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Manu National Park tours from Cusco – 3 Day Manu Tour

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3 Day Manu Tour Details

Our 3 Day Manu Tour is the most preferred Manu National Park Tours from Cusco. The tour offers a wide variety of activities in the rain forest. You will get to see colonial towns, jungle villages and the expansive Amazon basin.

Manu is home to some 850 different varieties of known species of birds. Also, there are some rare species like giant river otters and giant armadillos. 

Manu National Park Tours from Cusco is also popular as travelers get to witness the life of some traditional communities. They are untouched by modernity and maintain their age-old traditional customs. Around 30 traditional Quechua-speaking communities call the region their home. 

It is spread over 1,532,806 hectares (1.5 million ha). This is the largest tropical jungle in the Americas. The national park is primarily divided into three regions – Reserved Zone, Manu biosphere reserve, and cultural zone. 

Departing from Cusco, this adventure offers a wide variety of activities. Colonial towns, jungle villages, and the expansive Amazon basin are part of this package, which allows you to tailor your experience to your preferences. 

For thrill-seekers, there’s optional mountain biking or white water rafting. For those looking to relax, the jungle hike here, provide the opportunity to study forest life. 

Whatever you choose, the jungle’s fantastic array of plants, animals, and birdlife will be revealed to you.

Happy Gringo Tours is a fully locally owned tour operator in Cusco. We offer the 3 Day Manu Tour on a daily basis. 

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0500 AM

Price Includes

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Accommodation in our private Paradise Lodge in the cloud forest (1 nights) and a typical lodge (1 night)- Total 2 nights
  • Private bus transportation
  • All meals indicated on the itinerary: B= breakfast | L= lunch | D= dinner (soup, main dish and dessert) | BL= box lunch
  • No additional charge for vegetarian diets
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Specialized books are available during the trip

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees to Manu National Park USD 75
  • Personal items and medicines (e.g., gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips to local staff (we recommend USD 10 per day of service per guide or driver)

Recommended To Carry

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen (SPF 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • Torch with spare batteries

Day 1Cusco - Paradise Lodge

Starting early from Cusco, you will travel through Andean landscapes of unmatched beauty, deep valleys, highlands and rural communities. Where you will enjoy highland birds such as the mountain caracara, Puna ibis and Andean flicker. You will also see the pre-Inca Lupacas burial towers before arriving to the town of Paucartambo.

Which has been the gateway to the National Park since pre-Hispanic times. Here, you will visit the church with its image of the Virgin of Carmen and see the historic Carlos V Bridge.

Once you pass through Acjanaco Pass (3,850 meters/12,630 feet), the official entrance of the National Park. The road descends through important, sparsely vegetated Andean grassland ecosystems before reaching the cloud forest in the afternoon. This area is a wealth of flora and fauna.

It is the habitat of cock-of-the-rock (national bird of Peru), crested and golden quetzals, blue-crowned motmot, grey breasted mountain toucan, butterflies, ferns and orchids. To name just a few! 

After this big day, you will spend your first night enjoying the comforts of Paradise Lodge (1,470 meters/4,821 feet).

  • Driving distance: 181 km/113 miles (6 to 8 hours, including 3-hour hike)
  • Included: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2Paradise Lodge

After your first night in, you will enjoy a walk into the forest. You will see the cock-of the- rock perform its daily ritual. In which a group of males puts on a show to attract females. 

We will  then return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the surrounding forest at a relaxed pace. Visit local farmers on their pineapple and coca leaf plantations.

There will be ample time for bird watching giving you the chance to look for quetzals and motmots. You can also see the green jay, paradise, bay headed, orange eared and golden tanagers. The road to Pilcopata provides birders with the ideal route for short hikes.

Our bus is available to you at any time. You can visit the region’s principal attractions at convenience. Remember, you can always sign up for mountain biking and white water rafting (class II and III rapids) on the Kosñipata River. You will spend another night in the comforts of Paradise Lodge.

  • Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3Paradise Lodge - Cusco

This is the final day in Amazon Rainforest. After breakfast, you will have time to explore the area before boarding the private bus to return to Cusco.

We will take the route to Paucartambo. From here the route follows the course of the Quencomayo River to Colquepata. We will then reach the high pass at Apacheta (4,100 meters/13,448 feet). 

From here, we will descend into the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas,. We will be stopping along the way to enjoy the countryside dotted with traditional Andean villages. These villages are inhabited by weavers, shepherds and farmers. 

You will enjoy spectacular views of the Pisac archaeological site before arriving to Cusco.

  • Driving distance: 192 km/120 miles (6 hours)