Simply the best wildlife destination in the Amazon
By far the richest, most
extraordinary biological transect in the Peruvian Amazon,
or the world, starts in Cusco and runs northeast by road and
river to the great Manu Wilderness.
Manu offers by far the greatest quantity and diversity of
animals and plants in the world. No other destination in Peru
or beyond can compare. Nowhere else can you enjoy a superbly
intact transect of tropical habitats from Andean grasslands
and cloud forests down to foothill and lowland forests
Manu boasts the highest bird, mammal, and plant
diversity 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,
1,000 parrots and macaws at a riverbank clay lick, dancing Cocks-of-the-Rock,
habituated monkeys, and huge Lowland Tapirs at a forest clay lick.
One of our lodges, , 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 the greatest payoff of wildlife
per dollar of any rain forest site in Peru and Latin America. Other
New World rain forests may be somewhat less expensive than Manu,
but NONE of them offer Manu's tremendous wildlife diversity. For
travelers who want the finest rain forest experiences in the world,
Manu offers the ultimate “bio-trip” from the Andes to
the Amazon or programs to the .a wolrd Heritage Site.
Some of described here start in Cusco and other start in Puerto Maldonado.
All the progrmas end in Puerto Maldonado airport and include all air and ground transport, food, lodging, and guided rain forest outings.
Manu Wilderness, Peru Nature adventures