|Manu Wildlife Center
in Peru is located east of the Manu River on the north bank of the Madre
de Dios River, and reached by a 35-minute plane flight from Cusco, Peru.
The Manu Wildlife Center and Lodge offers the Amazon's finest short,
but in-depth, wildlife safari.
The Manu Wildlife Lodge contains
15 double-occupancy fully screened private bungalows, separate complexes
of hot showers and toilets, and a large, fully screened dining room/bar,
with hammocks for relaxing.
Two fixed departure programs
are offered, of 04 days/03 nights, or 05 days/04 nights and are as follows:
Early morning our representative
will pick you up from your hotel to transfer to Cusco airport.
Day Two: Rising
before dawn, we take a 25 minute boat journey downstream to the only large
parrot and macaw clay live in the Manu area. From a floating catamaran
blind we are afforded excellent views and photo opportunities as first
hundreds of medium-sized and large parrots, and then the large Red-and-Green
Macaws arrive to eat the clay. Please note that the clay lick is not as
active in May, June and July. Returning for lunch, the afternoon is spent
visiting one of the two oxbow lakes found in the area. These lakes have
populations of a variety of water birds, including the prehistoric-looking
Hoatzin, and also house Giant Otters.
Tour Code MAN4/3
Day One: A
thirty-five minute flight in a radar-equipped twin engine plane takes you
to Boca Manu. Here you take a motorized canoe for the 90 minute journey
down the Madre de Dios River to Manu Wildlife Center to arrive for lunch.
The afternoon will be spent exploring some of the 30 miles of clean forest
trails that surround the lodge. On these trails you have an excellent chance
to encounter some of the 12 species of monkeys, which include the Monk
Saki and Emperor Tamarin, which inhabit the surrounding forest.
After dinner we will
leisurely hike for 60-75 minutes through the night to the Amazon's largest
known Tapir clay lick. We climb up a 17 foot observation platform perched
17 feet above the lick itself where we wait for the lumbering Tapirs to
arrive, then using powerful flashlights we observe and photograph them
After dinner back at
the Center there will be another opportunity to visit the Tapir clay lick.
Day Three: Rising at dawn
we will explore the forest trails with the emphasis on visiting the fruiting
trees which our researchers and native guides have been monitoring. Here
we will hope to encounter more monkey species as well as numerous species
of birds. Or, we will have an early visit to one or both of the lakes before
exploring the forest trails.
After lunch at the Center
there will be a further opportunity to explore more of the forest types
which can be found in the vicinity of the lodge. Alternatively, some visitors
may wish to spend time in special blinds to observe and perhaps to photograph
the brilliantly colored dancing birds called manakins.
After dinner, those particularly
determined visitors can once again visit the tapir clay lick.
Day Four (04 days/03 nights program):
at dawn you board the motor-canoe for the two hour return trip to the Manu
landing strip, from which you fly to Cusco, where your jungle adventure
ends. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
5 days/4 nights program. Tour codeMAN5/4
Day Five (05 days/04 nights program):
early, we board the motorized canoe for a 25 minute journey to the mouth
of the Blanco River. Here we transfer to dugout canoes where our native
guides will paddle us up this beautiful small tributary of the River Madre
de Dios. As we paddle up the river we will look for monkeys feeding in
the liana-festooned trees which loom overhead, and will encounter numerous
waterbirds including probable sightings of the cumbersome Horned Screamers.
Those lucky explores might also meet giant otters, or the smaller southern
river otter, swimming upstream on a fishing expedition.
After lunch at the Center
there will be an opportunity to observe life in the forest canopy from
one of our 35-metre tree platforms, or to independently explore one of
the numerous forest trails.
After supper, those explores
still with enough energy will have a chance for a final visit to the Tapir
Day Six: After a dawn
breakfast you will board the motor canoe for the two hour return trip to
the Manu landing strip, from which you fly to Cusco, where your jungle
Please note that the program
may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending
on the reports of our researchers and native guides based at the lodge.
addition to our convenient on
line reservation form, if you prefer to make a reservation via phone
call us we are here to help. Our staff is from Peru and will help you make
the best choices for your trip.
MANU WILDLIFE TOUR RATES AND CONDITIONS:
in US$ per passenger in double occupancy, single supplements are listed
below. Prices include all meals, and transfers to and from Cuzco, Tour
4 Day/3 Night- Depart Mondays
returns Thursdays, US$1,250 in twin, single supplement $210
5 Day/4 Night-Departs Thursdays
returns Mondays, US$1,450 in twin, single supplement $280
OTHER IMPORTANT POINTS:
BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS.-In
order to guarantee a reservation a 35% deposit is required at least 90
days and the 65% balance 30 days before arrival. If the reservation is
made 180 or more days in advance, the initial deposit might be 10% at moment
of booking plus another 25% sent not later than 90 days and the final payment
30 days before arrival. After we confirm the rate and availability to you
by email you will be requested to send a cahiers check payable to Inversiones
Paso Chico S.A.C. to guarantee your reservation.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS.- Refund
of deposit , less US$ 10 per passenger for handling fees will be made for
cancellations notified up to 60 days before arrival, thereafter the refund
is less US$ 25 per passenger. No refund will be made for NO SHOWS or cancellations
received after expected arrival date.
Wildlife Adventures, while exercising every posible precaution, will not
assume responsibility for any damages, injuries, losses, additional expenses
due to delays or any cause whatsoever, whether to a person or property
in connectiion with any service resulting directly or indirectly from acts
of God or force majeur. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw any
tour arrangements when deemed necesary in the best interest of the client.
The right is reserved also to accept, retain or refuse any person.