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Tour to Manu National Park 4 days from Cusco

TOUR TO MANU NATIONAL PARK 4 DAYS FROM CUSCO

Uncover the amazon’s mysteries and legends on this great adventure, live this fascinating trip to the vast national park in the Amazon Basin which covers almost 20,000 sq km (12,427 sq mi) and is one of the best places in South America to see a stunning variety of tropical wildlife. Progressive in its emphasis on preservation, Unesco declared Manu a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a World Natural Heritage Site in 1987. Entry is only with guide and permit.

One reason the park is so successful in preserving such a large tract of virgin jungle and its wildlife is that it’s remote and relatively inaccessible to people, and therefore has not been exploited by rubber tappers, loggers, oil companies or hunters. The Manu national park is doubtless the world has one of the most pristine primary rain forest, this part of the jungle of Peru is home for many species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, and home for many species of trees, orchids, ferns, etc. Likewise it includes several oxbow lakes, and clay licks where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay

ACTIVITIES: jungle adventure, Night Walks, Bird Watching, clay Therapy, Balsa Ride, macaw clay lick, amazon gastronomy , fishing sport, nature .

Day 1: Cusco (3,300m.s.n.m.) – Andes- (3650m.s.n.m.) Cloud Forest (1,700m.s.n.m.)

An early start in the morning from Cusco, on our adventure traveling in one of our vehicles. Throughout the journey, we pass through captivating valleys and picturesque communities, offering glimpses of the region’s diverse landscapes. Make a stop to explore intriguing pre-Incan tombs, delving into the rich historical heritage of the area. Our next destination is the beautiful colonial town of Paucartambo, where we take the opportunity to visit a fascinating museum, immersing ourselves in the local culture and traditions.

To keep us energized, a delicious lunch is provided as we continue our journey. As we venture further, we enter the enchanting cloud forest, renowned for its abundant biodiversity. This ecosystem is home to remarkable species, including the Spectacled Bear and the vibrant Cock of the Rock bird. The cloud forest also boasts a stunning array of orchids, bromeliads and ferns, creating an amazing display of natural beauty. Appreciate the breathtaking surroundings as we make our way to San Pedro de Orquideas Lodge, our comfortable accommodation for the night, where you can unwind and soak in the serene ambiance of the cloud forest.

Day 2: Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge (400m.s.n.m.)

In the early morning hours, embark on an exciting quest to spot the mesmerizing Cock of the Rock, Peru’s national bird, known for its unique courtship dance. Witnessing this remarkable display is truly a special experience. Afterward, we gather for a delicious breakfast, replenishing our energy for the day ahead.

Continuing our journey, we make our way to the charming town of Pilcopata, immersing ourselves in the local atmosphere. From there, we proceed to the Port of Atalaya, situated along the picturesque shores of the Madre de Dios River at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level. Here, we board a boat that will take us to our private reserve, named “Erika.” During the boat ride, keep your eyes peeled for a multitude of bird species, including beautiful herons, vultures and elegant cormorants. The diversity of avian life is truly impressive.

Once we arrive at the reserve, embark on an amazing journey along the trails that travel through the transition zone between the high and low jungle. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, have the privilege of discovering and learning about the fascinating wildlife that surrounds us. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer diversity of species found in the jungle.

As the day transitions into night, have a special opportunity for a captivating night walk. This gives us a chance to catch glimpses of nocturnal creatures such as insects and amphibians, adding another layer of wonder to our rainforest experience. The night concludes as we retreat to our comfortable accommodations at Erika Lodge, where we can rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the adventures that lie ahead.

Free Option – Rafting:

In Pilcopata you will have 90 minutes of rafting (grade I & II) on the Koñeq and/or Madre de Dios Rivers. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape and have a swim in the refreshing wáter.

Day 3: Erika Lodge

During our invigorating morning walk, the guide will skillfully point out and provide insights into the variety of wildlife that surrounds us. It’s an opportunity to truly appreciate the rich biodiversity of the rainforest and explore the captivating trails.

Board a boat to gracefully cross the river, embarking on a trail that leads us through the verdant landscape for approximately 30 minutes. Along the way, our senses are delighted by the fascinating flora that thrives in this vibrant ecosystem. Look out for the delicate sensitive plants, vibrant heliconias, and an assortment of enticing fruits, each contributing to the tapestry of life in the rainforest.

Arrive at the breathtaking lake Machuwasi, a unique adventure awaits us. Take to the water on paddle rafts, allowing us to observe an array of bird species. Keep an eye out for the primitive Hoatzin, a bird with intriguing characteristics. With a bit of luck, we may also alligators, playful monkeys and majestic capybaras, further enhancing our wildlife encounters and creating cherished memories.

Tonight, embark on an enchanting night walk around the lodge. This nocturnal expedition offers a glimpse into the vibrant world of insects and amphibians that come to life under the moonlit sky. It’s a chance to witness the captivating creatures that thrive during the night hours, adding an extra layer of wonder to our rainforest experience.

Day 4: Erika Lodge – Cusco

Early this morning, we board the boat and set off towards Collpa, a clay wall situated by the river. This unique location attracts a variety of parrot species, including the vibrant blue-headed parrot, the lively white-eyed parakeet and perhaps even the amazing Maracana Macaw. These colorful birds gather each morning to supplement their diet with essential minerals and salts. It’s a captivating sight to witness.

Later, return to Erika Lodge, where a delicious breakfast awaits us. Energized and satisfied, we proceed to pack our belongings, preparing for the journey back. Boarding the boat once again, we make our way to Atalaya Port, where our waiting vehicle stands ready to transport us back to Cusco. Along the way, we enjoy a tasty lunch, savoring the flavors of the region.

We set out on our scenic journey, arriving in Cusco early in the evening. Our adventure in the rainforest may have come to an end, but the memories and experiences we’ve gained will stay with us forever.

END OF OUR SERVICES

WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE TOUR TO MANU NATIONAL PARK 4 DAYS?

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Land transportation
  • River transportation
  • 01 night in our San Pedro de Orquideas Lodge
  • 02 nights in our Erika Lodge
  • All meals (vegetarian option avail) bilingual specialized guide
  • All equipment for rafting
  • First aid kit
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit box for valuables

NOT INCLUDED

  • First breakfast
  • Water for the first day
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and the last dinner

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR JUNGLE TRIP TO MANU?

  • Mosquito repellent (DEET 35 recommended as a MINIMUM!!)
  • Original passport
  • Day backpack
  • Long-sleeved cotton shirts
  • Long cotton trousers
  • Cotton long socks (to be put into your trousers)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals or light shoes
  • Rain gear (e.g., rain poncho)
  • Sweater (for cold weather)
  • Swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and charger
  • Plastic bags to protect clothes and a camera from the rain
  • A hat for protection against the sun or rain
  • Toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun Screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight (with spare bulb and batteries)
  • Refillable bottle of water (minimum 1 liter)
  • Extra money in soles (local currency) to purchase drinks, snacks, tips, and souvenirs (we recommend bringing snacks and extra water from Cusco, the prices at the reserve are steep).  

PRICE PER PERSON

PRICE INFORMATION

US$?  Group service
US$? private service (2 people)
US$? private service (3-6 people)
US$? private service (+6 people) 

WHY CHOOSE SAM CORPORATIONS?

At SAM CORPORATIONS, we are more than just a travel agency and tour operator. We are a family-owned business, deeply rooted in the vibrant city of Cusco, Peru. With our extensive personal experience and exploration of every corner of this remarkable country, we have developed a deep love and understanding of its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

Our mission is to provide exceptional tours and treks that are tailored to each individual’s preferences. We take great pride in delivering personalized and high-quality service, ensuring that every aspect of your journey is meticulously crafted to exceed your expectations. As a family-owned company, we are committed to upholding our values and never compromising on the level of luxury and attention to detail we offer.

Being a responsible and sustainable tour operator is of utmost importance to us. Our staff members are not just employees; they are an integral part of our extended family. We prioritize their well-being by providing them with fair salaries and financial support, fostering long-term growth, and creating a positive working environment. It is through their dedication and expertise that we are able to provide our clients with the best service and unforgettable experiences. We understand the significance of placing your trust in a reliable and honest operator when embarking on an adventure in Peru. At SAM CORPORATIONS, we take this responsibility seriously. We stand by our word and deliver on our promises, ensuring that your journey with us is truly unforgettable.

SMALL GROUPS

At SAM CORPORATIONS, we prioritize personalized service by limiting our tour groups to a maximum of 8 people. This distinguishes us from other companies that operate with larger groups, ensuring a more intimate and tailored experience for our guests.

OUR TOP TOUR GUIDES

We take great pride in our guides who are fluent in English and highly professional. They possess extensive knowledge and a deep passion for Inca heritage and history. Our guides are committed to their personal and professional growth, conducting thorough research to provide you with accurate and recognized theories in Inca and Andean culture. With degrees in Archeology, Tourism, Botany, History, or Anthropology, our well-educated and fun-loving crew ensures a memorable experience for you.

OUR SERVICE PROJECTS

At SAM CORPORATIONS, we have a strong belief in giving back to local isolated communities. As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we actively engage in various service projects and prioritize hiring locally. We take pride in our holistic approach to sustainability and community development, which includes participating in social projects and providing above-average wages to community members. Our ultimate goal is to foster self-sustainability and long-term growth within these communities. We are dedicated to making a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of everyone involved.

Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Jungle Trip to Manu.

THE BRIEFING FOR THE JUNGLE TRIP TO MANU

The briefing will take place the night before your tour at your hotel.

HOW TO BOOK THE MANU JUNGLE TOURS

FIRST, to book your Lares trek to Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase tickets without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

*** We will need each participant’s passport at the time of booking.

SECOND, we require a deposit of $…….. USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Lares trek Machu Picchu. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

It’s understandable that you may prefer alternative payment methods to avoid high credit card fees while in Peru. We offer the following options for paying your balance:

  1. Cash Payment: You can visit our office in Cusco and make a cash payment in either US dollars or Peruvian soles. Our friendly staff will assist you with the payment process. Please note that it’s advisable to withdraw money from ATMs located within the historical center of Cusco, as they offer convenient access to cash.
  2. Online Payment via VISA or PayPal: If you prefer the convenience of online payment, you can choose to pay with VISA or PayPal. However, please be aware that a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PayPal, will apply. To complete the payment through PayPal, log into your PayPal account and use our provided email address: info@samcorporations.com.

We want to ensure that you have flexibility and options when it comes to settling your balance. If you have any further questions or need assistance with payment arrangements, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to make the process as smooth as possible for you.

ARE WE GOING TO BE DROPPED OFF AT OUR HOTEL?

Absolutely!! Hotel drop off is included in your package.

TIPPING

If you are satisfied with the services provided during your tour, it is customary and greatly appreciated to give a tip. Tipping is an important part of the tourism industry in various destinations, including those offered by SAM CORPORATION. Firstly, it serves as a way to show appreciation to the staff who have taken care of you throughout your tour. Furthermore, it can inspire them to continue providing excellent service in the future. Importantly, the amount you choose to tip is entirely up to you. It should be based on factors such as your budget, the level of satisfaction with the service you received, and the duration of your tour.

ARE WE SUSTAINABLE?

At our core, we are a local, sustainable, and responsible tourism operator. We commit ourselves to upholding the universal principles of tourism, which involve protecting the environment and supporting the well-being of local communities while respecting their culture and religion. In order to uphold these principles, we have implemented several measures. Firstly, we prioritize comprehensive training for all our local staff. This training equips them with the necessary knowledge and understanding to respect the places we visit and the local people we interact with. Moreover, we emphasize the significance of cultural sensitivity and responsible tourism practices. By doing so, we aim to foster meaningful and positive experiences for both our guests and the communities we engage with.

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Why Choose SAM CORPORATION

Local Peruvian Company

Our company is 100% locally owned. We directly contribute to economic development and environmental sustainability in Peru.

Service Quality

The quality of our service is one of our most important values which demands all our effort, determination, and courage to be successful in what we are doing and the services we provide

Responsible travel

We aim to have a positive impact in all the areas that we visit. Through our training sessions and social projects, we empower women, indigenous communities and children

Small Personalized Groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you a personalized tour in our small comfortable vans

100% Customised Itinerary

Interested in visiting only specific destinations? No problem, all our packages can be fully customized to suit your budget and schedule. Contact our travel advisors to plan the most comprehensive trip of a lifetime.

Community and Environment

We commit socially and culturally to the community and adapt our business strategies to the preservation of the environment

  • 100% Locally owned and operated.
  • Best Tour guides & trip leaders.
  • Quality-Touch & Personalized service
  • Highest quality, name brand equipment.
  • All Inclusive Tours with no hidden fees.
  • Sustainable Prctice and responsible travel.
  • Safety conscious with first aid training annually.
  • Unique Tours & Trekking routes
  • Customized Tours & Packages forFair and kind travel.
  • Personalized Attention with the Most Dedicated Team
  • Giving back to our local communities
Why Choose SAM CORPORATION

Quality

Why Choose SAM CORPORATION

100% Customised itinerary

Contact our travel advisors to plan the most complete trip of your life.

Easy communication

Simplified ease of communication, text us on WhatsApp, email or call us.

Professional and experienced

Our guides are local and have vast knowledge in Peruvian culture and history.

Local peruvian company

100% local company. Development and environmental sustainability

Small personalized groups

Our groups never exceed 10 people, giving you an unforgettable experience

Memorable trips

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