Experience Manu Wildlife with

Experience Manu Wildlife with

Amazon Trails Peru Manu & Trekking Tour Operator

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Visit Manu: the best rainforest destination in the Amazon! with Amazon Trails Peru – your specialized Manu Tour Operator in Cusco since 2002!

Giant River Otter
Giant River Otter

Amazon Trails Peru is one of the leading official Manu Tour Operators. We train our guides continuously and focus on observation of Flora and Fauna. In 2005 ATP started to improve services introducing spotting scopes on all our Manu tours in 2005.

Come with us on a trip to the pristine Manu rainforest, a hotspot of biodiversity. In Manu you can easily observe wildlife such as Giant otters, Caimans, Tapirs, Monkeys, Macaws, Toucans and Sloths. On some occasions our groups spot Jaguars - mainly on the banks of the Manu River !

We offer 5-day to 8-day tours from Cusco to Manu National Park and to the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Shorter tours to the Cultural Zone of Manu and Amazonia Lodge (3 to 5 days) are also available.

In Cusco, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, hike the famous Inka Trail, or try one of the equally spectacular alternative Andean Treks that we offer.

Why visit Manu ? - 4 unique features of Manu

Manu holds a record in high biodiversity: 200 mammal species and more than 15000 species of flowering plants have been identified. With over 1000 bird species Manu is a great destination for birdwatchers.

  1. Manu is one of the few places with pristine rainforest and ideal conditions to observe wildlife including rare and endangered species. You can observe Giant River Otters, Tapirs, 6 species of Macaws, 13 species of monkeys, Toucans, Caimans, Sloths, 3 species of Anteaters and even the Jaguar!
  2. The Manu Park protects different ecosystems from 4000m all the way down to 250m : Andean Grasslands (Puna), Elfin Forest and Cloud Forest (on the Manu road) and Lowland Rainforest. The overland journey from Cusco gives you a comprehensive experience of the rainforest ecosystems – an awesome and unique trip.
  3. Manu is home to various indigenous tribes; some of which live in isolation and have no contact with ‘civilisation’. On some of our tours you will have the opportunity to meet the Machiguenga Indians.
  4. Manu gives you the best chances to see a big variety of animals within a reasonable amount of time and money. If you are looking for a real rainforest experience Manu is your best choice. You won't find mass tourism in Manu!

Amazon Trails Peru - what we offer

  • We have over 10 years of experience organizing reliable and quality Manu tours. ATP is authorized to operate tours to the Manu Biosphere and to the Manu National Park (Reserved Zone). We offer small groups of maximum 8 visitors per guide and itineraries designed to maximize your chances to see animals.
  • Amazon Trails Peru has a team of experienced & enthusiastic, professional guides. They all speak fluent English and are equipped with powerful spotting scopes and animal identification books on the tours. They will explain this highly biodiverse rainforest to you and give you comprehensive information about the flora and fauna of Manu.
    An excellent guide is essential to a rewarding and unforgettable rainforest experience!
  • Our Manu tours utilize our own vehicles, boats and lodges. Lodges are located at strategic points in Manu, with each place offering a different kind of forest & plenty of trails to explore. This is a great advantage for successful wildlife observation. One of them, the Maquisapayoj Private Reserve, has its own tapir clay lick & observation platform.
  • We focus on environmentally friendly practices when organizing our tours and work with local people for all tours (Manu and treks). We also stay at Albergue ‘Casa Matsiguenka’ inside the Reserved Zone of Manu Park, a typical lodge run by the Machiguenga Indians to support their communities.

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1 June 2018

Lynda and Paul Williams (Australia)

Dear Amazon Trails,
We had the most wonderful and memorable trip with your team. Everything was so well organised and the commitment and care by your staff was outstanding.

We would appreciate you passing on our very special thanks to these people who were such a happy and friendly team.

Daniel – Bus driver. Daniel got us into and out of the Park with very careful and safe driving. Some of the roads and weather conditions were extremely difficult but we always felt very confident in his driving ability.

Alberto – We were certainly not expecting the quality and quantity of food that Alberto prepared! His meals were exceptional and a highlight of our trip. He catered beautifully to our vegetarian requirements and included many local dishes. Everything was freshly made and often served in difficult circumstances, i e: on a boat or riverbank.

Daniel – Boat Captain. Some extraordinary navigation even in rain, dense fog and darkness. Also an excellent wildlife spotter!

Carlos – Always friendly and cheerful and concerned with our safety getting on and off our boat.

Javier – We spent many hours on walks with Javier and found him to be extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife. He identified our particular interests early and tailored the experiences for us. For the whole week he was particularly focussed upon our safety and our well being. He also was very kind in sharing a lot of his cultural knowledge of the Andean people.

This was the adventure of a lifetime for us and your team went far beyond our expectations.

Finally, thank you to Soledad and Ulla who were always very prompt and efficient with dealing with our email enquiries.

We highly recommend your travel agency for its outstanding service and dedication.

Thank you all so much!!

Paul and Lynda Williams

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