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Manu Cultural Area (4 Days – 3 Nights)

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Tour Details

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.

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0630 AM

Our Services Include

  • Ground transportation
  • River transportation
  • 1 night at Pilcopata Inn
  • 2 nights at Amazon Manu Lodge
  • 3 meals
  • Bilingual professional guide
  • Equipment such as binoculars, telescope, first aid kit

Not Included

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Extras, like souvenirs
  • Drinks such as soft drinks or alcoholic beverages

Suggested Packing List

  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent (40% DEET or more is recommended)
  • Rain coat
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Cotton pants
  • Swimwear
  • Warm clothes (mornings and nights on the river can be cold)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Backpack and day pack

Day 1Cusco (3,300 m.a.s.l.) - Cloud Forest (1,700 m.a.s.l.) - Pilcopata Inn (600 m.a.s.l.)

We will leave Cusco very early in the morning in one of our vehicles.

We will cross interesting valleys between the mountains of the Andes and picturesque rural communities.

The yellowish mountains that surround Paucartambo harbor the Lupaca Tombs.
The yellowish mountains that surround Paucartambo harbor the Lupaca Tombs.

We will visit the pre-Incan tombs of the Lupaca culture and then we will stop in Paucartambo, a beautiful colonial city, and visit the interesting museum of the town.

Paucartambo's River or Mapacho River crosses the small town by the half.
Paucartambo’s River or Mapacho River crosses the small town by the half.

On the way, we will have lunch in the cloud forest. We will continue our descent through the cloud forest, an area rich in endemic species, such as the spectacled bear and the rooster of the rock, the Peruvian national bird that performs a ritual of unique courtship.

A cock of the rocks' profile.

We can also see orchids, bromeliads, ferns, etc. We will continue to observe the spectacular nature throughout our trip until we reach our hostel, Pilcopata Inn, where we will spend our first night.

Day 2Pilcopata - Amazon Manu Lodge (450 m.a.s.l.)

We will have breakfast very early and then we will take a walk, during which we will be able to observe the fauna of the forest, like monkeys and birds.

Then, we will visit a coca plantation and a wildlife rescue center.

A rufous crested coquette hummingbird in Manu's Park.
A rufous crested coquette hummingbird in Manu’s Park.

After this, we will travel to Puerto Atalaya, located along the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River at 500 meters above sea level.

There we will begin our descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of bird species, such as herons, vultures, cormorants, etc. until we arrive at Amazon Manu Lodge. There, we will bathe in the river and have lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit a swamp where we can observe birds such as toucans, woodpeckers, macaws, etc. At night, before dinner, we will observe the eyes of the alligators, which stand out at night. We will spend the night in the hostel.

Day 3Amazon Manu Lodge (450 m.a.s.l.)

Very early in the morning, we will board our boat and head to the macaw clay lick, a wall along the riverbank where different species of parrots, such as the blue-headed parrot, the white-eyed parakeet, the macaw with chestnut front, among others, meets every morning.

The white-eyed parakeets gather to eat clay in the collpas.
The white-eyed parakeets gather to eat clay in the collpas.

Here they eat clay, which is rich in minerals and helps them digest and eliminate toxins from their bodies. After, we will return to our lodge for a delicious breakfast.

Afterwards we will take a walk through the forest for 2 to 3 hours. We will return to the cabin for lunch and then rest or swim in the river. After lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Lake Machuwasi, where we will explore rafts to observe birds, such as the prehistoric hoatzin and, with luck, other animals such as monkeys and capybaras.

Urania leilus specimens gathering in the clay lick.
Urania leilus specimens gathering in the clay lick.

Then we will make a nocturnal walk through the forest to look for insects and amphibians. After the night walk, we will have dinner and spend the night in the Lodge.

* Optional free activity – zip line: Our guests at the Amazon Manu Lodge have the opportunity to appreciate a unique and impressive view of the jungle as they fly through the jungle canopy between platforms built high up in the trees.

All the equipment used is of high quality and safe. After sliding at high speed through the treetops of the incredible Amazon rainforest, you can make a 25-meter-high rappel to the ground.

Day 4Amazon Manu Lodge - Cusco

After breakfast, we will go to enjoy a swim in the hot waters of atalaya and then we will board our boat back to Puerto Atalaya where our car will wait for us to return to Cusco. We will have lunch along the route back to Cusco, and we will arrive around 5:30 p.m. at 6:30 p.m.


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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Solo Traveller

My 4-day Manu Cultural Area tour with Peru Amazon Trips was an incredible experience! The service was exceptional, and the journey felt so natural and immersive. Highly recommend this enriching and eye-opening adventure!

July 19, 2023


Family Traveller

As a family, our 4-day Manu Cultural Area tour with Peru Amazon Trips was a truly unforgettable experience! The service provided was exceptional, and the entire journey felt so natural and family-friendly.

Peru Amazon Trips’ team was fantastic with kids and adults alike, ensuring that everyone had a fantastic time. The cultural interactions with the local communities were eye-opening and heartwarming, leaving us with a deeper appreciation for their way of life.

Exploring the rainforest together as a family and learning about the traditions and customs of the indigenous people created cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re looking for an authentic and culturally enriching rainforest adventure, Peru Amazon Trips is the perfect choice for families. Highly recommended for a meaningful and bonding experience with your loved ones!

June 23, 2023


Solo Traveller

My 4-day Manu Cultural Area tour with Peru Amazon Trips was absolutely fantastic! The service felt so genuine and seamless, providing me with an unforgettable and immersive experience in the heart of the rainforest. The cultural encounters and interactions with local communities were eye-opening and enriching.

Peru Amazon Trips’ team was attentive and knowledgeable, making the journey feel like I was traveling with friends. The rainforest landscapes and the chance to learn about the traditions and customs of the indigenous people were truly captivating.

If you’re looking for an authentic and off-the-beaten-path rainforest adventure, Peru Amazon Trips is the perfect choice. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a unique and culturally enriching experience in the Manu area!

June 22, 2022

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