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Our Manu National Park 7 day Trip is focused to spend days in the Manu Reserved Zone. Having much more time to explore this untouched rainforest, with great chances to spot the most emblematic and top predators such as the Jaguar, Caimans, and Giant River otter. This trip will give you a great introduction to the beauty of the rainforest as well as the guided tours which will provide you with invaluable information about the tremendous biodiversity in Manu National Park.
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Manu National Park
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Departure Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Return Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Tour Start Date & Time
1 July, 2023 6:00 am
Additional Information
Available for 2 travelers minimun:
Price includes
  • Entrance tickets to Manu National Park (Reserved Zone)
  • Rubber Boots
  • Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
Price does not include
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Nights on Single Supplement
  • Tips to the Staff
One of the most recommended: tours into the Manu Reserved Zone
Additional Prices
Private Departure 2021: USD 1,450.00 per person

Manu National Park – 7 days into the rainforest

This 7-day tour is certainly one of the best. By spending a whole week certainly heightens your chances of seeing more of what this vast area has to offer. Even more, broadening your horizon, to witness what Amazon has in store for you. Visiting the Macaw Clay Lick nearby the El Dorado Lodge, seeing the brightly colored birds. Paddling at Salvador Oxbow Lake with Giant River Otters. Travel by car isn’t the only thing, cruising down the river in the motorboat, waving to the animals on the banks. Not to forget trekking through the lush forests, listening to the birds overhead, and the monkeys lounging the trees. This tour creates an overflowing experience that will knock your socks off. From the wildlife to the dramatic scenery that encapsulates you. Get ready and pack to visit one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, the real highlight of its wildlife. Surround yourself with the hundreds of species of inhabitants such as; birds, reptiles, fish, monkeys, sloths, giant river otters, caymans, and in particular, the wildcats. Travel with knowledge. As each species is expertly identified by one of our specialized guides. Allowing a safe, comfortable and informative trip deep into the Manu National Park. This is one of the 3 major Rainforest destinations, next to Tambopata and Iquitos in Peru. This is a week you will never forget !!

What Lodges will be used in 7 days tour?

During this exquisite 7 day tour, you get the chance to reside at all three lodges, possibly the best available lodge in the area.

Guadalupe Lodge

Located on the lush foothill forest over 580 m / 1, 902 ft on elevation. The lodge looks out over the magical palm forest with colorful blue and yellow macaws flying over, and thousands of oropendolas.  Furthermore, the Lodge lies within the booming bamboo forest. The lodge has private bathroom facilities and a bonus of showers with hot water. Lights and electricity, 24 hours from solar panels, and free WIFI. The garden flourished with beautiful greenery, the plants which aid in attracting the animals. The surroundings hold especially gorgeous views from the terrace of the dining room.

Casa Matsiguenka

Above all, what we like about this Lodge, is the beautiful environment that surrounds it. We have lovely rooms with peace and quiet in a remote setting like the other camps inside Manu National Park. In the rainforest, on the bank of the Manu River is where the Lodge lies. As a result, the wildlife spotting is exceptionally good. Each bungalow has two comfortable beds, equipped with mosquito netting. The bathroom facilities are shared in a separate building. Electricity is provided by solar panels. There is a separate building with a kitchen and a small dining room, where meals can be taken. The Lodge is special like no other. It is run by Matsiguenka Natives, which adds a more authentic air, making it different from the other lodge management.

Would be possible to travel during the Covid 19th time?

Of course, Manu National Park and most parks, reserves in Peru, are open for tourism again very important for you is that every single activity we do along this tour and expedition is 100 % private which means that only you,  your guide, your driver (assistance) and cook will be joining these activities, we concern to employs the minimum number of personnel without sacrificing the tour quality, overall giving you the best chances to enjoy watching wildlife and nature in the park and also to achieve a safe experience during this critical times.

Can be this tour optimized for Birdwatching?

Most of our tours are designed for general interest  (flora, fauna, landscapes, culture) however the private version of this tour gives you that chance to focus and approach much more into birdwatching pace, this tour option is 100 % flexible so the lodge location and route are favorable to observe a great number of specialties from the Andes to the Lowland rainforest. Alternatively, check out our  8 days to the heart of the Manu National Park

What about the temperature?

The first night along the Manu Park you spend in the base of the cloud forest, at 600 m. Guadalupe Lodge where temperatures are about 18 degrees Celsius (64 F). In Manu’s lowland rainforest the temperature at night is normally around 24 degrees Celsius (75F) and during the day about 30 degrees Celsius (86F). However, cold winds from Patagonia may reach the Manu rainforest and the temperature may lower to about 10 degrees Celsius (50F). These “friajes” are more common during the southern hemisphere’s wintertime (between April and the end of August).

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Day 1

Cusco - Guadalupe Lodge

Departure from Cusco in the morning time (pick up from your hotels), 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 colorful 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. The next disembark will occur in the village of Paucartambo which features a 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 of the main gateway to Manu National Park where 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 an environment filled with lichens and moss-carpeted soil, spotting birds and monkeys 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 at Guadalupe Lodge.
Day 2

Guadalupe Lodge - Casa Matsiguenka

We depart after having early morning breakfast, along with the driving toward the Diamante native Community (4 hours by car) we can appreciate the view of how we will leave behind the Andean Mountain and getting immersed into the dense rainforest, amazing views of the river flowing towards the horizon and gradually the mountains disappearing and much flatter of evergreen forest covering most of the landscape. You will be able to observe myriads of colorful birds such as; macaws, parrots, toucans, caciques, oropendolas, this road section it’s the newest transect across mature and pristine rainforest in the lower basin of the Alto Madre de Dios River, this travel route provides good chances to observe some interesting wildlife such as peccaries, monkeys that may wander along the road. Once at Diamante native community, we embark on a motorboat and navigate down (30 minutes) the crystalline river of Madre de Dios. We will reach the confluence with the Manu River, we stop briefly at the Limonal ranger station for check-in then, we travel upriver we’ll search diligently for any signs of Jaguar, still, only a slim chance but this river is perhaps the best location to find this magnificent mammal, just a few curves up the river the environment will change, there will be orders of magnitude more to look at, from hundred if not thousands of swallows and butterflies, every single sandbar being occupied by something interesting, we will keep a close watch for wildcats. We continue navigating to reach the Casa Machiguenga lodge which it´s set aside a short distance from the Rio Manu in the heart of Manu National Park and stay the following nights at this peaceful place with pristine surroundings. * Night walks are optional and depend of travelers' desires.
Day 3

Casa Matsiguenka

We will have the better part of two days to enjoy the Manu´s Wilderness, on this morning you will explore the Salvador oxbow lake famous for its population of Giant Otters who usually breeds there, they can be seen at different times of the day, these gregarious and playful carnivorous spend a good deal of their time fishing or playing by any side of the lake or just making a sunbath on their favorite dead logs. We’ll have access to a floating catamaran (two large canoes connected by wooden planks) with chairs set up for bird and wildlife viewing (which makes paddling around the lake easily and comfortably. Apart from looking for the giant river otters, we’ll have the chance for many of the lake edge species, including the fabulous Hoatzin, Agami and herons, interesting raptors, colorful macaws Oropendolas and caciques, just floating around the lake will be one of the joys of the trip, while exploring the forest you will also search for more species of monkeys such as white-fronted capuchin, pygmy marmoset. Walk along with the system of trails around the Salvador Oxbow Lake in the afternoon till dusk
Day 4

Casa Matsiguenka

During the morning time, we will explore the trails that cross the Terra Firme Forest, where the world-famous Brazil Nuts grows. The guide will briefly explain its biology Following the narrow trail, we walk towards the small clay lick that attracts parakeets and medium-sized macaws. The clay lick is also a highlight of the trip, where some birds congregate to eat the clay, which they need on their diet. This activity takes at least a couple of hours. We’ll spend the full afternoon walking along what is the "system of trails" in the opposite forest of the lodge and around Salvador Oxbow Lake. Apart from the lake, the forest around Salvador Lake and the lodge is some of the best Amazonian rainforests we have seen, and a nice network of trails allows us to leisurely stroll on flat trails the rest of the day. * Night walks available
Day 5

Casa Matsiguenka

On this morning, we will take the motor boat to get navigate a bit downstream to access the Cocha Otorongo trails and platform. The view from the canopy tower is amazing as you would see the vegetation that encloses the lake which supports an entire family of giant river otters, large black caimans and harpy eagles that sporadically have seen over those locations, (the lake is not open for embarkation) Moving deep into the heart of the forest is also an excellent environment to see the enormous kapok trees. These species are the emergent trees in the entire Amazon, they can reach up 190 feet tall. There is a trail network that allows visiting a canopy tower that overlooks the Otorongo lake and few other wooden platforms to observe some aquatic wildlife and alligators. This forest section also harbors one of the largest kapok trees, visitors can walk nearby its root system to see its enormous size. Along the trails, we can encounter troops of monkeys with no fewer than six species possible such as red howler, brown capuchin, squirrel monkey, tamarins, woolly, as well as the chance for numerous other birds such as curassow, guans, return to the lodge in the afternoon for dinner time.
Day 6

Casa Matsiguenka - Guadalupe Lodge

This morning, the breakfast will be arranged on the boat to optimize our time so we'll board our river transport and begin the journey down the Rio Manu back to the Rio Madre de Dios. This will be another opportunity for catching the sunrise in the amazon rainforest while floating on the motorboat. This boat journey traversing the rainforest provides chances to observe aquatic birds on the sandbars, side-necked turtles sunning on the logs, Caymans at the edge of the river, or even glimpses of the magnificent jaguar on the banks of the river. After about 4 hours of motorboat drive, we will reach the confluence of the Manu and Madre de Dios River to turn the navigation upstream. We will boat up the fast-flowing braided and clear water for a short while. We reach the Diamante Native Community where our ground transport awaits us and will transport us to the Guadalupe Lodge
Day 7

Guadalupe Lodge - Cusco

Your morning walk along our garden to learn about some medicinal plants and tropical fruits and other interesting plantations, we can easily observe many colorful birds flying over, we enjoy our tasty breakfast and get ready to pack as you will soon start hitting the road again to Cusco. The way back offers some last impressing views of the exuberant cloud forest. Don’t miss the splendid views while reaching the top of the impressive mountains and the encounter of these two geographical regions. The arrival in Cusco should be around 4 pm. it would be depending on traffic conditions while driving towards the city center.

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  • Ron Schuurmann
    5 out of 5

    I was on a 7-day tour and on our two walks in the Reserved Zone, we saw 6 different species of monkey more than once and the giant river otters for an extended time plus two snakes and many other creatures. Along the riverbanks of the Manu River we came across the caiman and pacu but not outside the reserved zone. Outside the reserved zone in two walks we saw one group of monkeys and a few other mammals. If you're into birds, request additional time in the cloud forest.

    1 July, 2022


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Manu National Park

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