DAY 1: CUSCO – ANDES – CLOUD FOREST
We will leave the city of Cusco very early in the morning on our tourist transport. We will cross interesting inter-Andean valleys and picturesque peasant communities. We will visit Paucartambo, a picturesque colonial town, and its interesting museum. Lunch on the route. We continue towards the Cloud Forest, an area very rich in endemic species such as the Spectacled Bear and Cock of the Rock, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, lichens, etc. observing nature and then continue to our hostel where we will spend our first night comfortably installed.
DAY 2: CLOUD FOREST – ERIKA LODGE
Early in the morning, we will look for the interesting Cock of the Rock, the national bird of Peru that performs a unique courtship ritual. After breakfast, we continue to the town of Pilcopata*, later to the port of Atalaya, a place located on the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River, 700 meters above sea level, from where we will begin the descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of existing bird species, such as herons. , vultures, cormorants, etc. until we reach our lodge “Erika”. We will walk through the interesting trails of this transitional point between high jungle and low jungle where the guide will search, show and explain the interesting diversity of wildlife in the surroundings. Overnight at the hostel. Those who wish can do the activity of a night walk to observe insects and amphibians.
Rafting – Free Option 1: This is an option that you can add to your trip, from Pilcopata we do 1 hour and 30 minutes of class I and II rafting down the Koñec and/or Alto Madre de Dios rivers. You will enjoy the wonderful landscape and if you wish you can swim in its refreshing waters.
DAY 3: ERIKA LODGE
We will have a morning walk where the guide will search, show and explain the interesting diversity of wildlife in the surroundings. We will board our boat to cross the river and walk for 30 minutes along a path to observe and talk about interesting flora such as sensitive plants, heliconias, fruit trees, etc. until we reach the Machuwasi lagoon where we will row in rustic canoes to observe birds such as the primitive hoatzin, hopefully, alligators, monkeys, and capybaras. Night walk around our lodge to observe insects and amphibians.
Canopy – Free Option 2: Customers who wish to go through the jungle from tree to the tree do this canopy sport that consists of a system of rails with which they slide at great speed over the trees of this wonderful Amazon jungle and finally make a 15-meter rappel.
DAY 4: ERIKA LODGE – CUSCO
Early in the morning, we board our boat to go to the clay lick, where different species of parrots such as the blue-headed parrot, white-eyed parakeet, and possibly the Maracano macaw, among others, come down every morning to extract clay for their dietary balance.
At the end of this activity, we will return to our hostel to pack and board the boat to Puerto de Atalaya, here we board our bus to return to Cusco. Our lunch will be halfway. We will be arriving in Cusco at approximately 7:30 p.m.