Manu National Park
From the city of Cusco, visit one of Peru’s most biologically diverse national parks. This is one of the most complete programs available in the incomparably biologically diverse Manu National Park, taking you from the Andean highlands, through cloud forest, and down into the Amazon basin.
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- Specialist bilingual naturalist guide
- Accommodation (6 nights)
- Private transport
- All meals indicated in the itinerary
- Personal items and medicines
- Alcoholic beverages or sodas at the lodges
What to bring
- Light clothing, long loose-fitting trousers, long-sleeved shirts, a wide-brimmed hat and walking boots or tennis shoes
- Around the lodge you can wear: shorts, T-shirts and sandals
- Windbreaker or a sweater for early mornings on the river
- Rain gear: Impermeable jacket or rain
- Sun block
- Flashlight and batteries
- Water bottle
- First aid kit
- Cap and sunglasses
- Pocket knife
- Waterproof bags for camera equipment
- Insect repellent
Day 1: Cusco – Cloud forest
Day 2: Manu cloud forest – Amazon basin
Day 3: Manu National Park Reserved Zone
Day 4: Manu National Park Reserved Zone
Day 5: Manu National Park Reserved Zone – Macaw clay lick
Day 6: Macaw clay lick
Day 7: Oxbow lake - Boca Colorado – Cusco
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FAQs - Frequently asked questions
Drinking water and other beverages such as coffee and tea are provided free of charge at our lodge, and sodas and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the lodge’s bar.
The US Center for Disease Control considers Puerto Maldonado to be a malaria risk area although it is reported as extremely rare. Avoid mosquito bites as much as possible by using insect repellent, long-sleeved clothing and long trousers rather than shorts, and consider taking malaria prophylaxis.
Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for rainforest trips anywhere in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
It can rain at any time in tropical and subtropical forests. For drier weather, the best time to visit the Tambopata and Manu forests accessible from Cusco is between mid-April and the end of October. The driest months are June, July and August. Different species of Amazon wildlife can be seen at any time of the year in the tropical forests of Peru.
Yes. For example, at our Tambopata lodge recharging facilities for mobile phones, pads, and assorted batteries are available at midday and in the evening between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
In the event of a medical emergency which cannot be dealt with by guides and staff trained in first aid, guests will be evacuated to the nearest town with a hospital or other medical facilities.
Smoking is not permitted in rooms, dining or communal areas, such as the bar. However, guests can smoke on the terraces of their rooms and in outdoor areas of the lodge.
Remember that it can take a long time for clothes to dry in a humid rainforest environment. Laundry services can be organized in the main towns (Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, Iquitos) from which our Amazon itineraries depart. Ask our staff for more information.
In the event of an emergency, lodge staff can contact the outside world by phone or internet.
At our lodge, rubber boots in a range of sizes are available for use during excursions.