Additional Information for Amazon Rainforest Trips

What is Included on Your Trip To Manu?


Inclusions:

  • Pick up at your Cusco hotel
  • Bus and private boat transportation to and from Cusco
  • Private en suite bath at our Cloud Forest Lodge, El Dorado Lodge, Cocha Salvador tented camp and Manu Wildlife Centre
  • Entrance fee to the Manu National Park on the 7 day tour
  • All meals and snacks from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on final day
  • Potable drinking water throughout.
  • Bilingual experienced rainforest wildlife guides
  • Visits to the Blanquillo Macaw Lick (5 & 7 day tours), the Tapir and mammal clay lick, catamaran excursion on Cocha Salvador (5 & 7 day tours) and Blanco or Camungo Oxbow Lakes (on 5 day tours) access to canopy towers ( 5 & 7 day tours) and wildlife trail excursions, night walks on all tours, plus a river trip and visit to Machuwasi Oxbow lake on the 4 day tour.
  • Transfers from the airport to your Cusco hotel on return from Manu
  • Personal flotation devices (use of these is obligatory)
  • Private boat transport and experienced crew

Exclusions:

  • Bottled and other drinks except where provides with meals etc.
  • Optional tips to staff
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry
  • Hotels in Cusco or Lima – can be arranged by request
  • Excess baggage charges on flights (limit 23 K)
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Travel insurance of any kind
  • Flights from Puerto Maldonado to Lima or Cusco ( we can book these by request)


Recommended packing list for trips to the Manu Biosphere Reserve


Important Note: You will be asked by your guide to use drab clothing in the forest so as not to scare the wildlife.

  • Duffle bag or frameless backpack is best but normal suitcase OK
  • Day pack
  • 2-3 pairs of loose fitting long trousers suitable for tropical conditions
  • Shorts for lodge areas
  • Long sleeved shirts suitable for tropical conditions
  • 2 pairs of boots or running shoes
  • Gum boots (Wellington boots) for muddy trails (can be bought in Cusco for around $10 USD but only to size 10, if you need bigger you must bring them with you). See memo.
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Rain poncho and/or mini-umbrella
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Personal toiletries
  • Insect repellent with high deet content
  • High factor sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Personal medication
  • After-bite
  • Sunglasses
  • Good flashlight (torch) and spare batteries and bulb
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars for wildlife viewing (8 to 10 magnification recommended)
  • Ziploc bags and garbage bags for clothes etc.

Health:
THIS IS NOT OUR RECCOMENDATION JUST INFORMATION CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR. Malaria prophylactics and yellow fever vaccination recommended for Malaria. In Manu, Tambopata and the surrounding Madre de Dios area, malaria and yellow fever is not currently prevalent. Taking a malarial and yellow fever prophylactics is a good idea as a precautionary measure, but many people make an informed decision not to be based on the incidence of the disease in the area they are visiting. Consult Your Health Centre or Family Doctor

Power:
Electricity is 220v in Peru. Please bring the relevant adapters if you habitually use a different power source. There is no electricity at Rainforest Lodges in Manu. Generators for charging batteries are available at lodges for few hours at noon and in the evening. Surge protectors highly recommended. UK plugs do not work in Peru-sockets are round/flat two pin as in the USA are the norm.

Communication:
Once you leave Cusco there is no cell/mobile phone signal after the first 5 hours of the trip until Pilcopata (Day 2) and then Puerto Maldonado. Wi Fi is available at Manu Wildlife Centre Lodge only for a few hours a day 10-12 in the morning and 6-9 in the evening. All lodges have short wave radio contact with our Cusco office in case of emergencies.