A Trail of Discovery
Manu boasts some of the world's most unusual, rare and endangered avian species. Experience first-hand a teeming birdlife population, from the Andes to the lowland Amazon. The ultimate trip for keen birders.
During this tour, you will stay at the Wayquecha Biological Station and Cock of the Rock Lodge in the Cloud Forest, the Manu Learning Centre, Romero and the Manu Wildlife Centre - all these lodges have en-suite private bathrooms and hot water.
One night in the Manu National Park is spent at Campsite Aguaje - basic wooden huts with beds in and shared bathrooms no hot water.
We have twin or double shared rooms with en-suite private bathrooms and hot water.
Single rooms can also be booked but single supplement applies.
Meal arrangements are all taken in a communal dining area.
Communication is limited in Manu, there is wifi access between 7-9pm daily at the Manu Learning Centre only.
For this tour, shared departures are minimum 4 passengers. Private: minimum 2 passengers. If you would like to private transport, then you can depart any day between May and October
Booking a Crees tour will not only allow you to access one of the world's most amazing places, it also makes a sustained contribution to help protect the Amazon and its people.
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You will not be asked for payment.
Depart Cusco early and start the journey by road through the Andes and into the Cloud Forest, a unique environment that is truly breathtaking. Stop at Paucartambo and Acjanaco ranger station along the way to experience some local culture and witness the spectacular views. Here you will stay at the Cock of the Rock Lodge. Meals served will be Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Spend the morning making the most of the amazing birding in the cloud forest, spotting just some of the hundreds of bird species who live there. The afternoon is for relaxing or take an excursion to the nearby lek. Be back at the lodge for a hearty dinner. Overnight again at the Cock of the Rock Lodge on full board.
After another night in the cloud forest, head to the port town to Atalaya and board your motorized canoe to ride down the Madre de Dios river to the Manu Learning Centre. After lunch, explore the local forest trail system with our naturalist guides before spending the evening learning more about the jungle or simply relaxing, watching the beautiful sunset. Overnight at the Manu Learning Centre on a full board basis.
Spend the day birding in the vicinity of the lodge. Join our researchers at the colpa to watch birds feed at the claylick and trek the forest trails. At night, listen out for the nocturnal species from the comfort of the lodge. Overnight again at the Manu Learning Centre, all meals included.
Leave the Manu Learning Centre and travel downriver, stopping off at the Boca Manu village. Walk to the nearby oxbow lake where macaws and parrots come to roost. Overnight at Romero Lodge, set in pristine primary rainforest. All meals included.
This area of Manu is a birders paradise with huge numbers of species concentrated into one area. Explore the forest with your guide taking in the abundant birdlife around the lodge for the full day. Overnight in Romero, full board included.
Head down river to the Manu Wildlife Centre, spending the day exploring the trails and bird watching at the nearby claylick. Watch flocks returning to roost as the sun goes down. Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Centre on a full board basis.
Take the boat down to Colorado village, passing local settlements on the banks of the river along the way. From Colorado start the overland journey to Puerto Carlos (approx. 45 mins) and then cross the Inambari River (approx. 15 mins) by boat to Santa Rosa, before finally heading for Puerto Maldonado to catch your flight back to Cusco. breakfast included no lodging in Cusco.