THE CHUNCHO TOUR

 THE CHUNCHO TOUR (6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)

MACAW LICK
MANU ANDES, CLOUD FOREST & RAINFOREST

Country:            Peru                                       
Category:          Easy
Season:             All year around (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 theMatshiguenka Native community. Paddle in an Oxbow lake. Remote hot springs. Macaw clay lick.

DAY1.- CUSCO ANDES – PILCOPATA VILLAGE, LODGE

Departing from Cusco in the early 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, 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 02. –  PILCOPATA LODGE – BOCAMANU TOWN, 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. –  BOCA MANU – PRIVATE RESERVE BLANQUILLO, LODGE

We will travel by boat for 3 hours, navigating downstream to the private Reserve of Blanquillo, where there will be the possibility for a hike before lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring an oxbow lake and the surroundings areas. With the help of a Catamaran we will quietly visit the lake observing the huge biodiversity that is concentrated within this Ecosystem, such as the black Caiman, white Caiman, a group of Giant Otters and birds associated with the lakes. On our return to the lodge, we have the opportunity for a night walk, where with luck we will see nocturnal birds such as the sand-colored night hawk and also hear the spectacular sounds of the forest. (B,L,D)

DAY 04. – LODGE – MACAW CLAY LICK - CAMPING

Before breakfast, we will go down river to a floating camouflaged platform positioned to 90m/300ft of distance from the clay lick (Collpa), a rich deposit of natural minerals and clay on the wall of the river. From here, we can observe different species of Parrots and also the Macaws giving us an impressive show of color and sound. After breakfast and this unforgettable bird performance, we will continue up the Madre de Dios River towards the landing spot in Boca Manu where we will say goodbye to fellow visitors that chose the option of returning to Cusco by plane. The rest of the group continues their trip along the River Alto Madre de Dios to our campsite on the Alto Madre de Dios riverside. (B,LD)

DAY 05. – CAMPING – PILCOPATA TOWN, LODGE

Our boat will takes us to Port Atalaya where the bus will be waiting for us. We will travel to our comfortable welcoming lodge in Pilcopata where we will spend our last night. (B,L,D)

DAY 06. – PILCOPATA - CUSCO

In the morning of our final day, we will have the last opportunity to see the Cock of the Rock. 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
  • 4 nights in Lodge, one night  camping
  • All Camping and cooking gear (tents with mosquito net, mattress, etc)
  • 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
  • First-aid kit
  • Specialized books are available during the trip.

Serivices not Inlcluded:

  •  Excess baggage charges in the plane. Maximum 10 kg per person
  • Personal equipment, medicines and items of a personal nature: gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls, etc.

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)
  • Sleeping Bag

IMPORTANT:

  • You must be in good healthy to do this trip
  • ENJOY THE NATURE AND RESPECT IT IN A SAFE WAY

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