Experience Manu National Park, the most biologically diverse place on the planet, like virtually no one else can by camping inside the park at the Manu Wildlife Tent Camp. Most travelers to the Manu Amazon never actually enter the park itself as few accommodations exist there and tours tend to only skirt the edges. Delight in the sights and sounds of this 1.8 million-hectacre secluded jungle paradise containing over 1000 species of birds, 13 species of monkeys, caiman, tapir, the endangered giant otter, and the stealthy jaguar.
- Day 1 Arrive Lima
- Days 2-4 Fly Cusco and Explore the Cloud Forest
- Day 5 Manu Wildlife Tent Camp
- Day 6 Cocha Salvador/ Manu National Park
- Day 7 Cocha Otorongo/ Manu National Park
- Day 8 Manu National Park
- Additional Tour Options
- $2475 - Not interested in camping? Check out our Manu Biosphere tour instead.
- CampingDeluxe camping or accommodations in mountain lodges.
- HikingIncludes guided hiking excursions. Hikes may vary from easy and optional three hour hikes to more difficult multi-day treks.
- Nature ViewingIncludes intentional opportunity to observe flora or fauna with an experienced guide.
- Aranwa Cusco Boutique HotelCasa Andina CuscoCasa Andina Private CollectionCasa CartagenaHotel MonasterioHotel RuinasLibertador Palacio del InkaTaypikala Hotel Cusco
- Casa Andina Private MirafloresCosta del SolCountry Club LimaFaraona Grand HotelJW Marriott Hotel LimaLibertadorMiraflores Park HotelSan Agustin Exclusive
- Amazonia LodgeCock-of-the-Rock LodgeManu Tented CampManu Wildlife CenterPantiacolla LodgeTambo Patiti Jungle Lodge
These days follow the same itinerary as the Manu Biosphere trip. Fly to Cusco on Day 2 and descend into the cloudforest on Day 3 to overnight at the Cock-of-the-Rock lodge. On Day 4 you depart by bus for Atalaya. Board motor canoes to travel down the Alto Madre de Dios River towards the Manu River. You’ll spend this night near the mouth of this jungle river in a simple tent camp.
Wake to the fanciful sounds of jungle birds nesting on the riverbank. After an early breakfast, you’ll travel by motorized canoe 5-6 hours up the Manu River to the Manu Wildlife Tent Camp. This camp is located near Cocha Salvador, the largest and most beautiful of the 13 oxbow lakes of the Manu River. Since most lodges are located outside Manu National Park, this is one of the few sites where travelers can actually overnight in the park, allowing unique access to an area considered to have the richest biodiversity anywhere. Enjoy an evening stroll near the lodge and marvel at the symphony of jungle night sounds that fill the air.
Visit Cocha Salvador where you’ll take a canoe or catamaran to observe the endangered giant otters that call this lake home. Spend the afternoon hiking the miles of nearby trails with your naturalist guide in search of kinkajous, brocket deer, agoutis, and other elusive mammals that prowl these jungle pathways. The abundant wildlife and diverse flora in this rainforest wonderland are sure to delight the nature enthusiast in us all.
Begin the morning with a short motorized canoe ride to the trailhead for Cocha Otorongo, the best place in the Manu lowlands to spot Wooly Monkeys. You’ll explore these trails as your guide points out the diverse flora and fauna along the way. In the afternoon, climb a 50-foot observation tower to enjoy a birds-eye view of the jungle canopy. Nestled in the treetops, you’ll have the opportunity to spot parrots, toucans, macaws, and monkeys that traverse the surrounding kapok trees. Return to the Manu Wildlife Tent Camp for a relaxing dinner and optional evening walk.
Depart early for your transfer to Puerto Moldonado. Fly from Puerto Maldonado to return to Cusco, Lima, or to your next destination in Peru. Click here to see our Peru extensions!
|$425||Internal Flights (Lima - Cusco and Puerto Moldonado - Lima)|
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