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Peru Bird Manu 4 days:
EXPLORE MANU CULTURAL ZONE: Cloud forest & Parrot clay lick at upper Manu rainforest.
Tours Day 1: Cusco to Paradise Lodge (Lower Manu-cloud forest 1400m)
Today we will leave early, first driving through scenic intermontane valleys. We will make selected stops for the Lupacas Pre-Inca cemetery and Paucartambo village. Reaching a high mountain pass at Ajanaco, we will begin our journey into a vast intact wilderness area as we descend along the sinuous road that will take us to the Manu foothills. Along the extraordinary altitudinal transect that this remarkable road represents, new wildlife species continually appear whilst others drop out. Initially, the steep Andean slopes are clad in stunted forest, temperate shrubbery and wet paramo, and here we may well encounter such high-elevation species as Mountain Caracara, Shining Sunbeam and Moustached Flower-piercers. A little lower down, where the magnificent cloudforests begin, we shall look out for the beautiful Orchids and the famous Andean cock-of-the-Rock at the Lek, proclaimed as PeruÂ´s national bird. With a little luck we will see a Woolly Monkey and Brown capuchin Monkeys. We will stay for one night at the Paradise Lodge. Optional night walk in Lower Manu-cloudforest. L:D.
Tours Day 2: Paradise Lodge to Amazonia Lodge 500m(1,750 feet)
After a final morning in the cloudforests we will descend further down the Manu road to the comfortable Amazonia Lodge with one lake which are easy to see the White Caiman and Smooth-fronted Caiman, plenty of trails and canopy tower. Today we will visit a Coca farm, Orchid Garden and with a modicum of luck we will find a Military and Blue-headed Macaws. Later we will cross the Alto Madre de Dios river to Amazonia Lodge. Our base for the next two nights stay, with optional night walks. B:L:D.
Tours Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick & Machuwasi Lake
Early start to visit the small Parrot and Macaw Clay Lick, 25 minutes downriver along the Madre de Dios river bank. We will see Chestnut-Fronted Macaw, Blue-Headed Macaw, Dusky-Headed Parakeet, White-Eyed Parakeet, Blue-Headed Parrot and Yellow-Crowned Parrot. Parrots & Macaws are known to ingest clay because of its negative charge, binds potential toxins such as alkaloids and phenolics, it has been thought to prevent diarrhea, help treat intestinal parasites and supply vital minerals, parrots & macaws feed on plant material, particularly seeds and fruits, vegetation that is poor in sodium content. Clay lick soil had sodium concentrations the reason why parrots & macaws seek out specific clay licks. Then we will board our motorized canoe that we will take us to Machuwasi Lake. We will explore the lake for Hoatzins, Tanagers, Oropendolas and Horned Screamer and more. Night at Amazonia Lodge, with a optional night walk. B:L:D.
Not far from the lodge is a Macaw & Parrot Clay Lick visited by raucous groups of Blue-headed Macaws in the early morning.
Tours Day 4: Amazonia Lodge – Back to Atalaya and Cusco
After breakfast, we will board a motor boat and ride for 10 minutes to visit the parrot and macaw clay lick, which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to eat breakfast. Then we will re-board our boat to start our return trip. Our first stop will be in Port Atalaya, where our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive between 7 and 7:30 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
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INCLUDED IN PERU BIRD MANU NATIONAL PARK 4 days:
- Transportation bus and boat
- Hotel or lodge
- 3 food for day
- mineral water
- bird list
- specialist bird Guide
NOT INCLUDING IN THE PERU BIRD MANU PARK 4 days:
- Rain poncho
- Insect Repellent
- Flight tickets or train tickets and tickets visit to Machu Picchu
- extra drinks , beer wine, juice , or soda
- rubber Boots
- sun block
RECOMMEND TO BRING TO AMAZON FIELD PERU MANU:
- Binoculars , cameras
- Dark clothes for birding .
- Extra clothes for change , sandak, shirt, pants, jacket.
- Long sleeve , Umbrella , rain jacket, Little Bagpack, hat , sun block , insect repellent
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Amazonia Lodge to Cusco – Amazon Birds:
After a final morning in the rainforest, we will travel back to Cusco picking up species we may missed. day tour that covers the best of Manu National Park. Includes the Manu Road with two night stays at Cock-of-the- Rock Lodge and Amazonia Lodge. Three night stay up the Rio Manu at a tent camp near Cocha Salvadore. Five night stay at Manu Wildlife Center. About 500 species of birds can be expected. Up to nine species of m onkeys. Incredible mammals such as Tapir and Giant Otter. A trip up the Rio Manu is a once in a lifetime experience, with a chance for Jaguar. Wonderful oxbow lakes. Canopy birding from excellent canopy towers. Very comfortable accommodations, particularlyat Manu Wildlife Center. Best wilderness experience we know of in Amazonia. Lots of specialties including Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Includes a visit to a Macaw clay lick. Extension to Machu Picchu after Manu.
There is no place that we know of in South America that compares to Manu! Located southeast of Cusco, the immense park covers elevations from high Paramoin the Andes to an amazing expanse of lowland Amazonian rainforest. The actual bird list for the park exceeds 1000 species, and it is one of the few wild places left on Earth that have huge areas undeveloped and even unexplored, with indigenous people living within the park that have never had any contact with the outside world! Despite the seemingly remoteness of Manu, it is actually quite accessible by way of the Manu Road, that traverses a transect from Cusco to the Amazonian Lowlands, and then along the Madre de Dios River to the Manu River. Our 17 day tour is designed to sample the best Manu has to offer, staying first at a small rustic lodge near treeline in the eastern Andes, then at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge at mid-elevations, famous for its Andean Cock-of-the-Rock lek, then two nights at Amazonia Lodge on the Madre de Dios River, then three nights at a tent-camp at Cocha Salvador, up the Manu River in the heart of Manu National Park, and finally at wonderful Manu Wildlife Center, with it’s famous Macaw clay lick nearby. This tour is unsurpassed in scenic beauty, spending virtually all the time in untouched, virgin rainforest, full of macaws, monkeys, large mammals, and more than 500 species of birds. The tour begins and ends in Lima.
We’ll fly to Cusco and continue directly up into the high Andes to Wyquecha Lodgefor a two night stay, a small rustic lodge near treeline on the eastern side of thehigh pass between Cusco and Manu. We’ll have a full day to explore the high-elevation temperate forest as we descend to Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge for a two-night stay. The birding here is fantastic, and our main target will of course be Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, but the tanager flock here are also incredible. We’ll search specifically for the Manu Tanager, a yet-to-be described new tanager to science that we shared in the discovery of during a previous tour to this area! Next we’ll descend further into the lowlands an Amazonia Lodge. We’ll have two nights at this very comfortable lodge located on the Madre de Dios River, and which has a bird list pushing 600 species. Just sitting on the porch and birding the garden with its hummingbird bushes and feeders will be a highlight of the tour. Our next destination is Cocha Salvador located up the wild Manu River.
Our accommodations there will be a comfortable tent camp –really tent bungalows with beds, so it won’t really be roughing it as much as the name makes it sound. The advantage is that the trip up the Manu River, and staying near (and visiting) Cocha Salvador is simply stunning. There is even a reasonable chance for seeing Jaguar! Finally, we’ll conclude with a five-night stay at Manu Wildlife Center, allowing us access to incredible forest trails, a wonderful Macaw lick, another beautiful oxbow lake with Giant Otters, and a couple of excellent towers to sample the wilds of the rainforest canopy. We’ll depart via Puerto Maldonado.For those wishing to visit fam ous Machu Picchu, we offer a three night extension immediately following the Manu tour.