TRAVEL WILD 6DAYS
Travel Wild 6 days :Manu National Park is probably the most biologically diverse protected area in the world. It contains nearly all the ecological formations of eastern Peru: tropical lowland forest; montane forest and
puna grasslands, with their respective flora and fauna. Consequently ,Manu is the most exclusive and representative park in the Amazon basin. Some botanists claim that Manu has more plant species than any other protected area on the earth.
Go by boat to the trailhead leading to COCHA SALVADOR, the largest and probably most beautiful of Manu’s oxbow lakes. After a short walk through the rainforest, spend some time canoeing on the lake on a floating platform observing lake wildlife from the water. We may encounter a colourful agami heron or a sun grebe, and brown capuchin monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby. Specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake afford good vantage points for a family of giant otters that live in the lake. In the afternoon travel downstream to explore
Travel Wild 6 days
- Length: 6 Days/5 Nights .
- Type of service: Private or Group.
- Location: Southern Peru, Cusco Department, Madre de Dios Department, Manu National Park, Puerto Maldonado .
- Activities: Travel Life, flora & fauna, Otorongo Lake, Salvador Lake, parrot clay-lick, jungle trips,
- Altitude: 600 – 4,000 m.a.s.l.
- Best time to visit: May – October .
- Departure: Every Day .
- Minimum of participants: 2 paxs
- Maximum of participants: 10 paxs
- Price per person: USD 00.00
Quick Itinerary of the Travel Wild:
Cusco Ninamarca Cloud Forest to Rainforest Lodge .
- Manu Nature Departure to the Manu Tour 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- 1 Lunch , 1 Dinner .
- 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 .
- Guide speak English .
- Town Pilcopata 700 m.s.n.m.
Rainforest Lodge to Otorongo Lake Manu Biosphere .
- 1 Breakfast ,1 Lunch , 1 Dinner .
- Guide Speak English .
- jungle Travel by car from Pilcopata to Atalaya Port 45 minutes .
- Travel by Boat 11 hour from our to Otorongo Lodge.
- Rubber boots.
- Water .
- Activities : Walk inside to Rainforest to Manu National Park , Night Walk
- 1 Night in Our Otorongo Lodge
Manu Reserve Center Lake Otorongo -Salvador Lake .
- Guide Speak English .
- 5:00 :am get up .
- 1Breakfast , 1Lunch ,1 Dinner .
- Basic Lodge 1 Night .
- Rubber boots.
- Water .
- Exploring Lake Otorongo Lake Salvador .
- Night activities .
Manu Biosphere – Otorongo Lake to Boca Manu .
- Manu Tour . -Guide Speak English .
- 1Breakfast , 1Lunch Dinner .
- Travel Boat Back from Boca Manu to Rainforest Lodge 8 hours .
- 1 night in our Raindorest Lodge .
- Rubber boots.
- Water .
- Night Walk .
Boca Manu to Rainforest Lodge .
- 1 Breakfast , 1 Lunch , 1 Dinner .
- Guide Speak English .
- From Manu Biosphere to Boca Manu Lodge 1 Night .
- Rubber boots.
- Water .
- Exploring Flora and Fauna .
- River Manu Travel by Boat from Cocha Otorongo to Boca manu .
- Night walk
Rainforest Lodge -Atalaya Port to Cusco City .
- Guide Speak English .
- 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 .
Travel Wild 6 days
Travel Wild Day 1: Cusco Ninamarca Cloud Forest to Rainforest Lodge
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.Then, we ascend to the viewpoint Tres Cruces (3,900 masl) to observe one of the best sunrises of the world! From there, we start descending to the Manu National Park, a place of presence of cock of the rock (a Peruvian national bird), hummingbirds, strikingly coloured quetzals, trogons, spotted flycatcher and woolly monkey. From flora, we can view a variety of orchids, mosses, ferns, etc. In the afternoon, we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets available. In the Manu Travel Life
Travel Wild Day 2 : Rainforest Lodge to Otorongo Lake Manu Biosphere .
After a delicious breakfast, the group continue the trip by boat to navigate in the river Alto Madre de Dios. we have a great opportunity to observe various species such as herons, vultures, kingfishers,turtles and some of 13 monkey species living in Manu .In the morning a brief stop in the village of Boca Manu and then we continue with our trip in boat to the Manu reserved area, and one begins to realize reason Manu it is so famous, for their wild life. Beside the river groups of turtles are observed, white caiman (Cayman cocodrylus) some ronsocos (Hydrochaeris) and much more. In the afternoon we arrive to our campsite located in the Otorongo, we will be the only agency camping there after we are organized in a walk to visit the lake and the observation tower from where we have the opportunity to observe the giant otter in the lake. Here in the Manu the animals have never suffered hunt persecution on the part of the men. Night in camp safari or lodge (bed with mosquito net) . With toilet and shared shower.
A night walk. Manu Nature Travel Life
Travel Wild Day 3: Manu Reserve Center Lake Otorongo -Salvador Lake .
The group visits today Cocha Salvador that is to 30 minutes of the Cocha Otorongo. Here paddling silently on the catamaran that gives us again the possibility to observe family of giant otters fishing and playing and a great variety of strange birds as the polla sultana (Porphyrula martinica) or the blue trumpeter (Agamia) later we walk in the main trails with the guide to learn the operation and the secrets of the tropical forest. In the afternoon we return to our camp in cocha Otorongo. Night in camp safari (bed with mosquito net) . With toilet and shared shower. A night walk. Manu Nature Travel Life .
Travel Wild Day 4 :Manu Biosphere – Otorongo Lake to Boca Manu
Today we wake up with the call of there red howler monkeys; unfortunately we have to begin our return to Boca Manu where the passengers that have program of 04 days approached the return flight to Cusco. I return optional in plane. People that have program of 06 days continue the return trip in boat until Paititi Lodge. Night in lodge. You take a shower and available bathrooms.
Optional: A night walk in Manu Nature Travel Life .
Travel Wild Day 5 : Boca Manu to Rainforest Lodge
After the breakfast we continues by boat along the rivers Madre de Madre de Dios ,where there are ,option for to observe more birds, then when you arrive to Lodge Paititi you can walk for the trail in Paititi . Night in Lodge with toilet and shower shared.
Optional: A night walk in the Manu Nature Travel Life .
Travel Wild Day 6 :Rainforest Lodge -Atalaya Port to Cusco City .
We wake up very early today to go to see a nearby parrot clay lick! After that, we get back to the lodge where we are served breakfast adding us energy for our last travel so that we board a motorized boat and start navigating towards the Atalaya Port. Our private vehicle awaits us there to take us back to Cusco. We arrive there approximately between 6 and 6:30 pm.
You need to be vaccinated against Yellow Fever as well as to bring some anti-malaria tablets with you!!
Includes in the Travel Wild 6 days:
- A professional naturalist Tour Guide;
- Motorboat transportation;
- Private vehicle land transportation – jungle trips;
- Entrance Fee to Reserved Zone of the Manu National Park;
- A professional Cook for jungle trips,
- Meals: 5 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 5 Dinner and drinking water (Please note: vegetarian option upon request for no extra cost!);
- Accommodation: 5 Nights in lodges;
- First aid kit, including a poison extractor, mosquito bite treatment and an antidote for a snake bite;
- Radio communications;
- Rubber boots for jungle trips.
Not includes in the Travel Wild 6 days:
- Any flight not airport departure taxes;
- Travel insurance;
- Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day;
- Tips to local staff.
What to take with you Travel Wild 6 days:
- 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),
- 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,
- Small towel,
- Toilet paper,
- Sun cream,
- 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.
The Machiguenga Communal Reserve is one of the seven Communal Reserves established in Peru. Mainly because of the difficult accessibility conditions and the scarce presence of state institutions, the Machiguenga Communal Reserve and its buffer zone constitute a space unit with relative socio-economic isolation from the rest of the national territory. It is located in the area of influence one of the most important nationally and is an important piece in the conservation mosaic of the Peruvian southeast, due to the fact that it forms part, together with the Otishi National Park and the Ashaninka Communal Reserve, of the Complex of Natural Protected Areas of Vilcabamba, forming the most eastern end of it. The Machiguenga Communal Reserve is crossed by 13.8 km of hydrocarbon transport pipelines. Its connection with the National Sanctuary Megantoni and this with the National Park Manu allows the continuation of a large conservation corridor in the south of the country, being part of the “Vilcabamba-Amboró Corridor”. The Master Plan of the Machiguenga Communal Reserve must be concordant and contribute to achieving the vision and / or objectives of national plans and strategies
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Travel Life Manu National Park .
The eastern slopes of the Andes Amazon Wildlife have one of the highest diversity of amphibians in the world (Duellman 1999, Stuart et al. 2004), as well as high diversity of reptiles (Duellman 2005, von May et al. 2009). Peru is a mega-diverse country hosting approximately 571 species of amphibians in this Amazon Wildlife (Frost 2013) and 437 species of reptiles (Uetz & Hošek 2013). The most important biodiversity hotspot for amphibians, the Tropical Andes Amazon Travel Life (Myers et al. 2000), runs from north to south along the western half of Peru’s territory. Several protected areas have been created in the Peruvian Amazon Wildlife Andes over the past three decades (Amazon Wildlife SERNANP 2010). However, our knowledge of the biodiversity within these areas is very fragmentary. For example in southeastern Peru , 10 nationally protected areas extend from the Amazon Wildlife lowlands in the Department of Madre de Dios to the foothill of the Andes of Cusco and Puno 1), yet none of these areas has a comprehensive list of amphibian and reptiles species. One of such areas, Manu National Park Amazon Wildlife (Manu NP), is unique in covering the entire watershed of the Manu river, a large tributary to the Alto Madre de Dios river (the upper Madre de Dios river, a tributary to the Madeira river). In the lowland floodplain and terra firme forests along the Manu River, inside Manu Amazon Wildlife NP, several publications reported preliminary lists of amphibians and reptiles known to occur at two sites, Cocha Cashu Biological Station (Rodríguez 1987, 1992, Rodríguez & Cadle 1990) and Pakitza (Morales & McDiarmid 1996). Recent studies have produced extensive lists for Los Amigos Conservation Concession (von May 2006, 2009, 2010). Los Amigos lies outside of Manu Amazon Wildlife NP, but its northern edge overlaps with the park’s buffer zone. Most of our knowledge about amphibian and reptilian diversity in the Andean foothills comes from studies conducted in the Kosñipata valley (Hurtado & Blanco 1994, Catenazzi & Rodriguez 2001, Catenazzi et al. 2009, 2011, 2012, Lehr & Catenazzi 2008, 2009 unpublished field data), including Villa Carmen and Wayqecha biological Stations. The upper Kosñipata valley (above 2500-3000 m) is part of Manu Amazon Wildlife NP, but the rest of the valley between Pillahuata (2500 m) and Pillcopata (600 m), along the Paucartambo–Shintuya road, is part of the park’s buffer zone. Despite these studies and preliminary inventories, Manu Amazon Wildlife NP still lacks a comprehensive list of amphibian and reptile taxa. The lack of species lists hinders conservation and management efforts. The upper part of Manu Amazon Wildlife NP is currently experiencing a collapse in amphibian species richness and abundance following the spread of the highly pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Catenazzi et al. 2011). A better knowledge of amphibian diversity and istribution will assist monitoring and mitigation efforts. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to gather data from previous lists, species descriptions, museum records and our own fieldwork in the region to compile a checklist of all amphibians and reptiles that have been found within Manu National Park Amazon Wildlife and its adjacent buffer zone. General terrestrial habitat categories follow the references within the squared brackets. For the lowlands (300-500 m), we use forest types that are widely recognized by plant and animal ecologists working in western Amazon Wildlife (Pitman et al. 1999, Larsen et al. 2006, Griscomet al. 2007). One of these forest types, the floodplain, can be classified in two general categories: mature floodplain forest and early successional floodplain forest. However, because species recorded in the early successional forest can also be found in the mature floodplain forest (von May et al. 2010), we simply refer to floodplain forest as the major habitat category representing these two floodplain forest types. If a species was primarily associated with a permanent aquatic habitat such as a lake or a river, we referred to that particular aquatic habitat. In contrast, if a species was temporarily associated with smaller aquatic habitats such as temporary ponds or creeks embedded in major terrestrial habitats, we referred to that terrestrial habitat. We did not differentiate between forest types in the Andean Amazon Wildlife piedmont (500-1000 m), where we used the general category of sub-montane rainforest. For both the lowlands and the foothills of the Andes, we recognized Mauritia flexuosa swamp and bamboo (Guadua spp.) forest as distinct habitats. The cloud forest Amazon Wildlife category refers to all montane forests between 1000-3600 m; additional high-elevation habitat types were the high-Andean grasslands or puna, dominated by Stipa ichu, and the montane scrub, which represents elfin forests to Amazon Wildlife and xeric vegetation growing on exposed slopes or ridges. For taxonomy we followed Blackburn & Wake (2011) for amphibians, Castoe et al. (2004) for gymnophthalmid lizards, Le et al. (2006) for tortoises and McCord et al. (2001) for chelid turtles in the ( Amazon Wildlife ).
Given the importance of Manu at the global level, and in view of the increasing environmental deterioration that the world was suffering, in 1977 it became necessary to give a new dimension to the strategies and actions for the conservation of Manu. Thus, in order to harmonize the protection of species with the use of rational and sustained development of human populations, the Manu Biosphere Reserve, established by UNESCO on 1 March 1977, is established. The Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 1 881 200 Ha and comprises three distinct areas: 1) The Nuclear Zone, of a strictly intangible nature, composed by the National Park and destined to the protection of the wildlife and the natural resources; 2) the Manu Buffer Zone, established to mitigate the possible impacts between the areas subject to resource exploitation and the intangible zone, and also destined to the indirect use of natural resources, that is, scientific research and development of controlled tourist activities; and 3) the Cultural Zone (91 394 Ha), composed of lands in the public domain, where there are human settlements and activities aimed at the direct use of resources. The Manu Biosphere Reserve has thus become one of the most important areas in the world for the conservation of tropical Amazonian forests. This conservation unit is not without problems, like the sporadic invasions of its territories by settlers and loggers. If we look at the fact that, due to the irrational extraction of wood, it is estimated that by 2050 the Amazon forests will have disappeared almost completely, the Manu will constitute one of the poos refuges for wildlife on the planet
THE LAST REDUCT :
My excitement during the one-hour flight from Puerto Maldonado to Boca Manu to Amazon Wild was uncontrollable. After fifteen years of living in the jungle Travel Wild , he traveled to Manu National park amazon peru , a place described with reverence and admiration for the few people who had visited him. When you look at the vast wooded areas from the plane, one is reluctant to believe that one day the jungle might be over. But the evidence in populated areas forces us to think about the possibility of one day seeing the “brown desert” in the place of “green hell”, as some call it. In fact, around certain towns, such as Iquitos, Tarapoto, several others in the Huallaga valley, and especially Pucallpa, from July to October, the forest looks like an extensive fire and smoke. The peasants take advantage of this dry season to burn the forest. Instead of dense trees, now there are plantations of corn, cassava and bananas. Soils are degraded. It is easy to observe the poverty in which the typical settler of the Amazon lives. It does not die of hunger because some kills of bananas or yucca always will be; with a bit of luck you can hunt a sajino, a ronsoco or a turtle; knock down some monkey or parrot for soup. But in areas close to the populations this type of food is no longer found, because every animal, one by one, has been liquidated. That is, the peasantry subsists precariously at the expense of the destruction of its environment: the irrationality of this type of colonization is evident. In these reflections I found myself in deep water as we descended to the small landing field at the confluence of the Alto Madre de Dios and Manu National Park Travel Wild rivers. I landed along with the first group of tourists, made up of Germans and Swiss, specialized in birdwatching or birdwatchers that came to the Manu Amazon Peru Travel Wild . This specialty seems to have come into vogue. While my new friends entered the thicket as soon as they got off the plane, I went in search of a boot to organize the details of the expedition. When I talked to the guides, I heard shrill screams. Before my surprise, they told me that one of the inhabitants of the Boca Manu Amazon Wildlife farmhouse had just killed a huangana (wild pig) that had given birth to a baby. I ran quickly to the place and with the help of one of the boatmen managed to rescue the poor little animal. I put it on my knees and tried to cover it with a rag, because it trembled in such a way that it almost slipped between my legs. They told me that it was impossible to live without a mother, that the hunter was known in the locality and that he was looking for a good dinner, because his son came to visit him. It was the last thing I would have expected upon my arrival at the fabulous Manu National Park. This is, unfortunately, the typical attitude of the inhabitant of the forest and I do not mean the jungle tribes, which have their own “laws” of environmental conservation. Where there are turtles of water they take all the eggs of the nests, and to the mother also, when it walks near; if they are monkeys, they hunt even the smallest, and as for the fish, they extract them in such a quantity that in many places they no longer exist. The hunt has led the black lizard to the brink of extinction, as well as the giant otter or “Giant River Otters .” We camped in the vicinity of the hamlet and the next morning our departure was punctual and glorious. We were in the dry season, which forced the boatmen to maintain a high concentration to prevent our loaded boats from being swept or overturned. We were fifteen people distributed in two wooden boats, of which they call “peque peque”. We had to travel quickly. It was necessary to find a good beach to camp during the night. On the whole journey, a full day following the course of the river, we saw neither a cabin nor a boat … Something really incredible in these times. And suddenly I realized that just that is one of the main factors that make the Manu Amazon Peru – Amazon such a special experience for those who are fortunate to visit it. Perhaps it is our instinct of conservation and survival that makes us understand, unconsciously, that if there are no areas in the Amazon wild life uge camunos that emit a captivating sound, and so many other species that one was breathless in tempering them. On the beaches we saw tracks of all kinds: jaguar and tigrillo, tapir and huangana. But we also observed ronsocos and majases, and even a deer at dusk. Also, monkeys of various types, among them the monkey preserve, which is characterized by its “concerts” of dawn. This species emits one of the strangest sounds of the jungle. The special bony conformation of his throat and the acoustics of his mouth make his peculiar cry one of the strongest that produces any animal, in spite of its small size. Now he is only heard in places like the Manu Amazon Peru Wild , for he has been relentlessly persecuted everywhere. At dusk we arrived at the checkpoint of Pakitza, gateway to the Manu National Park Wild . For faults in the administration of the Park Amazon Peru Wild , budget cuts or negligence of the Development Corporation of Madre de Dios, was abandoned. So we chose the most suitable roof among the four buildings that were in a greater or lesser state of neglect. One of the days that we were there we heard from a great distance a boat that among its passengers told a real eminence: then director of the Department of Biology of the University of Princeton, United States. Since the mid-1970s, he has been in charge of the ecological research program at Cocha-Cashu Biological Station and periodically publishes the results of his studies for the benefit of the scientific community. It has lived, researched and studied scientists from all over the world. Dr. Terborgh describes the importance of this Reserve: “It contains more than 800 species of birds, more than any other part of the world, and about 200 species of mammals; offers an ideal place for basic studies on the productivity of animals and plants of economic importance; contains the last significant populations of hundreds of species threatened with extinction and, in general, the tremendous wealth of the flora and fauna of the Park can serve as a national store of biotic resources. At the request of Peru, the Manu National Park Wild was declared a Manu National Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1977 ( Travel Wild ).
Contents Info Amazon Birds
- 1 TRAVEL WILD 6DAYS
- 2 Map of Travel Wild Manu National Park 6days
- 3 Quick Itinerary of the Travel Wild:
- 4 Tour Itinerary
- 5 Itinerary
- 5.1 Travel Wild 6 days
- 5.2 Travel Wild Day 1: Cusco Ninamarca Cloud Forest to Rainforest Lodge
- 5.3 Travel Wild Day 2 : Rainforest Lodge to Otorongo Lake Manu Biosphere .
- 5.4 Travel Wild Day 3: Manu Reserve Center Lake Otorongo -Salvador Lake .
- 5.5 Travel Wild Day 4 :Manu Biosphere – Otorongo Lake to Boca Manu
- 5.6 Travel Wild Day 5 : Boca Manu to Rainforest Lodge
- 5.7 Travel Wild Day 6 :Rainforest Lodge -Atalaya Port to Cusco City .
- 6 Tour Includes
- 7 Lodge
- 8 Tour Gallery
- 9 Book Now
- 10 Free Information