days / 3 nights.
Activities: Mountain bike, rafting, canopy walk.
Spots to visit : Manu National Park, Cultural Zone.
Fixed Departures: Daily from Cusco.
Domestic Flights: Not required.
Min. Paxs: 02 pax, max. 12 pax.
1 CUSCO -
PAUCARTAMBO - SAN PEDRO
You leave Cusco
at dawn towards Paucartambo; along the way you
visit the interesting pre-Inca tombs of Ninamarca,
the colonial town of Paucartambo, and then downwards
to the Cloud Forest. Here, a thick cloak of clouds
provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal
habitat for epiphytic plants such as bromeliads.
This varied and fascinating world is home of the
Cock of the Rock, the Spectacled Bear, Orchids,
Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses
and lichens. At least 50% of the plant species
found here are endemic to this region. Overnight
in our open air lodge "San Pedro".
2 SAN PEDRO - ERIKA LODGE
At dawn the
ritual mating dance of the Cock of the Rock(Rupicola
peruviana), Peru's national bird, is watched
from the plataform ( "lek"). After breakfast
you will continue in our overland transport, the
journey will continue descending with mountain
bikes from San Pedro lodge (1700 m.a.s.l)- Cloud
Forest, among waterfalls and canyons toward
to Pilcopata-High Jungle (700 m.a.s.l)town;
from Pilcopata yet 3 hour rafting trip down
the Kosñipata river where we will have the opportunity
for a deep, and of course, to enjoy, a spectacular
view of the Koñeq canyon. Continuing down the
Alto Madre de Dios river to Erika Lodge where
we will spend the next two nights. Short walk
around the lodge.
3 ERIKA LODGE
The great diversity of wildlife
around the lodge is due to the wide altitude
range of this beautiful site. Immediately after
breakfast, we start walking and our guide will
explain us about insects, medicinal plants, trees,
reptiles, mammals, etc. Before returning for
lunch we can have the chance to swim in the clear
water of natural pools of a stream close to the
lodge. Early in the afternoon we will have a
short boat ride to visit a small lake near the
Alto Madre de Dios River. Here we will have the chance
to see the Hoatzin, a primitive bird, black caimans,
many species of birds, insects, etc. This will be our last night
in this wonderful Amazon jungle. Overnight in
4 ERIKA LODGE - CUSCO
up to board our boat. After some
minutes sail, we will arrive to a
small "Collpa", which is a wall
of clay in the riverbanks where many species
of parrots feed for mineral and salt supplements
to their diet of seeds and fruits. After
this colourful and noisy show we continue
downriver to Atalaya and then by bus
begins your return to Cusco arriving late evening to your Hotel.