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AMAZON TRAVEL

Easy Birding Peru offers tours from Cusco to the Manu National Park or to the
Manu Biosphere, including our private Reserve Maquisapayoj, adjacent to the
National Park.
- A trip to the untouched rainforest with plenty of undisturbed wildlife! EBP also
offers various trekking tours, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as well
as several alternative treks.
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For details see 'Cusco, Trekking and South of Peru'. The Manu National Park
was created in 1973 and established a Biosphere reserve in 1977; in 1987 it was
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, due to the world´s highest
biodiversity in Manu.
It is one of the largest and most important conservation units of the world, it
protects an entire virgin watershed, covering altitudinal ranges from 200 m to
4100 m above sea level.

Amazon Travel Why go to Manu?

Manu is situated in the peruvian part of the Amazon basandis one of the world´s
great wilderness areas where wildlife is still undisturbed and plentiful.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve protects Tropical Alpine Grasslands ( Puna), Elfin
( temperate) and Cloud Forests, High Rainforest and Lowland Rainforest. In these
different ecosistems we can find an extraordinary variety of animal and plant
species:
So far 15.000 plant species, over 1000 bird species and 200 species of mammals
have been identified in Manu.
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According to biologists no other rainforest Park can compare with Manu´s
biodiversity ( 40 % more bird species than in the brazilian Amazon) and
opportunities to observe wildlife, e.g. at the Mammal- and Macaw Salt Licks.
Manu is remote, away from civilisation and scarcely populated, which
distinguishes Manu from other rainforest destinations like Pto. Maldonado. Some
of the indigenous tribes in Manu have no contact to civilization.
Some birds are endemic to this area as e.g. White tufted Sunbeam(Aglaeactis
castelnaudii), Red and white Antpitta (Grallaria erythroleuca), Puna Thistletail
(Schizoeaca h. helleri) and White cheeked Tody Tyrant (Poecilotriccus albifacies).

No other area in America offers such excellent viewing of rare or difficult to


observe animals.

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• Why go with Easy Birding Peru?

We were founded by experienced, professional Manu guides - most of them grew


up in the rainforest - , who make sure that you have the best opportunities to
observe wildlife without disturbing the animals.

Our guides are bilingual and give you a comprehensive impression of the
rainforest ecosystem and provide you with an unique, learning rainforest
experience at a fair price.
Amazon Travel Easy Birding Peru aims to train local people and work with
them, support lodges and enterprises owned by local people and communities
(e.g. Casa Matsiguenka).

• Why go to Blanquillo and Maquisapayoj?


Blanquillo and Maquisapayoj are private reserves, situated in pristine primary
rainforest, only a short boat ride from Boca Manu. In Blanquillo there is the big
Macaw Clay Lick and 2 oxbow lakes with ideal conditions to observe giant otters
from a wooden catamaran.

• Amazon Travel Ecotourism and Conservation


Manu is a very rich/ biodiverse but fragile ecosystem.
Being home of several endangered species, e.g. Giant Otter, Harpy Eagle, Giant
Anteater, Ocelot and Wooly Monkey, ecologically sustainable tourism in Manu is
imperative and a low tourism flow is favourable.
Visitors should be informed about rainforest conservation and favorabletourism
activities have to be controled ( e.g. don´t get too close to the animals).

Ecotourism also is an important economic activity for the inhabitants of the


rainforest that permits its use without distroying the rainforest resources.
That´s why it´s very important to involve local people in Manu tourism!

Amazon Travel DAY 1.-CUSCO TO SAN PEDRO:


6:00 am We are leaving in a private bus stopping in interesting places like
Ninamarcas Chullpas, these are pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around
9 hours approximately, the highest pass on this road is 4000 msl. On this
day, we travel around over the Andes and over the famous cloud forest
which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock
Peru’s national bird. In the afternoon, we arrive to San Pedro. We will
spend the night in a lodge with double rooms. Optional night walk.

Amazon Travel DAY 2 .- SAN PEDRO TO SOGA DE ORO LODGE:


5:00 am we go to the lick to observe the display of the male Andean Cock
of the Rocks. After the show, we come back for breakfast and explore
slowly looking for woolly monkey, brown capuchin, quetzals, toucans which
inhabit the cloud forest. Later, we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya.
From Atalaya we will make rafting in balsa rafts which are made from
balsa wood (depending the river conditions). We spend the night in the
rustic Soga de Oro Lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. Optional
night walk.

DAY 3.- SOGA DE ORO LODGE TO MAQUISAPAYOJ:


We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located ten minutes
down river from the lodge. After the show, we continue with our boat trip
for approximately 8 hours .

During the boat ride, we have the best options to see the famous Jaguar,
Capybaras, Caimans sleeping on the beach, Herons fishing at the edge of
the alto Madre de Dios river, Macaws, Toucans, Vultures, Eagles and other
species of birds which will show up along our trip. We spend the night at
the Maquisapayoj lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. Optional
night walk.

Amazon Travel DAY 4.-. MAQUISAPAYOJ MACAW AND TAPIR LICK:


4:00 am we go to the macaw clay lick, the trip is 40 minutes by boat and
15 minutes walk to the especial observation platform. The activity begins
around 5:50 am with the small parrots and later the big macaws. The
Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion
that is the reason why hundreds of parrots parakeets and macaws come to
this particular place.

After lunch, we walk through primary rain forest for 1.40 hours to the Tapir
lick; here there is an especial observation platform to see Tapir (Tapirus
terrestris). The tapirs are usually active at night for this reason we have
mosquito nets with mattress and blankets to spend the night.
DAY 5.- BLANCO AND CAMUNGO LAKE:
Very early we visit Blanco lake, here we look for the family of the Giant
river otters that uses very often this lake, also this is an interesting place
to observe the prehistoric bird called hoatzin, snail kite, brown throated
three toed sloth, red howler monkey , squirrel monkey , white fronted
capuchin, brown capuchin and other species that inhabit this lake.

After lunch, we visit Camungo lake we will climb on the 42 meters tower,
this is a very good place to observe the marvelous toucans. We go on the
catamaran and have another chance for the Giant river Otters. Return to
the lodge and have another option for the tapir in case we did not have
luck the night before.

DAY 6.- MAQUISAPAYOJ TRAILS:


On this day, we explore the trails of the lodge, we look for black spider
monkey, monk Saki, emperor and saddle backed tamarin, also with a very
good explanation about the medicinal plants and trees which are used for
lumber. Again we can have another last option for the tapir in case we did
not have luck.

Amazon Travel DAY 7.- MAQUISAPAYOJ TO CUSCO OR PUERTO


MALDONADO:
Early in the morning, we start with our return trip to Cusco, first by boat to
Colorado village and then by car to Puerto Carlos, after crossing the
Inambari River, we take our private bus to Cusco, we will be arriving in the
afternoon. For the people who wants to fly, we will continue our trip to
Puerto Maldonado two more hours. We spend the night in a hostal with
private bathroom and shower. Dinner by your own.

DAY 8.-PUERTO MALDONADO CUSCO OR LIMA:


Breakfast included in the hostel, after transfer to the airport for your trip to
Cusco or Lima.

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Easy Birding Peru offers tours from Cusco to the Manu National Park or to the
Manu Biosphere, including our private Reserve Maquisapayoj, adjacent to the
National Park.

- A trip to the untouched rainforest with plenty of undisturbed wildlife! EBP also
offers various trekking tours, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as well as
several alternative treks.
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For details see 'Cusco, Trekking and South of Peru'. The Manu National Park was
created in 1973 and established a Biosphere reserve in 1977; in 1987 it was
declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, due to the world´s highest
biodiversity in Manu.
It is one of the largest and most important conservation units of the world, it
protects an entire virgin watershed, covering altitudinal ranges from 200 m to
4100 m above sea level.
[url=http://www.amazontrailsperu.net]Amazon Travel[/url] Why go to Manu?

Manu is situated in the peruvian part of the Amazon basin andis one of the
world´s great wilderness areas where wildlife is still undisturbed and plentiful.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve protects Tropical Alpine Grasslands ( Puna), Elfin (
temperate) and Cloud Forests, High Rainforest and Lowland Rainforest. In these
different ecosistems we can find an extraordinary variety of animal and plant
species:
So far 15.000 plant species, over 1000 bird species and 200 species of mammals
have been identified in Manu.
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According to biologists no other rainforest Park can compare with Manu´s
biodiversity ( 40 % more bird species than in the brazilian Amazon) and
opportunities to observe wildlife, e.g. at the Mammal- and Macaw Salt Licks.
Manu is remote, away from civilisation and scarcely populated, which
distinguishes Manu from other rainforest destinations like Pto. Maldonado. Some
of the indigenous tribes in Manu have no contact to civilization.
Some birds are endemic to this area as e.g. White tufted Sunbeam(Aglaeactis
castelnaudii), Red and white Antpitta (Grallaria erythroleuca), Puna Thistletail
(Schizoeaca h. helleri) and White cheeked Tody Tyrant (Poecilotriccus
albifacies).

No other area in America offers such excellent viewing of rare or difficult to


observe animals.

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• Why go with Easy Birding Peru?

We were founded by experienced, professional Manu guides - most of them grew


up in the rainforest - , who make sure that you have the best opportunities to
observe wildlife without disturbing the animals.

Our guides are bilingual and give you a comprehensive impression of the
rainforest ecosystem and provide you with an unique, learning rainforest
experience at a fair price.
[url=http://www.amazontrailsperu.net]Amazon Travel[/url] Easy Birding Peru
aims to train local people and work with them, support lodges and enterprises
owned by local people and communities (e.g. Casa Matsiguenka).

• [url=http://www.amazontrailsperu.net]Amazon Travel[/url] Why go to


Blanquillo and Maquisapayoj?
Blanquillo and Maquisapayoj are private reserves, situated in pristine primary
rainforest, only a short boat ride from Boca Manu. In Blanquillo there is the big
Macaw Clay Lick and 2 oxbow lakes with ideal conditions to observe giant otters
from a wooden catamaran.

• [url=http://www.amazontrailsperu.net] Amazon Travel[/url] Ecotourism and


Conservation
Manu is a very rich/ biodiverse but fragile ecosystem.
Being home of several endangered species, e.g. Giant Otter, Harpy Eagle, Giant
Anteater, Ocelot and Wooly Monkey, ecologically sustainable tourism in Manu is
imperative and a low tourism flow is favourable.
Visitors should be informed about rainforest conservation and favorabletourism
activities have to be controled ( e.g. don´t get too close to the animals).

Ecotourism also is an important economic activity for the inhabitants of the


rainforest that permits its use without distroying the rainforest resources.
That´s why it´s very important to involve local people in Manu tourism!

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