Manu Jungle Trips






    Manu is a place blessed by God and Nature, because it has the greatest biodiversity in this world. This Amazonian paradise is fascinating because it is full of beautiful landscapes with exuberant flora and fauna.


    Manu National Park covers almost 2'000,000 hectares (4'942,088 acres) and is one of the largest protected areas in the world. The Manu National Park also protects several ecological zones ranging from 300 to 4,000 masl. (984 to 13,123 feet). Steep, forested mountains that give rise to a multitude of small valleys; cloud forests of high jungle and finally to the Amazon plain. Due to this altitudinal range, it has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of plants, insects and animals of any park in the world. Manu is the place of the greatest biodiversity and the greatest biomass in the world!


    Manu National park is located in the Manu province in Madre de Dios and Paucartambo in Cusco. It aims to promote tourism based on ecological and culturally compatible criteria. Likewise, its establishment seeks to protect a representative sample of biological diversity, as well as the landscapes of the low jungle, the tropical jungle and the Andes of southeastern Peru. On the other hand, Manu Rain forest also seeks to promote and facilitate research, education and recreation within its areas, in addition to contributing to the preservation of archaeological heritage (Pusharo). Their presence contributes to the recognition and protection of cultural diversity, as well as to the self-determination of the indigenous peoples of the area.


    Since 1,977 - Manu National Park Peru has had the status of a Biosphere Reserve, which was granted by UNESCO. On its borders are the Territorial Reserve of the Kugapakori and Nahua ethnic groups, the Megantoni National Sanctuary and the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. In turn, in 1987 it was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity.


    Manu tours are allowed only in the Cultural and Reserved Areas; the Intangible or Restricted Area, is intended for study and research, recreational tourism is not allowed in this area.





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    In Manu National Park the following species can be found:

    • More than 1,000 species of birds.
    • 221 species of mammals
    • 1,307 species of butterflies
    • 8 species of felines
    • 15 species of primates
    • 7 species of macaws
    • 155 species of reptiles
    • 300 species of ants
    • 650 species of beetles
    • 210 species of fish
    • 20,000 plant species (10% of the world's vascular plant species!)
    • Up to 250 varieties of trees have been found in a single hectare!


    Peru holds the world record for the number of bird species seen in a single day without the help of motorized vehicles, with 331 birds in Cocha Cashu, in southeastern Peru. This record was set by Ted Parker and Scott Robinson in 1,982 and has yet to be broken.



    • Cultural or buffer zone, covers about 120,000 hectres (300,000 acres). It is a beginning of the park and the only zone where tourists can enter unaccompanied. It starts from Madre de Dios River and Andean highlands at the southern boundaries of the national park. In this area there are small villages, settlers and native communities working in productive activities such as agriculture, forestry and cattle breeding.
    • Reserved zone, covers 257,000 hectres (63,5000 acres). It is located at the lower part of Manu River and extends from Panagua River to Boca Manu. This area is set aside for controlled scientific research and ecotourism. Although the tourists are permitted here, entry is strictly controlled and visitors must visit the area with an authorized guide. This part of the park has a tremendous diversity of landscape, wildlife and vegetation. The river bends form lagoons with wonderful flora and fauna diversity.
    • Intangible zone – Manu National Park, is the biggest part of the Park, covering an extension of 1'532,806 hectres (3'787,000 acres). This part of the park is strictly for flora and fauna preservation and only government sponsored biologists and anthropologists may visit with no right to interfere with natural history of events. The tropical ecological research station Cocha Cashu is located in this part of the Manu Park. In this area tourism is not permitted and entry is with special permit only.


    Manu National Park have been inhabited by Indigenous tribes since long ago. There are about 1000 people in these tribes. There are also about 200 Quechua Indians in this part of Manu National Park. According to Guinness Book the tropical forests of Amazonia is a place of the biggest concentration of unexplored tribes. Today there are only about 100 uncontacted tribes in the world. More than half of them live in the tropical region of Amazonia in the territory of Peru and Brazil.


    All this and more makes Manu National Park one of the best destinations for nature tourism...







    • Specialized and bilingual guide
    • Private land and river transports
    • First aid kit
    • Night in Paraiso Lodge
    • Nights in Erika Lodge
    • Nights in Boca Manu Lodge
    • Nights in Otorongo Lodge
    • Meals (vegetarian option available)
    • Captain and river boat equipment
    • River Rafting and Canopy Zip Down
    • Required equipment
    • Mineral water (except first day)




    • First day breakfast and last day dinner
    • First day mineral water
    • Drinks such as sodas, wine or beers
    • Tips and souvenirs.




    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Long sleeve shirts and long pants
    • Swimming suit
    • Warm clothes (in case of cold front)
    • Waterproof rain gear (long poncho)
    • Wide brim hat and sun glasses for sunny days
    • A 50% DEET Insect repellent (at least)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Hiking shoes and sandals
    • Flashlight (enough batteries)
    • Towel for all the tour
    • Personal medication and/or supplies
    • Back pack or duffel bag plus a day pack
    • One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags...
    Prices: US$$

    Available all year, minimum 4 participants

    Recommended Tours

    Manu Cultural Zone 3D

    We will depart from Cusco very early in the morning in one of our vehicles. We will traverse beautiful valleys between the Andes Mountains and picturesque countryside communities.

    Manu Cultural Zone 4D

    We will eat breakfast very early and then take a walk, during which we will be able to observe the fauna of the forest, such as monkeys and birds. Then, we will visit a coca plantation and a wildlife rescue center.

    Tambopata Reserved 4D

    The trip is special for people who like nature. Is intensive, full of adventure, with possibilities to find wild animals and the most attractive landscapes, the tambopata reserve.


    Tambopata Macaw Clay Lick 5D

    Macaw clay lick is Located deep in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve, Sandoval Lake overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi.

    Sandoval Lake (Luxury) 3D

    Is one of the best luxury lodges located into the tambopata national reserve perched above what many rainforest specialists feel is the most attractive lake in Southern Peru, if not in the entire Peruvian Amazon.

    Sandoval Lake 4D

    Our nature and adventure tours are designed to learn about the great biodiversity of flora and fauna that exist in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, living a true adventure. Sandoval Lake Lodge has twenty-five double rooms.


    Special program

    Ayahuasca Program 4 days 3 nights

    Ayahuasca is a quechua word that means “vine of the soul”. It is a concoction used by indigenous peoples for the purpose of liberating the soul from its corporeal confinement so that it may travel freely out of the body and return voluntarily. When the soul is free in this way, it may transcend the realities of daily life and enter a marvelous kingdom of non ordinary reality in which it may communicate with its ancestors. Above all, ayahuasca is a medicine, some say the great medicine. The best ayahuasca guides are known as shamans who undergo rigorous training and learn to maintain and augment their personal power through experience. Our shamans are amazonian natives who have tons of experience navigating the journey and facilitating life changing journeys for others.











































































    Frequent questions:

    How long in advance should you make a reservation?

    • Reservations can be a minimum of 48 hours in advance. However, places are limited and are always subject to availability. Tickets for Manu National Park, are in high demand, running out months in advance in some cases. For this reason, we recommend making the reservation as far in advance as possible.

    To qualify for discounts for children, students or the Andean community?

    • Participants occupying a place (seats and beds) pay normal rate.

    Are there prices by type of accommodation?

    • Not, on the tour we offer standard accommodation. If preferred accommodation is desired, it must be coordinated with the agency.

    What is the weather like in Manu?

    • Manu is located between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon jungle, having a warm and temperate climate, with an average minimum temperature of 12° C and an average maximum temperature of 24° C. From April to October is the dry season, that is, during that period there is a lower probability of rain, while from November to March is the rainy season. Despite the differentiation every day of the year there is the possibility of rain, since it is a tropical area (rain forest).