TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

Journey Through Cloud Forests and Enchanting Hiking Trails

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in our company van between 05:30-06:00 am. We’ll then embark on a journey along winding Andean roads, passing through quaint hamlets and towns until we reach Ajanaco, the gateway to the jungle at 3,500 meters above sea level. As we descend through the serpentine roads into the cloud forest, we’ll be surrounded by lush vegetation, including orchids, heliconias, and ferns.

Keep an eye out for the vibrant wildlife that inhabits this region, such as the Andean cock-of-the-rock, umbrella bird, trogon, quetzal, or oropendolas. Finally, we’ll arrive at our lodge, where you can unwind and rejuvenate after an exhilarating day of exploration.

Meals included: Breakfast en route, lunch in the cloud forest, and dinner at the lodge.

Following breakfast, we’ll embark on a brief hike to spot an array of birds and monkeys in their natural habitat. Next, we’ll take an hour-long bus ride to the port of Atalaya, where we’ll board a boat for a 30-minute journey to our lodge. Along the way, you can choose to take a refreshing dip in the river or indulge in a rejuvenating mud bath.

After lunch, we’ll visit the captivating Machuwasi Lagoon and set sail on a raft, where we may encounter shanshos, monkeys, reptiles, dwarf caimans, capybaras, tapirs, and other fascinating creatures. Following dinner, we’ll set out on an exhilarating evening hike to further explore the region’s natural wonders. We’ll spend the night at our comfortable lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the Amazon.

As the sun rises, we’ll embark on a captivating journey to the parrot clay lick, where we’ll witness the magnificent spectacle of these vibrant birds feasting on the nutrient-rich wall. Following a scrumptious breakfast, we’ll make our way back to Atalaya by boat, before hopping on the van for our return trip to Cusco. Along the way, we’ll encounter enchanting sights such as hummingbirds, orchids, waterfalls, and potentially spot other bird species or even monkeys. Leaving the verdant jungle behind, we’ll traverse the awe-inspiring Andean peaks, culminating in our arrival in Cusco between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Meals include breakfast at the lodge and lunch amidst the cloud forest.

Inclusions

Included

Here’s a breakdown of the inclusions in this package:
  • Land and river transportation: The package includes transportation on both land (by bus) and water (by boat) for easy navigation throughout the tour.
  • Professional guides with telescope and binoculars: Experienced guides will accompany you, using a telescope and binoculars to help you spot and appreciate the surrounding wildlife and natural beauty.
  • Expert motor boat man, crew, and cook: A skilled boat operator and a support crew will manage the boat journey, while a cook will prepare meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Safety equipment: All necessary safety gear will be provided to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.
  • Meals: The package covers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and afternoon snacks, so you won’t need to worry about bringing your own food.
  • Dietary accommodations: Options for vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals are available to cater to specific dietary needs or preferences.
  • Accommodation: The package includes lodging at a lodge with both shared and private toilet/shower facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay.
  • First aid kit: A first aid kit will be available for emergency medical situations that may arise during the trip.
  • Rubber boots: You’ll be provided with rubber boots for comfortable and safe exploration in wet or muddy conditions.
  • Mineral water in the lodge: To keep you hydrated, mineral water will be supplied at the lodge throughout your stay.

Overall, this package appears to be a well-rounded and inclusive experience for travelers, offering transportation, accommodations, meals, guided tours, and necessary equipment for a comfortable and safe adventure.

Not Included

Additional Expenses:
  • First Breakfast: Please note that the initial breakfast upon arrival is not included in the package.
  • Beverages: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and water during breakfast are not part of the package and will incur extra charges.

What to Pack

Suggested Items to Bring:

  • Reusable water bottle or canteen: Stay hydrated during your adventure.
  • Mosquito repellent (with a minimum of 30% DEET): Protect yourself from insect bites.
  • Binoculars: Enhance your wildlife and scenery observations.
  • Sunscreen: Shield your skin from harmful sun rays.
  • Hat: Protect your head and face from the sun.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries: Illuminate your surroundings during nighttime activities.
  • Extra cash (excluding tips): Cover any additional expenses that may arise.
  • Clothing for cold and wet mornings: Stay warm and dry in varying weather conditions.
  • Rain gear: Prepare for unexpected showers.
  • Swimwear, towel, and sandals: Enjoy water activities comfortably.
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts (dark colors): Protect yourself from insects and sun exposure.
  • Long pants (dark colors): Cover and shield your legs during outdoor activities.
  • Personal hygiene items: Bring essentials to maintain cleanliness and comfort throughout your trip.

Pricing

Amazon Tour Manu Cultural 3-Day Package (Group Service) – 2023 Season Pricing:
  • STUDENT: $330 USD per person.
  • ADULT: $350 USD per person.

These prices apply to the 2023 season and include group service, ensuring an affordable and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Student Rate: For students with a valid ID, the 3-day Manu Cultural Amazon Tour

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

TO BOOK THE AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N, FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Choose a reputable, government-authorized tour operator.
  2. Click the “Book Online” button, select the date, and complete the booking form. Have one person fill it out for the entire group to ensure you’re booked together. Keep your passport handy for accurate information.
  3. Make a payment online using any debit or credit card. There’s a 2.9% fee for online payments, which customers must cover.
  4. To secure your AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N, provide a $180 deposit per person. This helps obtain necessary permits and tickets from the Peruvian government.
  5. Optionally, you can pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid any future payment concerns.
  6. If you choose to pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour begins. You can pay in cash (soles or dollars) at the office in Cusco or by card (3.9% fee). You can also pay the balance online with any card (2.9% fee).

By following these straightforward steps, you can easily book your AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N experience and focus on preparing for your adventure.

Payment: You can pay for AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N online using any debit or credit card. A 2.9% fee applies to online payments, which customers must cover. To book AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N, a $180 deposit per person is required to secure permits and tickets from the Peruvian government. You can choose to pay the full tour amount upfront to avoid future payment concerns. If you pay only the deposit, the remaining balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay the balance in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco, or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online using any card with a 2.9% fee.

Passport Requirements: Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned entry date to Peru. If it’s set to expire within 6 months, renew it before traveling. If your passport expires within 6 months but you want to secure AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 4D – 3N and Machu Picchu tickets, book the tour and update your passport details with us after renewal. Failure to do so may result in permit and ticket forfeiture.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Obtain insurance before departing and consider working with a reputable agency for affordable coverage.

Deposit: The $180 deposit per person for the AMAZON TOUR – MANU CULTURAL ZONE 3D – 2N tour is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Remaining Balance: If you only pay the deposit, the balance is due 24 hours before the tour starts. Pay in cash (soles or dollars) at our office in Cusco or by card with a 3.9% fee. You can also pay online with any card and a 2.9% fee.

Student Discount: If your student card meets Peruvian government requirements, reserve the tour with a deposit and pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Cusco. The student discount will be applied at that time.

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
claireK6420PL
claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

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