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  • See monkeys, birds, caimans and more in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Spend a night on a tapir observation platform
  • Canoe through the Amazon
Take the less trodden path on this 5-day, guided adventure of Peru. Travel down to the Amazon Basin to reach Manu, arguably the most biodiverse area in the world and, due to not being exactly easily accessible, incredibly pristine.

If you’re looking for a genuine adventure that brings you face to face with a variety of wild animals, birds and reptiles, if you are not exactly afraid of bugs and tarantulas and are happy to go without hot showers, luxury accommodation and (gasp!) the internet for a few days, then Manu is the perfect location for you.

Start and end your trip in Cusco, the heart of the Inca civilisation. Journey from the edge of the Andes to the lush green tropical Amazon Basin. Enjoy our full-board service throughout the duration of this trip.
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“If you are looking for a real insight into local culture and history, Aspiring Adventures has it all. Something for outdoor adventurers, foodies, history buffs, shoppers and amateur anthropologists; as well as time to explore on your own. We had a ball. Thank you Steve, Katy and the team.”
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“I have never done a trip with a tour group before and I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, I had imagined long white buses full of people taking terrible pictures out of windows. I loved that we were a small group, could decide where to go, where to stop, where to eat, etc. This is definitely the way to do it because the trip was more meaningful and personalised and we got to know each other and were able to spend more time with Aldo asking questions and telling stories.”
Deanna's review for another Aspiring Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
“Aspiring Adventures allowed me to experience Peru in an authentic, non-obtrusive, bold, adventuresome way. It wasn't a run-of-the-mill "tour"... it was an experience that truly changed me and my life. I cannot recommend Aspiring Adventures enough.”
Rustic jungle lodge
Leave Cusco early in the morning. Drive past Inca ruins and historic colonial highland towns to Tres Cruces, where the Andes suddenly gives way and the Amazon Basin is laid out in front of you. Descend down the slope of the Andes and spend your night in a rainforest lodge located at the starting point of Manu.

Make the most of your time in the Amazon with an optional night hike to spot frogs, tarantulas and exotic insects.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Rustic jungle lodge
Travel to the frontier town of Atalaya. Spot different species of birds, including Peru’s national bird, the bizarre, hammer-headed Andean cock-of-the-rock. Board your canoe upon reaching Atalaya and take to the waters of the Rio Madre de Dios (the Mother of God River). Spot herons, vultures and more while paddling.

There is a chance that you will come across caimans (crocodiles) and capybaras while hiking to your riverside lodge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Rustic jungle lodge
You are deep inside the Manu Buffer Zone by now and today’s long boat journey offers the trip’s best opportunities for diverse wildlife spotting. There is a very high likelihood of spotting caimanes, herons, capybaras, macaws and jaguars, to name just a few animals and birds, going about their everyday business along the river today.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tapir observation platform
Start paddling from early in the morning. Hike through the jungle to a clay lick whose nearly camouflaged lookout gives us incredible opportunities to observe parrots, macaws, sloths and other creatures that come to lick the clay whose mineral content aids their digestion.

Hike to a tapir lookout platform late in the afternoon and settle down for the night with sleeping bags and mosquito nets, giving yourself the entire night to spot these notoriously shy, nocturnal creatures from up close.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
A long journey, by boat to the jungle outpost of Colorado then by vehicle, bring us back to Cusco. You will get plenty of opportunities along the way to enjoy last glimpses of herons, flycatchers, hummingbirds and dozens of other animals and birds.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • All accommodation based on twin share. Single supplement available for USD200 per person
  • All ground transport (vehicles and boats)
  • All activities specified on the itinerary
  • Dedicated Manu specialist guide
  • Entrance to all attractions specified on the itinerary
  • All meals as specified on the itinerary
  • Drinking water
what's excluded
  • Tips for your guide, cook, driver and boatmen
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cusco, Peru/ Cusco, Peru
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationThe lodges where we stay on this trip are noted more for their access to wildlife than their luxury! Please do not expect hot water showers and internet access. Please note that some lodges have only single beds. While we will accommodate all rooming requests we can, this will not always be possible for couples who prefer to share a bed.
Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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