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- Accommodation on double bed room
- Activities Listed in the Program
- All meals included (vegetarian, vegan mentioned in advance)
- Duffel Bags for Travelling Light
- Entrance Fees to the Guadalupe Ecological Reserve
- Free Storage Room in Cusco
- Nights at Guadalupe Lodge
- Professionally Local Guide
- Rubber Boots
- Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
- Unlimited Purified Water
- Alcoholic Drinks
- First day breakfast
- Tips to the Staff
- Wildlife Rescued Centre Ticket
4 Day Amazon Tour Peru from Cusco.
4 day Amazon tour, Peru begins in Cusco with a journey through high Andes and down from elfin forests to the lowlands. Stretching from 12,000-foot, high montane grasslands and elfin forests down through mid-elevation cloud forests to extensive Rainforest. Also, here you can track the evidence of footprints left from large ground mammals such as Tapirs, Jaguars, peccaries, and capibaras at elevations below of 1700 ft or 500 meters.
A completely transect route, all the way from the high Andes to the Amazonian rainforest passing by different habitats, elevations. This cloud forest envelopes many clouds, mist and humidity.
Therefore this 4 Day Amazon tour is one of the best ways to travel when in Peru. A naturally cultural experience, immersing yourself into the jungle. The range of activities we offer will take you on a journey that few have ventured. Hence why this is a must on your travel list.
Don’t wait around, book our 4 day Amazon tour, Peru, that will take you off the beaten path and on the trail of one of the richest wildlife reserves. With spectacular views of waterfalls, caves, and majestic rain-forests. Also, not to forget our deliciously authentic Peruvian cuisine. The lodging at Guadalupe Lodge invites you to immerse yourself in the wilderness!
Transportation Type from Cusco to Manu
Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest has regular access by overland transportation from Cusco city. For our guided tours we use comfortable vehicles such as, the Mercedez Sprinter minivan for larger groups that exceed 3 participants. The Toyota Fortuner SUV 4×4 will be arranged for couples or small groups of 3 participants.
The Overland Journey
This Journey offers incredible views of cascades, waterfalls and the stunning surrounding landscapes. As a result encountering 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.
Certainly a memorable experience, we provide motorised 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 somewhat 2 hours. Reaching the vicinity of Machuwasy Lagoon at elevations below 500 meters above sea level.
Activities – 4 Day Amazon Tour Peru – Manu
Caves at Guadalupe Lodge.
We offer exclusive excursions to the caves/canyons at Guadalupe Lodge. The caves are only 10 minutes’ 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 harbours species that were evolved in the darkness: bats, tailless whip scorpions. Also, taking a walk during the night time would be an especially amazing opportunity to look for the: dwarf caimans and the Water Opossum, which is the only species of aquatic opossum of 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 Wildlife in the Cloud Forest.
The 4 day Amazon trip offers a great chance to observe the Wooly monkeys that hang about the cloud forest. Looking up you will see, and definitely hear the colourful birds; Quetzal, Mountain Toucans and the Unmistakable Cock of the Rock. These brightly-coloured birds are seen at certain spots, but not to worry. For the reason that our guides and drivers know these very well.
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 evergreen rainforest adorned by colourful trees bloom 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 and 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 forest densely populated by fig trees, bamboo, cecropias, 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, hoatzin, herons, kingfishers, rails, crakes, horned screamers, caciques, oropendolas, caymans, capybaras and giant river otters.
The lake sits on elevation around 500 meters approx, so this makes the first oxbow lake along the Manu route and probably the most visited by tourist whose 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 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).
Hoatzin Kingdom is exactly what it says on the tin. These bizarre “Hoatzin” birds that you will see around this Kingdom can be seen that 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 in recommended to all our guests. Due to the forest interior can be wet and slippery for regular shoes. Even in the dry season. Our guides will advice you on any information you require. As well as giving you the best insight knowledge while spending your time in the wilderness.
Walks to explore the different types of forest 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 set up between mealtimes.
Optional activities – 4 day Amazon Tour Peru
Wildlife Rescued Centre “Dos Loritos”
This is a special project. Managed by a local family offering refuge to animals at their property. Most of the animals you encounter over here were rescued and donated by People of the nearby villages.
The pet wildlife that welcomes you are: monkeys, peccaries, macaws even 2 toes sloths idly hanging in the nearby bushes. They are quite tolerable for interactions, while we recommend to keep a safe distance.
For admittance into the project, A suggested donation (around 10 Peru soles per person.) They don’t charge a fixed rate.
Hotspring by Atalaya
Furthermore, and optional to visit and refresh in the local natural hot springs. This is a great place to emerge yourself in the warm water, cover yourself in mud. It is certainly a relaxing and most enjoyable way to spend time in the jungle. (Entrance fees cost 10.00 Peru soles per person). Tables for lunch, and toilets are available. The network of trails here are a great way to explore the flooded forest.
River Tubing at Guadalupe Lodge
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.
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We have offer bikes to our guests at the Guadalupe Lodge where you can explore the road. These are safe, gravel roads. And what a way to explore by cycling through the jungle and rainforests. We recommend of course to stick to the designed road path. Off trailing can be dangerous. Remember you’re in the jungle after all. Surrounded by nature in it’s prime.
This is an experience you will not forget, here at Guadalupe Lodge, we welcome you to join us in making it most unforgettable. Any further information required, do not hesitate to contact us. Not forgetting we will accommodate to find the most suitable tour for you. Private tours are also available for booking.
If you ready to escape the city life and immerse yourself into a full jungle experience then click the book this tour button below.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
Cusco - Guadalupe Lodge
- Breakdown of Day 1;
- Start Time: 4.30/5.00/5.30.
- Duration: Approx 7 hours travel.
- Locations on Route: Ninamarca - Pre-Inca Tombs. / Paucartambo - Colonial Town. / Acjanaco Pass. / Guadalupe Lodge - final destination.
The beginning of the Manu Road passes through numerous dry inner-mountain valleys and picturesque villages. This gives you a quick overview of locals’ lifestyles and colourful clothes. A brief call at Ninamarca will give you the possibility to explore the pre-Incas tombs within this well archaeological site. The road includes various stops, so you can enjoy seeing the surrounding landscapes varying from high-mountains to humid forests. Next stop will occur in the village of Paucartambo which features beautiful arched colonial bridge. From Paucartambo the altitude will keep on increasing and the setting gradually gets enveloped by a cloudy mist. The road leads you to Acjanaco pass consisting in the main gateway to Manu National Park.
Once across Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11.647 ft) the environment dramatically changes from dry to wet valleys. Do not miss the splendid view when looking down toward the lowlands! The lush and misty cloud forest surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls is perhaps the most fragile and threatened type of rainforest. In such environment filled with lichens and moss-carpeted soil, spotting birds will be the main target. You will get the chance to stare at a large variety of birds ranging from the Peruvian national bird, the brightly red Andean Cock-of-the-Rock displays to tanagers, toucans or quetzals. The path will head down to the Guadalupe lodge (560 m./1837 ft). Overnight in the lodge.
Guadalupe Lodge - Trails Exploration
- Breakdown of Day 2;
- Forsest Exploration, observe birds & monkeys along the trails.
- Head back for breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge.
- Explore Guadalupe Gardens and the medicinal plants grown there: coca leaf, cacao, bamboo water, annatto, etc.
- Swim in the Guadalupe river.
- Visit Canyon and cave, chance to see bats, spiders and scorpions.
- Trail walk through the bamboo forest, monkey spotting.
- Finish day observing caimans along the river.
In the morning, you we will explore the foothill forest and palm forest is also an ideal spot to observe blue and yellow macaws as well as other interesting parrots and the capuchin Monkeys.
You will head back to the lodge where a delightful breakfast awaits you full of fresh tropical fruits. From then, you will be guided through the garden and will learn about the different medicinal and traditional plants such as coca leaf, cacao, bamboo water, annatto, etc. As this time of the day, put on your swimsuits and enjoy a dip in the Guadalupe river.
This crystalline and unpolluted current flows downstream from the core of the park. In the afternoon, depending on the group’s wishes, there is a possibility of discovering a fascinating canyon and its caves which house some rare species of bats, spiders and scorpions. Ultimately, a walk within the bamboo forest will enable you to spot some monkeys. The day is ending with the observation of caimans resting along the river’s shores
Guadalupe Lodge - River Boat - Lagoon Exploration
- Breakdown of Day 3;
- Breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge.
- Atalaya Port - Boat Trip, Madre De Dios River.
- Machuhuassy Oxbow Lake, - 2km Walk.
- Ramble in the jungle, - Giant Kapok Tree, animal wild watch, medicinal plants.
- Macaw Clay Lick.
- Dos Loritos.
- Guadalupe Lodge.
Enjoy waking up and having breakfast with the songs of Amazonian birds. We start the day travelling to Atalaya port where you can appreciate the view of myriads of colorful birds, and the rich wildlife. The drive goes along tropical plantations of papayas, bananas, chocolate and Coca Leaves.
At Atalaya river’s deck, you will embark in a motor boat and navigate down this crystalline river of Madre de Dios. After an hour, you will reach Machuhuassy Oxbow lake, consisting wetlands of lush vegetation, hosting a large variety of birds (hoatzins, horned screamer, hawk, herons) and animals (monkeys and capybaras). This place is only reachable by boat followed by a 2-kms walk. While enjoying this tour, our local cook will prepare a traditional lunch that you can tuck into when returning from the Madre de Dios river. In the mid-afternoon, you will ramble through the primary forest searching for some families of monkeys, peccaries, as well as the Giant Kapok trees. During this, you will be informed with some explanations about the medicinal plants, reptiles, as well as mammals that dwell here.
We will visit the Small Macaw Clay Lick along the river bank, then returning to the lodge and it is optional to visit the Dos Loritos, Wild-Animals Rescue Centre run by a local family in Manu. Dinner and Overnight at Guadalupe
Guadalupe Lodge - Cusco
- Breakdown of Day 4;
- Bird Watch & Breakfast.
- Drive through the Cloud Forest. Waterfalls, animals. / Journey back to Cusco.
- Arrival in Cusco approx 5pm.
Your morning walks along the palm forest to look for the blue and yellow Macaws. Enjoy a tasty breakfast and get ready to pack as you will soon start hit the road again to Cusco.
The way back will give more opportunities to glimpse some more animals and discover the wildlife of the cloud forest and having impressing views of the exuberant cloud forest with waterfall, cascades. The arrival in Cusco should be around 5pm.
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|Experience has taught us that Wellies are by far the most appropriate footwear for your time in the Jungle. You'll hopefully have noticed we asked for your shoes size on the application form; this is so we can buy you some new ones in Cusco ready for your departure so you don't have to lug them with you. However, please be aware that is difficult to get Wellington boots over European size 43 so if that's you please ensure you bring some with you.|
|Flip flops||Useful for use in the bathrooms and for walking around the lodges.|
shirts and a light sweatshirt
|You should bring a mix of short and long sleeved to protect your arms from mosquito bites|
|Underwear||Cotton is recommended rather than nylon.|
|Socks||These should be long and made from breathable wool to ensure optimum comfort inside your boots.|
at Least 40 % DEET
|Trousers & shorts||It’s important to be wearing long bottoms for protection from bugs and sun. We recommend full cut khaki bottoms or khaki type pants that can be zipped into shorts. Lighter|
|Even in the dry season the rain can be heavy so it's good to come prepared!|
|Flashlights||For night activities such as night walks , Caiman Search and for using when the power from the lodges runs off.|