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MANU NATIONAL PARK 5 DAYS – AMAZON TOUR

AMAZON TOUR

Amazon – Manu National Park Tour 5D/4N

5D FROM $1,175 PP

Trip Type

Nature

Service Of Level

  • Group Service

    Visitors to Peru should be in good physical shape and feel comfortable walking, for long periods of time. Daily activities include City tours around sites such as historic ruins; visits from buses that may last up until nightfall when they’ll stop at either an outdoor market town before continuing on foot back home again (or vice versa) – Tour Leaders Peru

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Activity Of Level

  • Light-Moderate

    Inca Trail tours demand a lot of physical activity and adequate preparation and very good physical condition are required. These tours are usually hikes that go from 3 days to 7 days, where you walk every day for between 6 and 7 hours which is done for more than 1000 meters and likewise descends hundreds of meters by very steep steps.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Situated in southeastern Peru, Manu National Park 4 Days 3 Nights envelops the Andes mountain range, as well as the cloud forests and lowland jungle.
  • This area is home to many different kinds of birds, including macaws, which feed on clay deposits.
  • The boats cruise down the Manu River and through the lush Amazon rainforest, where you might spot jaguars, turtles, capybaras, giant otters black caimans, or spider monkeys.

      ITINERARY

      This trip will take you on a journey of flavors as you travel the road from Cusco down to the Amazon basin. You will try local produce and learn to cook some of the traditional meals from the locals themselves all done in the setting of a beautiful lodge deep in the forest. This cooking tour will enhance your experience and understanding of the rainforest the things that grow there and the people who live there making your Amazon experience even more rewarding.

      Availability: Shared departures twice monthly (April –Nov) on Mondays – see crees-manu.org for dates/ Private tours daily.

      PLEASE NOTE This itinerary only goes to the Manu Biosphere Reserve. For entrance to the National Park please see our longer itineraries; Manu Explorer, Wildlife Uncovered, Amazon Birder.

      Day 1: Cusco – Manu Cloud Forest

      Depart Cusco after an early breakfast and begin the fabulous journey that will take you from the high Andes, with spectacular views of the sacred valley, right down into the cloud forest. Arrive at Paucartambo, the center of ancient trading routes of the Incas, and stop for a light refreshment. Here you will have the chance to experience some local culture, traditional dances, and celebrations as well as learn about the Andean communities’ use of biodiversity within the forest.

      Continue your journey towards one of the highest points of the day at Acjanaco (3,500 m), a park rangers’ station, and the entrance to Manu National Park. If weather conditions permit, you may have the chance of seeing the spectacular views of Peru’s largest National Park. Amidst the clouds, travel on towards San Pedro, where you will have lunch. Take in the dramatic changes of the landscape as you go until you reach the lodge in the afternoon, about 3 pm, for your overnight stay.

      Lodging: Cock of the Rock Lodge, Paradise Lodge, or Wayquecha Biological Station.
      Meals: Lunch & Dinner.

      Day 2: Manu Cloud forest – Manu Learning Centre

      In the early morning, the start takes you out into the cloud forest to see one of its main attractions, the Cock of The Rock bird, the national bird of Peru. Watch their dance spectacle right in front of you, an incredible sight! After a hearty breakfast at the lodge begin the journey down by road further into the cloud forest. The journey will be full of the sights and sounds of the forest, monkeys, and some of the richest varieties of birds on earth as well as the spectacled bear. You will visit a coca plantation where you will learn about the uses of the coca leaves and their medicinal properties. After a short stop at Pillcopata, you will head on to the port town of Atalaya and board a motorized canoe.

      A one-hour ride to the Manu Learning Centre gives you your first impression of the meandering Amazonian river, the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the most southern tributaries of the legendary Amazonas River. On arrival, you will be shown around the lodge before lunch. In the afternoon, explore the local trail system with your naturalist guides, before relaxing at the lodge to the sounds of the forest. During your stay at this beautiful lodge, guests can learn about the human history of Manu and the challenges of conserving this beautiful and fragile environment by talking to guides and researchers on-site. In the evening you will learn how to make one of the region’s typical cocktails the Cocona Sour a variation of the traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour. The Cocona fruit is very well known for being an excellent source of iron and vitamin C and is often given to those suffering from diabetes or those with high cholesterol. Having given your hand at making this typical Amazon drink sit back and relax watching the sunset on the river below reflecting on the day’s activities. Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

      Day 3: Manu Learning Centre

      One of the most interesting activities at the Manu Learning Centre is the monitoring of the clay lick or Collpa where, among others, the endangered Blue-headed Macaw is observed and studied. Join the scientists and researchers on an early morning boat trip to the hide, five minutes upriver, to observe the activity of macaws, parrots, and parakeets.

      As day breaks and the sun rises you will be able to see the magical colors of the birds as they flock together on the walls of the clay lick. On your way back for breakfast, head into the forest and visit a bio-garden; part of the center’s sustainable project which also supplies the food to the lodge’s kitchen.

      From here head through multiple forest types, running into squirrel monkeys hummingbirds, and razor-billed curassows, an incredible experience. After a morning of activities in the forest come back to the lodge to start the preparation of one of the classic Amazonian dishes “Juane”. This is a dish made from rice and chicken some of the staples in the local diet are cooked together with a mix of herbs and spices locally sourced, such as yuca, fresh coriander.

      All of this is then served wrapped up and served in a banana leaf. After a wonderful lunch spends the afternoon at your own leisure or head out with one of the specialist guides to explore the 25km of rainforest trails.

      After dinner, that evening talks to the scientists working on the reserve to help put into context the work we do at Crees on sustainability and conservation and learn more about the ongoing work the foundation does to help preserve the region. There is also always the possibility to head out on a night walk to spot all the nocturnal species.

      Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

      Day 4: Manu Learning Centre – Shintuya Community Hot Springs

      Today take a boat trip for two hours to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, the land of the native community of Shintuya. The community is home to one of the region’s first missions and has a mixed population of indigenous Harakumbut and immigrants from the Andes.

      Take a dip in the hot springs and enjoy their medicinal qualities as you relax in the warm water. Learn more about the local community and how people here live here. Have a picnic lunch before returning to the lodge for sunset and more wildlife spotting on the return boat journey.

      After a wonderful day exploring more of Manu return to the lodge where you will help to prepare a barbecue of locally sourced fish – clean them and stuff them with vegetables and herbs before wrapping them in a banana leaf to cook them on the barbecue. While they are cooking perhaps take the chance to visit the medicinal plant garden to hear about its local
      legends and see the beautiful orchid garden, home to some of the smallest orchids in the world.

      Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

      Day 5: Manu Learning Centre – Cusco

      After breakfast, prepare for departure. Take the boat back to the port town of Atalaya where you will board your
      transport to take you back to Cusco. The landscape will change dramatically as you climb up into the cloud forest
      towards the Andes and then down to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your hotel by your guide to bring your trip
      to an end but you will take with you a wonderful experience of Manu. You will arrive back at your hotel in time for dinner
      at about 7 pm.

      Lodging: Not Included.
      Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

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      OTHER PERU TTOURS

      How Many Days Do You Need in Order to Hike In Peru

      The Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular combined routes. Each route varies in length from one to fourteen days, depending on the demand and availability of lodging along the way. All four journeys are one-way trips. You will generally travel back to Cusco using a combination of public and private transportation, depending on which tour company you use to make your trip reservations.

      The One-Day Inca Trail Hike (1-day trek)

      You can see Machu Picchu in one day if you’re short on time (but be prepared to wake up early!). You’ll take the train from Cusco to Kilometer 104, which is a location on the trail. Then, you’ll hike around 15 kilometers (9 miles) through the Sun Gate until you reach the Machu Picchu sanctuary. This option is great if you want to view Machu Picchu and experience a small section of the Inca Trail trek all at once.

      The Lares Trek (3-day trek)

      The Lares Trek, also known as the cultural alternative to the Inca Trail, is a three-day journey into the historical weaver communities on the eastern slopes of Machu Picchu. But don’t expect it to be a trip to the museum.

      To glimpse into time-honored villages, you must earn access by obtaining passes that soar to over 15,000 feet and zigzag across Pumahuanca’s peak. On day four of your Lares trek, you may add another stop at Machu Picchu ruins.

      Vilcabamba Traverse Route (1 – 2 week trek)

      The trek to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. At 65 kilometers long, this is regarded as one of the most difficult ways to see Machu Picchu. The route starts in Cachora and winds a mile-deep canyon to Choquequirao, or “Cradle of Gold.” The Vilcabamba Trail follows the same route that Hiram Bingham took when he rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, albeit via more isolated towns.

      The Salkantay Route (1 – 2 week trek)

      The Salkantay Trek is the only Inca Trail option that lets you sleep in a comfy bed and take a hot shower at the end of every day’s hike! Though it still requires reasonably fit participants, The Lodge Trek runs along the Salkantay Trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range but permits nightly rest at fully serviced lodges placed along the route. Machu Picchu is reached by following the trail to an elevation of 15,000 feet.

      The Classic Inca Trail Route (3 – 5 day trek)

      The Classic Inca Trail Hike is the most popular trek of the four alternatives described in this piece. It begins at kilometer 82 along the route, at the village of Piscacucho. The first day is a moderate hike through the Andean foothills, crossing the Urubamba River and arriving at your campsite in Huayllabamba. On the second day, you’ll ascend what’s known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” which is the highest point of the Inca Trail Elevation at 4200 meters (13,776 feet). After that, it’s all downhill to the Pacaymayo River campsite.

      PERU TOUR WHAT TO EXPECT?

      Touring in Peru is perfect for those who want a light/moderate/challenging adventure and like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be walking for long periods of time, walking on unstable ground, and going upstairs without any handrails. Make the most of your Inca Trail Trips in Peru.

      Suggestion

      It is suggested to have hiking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath as this tour generally cover heights over 13,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures.

      During the Sacred Valley Tour, you will explore various areas including Chinchero, This is a trip preparation for the extended Hiking Tour to Machu Pichu. (acclimatization)

      Cusco City

      Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.

      Accommodations

      If You Are Booking Peru Adventure Tour Packages include a stay in wonderful accommodations that have been chosen for their excellent quality, location, and personality. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions! Contact US

      Our Private Team

      Throughout the Hike or Tour, you will be accompanied by a top private Tour Leader. You will also meet local experts as detailed in the itinerary you are in Good Hands

      Transportation

      We have all of the transportation you need in Peru taken care of, as specified by your itinerary. If you want to go see something that’s not already on the agenda while you’re here, just let us know. We will be more than happy to help recommend some options for getting there.

      PRIVATE TOURS

      With our all-inclusive private tours, you get to design your dream Peru trip – pick your departure date and we’ll do the rest. Explore 11 days Peru Tour Package

      These specially crafted itineraries include guided excursions, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters Amazon Tours, and luxurious accommodations so that you can make the most of your time abroad.

      If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than our Peru luxury tour packages by BLISSFUL TRAVEL ESCAPES LUXURY TOURS.

      From Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley, our expert guides will show you the best that Peru has to offer. Contact us today to start planning your dream Peru vacation!

      TRAVEL INSURANCE

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      HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

      Please click the “Learn More” button below for information about our new health and safety protocols—including what will be required of you and what you can expect from us on your trip. Please review these new protocols before your departure so you understand our policies. This includes information about personal health and hygiene and new measures we have put in place for physical distancing, face coverings, cleaning, and more.
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      • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru. We never share you with other tour operators.
      • Pick up from Airport and Hotels
      • Entrance Tickets ( All Archeological Sites )
      • Train Tickets - Apply For Machu Picchu Tours
      • Private Tour Guide
      • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco and Aguas Calientes while you are visiting Machu Picchu.
      • Private transportation
      • Comfortable and Panoramic Train back to Cusco from Aguas Calientes.
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      PRICE PP 449,00 - 2+ Person

      Price

      From: $ 1175 per person

      $1175.00 per person (minimum of 2 people to book tour)
      Includes Logging accommodation
      Please see below for Inclusions

      Tour Leaders Peru truly cares about its Customers, Staff, and our Environment. We are Eco-friendly.

      100% WE COVERED MANU TOURS

      • Pre-departure briefing at 5 to7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
      • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco
      • Private transportation (Start of our trek or Tours).
      • Full meals + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
      • Permit and fees
      • Excellent experienced top tour guides
      • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
      • Private Tourism Bus Round Trip.
      • Bilingual Native Tour Guide with Telescope and Binocular.
      • Private boat with an Efficient team of motorists and security.
      • First aid kit including anti-venom for snake bite.
      • 03 meals per day semi-buffet, vegetarian, vegan optional, and snacks.
      • Comfortable Eco lodge with private rooms, towels, mosquito net, showers, and toilets.
      • Excellent chef service.
      • Free tea, coffee, and popcorn auto service.
      • Radio communication service during the whole Trip.
      • Mineral water.
      • Entrance fee to Manu National Park.

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      Not Included

      • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office) No applicable
      • Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
      • Tips for the trekking crew, Tour Guide, at your discretion.
      • Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
      • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
      • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

      INCA TRAIL PACKING LIST

      This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru

      *Be sure to check what you need before leaving on a day tour by using this Peru checklist.

      CLOTHING:

      1st Layer:

      • Underwear
      • Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
      • Thermal form-fitting pants

      2nd Layer:

      • Polar Fleece
      • Trekking pants
      • Thick socks

      3rd Layer:

      • Waterproof Jacket
      • Waterproof pants (optional)
      • Insulated Jacket
      • Scarf
      • Cold weather Hat
      • Gloves
      • Buff/ handkerchief
      • Sun hat

      TRAVEL ACCESSORIES:

      • Backpack 20-30 L
      • Waterproof cover for backpack
      • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
      • Sports shoes/ sandals for campsites
      • Camping pillow
      • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
      • Sturdy water bottle
      • Trekking poles
      • Headlamp
      • Plastic bags for wet items
      • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
      • Swimsuit/ towel
      • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
      • Sunscreen lip protector
      • Sunglasses
      • Insect repellent

      OTHER:

      • Personal Medications
      • Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
      • Camera/ Extra battery
      • Personal snacks
      • Hand warmers (optional)
      • Leisure book for evenings
      • Cash and small coins

      TRAVEL SMART WE HAVE ALL YOU NEED

      Items For Rent

      • Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
      • Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
      • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
      • Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
      • Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
      • Head Lamp $10
      • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day

      Read our Important information the booking process and confirmation

      General Information Trekking with Tour Leaders Peru Applicable from 2 to 7 days hike in Peru

      The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leaders may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.

      Specific Information About Ausangate Trek Rainbow Mountain T

      The Ausangate Trek is a high-altitude 70km hike in the Peruvian mountains near Cusco with an average altitude of over 4000m. Unlike most other hikes in the region, Ausangate is not about Inca ruins, it’s all about beautiful scenery; snow peaks, glaciers, colorful mountain lakes, and Rainbow mountains.

      -If you like beautiful nature, going off the beaten track and hiking this trek is for you.

      -Ausangate is one of the most challenging hikes around Cusco but at the same time one of the most rewarding in sense of scenery.

      -Any doubts about hiking Ausangate on your own, read this article. We hope it’ll help you decide whether to do an independent or guided trek.

      -For more info on all our favorite hikes in Peru, check out our blog!

      How To Book Inca Trail Hike

      A scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking an Inca Trail hike. This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit. Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket in our hands.

      If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail permit, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

      You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.

      If you booked an Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you. If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.
      Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike

      If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.

      This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Full service (Tourist Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

      INCA TRAIL HIKING TOUR FAQs

      Best time to visit Cusco Peru

      If you are in a rush and don’t have time to read on, we think the best time to visit the beautiful Cusco is late April or May once the dry season has started – the mountains are still lush and green, but the days are sunny and not too cold – April and May are some of my favorite times of the year in Cusco.

      What is special about Cusco, Peru?

      Being the capital city of the Incas, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located at 3400m /11155 feet When walking its streets, will be impossible not to appreciate the hand-made stone walls that decorate the city.

      What is the weather like in Cusco Peru?

      The climate in Cusco Peru is determined by the dry season and the wet season. As the name implies, the dry season in the Andes experiences the lowest average rainfall during the year. This is what makes it peak tourism season. Less rain makes it easier to travel in the mountains, both by vehicle and on foot.

      When does the rainy season in Cusco begin?

      Regularly, the rainy season in Cusco Peru starts in October and goes until March. January and February are when heavy rains hit the most, interrupting the transportation system. When heavy rains occur, it makes quite difficult to access some sites in the Sacred Valley because of damage to the roads. This is why going with a reputable local travel operator like Apus Peru can make your rainy-season travel easier and safer.

      Prices are based on two people sharing a room and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the Peru Tours. If you’re traveling alone, prices are available upon request but additional fees will apply. For groups larger than 8, please contact us as special pricing may be available for Family and Friend groups.

      Depending on the date, international and local holidays as well as festivals may result in a surcharge. All prices are subject to change and will be quoted in U.S. dollars. For more information, please consult the terms and conditions for this trip.”

      SEASONALITY

      This Hiking Tour is available year-round. Please note the Inca Trail is closed in February.

        SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAY WITH HOTEL

        This itinerary is rated moderate hike. The trek starts at 2100m (KM 104) and climbs to 2700m (Wiñay Wayna) before descending to 2400m (Machu Picchu). Since the trek is carried out at a much lower altitude than the Short 2 day Inca Trail trek you do not need to worry about acclimatization.

        CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

        Hikers ascend two mountain passes over 13,000 feet Dead Woman Pass (3,962 meters) and then drop down to where Machu Picchu sits at 7,982 feet (2,430 meters). There are other route options, but the Inca Trail is the most classic.

        SALKANTAY & INCA TRAIL 7 DAYS

        Total distance: 46.7 miles/75km
        Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
        Good for Hikers
        Difficulty: Quite Challenging
        Inca Trail: Permit Require

        LARES TREK & INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

        Total distance: 29,3miles/47km
        Elevation: 4,700m/15,419ft
        Good for Hikers
        Difficulty: Quite Challenging
        Inca Trail: Permit Require