There are two main access routes to the Reserve Zone in the Manu National Park:
1.- From Cusco city, approx. 12 hours overland trip and then approx. 6 hours motorboat ride along the Upper Madre de Dios and Manu rivers.
2.- From Cusco, 30 minutes flight to Boca Manu town and then approx. 4 hours motorboat ride along the Manu River.
Because of the inaccessibility and high cost, the minimum duration of a trip to Manu is four days, but we highly recommend to take a seven-day trip.
The shorter option is visiting only the Cultural Zone, in a three days trip long.
In both cases, the one day journey to Ericka Lodge is really a beatiful trip, passing by Paycartambo and after that going down the Andes making mountain biking and rafting along the way.