Experience Manu Wildlife with

Experience Manu Wildlife with

Amazon Trails Peru Manu & Trekking Tour Operator

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Amazon Trails Peru is committed to do real Ecotourism. We have our own vehicles and boats as well as experienced staff. As we operate all Manu tours directly we have good control over their quality.

You will spend most nights of your tour at our lodges, Rio de Oro Lodge and Maquisapayoj Tapir Lodge, in double rooms with private bathroom. Camping options or expeditions are also available.

With more than 10 years experience in operating Manu tours we have constantly improved our service and itineraries. Itineraries are flexible enough to maximize your chances to see wildlife and our guides will do their best to show you the marvels of the rainforest.

ATP works hard to limit the environmental impact. We return all waste to Cusco, buy local or peruvian products wherever possible and avoid buying tins or other material that is difficult to recycle. We recommend the Manu Biosphere Tour, which requires less boat fuel.

Working in Manu also means to work with local people, our boatmen and lodge staff are from Manu. We want to help build consciousness about the importance of the rainforest and promote rainforest conservation.

We work with experienced, english speaking naturalist guides with many years of guiding experience in Manu. Most of our guides have grown up in Manu and 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. They can imitate the animals to call them closer, as well as giving you the scientific names of the animals we see.

For further information about our guides see below.

We use binoculars and telescopes so that you can get a closer view of the animals, without disturbing them.

Our guides take one of the following Telescopes on the Manu tours:

  • Zeiss Diascope T FL, 85 mm
  • Leica Televid, 77mm
  • Kowa TSN 2, 77mm
  • Kowa TSN 1, 77 mm
  • Kowa 37 TSN, 77 mm
  • Kowa TSN 500, 68 mm

Our office is situated in San Blas, Cusco, only 3 blocks from the main square ( Plaza de Armas). From Plazoleta San Blas turn left into Calle Tandapata, it is only 200 m to our office.

Our guides are bilingual (English/Spanish) and on request we can provide guide tours in German and Japanese.

Our Team

Founder / Owner of Amazon Trails Peru

Ulrike ( Ulla) Maennig
Ulrike ( Ulla) Maennig, born 1971 in Germany, agronomist and geographer, traveled to Africa, Asia, New Zealand and South America, in Peru since 1997, worked in sustainable development in the Andes; Founder and manager of ATP

Our guides

Edwar Montalvo Gomez
Edwar Montalvo Gomez, 33 years, biologist, working in Manu since 2001, has been working in project with machiguenga indians in native communities, speaks fluent english. Also guides treks
Wilfredo Arizábal Arriaga
Wilfredo Arizábal Arriaga, born 1967, biologist and herpetologist, working as a guide in Manu since 2000, speaks fluent english, has been working as a herpetologist for the University of Cusco and in a Project in Tambopata, worked as a Guide in Pacaya Samiria/ Iquitos, instructor about herpetofauna in the cloudforest and lowland of Manu
Saturnino Llactahuaman Lastra
Saturnino Llactahuaman Lastra, born 1982 in the rainforest and raised there, works as a Manu Guide since 2002 and specializes in ornithology, also in the Andes. He loves Colibiris. He speaks English and is learning Japanese.
Andres Laura H.
Andres Laura H., born 1974., grew up in the rainforest and worked in a Macaw project ( to reintroduce young macaws which have been saved from death (through parasites, destroyed nests or lack of food for being the youngest bird), english speaking, official guide with a vast experience in the Manu and Maldonado area
Carlos
Carlos
Eva Gengenbach
Eva Gengenbach, born 1980 in Germany, Master in language, economy and civilisation studies, specialized in south america; studied 1 year in Limoges and afterwards worked in Ecotourism in France. 2005 with ATP in Cusco. Since 2005 Eva is helping Amazon Trails Peru, especially with our French speaking clients.
Soledad Maria Vargas Anguiosa
Soledad Maria Vargas Anguiosa, born 1986 Secretary and Operations Soledad is from Cusco and knows the treks around Cusco as well as Manu.