Macaw Clay Lick Expedition Tour

8day Tour to the Biosphere Reserve of Manu Park

Without doubt this tour will one of our best tours to the Jungle of Manu National Park because it does visit the Largest Macaw Clay Lick as well as the Reserved Zone.

The following sample of birding tour itinerary is designed for you to get an idea of tour prices, and places you will visit during tour journey and type of accommodations, list of things you should bring for the tour and a complete list of things we include during the tour.

NOTE: This tour itinerary can be modified according group wishes as well as the weather conditions.


  • Length: 8 days
  • Starting city: Cusco
  • Ending city: Cusco
  • Difficulty degree: easy
  • Focus: Photography, flora, fauna and Bird Watching
  • Max group size per tour guide: 8+ 1 leader, when groups are bigger we do add an additional tour guide to the group.

EXTEMSIONS: You can always combine or extent this tour, please let us know if you are interested in extending this tour, we will be very happy to arrange it for you.


CLIMATE: Very Cold in the Andes, cold and humid in the cloud forest and hot and humid in the lowlands. Cold in the mornings while sailing in the boat, very hot from 8 to 4 pm in the lowlands with 90% of humidity, in the lowlands Cold and humid from 1am to 5am. Cold fronts during the dry season between May to October, the temperature might get as low as 18o Celsius with a sensation of 8-9o Celsius.

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodations will be in Lodges, some of them with hot water in the showers but mostly with regular water.

AREAS VISITED IN THIS TOUR: The Cultural Zone with its largest Macaw clay lick and the Reserved Zone of Manu National Park.


Day 1: Cusco - Pilcopata Lodge or Bamboo Lodge
Day 2: Pilcopata Lodge – Blanquillo Ecological Reserve Lodge
Day 3: Blanquillo Ecological Reserve Lodge – Macaw Clay Lick – Blanco Oxbow Lake
Day 4: Blanquillo Ecological Reserve Lodge – Manu Biosphere Reserve
Day 5: Manu Biosphere Reserve
Day 6: Manu Biosphere Reserve – Hummingbird Lodge
Day 7: Hummingbird Lodge – Bamboo Lodge
Day 8: Bamboo Lodge – Cusco

This tour to Manu Park includes:

  • Tour guide in English and Spanish with spotting scope, (Tour guide specialized on bird watching or biologist with previous request),
  • Water proof Binoculars 10x42
  • Transportation (bus and boat)
  • Cook
  • Three meals a day
  • Mineral water
  • All Nights in Lodge
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snacks,
  • Rain Poncho
  • Rubber boots
  • Entrance fee to the Oxbow Lakes
  • Entrance fee to Manu National Park
  • Entrance fee to all the private Natural Reserves
  • First aid kit

*** The lodge our groups stay at inside the Manu Biosphere Reserve zone is owned and managed by the local native community so by booking our tours you are helping to support the local native community and people.

Tour Price

8day Tour to the Biosphere Reserve of Manu Park
Number of people 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people+
Price per Person $4050.00 $2025.00 $1350.00 $1200.00 $1100.00