Manu National Park is a national park and biosphere reserve located in the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco. It protects diverse eco-systems such as lowland rainforests, cloud forests and Andean grasslands with a wide array of animals and indigenous groups living there.
Since it’s foundation in 1973 it has been under strict protection, with it being recognised as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1977 and a world heritage site in 1987. The park was expanded to it’s current size in 2002 by the Peruvian government and is a popular destination for wildlife spotters.
Beginning in the historic city of Cusco, this program offers a range of activities as it takes you through colonial towns and jungle villages and into the incredible biological diversity of the Amazon basin.
On this natural and cultural program in Manu National Park you will be introduced to a unique world, where local people live as they have always done, in perfect harmony with the natural world that is their home.
This journey into the Amazon basin is designed specifically for bird watchers. Peru is home to more than 1800 bird species, including 45% of the world’s neo-tropical species, making it the perfect destination for birders.
This 5-day program takes travelers from the city of Cusco to Andean highlands, through colonial villages and down into the Amazon basin, with its fabulous biological diversity and fascinating living culture.
Cusco, 2018: With more than 1800 species – more than are found in Europe and the United States combined - Peru boasts the greatest variety of birds in the world, after Colombia. And with its well-developed ecotourism infrastructure, Peru is certainly the best birding destination in the world today. Peru...