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Manu Wilderness Programs

Due to the Rainy Season, the Manu Wilderness Programs are NOT available December through April.

Manu Wildlife Center
Manu Bio-Trip
Manu Cloud Forest

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MANU WILDLIFE CENTER

This lodge is located east of the Manu River on the north bank of the Madre de Dios River. It is reached by a 45-minute flight from Cusco aboard a modern, radar-equipped, turboprop aircraft, followed by a 90-minute motorized canoe ride, and offers the Amazon’s finest short, in-depth wildlife safari.  The lodge is famous for its abundant and varied wildlife, with its own Tapir clay lick, a nearby macaw and parrot clay lick, two nearby oxbow lakes and two tall canopy viewing towers among its impressive highlights.

The Wildlife Center is located in a private, 40,000-acre rain forest reserve adjacent to the 1 million acre protected area named the "Amarakaeri Reserved Zone". The Center is the only lodge in the Manu lowlands with roomy, private bungalows, each of which has en suite private bathrooms complete with tiled, hot water showers.

Five fixed departures each week at a special discounted price and almost daily private departures. Activities include a visit to Manu's only accessible macaw clay lick, a visit to the world's largest Tapir clay lick, oxbow lakes with Giant Otters and unlimited access to our unique spiral staircase to a large canopy observation platform. Accommodation, full board, transportation and airfare Cuzco/Boca Manu/Cuzco.


Manu Wildlife Center 4 days / 3 nights
from May to November View Itinerary
  Leave Return      
  Monday Thursday      
  Wednesday Saturday      
  Friday Monday      
Price per person 1 2/4 5/up Sing. Supp.
Jungle Program
4 days / 3 nights
ASK $960 $900 $225
Plus airfare
CUZ-Boca Manu-CUZ
ASK $390 $390  
Package Price ASK $1350 $1290 $225

Manu Wildlife Center 5 days / 4 nights
from May to November View Itinerary
  Leave Return      
  Thursday Monday      
  Saturday Wednesday      
Price per person 1 2/4 5/up Sing. Supp.
Jungle Program
5 days / 4 nights
ASK $1100 $1040 $300
Plus airfare
CUZ-Boca Manu-CUZ
ASK $390 $390  
Package Price ASK $1490 $1430 $300

 


MANU BIO-TRIP - From the Andes to the Amazon.

This five-night program provides a complete overview of the habitats and wildlife of all elevations along the road-and-river route from Cusco to the Manu lowlands.

This journey combines a spectacular descent 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 and 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 where farmers cultivate coca and exotic fruits. All the way we traverse the habitat of innumerable bird species.

Then our journey winds its way by river through lowland rainforest, pausing for a rewarding visit to an upriver lodge, and then downriver to the Amazon’s finest rainforest lodge, Manu Wildlife Center. Tapirs are nightly visitors to the lodge’s mud wallow, and each morning the nearby claylick teems with parrots and macaws. A network of trails, two towers for forest canopy viewing, and two adjacent pristine lakes round out the perfect rainforest experience. We end our visit with a 35-minute light aircraft flight back to the Andean city of Cusco.

Two fixed departures per week from the highlands to the jungle lowlands. Includes: A visit to a Cock-of-the-Rock display ground, Manu's only accessible macaw clay lick, oxbow lakes with Giant Otters, a colorful diversity of birds and mammals, access to our large canopy platform and much more. One night in the cloud forest, one night in the forested Andean foothills and three nights in the jungle lowlands. Bus & boat transportation and airfare Boca Manu/Cuzco.

Manu Bio-Trip 6 days / 5 nights
from May to November View Itinerary
  Leave Return      
  Wednesday Monday      
  Saturday Thursday      
Price per person 1 2/4 5/up Sing. Supp.
Jungle Program
6 days / 5 nights
ASK $1475 $1395 $375
Plus airfare
Boca Manu-CUZ
ASK $195 $195  
Package Price ASK $1670 $1590 $375

 


MANU CLOUD FOREST - Cock-of-the-Rock LodgeCock of the Rock

Daily departures to Manu cloud forest, home of the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Offers the world’s best Andean Cock-of-the-Rock experience in a pristine cloud forest reserve. Includes transportation, visit to a Cock-of-the-Rock display and guided forest walks. Full board and two nights accommodation at the Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge.

The Cock-of-the-Rock Lodge is located in the pristine Manu cloud forest on the verdant eastern slopes of the Andes and is part of the Tropical Nature conservation system. Opened in 1997, it is named after the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Peru’s large, bright-red national bird that puts on a colorful, noisy mating display adjacent to the lodge every morning. Spectacled Bears, Woolly Monkeys, Brown Capuchin Monkeys, quetzals and a host of other colorful birds inhabit the surrounding forest, and a bubbling mountain stream tumbles past the lodge.

Situated at an elevation of 5000 feet (1600 meters) in the cool, mosquito-free Kosñipata Valley close to the wild Cusco–Shintuya road, the lodge protects and supports a 12,500-acre private cloud forest reserve. It consists of 10 double-occupancy bungalows with private bath facilities, and a separate complex with a large dining room. A local highland family staffs the lodge, and they also work as rangers, patrolling the private reserve.

The incredible 110-mile drive from Cusco to the lodge passes through the finest transect of Andean habitats in South America. The drive typically lasts 8 hours, including stops in Andean towns and opportunities to walk and experience on foot the upper cloud forest habitat. Often groups will take even more time to savor the unforgettable scenery, excellent birding and abundant cloud forest flora.

Manu Cloud Forest 3 days / 2 nights
from May to November View Itinerary
Fixed Departure:   Daily    
Price per person 1 2/4 5/up Sing. Supp.
Cloud Forest Program
3 days / 2 nights
ASK $575 $525 $150