Manu Reserve 3 Days And 2 Nights

Manu Reserve 3 Days And 2 Nights

Travels Manu


Cusco – Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge – Cusco

Manu Reserve 3 Days And 2 Nights, the travels Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge is located at 1600m/5200ft elevation in the Kosñipata Valley, 165km/102 miles by
road from Cusco, and situated within the 5,060ha/12,500-acre cloud forest reserve of the conservation group
Peru Verde. We take just 7 to 8 hours by bus from Cusco to reach the peace and simple comfort of this lodge —
although many groups are so enthralled by the magical diversity of what the world’s leading bird tour company
has called «the best road in the world», that they spend a bit longer.
It has 12 comfortable, double-occupancy bungalows, with hot showers, flush toilets and private balconies
overlooking the cloud forest. Just minutes walk from the lodge, the world’s largest, most accessible and tamest
known group of displaying Andean Cocks-of-the-Rock awe and delight visitors with their twice-daily courting


Day 1:

Cusco to Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.-Our overland journey begins at 3,400m/11,150 ft, with an early
departure from the highland city of Cusco. Today’s destination is the lush cloud forest region where the Andes fall
away to the Amazon basin. This is a day of scenic drama and striking contrasts. We first visit a mountain wetland
habitat teeming with migrant and local waterfowl, before crossing two mountain ranges between the Cusco
valley and the Paucartambo valley, to a maximum altitude of 3,900m/12,790ft. Finally we follow a sinuous ribbon
of highway on its plunge through an extraordinary world of forested cliffs, waterfalls and gorges. We take
leisurely stops to see mountain villages, a hilltop necropolis of chullpas (pre-Inca burial chambers), and the abrupt
ridge top of Ajanaco, which marks the final high point where the Andes begin their swoop into the Amazon basin.
In clear weather we will see a breathtaking panorama of cloud forest and mountain giving way to the lowland
rainforest plains far below us.
After a lunch we descend through the startling and rapid environmental transformations characteristic of the
tropical Andes, passing from grassland and stunted trees through elfin forest, until we wind through a lush and
magical world of overhanging trees, giant ferns, monster begonias, countless orchids and bromeliads, and a
diverse and teeming birdlife.
We make frequent spontaneous stops, perhaps spotting a brilliantly feathered quetzal, a trogon, or the wild
turkey-like Guan. We reach the comfortable Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge in the late afternoon, the best hour to visit
the nearby viewing platform for the display ground, or “lek”. (Box Lunch, D)


Day 2:

Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge: Along the road and trails.-In the early morning, we have a second chance to viewthe Cock-of-the-Rock in full, raucous courting display. This lek and its observation blind are famous among
birders, since nowhere else on the planet allows so many of these spectacular blazing red birds to be seen so
easily. (Note that the very best months for viewing Cocks-of-the-Rock are in September, October and November,
although the males display throughout the year.) Afterwards we can stroll along the clearing formed by the
nearby road, spotting other birds, and with luck some Brown Capuchin or Woolly Monkeys.
After a hearty breakfast we can explore the forest overhanging the gravel road near the lodge, or some of the
miles of trails that wind through the valley, to see high elevation cloud forest birds. This is a relaxed and
enchanting day. As we amble among the woods and waterfalls we can marvel at the extraordinary variety of
orchids, bromeliads, ferns, begonias, lichens and mosses — and we also have a chance of sighting Woolly and/or
Brown capuchin monkeys. Along the way we may encounter some of the most colorful denizens of the cloud
forest, such as the brilliant Golden-headed Quetzal, Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan, Blue-crowned Motmot,
Umbrella Bird, Blue-banded Toucanet, fruit-eating tanagers, Red-crested Cotinga, Banded-tail Fruit-eater, and a
variety of flycatchers.
In the afternoon we can relax at the lodge, enjoying the dining hall viewing platform, or our private forestoverlook
balcony. Or we can cross the river on the lodge’s private oroya (cable bridge) and hike the trail on the
south side of the Kosñipata River. (B, L, D)

Day 3:

Cock of the Rock Lodge to Cusco – Departure day.-After an early breakfast we set off once more up thecloud forest highway, pausing here and there to alight and stroll in search of more birds: ones we have already
seen, but are too spectacular to ignore, and birds we are seeing for the first time. Or perhaps we will glimpse
monkeys that have so far eluded us. We wind our way through the enchanted mountain landscape on our route
back to Cusco, knowing that the memory of this will remain with us for years to come. (B, Box Lunch.)


Tour includes:

  •      Private transport van  and boat
  •      Rubber boots
  •      All camping equipment
  •      Qualified  bilingual native guide with own equipment
  •      Mineral water
  •      First aid kit
  •      2 meals for day
  •      Cook
  •      Entrance to the accommodations (Lodges)
  •       Rain ponchos
  •      Entrance to the Manu National Park
  •      Entrance to the hot spring
You will need to bring:
  •       Light Sleeping bag
  •      Repellent with a minimum of 25 % deet
  •      Binocular
  •      Camera with extra batteries
  •      Flash Light with extra batteries
  •      Sun lotion
  •      Pocket Money
  •      Daypack
  •      Water bottle
  •      Sun hat
  •      Sandals
  •      Toilet paper
  •      Dark clothes
  • Hiking sandal

Important notes;

• Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of
our researchers and experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge.
• We strongly recommend read your PRE-DEPARTURE INFORMATION.
• Our staff can be contacted 24 hours a day on 974870117  in Cusco.


Tour group
1 pax2pax3pax4pax5pax
$ 340$$$$
Tour private
1 pax2pax3pax4pax5pax
$ 450$$$$



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