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we do walks that usually do not exceed 3 to 4 hours at a time. Walks are not to cover big distances, we will often walk slowly or stop to observe animals and plants on the way in this trips to manu National Park .

Peru Nature Wildlife .

Manu National Park, one of the biggest protected areas in the world, is home to the  some of the greatest biodiversity and the greatest biomass in the world. The park boasts over 1,000 species of birds and 200 species of mammals. Including the biosphere reserve (Manu National Park, Reserved Zone, and Cultural Zone), Manu spans across a variety of habitats, from the Andean cloud forests to the humid lowland rainforests. Many magnificent

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creatures inhabit Manu’s rich ecosystem, including Jaguars, Pumas, Spectacled Bears, Tapirs, Anacondas, and Harpy Eagles. A generous amount of butterflies and plants inhabit Manu’s different bioregions. In 1973, the Peruvian government established Manu as a park protecting the great biodiversity living in it. In 1977, Manu National Park became a Biosphere Reserve. Then, in 1987, UNESCO declared Manu a World Natural Heritage Site. Protecting countless numbers of species of animals and plants, and a plethora of different habitats, Manu truly is “a living eden.

 

  •   Length: 3 Days/2 Nights .
  •   Type of service: Private .
  •   Location: Southern Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Manu National Park, Manu Peruvian Jungle .
  •   Activities: Culture, parrot’s clay-lick, flora & fauna, peru amazon tours, rainforest lodge, jungle trips .
  •   Altitude: 400 – 3,600 m.a.s.l.
  •   Best time to visit: March – December .
  •   Departure: Every day .
  •   Minimum of participants: 2 .
  •   Maximum of participants: 10 .
  •   Price per person: USD

 

Quick Itinerary of the Peru Nature Wildlife :

Peru Nature Wildlife Cusco to  Ninamarca  Cloud Forest – Pilcopata Town  .

  • Manu Transfer by bus from (Cusco) Hotel
    Travel by car from Cusco to Pilcopata 185 km
    Visiting Ninamarka 3,700 m.s.n.m ,Pucartambo 2,906 m.s.n.m , Acjanacu 3,490 m.s.n.m,
    Cloud Forest varies from 500 m to 4000 m above sea level.
    Guide speak English
    1 Lunch ,1 Dinner
    Town Pilcopata 700 m.s.n.m
    1 Night With a comfortable shower and bathroom.

Peru Nature Wildlife Atalaya  Port to  Rainforest Lodge.

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
    Guide English and Spanish
    Travel from Pilcopata to the port of Atalaya 45 Minutes
    Boat trip from the port of Atalaya to our Rainforest Lodge.
    Rubber boots.
  • Water
    Walking within the Manu National Park Reserve.
    Exploring Machuwasi Lake .
    Activity at night in our boat to see the caimes and birds.
    1 Night at Our Lodge ,

Peru Nature Wildlife  Parrot´s clay lick & Atalaya Port to Return  Cusco City .

  • Manu Guide Speak English and Spanish
    5:00 :am get up Parrot Clay Lick
    1Breakfast , 1Lunch
    Departure from our Lodge between 8:00 and 8:30 am
    Boat Back from our lodge to port Atalaya
    Private car for the group awaits us at the port atalaya return to the city of Cusco .
    Arrival to Cusco between 7:00 and 7:30 pm.
    End of service

Map of Peru nature Wildlife to Manu Park 3 days/ 2night .

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Tour Itinerary

 

 

ITINERARY OF PERU NATURE WILDLIFE .

Tours Day 1: Peru Nature Wildlife Cusco to  Ninamarca  Cloud Forest -Pilcopata Town.

We leave Cusco early in the morning to start our adventurous trip! First, we are taken by private transport to the place called Ninamarca to observe pre-Incan “chullpas” (tombs) of the Lupaca’s culture. Then, we continue to Paucartambo, a colonial town with narrow streets and beautiful church, where people still keep their old customs. Later, we ascend to Acjanaco Pass (3,550 masl) considered as an entrance to the Manu National Park and then we get to the viewpoint Tres Cruces de Oro (3,700 masl) to watch one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the edge of the Manu jungle passing first an elfin forest and there a cloud forest where we can view a cock of the rock, hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. Finally, we get to Pilcopata (700 masl) where our first accommodation – Tikari Lodge is placed. We can refresh ourselves there having a shower and after that, we are served dinner, before we get to bed.

Tours Day 2: Peru Nature Wildlife Atalaya  Port to  Rainforest Lodge.

After breakfast, we continue our journey by private car (one and half an hour) towards the port at Atalaya (500 m.a.s.l). There, we board a motorized boat to continue for about half an hour navigating on the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky riversides, we have a great opportunity to observe the river wildlife like many birds, turtles or sunbathing lizards. In the afternoon, we reach our next lodge – Rainforest Lodge. Then we go to explore nearby paths where we can see a big diversity of species, for example, tarantulas, snakes, ants, butterflies, some monkey species, huge trees, erotic plants, palms, etc. After that, we return to our lodge to overnight.
Optional: A night walk in jungle trips.

Tours Day 3: Peru Nature Wildlife  Parrot´s clay lick & Atalaya Port to Return  Cusco City .

After breakfast, we board a motor boat taking us to a 10 minute far away clay-lick of parrots, budgerigars and aras (guacamayo) which is an unforgettable experience! After this activity, we return to the lodge to have breakfast. Then we re-board our boat to start returning. Our first stop is in the Atalaya Port where our private vehicle awaits us to take us back to Cusco arriving there between 7 and 7:30 pm.
IMPORTANT!!
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you .

 

TOUR INCLUDES / NOT INCLUDES

Includes in the Tour Peru  Nature Wildlife 3 days .

  •   A professional naturalist Tour Guide .
  •   Motorboat transportation .
  •   Private vehicle land transportation .
  •   A professional Cook .
  •   Meals: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!) .
  •   Accommodation: 2 Nights in our lodges .
  •   First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite.
  •   Life jacket .
  •   Radio communications .
  •   Rubber boots.

Not includes in the Peru  Nature Wildlife 3 days .

  •   Any flight nor airport departure taxes .
  •   Travel insurance .
  •   Vaccination .
  •   Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day .
  •   Drinks .
  •   Tips to local staff.

What Take with you to  Peru  Nature Wildlife  3days .

  •   Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!) .
  •   Original passport .
  •   Small backpack .
  •   Long sleeved cotton shirts (preferably green coloured) .
  •   Long cotton trousers .
  •   Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers) .
  •   Comfortable walking shoes .
  •   Sandals or light shoes .
  •   Rain gear (e.g. rain poncho) .
  •   Sweater (for the beginning of the tour in Andes and the cloud forest only) .
  •   Swimsuit .
  •   Binoculars (we also rent it) .
  •   Camera and its charger .
  •   Plastic bags to be used for clothes and a camera .
  •   A hat as a protection against the Sun or rain .
  •   Toiletries .
  •   Small towel .
  •   Toilet paper .
  •   Antibacterial gel .
  •   Sun cream .
  •   Sunglasses .
  •   Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries) .
  •   A bottled water (1 litre as a minimum) .
  •   Pocket money (Soles) to buy some beverages and souvenirs as well as to tip .

 

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The shansho: Bird that walks of Rama in Rama Peru Nature Wildlife.
The shansho (Ophistbocomus hoazin) hoatzin, as it is also called, is one of the strangest birds of our Amazon Peru Nature Wildlife. Of the size of a small kite, it can occasionally be seen on the shores of acidic rivers and lagoons the low forest. It is usually not hunted, due to the unpleasant smell and taste of its meat, a product of the intestinal bacteria that process the vegetable matter from which these birds feed. In the places where he lives, his constant “squawking” calls attention: it seems the chatter of people very busy that to calm themselves have to scold others. Their plumage is of colors little showy, with tones that go from brown to beige, but the shape of his body is interesting, and his habits have a lot of fascinating.
Questions about its origin Until recently it was thought that this Amazon bird was a direct descendant of the Archeopteryx, primitive bird with characteristics of reptile that inhabited Earth during the geologic period of the Jurassic, 150 million years ago. The Archeopteryx – which we know for its fossil remains is considered as the link of the evolutionary chain between reptiles and birds. Due to its peculiar characteristics, the shansho was believed to be a primitive bird. Not only because it flies very little but also because of the fact that their chicks have spurs on the elbows of the wings. Bettina Torres, a biologist who graduated from the Universidad Agraria de La Molina, who is currently preparing her doctoral thesis at the University of Ohio, has focused her research on the study of these birds. Bettina comments: “In the 1960s, the issue was finally cleared up. The Hoatzin was considered so peculiar that it had been placed in its own family and even established its own taxonomic order. (All zoological or botanical species are classified by class, order, family, genus and species.) However, various genetic studies (chemical analyzes of the proteins that make up the chromosomes) showed that shansho is part of the order of Cuculiformes which groups the cuckoos or cuckoos and the guardacaballos or anis, among other species). “The researcher explains that the observation of the behavior of the young allowed to determine that such spurs are rather an adaptive characteristic and not an evolutionary lag, definitely, its ancestral connection with Archeopteryx. It has been established that the spurs constitute a new trait originated in the need to ensure the preservation of the species, providing a defensive mechanism to their offspring. In fact, the shanshos build their nests a platform of green branches that cut and interweave without much care and care on branches that extend above the water. This choice is not accidental, since it allows the chicks to defend themselves, even a few hours after birth: before any danger usually the attack of one of their predators, as the black macadam (Cebus apella), the manco (Eyra barbara), some marsupials like the fox (Marmosa sp.), or certain birds of prey, the shansho pups instinctively throw themselves into the water and, diving, disappear from the place. Once the calm is recovered, they swim to the shore and climb the branches with the help of their spurs. This peculiar trait loses its usefulness as birds grow and develop their plumage, disappearing into adulthood in this Amazon Peru Nature Wildlife.

Going from branch to branch in Peru Nature Wildlife.
For decades, shansho has attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world not only for its rare appearance but also for its low mobility and abundant numbers. The reason why the shansho flies very little and rather goes from branch to branch is that these birds have a stomach capable of digesting cellulose very similar to the rumen of the cows – which allows them to capture nutrients from the leaves, their main food, not needing therefore to mobilize much to obtain sustenance. (Occasionally they have been observed eating snail eggs, possibly because they contain elements that facilitate their digestion.) We must note that it is strange that there is an exclusively herbivorous bird. The digestive process of shansho consists of the cleavage of cellulose by bacteria and protozoa to convert it into carbohydrates. It should be made clear that human beings do not have the power to convert cellulose into energy. In addition to using the nutrients present in nitrogen leaves to produce energy, for example in the foliage also produce toxic elements, which in many cases the plants develop to defend against insects. However, another of the rare peculiarities of this interesting bird is that it has the ability to unfold these secondary compounds or toxins. As the plants from which they obtain their food usually grow near quiet waterways, the shanshos are common along streams, ravines and Amazonian lakes. Using the young leaves of a wide range of tree species, they spend much of the day perched in the cups feeding quietly. As already mentioned, the bad odor and the unpleasant taste of their meat produced by the microorganisms responsible for degrading cellulose have made these birds despised as hunting pieces by the mountaineers. so that they become abundant even in places close to man. On the other hand, being almost exclusively herbivorous (in this case, folivore) and hoatzin does not move much because its digestive process is slow (the leaves produce little energy, compared with fruits, seeds, etc., in other words, less carbohydrates and hence fewer calories).
Nest “communal” and “colonial” in the Amazon Peru Nature Wildlife.
As for their reproductive habits, it should be mentioned, as a basic fact, that shansho is a partner for life. The couple copulate constantly, even outside the time of procreation (hence it is known as “fiery bird”). This seems to obey two reasons: to maintain solid e. couple bond and avoid the possibility of another male taking over the female Bettina Torres observed the case of a female who perished hunted by a machin monkey. The male spent a couple of days not knowing what to do, as lost, disoriented and desperate. ” Then he started to fight with other males until finally getting another mate. Another very interesting aspect is that the shanshos have two systems of nesting and care of their offspring:

Going from branch to branch in Peru Nature Wildlife.
For decades, shansho has attracted the attention of scientists from all over the world not only for its rare appearance but also for its low mobility and abundant numbers. The reason why the shansho flies very little and rather goes from branch to branch is that these birds have a stomach capable of digesting cellulose very similar to the rumen of the cows – which allows them to capture nutrients from the leaves, their main food, not needing therefore to mobilize much to obtain sustenance. (Occasionally they have been observed eating snail eggs, possibly because they contain elements that facilitate their digestion.) We must note that it is strange that there is an exclusively herbivorous bird. The digestive process of shansho consists of the cleavage of cellulose by bacteria and protozoa to convert it into carbohydrates. It should be made clear that human beings do not have the power to convert cellulose into energy. In addition to using the nutrients present in nitrogen leaves to produce energy, for example in the foliage also produce toxic elements, which in many cases the plants develop to defend against insects. However, another of the rare peculiarities of this interesting bird is that it has the ability to unfold these secondary compounds or toxins. As the plants from which they obtain their food usually grow near quiet waterways, the shanshos are common along streams, ravines and Amazonian lakes. Using the young leaves of a wide range of tree species, they spend much of the day perched in the cups feeding quietly. As already mentioned, the bad odor and the unpleasant taste of their meat produced by the microorganisms responsible for degrading cellulose have made these birds despised as hunting pieces by the mountaineers. so that they become abundant even in places close to man. On the other hand, being almost exclusively herbivorous (in this case, folivore) and hoatzin does not move much because its digestive process is slow (the leaves produce little energy, compared with fruits, seeds, etc., in other words, less carbohydrates and hence fewer calories).

 

 







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