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- English Speaking Guide
- Entrances Fees (atractions listed)
- Entrances Fees Guadalupe Private Reserve
- Meals (vegetarían optional)
- Motor Boat Transport (Canoe type)
- Overland (minivan, SUV) Transport
- Purified Water
- Rubber Boots
- Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Day 1st Breakfast
- Domestic Flights
- Wildlife Rescued Centre Ticket
3-Day Amazon Tour into Manu
We have designed the ultimate tour that optimizes your time and chances to encounter peculiar wildlife. Exploring the healthy, flourishing forests. Not to forget navigating yourself along the Alto Madre de Dios River.
The Amazon Rainforest in Peru is a must-see attraction, and it’s not too far from Cusco. The city is a gateway into the Amazon for our regular tours. Our 3-Day Amazon Tour into Manu is a real Rainforest experience. Where you will get the chance to explore and trek through the jungle. It is a special place to see wildlife where it should be. Deep in the forests inhabited by animals and creatures such as; monkeys, reptiles, rare birds, and much, much more.
Manu National Park is one of the most diverse biospheres in the world. This tropical rainforest has so much to offer, and not only to its inhabitants. For people craving a taste of the Amazon.
Parts of the park are inaccessible to visitors. This is due to the status of the land, and the indigenous communities that still thrive and live within it. But that is very deep into the Amazon, and it is important we protect all those within it. We as a company help shield and preserve parts of this beautiful world, with respect and care.
Overland Transportation from Cusco to Manu
Manu region has regular access by overland transportation from Cusco city. For our guided tours we use comfortable vehicles such as the Mercedez Sprinter or Toyota KD minivans for groups that exceed 3 participants. In effect, the Toyota Fortuner SUV 4×4 will be arranged for couples or small groups of 3 participants.
The experience from “Andes to Amazon Rainforest”
This Journey offers incredible views of cascades, waterfalls, and stunning surrounding landscapes. As a result encounter some of the best views, and diverse environments. Densely populated, the cloud forest is home to epiphytes, orchids, bromeliads, lichens, and more. The evidence of plant diversity here is so grand at these elevations.
Wildlife in the Cloud Forest.
Our 3-day Amazon Tours offers a great chance to observe the Wooly monkeys that hang about the cloud forest. Looking up you will see, and definitely hear the colorful birds; Quetzal, Mountain Toucans, and the unmistakable Cock of the Rock. These brightly-colored birds are seen at certain spots, but not to worry. For the reason that our guides and drivers know these very well.
Certainly a memorable experience, we provide motorized canoe boats to travel down the river with experienced native drivers, (canoe type of 14 meters long – 2 meters wide). The boat has a roof to prevent any sudden rain and sunshine. Life jackets are provided, and medical first aid kits. We embark from the Atalaya Port & Town, to travel downstream for somewhat 2 hours. Reaching the vicinity of Machuwasy Lagoon at elevations below 500 meters above sea level.
Caves at Guadalupe Lodge.
We offer exclusive excursions to the caves/canyons at Guadalupe Lodge. The caves are only a 10-minute walk from Lodge. Originated by creek erosion, the canyon is a natural formation. This area has cut into the mountain, and as a result has created an environment that harbors species that evolved in the darkness: bats, tailless whip scorpions. Also, taking a walk during the nighttime would be an especially amazing opportunity to look for the: dwarf caimans and the Water Opossum, which is the only species of aquatic opossum in the Neotropical. If you are afraid of being too close to these creatures at night time, this activity is optional. Advisable to wear water boots.
The Boat Trip – Full Day
Our Tour offers even more, including a most noteworthy day of boat navigation along the Madre de Dios river. A view of the evergreen rainforest adorned by colorful trees blooms on the slopes of the mountains or the foothill forests.
The Boat trip begins from the Atalaya River Port. A motorized canoe alike embarkation (12 meters long and 2 meters wide with a roof to prevent any sudden rain or sunshine).
These types of boats are the most ideal for fast-flowing rivers. Even relaxing a little, while just floating along the cascades. The chances are also high to observe aquatic birds along the shores, dwelling in the reeds, not to mention, the strange-looking capybaras.
Exploring the Machuwasy Oxbow Lake.
We arrange private transportation to the lake’s trailhead. Trails go along riverine forests densely populated by fig trees, bamboo, cecropias, and heliconias. While exploring these trails, look out for the squirrels and Dusky Titi monkeys.
Machuwasy is a small oxbow lake. It attracts a large number of Amazonian birds such as egrets, hoatzins, herons, kingfishers, rails, crakes, horned screamers, caciques, oropendolas, caymans, capybaras, and giant river otters.
The lake sits on an elevation of around 500 meters approx, so this makes it the first oxbow lake along the Manu route and probably the most visited by tourists who travel into the Manu Cultural Zone.
Visitors of the lake sign in to enter the area, (and the cost is covered by the operator). One great experience here, which you don’t want to undoubtedly miss. Is boating on the lake itself, another mode of transport. Above all, you will get the chance to choose one of the rafts! Made from trunks of balsa wood tree tied in line. The boats are moved by a long stick, so you’re in charge, good luck navigating. Take a seat and start moving. (There’s no roof on top so it is advisable to take a wide hat or cap).
The Hoatzin Kingdom is exactly what it says on the tin. These bizarre “Hoatzin” birds that you will see around this Kingdom can be seen in large flocks. Quite a tolerant animal, and for that reason, these birds can be observed at close range. Even more, you can easily get clear and bright pictures of them while exploring this beautiful lagoon in Manu.
The access trail can be muddy during the wet season or high water period which begins from November to May. We provide rubber boots to our clients, we have all sizes available. Wearing wellies is recommended for all our guests. The forest interior can be wet and slippery for regular shoes. Even in the dry season. Our guides will advise you on any information you require. As well as giving you the best insight and knowledge while spending your time in the wilderness.
Walks to explore the different types of forests will be offered by your guide on certain days. (According to your itinerary, physical conditions and weather alike). First of all, the walks take place during the morning and afternoon. Hence these are peak times to witness wildlife activity. Guides will keep you updated with weather conditions and suitable clothing that will be necessary prior to each walk. The walks usually last a couple of hours, and as a result, can be set up between mealtimes.
Which lodge will be used?
The 2 nights of the tour will be spent at Guadalupe Lodge, which is situated in a secluded forest. One of the best locations to get immersed in nature. Also allowing time to relax in the jungle and enjoy the commodities of your cabins. This tour is led by our specialized expert guide, eager to help you to create unforgettable experiences when visiting the Peruvian Amazon. (English-speaking tours). This is an experience you will not forget, here at Guadalupe Lodge, we welcome you to join us in making it most unforgettable. If any further information is required, do not hesitate to contact us. Not forgetting we will accommodate you to find the most suitable tour for you.
Which are the optional activities?
River Tubing at Atalaya (Alto Madre de Dios River)
If you’re seeking adventure, rafting down the Madre de Die River is it. This fast-flowing river is a great way to travel through, and enjoy the Amazon. As well as the stunning embankments thriving with greenery and birds.
This activity is optional and costs $ 20.00 per person (it can be set and paid on the day of the tour) the activity last around 2 hours, all the safety gear will be provided
Biking at Guadalupe.
We rent bikes at the Guadalupe Lodge where you can easily explore the road. These are safe, gravel roads with not much motor vehicle traffic. The cost is $ 20.00 per bike the activity lasts around 2 hours, there is a section of healthy forest that can be explored by bikes and gives the additional chances to observe some wildlife along the roads; monkeys, peccaries, macaws, etc. This activity can be booked along the trip even on short notice.
If you ready to escape the city life and immerse yourself in a full jungle experience then click the button below for more information about, departure dates, last-minute deals & availability, etc.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Cusco - Cloud Forest - Guadalupe Lodge - Trails explorations
- Pick up from your Hotel, Airport in Cusco at 6:00 AM
- Driving along the Manu Road and briefly stop at Oropesa "bread town"
- Stop and guided visit along the Ninamarca pre-Incan burials
- Breakfast at Paucartambo Village and guided walk along the local market, the main square, colonial bridge
- Guided walk along the Manu Park border, talks about the ranger station illustrations, maps, etc
- Guided walk along the waterfalls, cascades
- Exploration of the cloud forest in search of interesting species; monkeys, cock of the rock, quetzals, mountain toucans
- Briefly stop at the Local Market in Pilcopata town
- Arrival to Guadalupe Lodge
- Night walk in search of reptiles, spiders, and amphibians
Guadalupe Lodge - River Boat Journey - Nature Walks- Lake Explorations - Lodge
- Early morning breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge from 5:30 AM
- Land transport to Atalaya Port for one hour, stop at the viewpoints
- Motor Boat ride up and downstream along the Alto Madre de Dios River
- Guided walk along the riverine forest to look for monkeys, caymans, and birds
- Exploration of the channels of the Machuhuasi Lagoon in search of aquatic birds, monkeys, and caymans
- Walks towards the Giant Kapok tree and forest explorations
- Boat drive to Atalaya and return to Guadalupe Lodge
- Optional visit to the wildlife rescued center
- Dinner at Guadalupe Lodge.
Guadalupe Lodge - Trail Explorations - Caves - Minivan ride to Cusco
- Early morning wake up and exploration of the palm forest to look for macaws and monkeys
- Breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge.
- Visit Canyon and cave, chance to see bats, spiders and scorpions.
- Journey back to Cusco, drive through the cloud forest, waterfalls, and wildlife searching
- Brief stop at Paucartambo Village for coffee
- Arrival in Cusco at approx 4 PM and drop off at your hotel in the city
"Discover the Amazon's Hidden Treasures with our short tours from Cusco!" we are the most specialized tour operator in short guided tours along the Manu National Park.
User Reviews & Comments
Awesome Manu Short Trip 3D thanks to expert organizer Fredy and awesome tour guides Hebert, and Simon and Juan Jose, and the drivers and cooks! This is THE tour company to use for the best experience! They handled everything for us from the moment we arrived at the airport until we departed. Guadalupe Lodge and food were great-what a unique experience exploring the Amazon rainforest in hikes, boat ride, birdwatching, watching a sloth and monkeys at the Wildlife Rescue Center, and sleeping in the screened-in lodge cabin with the sound of the river and the birds. The people were friendly, experienced, knowledgeable; they took great care of us (long ride to the lodge but many waterfalls to enjoy on the way). A short time in Manu but a wonderful experience and memories :)
25 January, 2020
My friends and I did the Manu Short Trip with Wild Watch Peru and had an interesting experience to say the least. Three days & 2 nights. The rainforest itself was beautiful and we did get to see a lot of gorgeous, brightly colored birds, different types of monkeys, cool plants & trees. Our guide, Simon, was really passionate about the jungle and had an eagle's eye & ear for finding wildlife for us to see.
16 January, 2020
I always knew Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Andes would be spectacular destinations, but adding Wild Watch Peru’s 3-day Manu Short Trip turned our nine-day Peru vacation into an adventure of a lifetime. From Hebert’s first email answering questions about the rain forest tour to our guide Ricardo’s sincere goodbye at the trip’s end, everyone at the company was thoughtful, professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Wild Watch Peru set quite high expectations in terms of advertising comfort and sights; I can attest the roomy and comfortable transport (on land and water!), cozy lodge, delicious meals (including picnics!), beautiful scenery, and remarkable birdwatching are just a few details that exceeded our expectations.
15 May, 2019
Natalie Noiman & Claudio Braina
Our guide "Edwin" and transport picked us up from our hostel in Cusco early in the morning and drove us along the mountains and some Inca ruins, thumbs along the way for nice photo taking. He also recommended us to the very famous and tasty coffee at a Local restaurant in Paucamtambo Village where we visited the colonial bridge! He is very friendly and knowledgeable, with a good command of English, and he shared many interesting stories from the jungle with us! We are so grateful to Luis for adding such great memories to our visit and making the booking hassle-free and simple. He is an absolute expert, trustworthy, prompt in answering questions, and professional. I enthusiastically recommend giving him a call and booking one of his many outstanding tours!
10 October, 2018