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Cusco - Puerto Maldonado

Program 7 Days and 6 Nights

DAY 1 CUSCO – PILCOPATA
We leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains, to get to the typical and folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we will take a short walk around town before carrying on to Tres Cruces, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the Cloud Forest and at San Pedro we will walk for around 1 hour to observe the National bird of Peru, the cock of the rock, and many different kinds of monkeys, plants and flowers. We arrive to Pilcopata in the evening where we will sleep in a local lodge.

DAY 2 PILCOPATA –BONANZA
After breakfast we will continue by private bus to Atalaya. On the way we will stop to observe a Coca plantation, we will also stop at a view point where you can get a good overview of the jungle and river. From Atalaya we leave by motorized boat to Aguas Calientes, where you can bath in the nature hot springs. From there we will continue by boat to Bonanza (camping platforms). We will arrive mid-afternoon. In the late afternoon we will walk in the jungle and fish in the river, returning to Bonanza for dinner. After dinner we will take a night walk in the jungle to look for spiders and snakes. We will camp on our platforms in tents.

DAY 3 BONANZA
We will walk in the jungle most of the day, on the way we will appreciate many different kinds of animals; such as tapir, collared peccaries, monkeys, coati; birds such as eagles, parrots, toucans, medicinal plants, flowers, and the giant trees of the jungle. We will have our lunch in the jungle, and follow that with fishing. We will return to Bonanza for dinner, and after dark we will take a small canoe and catch Caimans. We will sleep in Bonanza as on Day 2.

DAY 4 BONANZA – BLANQUILLO
After breakfast we leave Bonanza by river visiting the native community of Diamante. Here we will walk around the village, learning about native life. We then continue by boat to Boca Manu, where you will have a chance to buy snacks, repellent, beer, etc. We then continue by boat along the Madre de Dios River until Blanquillo. We camp on the sandbank, and in the evening we will visit a lake to catch Caimans.

DAY 5 BLANQUILLO - PUERTO MALDONADO
We will leave very early to visit the macaw clay lick. We use a camouflaged boat to view the Clay lick where the Parrots and Macaws eat mineral salt. From here we take the boat to the port of Laberinto, seeing many beautiful landscape and many different kind of birds on the way. Many people work close to the river extracting gold. From here we take a taxi to Puerto Maldonado arriving late afternoon. We will spend the night here in a hotel.

DAY 6 PUERTO MALDONADO
We will take a city tour on this day and then we will take a private boat and visit the jungle in Puerto Maldonado and appreciate the wildlife on a beautiful lake, here we will have a chance to appreciate different kinds of birds. In the afternoon we return to Puerto Maldonado and spend the night in the same hotel.

DAY 7 PUERTO MALDONADO - CUSCO
On the final day we return to Cusco, timing depends on the flight and the weather conditions.

Tour includes:

o                        Private bus and boat

o                        Rubber boots and rain poncho

o                        All camping equipment

o                        Bilingual guide

o                        Mineral water

o                        First aid kit

o                        3 meals per day

o                        Cook

o                        Entrance to the Natural hot springs

o                        Entrance to Bonanza Ecológica Reserve

o                        Entrance to the Macaw Clay lick

o                        Entrance to Blanquillo lake and Isla de los Valles

o                        Flight to Cusco.

o                        Tour in Pto. Maldonado.

o                        Entrance to Monkey lake.

o                        Hotel in Pto Maldonado

You will need to bring:

o                        Sleeping bag

o                        Repellent with a minimum of 15 % deet

o                        Toilet roll

o                        Binoculares

o                        Camera with extra batteries

o                        Flashlight with extra batteries

o                        Sun lotion

o                        Pocket money

o                        Daypack

o                        Water bottle

o                        Sun hat

o                        Sandals

o                        Airport tax ($10)

 

 

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