3-Day Hike & Bike Manu Amazon Cloud Forest Expedition
The Hike & Bike Manu Amazon Cloud Forest Expedition begins in the historical city of Cusco. From here we will head East to the slopes of the tropical Andes. Once at the Acjanaco Pass (3,550 m / 11,644 ft) we will continue our drive into the highlands of Manu National Park, where we will embark on our hike that descends into the lush Amazon Cloud Forest.
Upon completion of the hike we will be greeted by our private driver and eat a delicious lunch on the slopes of the tropical Andes. After lunch our downhill bike ride will commence into the Amazon Cloud Forest. Enjoy the spectacular views of waterfalls streaming down the lush, tropical mountains and keep an eye out for the exotic flora & fauna along the way. Guests will stay in the Manu Cloud Forest Lodge (1,600 m / 5,248 ft), which is situated across a jungle river from a cascading waterfall. The lodge features private bathrooms with hot water showers.
The second day of the expedition will be exploring the Amazon Cloud Forest. Your guide will escort you on two hikes into the midst of the jungle! In the afternoon guests will hike to a cock of the rock lek, where these colorful birds put on quite the dancing display to attract a mate. Guests will then overnight in the Manu Cloud Forest Lodge.
On the return to Cusco participants will enjoy the experience of a jungle canopy walkway & a downhill bike ride into the Sacred Valley of the Inca. This expedition is suitable or beginner bikers and loved by all!
**Please note that Peru Eco Expeditions specializes in & exclusively operates private departures.
Day 1 – Cusco – Hike the Highlands of Manu National Park – Bike into Amazon:
After departing from Cusco we will make cultural stops in both Paucartambo & Acjanaco Pass prior to hiking & biking into the Amazon Cloud Forest.
Drive: 4.5 Hours to Manu National Park
Hike: 2 – 3 Hours (6 kilometers / 3.72 miles)
Bike: 3 – 4 Hours (30 kilometers / 18.6 miles)
Lodge: Manu Cloud Forest Lodge
Day 2 – Amazon Jungle & Waterfall Hike – Cock of the Rock Lek:
Following breakfast we will begin with a hike through dense tropical forest to search for birds & wildlife. The trail is surrounded by lush flora and your guide will provide educational narration throughout. The afternoon will be spent viewing the vibrant Cock of the Rocks (The National Bird of Peru) perform their twice daily mating ritual, which is quite the show!
Morning Activity: Cloud Forest & Waterfall Hike for Bird / Wildlife Observation
Afternoon Activity: Cock of the Rock Lek
Day 3 – Canopy Walk – Bike into the Sacred Valley – Return to Cusco:
This morning we will awake to the sounds of the jungle. On the way out of the Amazon guests will experience a short nature hike to the Wayqecha canopy walk to view the jungle from above. This afternoon we will be biking down from Huachuq’asa Pass down to the historical town of Pisaq for 24 kilometers (15 miles). Our return back to Cusco will be in the evening.
Activity: Wayqecha Canopy Walk
Afternoon Bike: Huachuq’asa Pass (4,170 meters / 13,681 feet) to Pisaq
Distance: 24 kilometers / 15 miles
Cusco Arrival: Evening
Travel Time: Estimated 8-10 Hours of Drive / Hike & Bike to Cusco
*Time depends on the skill level of the bikers
– Private Roundtrip Transportation from Cusco
– Amazon Naturalist / Biking Guide (English / Spanish Speaking)
– Private Cook
– Bike, Helmet & Gloves
– (2) Nights in the Manu Cloud Forest Lodge
– Meals (Lunch from Day 1 to Lunch on Day 3)
– Potable Water & Hot Drinks
– Entrance Fee to the Wayqecha Canopy Walk
– Staff Gratuity (At Your Own Discretion & Not Solicited)
– The Manu Cloud Forest Lodge runs a generator for certain hours each day, therefore electronics can be charged.
– Please note that all activities are weather permitting and subject to change.
– Activities can be customized for the needs of the group.
$560.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4 Guests)
$670.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)