The Bio Trip Manu
The Photo Safari from the Andes to the Amazon (6 Days / 5 Nights)
This journey combines a spectacular descent through mountainous cloud forest from Andes to Amazon, with lodge visits in the cloud forest and along the wild Alto Madre de Dios River, culminating in a lowland rainforest experience amidst the comfortable yet wildlife-rich surroundings of the famous Manu Wildlife Center.
Our overland route crosses an extraordinary range of life zones from highlands to lowlands, taking us through an array of ecosystems found nowhere else on the planet in such close proximity. We see high altitude farming valleys and traverse stark highland puna, plunge through layers of grassland, elfin forest, layers of lush, ever-changing cloud forest, and then lowland tropical valleys where farmers cultivate coca and exotic fruits. All the way we traverse the habitat of innumerable bird species. Then our journey winds its way by river through lowland rainforest, pausing for a rewarding visit to an upriver lodge, and then downriver to the Amazon’s finest rainforest lodge, Manu Wildlife Center.
Tapirs are nightly visitors to the lodge’s mud wallow, and each morning the nearby Macaw clay lick project teems with macaws. The network trails, tower for forest canopy viewing and two adjacent pristine lakes round out the perfect rainforest experience. After a journey by boat and van we will return to Cusco or Lima aboard in a commercial flight from Puerto Maldonado
Fixed Departure - Saturday from March to December (Minimum 2 persons)
Trip begins in Cusco hotel and ends in Puerto Maldonado airport
Our trip includes:
Land tranbsport from Cusco to Cock of the Rock Lodge and then to Atalaya
Accommodation in the following lodges
1 night Cock of the Rock Lodge
1 night Amazonia or Pantiacolla Lodge
3 nights Manu Wildlife Center
Meals during the trip (begining with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8
Our trip does not include:
Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone call, tips, etc.
Extras not mentioned in itinerary