Manu Lodges Comparison Chart

  Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge Manu Wildlife Center Manu National Park
Tented Camp
Access      Private bus from Cusco over Andes, thru Manu cloud forest. From Puerto Maldonado via van, car and motorized canoe. From Puerto Maldonado via van, car and motorized canoe.
Travel Time      7 to 8 hours driving. 15 min. boat. 45 min. car, 4.5 hr boat. 15 min. boat. 45 min. car, 4.5 hr boat.
Location      In pristine cloud forest at 5,000 feet of elevation in private 12,000-acre reserve next to Manu National Park. On the banks of Madre de Dios River - lowland rainforest 1000 feet of elevation. Next to 1 million acre Amarakaeri Reserve. On the shores of Manu River - lowland rainforest inside Manu National Park near large lake.
Best time to visit      May through October. May through October. May through October.
Lodge Facilities Rooms 12 bungalows with private bathrooms, hot showers and flush toilets. 22 bungalows with private bathrooms, hot showers and flush toilets. 10 elevated tent/cabins with shared hot-water showers and flush toilets.
Dining Room Yes. 3 meals per day. Vegetarians welcome Fruit, coffee, tea and cookies always available. Yes. 3 meals per day. Vegetarians welcome Fruit, coffee, tea and cookies always available. Yes. 3 meals per day. Vegetarians welcome Fruit, coffee, tea and cookies always available.
Bar Yes. Fully screened. Electricity available to recharge batteries. Yes. Fully screened. Electricity available to recharge batteries. Yes. Fully screened.
Hammock Area Not yet. Yes Not yet.
Trails Yes, many. Plus aerial cable car access to trails on opposite side of the river. Yes, extensive trail system. Yes, extensive trail system.
Library Yes. Yes. Yes.
Observation Towers No. Yes. 2 observation towers with platforms at 33m and 40m in huge kapok trees. Yes, but half as tall as Manu Wildlife Center’s two towers.
Attractions Oxbow Lake No. Yes, 2, each w/ Giant Otters. Yes. Visits to 2 famous lakes: Cocha Salvador and Cocha Otorongo, each w/ Giant Otters.
Macaw clay lick No. Yes. Observation from a comfy floating blind. No.
Mammal lick No. Yes, w/ many tapirs, deer, peccaries, monkeys. No.
Monkeys Yes. Brown Capuchins very easy to see at close range. Woolly Monkeys in the cloud forest are the most accessible in all the Amazon basin. 11 species: Spider, 2 Capuchins, Squirrel, Titi, Night Monkeys, Emperor & Saddleback Tamarins, Red Howler, Monk Saki, Goeldi’s Marmoset. 13 species - same 11 as Manu Wildlife Center with addition of Common Woolly Monkey, Pygmy Marmoset.
Jaguar No. Good chance to see. Good chance to see.
Display of Andean Cock-of-the-Rock Yes. Special platform for observation of habituated birds. No. No.
Guide Ratio      7-8 guests per guide. 7-8 guests per guide. 7-8 guests per guide.
Programs      3 days/2 nights – extra nights available.

Included in combination tour: Manu Biotrip - one night at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, one night at Pantiacolla and three nights at Manu Wildlife Center.
4 days/3 nights
5 days/4 nights

Included in combination tour: Manu Biotrip - one night at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, one night at Pantiacolla and three nights at Manu Wildlife Center.
Included in combination tour:
Manu Explorer - one night at Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge, one night at Boca Manu lodge and two nights at Manu Wildlife Tented Camp.

Included in combination tour: Manu Adventurer - 2 nights at Manu Wildlife Tented Camp and two nights at Manu Wildlife Center.

Included in combination tour: Manu National Park Tapir & Macaw Licks - identical to Manu Explorer plus two nights at Manu Wildlife Center.
Best For      Special interest, Honeymooners, Birdwatchers, Photographers. Best wildlife site in all of Amazon basin, Special interest, Honeymooners, Birdwatchers, Photographers. Nature lovers, Special interest, Birdwatchers, Photographers.
More Information      Combines well with Cusco, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Puno, Arequipa, Paracas and Lima. Combines well with Cusco, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Puno, Arequipa, Paracas and Lima. Combines well with Cusco, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Puno, Arequipa, Paracas and Lima.