We leave from Cusco by private bus, first stopping to visit the pre Inca burial towers of Ninamarca. We then drive through the mountains, to get to the typical and folkloric town of Paucartambo. Here we will have a short walk around town before carrying on to Tres Cruces, the highest point and entrance to Manu National Park. From here we will continue into the Cloud Forest and at San Pedro we will walk for around one hour to observe the national bird of Peru, the cock of the rock, and many different kinds of monkeys, plants and flowers. At Atalaya we will take the boat down the Alto Madre de Dios river to Soga de Oro where we will spend the night. We will sleep on raised platforms in tents.
We will get up early and after the breakfast we will continue the trip by boat. On our way we can appreciate different kind of bird such as egrets, herons, cormorants, king fishers along the river, where you can bath in the natural hot springs. In the evening we will walk for several hours looking for peccary, monkeys... In the evening we can build again a bonfire, which we can sit around, relax and have some drinks. We will sleep in tents on the sandbank.
We will get up early to visit the parrots clay lick and after breakfast we will return to Atalaya by boat. There our private bus will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco via the cloud forest and Paucartambo. We will be back in Cusco in the late afternoon.