3 Day Amazon Tour Peru - Rainforest Tours from Cusco

3 Day Amazon Tour Peru - Rainforest Tours from Cusco

Discounted on April 9th
365$ per person
3 Days
Manu National Park
4 Reviews
4.5 out of 5

ESCAPE COMPLETELY Exceptional Off the Beaten Tracks

Our Manu Short Trip 3 days will take you off the beaten-path and on the trail of one of the richest wildlife reserves with spectacular views of waterfalls, caves , majestic rain-forests and deliciously authentic Peruvian cuisine. If you are interested in a private tour, we also offer great private group rates, all our guides are fluent in English and have no problem making sure all your needs are attended.
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What's included

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Departure Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Return Location
Cusco City - Transfer from Hotels , Airport , Bus Station
Price includes
  • Accommodation on double bed room
  • Activities Listed in the Program
  • All meals included (vegetarian, vegan mentioned in advance)
  • Duffel Bags for Travelling Light
  • Entrance Fees to the Guadalupe Ecological Reserve
  • Free Storage Room in Cusco
  • Illustrated map of Manu National Park
  • Nights at Guadalupe Lodge
  • Professionally Local Guide
  • Rubber Boots
  • Snacks (fresh fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Unlimited Purified Water
Price does not include
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • First day breakfast
  • Wildlife Rescued Centre Ticket

3 Day Amazon Tour

The Amazon Rainforest in Peru is a must-see attraction, and it’s not too far from Cusco. The city is a gateway into the Amazon for our regular tours.  Our 3 Day Amazon Tour into Manu is the real Rainforest experience. Where you will get the chance to explore, trek through the jungle. It is a special place to see wildlife where it should be. Deep in the forests inhabited by animals and creatures such as; monkeys, reptiles, rare birds and much, much more.

Manu National Park is one the most diverse biospheres in the world. This tropical rainforest has so much to offer, and not only to it’s inhabitants. For people craving for a taste of the Amazon.
We have designed the Ultimate Tour that optimises your time and chances to encounter the exotic wildlife. Exploring the healthy, flourishing forests. Not to forget navigating yourself along the Alto Madre de Dios River.

Parts of the park are inaccessible to visitors. This is due to the status of the land, and the indigenous communities that still thrive and live within it. But that is very much deep into the Amazon, and it is important we protect all those within it. We as a company help shield and preserve parts of this beautiful world, with respect and care.

Peru, is a naturally rich country which has so much to offer in terms of culture, traditions, history, cuisine, and it’s grand landscapes. Nature is something we cherish, and the Amazon is just that.

Amazon Tour – Activities for the 3 day amazon tour

Caves at Guadalupe Lodge.

We offer exclusive excursions to the caves/canyons at Guadalupe Lodge. The caves are only 10 minute walk from Lodge. The canyon originated by creek erosion, now carved into the mountain. It’s natural formation has now created an environment that harbours species that were evolved in the darkness such as; bats, and tailless whip scorpions. A night time walk is most productive when looking for the: Dwarf Caimans and the Water Opossum. (Which are the only species of aquatic opossum of the Neotropical). This is entirely optional of course, by anyone who doesn’t want to encounter these creepy crawlies in the dark.

The Wildlife in the Cloud Forest.

The overland journey offers incredible chances to observe the Wooly monkeys that live amongst the cloud forest, as well as the colourful birds; Quetzal, Mountain Toucans and the Unmistakable
Cock of the Rock.  These brightly-coloured birds are only seen at certain spots, but our local expert guides and drivers know just where.

The Boat Trip – Full Day

Our Tour includes a day of boat navigation along the Alto Madre de Dios river. Views of the evergreen rainforest adorned by colourful trees while blooming on the slopes of the mountains or foothill forests.

The Boat trip begins from the Atalaya River Port. A motorized canoe alike embarkation (12 meters long and 2 meters wide, roofed to prevent any sudden rain and shade from the hot sunshine).

These types of boats are the most ideal for travelling fast-flowing rivers. Even just floating along the cascades is a joy of this trip. The chances are very high to observe aquatic birds that dwell the shores, and not to forget the strange-looking capibaras.

Exploring the Machuwasy Oxbow Lake

We arrange private transportation to the lake’s trailhead. Trails go along riverine forest densely populated by fig trees, bamboo, cecropias, heliconias. Animals such as; Squirrels and Dusky Titi monkeys can also be seen while exploring the jungle trails.

Machuwasy is a small oxbow lake that attracts a large number of Amazonian birds such as Egrets, Hoatzin, Herons, Kingfishers, Rails, Crakes, Horned screamers, Caciques, Oropendolas. Not to mention, Caymans, Capybaras and Giant River Otters.

The lake sits on an elevation of 500 meters. Making the first Oxbow lake along the Manu route and probably the most visited by tourists whose travel into Manu’s Cultural Zone. There is a metal tower of 18 meters high, for good view spots that overlook the lake and its surrounding areas.

Hoatzin kingdom

We believe there is no other place in Manu where the unmistakable and bizarre “Hoatzin” can be seen, and usually in large flocks. Quite tolerant and inquisitive animals, makes it easily to observe at close range. Whether you take pictures with you cellphone camera, or digital camera, you get clear and bright close ups of them while exploring this beautiful lagoon in Manu.


The access trail can be muddy during the wet season or high rainy periods, during the months of November to May. We provide rubber boots to our clients, (All sizes available) We recommended to wear these, even in the dry season since the forest grounds can still be wet and slippery for regular shoes.

Nature Walks

The walks take you through the morning time and during the afternoon, both of which are the peak of wildlife activity in the rainforest. Guides will recommend the most suitable wear and accessories before each activities and depending on the trails conditions. The walks usually last a couple of hours and set up between mealtimes.

Wildlife Rescued Centre  “Dos Loritos”

Manged by a local family that live in the rainforest, The Dos Loritos project. Conservation of these animals are most prevalent.
The pet wildlife that welcomes you are: monkeys, peccaries, macaws even 2 toes sloths hanging in the nearby bushes.

Lodging in the Rainforest during your 3 day amazon tour

The 2 nights of the tour will be spent at Guadalupe Lodge, which is situated in the Amazon jungle. One of the best locations to get immersed into nature. Also allowing time to relax in the jungle and enjoy the commodities of your cabins. This tour is led by our specialised expert guide, eager to help you to create unforgettable experiences when visiting the Peruvian Amazon. (English speaking tours).

If you ready to step off the beaten track and immerse yourself into an unforgettable jungle experience then click the book now button below.

Thinking about spending longer in the rainforest? Then check out our 4 day, 6 day or 8 day Manu National Park jungle tour.



  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1

Cusco - Guadalupe Lodge

    Breakdown of Day 1;
  • Start Time: 4.30/5.00/5.30.
  • Duration: Approx 7 hours travel.
  • Locations on Route: Ninamarca - Pre-Inca Tombs. / Paucartambo - Colonial Town. / Acjanaco Pass. / Guadalupe Lodge - final destination.

The beginning of the Manu Road passes through numerous dry inner-mountain valleys and picturesque villages. This gives you a quick overview of locals’ lifestyles and colourful clothes. A brief call at Ninamarca will give you the possibility to explore the pre-Incas tombs within this well archaeological site. The road includes various stops, so you can enjoy seeing the surrounding landscapes varying from high-mountains to humid forests. Next stop will occur in the village of Paucartambo which features beautiful arched colonial bridge. From Paucartambo the altitude will keep on increasing and the setting gradually gets enveloped by a cloudy mist. The road leads you to Acjanaco pass consisting in the main gateway to Manu National Park.

Once across Acjanaco Pass (3550 m / 11.647 ft) the environment dramatically changes from dry to wet valleys. Do not miss the splendid view when looking down toward the lowlands! The lush and misty cloud forest surrounded by massive rocks and waterfalls is perhaps the most fragile and threatened type of rainforest. In such environment filled with lichens and moss-carpeted soil, spotting birds will be the main target. You will get the chance to stare at a large variety of birds ranging from the Peruvian national bird, the brightly red Andean Cock-of-the-Rock displays to tanagers, toucans or quetzals. The path will head down to the Guadalupe lodge (560 m./1837 ft). Overnight in the lodge. 

Day 2

Guadalupe Lodge - River Boat Trip

    Breakdown of Day 2;
  • Breakfast at Guadalupe Lodge.
  • Atalaya Port - Boat Trip, Madre De Dios River.
  • Machuhuassy Oxbow Lake, - 2km Walk.
  • Ramble in the jungle, - Giant Kapok Tree, animal wild watch, medicinal plants.
  • Macaw Clay Lick.
  • Dos Loritos.
  • Guadalupe Lodge.

Enjoy waking up and having breakfast with the songs of Amazonian birds. We start the day travelling to Atalaya port where you can appreciate the view of myriads of colorful birds, and the rich wildlife. The drive goes along tropical plantations of papayas, bananas, chocolate and Coca Leaves.

At Atalaya river’s deck, you will embark in a motor boat and navigate down this crystalline river of Madre de Dios. After an hour, you will reach Machuhuassy Oxbow lake, consisting wetlands of lush vegetation, hosting a large variety of birds (hoatzins, horned screamer, hawk, herons) and animals (monkeys and capybaras). This place is only reachable by boat followed by a 2-kms walk. While enjoying this tour, our local cook will prepare a traditional lunch that you can tuck into when returning from the Madre de Dios river. In the mid-afternoon, you will ramble through the primary forest searching for some families of monkeys, peccaries, as well as the Giant Kapok trees. During this, you will be informed with some explanations about the medicinal plants, reptiles, as well as mammals that dwell here.

We will visit the Small Macaw Clay Lick along the river bank, then returning to the lodge and it is optional to visit the Dos Loritos, Wild-Animals Rescue Centre run by a local family in Manu. Dinner and Overnight at Guadalupe

Day 3

Guadalupe Lodge - Cusco

    Breakdown of Day 3;
  • Bird Watch & Breakfast.
  • Drive through the Cloud Forest. Waterfalls, animals. / Journey back to Cusco.
  • Arrival in Cusco approx 5pm.

Your morning walks along the palm forest to look for the blue and yellow Macaws. Enjoy a tasty breakfast and get ready to pack as you will soon start hit the road again to Cusco.

The way back will give more opportunities to glimpse some more animals and discover the wildlife of the cloud forest and having impressing views of the exuberant cloud forest with waterfall, cascades.  The arrival in Cusco should be around 5pm.


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User Reviews & Comments

  • JeepLady
    4 out of 5

    Awesome Manu Short Trip 3D thanks to expert organizer Fredy and awesome tour guides Hebert, and Simon and Juan Jose, and the drivers and cooks! This is THE tour company to use for the best experience! They handled everything for us from the moment we arrived at the airport until we departed. Guadalupe Lodge and food were great-what a unique experience exploring the Amazon rainforest in hikes, boat ride, birdwatching, watching a sloth and monkeys at the Wildlife Rescue Center, and sleeping in the screened-in lodge cabin with the sound of the river and the birds. The people were friendly, experienced, knowledgeable; they took great care of us (long ride to the lodge but many waterfalls to enjoy on the way). A short time in Manu but a wonderful experience and memories :)

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    25 January, 2020


  • Brittany
    5 out of 5

    My friends and I did the Manu Short Trip with Wild Watch Peru and had an interesting experience to say the least. Three days & 2 nights. The rainforest itself was beautiful and we did get to see a lot of gorgeous, brightly colored birds, different types of monkeys, cool plants & trees. Our guide, Simon, was really passionate about the jungle and had an eagle's eye & ear for finding wildlife for us to see.

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    16 January, 2020


  • Mike Engerud
    5 out of 5

    I always knew Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Andes would be spectacular destinations, but adding Wild Watch Peru’s 3-day Manu Short Trip turned our nine-day Peru vacation into an adventure of a lifetime. From Hebert’s first email answering questions about the rain forest tour to our guide Ricardo’s sincere goodbye at the trip’s end, everyone at the company was thoughtful, professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Wild Watch Peru set quite high expectations in terms of advertising comfort and sights; I can attest the roomy and comfortable transport (on land and water!), cozy lodge, delicious meals (including picnics!), beautiful scenery, and remarkable birdwatching are just a few details that exceeded our expectations.

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    15 May, 2019


  • Marc Whitney
    4 out of 5

    Esau picked us up from our hostel in Cusco early in the morning and drove us along the mountains and some inca ruins , tumbs along the way for nice photo taking. He also recommended us to the very famous and tasty coffee at Local restaurant in paucamtambo Village where we visited a museum. ! He is very friendly and knowledgeable, with a good command of English, he shared many interesting facts with us!

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Our Manu Short Trip - 3 days, will take you off the beaten-path and on the trail of one of the richest wildlife reserves. With spectacular views of waterfalls, caves, majestic rain-forests and deliciously authentic Peruvian cuisine. If you are interested in a private tour, we also offer great private group rates, all our guides are fluent in English and have no problem making sure all your needs are attended to.

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Equipment /ClothingComments
Wellington Boots

Provided at the lodge

Experience has taught us that Wellies are by far the most appropriate footwear for  your  time  in  the  Jungle.  You'll hopefully have noticed  we  asked  for  your  shoes  size  on the application form;  this is so we can  buy you  some new ones in  Cusco ready for your departure so you  don't have to  lug  them  with  you.  However, please be  aware  that  is difficult to  get Wellington  boots over  European  size  43  so if that's you  please ensure you  bring some with you.
Flip flopsUseful  for  use  in  the  bathrooms  and  for  walking  around the lodges.
T-shirts, cotton

shirts and  a light sweatshirt

You   should   bring   a   mix   of  short  and   long   sleeved   to protect your arms from  mosquito bites
UnderwearCotton is recommended rather than nylon.
SocksThese should  be  long  and  made from  breathable wool  to ensure optimum comfort inside your boots.
Sunblock Cream 

Sun Glasss

Insect Repellent 



at Least 40 % DEET

Trousers  & shortsIt’s important to be wearing long bottoms for protection from bugs and sun. We recommend full cut khaki bottoms or khaki type pants that can be zipped into shorts.  Lighter


Even in the dry season the rain can be heavy so it's good to come prepared!
FlashlightsFor night activities such as night walks , Caiman Search and for using when the  power from the lodges runs off.



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Manu Short Trip 3 Day Amazon Tour

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Manu National Park

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