LODGE

LODGE

Since 2016 AMAZONIA LODGE has new owners. Some private bathrooms have been installed and new trails are waiting to be explored. Amazonia offers excellent birdwatching !

MANU

MANU

Visit the Manu Biosphere Reserve – a Biodiversity Hot Spot near Cusco !

COCK OF THE ROCK

COCK OF THE ROCK

On the way to Amazonia you can see the famous Cock of the Rock, Peru's national bird, on the Manu road

MONKEYS

MONKEYS

Many different monkey species can be seen on the trails around Amazonia Lodge

PARROTS AND PARAKEETS

PARROTS AND PARAKEETS

Manu is a paradise for birdwatchers. Near Amazonia we visit a parrot clay lick on the bank of the Alto Madre de Dios River

  • Manu Cloud forest Tour  / 1 night at Amazonia Lodge

    DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBOO LODGE: Starting early from Cusco we begin our 8 hour journey by private minibus climbing up to the high mountain area at 3900 m (13,000 feet). After a short stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and the colonial village of Paucartambo, we descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.) We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road brilliantly coloured Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds as well as hawks can be seen and possibly the first monkeys, such as Woolly Monkeys. In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (1000m), where we spend the night (double rooms & private bathroom). After dinner your guide will brief you about the activities of the following day.

    DAY 2: BAMBOO LODGE TO AMAZONIA LODGE / VISIT MACHUWASI LAKE: After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river of the same name to get to the small port of Atalaya (600 m). On the way we stop for some walks to observe birds and to visit a local orchid garden. In Atalaya we embark on a 20 minute journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. We have the opportunity to see wildlife along the rocky banks of the river, such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Purplish Jays, Skimmers and some of the monkey species that live in Manu. Around Amazonia Lodge we explore some of the trails to observe birds, insects and monkeys. In the afternoon we cross over to the other side of the river to explore some of the trails to see monkeys and visit Machuwasi Lake. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the birdlife. In the evening we can go caiman spotting at the river or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Amazonia Lodge (double or triple rooms).

    DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK – ATALAYA – CUSCO: At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws (Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Blue headed Macaw) go to eat minerals which they need for digestion. After the natural show we have breakfast and then take the boat back to Atalaya where our bus is waiting. We start our return trip through the cloud forest, with some stops and opportunities to see birds and monkeys. Then we travel up to the Andes again, arriving in Cusco in the evening. Transfer to your hotel.

    Please contact us for departure dates and prices – Maximum group size: 8 persons

    TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Professional, English speaking naturalist guide, with spotting scope
    • Transport by private bus and boat
    • Entrance fees to Cock of the Rock observatory & Machuwasi Lake
    • Cook, all food (vegetarian on request), drinks, drinking water
    • Lodge accommodation
    • First Aid Kit, extractor (for venom)
    • Rubber boots

     
    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Room with private bath at Amazonia + 10 $ p.p.
    • Binoculars
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Personal expenses

  • Manu Cultural Zone Tour /  2 nights at Amazonia Lodge

    DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBOO LODGE : Starting early from Cusco we begin our 8 hour journey by private bus climbing up to the high mountain area at 3900 m (13,000 feet). We make a stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and in the colonial village of Paucartambo. Then we cross Acjanaco pass at 3850 m and descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.). We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road brilliantly colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds as well as hawks can be seen and possibly the first monkeys, such as Woolly Monkeys. In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (950m), where we have dinner and spend the night (double rooms with bathroom).

    DAY 2: BAMBOO LODGE TO AMAZONIA LODGE : After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river of the same name to get to the small port of Atalaya (600 m). On the way we stop for some walks to observe birds and to visit a local orchid garden. Before reaching Atalaya we enjoy a great view of the river basin from a lookout point. At the port we embark on a 20 minute journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky banks of the river we have the opportunity to see wildlife such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Kingfishers, Skimmers and some of the monkey species that live in Manu. In the afternoon we walk on the trails near Amazonia Lodge and visit Machuwasi Lake, on the opposite side of the river. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the abundant birdlife. In the evening we can go caiman spotting at the river or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Amazonia Lodge (double or triple rooms).

    DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK & TRAILS AROUND AMAZONIA LODGE : At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws, including the Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Blue headed Macaw, come to eat minerals which they need for digestion. After the natural show we walk on the trails of Amazonia to see more animals and you have the option to climb our 23 m observation tower for a spectacular view over the Alto Madre de Dios River. Another trail takes us to a huge Ceiba Tree. Later we can go fishing or have a bath in a creek near the lodge. Night at Amazonia Lodge. Optional night walk to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.

    DAY 4: AMAZONIA LODGE – CLOUD FOREST – CUSCO : After breakfast we take the boat back to Atalaya. Here our bus is waiting for us for our return trip through the cloud forest and over the Andes back to Cusco. We can stop whenever we spot animals. We arrive in Cusco around 6 pm, transfer to your hotel.

    Please contact us for departure dates and prices. Maximum group size:  8 persons

    TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Professional, English speaking naturalist guide, with spotting scope
    • Transport by private bus and private boat
    • Entrance fees to Cock of the Rock observatory & Machuwasi Lake
    • Cook, all food (vegetarian on request), drinking water
    • Lodge accommodation
    • First Aid Kit, extractor (for venom)
    • rubber boots

     
    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Room with private bath at Amazonia + 22 $ p.p.
    • Binoculars&nbsp
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Personal expenses

  • Manu Amazonia Tour / 3 nights at Amazonia Lodge

    DAY 1: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – BAMBOO LODGE : Starting early from Cusco we begin our 8 hour journey by private bus climbing up to the high mountain area at 3900 m (13,000 feet). We make a stop in Ninamarca, to see the pre-Inca cemetery, and in the colonial village of Paucartambo. Then we cross Acjanaco pass at 3850 m and descend the eastern slopes of the Andes through cloud forest with lush vegetation (ferns, orchids, bromeliads etc.). We enjoy spectacular views of the Andes and can see wildlife such as our national bird: the bright red Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola peruviana) showing his mating dance. Walking along the road we can see brilliantly colored Tanagers, Quetzals, Trogons, Tucanets and Hummingbirds as well as Hawks and possibly the first monkeys (Woolly Monkeys). In the late afternoon we arrive at Bamboo Lodge (900m), where we have dinner and spend the night (double rooms with bathroom).

    DAY 2: BAMBOO LODGE TO AMAZONIA LODGE : After an early breakfast we continue with our minibus: we pass the village of Pilcopata and cross the river to get to the small port of Atalaya (600 m). On the way we stop for some walks to observe birds and to visit a local orchid garden. Before reaching Atalaya we enjoy a great view of the river basin from a lookout point. At the port we embark on a 20 minute journey in a 15-meter motorized canoe down the Alto Madre de Dios River. Along the rocky banks of the river we have the opportunity to see wildlife such as Fasciated Tiger Herons, Kingfishers, Skimmers and some of Manu´s monkey species. In the afternoon we walk on the trails near Amazonia Lodge in search for monkeys and birds. We also visit a nearby lake. In the evening we can go caiman spotting or go on a night walk. We spend the night at Amazonia Lodge (double rooms).

    DAY 3: PARROT CLAY LICK & TRAILS AROUND AMAZONIA LODGE : At dawn we travel downriver by boat to the parrot clay lick. This is a special place where parrots, parakeets and small macaws, including the Chestnut fronted Macaw and the rare Blue headed Macaw, come to eat minerals which they need for digestion. After the natural show we walk on the trails of Amazonia to see more animals and you have the opportunity to climb our 23 m observation tower for a spectacular view over the Alto Madre de Dios River. Later we can go fishing or have a bath in a creek near the lodge. Night at Amazonia Lodge (double rooms). Optional night walk to see insects, frogs, snakes etc.

    DAY 4 : AMAZONIA TRAILS & MACHUWASI LAKE : Today we have a second option for the parrot clay lick or we can explore some of our trails and climb the observation tower. Returning back to the lodge we can observe the hummingbirds and then have lunch. In the afternoon we explore a trail that takes us to an impressive Ceiba tree; then we continue by boat to visit Machuwasi Lake, on the opposite side of the river. We use a wooden raft to explore the lake and observe the abundant birdlife. With some luck we can also see capybaras here. Later we return to Amazonia Lodge by boat and go for an evening walk. With some luck we may see the rare Night Monkey, which is frequently is spotted near the lodge.

    DAY 5: AMAZONIA LODGE – CLOUD FOREST – CUSCO : After breakfast we take the boat back to Atalaya. Here our bus is waiting for us for our return trip through the cloud forest and over the Andes. We stop whenever we spot animals. We arrive in Cusco around 6 pm, transfer to your hotel.

    TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Professional, English speaking naturalist guide, with spotting scope
    • Transport by private bus and private boat
    • Entrance to Cock of the Rock observatory & Machuwasi Lake
    • Cook, all food (vegetarian on request), drinking water
    • Lodge accommodation
    • First Aid Kit, extractor
    • Rubber boots

     
    NOT INCLUDED:

    • Room with private bath at Amazonia + 36 $ p.p.
    • Binoculars
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Personal expenses