The Forest and Beyond
This trip really allows you to relax and experience the spectacular wildlife of the Amazon in the heart of the famous Manu National Park. Highlights include Manu's famous clay-lick and oxbow lakes for the chance of up-close sightings of rare tapir and giant river otter.
During this tour, you will stay at the Wayquecha Biological Station and Cock of the Rock Lodge in the cloud forest, while in the rainforest you will stay in the Manu Learning Centre, Romero and the Manu Wildlife Centre. All these lodges have en-suite private bathrooms and hot water.
One night in the Manu National Park is spent at Campsite Aguaje - basic wooden huts with beds in and shared bathrooms, with no 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 at the Manu Learning Centre only.
For this tour, shared departures require a minimum of 4 passengers. Private tours, 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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Depart Cusco early and make your way, by road, up to Wayqecha at 3000m above sea level. Where the tropical Andes meets the Amazonian lowlands, this spot is one of the most biodiverse in the world. Stay the night and witness the spectacular views. Full board.
Journey further into the cloud forest partly on foot, weather permitting. Spend time try to find the illusive Woolly Monkey along the way.
Before breakfast, venture out to spot Peru’s national bird, the Cock of the Rock. Then travel to meet your boat and make your way to the Manu Learning Centre along the Madre de Dios river. Tour the lodge and then spend the afternoon exploring the nearby trails with your guide and our researchers. Relax during the evening and watch the spectacular Amazon sunset. Overnight at the Manu Learning Centre., full board.
Spend the whole day in search of wildlife exploring the vicinity of the lodge and taking trips down the river. Overnight at the Manu Learning Centre, full board.
Leave the Manu Learning Centre and travel downriver, stopping off at the Boca Manu village. Walk to the nearby oxbow lake where macaws and parrots come to roost. Overnight at Romero Lodge, set in pristine primary rainforest. Full Board.
This area of Manu is a birders paradise with huge numbers of species concentrated into one area. Explore the forest with your guide taking in the abundant wildlife around the lodge for the full day. Overnight at Romero, full board.
Trek the Cocha Limonal trail, hoping for the chance to glimpse a group of peccaries or even the mysterious Jaguar. Stay overnight at one of Manu’s best tented campsites. Full board.
Wake early and head to Cocha Salvador. Board small catamarans and head out onto the lake observing animal life from the water. Return to Romero Rainforest Lodge to overnight.
Head down river to the Manu Wildlife Centre, spending the day exploring the trails and bird watching at the nearby claylick. The lodge has a canopy platform and an observation tower for your use. Perhaps head out for a night walk with your guide after dark falls. Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Centre, full board.
Spend a full day exploring the sights and sounds of the rainforest around the Manu Wildlife Centre. There is the opportunity to remain at the claylick after dark to see Tapir, South Americas largest mammal. Overnight at the Manu Wildlife Centre, full board.
Take the boat down to Colorado village, passing local settlements on the banks of the river along the way. From Colorado start the overland journey to Puerto Carlos (approx. 45 mins) and then cross the Inambari River (approx. 15 mins) by boat to Santa Rosa, before finally heading for Puerto Maldonado to catch your flight back to Cusco. No accommodation in Cusco included, breakfast is included.