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Direct operator & local owners.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours.
GIANT OTTERS 6Day/5Nights
(Reserved Zone) Bus/Bus
Cock of the rock, Giant Otters,Black cayman,monkeys and hundred of birds…
-- Mondays and Saturday --
US$ 1,280 (min 4 pers).
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US$ 1,280.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Travel Insurance: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please contact: Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.
Small Group Experiences; 4-8 person. Guaranteed departures !!!
Tours run only by experienced Naturalists jungle Guides. Comfortable lodges every night.
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.
1 Day to Explore Pakitza “The first Biological Station in Manu”
A chance to visit a Piranha Lake and visit the locals of Diamante and Matchigenka.
Visit to LEK of Cock of the Rocks "Gallito de las Rocas"
Private Transport available for a secure returning to Cusco.
Entrance fees to Manu National Park included.
Variety and Excellent Peruvian Gourmet meals.
The great biodiversity of this national park is due to it starting in the eastern slopes on the Andes and plunging down into the lowlands, thus covering a wide range of cloud forest and rainforest inhabitats. The most progressive aspect of the park is the fact that so much of it is very carefully protected, a rarity anywhere in the world.
Private Groups are only when the group is less than 4 participants.
* Pre-departure briefing the night before of your trip at your hotel at 7.00 pm with your tour guide.
land transport, motor boat and canoe
We highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality.
Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City.
SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
SAS Travel was founded in 1993 as an Eco-Adventure Travel Company and we have been an Official Manu Operator since 1999. We offer a unique style of eco-adventure tours with experienced and knowledgeable Peruvian jungle guides that will improve your experiences and adventures by providing to you their years of extensive, local expertise. We also go to great lengths to give you the comfort that you expect from a reputable agency, such as ourselves. One of the ways that we accomplish this is by providing mosquito nets and comfortable beds with real mattresses. All of our jungle sites: Capybara Platforms SAS Camp, the Piranha Base Platform Camp, the Bamboo Lodge and Casa Bonanza have a dining rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms with showers. Each of the sites is also equipped with an emergency radio for contacting the civilized world. For your safety and comfort, our tropical chalet tents are set up on platforms above the forest floor so that the rooms are not overly humid and so that no curious critters can enter in the night time. At SAS Travel, we provide you with safety, comfort and unlimited opportunities to interact with the nature and culture that can only be found in this area of the world.
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
Today we will go to one of the main areas of the Manu National Park, the Tourist Zone. For the next 8 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 the sun some place along the river. We will then arrive to our private area in the reserved zone, Capybara Lodge where we will spend the 2 following nights. If there is sufficient time, we will take a trail nearby the camp site, all the while with our 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)
We will begin the day with an early morning visit to one of the biggest lake in all of Manu National Park, the stunning Lake Salvador, 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 home. During the evening, we will continue on to get another lake; this one is 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 Lake Otorongo. Then it is back to the Capybara Lodge for dinner and sleep. (Walks at night optional)
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.
Early in the morning, we will depart and move in the direction of our last lodging Bambu Lodge of the journey, the. In order to get there, we will travel for 8 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 our Lodge. If we arrive early, we can visit a small beautiful lake where we can see some more birds and maybe some monkeys (Walks at night optional)
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.