Today begins with a visit to some pre-Inca burial towers before discovering various flora & fauna of the ethereal cloud forest on your way to Manu.
Cuzco - Cloud Forest - Pilcopata (L/D)
Wake up very early in the morning as you leave Cuzco between 5:30-6:00am on an uphill journey to the high mountain area of Paucartambo on a relaxing bus ride. Visit the pre-Inca burial towers known as the Chullpas of Ninamarca on the way. Enjoy the sight of exquisite orchids, exotic heliconias, and primitive ferns while descending through the mystical cloud forest. Stop to witness the mingling of cartoonish Andean cock-of-the-rocks, the national bird of Peru. You might also catch a glimpse of several other bird species such as trogons & Amazonian umbrellabirds, or be lucky enough to catch a view of the spectacled bear, the only endangered bear in South America. You will then arrive at the village of Pilcopata, where you will check-into your accommodation and overnight.