Amazon Trails Peru – who we are & what we offer
Amazon Trails Peru was founded in 2002 by a german geographer & ecologist and a peruvian naturalist & ornithologist, who grew up in the rainforest.
ATP has over 12 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.
Our Team & Guides:
We work with experienced, English speaking naturalist guides with many years of guiding experience in Manu. Some of our guides have grown up in Manu, some of them are biologists and all of them have been working (in research projects) and living in the rainforest.
They are very experienced in wildlife spotting, recognizing birds and mammals by sound and sight and they can imitate the animals to call them closer. Your guide will explain about ecology and biodiversity of this fascinating tropical rainforest. He will also provide detailed information about the animal species you will observe and give you an insight into indigenous peoples’ lives.
We use binoculars and spotting scopes on our tours so that you can get a closer view of the animals, without disturbing them.
Our guides take one of the following spotting scopes on our Manu tours:
- Leica Apo Televid 77 mm
- Zeiss Diascope T FL, 85 mm
- Leica Televid, 65 mm
- Kowa TSN - 2, 77 mm
Our Manu guides :
Our Trekking guides :
For our treks we work with a team of experienced & professional, English speaking guides who know the treks and the Andean flora and fauna very well. They have a comprehensive knowledge about the arqueological sites and the Inca history and will also be encouraging during difficult parts of the trek and watch out for your safety. Your guide will also explain about current customs and beliefs and life of the Andean people.
Our guides are bilingual (English/Spanish) and on request we can provide guide tours in German and Japanese.
Our office & logistics team:
Our office in Cusco:
Our office is situated in the San Blas neighbourhood of Cusco. It’s only 3 blocks (8 min.) from the main square (Plaza de Armas). From Plazoleta San Blas turn left into Calle Tandapata behind the little church, it’s only 200 m to our office.
This office is our property so you can always find us here.
If in Cusco you are welcome to visit us from Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 1:30 pm and 4 to 7 pm. Our office is closed on Sundays.
You can contact us on the phone: 0051 - 84 - 437374 or via Skype: amazontrailsperu