DETAILED ITINERARY - MANU PARK LODGE
Ayahuasca Amazon Nature 4days:
DAY TOUR 1:
Travel Cloud Forest Pilcopata Lodge to Amazon Nature
We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventure! First, we are taken by private transportation to a place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and a beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Later, we ascend to Acjanaco Pass (3,550 masl), considered an entrance to Manu National Park, and then we will arrive at the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl) to watch one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the edge of the Manu Jungle, passing first an elfin forest and then a cloud forest where we can view the cock of the rock (the Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly-colored quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatchers, and woolly monkeys. In terms of flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we will arrive in Pilcopata (700 masl) where our first lodge – Tikari Lodge – is located. We can refresh ourselves there with a shower and, after that, we will be served dinner before we go to bed.
DAY TOUR 2:
Travel Atalaya Port to Rainforest Lodge – Amazon Nature
After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and a half hours) towards Port Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we board a motorized boat and continue for about half an hour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riverbanks, we will have great opportunities to observe the river wildlife, such as many birds, turtles and/or sunbathing lizards. In the afternoon, we will reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we will go to explore nearby paths where we can see a great diversity of species, such as tarantulas, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, exotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we will return to our lodge to spend the night.
Optional: night walk in the Manu Peruvian Jungle.
DAY TOUR 3:
Ayahuasca Amazon Nature to Rainforest Lodge – Machuwasi Lake
We wake up very early today after having nice dreams to explore a deeper part of the Peruvian jungle, getting to know its particular flora and fauna! This special place offers you an opportunity to view its endemic species hidden deep within Manu as well as medicinal plants used by local native people to heal various sicknesses!! If we are lucky, we can also spot big animals such as jaguars, pumas, wild boars, capybaras, anteaters, etc. After that, we will return to our lodge for lunch. Then, we have a short break to enjoy a refreshing bath in the river or to just relax in the lodge. In the afternoon, we will go to visit Machuwasi Lake to explore in “remos” (hollowed tree trunks used by natives of the area). This is a perfect way to observe the great diversity of local animal species, such as the prehistoric bird called hoatzin, some caimans, capybaras, or Tocon monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe). Later on, we will return to the lodge .
6: 00 pm you will have an orientation with our jungle shaman to
7:00 p.m. we will start the yahuasca session approximately until 2:00 p.m.
TOUR DAY 4:
Rainforest Lodge – Parrot Clay Lick Back to Atalaya and Cusco
After breakfast, we will board a motor boat and ride for 10 minutes to visit the parrot and macaw clay lick, which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to eat breakfast. Then we will re-board our boat to start our return trip. Our first stop will be in Port Atalaya, where our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive between 7 and 7:30 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
End of the services of Manu Park Lodge - Ayahuasca Amazon Nature 4days