4-Day AdrenaLuxe Amazon Expedition
The 4-Day AdrenaLuxe Amazon Expedition is another of our signature AdrenaLuxe packages, which perfectly fuses adrenaline & luxury! In this expedition we will hike, bike & raft our way through the Amazon in style! The expedition will be accompanied by a professional, bilingual guide (English / Spanish), a private cook & an exclusive vehicle with driver.
This action packed itinerary begins with private transportation from Cusco to Manu National Park, which is one of the most biodiverse locations on the planet and is frequently featured in National Geographic. From here we will begin our hike from the Andean Highlands into the Amazon Cloud Forest below. Once at the base of the trail we will be greeted by our exclusive driver and a delectable lunch! After we finish lunch we will begin our downhill ride through the Amazon! 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.
We will awake to the sounds of the jungle and have an early morning departure to the cock of the rock lek. Here, we will view the males partake in their daily dancing ritual to attract a mate. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the Amazon Cloud Forest on several forest trails and then an afternoon bike ride to our next lodge in the Amazon lowlands – Villa Carmen Biological Research Station, which also features rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers. The following day will be spent on the water! In the morning we will partake in jungle rafting, followed by a chartered boat tour of Lake Machuwasi for wildlife observation. This evening we will return to the Manu Cloud Forest Lodge.
The last day of our expedition will be spent overlooking the Amazon Cloud Forest from a canopy walkway and biking into the Sacred Valley of the Inca on our way back to Cusco!
**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 – Cock of the Rock Lek – Jungle & Waterfall Hike – Bike to the Lowlands:
The Cock of the Rock is the National Bird of Peru and lives in the Amazon Manu Cloud Forest. Twice a day the males conduct a mating ritual to attract a female. The locations of these mating dances are called leks. Early this morning we will awake and make our way to one of these locations for the show. With their bright red crowns and dance moves they put on quite the show! After relaxing at the lodge for a few hours we will then embark on a jungle hike to enjoy the flora and fauna of the cloud forest.
Morning Activity: Cock of the Rock Lek / Jungle & Waterfall Hike
Afternoon Activity: Bike from the Cloud Forest to the Lowland Amazon
Lodge: Villa Carmen Biological Research Station
Day 3 – Jungle Rafting & Wildlife Observation at Lake Machuwasi:
This morning we will awake to the sounds of the lowland Amazon. Our day will be spent exploring the lowland rainforest by water. Our first activity will be to raft through the spectacular scenery of the Amazon! In the afternoon we will then take a chartered boat to Lake Machuwasi for wildlife observation and a short hike. This evening we will return to the Amazon Cloud Forest.
Morning Activity: Jungle Rafting
Afternoon Activity: Wildlife Observation at Lake Machuwasi
Lodge: Manu Cloud Forest Lodge
Day 4 – Canopy Walk – Bike into the Sacred Valley – Return to Cusco:
After breakfast guests will enjoy their last few moments immersed in the Amazon rainforest . On the way back to Cusco guests will embark on a short nature hike to the Wayqecha canopy walkway 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
– (1) Night at the Villa Carmen Biological Research Station
– Meals (Lunch from Day 1 to Lunch on Day 4)
– Potable Water & Hot Drinks
– Jungle Rafting with Specialized Guide & All Equipment
– Private Chartered Boat to Lake Machuwasi
– Entrance Fee to the Wayqecha Canopy Walk
– All Staff Gratuity
– 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.
$1,120.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 6 Guests)
$1,275.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 4 Guests)
$1,775.00 USD Per Person (Minimum 2 Guests)