Our tour begins in the city of Cusco from where we depart on our way to Paucartambo beautiful settlement dating from colonial times. This place welcomes us with its beautiful landscape and its interesting museum where we can see some vestiges of the cultures that lived in this place before of the arrival of the Spanish; we’ll also have the opportunity to see the different costumes and masks of the typical dances that are used in various festivals in the city of Cusco.
We will have lunch on the route that takes us to the "forest of clouds", is in this place that we will have the first contact with the fauna and wild flora that will accompany us during the rest of our excursion. This day we spend the night at the San Pedro Orchids Hostel.
This second day of excursion we will start very early to see the “Gallito de las rocas”, bird that has a singular and striking plumage where the red and orange colors stand out. This day we will head to the town of Pilcopata and then head for the port of Atalaya (in the village of Pilcopata we will have the option of practicing canoeing for approximately an hour and a half on the Koñeq River and Madre de Dios). From the port of Atalaya we will begin our walk until Erika Reserve and Lodge, is in this place where we will spend the night.
In addition we will be able to observe insects and amphibians in a nocturnal route organized with the group.
We will start this day with a delicious breakfast, then start with our route for which we will cross the other side of the river in our boats. Our guide will show you and explain the great variety of flora (aromatic, medicinal and fruit plants) and wildlife where the “oso de anteojos” and the “gallito de las rocas” stand out. Our tour will take us to the lagoon of Machuwasi where we will have the opportunity to paddle in our canoes to enjoy the beauty that the Peruvian jungle offers us.
In the reserve of Erika, we will have as an optional activity to enjoy and participate in the canopy circuit adapted in this hostel.
We will start this day with a visit to a "clay wall" (clay wall located on the banks of the rivers), in this place we will be able to see hundreds of parrots and macaws that come to lick and devour the clay that contains the minerals necessary for their diet . Without a doubt this would be a show of color and sound that we can not miss.
After our visit, it will be time to leave the Peruvian jungle and board our boat back to the port of Atalaya and finally take the return bus to the city of Cusco.
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