A Guided Conservation 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.
For this tour, shared departure are minimum 2 passengers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.