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Reserved Zone Program 8 days / 7 nights Program – Manu National Park
The Manu National Park, located in the southeastern part of Peru (between the Cusco and Madre de Dios regions) Is one of the largest tropical parks in South America. The park extends from the highlands to the jungle.
It covers 2 million hectares (4.5 million acres), and the territory is rich in flora and fauna with a huge variety of habitats including the high Andes, the cloud forests, and the lowland tropical rain forests.
Here we can observe the Giant Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), the Black Caiman (Melanosuchus Niger), the majestic Jaguar (Panther a onca), the strange Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris), the Ocelot (Felis pardalis), as well as, 13 different species of primates, and an estimated one thousand species of birds including seven species of Macaws.
At the same time,10% of the world's vascular plant species, including several species of figs and palms, and countless species of medicinal plants, which are currently being catalogued by scientists, grow in Manu National Park.
A single hectare of forest in Manu can hold up to 220 species of trees, while a hectare of temperate forest in Europe or NorthAmerica may only hold 20 tree species. Manu National Park may be the most biologically diverse and protected park on the planet.
DAY 01: CUSCO- SAN PEDRO LODGE
Here, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and Makes an ideal habitat for epiphytic plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is home of the Cock of the Rock, Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens.
DAY 02: SAN PEDRO LODGE- ERIC LODGE.
Today we wake up very early to observe the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola Peruviana), Peru’s national bird from a platform. The male birds are vibrant reddish Orange, and as many as several dozen come together for an exhibition of a mating Ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females.
The interesting trail system that this transitional area between high and low jungle.
*1 Free Option: Here in Pilcopata town we will make the final settings for a 1 ½ river Rafting (class I and II) trip down the Koshñipata River where we will have the Opportunity for a dip and of course enjoys the spectacular view of the Koñeq Canyon.
DAY 03: ERIC LODGE – BOCA MANU VILLAGE.
Boca Manu’s village is situated a short distance from the confluence of the Manu River with the Alto Madre de Dios River place where you can buy your last fresh supplies and cold Drinks before setting off again in the canoe toward Boca Lodge where we will spend the Night.
*3 Free Option: Canopy zip down: At Eric Lodge, our guests traverse from tree to Tree and platform to platform using pulleys on horizontal traverse cables zip lines), as They sail through the treetops of the tropical rainforest canopy, and over the trails far Below. Expert guides assist you in this exciting journey through the different layers of The rain forests and explain what’s going on around you from the time you leave the Ground, until you rappel back down to the forest floor.
DAY 04: BOCA MANU VILLAGE- SAN SALVADOR LAKE
This canoe ride gives us the opportunity to observe the immensity of the rainforest. We arrive early in the afternoon and have lunch before setting off on a jungle trail although at this time of day mammals and birds are not as active as in the early morning, we will concentrate on the forest itself and discuss general rain forest
DAY 05: SAN SALVADOR LAKE- OTORONGO LAKE- SAN SALVADOR LAKE.
We explore Salvador Lake by paddling quietly along on a catamaran, giving us the opportunity to observe unique species of birds, monkeys, caimans and with luck the Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis).
Return to the safari campsite.
DAY 06: SAN SALVADOR LAKE- BOCA MANU LODGE
From here we descend the Madre de Dios River arriving Boca Lodge and spend one more night in this magical Amazon jungle. Possibility to do a short night walk through the forest to observe American bullfrogs, horned frogs, tree frogs and an incredible variety of colorful insects.
DAY 07: BOCA MANU LODGE- ERIC LODGE
DAY 08: ERIC LODGE - CUSCO
END OF OUR SERVICES.
IMPORTANT: In order to meet with group and guide, receive last recommendations and answer questions; briefing one day prior to departure at 7:00pm. at the agency.
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