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- Duffel Bags
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fees to Atractions Listed
- Free Storage Room in Cusco
- Guadalupe Lodge (Private Toilets, WIFI, Hot Showers, Mosquito Net)
- Lodging (Double Bed Occupancy)
- Meals (Vegetarian, Vegan Optional)
- Motor Boat Transport
- Overland Transportation (SUV - Minivan)
- Rubber Boots
- Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
- Unlimited Purified Wáter
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Binoculars (You can rent )
- Single Supplement
Manu Tours from Cusco
We bring you an incredible opportunity to explore the mesmerizing rainforest in Peru! Embark on an exhilarating 2-day tour from Cusco and delve into the heart of the rainforest to witness its abundant wildlife and stunning natural scenery from the Andes to the Amazon Rainforest
Unlike the traditional 3 or 4-day tours, our express tour is designed to make the most out of your limited time. Packed with thrilling activities and unique experiences, this adventure ensures that you don’t miss out on any of the rainforest wonders.
One of the highlights of this tour is an unforgettable boat trip through the winding rivers of the Amazon. As you navigate through the lush vegetation, keep your eyes peeled for exotic bird species, playful monkeys, and maybe even a glimpse of the elusive jaguar. Our expert guides will share their extensive knowledge of the region, enhancing your wildlife spotting experience.
“Discover the Amazon’s Hidden Treasures”
Furthermore, we have curated an array of unique experiences such as guided nature walks, where you can discover the diverse flora and fauna that call the rainforest home. Marvel at the immense variety of plant species, including towering trees, vibrant orchids, and colorful bromeliads. Spot exotic animals like sloths, wild pigs, and capybaras as they roam freely in their natural habitat.
Don’t Miss out on the chance to explore the Rainforest in Cusco
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to discover the beauty and wonders of the Peruvian rainforest. Join our 2-day tour from Cusco and create lifelong memories in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions. Book your adventure now and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Amazon!
Manu Tour from Cusco – Details
How long is the drive from Cusco?
The travel time expected for this tour is 6 hours to reach a Tropical Rainforest of 640 meters in elevation (Guadalupe Lodge), In fact, this is the time needed to traverse 2 large geographical regions (Andean mountains – Tropical Rainforest) plus Cloud Forest. You get an overland experience, and there are no unnecessary stops to be expected during this journey. Of course for toilet facilities, stretch-out legs, or pictures of the sunset. Actually, Manu Road is almost all paved.
You will 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.
We embark from the Atalaya Port & Town, to travel downstream for somewhat 1 hour. Reaching the vicinity of Machuwasy Lagoon at elevations below 500 meters above sea level.
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.
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.
Visiting the Hoatzin Home
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.
Our express tour is carefully crafted to provide the perfect balance between exploration and relaxation. After an exhilarating day of wildlife encounters and exciting activities, unwind in comfortable lodgings nestled within the rainforest. Enjoy a delicious meal as you listen to the soothing sounds of nature surrounding you.
Which lodge will be used?
The 2 nights of the tour will be spent at Guadalupe Lodge, which is situated in the Amazon jungle. 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.
If you are looking for longer Manu tours from Cusco, Please contact us.
- Day 1
- Day 2
Driving from Cusco - Cloud Forest - Motor Boat & Trails - Guadalupe Lodge
- Pick up from your Hotel, Airport in Cusco from 5:30 AM
- Driving along the Manu Road and briefly stop at Oropesa "bread town"
- Brief Stop at the Ninamarca pre-Incan burials
- Brief Stop at Paucartambo Village and a guided walk along the local market, the main square, the colonial bridge
- Exploration of the cloud forest in search of interesting species; monkeys, cock of the rock, quetzals, mountain toucans
- Arrive at Atalaya Port and have lunch on the motor boat.
- Motor Boat ride up and downstream along the Alto Madre de Dios River (downstream)
- 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
- Boat drive to Atalaya and entrances to Guadalupe Lodge
- Dinner at Guadalupe Lodge.
Guadalupe Lodge - Trail Explorations - Caves - Minivan ride to Cusco
- Guided walk along the palm forest to look for macaws and monkeys (loop trail)
- Visit Canyon and caves, the chance to see bats, spiders, and scorpions.
- Exploration of the lagoon by local rafts (Balsa Wood) to look for caymans and some aquatic animals
- Breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge.
- 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 5 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.