MANU RESERVE ZONE 8 DAYS WITH PAKITZA
DAY 01: CUSCO-CLOUD FOREST-PILLCOPATA LODGE.
We Leave very early in the morning from Cusco in our comfortable bus. On the way we visits the funeral towers or Chullpas of Ninamarca and Paucartambo . Then we descend for the mysterious cloud forest, full with beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. We stop to offer him the opportunity to witness the cock of the rocks (Rupícola Peruvian) in the mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe trogons (Greedy-guts sp.) and much more. If we are lucky we will find the only bear of South America, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoon we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets shared available.
Day 02: PILCOPATA – ATALAYA – BOCA MANU.
After breakfast, the bus transfers the group to the port of Atalaya. The rest of the day is spent traveling on the Alto Madre de Dios River. On the way you can see a variety of bird life, like herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the ever present vultures of which the most spectacular is the condor of the jungle, King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa). This day we will visit native communities to learn their customs and traditions, where we will also try a drink of their ancestors called the masato. In the afternoon a short stop at the village of Boca Manu to have refreshing cold beverage. Later on the group arrives to the Lodge near the Boca Manu. Walks explore the vellage. Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets available.
Day 03: BOCA MANU – OTORONGO LAKE- MACHIGUENKA LODGE.
The boat trip goes on and one will be able to understand why Manu is so famous for its wildlife. On the river edges you will be able to observe groups of turtles, White Caimans (Caiman cocodrylus), Capybaras (Hydrochaeris) and maybe a Jaguar (Panthera Onca) resting on a log and observing its territory. Arriving in the afternoon to our lodge. Later on visiting the trails around the Otorongo Oxbow Lake and the giant otter observation tower together with the guide to learn the functions and secrets of the tropical rainforest. (in bed with mosquitos net). Showers and toilets available.
Day 04: MACHIGUENKA LODGE – SALVADOR LAKE.
Today the group visit another oxbow lake called Salvador, there paddling silently on a Catamaran, you have again possibilities to observe a family of giant otters fishing and playing, black caimans and many different rare bird life like the Hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoatzin). Here in Manu the animals have never suffered hunting pressure from man. After half day we explore the wild forest to see different species of monkeys, macaws, snakes and giant trees like the ceiba tree which is considered the mother of the jungle, In the afternoon we return to our lodge. Evening Night activity (in bed and mosquito net). Showers and toilets available.
Day 05: MCHIGUENKA LODGE – PAKITZA.
In the morning the group go by boat from our lodge until Pakitza one the way you have again possibilities to observe a black caimans and many different rare bird .Then you arrive to Pakitza where you explores the trail and observe another kind of mammals clay lick . In the afternoon we return to our campsite in Otorongo. Evening Night activity (in bed and mosquito net). Showers and toilets available.
Day 06: MACHIGUENGA LODGE- PARROT CLAY LICK – BOCA MANU
The call of the Red Howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) will wake us up to visit the great parrot clay lick to see the colorful macaws, parquets and luckily mammals; after a good breakfast unfortunately we have to begin our return to Boca Manu. On Manu River, the group might see many different animals, We will also do some small walks along the manu river, looking for monkeys, birds, capybaras, tapir and the famous jaguar. they did not find on the way. In the afternoon the group arrives to Boca Manu . Nigth in lodge shower and toilets available.
Day 08: BOCA MANU – AMAZON LODGE.
In the morning we will continues by boat river up of the alto Madre de Dios on the way we will see again others species of birds, Before our delicious lunch.We will also stop in the thermal waters after a long trip is good. In the afternoon we will arrive to our lodge. Nigth in lodge shower and toilets available.
Day 09: AMAZON LODGE – CLOUD FOREST – CUSCO.
In the morning after the breakfast we unfortunately will come back by boat until Atalaya, where the bus wait for us to return to Cusco, visiting the cloud forest again. Arrival in the afternoon. Approximately 6.00pm.
- All terrestrial, fluvial transport.
- Team of security.
- Professional guides and specialized.
- Efficient team of motorists.
- 03 meals per day and snacks. 03 nights in Lodge
- Excellent cook service.
- Radio communication service during the whole trip.
- Comforts: seats, tables, etc.
- First-aid kit.
- Mineral Water during the trip
- Rubber boots
- Entrance fee to manu.
- First day Breakfast
- First Day Mineral Water
- Beberages ( cola, beer, soda )
WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING
- Shirt long sleeve and long pants.
- warm cloths (for misty mornings on the river)
- Water bottle or Canteen.
- Sandals, bath suit clothes, towel day pack.
- Rain gear.
- Enough mosquito repellent (30 or 50% DEET C.).
- Sun block.
- After bite.
- Flash light or torch with extra batteries.
- Hat or cap.
- Extra money to buy beverage.
- At least one pair of trekking boots
- Camera and extra films, extra batterie
Terms and conditions
All passengers must travel read their conditions before hiring the service:
The warranty is 100 USD for the reservation of the service has no refund, because it will be used for the purchase of the entrance to Machupicchu and other expenses.
If the passenger cancels missing 12 hours or same day of the trip the passenger will lose 100% of the ticket without any claim but may postpone until 24 hours in advance.
The company is not responsible for the cancellation of the trip by external climatic reasons such as strikes, landslides caused by the nature and cause delay or stop trip there isn’t refund.
If once made the bus trip and any blockage or hindrance in the normal development of the trip occurs, the agency is not responsible for the extra expenses: meals or nights of accommodation services have to use.
Passengers who are not at the time of departure or return time will be your responsibility, losing the service without a complaint.
Passengers who decide separated from the group or change your itinerary without informing 12 hours before is all the responsability of them, and can’t use the service again.
All claims must be made before or during the trip to see a solution but will not accept the end of the trip
The transport company has Mandatory Insurance SOAT traffic accidents, this will be used while passengers remain inside the vehicle.
LUGGAGE & BELONGINGS :
Your luggage travels inerior, responsible passenger belongings.
The company is not responsible for lost objects, after having completed the shuttle to your destination.
EXCLUSION OF TRANSPORTATION: (UNDER PERUVIAN LAW TRANSPORT)
People who are under the influence of alcohol, drugging of other narcotics.
People who carry firearms, flammable substances or any other element that represents a danger to the safety and security of passengers.
In case of natural phenomena, rain, earthquakes, preventing the free transit of vehicles.
Roadblock by civil commotion, (wars, riots, social mobilization).
The carrier EXCLUDES compensations for delay and / or loss of flights, trains, buses, hotels or any non-transport events.
Travel in Peru: Sakura Expeditions operates in regions where standards of accommodation, transport and services may not be those who would normally be expected. However, we strive, with due care and skill, to offer the best services for our tourists. Travelling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, breadth of observation, good humor and understanding, since they can make changes without notice due to circumstances beyond our control (Force Majeure – see below). When booking any of our tours you agree to the necessary changes without liability Sakura Expeditions.
Force majeure: In any case Sakura Expeditions Could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. This covers events: like, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, disaster conditions or adverse weather, fire or all similar events outside our control. In this case, Sakura Expeditions will not accept that responsibility; and reserves the right to modify, postpone or even cancel the trip (this is the last option, of course!).
Increases in case of protest, strikes (force majeure): In the case of a protest / strike, which is not uncommon in Cusco, you may need to go a day or even two days earlier than planned to meet with other services . In this case, to increase will be charged to cover the costs incurred.
Risks: By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Lares, etc.) passengers assume the risks associated with them. Sakura Expeditions is not responsible with this.
Travel insurance: We recommend taking out travel insurance that covers accidents, medical and emergency repatriation expenses, including rescue and air ambulance. So we recommend covers cancellations and lost luggage. Please send a copy / company name and policy number by email or carry information when it comes to our office.
Holiday or Election Increments: There will be a slight increase in prices, because in Peru we have some holidays, such as the anniversary of the country, Christmas, New Year’s Eve. Or when we have election days.
Sending your personal data for booking: The number of your passport and other data must be valid. Please advise if you change your passport number after booking the tour
Note: Changing passport numbers required to pass additional payment (passport numbers can change easily in our receipt but fact is extremely important that we make changes to the Authorities)
Make a reservation and deposit payment:
The payment of the deposit can be made through the following option
- a) PayPal. You can pay by this method (PayPal + 6% transaction fee) up to 15 days before the departure of your country (we can not accept PayPal payments once they are in Cusco, PayPal often denied for reasons of security because you are away from home).
About the briefing: The night before your trip will talk walk in our office at 18:30 pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival or email).
(1) Deposit sent for booking is not refundable or transferable to any other date, person or tour.
(2) Expeditions Sakura must be notified of any change or cancellation of your trip as soon as you are aware of them via e-mail or fax to not incur expenses not covered by deposit.
(3) Once you have paid the final balance, we will not be able to refund your payment of the walk in case of cancellations. There will, however, parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance 1 train ticket, bus ticket.