Departure from Cusco city
very early in the morning in one of our trucks specially
prepared for this road. We will pass through interesting Inter-Andean
valleys and picturesque farmer communities. In the middle of the
day we are going to visit the pre-Inca buried towers of
Ninamarca, known as “chullpas”. After that we will arrive to
Paucartambo city, which is a typical colonial town. It had a lot
of importance and it still conserves it’s flavor. Continuing our
trip we drive up until the Abra of Accjanaco which is found at
3850 meters over the sea. From this point we start to go down
passing through the cloud forest, which is an area rich in
endemic species as the spectacular “Andean Bear” (Tremarctos
Ornatus) and “The Cook of the Rock” (The Peruvian National Bird),
“Orquis”, “Bromelias” and “Ferns” etc.
Then in San Pedro we will
visit a lek of “Cook of the Rocks”, in which these birds every
morning and afternoon made during a very interesting dance
called “Displays”. After that we continue our tour until
reaching Pilcopata, where we will stop and spend our first
DAY 2:- Asuncion Lodge – Base
Amazon – Mammal clay lick Lodge
After eating our breakfast we
continue the tour by bus going through the high forest arriving
to Atalaya which is found next to Madre de Dios river ( 700
meters over the sea). From this point we start to go down river
in a motorized boat (55 hp). At the riverside we will have the
opportunity to see a lot of bird species such as “Herons”, “Vultures”,
“Cormorants” etc. After some hours we will arrive to Aguas
Calientes (a hot spring), where we are going to have a
comfortable bath. Passing three in the afternoon we will arrive
to our lodge, where we accommodate and get new water resources
to be able to take an hour walk through the forest. With luck in
this walk we will have a possibility to see the impressive
“Tapirs” licking salt in a mammal clay lick called “Collpa”.
After this impressive experience we go back to the lodge where
our delicious dinner is going to wait.
Option: This night is
possible to spend in the middle of the jungle in a hidden
platform, having high possibilities of seeing “The Tapirs”.
DAY 3:- Mammal Clay lick
Lodge – oxbow lake Lodge - Boca Manu
In the morning we continue
our trip down river in the boat and will later on arrive to Boca
Manu Community. Here we accommodate in our lodge and after that
visit the Valles Oxbow Lake. At the lake we will be sailing in a
floating Catamaran, spotting birds and fishing “Piranhas”. We
return to the town in the afternoon, where it will be possible
to buy beers and other refreshments. At night we will have
typical food of the zone as dinner.
DAY 4:- Boca Manu – Blanco
Oxbow lake – Blanquillo Lodge.
After enjoying a delicious
breakfast we continue the tour down river until arriving to the
lodge, Here you can file up your bottles with water and briefly
after this, we go back to the boat, but just to sail for a few
minutes. Rapidly arriving to the port we continue by food
through the forest more or less for half an hour until reaching
The Oxbow Lake called “Cocha Blanco”. Here is a hidden place
where we are going to wait for the “Giant Otters” to arrive and
after this we go sailing on a Catamaran. Same night we will have
the opportunity to spot “Caymans” and there will be a
possibility of catching one of them. After this adventure we
take a deserved rest in the lodge.
DAY 5:- Blanquillo Lodge –
Camungo Oxbow lake - River bank of Madre de Dios River.
Very early in the morning
before having our breakfast, using a totally camouflaged hidden
place we will observate a Macaw Clay Lick. This is a clay wall
on the riverside, where different species of parrots and macaws
come down each morning to extract necessary minerals for their
diet balance. “The Parakeets”, “Amazon Parrot”, “The Blue headed
Parrot” give an unforgettable pallet of colored wild life and as
a perfectly finish to this picture the fabulous “Macaws” will
arrive. Impressed by nature we return to our lodge.
With our things parked before going to the Macaw Clay Lick, we
can quickly and easily start our return. In the afternoon we
will raise our tents in an adequate river bank, where we are
going to spend the night.
DAY 6:- Madre de Dios River –
Atalaya – Pilcopata.
Continuing the trip up river,
we will arrive to Atalaya. From here we continue by car until
Pilcopata, where we will spend the night.
DAY 7:- Pilcopata – Cusco.
This day we return to Cusco
City to expecting more or less to arrive around three in the
afternoon. FROM THERE OUR SERVICES END.
Price per person US$ 780
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to your requirements, whether regarding the
length of your tour, any special interests or
specific activities, flight reservations,
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