MANU RAFTING 7
DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
Person : 830
US $, incl. flight to Cusco (min. 2 Pers.)
Fixed departures for Manu 2007:
March: 8, 22.
April: 5, 12, 19, 26.
May: 3., 7., 10, 14., 17., 21., 24., 28.
June: 4., 7., 11., 14., 18., 21., 25., 28.
July: 2., 5., 9., 12., 16., 19., 23., 26., 30.
August: 2., 6., 9., 13., 16., 20., 23., 27., 30.
September: 6., 13., 20.,27.
October: 4., 11., 18., 25.
November: 1., 8., 15., 22., 29.
December: 6., 13., 20., 27.
DAY 1: CUSCO TO
take an 11 hours bus trip from the city of Cusco ascending to the high mountain
area at 4200 m (14,000 feet). After a short stop in Ninamarca, to see the
pre-Inca cemetery, and Paucartambo village, we descend the eastern slopes of the
Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, etc.) to the
lowland rainforest on the Madre de Dios and Manu Rivers. You will enjoy
spectacular views of the Andes and may see wildlife such as our national bird,
the Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) inside a hiding place next to the lek,
brilliantly colored Tanagers and Hummingbirds and with some luck the first
monkeys, as e.g. the Wooly Monkey. We spend the night in a lodge in Pilcopata
PILCOPATA TO SERJALI:
Early in the morning we drive ˝ hour to Atalaya where we prepare our raft and
descend the upper Madre de Dios River for around 6 hours. Today we have the
opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of the river, such as
Fasciated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, King Vultures and some of the 13 species
of monkeys that live in Manu. In the afternoon we arrive to the area of Serjali
and camp on the beach.
DAY 3: SERJALI
TO BOCA MANU:
After an early breakfast we continue in our raft floating downriver and arriving
in the afternoon to Boca Manu village and spend the night in the lodge. Again
the chances for seen wildlife, such as caimans, birds and monkeys, are VERY good
because of the (silent) raft.
DAY 4: BOCA
MANU TO MAQUISAPAYOJ:
Early in the morning we
go to explore the lake in Boca Manu which is a very good place to see Giant
River Otters and many birds. After exploring the lake we go by boat for 2 ˝
hours to Maquisapayoj (place of the Black Spider Monkey). Here we walk to the
Mammal Salt Lick in the afternoon and spend the night in the specially made
platform to observe tapirs at night.
MAQUISAPAYOJ TO BLANQUILLO:
After exploring the trails around Maquisapayoj we travel downriver for half an
hour to get to Blanquillo, our base camp for the next days. We visit Cocha
(lake) Blanco to observe the family of Giant River Otters, monkeys (e.g. Red
Howler Monkey), caimans and different varieties of birds. Our camp is at
Blanquillo. Optional nightwalk ( to see frogs, insects, snakes etc.) before
dinner and a shower!
DAY 6: BLANCO
Early in the morning we go to the Macaw Clay Lick. From a blind we can observe
flocks of Macaws (Ara chloroptera, - macao), Parrots and Parakeets arriving to
eat the clay. After the spectacle we continue exploring the trails around
Blanquillo. We spend the night in Blanquillo.
BLANQUILLO TO CUSCO:
Early in the morning we drive to Boca Manu airstrip and fly back to Cusco.
should bring for the Manu Trip:
sleeved shirts (cotton is better)
(you can also rent them from)
and films (400 and 200 ASA)
bags for clothes and camera etc.
things (soap, toilet paper. towel etc.)
blocker, sun glasses
bag (can also be rented)
(with spare bulb and batteries)
boots ( only in rainy season, Jan. -April)
For more information and details how to make a booking please email Andean Enjoy
Perú at: firstname.lastname@example.org