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Ecological Adventures Manu Jungle Tours (3 Days)

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Ecological Adventures Manu Jungle Tours

Ecological Adventures Manu Jungle Tours from Cusco is one of our signature tours. This is a popular and short tour to Manu National Park. We have designed this tour to offer you the best and the most of the Amazon Rainforest. 

The National Park of Manu is the most visited part of the Amazon region of Peru. Because of its close proximity to Cusco. Manu is also home to many distinct species of flora and fauna. The national park is massive. It is spread over 1,532,806 hectares. 

The national park is divided into three zones – the core zone, Manu cultural zone, and Manu biosphere reserve. Access to the core zone is restricted to scientists and researchers. The cultural zone and reserved zone is open for visitors. 

One of the many possible encounters in Manu's National Park.

Over 30 Quechua-speaking native indigenous communities call Manu their home. On this 3 days Manu Jungle Trip, accompanied by our local naturalist guide, you will be introduced to their traditional way of life. They are still untouched by modernity. They primarily depend on medicinal plants and trees to heal themselves from any ailments. 

For an in-depth tour of Manu, Check out our five day or six days tour of Manu National Park to visit the pristine areas of Manu. 

Why Peru Amazon Trips?

Peru Amazon Trips is a locally owned tour operating company based in Cusco. We believe in providing excellence, quality, and direct attention to our customers. From the beginning, we set out to be leaders, respecting principles and values, ethical, professional, and of total quality.

Do take a moment to check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0630 AM

Our Services Include

  • Ground transportation
  • River transport
  • 2 nights at Amazon Manu Lodge
  • 3 meals and 1 snack each day (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Equipment such as binoculars, telescope, first aid kit
  • Mineral water

Not Included

  • Breakfast and water the first day
  • Tips
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Extras, such as souvenirs
  • Beverages such as soft drinks or alcoholic beverages

Suggested Packing List

  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries
  • Sports / hiking shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (40% DEET or higher recommended)
  • Raincoat
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Cotton pants
  • Swimwear
  • Warm clothing (mornings and nights on the river can be cold)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Backpack and day pack
Ecological Adventures Manu Jungle Tours

Day 1Cusco (3,300 m.a.s.l.) - Cloud Forest (1,700 m.a.s.l) – Amazon Manu lodge (400 m.a.s.l.)

Embarking on our expedition from Cusco at the break of dawn, we traverse captivating Andean valleys and quaint rural communities.

Our journey unfolds with a visit to the ancient Ninamarca’s tombs, revealing the rich pre-Inca heritage.

Paucartambo, a colonial gem, awaits our exploration.

Amidst the cloud forest, we pause for a delightful lunch, surrounded by endemic species like the spectacled bear and the iconic cock of the rock, Peru’s national bird, engaging in a unique courtship display.

The lush landscape presents a tapestry of orchids, bromeliads, and ferns. As we continue our descent, nature’s spectacle captivates us, culminating in our arrival at the Atalaya port.

Here, a swift 30-minute river journey transports us to our inaugural night’s abode, promising an immersive experience amidst nature’s wonders.

Lined pre-incan tombs situated in the proximity of Paucartambo's town.

Day 2Amazon Manu House - Parrots Collpa - Zip Line - Lake Machuwasi (400 m.a.s.l.) - Night Walk

At the crack of dawn, we’ll cruise to the macaw clay lick, where diverse parrot species gather daily, feasting on mineral-rich clay to aid digestion and eliminate toxins. Afterward, a tasty breakfast awaits back at the lodge.

Post-breakfast, a 2-3 hour forest stroll precedes lunch and leisure, including river swimming. Optional zip-lining is available. Afternoon plans include exploring Machuwasi lake on rafts, observing birds like the hoatzin and, with luck, spotting monkeys and capybaras.

A night walk for insect and amphibian spotting follows, leading to dinner and overnight stay.

Optional Zip Line: Experience a thrilling jungle canopy view with high-quality equipment. After soaring through the treetops, rappel down 20 meters. (Optional fishing available.)

Day 3Amazon Manu Lodge - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

After a delicious breakfast, we can go to take a bath in the hot waters of Atalaya and then we will board our boat back to Puerto Atalaya where our bus will wait for us to return to Cusco. We will have lunch along the route back to Cusco, arriving around 5:30-6:30 p.m.

An Amazon River's tour.


Q: What is the optimal period for exploring Manu National Park?
A: The prime window spans from May to October, offering dry conditions, enhanced wildlife sightings, and excellent bird-watching opportunities.


Q: How can I reach Manu National Park from Cusco?
A: Embark on a scenic journey by road and river, immersing yourself in diverse landscapes with breathtaking vistas.


Q: What wildlife varieties might I encounter in Manu National Park?
A: Anticipate diverse inhabitants, from vibrant macaws and playful monkeys to elusive jaguars and capybaras.

Q: Any health precautions advisable for this trip?
A: Seek guidance from your healthcare professional regarding necessary vaccinations, and prepare for the humid conditions of the Amazon.


Q: Which activities are included in the tour package?
A: Immerse yourself in a range of activities, from wildlife observation and forest strolls to river rafting, with the option for thrilling zip-lining.


Q: What lodging options are available within Manu National Park?
A: We provide a stay in a Eco-lodge for immersive stays in the heart of the lush rainforest.


Q: Is there connectivity for internet and phone services within the park?
A: Brace for limited connectivity, offering a unique opportunity for a digital detox amid the untamed beauty of nature.


Q: What essential items should I pack for this journey?
A: Pack essentials like lightweight clothing, effective insect repellent, quality binoculars, and a camera to capture the distinctive wildlife.


Q: Are there specific conservation guidelines for responsible tourism during the tour?
A: Adhere to park regulations, respect the natural environment, and actively contribute to sustainable tourism practices for a mindful and enriching experience.

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Family Traveller

We had an incredible family adventure with Peru Amazon Trips in the Manu jungle! The whole experience felt so natural and immersive, making it perfect for our family. Our kids were mesmerized by the beauty of the rainforest and the variety of wildlife we encountered. The team at Peru Amazon Trips took great care of us, ensuring we had a safe and enjoyable journey. It was a unique and educational trip that brought us closer together as a family. We highly recommend this company for families looking to create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Amazon rainforest in Peru!

July 26, 2023


Solo Traveller

What an amazing adventure we had with Peru Amazon Trips in the Manu jungle! Every moment felt authentic and full of the magic of nature. It was an unforgettable experience in a truly stunning environment. The attention and service were excellent throughout. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for an authentic Amazon rainforest experience in Peru!

July 13, 2023


Solo Traveller

Our experience with Peru Amazon Trips was simply fantastic! The 3-day Manu Jungle tour felt incredibly natural throughout. From trekking through the dense vegetation to spotting exotic wildlife, every moment was filled with awe-inspiring wonders. We wholeheartedly recommend this ecological adventure to anyone seeking an authentic connection with nature in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon. Thank you, Peru Amazon Trips, for providing such an amazing service. We’ll definitely be back in the future. Wonderful!

July 4, 2023


Solo Traveller

I have no words to express my gratitude to the whole crew of Peru Amazon Trips who was exceptionally amazing on this tour. All logistics were taken care of and the guide service was second to none. I totally reccomend them.

December 11, 2019


Couple Traveller

We did a short trip to Amazon with them and it was a mind-blowing trip. We loved and enjoyed every part of the tour that was very well planned and organized by them. Food was plentiful and delicious. The lodges were cozy and the staff was very hospitable.

February 27, 2019

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