Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
Fixed Departure Price: US$
Care for the surroundings.
Our lodges use photovoltaic energy.
Our ecological engines with low emission of carbon dioxide.
All our passengers travel with mosquitoes repellent bracelets.
We visit the interesting tombs of Ninamarca, commonly known as “Chullpas”. We continue to Paucartambo, a picturesque Spanish colonial town, and then to the Acjanacu pass, which marks the beginning of the Cultural Zone of Manu Biosphere Reserve. Here, a thick cloak of clouds provides perpetual humidity and makes an ideal habitat for epiphytic plants such as bromeliads. This varied and fascinating world is home of the Cock of the Rock, Spectacled Bear, Orchids, Tree Ferns (one of the oldest living plants), mosses and lichens. This cloud forest exists between 2000 and 3500 meters above sea level and at least 50% of the plant species found here are endemic to this region. Orchids’ San Pedro.
Today we wake up very early to observe the Cock of the Rock (Rupicola peruviana), Peru’s national bird. The male birds are a vibrant reddish orange and at about 05:00am as many as several dozen come together for an exhibition of a mating ritual dance in a place called Lek. The males display their crest, showing off and posturing for the females. The females, fewer in number, watch to select the most suitable males.
After breakfast we will continue in our overland transport down the narrow road between waterfalls and canyons Atalaya port. Here, we board our covered, outboard motor boat and head down the Alto Madre de Dios River for approximately 15 minutes toward our private reserve of “Erika Lodge ” where we will meet our Shaman who is going to introduce us to the mother nature contacting our senses with the elements: water, air, earth and fire.
During the morning, we will have time to think about the information received from the Shaman, at midday we will begin the water ceremony, late at night with relaxing exercises, songs and dances the Shaman is going to prepare a Hallucinogenic drink called “Ayahuasca” which will be also offered to who is ready for this experience.
During the “highs”, he will see beautiful and colorful visions of long lost or deceased friends, strange animals and spirits of the trees, etc. Under the influence, he divines the cause and cure for his associate’s illnesses. Then he may chant or whistle as purifies them with rhythmic “Shacapa” fan, and as he blows organic tobacco smoke onto selected body points of the patient. He may use any of several medicinal herbs at this point, or prescribe them for later use, depending on the diagnosis and prognosis of the patient.
During the morning, we will make retrospection of the last days always with our Shaman, enjoy the jungle and rest.
The Shaman will give us the last advises and recommendations. After breakfast we board our bus and ride back to Cusco.
END OF OUR SERVICES.