Manu Park Reserve Zone 6 days, Join us on an extraordinary 6-day journey deep into the heart of Manu Park’s Reserve Zone, where untouched wilderness and awe-inspiring biodiversity await. Our adventure begins with a scenic mountain drive, leading us to the captivating cloud forest. Immerse yourself in nature as we embark on exhilarating walks, encountering a myriad of bird species, vibrant orchids, and playful monkeys.

As twilight falls, we retreat to our exclusive Rainforest Lodge, nestled within the lush surroundings. The next leg of our expedition takes us on a captivating 5-hour boat ride to Bonanza Lodge, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the jungle. Along the way, we make a delightful stop at the invigorating hot springs, soothing both body and soul.

Arriving at Bonanza E.R., a paradise teeming with life, we explore the enchanting surroundings. Ascend the magnificent Observation Tower perched amidst the treetops, granting breathtaking views of macaws, toucans, and tanager birds. As dusk settles, a thrilling night-walk awaits, offering captivating encounters with elusive creatures such as tarantulas, exotic insects, mesmerizing frogs, and graceful snakes.

Continuing our adventure by boat, we venture deeper into the Reserve Zone, where the extraordinary Casa Matsiguenka Lodge awaits. Prepare to be mesmerized by the untouched beauty of the primary rainforest as we explore its depths. Our journey takes us to the stunning Cocha Salvador and Cocha Otorongo lakes, where Jaguars, giant otters, and a plethora of monkey species roam freely. Witness the splendor of nature’s diversity, from majestic parrots to towering giant trees, graceful palms, and an abundance of medicinal plants.

Returning to Bonanza Lodge, we find solace in a charming camouflaged house, providing a unique and immersive experience in harmony with nature. On our final day, we bid farewell to this extraordinary paradise, retracing our steps by boat and bus, back to the vibrant city of Cusco.

Unleash your spirit of adventure and join us on this unforgettable journey through the hidden treasures of Manu Park’s Reserve Zone. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature, forging memories that will last a lifetime.




Per person

Group Size:

12 People

Physical Level:


Tour location:

Cusco - Peru

Tour type:



5 B, 5 D, 5 L


Daily Departures


DAY 1: From the Heights of Cusco to the Heart of the Rainforest Lodge

We initiate our journey from Cusco, traveling by a private bus. Our first stop is at the fascinating pre-Inca burial towers of Ninamarca, a glimpse into the ancient past. As we traverse through the majestic mountains, we reach the culturally rich town of Paucartambo. Here, we immerse ourselves in the local folkloric customs during a brief exploration of the town.

Our adventure proceeds towards Tres Cruces, the gateway to the Cultural Zone of Manu and the ethereal Cloud Forest. From this point, we make our way to San Pedro. This portion of the journey involves an invigorating one-hour walk, during which we witness the intriguing courtship dance, known as the lek display, of the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruviana). This vibrant creature isn’t just any bird, but the esteemed national bird of Peru. This portion of the trek also offers sightings of playful monkeys and an array of stunning orchids.

As the day comes to a close, we reach our destination, the Rainforest Lodge. This private lodge, nestled in the heart of the forest, is where we will retreat for the night, surrounded by the tranquil sounds and sights of nature.


Your exploration of the Peruvian heartland is facilitated by our well-curated offerings, ensuring your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Included in your tour are:

  • Private Transportation: Both bus and boat transport are provided, ensuring seamless navigation through our itinerary.
  • Comprehensive Camping Gear: We equip you with all necessary camping equipment, including chairs, mosquito nets, tables, mattresses, rubber boots, and rain ponchos.
  • Personal Duffle Bag: For your convenience, we provide a duffle bag for storing your personal belongings during the tour.
  • Professional Bilingual Local Guide: Our well-equipped guides are fluent in English and Spanish, providing insightful commentary and ensuring a safe and engaging experience.
  • Mineral Water: Stay hydrated with the provision of mineral water throughout the tour.
  • Comprehensive First Aid: Including antivenom for snake bites, ensuring your safety is paramount.
  • Three Meals Daily: Enjoy a range of meal options including vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian, prepared by a professional cook. Mid-morning snacks featuring biscuits, candy, fresh fruit, and juice are also provided.
  • Access to Premier Locations: Your tour encompasses entrance to key destinations such as the Cock of the Rock (Lek), Rainforest Lodge, hot springs, Observation Tower, Casa Matsiguenka Lodge, Camouflage House (Mammals Clay Lick), and Bonanza Ecological Reserve Lodge.
  • Entry to Manu National Park: Discover the incredible biodiversity in this renowned park with the included entrance fee.

Our offerings extend beyond these highlights to ensure your journey through Peru is an unforgettable one. Embark on this adventure with us and immerse yourself in the vibrant natural and cultural landscapes of this extraordinary region.

Not Included



  • Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Blanket: For cool nights in the jungle or at high altitudes.
  • Insect Repellent: Ensure it contains a minimum of 25% DEET for effective protection.
  • Camera: Remember to pack spare batteries for capturing every memorable moment.
  • Powerful Flashlight: Ideal for night walks. Don’t forget extra batteries.
  • Photography Equipment: Consider packing macro lenses (10 – 65mm), long-distance lenses (150mm – 400mm or 600mm), and lens extensions (1.4x or 2x) for capturing the diverse wildlife.
  • Protective Cases: Waterproof cases and bags are essential to protect your electronics and valuables.
  • Sun Protection: Bring along sun lotion to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Pocket Money: Necessary for any personal expenses.
  • Day Pack: For carrying essentials during daily excursions.
  • Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is key during the journey.
  • Battery Charger: To keep your electronic devices powered.
  • Footwear: Pack sandals (preferably with straps) and trekking shoes for different terrains.
  • Extra Toilet Paper: Always handy in outdoor settings.
  • Clothing: Pack a mix of dark and camouflage clothing, including long sleeve shirts and t-shirts, long pants, lightweight shorts, waterproof jackets, and sun hats. Also include bathing suits and a small towel. Consider bringing thick, long socks for trekking.
  • Personal Hygiene Items: Don’t forget your toiletries.
  • Tips for Staff: If you wish to show your appreciation for the services provided.

Please note that the final dinner is not included in the tour package. This packing list should cover most of your needs, but consider your personal requirements to ensure a comfortable journey.


Frequent questions FAQ´S

  • National Park vs. Biosphere Reserve:

The National Park is a protected area managed by the Peruvian government, aimed at preserving intact ecosystems for research, education, tourism, and recreation. The Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO category, represents an ecological area with functions of education, conservation, and sustainable development. The Manu Biosphere Reserve includes the Manu National Park, a buffer zone, and a transition zone.

  • Camping Sites and Lodges:

The tour sites in the Manu River sector offer comfortable camping sites and lodges built with local materials. These facilities provide amenities such as dining rooms, toilets, showers, and connecting trails. Mosquito nets are provided for beds to ensure a comfortable sleep. Specific lodge details may vary, so consult your tour operator for more information.

  • Drinking Water:

Your tour operator will provide safe drinking water. Some operators bring bottled water from nearby towns, while others filter, boil, or purify water from small creeks or the river. Your tour operator will provide specific details.

  • Physical Condition Requirements:

While there is no strict requirement, being able to walk several kilometers on trails will enhance your experience in Manu.

  • Mosquitoes:

Like any Amazon region, there are mosquitoes. Wearing repellent, long-sleeved shirts, and long trousers can help protect against bites.

  • Tropical Diseases:

Yellow fever, malaria, and leishmaniasis have been reported in southern Peru. However, no tourists visiting Manu have reported contracting these diseases. Follow your doctor’s instructions and take necessary precautions.

  • Manu Park Accessibility:

Manu Park is open year-round. The best time to visit is from April to November, during the dry season. The heavy rainy season from February to March can make road and air access difficult and flood forest trails.

  • Encountering Native People:

Native communities within the park are not accessible to tourists. While the chances of encountering nomadic people in isolation are low, if encountered, it is important to leave the area and avoid contact. Report any incidents to park staff immediately.

  • Biodegradable Products:

If possible, bring biodegradable shampoo and soap to help protect the environment.

  • Climate in the Amazon Region:

During May and June, temperatures can drop sharply due to cold fronts from southern South America (Friaje). Consider bringing warm clothing during this time.

  • Swimming in Lakes and Rivers:

Swimming in rivers and lakes is prohibited for safety reasons.

  • Walking on Paths:

For safety reasons, always follow your guide along marked paths.

  • Fishing Restrictions:

Fishing is strictly forbidden inside the park. Only local native communities are allowed to fish in authorized areas.

  • Climate and Weather:

Manu National Park experiences variable climate conditions with high rainfall and temperature variations based on altitude. Dry season (May to September) sees reduced rainfall and lower temperatures.

  • Malaria and Vaccinations:

Malaria risk in Manu is extremely low (less than 0.1%). Insect repellent and long sleeves are recommended over heavy malaria prophylaxis. Medications can be obtained locally if needed. Practice safe hygiene, drink bottled or boiled water, and take precautions with raw fruits and vegetables.

Stay hydrated, avoid street food stalls, and rest upon arrival in higher altitudes. Drinking “mate de coca” is recommended. In the jungle, avoid drinking tap water.

  • Please note that these guidelines aim to provide general information. Consult your tour operator and healthcare professional for personalized advice before your journey.

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Amazing trek with the best guide I did the Inca trail to Machupicchu for 4 days and 3 nights, with Salkantay Trekkers Peru. Our organization was excellent I joined a group of 6 people. We had the briefing one night before our departure where our guide Jose gave us full information and some suggestions. The service was very good, with all the staff that we went from the first day between them it is worth mentioning the service of our Cheff and our porters who were the people who took our travel luggage. The whole group saw the desire to work as a team, and in a professional manner. Our Guide Jose very kind and attentive with all the group of tourists and the staff of the Agency. I had the best travel experience with this group and very organized, I congratulate the whole group for making me part of this unforgettable experience. I recommend this travel agency in Cusco, for those people who are interested in traveling to Machu Picchu.
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Belen F
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