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Manu Cultural

3 days and 2 nights Tour: Hiking and Adventure Min: 2 persons
Carol B
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
Totally unforgettable!! I was an amazing experience from start to finish. Every checkpoint was smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!!!
nick d
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Adriano M
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
Mejores Días en Perú Desde el primer día la atención y servicio fueron excelentes, muy buenas recomendaciones sobre lugares donde comer, conocer y los mejores guías/fotógrafos. Gracias por recibirnos!
Castro Díaz D
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Marco F
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Madrily D
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Silvia R
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Description Manu Cultural Zone Tour

With the “Manu Cultural Zone Tour”, you will be able to enjoy one of the most extensive tropical parks in South America. Located in the south-eastern region of Peru, nestled in the last Andean foothills of the department of Cusco and the jungle of Madre de Dios. This natural paradise recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, is home to the greatest biological diversity in protected areas of rainforest and several endemic species of cloud forest.

In your trip to Manu it is possible to find all the variety of ecological floors that exist in the Amazon and this makes it one of the most appreciated protected areas.

The Manu Tourist destination is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. The number of plant species is very high, in a single hectare there are up to 250 varieties of trees. The aguajal forests are one of the most outstanding ecosystems, where the aguaje and huasaí palms are the dominant ones and develop on almost permanently flooded areas, especially on the right bank of the Manu River. There is also the presence of cedar, cético, tornillo, chestnut, Lupuna and jebe.

Among the large mammals are the otorongo, the tiger, the sachavaca, the huangana, the sajino, the deer, the ashy deer, the river wolf, the ronsoco, the coto monkey, the black maquisapa, the choro monkey, the white and the black machin monkey. It is estimated that there are about 30 million species, more than 1,300 species of butterflies, 136 species of dragonflies, at least 300 species of ants (more than 40 species were found in a single tree) and more than 650 species of beetles.

The bird species found in Manu represent 25% of all known birds in South America and 10% of all species in the world and it is thought that there may be more than 1,000 bird species in total. It is estimated that there are more than 100 species of bats. There are also 77 species of amphibians.

Species known to be globally threatened that are found in Manu are: the choro monkey, the emperor, giant otter, anteater, giant armadillo, ocelot, Andean cat, jaguar Panthera onca, small eared fox, bush dog, spectacled bear, crocodile and black caiman. The fish species identified are: paco, red tail shad, boquichico, mullet and mullet.

The best time to visit Manu is during Cusco’s dry season, from May to October, when we can avoid the most rainy days. During the rainy season, especially January and February, the fall of water increases the flow of rivers, which often block the roads and greatly hinder the transfers.

Enjoy the Manu Cultural Zone Tour


  • Andes – (3650 m.a.s.l.)
  • Bosque de Nubes (1,700 m.a.s.l.)
  • Erika Lodge – (500 m.a.s.l.)
  • Parrot and Macaw Clay Lick


Day 1: Hotel pick-up – Cusco (3,300m.S.N.M.) – Andes- (3650m.S.N.M.) Cloud Forest (1,700m.S.N.M.)

  • Pick up from the hotel at the agreed time, departure from Cusco city very early in the morning.
  • In our Manu 3D tour we will cross interesting inter-Andean valleys and picturesque rural communities. We will visit Paucartambo, a picturesque colonial town and its interesting museum.
  • Lunch en route.
  • In our tours to Manu we continue through the Cloud Forest, an area rich in endemic species such as the Spectacled Bear and Cock of the Rock, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, lichens, etc..
  • Observing nature and then continue until we arrive to our Orquídeas de San Pedro Lodge where we will spend our first night
  • comfortably installed.
  • Dinner and overnight.



Day 2: Cloud Forest – Erika Lodge (500m.a.s.l.)

  • Bird watching Manu 05.30 hrs At dawn we will look for the interesting Cock of the Rock, Peru’s national bird that makes a unique courtship ritual.
  • Rafting in Manu, After breakfast we continue to the town of Pilcopata, it is optional and free to do rafting from Pilcopata for 1 hour (classes I and II) by the Koñeq and / or Alto Madre de Dios rivers. We enjoy the scenery and take the opportunity to refresh ourselves and then reach the port of Atalaya, a place located on the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River.
  • From this point at 700 m.a.s.l. we will start the descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of bird species, such as herons, vultures, cormorants, etc. until we reach our Private Reserve “Erika”.
  • Lunch at the Lodge.
  • Later we will walk along the trails of this transitional point between high and low jungle. Our lodge is connected to the surrounding jungle through a 15 km trail system. We will walk along the trails at your leisure, as long as you are under the supervision of the guide. On the way to Erika we will see many species of plants and animals, some of them endangered. The surrounding jungle also serves as a major source of seeds and trees for reforestation projects.
  • We will walk along a trail to a 5 meter high platform where we will be able to see and photograph peccaries interacting on a wonderful mud bed. Observing the peccaries in this place depends on luck and weather conditions.
  • Night walk in Manu, a night walk will be scheduled to observe insects and amphibians.
  • Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Bungalow – ERIKA LODGE.


Day 3: Erika Lodge (500m.a.s.l.) – Cusco

  • Manu Ecological Tours – Parrot Sighting 05.30 hrs In the morning, we will leave very early, heading to the parrot clay lick where a unique spectacle awaits us. It is necessary to travel for about half an hour to reach the area where a clay wall offers a resource for hundreds of parrots, which congregate daily very early in the morning to ingest the clay present in this area.
  • This Parrot Clay Lick in Manu is a clay wall next to the river where multiple species of parrots come every morning to supplement their diet with the minerals they find here.  This generates a natural spectacle of sounds and colors that bird lovers and nature enthusiasts will not want to miss.
  • Activity at Manu’s parrot clay licks typically begins shortly before dawn, when the first parrots approach the clay lick area, usually in pairs as they call to each other, and then land in the trees around the clay lick. It is understood that they perch on the highest branches while waiting for the rest of the parrots to check for predators in the area.
  • In this Adventure Tours in Mannu, we will see different species of parrots such as the blue-headed parrot, white-eyed parakeet and possibly the Maracano macaw, among others come down every morning to extract clay necessary for their dietary balance.
  • At the end of this daily activity we return to our lodge Erika for our farewell breakfast and to pack and sail by boat to the port of Atalaya, where the bus awaits us to take us back.
  • We have lunch en route arriving in Cusco in the evening.





  • Eco Lodge Orquídeas de San Pedro 1 night
  • Eco Lodge Erika 1 night


  • Inland transportation
  • River transportation
  • Full meals (vegetarian option available)
  • Specialized bilingual naturalist guide
  • Complete canoeing equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Luggage guardian service
  • Safe deposit box for documents and valuables.


  • First breakfast
  • Water for the first day
  • Carbonated beverages (bottled drinks)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Handicrafts
  • Last dinner
  • Air flights or Bus Ticket (from Cusco)
  • Tips


  • Light clothing with long sleeves and long pants, sandals, towel, bathing suit and personal medication.
  • Daily backpack and luggage backpack.
  • Binoculars and zoom cameras
  • Waterproof jacket, raincoat, long sleeve shirts, cotton pants, bathing clothes, warm clothes in case of cold weather.
  • Bring your passport
  • Towel for the whole trip
  • Medicines and personal hygiene implements
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes, sandals
  • Flashlight with batteries and spare lights.
  • Hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection
  • Insect repellent (recommended with 40% or more DEET),
  • Binoculars, Camera
  • Luggage backpack and small rucksack, plastic bags



Manu Cultural


Minimum 02 persons


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Frequently Asked Questions about Manu Cultural Tour

The ‘Manu Cultural Zone Tour’ is located in the Southeastern region of Peru, in the Andean foothills of Cusco and the rainforest of Madre de Dios. It is special because it is nestled within a UNESCO-recognized Biosphere Reserve and harbors immense biodiversity.

The climate in Manu varies with altitude. In the Manu Park itself, temperatures range between 24°C and 35°C. In high mountain areas, it is cold, while in the cloud forest, it is temperate and humid. In the lowland rainforest, the climate is tropical, with a rainy season from November to March and a dry season from May to October. The choice of season depends on your preferences and activities.

The best time to visit Manu is during the dry season of Cusco, which runs from May to October. This helps avoid most rainy days and facilitates transportation.

During the tour, you can enjoy activities such as bird watching, canoeing, jungle walks, observing sajinos (peccaries), night walks, and visits to parrot clay licks.

Experiencing altitude sickness in Manu is not common because most tourist activities are conducted at lower altitudes, below 2,500 meters above sea level. However, in high mountain areas, altitude sickness symptoms may arise if you are not acclimatized. It is recommended to acclimatize gradually before ascending to higher altitudes and follow acclimatization guidelines. In general, altitude sickness is not usually a problem for most visitors to Manu.

Visiting Manu is generally safe, but like any trip to natural and remote areas, it is important to take precautions and follow safety recommendations. Here are some considerations to ensure a safe visit to Manu:

  1. Reliable tour agency: Choose an experienced travel agency.
  2. Vaccinations and first-aid kit: Consult a doctor and bring vaccinations and a first-aid kit.
  3. Safety in transportation: Ensure vehicles and boats are safe.
  4. Acclimatization: If visiting high-altitude areas, acclimatize gradually.
  5. Respect for nature: Follow conservation rules.
  6. Appropriate gear: Bring suitable clothing and equipment.
  7. Communication: Inform someone trustworthy of your itinerary.
  8. Follow the guide’s instructions.

It is advisable to receive certain vaccinations before visiting Manu due to its location in a jungle area. Some recommended vaccines include yellow fever, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, and possibly rabies. Consult a doctor or travel clinic for specific recommendations based on your health situation and current conditions. Yellow fever is especially important, and in some cases, it may be mandatory to enter the region.









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