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Tour to Manu: The Pioneer 4D / 3N

Live the adventure of sport with the unique experience that the Amazon offers you with Tours Manu: The Pioneer 4D / 3N

The Manu Tour: The Pioneer is an experience that covers, for 4 days, all the essential aspects to live an adventure in the Amazon.

This exploration has as its starting point the Andes, to make a varied transition towards the Manu Cloud Forest, in addition to traveling, from the colonial cities, to the jungle towns, where you experience the drastic change of landscape and temperature; as well as the vivid contrasts of the flora and fauna.

You will be able to see the national bird of Peru, the Gallito de las Rocas bird; endangered species, such as the blue macaw; as well as hundreds of birds, reptiles, butterflies and insects of the Amazon.

Discover a coca plantation and learn about the way of life in the Amazon. Enter the habitat of animals such as spider monkeys and other mammals; and he even knows the Amazonian way of life.

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Itinerary of the Manu Tour: The Pioneer

DAY 1 :

6:00 Cusco - Manu Cloud Forest

Manu: The Pioneer starts at 6:00, when our guide passes by you towards the Amazon Cloud Forest, crossing the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in a journey that offers the change of the Andean climate and landscape towards that of the tropical jungle. Keep in mind that the temperature will rise as the trip progresses.

The first place you know is the capital of folklore, Paucartambo, center of the ancient trade routes of the Incas, inquiring about their cultural fusion, crafts, traditions and their way of life between the Andes and the forest.

The tour continues until you reach the Acjanaco park ranger station, entrance to the Manu National Park, where you can see the grass of the Andean highlands or ichu; small bushes and beautiful orchids. In this place the change of vegetation and climate begins; If the sky is clear, you can see the landscaping of the largest National Park in Peru, its immense trees and the traditional Amazonian relief, marked by waterfalls and exuberant vegetation pouring through the clouds.

In San Pedro a well-deserved lunch corresponds to continue the journey to the lodge (Cock of the Rock Lodge, Paradise Lodge or Wayquecha Biological Station) arriving at approximately 3 in the afternoon.

Finally, it is the first contact with the Amazonian flora and fauna, to enjoy dinner and spend the night at night.

DAY 2 :

Manu Cloud Forest - Manu Learning Center

You wake up very early to contemplate a colorful and sonorous sunrise in the Amazon. With the exit towards the cloud forest, you will see the National Bird of Peru, the Gallito de las Rocas bird displaying its beautiful plumage and plume that it wisely uses in a dance and courtship rite, to achieve mating.

Then you have breakfast at the lodge and the road trip to the Cloud Forest begins, on a journey whose music is the sounds of the jungle, monkeys, countless birds and, of course, an unparalleled view. It is possible to see the spectacled bear, hundreds of birds, butterflies and some primate.

You arrive at a coca plantation where you discover the uses, benefits, form of plantation and medicinal properties of this ancient plant.

After knowing Pillcopata, it is necessary to board a motorized canoe, in the Port of Atalaya, heading to the Manu Learning Center; journey of about 60 minutes, which allows you to feel the power of the meandering Amazon River in its tributary, the Alto Madre de Dios.

You have lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon, our naturalist guide accompanies you on an exploration of the local trail system of the Manu Learning Center; where later you learn about the human history of the place, the efforts made by this institution for the conservation and preservation of the local flora and fauna, among other challenges of naturalists and explorers.

Until the night you can relax and connect in this magical natural environment, which will definitely get you out of the routine.

DAY 3 :

Manu Learning Center - Parrot and Macaw Clay Lick -Manu Learning Center

For bird lovers, this is a long-awaited day and you are enjoying one of the most interesting activities at the Manu Learning Center; the monitoring of the Parrot and Macaw Clay Lick, where, among others, various birds are observed and studied, especially the endangered blue-headed macaw. You enjoy the way they eat, their beauty, the bustle of the place and the way of life of these birds.

After breakfast, continue the expedition to the bio-garden; part of the sustainable project of Manu Learning Center which, among other objectives, includes supplying the hostel's kitchen.

This afternoon you can opt for a tour with the naturalist guide or get to know the forest and its fauna at your own pace, being able to find a diversity of amphibians, squirrel monkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds and sharp-billed curassows.

After dinner, you can choose between enjoying the exhibition meeting organized by the Learning Center to help preserve the region; or take a night walk to see all the species that coexist in the place.

Take advantage of the happy night at the hostel and the benefits of being in the natural lung of Peru, disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the city.

DAY 4 :

Manu Learning Centre - Cusco

After breakfast, it is time to prepare everything to board the boat back to the Atalaya River Port, a journey in which you say goodbye to the Amazon, surely planning a soon return.

You board the transport to return to Cusco on a journey that this time ascends towards the Andes. You cannot miss this new contrast, saying goodbye to the humid jungle lands, to embrace the cold Andean mountains again, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.

On this return you can plan a next trip with Guru Explorers. Where do you want to go next?

Additional Information


Price of the Manu Tour includes:

  • Informative presentation prior to the tour.
  • River and land transfer according to the itinerary.
  • Expert naturalist guide - English and Spanish
  • All meals, from lunch on the first day to lunch en route on the last day.
  • Drinks (tea and coffee)
  • Accommodation: Manu Learning Center and / or Refugio Romero Lodge, depending on the selected program.
  • Tickets to tourist attractions according to the itinerary
  • Satellite internet service - only during established hours (available at Manu Learning Center)
Not include

Price of the Manu Tour excludes:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Plane tickets.
  • Tip for the guide.
  • Tips to porters at the airport and / or staff.
  • Drinks alcoholic beverages) Food not specified in the itinerary.
  • Transfers outside of those established in the tour.
  • Crafts, posters, and postcards.
  • Personal expenses, consumptions in the Manu Learning Center store.
What to Bring

What to Bring to the Manu Tour?

  • It is recommended to bring: comfortable, moisture-resistant shoes, light, quick-drying and breathable clothing (long sleeves and earth-colored pants are recommended), bathing suits, raincoats, sweater, hat, large visor cap, sunglasses, sunscreen , Insect repellent,
  • Personal hygiene: toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, wet towels, water, personal medication.
  • Passport or DNI (Required).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Audiovisual recording camera (and preferably waterproof).
  • Flashlights or small headlights.
  • Binoculars.
  • Personal Medication or First Aid Kit.
  • Cash (local currency).
  • Portable converter, adapter for your charger.

What considerations should you have when doing the Manu Tour, The Pioneer?

  • The rooms are double and triple, with a private bathroom and showers with hot water 24 hours a day.
  • The rooms have independent access and a private furnished balcony for your relaxation.
  • Simple rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers are available, but an extra payment per program applies.
  • According to weather conditions or natural phenomena, flight arrival / departure adjustments; there could be changes in the program.
  • Your luggage should not be more than 10Kg (22lbs) per person, according to the regulation of domestic flights; as well as the transfer in boats; However, you have the possibility of storing part of your luggage at the lodge office, located in the City of Iquitos, choosing the essentials for your stay.

Guru Explorers values ​​your time and strives to respect the tour schedule; however they may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy:

  • 15 days before the arrival of the passengers: 30% of the cost of the tour per person.
  • Less than 15 days, 100% of the cost of the tour per passenger. No refund

Who voluntarily renounces some of the services included in the programs; They will not receive a refund or readjustment of the total prices of the tour.

Why choose us


The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature. We want to be part of that experience that you will live in the Manu Tour: The Pioneer. If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:


When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.


To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!


We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.


You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.


Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations.


Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.


We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

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