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This was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken thanks to Puma Expeditions!! My husband and I traveled with a group of 9 total on our trip to Cusco, our main guide Jorge was excellent leader for the group! It was a trip filled with education and exploration. Our guide for our 2 days Machu Picchu adventure was Miguel. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Inca history.

Thanks to everyone at Puma Expeditions for the trip of a lifetime!!

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Day 1:

We leave the city of Cusco at 6am on our comfortable bus  and go through the pre-Inca tombs of Ninamarca, then continue to the colonial town of Paucartambo, a beautiful village of the colonial era. The communal oven and the museum site are places to visit in this town, where we have breakfast, then we continue and arrive at the entrance of the National Park of Manu (Ajanaco 3500 meters 11480 ft. ) an ideal place to take spectacular photos from the natural viewpoint of all the great nature that surrounds the place. From this point we begin to descend through all the ecological levels that make up the Amazon (puna, dwarf forest, cloud forest, subtropical forest and tropical forest), then we have lunch in the cloud forest and visit the cock of the rocks lek , (national bird of Peru) where with luck on the way we will see monkeys, many types of birds, orchids and the fantastic vegetation typical of the cloud forest. Continuing in our bus we will arrive to our house lodging with hot shower, comfortable beds, and a delicious dinner, all this in the town of Salvacion, (550 meters, 11640 ft.)

Day 2:

Early in the morning (5:30 am) we visit the lagoon “Machuwasi”, an spectacular place to watch birds from a raft built with balsa wood, parrots, parakeet, orioles, hoatzin, camungos birds are abundant, and the beauty from the lake surrounds us with its exuberant nature. A nice walk is never forgotten, and after 2 hours we return to taste a delicious and nutritious breakfast (8 am).

At 11 am, we leave in our four-wheel drive truck to the native community of Shintuya, where we board our motorized boat to reach our next camp Aguas Calientes (hot Spring) a place with fantastic hot spring pools in a totally natural and jungle environment. Lunch.

In the afternoon we visit a beautiful waterfall! A magical place to swim in fresh waters.

At night a great experience enjoying the hot springs in the light of romantic candles!

Day 3:

Early in the morning, before breakfast (5 am) we start the boat trip to visit the parrot collpa “la Muyuna” a very interesting place where different types of parrots, macaws and parakeet delight us with their color and sound, making us enjoy the jungle and its fauna. We return to the camp to enjoy a rich breakfast, then we get ready for a walk in a primary and tropical forest with an unique beauty that you will never forget. During the walk you will see different types of monkeys , giant trees, lianas and a typical vegetation of pure jungle. Birds are always our eternal companions, and our cameras are vital and make the tour more fun!


In the afternoon we leave in our boat to the port of Shintuya to drive towards to Salvacion town, we will spend the night in comfortable house lodging.

Day 4:

After breakfast, we leave in our car to visit “the rescue house Dos Loritos”, a place where wild animals are in the process of being reintroduced to their natural habitat very interesting and fun! Monkeys, macaws, sloths etc. walk freely around us! We enjoy lunch on the way, always looking for a nice place for this. Finally we arrive at the city of Cusco at 6pm approximately.

Highlights Places

Day 1-  Cusco - Paucartambo - Cloud Forest - Salvacion (Rainforest)

Day 2-  Salvacion - Cocha Machuwasi - Manu Hot Spring

Day 3-  Hot Spring - Macaw Clay Lick - Salvacion

Day 4-  Salvacion Cloud Forest - Paucartambo - Cusco


+ Transportation Cusco - Salvacion - Shintuya - Cusco by private bus

+ Transportation by private boat

+ Accommodation while on the tour, in lodge and camping huts

+ Bread fast,  Lunch, Dinner and snacks for the duration of the tour

+ Gumboots

+ Purified water any time and refreshing drinks (lemonade)

+ Entry fees to Manu Cultural Zone (Gallito de las Rocas,) Cocha Machuwasi  (ox bow lakes)

+ A professional and licensed guide and naturalist who has a solid command of both Spanish and English.

Does not includes:

- Soft drinks and beer

- Personal expenses

- Boutique purchases

- Gratuities

- Personal expenses

4 days most popular Manu Cultural Zone, we have created for people doesn’t have much time on their vacation, meantime the visitors can see the archeological site Chullpas de Ninamarca (pre-Incan tombs) located in the high land. Later on, descending to the cloud forest you come feel the warmer zone and the green vegetation attach to the mountains including waterfalls with abundant birds, including the national bird of Peru (cock-of-rock) continue deeper to the rainforest we are going to pass small villages along the road, the second day we are going to spend more time

in the low land rainforest, the zone offers a trip to Cocha  Machuwasi (oxbow lake) which can be crossed on rafts (made of balsa wood) it is unique experience  with abundant birds around the lake, later on we are taking a short trip by boat to visit pongo Konec this place has beautiful view of the canyon going through the Madre de Dios river, we can enjoy swimming and jump from the rocks having a lot fun, Returning by car will have time to stop in the Rescue House, a local organization whom are helping birds, mammals, to back to his natural habit.

Recommended Equipment

+Waterproof gear

+shirt with long sleeves, long pants

+swimming gear/bathers

+Towel for the entire trip

+Personal hygiene

+Shoes for walking/hiking) sandals

+Headlamp or torch

+Hat, sunglasses and sun block

+supplies & medicines for 3 days (if need it)

+Insect repellent (recommend 40% deep),

+Back pack, day pack, plastic bags

+Warm clothing

+Binoculars, Camera


Manu National Park - Culture Zone

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