The program can change according to the weather, river conditions and wishes of the group
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
We leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains, to get to the typical and folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we will take a short walk around the town before carrying on to Tres Cruces, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the cloud forest and at San Pedro we will have lunch and walk for around 1 hour to observe the national bird of Peru; the cock of the rock, and different kinds of monkeys, plants and flowers. We arrive to our lodge in the evening where we will have dinner and sleep.
After breakfast we will continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we will stop to observe a coca plantation, and we will stop at a view point where you can get a good overview of the jungle and river. From Atalaya we leave by motorboat to our lodge to have lunch. A long the boat trip we will see many different kind of animals, birds, plants and flowers. In the afternoon we will visit Machuwasi Lake where we will take a balsa raft to see the pre-historic Hoatzin bird, watch the beautiful sunset and after dark we will look for Caimans. We will have dinner and spend the night in our rustic at Harpy Lodge.
We will leave early to visit the parrot clay lick, a formation naturally caused by parrots who visit there daily and erode the walls feeding. This is part of their diet to eliminate toxins from their body. After breakfast, we will walk in the jungle for several hours and see different animals, birds such as tiger heron, eagle, flycatcher, kingfisher etc. and many different kinds of plants and flowers. We will return to Atalaya by boat where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. We return to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will arrive back in Cusco in the late afternoon.