximizar sus observaciones de vida silvestre, dependiendo de los informes de nuestros investigadores y guías naturalistas experimentados basados ​​en el albergue.

Para aquellos con interés de visitar otro destino o tener otras actividades especiales: BIRDWATCHING, WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, INVESTIGACIÓN, RESERVA TAMBOPATA, IQUITOS Y LA AMAZONIA, PACAYA SAMIRIA, MACAW CLAY LICKS, ETC, o pasar más días en Manu Rainforest y saber más. Póngase en contacto con nosotros: yure_c@yahoo.com para más detalles.

Importante: A pesar de que no hemos oído hablar de personas que hayan contraído fiebre amarilla en el Perú en muchos años, el gobierno peruano recomienda una vacuna contra la fiebre amarilla para los viajes a la selva tropical. Esta vacunación es necesaria o recomendada para la mayoría de las áreas de selva tropical en todo el mundo. La vacunación, que es válida por 10 años, sólo es efectiva a partir de los 10 días posteriores a su administración - si decide vacunarse, tenga esto en cuenta y traiga su certificado.
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$1610 per person
Single Supplement: US$345
7- + PERSONAS
- US$1590 per person
Single Supplement: US$345
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY:
Round trip transfers to and from the Maldonado Airport, canoe transportation to the lodges, 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 LODGES

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.

Manu Park Wildlife Center or Albergue Machiguenga: Features spacious double-occupancy room-size tents with hinged, lockable doors and solid wooden floors. Each tent measures 16.5x10x7 feet (5x3x2.2m), and all are fully screened, with a floor raised on wooden stilts to provide maximum ventilation and coolness, and protection from flooding and insects. A palm thatch roof shelter overhead completes the structure. Each of the extra-long twin beds has a mosquito net.
Our camp in Manu Park also features an elevated, screened dining room with wooden floor and a private hot-water showers and flush toilets.
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