(IN AND OUT BY BUS) CUSCO-CLOUD FOREST-PILCOPATA-ATALAYA-SHIPETEARI-PAITITI LODGE-CUSCO.
DAY 01: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST – PAITITI LODGE
Leaving from Cusco very early in the morning in our comfortable bus. Ascending to the high mountain area of Paucartambo. On the way we visit the funeral towers or chullpas of Ninamarca. The bus then descents through the mysterious cloud forest full of beautiful orchids, heliconias and primitive ferns. Stopping to give you an opportunity to witness Cock of the Rocks (Rupicola Peruvian) mating ritual. There are also possibilities to observe the Amazonian Umbrella bird (Cephalopteros Ornatus), Trogons (Trogon sp.) and many more. With luck the only South American bear, the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus). In the afternoom we arrive to the village of Atalaya, where we take our boat 30 minutes by Alto Madre de Dios River to our typical lodge. Showers and toilets available.
DAY 02: PAITITI LODGE
After delicious breakfast in the morning the group organize to walk until our view point to observe the villages aroud the river and walking inside the jungle around the lodge where you can see many species of birds, insects and many other small animals Night in Lodge. Showers and toilets shared.
DAY 03: PAITITI LODGE – PARROTS CLAY LICK – MACHUHUASI LAKE
Very early in the morning. We take the boat for proximally 25 minutes to the parrots lick, where we can see the green parrots and also some birds or small animals.after to see parrots we will come back to the lake Machuhuasi where there are balsa rafts to go a long the lake for 1 hour.,where you can see other species of bird like hoatzin,then we will walk one hours more inside the jungle for come back.In the night we have to walk proximally one hour. Nigh in Lodge. Showers and Toilet shared.
DAY 04: PAITITI LODGE – HOT SPRING WATER – PAITITI
After the breakfast we take the boat to go along the river alto alto Madre de Dios, where will see many kind birds in the banks of the river,we have to stop to visit Native Community Shintuya where we can walk around the community half hour then we will go by boat and arrive to Aguas Calientes hot spring (curative waters).to take the shower for relax. In the afternoon we come back to Paititit Lodge. Night in lodge.
DAY 05: SHIPETEARI – PAITITI LODGE
Very early in the morning we have to walk inside the forest where we see the natural forest.In the afternoon we can join with a family of the native people. They teach and tell many histories about theirs, return to our Lodge Paititi Nigh in Lodge. Showers and Toilet shared
DAY 06 : PAITITI LODGE – ATALAYA – CUSCO
After a delicious breakfast unfortunately we come back by boat until the port Atalaya to take the boat to back to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel.
- All terrestrial, fluvial transport.
- Team of security.
- Professional guides and specialized.
- Efficient team of motorists.
- 3 meals per day and snacks. 3 nights in Lodge Excellent cook service.
- Radio communication service during the whole trip.
- First-aid kit.
- Mineral Water during the trip
- First breakfast
- cola and beer.
- Entrance fee to Hot spring.
WHAT TO BRING
- Shirt long sleeve and long pants.
- warm cloths (for misty mornings on the river)
- Water bottle or Canteen.
- Sandals, bath suit clothes, towel day pack.
- Rain gear.
- Enough mosquito repellent (50% DEET C.).
- Sun block.
- Flash ligh or torch with extra batteries.
- Plastic bags.
- Hat or cap.
- Extra money to buy beverage.
At least one pair of trekking boot Camera and extra films (asa 100 is good for lakes and river, but inside the forest you will need asa 400)