THE CHUNCHO TOUR

 THE CHUNCHO TOUR (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)

NATURE & CULTURE

MANU, ANDES, CLOUD FOREST & RAINFOREST B/B

Country:             Peru                                      
Category:           Easy
Season:              All year around (fixed departures Min. 04 passengers)
Transportation:    Bus, boat and airplane (optional)        
Accommodation:  Camping and lodge
Highlights:  Hike in Cloud &Tropical Pristine Rainforest. Watch flora and fauna, the Cock of the rock. Visit the Matshiguenka native community. Remote hot springs, parrots clay lick.

DAY1.- CUSCO ANDES – PILCOPATA VILLAGE LODGE

Departing from Cusco early in the morning, we will pass through the pre-Inca tombs of Ninamarca, the colonial town of Paucartambo known as the region’s folklore center. The next stop is Acjanacu (3,530m/11,870ft) which is the entrance to the Manu Biosphere, where we will see the Amazon Basin. After that, we’ll descend through   different   ecological zones such as the Puna, the Dwarf Forest, and then down into the lush Cloud Forest. Along the way we may see native flora and fauna such as butterflies, giant tree ferns and orchids, monkeys, birds such as toucans, tanagers, etc. The Cloud Forest is home of Peru’s National bird which is the “Cock of the Rock” (Rupicola peruviana), and also the spectacled bear (tremarctus ornatus) -the only bear found in South America. We spend the night at a comfortable Lodge.  (L,D)   

DAY 2.- PILCOPATA TOWN – RAINFOREST ATALAYA PORT - LODGE

We take a 45 Min. ride to Atalaya (500m rainforest) where we will board our motorized canoe that will take us to our lodge (40min. downstream) situated on the banks of the mighty Alto Madre de Dios River. Here we will spend the day exploring the surrounding area and the very interesting trails that make up an amazing ecosystem. In a nearby little oxbow lake and mysterious swamp we have the opportunity to see the enigmatic prehistoric Hoatzin bird, and also some Caimans, Capibaras, Squirrel monkeys, and other species of birds. After dinner, we will hear the sounds of the Amazon at night, especially from vocal the Night Monkey (Aotus trivirgatus), but also from the Kalinowski rodent, frogs, Great Potoos and the Pigmy Owl among many other nightly inhabitants we encounter during a night walk. (B,L,D)   

DAY 03. – LODGE – HOT SPRINGS – MATSHIGUENKA COMMUNITY

Very early in the morning we begin by sailing 15 minutes down the river to observe a parrot clay lick (collpa); this is a rich deposit of natural minerals and clay in the wall of the river. Here we can observe different species of Parrots, parakeets and Macaws giving us an impressive show of color and sound. After breakfast, and this unforgettable bird performance, we will continue downstream toward the native community of Shipetiari (Matshiguenka Tribe). On this tour we may see a variety of birds as well as some mammals along the riverside, and we will also enjoy the natural hot Springs. The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring the Matshiguenka community and sharing in their activities. At night we will have the opportunity for a walk where with luck we will see night birds and also to hear spectacular sounds. We spend the night on platform huts (B,L,D)

DAY 04. – MATSHIGUENKA COMMUNITY – PILCOPATA TOWN, LODGE

On our fourth day, we will do a nature walk and then our boat will take us to Port Atalaya where the bus will be waiting for us. We will travel to our welcoming lodge in Pilcopata where we will spend our last night. (B,L,D)

DAY 05. –  PILCOPATA TOWN - CUSCO

After breakfast our bus will take us back to Cusco, arriving in the afternoon. (B,L)

End of our service.

Services Included:

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • 3 nights in Lodge, one night on platform
  • In case we do Camping, we include cooking gear (tents with mosquito net, mattress.)
  • Private bus transportation & Motorized boats with cushioned seats, life jackets and roofs
  • Entrance fees to Manu National Park
  • All meals indicated on the itinerary: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner (soup, main dish and dessert), Snacks, BL=box lunch. No additional cost for vegetarians
  • Natural mineral water from Cusco
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Specialized books are available during the trip.

Services Not Included:

  • Personal equipment, medicines and items of a personal nature: gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Sleeping bag, in case we do night of camping (OPTIONAL).

What do you need to bring?:

  • Flashlight
  • Rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • Daypack
  • Binoculars
  • One bottle of water for the first day
  • Warm jacket
  • Long- sleeve cotton shirts
  • Hiking shorts
  • Headgear
  • Swimsuit/sport Sandals
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Pocket Knife
  • Camera and film (ASA 200/400)

IMPORTANT:

    You must be in good health to do this trip

    ENJOY THE NATURE AND RESPECT IT IN A SAFE WAY

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