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Holistic Jungle Retreat

Hot Springs, Enchanting Golden 3-tier Waterfall, Swimming in clear river pools, Haramkbut community story telling (A native tradition), Cayman night walk, Parrot Clay lick, Boat Trip to observe Monkeys, Optional Earth healing Ceremony & Shamanic Journey.


Manu National Park is an important Amazon preservation reserve. Where logging is taking place in Brazil almost to the borders of neighboring countries, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru are excelling at protecting these precious areas (for now). Visiting the National Park allows tourism to be considered as a subsidy to avoid corporate incentives. The park boasts over 5,000 plant species, 1,300 butterfly species and some wonderful mammals and birds such as: The Giant Otter (world’s largest otter), Jaguar (largest cat of the Americas), Giant Armadillo, Capybara, Red Howler Monkey, Black Spider Monkey, Pygmy Marmoset, white-lipped peccary, Kinkajou, porcupine, Agamia Agami, Macaw and the national bird of Peru, the-cock-of-the-rock.


5 Days – 4 Nights (Option to extend)

Day 1 activities

Cusco to Manu, Approximately 6-7 hours Drive in Private Car.

Stop at the quaint town of Paucartambo, for snacks / light lunch. The last Quechua town before we ascend over the mountain range of Cordillera Oriental from where we will descend into the Amazon.

Arrive at Cloud forest lodge.

Dinner & Evening Fire.

Overnight Cloud forest

Day 2 activities

Cloud forest. Breakfast.

Morning trek for Bird watching including cock of the rock.

Departure time 11:30am to Salvación approximately 1 ½ hours. Stop for lunch in local market town. Continue 1 ½ hrs to Haramkbut Community.

We take a boat ride down river to Hotsprings and jungle lodge.

Overnight Hotsprings – Haramkbut Community

Day 3 activities

After breakfast we Trek to a Golden 3-tier waterfall.

Bask in the sun, swim and relax by this natural phenomena.

Box Lunch.

PM return to enjoy the Hotsprings and river view.

Evening Story telling by a local Haramkbut.

Overnight Hot springs – Haramkbut Community.

Day 4 activities

Early Depart 5am, we head downstream by boat to Parrot clay lick.

Return to lodge for breakfast.

We then return to the boat to explore the lower jungle where we can observe monkeys and swim in clear river pools.

PM Lunch and enjoy the Hotsprings.

Caiman night walk.

Overnight Hot Springs – Haramkbut Community

Day 5 activities

Early morning departure return up river. Private transport to Cusco.

On our return we will visit a small lagoon (machuhuasi) navigating by hand canoe to observe many types of birds.

Tour Includes

  • Private native guide from the Haramkbut tribe
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Vegetarian meals as indicated (Dietary requirements catered to)
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance to Hotsprings
  • Boat trip
  • Entrance to Machuasi

What to Bring

  • Rain poncho
  • Flash-light
  • Insect repellent / Sun cream
  • Sun Hat
  • 2 Towels
  • Sandals or flip-flops for Hot Springs
  • Swim wear
  • Walking shoes
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Portable Battery charger for cell phone / camera
  • Extra Trail snacks