Google+
Facebook
YouTube
Blog
Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manu region of Peru

Simply one of the best wildlife destinations in the Amazon.

One of the richest and most extraordinary biological transects in the Amazon Basin starts in Cuzco and runs northeast to the great Manu Wilderness region.

Manu offers an incredible quantity and diversity of animals and plants. Here you can enjoy a superbly intact transect of tropical habitats from Andean grasslands and cloud forests down to foothill and lowland forests.

Manu boasts one of the highest bird, mammal, and plant diversities of any park on earth, including 1,000 of the world's 9,700 bird species, 200 species of mammals, and 15,000 species of flowering plants. The most photogenic spectacles are frolicking Giant Otters, a thousand parrots and macaws at a riverbank clay lick, dancing Cock-of-the-Rocks, monkeys habituated to seeing people, and huge Lowland Tapirs at a rainforest clay licks. One of our lodges, Manu Wildlife Center, currently offers the world's finest viewing of this elusive animal, which elsewhere is harder to see even than the Jaguar, which also is a frequent sight in Manu.

In terms of wildlife for your money, our Manu itineraries offer one of the greatest payoff of wildlife per dollar of any rainforest site in Latin America. Other New World rain forests may be somewhat less expensive to visit than Manu, but only a few of them offer Manu's tremendous wildlife diversity.

For travelers who want the finest rain forest experience in the world, Manu offers the ultimate "bio-trip" from the Andes to the Amazon, or programs to the Manu National Park, a world Heritage Site.



Manu Rainforest Tour Programs

Manu Cloud Forest - Cock of the Rock Lodge
This location provides the world’s best Andean Cock-of-the-Rock viewing in a pristine cloud forest reserve. The Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge is located in the magical Manu cloud forest on the lush eastern slopes of the Andes, and is part of the Tropical Nature conservation system.

Manu Wildlife Center, Tapir & Macaw Clay Licks
4 Days / 3 Nights or 5 Days / 4 Nights
Manu Wildlife Center Is located in a private, 40,000-acre rain forest reserve adjacent to the one million-acre protected area named the “Amarakaeri Reserved Zone”. The tapir lick is a comfortable ninety minutes on foot from the lodge, while the macaw lick is a half-hour boat journey plus a short walk away. Visitors will welcome the amenities and comfort of this lodge, the only one in the Manu lowlands with roomy, private bungalows, en suite private bathrooms and tiled, hot water showers, especially if they are arriving from the rustic simplicity of Manu National Park.

Bio Trip, from the Andes to the Amazon
6 Days/ 5 Nights
This journey combines a spectacular descent from Cuzco, through mountainous cloud forest from Andes to Amazon, with lodge visits in the cloud forest and along the wild Alto Madre de Dios river, culminating in a lowland rainforest experience amidst the comfortable yet wildlife-rich surroundings of the famous Manu Wildlife Center. Our overland route crosses an extraordinary range of life zones from highlands to lowlands, taking us through an array of ecosystems found nowhere else on the planet in such close proximity. We see high altitude farming valleys and traverse stark highland puna, plunge through layers of grassland, elfin forest, layers of lush, ever-changing cloud forest, and then lowland tropical valleys.

Manu National Park Adventurer
5 Days/ 4 Nights
Fixed departures from Lima or Cusco to visit the jungle lowlands of Manu. Includes a visit to an oxbow lake with Giant Otters, Manu’s only accessible macaw clay lick, tapir lick, unlimited access to our large observation platform, a diversity of birds, mammals and much more! Two nights at the Manu Wildlife Tented Camps or Albergue Machiguenga (in Manu National Park) and two nights at Manu Wildlife Center, bus, boat transportation, Manu National Park entrance fee and transfers from Puerto Maldonado and back.

Manu National Park Explorer
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Fixed departures “from the highlands to the jungle lowlands” starting in Cuzco that alllows you to viist all areas of Manu national Park. Includes a visit to a Cock-of-the-Rock display ground, an oxbow lake (Cocha Salvador) with Giant otters, a diverse of birds, mammals and much more!. One night in the cloud forest (Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge), one night in Boca Manu lodge and two nights at the Manu National Park at our Manu Tented camps or Albergue Machiguenga. Bus, boat transportation, Manu National Park entrance fee. Transfer from Lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport.

Manu National Park, Tapir & Macaw Clay Licks
7 Days/ 6 Nights
Fixed departures “from the highlands to the jungle lowlands”, starting in Cusco. It allows to visit Manu national Park and a private reserve. Includes a visit to a Cock-of-the-Rock display ground, an oxbow lake with Giant otters, Manu’s only accessible macaw clay lick, tapir lick, un limited access to our large observation platform, a diverse of birds, mammals and much more!. One night in the cloud forest (Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge), one night in Boca Manu and two nights at the Manu Tented Camp or Albergue Machiguenga (National Park) and two nights at Manu Wildlife Center. Bus, boat transportation and Manu national Park entrance fee. Transfer from Lodge to Puerto Maldonado airport.

Manu & Beyond
6 Days/ 5 Nights
This itinerary offers the complete lowland rainforest experience, taking us by air and then motorized canoe to Manu Wildlife Center. This lodge is located east of the Manu River on the north bank of the Madre de Dios River and offers the Amazon’s finest, in-depth wildlife safari. The lodge is famous for its abundant and varied wildlife, with its own Tapir clay lick, a nearby macaw clay lick project, an oxbow lake and a tall canopy viewing tower among its impressive highlights. The Lodge contains 22 double-occupancy fully screened private bungalows with hot showers, a large fully screened dining room, and a bar with hammocks for relaxing with the comfort of the our Amazon’s finest wildlife lodge, next day in our rustic, Manu Wildlife Tented Camp in the heart of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. In Manu we navigate the waters of an isolated oxbow lake, home to Giant Otters, caimans, monkeys and an endless variety of birds. Our trip ends downriver with the Amazon’s finest wildlife viewing opportunities, at Manu Wildlife Center. This lodge offers the finest Tapir viewing in ALL the Amazon, as Tapirs are nightly visitors to the lodge’s mud wallow. After a canoe and van journey we return to Cusco or Lima aboard in a commercial flight.

Manu Birdwatcher Trip
8 Days/ 7 Nights
This is one of the most fascinating birding tours in the world. Our overland route crosses an extraordinary range of life zones from highlands to lowlands, taking us through an array of ecosystems found nowhere else on the planet in such close proximity. We see high altitude farming valleys and traverse stark highland puna, plunge through layers of grassland, elfin forest, layers of lush, ever-changing cloud forest, and then lowland tropical valleys where farmers cultivate coca and exotic fruits. All the way we traverse the habitat of innumerable bird species. This privileged place offers us a great quantity and diversity of birds. Then our journey winds its way by river with the Amazon’s finest wildlife viewing opportunities, at Manu Wildlife Center. This lodge offers the finest Tapir viewing in All the Amazon, as Tapirs are nightly visitors to the lodge’s mud wallow. The mornings feature macaw clay lick project and fruiting trees teeming with macaws. The network of trails, tower for forest canopy viewing, and an adjacent pristine lake round out the perfect rainforest experience.

 
More Information

Manu National Park
Manu Lodges Comparison Chart
Manu Map
Manu Region Weather Trends