DETAILED ITINERARY - MANU PARK LODGE
Ayahuasca Amazon Wild 5days:
Tours Day 1:
Cusco Ninamarca to Pilcopata Lodge Manu Park
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) from 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 to be the entrance to Manu National Park. Then we get to the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl). 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-coloured 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 we will pass then night in Pilcopata Lodge. We can refresh ourselves there with a shower and after that, we will be served dinner before we go to bed.
Optional activity: night walk in the Amazon Wild .
Tours Day 2:
Pilcopa to Rainforest Lodge to Amazon Wild Manu Jungle Expeditions
After breakfast, we will to visit native wacaria family where we know all their customs as their typical attire and their arrows of proper sizes that they use for hunt animals after that we continue our journey by private car (one and a half hours) towards Port Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we will board a motorized boat to navigate for about half an houron the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riverbanks, we will have a great opportunity to observe river wildlife, such as many birds, turtles, and sunbathing lizards. In the afternoon, we will reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we will 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 Peruvian Amazon
Tours Day 3:
Ayahuasca Amazon Wild Rainforest Lodge – Machuwasi Lake
We will wake up very early today to board a motor boat and travel for 10 minutes to visit a clay-lick of parrots, budgerigars and aras (guacamayo), which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we will return to the lodge to have breakfast. Afterwards, we will go for a walk along jungle´s paths to observe the great diversity of flora & fauna, such as monkeys, birds, medicinal plants used by local people to heal various sicknesses, etc. For lunch, we will go back to the lodge. In the afternoon, we will visit Machuwasi Lake to explore in “remos” (hollowed tree trunks used by natives of the area). This is a perfect way to view a great diversity of local animal species, such as a prehistoric bird called hoatzin, caimans, capybaras, or Tocon monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe). Later on, we will return to our lodge.
today we prepare to take Ayahuasca with our jungle shaman
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.
Tours Day 4:
Manu Jungle Aguas Calientes – Machuwasi Lake – Rainforest Lodge
Today we will take our breakfast ,we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes ( hot spring ), where you can bath in the natural hot springs. During the boat trip we will see many different kinds of animals, especially birds, and a beautiful landscape if we are lucky, we can also spot some big mammals like capybaras, tapirs, anteaters, monkeys after that we visit the community of shintuya will share their customs as the typical drink called el (mazato) and its typical dishes etc. will practice fishing later after our lunch we will take our boat upriver to our rainforest lodge
Optional: night boat ride for a “caimaneada” (caiman watching)
Tours Day 5:
Amazon Wild – Rainforest Lodge to Port Atalaya to Cusco
Today, we will have another opportunity to go to the parrot clay-lick to view parrots, budgerigars and guacamayos eating clay, which is very important to their digestion. If we are lucky, we can also spot some big mammals like capybaras, tapirs, anteaters, monkeys,
After breakfast, we will board our motorized boat to start our return trip. Our first stop will be in the Port Atalaya, where our private vehicle will await us to take us back to Cusco, where we will arrive between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever and bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
End of the services of Manu Park Lodge - Ayahuasca Amazon Wild 5days