MANU CLOUD FOREST & PARADISE LODGE 3 days / 2 nights



Copyright  MANU CAIMAN DAY 1.-An early departure from Cusco is necessary to prepare for the full day's activity from the highlands down into the lush Cloud Forest. Leaving Cusco, we will pass through the town of Paucartambo, known as the region's folklore center. The next stop is at the vantage point of Tres Cruces (3,950m/12,950ft) for an overview of the Amazon Basin. After spending some time here, we'll descend through different ecological floors. Along the way, we may see varies types of endemic flora and fauna such as, butterflies, flowers, giant tree ferns and orchids, monkeys, Andean deer, birds of all kinds like Oropendolas and tanagers. Late in the afternoon, we will arrive to the San Pedro area, home of Peru's National bird that is "the Cock of the Rock" and the spectacled bear -the only bear found in South America. Overnight at our Paradise Lodge.(L, D)



Copyright  MANU CAIMAN DAY 2.-After our first night in the Cloud Forest, we have a pre-breakfast walk to observe the spectacular Cock of the Rock, displaying in a mating ritual that daily takes place in a "Lek" where between eight to ten male individuals perform for a female. Returning to our Lodge for a hearty breakfast, we prepare to continue our bus ride to the village of Pilcopata, from where will start our hike to the native community of Huacaria, on the way we can see the exuberant and beautiful swallow's waterfall, here we will have the opportunity to observe their culture and typical way of living, This Huachipaire ethnic group will show us their medicinal plants garden and will allow us to hike their trails and swim in their rivers. In the afternoon, we will return to our Lodge.(B,L,D)



DAY 3.-This is our last day in the forest, After a comfortable night sleep in our Lodge, we have a pre-breakfast walk to watch some animals, then We will take our vehicle for the ride back to Cusco, arriving late in the afternoon.


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