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Price Information

US$ 1,390.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

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Overview

OUR TRIP... Visit Huacarpay lake to observe andean birds, stop at Ninamarca pre-inca ruins, visit the LEK to see the Cock of the Rocks "Gallito de las Rocas", Tours run only by experienced Naturalists jungle Guides, Comfortable lodges every night with mosquitoes net, 3 Nights in the Manu Reserve Zone in our Capybara SAS Tented Platforms, the best location to see 6 types of monkeys in the whole Park, and near to Salvador Lake to spot Giant otters, a chance to visit a Piranha Lake and visit the locals of Diamante and Matchigenka. Entrance fees to Manu National Park included. Variety and Excellent Peruvian Gourmet meals. By private Bus, Private Boat and private Bus return....

Is it for me?

Not only for nature lovers, biologists, birdwatchers, or photographers Manu is simply for everybody... who want a tour of a lifetime.

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Difficulty

Non difficulties at all when you will integrate and mix up for few days into the nature and one of the few pristines cloud forest and jungle of Manu Park, after we start our expedition you will have several stops en-route to enjoy the highights of our top tour guides, to see migratory birds, small traditional towns that will resemble how Cusco was in their 1920s,
After a comfortable journey to Paucartambo the legendary traditional colonial town with music and dances, few more hours driving to San Pedro. From Atalaya we have a comfortable 55hp motor boat to discover the entire Reserve of Manu, don`t forget a good binoculars to observe the small fraylecillo monkey.

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Briefing

Pre-departure briefing the night before of your trip at your hotel at 7.00 pm with your tour guide.

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MANU -Macaw Explorers 8 Day/ 7 Night (Reserved Zone & Biosphere Reserve)

Last Minute Information

  • FIXED DEPARTURES DATES ON: Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday
  • 4 PERSON MINIMUM REQUIRED.- Please see our listed FIXED DEPARTURES on AVAILABILITY and BOOKING page. (we guarantee a group rate for min 4 ppl group.)
  • IF YOU ARE A GROUP of 4 person or more and your interested departure date is not indicated in our departures page then you can choose your departure date.
  • IF YOUR INTERESTED departure date is not listed in our page we can open a new group departures and we will try to get 2 more person to validate a group rate. (WE RECOMMEND TO BOOK in advance so we will have the chance to build up a small group and the price will be a group rate.) If we don´t find other interested people we won´t cancel your trip though it will be offered in a private trip with an additional fee. (with 2 participants this trip is operated as a private tour with a private transportation, private motor boat, a naturalist guide, an expert cook.
  • The group price of this tour is US$ 1,390.00 per person. (4 ppl minimum required). it is with a minimum of 4 people. If only 2 people booking for the Manu tour an additional US$ 600.00 per person is required to allow us the operation of this tour with only 2 people as a private service.
  • How to Book.- Select your preferred departure date (Leaving Date) on the Calendar (at the left side) Fill in out with your details and group details as is requested, once you have finalized booking online you will receive a reservation code to Pay a booking deposit on Step 3. Or follow instructions below in Booking Information.

Special Offer

15% DISCOUNT in our Hotel Marqueses in Cusco + Free pick up from airport at your arrival. or FREE Sacred Valley guided tour at any date.- We depart early by 08:30 am so we can evoid the crowds at the entrances of the Inca sites as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. Our groups are always with less people than other operators so you will have a personalized service of our excellent expert guides, enjoy magnificent Inca town of Pisac and the traditional market, see the Urubamba Valley, Yucay, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and returning late afternoon to Cusco by 06.20 pm (entrance fee of 70 Soles and lunch are not included) This is a highly recommended tour once you are in Cusco.

MANU... quite possibly the only accessible piece of virgin rainforest left in the world, Manu is located in a beautiful and entirely unspoiled corner of south eastern Peru. The area of the park encompasses parts of the Andean department of Cusco and the jungle department of Madre de Dios jungle. Manu protects 18,811 sq km of territory rich in flora and fauna species in a variety of habitats including high Andes, cloud forests, and lowland tropical rain forests. This natural paradise is officially recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. In 1977 they designated Manu as a World Biosphere Reserve because it contains the best existing example of bio-diversity in protected areas of rain forest, as well as endemic areas of cloud forest. Manu is internationally acclaimed as one of the most biodiverse areas on earth.
The majority of forests in the world have been altered by humans. Fortunately, Manu has remained intact and untouched by civilization. It is therefore possible to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats, including: Giant Otters, Black Caiman, the majestic Jaguar, the strange Spectacled Bear, the Tapir, the Ocelot, 13 species of monkey, and an estimated one thousand species of bird. Manu also contains 10% of the world's vascular plant species, including several species of figs and palms, as well as countless species of medicinal plants that scientists are currently cataloguing. A single hectare of forest in Manu can have up to 220 species of trees, while a hectare of temperate forest in Europe or North America may only have 20 tree species.
Apart from the wildlife, the journey into the park itself is spectacular. Access to the entrance of the Manu Reserved Zone is normally by road from Cusco, a 2 day trip carrying you over the Andes at 4000m, past Inca ruins and down through cloud forest on the eastern side of the Andes into lush lowland rainforest. Roads remain largely unpaved and wind their way along precarious tracks cut into the mountain side and overlooking deep gorges. The trip is an adventure in itself.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: CUSCO – PILLCOPATA

Early at 05:45 am pick up from your hotels in Cusco, first part of our excursion will take us through the majestic Andean mountains, after an 45 minutes we will find Huacarpay lake, a high Andean Lagoon that boasts heaps of flora and fauna typical of the Andean mountains a paradise to see birds. Afterwards we will arrive to Huancarani which contains the funeral towers of Ninamarca, a cemetery of the Lupaca Pre –Inca Culture, then we will reach Paucartambo, the famous traditional and folkloric town. At mid-day we will arrive at the entrance of Manu National Park and access to one of the most protected natural areas in South America. We will continue on our bus down a dirt road and on through the thick fog from which this section of the forest takes it name. Eventually we will arrive at the home of the exotic Peruvian National Bird, Gallito de las rocas, the “Cock of the Rocks”, to observe the social gathering that seems reminiscent of a large courtship. You will find that this is quite an amazing spectacle complete with an impressive array of sounds and colours that can only be found in the jungle. For our first night, we will stay in the BAMBU Lodge, where we will arrive at approx. 5:00 p.m

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BAMBU LODGE

Day 2: BAMBU LODGE – Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” River, BLACK SPIDER MONKEY LODGE

After breakfast we leave to Puerto Atalaya, on the way we will make a few stops to visit small native communities of Patria and Pillcopata. These communities are well-known to be producers of many varieties of jungle fruits even the famous Coca plant. Later, we will begin the boating portion of our journey in a river excursion on the Madre de Dios, or “Mother of God” River, one of the tributaries of the mighty Amazon River. During our day we will have the chance to observe many types of colorful birds such as parrots, macaws, oropendolas, vultures and others species. Hopefully, we will make some sightings of some jungle mammals such as monkeys or the famous capybaras (jungle rodents that are as much as 2.5 feet long Towards the late afternoon, we will arrive to our next sleeping destination, arriving approximately at 3:00 p.m. Here, we have showers and services available. (Walks at night optional)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BLACK SPIDER MONKEY LODGE

Day 3: Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick

At the crack of dawn we will go on an early morning trek through the jungle on our way to enjoy the one the Amazon Jungles most impressive spectacles, the amazing Blanquillo Macaw Clay Lick. This is where hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeet and Macaws congregate to “lick” the clay thereby receiving its nutrients. In the afternoon, we will explore the primary forest around our Lodge and in the evening we will spend the night at the tapir clay lick (it’s a place where the mammals congregate to eat minerals, according with some biologist in Manu, the toxins “poison produced within plants and seeds” ingested by mammals will be controlled by licking this clay rich in minerals and salts.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BLACK SPIDER MONKEY LODGE

Day 4: BLACK SPIDER MONKEY LODGE - CAPYBARA LODGE

We will go to one of the main areas of the Manu National Park, the Tourist Zone. For the next 5 to 6 hours, depending on the level of the water in the Manu River, we will sail up the robust river in our motor boat. Because of the lack of civilization in this part of the jungle it will make all that much easier for us to take notice of the rich wildlife to be found here. Animals such as Capybaras, Caymans, monkeys and with a little bit of luck, maybe we will be able to see the great, South American feline, the Jaguar, which may just resting in some place along the river. We will then arrive to our private area in the jungle, the Capybara Lodge where we will spend the 2 following nights. If there is sufficient time, we will hike a trail system nearby the camp site, your guide will offer you a full interpretation of the fauna and flora, the ecosystem, interaction and symbiosis in this fragile ecosystem of this complicated Tropical Amazonian forest. (Walks at night optional)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CAPYBARA LODGE

Day 5: Otorongo Lake

We will begin with an early morning visiting one of the biggest lake in the park the stunning Salvador Lake, which is the natural habitat for any countless number of local species. This is the jungle at its best, boasting such animals as the Black Cayman and the Giant River Otters, both of which are endangered and at risk of extinction. This is one of the only areas in the entire world where we may see one, not in captivity, but instead in its natural environment. During the evening, we will continue on to see another lake, this one equipped with a lookout tower alongside used for viewing the immense lake from a birds-eye-view. This will be a fantastic opportunity to soak up the amazing views of Otorongo Lake. Then we will return to Capybara Lodge for dinner and deserved resting. (Walks at night optional)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CAPYBARA LODGE

Day 6: Salvador Lake

Today we have one more opportunity to explore de forest around Salvador Lake or around the lodge; maybe we will even have a chance to see a group of Tamarine Monkeys, which are the smallest monkeys in the entire world. Be aware of surroundings, because they could sneak up right behind you! Later after lunch we will take the boat and travel for four hours down stream the Manu River to Boca Manu Lodge, on the way we might see some black caimans laying on the beach getting the sun heat, maybe we will be able to see the great, South American feline, the Jaguar, which may be just resting in the sun in some place along the river. At night, we will visit another system of trails with a completely different set of characteristics than the first one. Our guide will explain to us why and how locals are still using different plants of the jungle as traditional medicines and show us native plants from the area.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: BOCA MANU LODGE – BAMBU LODGE

Early in the morning, we will depart and move on in the direction of our last lodging Bamboo Lodge of the journey, In order to get there, we will travel for 6 hours with a stop in a beautiful place of hot spring, where we will spend some time to relax and swimming in the hot spring, from here it takes some more hours to get to Puerto Atalaya where we will take a car and drive for one hour an a half to Bamboo Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BAMBU LODGE

Day 8: BAMBU LODGE – CUSCO

If for any reason on first day we didn’t see the Gallito de las rocas, Andean Cock of the Rock, today we have one more chance to visit the Lek of the famous Peruvian National Bird Gallito de las rocas, and enjoy the amazing show. Then back to Cusco.

Breakfast, Lunch,

What is Included:

  • Expert naturalist guide (telescope binoculars and equipment)
  • Private vehicle from Cusco to Atalaya and Return Atalaya to Cusco.
  • Private boat from Atalaya - Lake Salvador - Boca Manu.
  • Entrance fees and Paper work for Manu -Reserved Zone.
  • Admission fee to the Cock of the rocks
  • Excursions at the trails at Salvador & Otorongo lakes
  • Catamaran, watching towers and trails system.
  • Accommodations in Lodges & Tented platforms (beds w mosquitoes nets)
  • Full Board Meals (8 breakfast, 8 lunches and 7 dinner)
  • Vegetarian option by request (Experienced cooks and staff)
  • Drinking bottle water provided
  • Bottled water for cooking and washing.
  • First Aid Kit, extractor for poison.
  • Manu birds and wildlife checking list.
  • Radio communication.

What is not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Macaw Clay Lick US$75 pp
  • Binocular
  • Money for extra soft drinks and beers
  • Personal items and medicines (gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Optional tips for the staff, tour guide, cook, motorists
  • Accommodation in Cusco not included.

We recommend that you bring

  • Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Sneakers (covered shoes) or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • A light hat and suntan lotion
  • Insect repellent is a must, preferably with deet
  • A small rucksack
  • A water bottle
  • Good binoculars
  • Flashlight or headlight
  • Pocket knife
  • Energy snacks will be very useful
  • Personal gear
  • Toiletries
  • Camera 400 exp film
  • Original passport
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Extra money, put your cloths in plastic bags.
  • Photography:
  • We recommend that you use film of 400 ASA or higher for the darker areas under the canopy. Normal 100 ASA can be used when out on the river or lakes
  • Protect your equipment against moisture with waterproof cases.

Booking Information

  • Select the month and date and click on the Calendar the Departure Date (Leaving Date) of your preference. Then fill out with your personal details and details of your group. (If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book and pay with one reservation Code.) But please complete details of your companion on lines below: Travelling with: (write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay your deposit online on Step 3 (pay for 2 or more person in your group with ONE reservation code, so we can guarantee all your permits, tickets for Machupicchu, train tickets and tour all together in a group.)
  • BOOKING DEPOSIT REQUIRED.- USD$ 500.00 per person.
  • 1.- Pay on Step 3 a booking deposit ONLINE with VISA or Mastercard.- US$ 525.00 per person. (US$ 500+5% card fee). Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%.
  • 2.- Pay on Step 3 a booking deposit with Paypal.- US$ 530.00 per person. (US$ 500+6% card fee. Payments by Paypal will carry a surcharge of 6%.
  • 3.- Pay a Booking Deposit with WESTERN UNION: US$ 500.00 per person through in order to Mr: Juan Carlos VALER SANGA (Peru). Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and reservas@sastravelperu.com OR pay into our Australia Bank (ask for details via email).
  • FINAL PAYMENT: We require a full payment of your tour transferring 1 month before OR pay in our office in Cusco 5-3 days before of your departure date in USD$ cash.

Terms & Conditions

  • Please send your flight arrival details (TIME / AIRLINE / FLIGHT #:/ DATE) to us once you have confirmed your flight, for your free pick up from the airport.
  • We need this information at least 3 days in advance.
  • Remember there is a pre-departure briefing with the guide at 7pm the night
  • before the tour in our main Office Calle Garcilaso 270 near Plaza San Francisco Cusco.
  • Please read through these Conditions as you must also sign them in the office on your arrival to Cusco.
  • SAS TRAVEL CUSCO PERU MANU TOURS CONDITIONS AND RESPONSABILITY.
  • 1.- YOU MUST ADVISE SAS TRAVEL OF ANY MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR ALLERGIES.
  • 2.- WE REQUIRE A FULL PAYMENT OF YOUR TOUR 4-3 DAYS BEFORE.
  • 3- IF YOU BECOME ILL ON THE TOUR AND ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE, ASSISTANCE WILL BE PROVIDED AS POSSIBLE TO ASSIST YOU BACK TO CUSCO. AIR LIFTS AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ARE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PASSENGER. NO REFUND ON ORIGINAL PAYMENT
  • 4.- IF YOU CANCEL THE TOUR AFTER FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE DUE TO ILLNESS OR
  • CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE THE RESPONSABILITY OF THE TOUR WE WILL ASSIST YOU WITH A DOCUMENT TO CERTIFY ILLNESS OR COMPLICATING CIRCUMSTANCES TO PRESENT FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES.
  • 5. A CANCELATION OF TOUR ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR CONFIRMATION AND BOOKING DEPOSIT UP TO 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE INCURS A LOSS OF $ 300. BOOKING DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE.
  • 6.-IF CANCELLATION OCCURS WITHIN 6 WEEKS TO 2 WEEKS OF DEPARTURE INCURS A LOSS OF 60% OF TOTAL TOUR COST.
  • 7.- IF CANCELLATION OF TOUR WITHIN 2 WEEKS TO 4 DAYS OF DEPARTURE DATE INCURS A LOSS OF 80% OF TOTAL TOUR COST.
  • 8.- IF CANCELLATION OCCURS 1 WEEK BEFORE DEPARTURE 20% OF FULL PRICE CAN BE REFUNDED.
  • 9.- YOU ARE TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY AND HIRED EQUIPMENT.
  • 3% COMISSION IF YOU PAY WITH TRAVELLERS CHEQUES 5% COMISSION VISA CARD.
  • RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK:
  • 9.- SAS TRAVEL cannot accept responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes.
  • All such expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. You need travel insurance for all tours.
  • 10.- SAS TRAVEL will do everything possible to assure a safe and enjoyable trip but we will not accept any responsibility for damages, injuries, losses, expenses due to delays, for any cause whatsoever, this applies to any person or property in connection with any service we or our intermediaries provide, which result directly or indirectly from acts of God or forces mayor.
  • PLEASE NOTE: OUR PROGRAMS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, OR SO AS TO MAXIMIZE THE WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS DEPENDING ON THE REPORTS OF NATIVE GUIDES AND CURRENT INFORMATION.