Duration
7D 6N
Lodging
Manu Learning Centre
Price
Starting from $1500
Type
Shared or Private Tour

This tour includes a guided visit to vibrant Cusco, plus the opportunity to get involved in conservation and community projects to gain a better understanding of complex issues. Perfect for families.

 

"It was absolutely incredible! We knew from the second we met our guide, Jose Antonio, that we were in excellent hands for the journey. His knowledge of the jungle is superhuman and his passion for birdwatching and Manu was contagious. He truly went above and beyond to make sure we had a superb (and fun!) experience.

 

All of the staff we met were wonderful. Our driver was a master behind the wheel and everyone from the lodge staff to the boat captains were warm, friendly and made us feel right at home. And we were so impressed by the dedicated Crees research team and volunteers! We especially enjoyed the opportunity to visit Salvacion and learn about the biogarden work in the community.

 

And last (but certainly not least) the GIANT boots you helped locate were a perfect fit. They were so comfortable, I think Keith had a hard time leaving them behind at the end of our stay.

 

We will definitely share our experience with others and encourage anyone we know who is traveling to Peru to book a trip with Crees.

 

Many thanks again to you and your talented team and much gratitude for the critical work Crees is doing to protect this special corner of the world."

 

 

Micah Mitrosky and Keith Etchells, April 2018 

During this tour, you will stay one night in Cusco in the centrally located traditional Rumi Punku, a perfect place to explore the city. 

 

In the cloud forest your will stay at the Cock of the Rock Lodge, and the rest of the tour will be spent at the Manu Learning Centre in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. 

 

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. 

For this tour, shared departure are minimum 2 passengers.

Dates 2018: 

9th and 23rd April
7th and 21st May
4th and 18th June
2nd, 16th, 30th July
13th and 27th August
10th and 24th September
8th and 22nd October

Dates 2019: 

8th and 22nd April
6th and 20th May
3rd and 17th June
1st, 15th, 29th July
12th and 26th August
9th and 23rd September
7th and 21st 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.

 

If you have any further questions or would like to make a booking please 

 

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You will not be asked for payment.

Itinerary
Day 1
Cusco

You will be met by your guide at the airport or your hotel in Cusco. Venture out and explore the beautiful city with its mixture of Incan and colonial Spanish architecture. Overnight at Rumi Punku hotel centrally located only 300 m from the Plaza de Armas, the perfect location to roam the city from. Meal included Breakfast

Day 2
Cusco - Cloud Forest

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. Overnight at the Cock of the Rock lodge, full board.

Day 3
Could Forest - Manu Learning Centre

After a 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, full board.

Day 4-5
Manu Learning Centre - Conservation and Community Projects

For these next two days you will be rising early at about 5.00am to take part in the conservation and research projects. Examples include mammal tracking, bird surveys, our butterfly project and forest trekking. Spend time with our scientists and researchers, learning more about the forest and the work being done to preserve it. Lodging at the Manu Learning Centre, full board.

Day 6
Manu Learning Centre

Travel at the local town on Salvacion and join the locals for our community projects. Help build a Biogarden so residents can access fresh vegetables or plant trees as part of our Agroforestry scheme. Come back to the Manu Learning Centre for the evening and reflect on a busy day. Lodging, Manu Learning Centre, full board.

Day 7
Manu Learning Centre - Cusco

After breakfast, prepare for departure and take the boat back to Atalaya port-town, where you board transport back to Cusco. The landscape changes dramatically as you climb up into the cloud forest towards the Andes and then down to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your hotel completing this wonderful volunteer experience. No lodging included.

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