Cusco to Amazon (Jungle)

After your Cusco adventure fly to the Amazon and discover the amazing wildlife of othe beautiful national parks of Manu or Tambopata (Puerto Maldonado). You can stay in a beautiful bungalow, explore the surroundings areas and enjoy the wildlife.

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After your tour in Cusco, flight 45 minutes to Puerto Maldonado, a small town in the Amazon area,

After your tour in Cusco, we will start another adventure in the Manu park, Our Van will take us to

 

MANU NATIONAL PARK

located in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo,Cusco. It is a tropical forest protected by the Government of Peru, the area in the lower tiers is home to an unrivalled variety of animal and plant species. Some 850 species of birds have been identified and rare species such as the giant otter and the giant armadillo also find refuge there. Jaguars are often sighted in the park.

Before becoming an area protected by the Peruvian government, the Manú National Park was conserved thanks to its inaccessibility. The park remains fairly inaccessible by road to this day. In 1977, UNESCO recognised it as a Biosphere Reserveand, in 1987, it was pronounced a World Heritage Site.

It is the largest National Park in Peru, covering an area of 15,328 km². The Biosphere Reserve includes an additional 2,570 km², and a further 914 km² are included in a "Cultural Zone" (which also is afforded a level of protection), bringing the total area up to 18,811 km².

The park protects several ecological zones ranging from as low as 150 meters above sea level in parts of the Southwest Amazon moist forests to Peruvian Yungas at middle elevations to Central Andean wet puna at altitudes of 4200 meters.Because of this topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world. Overall, more than 15,000 species of plants are found in Manú, and up to 250 varieties of trees have been found in a single hectare. The reserve is a destination for birdwatchers from all over the world, as it is home to over 1000 species of birds, more than the number of bird species found in the United States and Canada combined. It is also acclaimed as having one of the highest abundances of land vertebrates ever found in Latin American tropical forests.

Temperature

Average annual temperature is 26C, ranging from 10-38C; with average annual rainfall of 1600 - 2400 mm. Rainfall in the protected area is typical of most areas in the Peruvian Amazon. The climate is humid and (3000 mm and 25C on average), sub-level humidity and semi-warm (1700 mm and 26C on average), high-level semi-warm (4000 mm and 23C).

 

How to get there

By car from Cusco to Atalaya village 9 hours and then boat to the park ( 4 hours)

By Plane (Charter) from Cusco to the park 30 minutes

 

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE

Before Tambopata you have to stop in Puerto Maldonado city

It is a city in Southeastern Peru in the Amazon forest It is the capital of the Madre de Dios Region.

From Puerto Maldonado city take a boat to the Tambopata park

It is a nature reserve in the Peruvian Amazon Basin south of the Madre de Dios River in Tambopata Province's Inambari and Tambopata districts. It was created on January 26, 1990, to protect the forests adjacent to the rivers Heath and Tambopata that have two important ecosystems and are noted for its biodiversity, representing native flora and fauna with 165 species and 41 families of trees, 103 species of mammals, 1300 species of butterflies and 90 species of amphibians.

Researchers have discovered in the protected area large numbers of species that are now rarely found elsewhere in the Amazon jungle due to poaching, particularly tapirs and spider monkeys, but also jaguars, white-lipped peccary, medium-sized and large monkeys and caiman.

It has a superface area of 1,478,942 hectares (3,654,550 acres).

The protected area features eight life zones

The Sandoval Lake is located in this area. There is also a circuit of canoeing which is considered one of the most exciting and beautiful circuit of Peru

Temperature

Average annual temperature is 26C, ranging from 10-38C; with average annual rainfall of 1600 - 2400 mm. Rainfall in the protected area is typical of most areas in the Peruvian Amazon. The climate is humid and (3000 mm and 25C on average), sub-level humidity and semi-warm (1700 mm and 26C on average), high-level semi-warm (4000 mm and 23C).

 

How to get there

From Cusco to Puerto Maldonado city

By Plane 40 minutes and car by Cuzco Road 10 hours

 

Flights

Padre Aldamiz International Airport, also known as Puerto Maldonado International Airport, is a small airport located in the Peruvian city of Puerto Maldonado in the Madre de Dios Region,

It is currently served by LAN Peru, Avianca and Star Peru.

 

Buses

Movil tours - http://www.moviltours.com.pe/destinos/11/

Tepsa - http://www.tepsa.com.pe/

RECOMMENDED VACCINES

Western doctors often warn that airport authorities require travelers to carry documentation informing about yellow fever vaccination because of its rainforest location

Yellow fiber: Highly recommended if traveling to jungle areas . You could be requested to show a vaccination certificate upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado or Iquitos

Yellow fever vaccine is recommended for all travelers going to the following areas less than 2300 m in elevation. You should receive the yellow fever shot 10 days prior your arrival to Peru,

Yellow fever Areas: Especially if going to any area in Puerto Maldonado, Manu,Tambopata,Iquitoss, San Martín, Loreto, Amazonas, Ucayali.

The vaccine should be considered only for those at increased risk due to prolonged travel, heavy exposure to mosquitoes.

MalariaCurrently, there is no available vaccine for this illness, but you should consider receiving prophylaxis, in addition to standard measures of precaution such as using insect repellent, using bednets while you sleep and wearing long-sleeved pants and shirts. This preventative measures will also help in avoiding getting dengue fever (there is no prophylaxis or vaccination for dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever).

Malaria in Peru: prophylaxis is recommended for all areas below 2000 m (6561 ft), including the cities of Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado,

Mefloquine is taken once weekly in a dosage of 250 mg, starting one-to-two weeks before arrival and continuing through the trip and for four weeks after departure.

Mefloquine may cause mild neuropsychiatric symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia,

Mefloquine should not be given to anyone with a history of seizures, psychiatric illness, cardiac conduction disorders, or allergy to quinine or quinidine

RabiesRabies vaccine is recommended for travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, for travelers at high risk for animal bites.

 

 

 



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