Pongo de Mainique Tour 6D/5N

North of Cusco, is a huge cannon called the Pongo (its original name). It is the breakdown of the Cordillera del Vilcabamba through which runs the waters of the Urubamba River. This famous river is born in nearby glaciers to Cusco and its waters irrigate the Sacred Valley. The put has an area of 3.6 km and is the gateway to the sanctuary which is part Megantoni. It has a landscape with a profusion of waterfalls and waterfalls on both walls of the canyon through the ages have done an impressive job of wear and polishing of the surrounding rocks. Here dwells the Maine, the name is known the spectacled bear or Andean bear in the native language, which comes from the name of the place. Maenique put in there sequence of black clay of black rather thin layers of gray coloration and other layers of sand and clay reddish and pinkish, stratification of laminated sandstones is somewhat skewed. On the northern side of put on the left bank, a rock formation can be seen as the face of a bear. On the right bank is the viewpoint; access to that site is located at the mouth of the river Oseorato. The put divides two geographical reliefs, one of them is the high Urubamba which is characterized by mountain ranges covers dense vegetation, the other side is the Lower Urubamba which has a flat relief, both scenarios can be spotted from the Mirador addition the trajectory of the Lower Urubamba river; Browse the Pongo is a fascinating experience for lovers of adventure and nature. On the journey you can see numerous waterfalls and interesting fauna among which highlights the military macaw, the Cock of the Rock, Spectacled Bear and a variety of monkeys as the black Machin, Maquisapa, Choro, etc.
It is within the Megantoni National Shrine on August 18, 2004, by Supreme Decree No. 030-2004-AG. The Master Plan for Megantoni from 2007 to 2011 and was approved by Resolution No. 380-2006-Jefatural INRENA, was signed on 20 December 2006. The Pongo de Mainique landform scenic and cultural value is unique in the Cusco region. His fast were used for key scenes from the film Werner Herzog’s 1982 “Fitzcarraldo.
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I say times are approximations because, let’s stop to take pictures or use the SSHH.

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1st day:

We leave from Cusco (3350m) by bus to reach approximately 3:30 Quillabamba we travel, through the Sacred Valley and having the view of the Vilcanota mountain range and part of this range have the highest point is 4600 Malaga port m.

Reaching Quillabamba (1850 high) we will have our first lunch and tour of some places in the village (squares and markets), then we have 3 hours by bus to reach Town of Kiteni (1700 high) where we spend the night and have our dinner at a hostel in the village.

2nd day:

This day we wake up very early 5:00 am to have breakfast and start our trip again 2hour bus approx. to reach the town of Ivochote (1500 high), from this place we will start our adventure by boat, the river we have is the villcamayu (sacred river), after traveling two hours and going through an incredible view llagamos to the Pongo, here the view is a lot better after passing the Pongo have 2:30 over until we reach our lodge (Sabeti – Timpia 1400 high) in this place we have our lunch and dinner.

3rd day:

The day after our breakfast we: collpas or visit the place where the parrots and other birds that are virgin jungle and local activities (fishing and visiting families native place).

4th day:

This day we walk for most of the day because explore the forest (wildlife) and visit a native Machiguenga village, then we return to our lodge Sabeti.

5th day:

This day started to return to the town that is 4:30 Ivochote approx. boat, then take our bus to the town of Kiteni place where we will have lunch, after our lunch we have 3 hours by bus to the town of Quillabamba where we spend the night in a hostel and have our dinner.

6th day:

This day after breakfast we return to Cusco 3:30 hours approx. to Cusco.

This tour can be done in 4d / 3n, 5n / 4d.

Included / Not included

It includes:

  • Private transport
  • Private boat
  • Hotel

Not included

  • The first breakfast
  • The Last Supper



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