Manu oxbow lake
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· Why go to Manu?
Manu is situated in the peruvian
part of the Amazon basin and
is one of the world´s great wilderness areas
where wildlife is still undisturbed and plentiful.
The Manu Biosphere Reserve protects Tropical
Alpine Grasslands ( Puna), Elfin ( temperate) and Cloud
Forests, High Rainforest and Lowland Rainforest. In
these different ecosistems we can find an extraordinary
variety of animal and plant species:
So far 15.000 plant
1000 bird species and 200 species of mammals have been
identified in Manu.
According to biologists no other
rainforest Park can compare with Manu´s biodiversity (
40 % more bird species than in the brazilian Amazon)
and opportunities to observe wildlife, e.g. at the
Mammal- and Macaw Salt Licks.
Manu is remote, away from civilisation
and scarcely populated,
which distinguishes Manu from other rainforest destinations
like Pto. Maldonado. Some of the indigenous
tribes in Manu have no contact to civilization.
Some birds are endemic to
this area as e.g. White tufted Sunbeam(Aglaeactis castelnaudii),
Red and white Antpitta (Grallaria erythroleuca), Puna
Thistletail (Schizoeaca h. helleri) and White cheeked
Tody Tyrant (Poecilotriccus albifacies).
No other area in America offers such
excellent viewing of rare or difficult to observe animals.
go with Amazon Trails Peru?
by experienced, professional Manu guides - most
of them grew up in the rainforest - , who make
sure that you have the best opportunities to observe
wildlife without disturbing the animals.
guides are bilingual and give you a comprehensive impression
of the rainforest ecosystem and provide you with an unique,
learning rainforest experience at a fair price.
Amazon Trails Peru aims to train local people and work with
them, support lodges and enterprises owned
by local people and communities (e.g. Casa
· Why go to Blanquillo
and Maquisapayoj are private
reserves, situated in pristine
primary rainforest, only
a short boat ride from Boca Manu. In
Blanquillo there is the big Macaw
Clay Lick and 2 oxbow
lakes with ideal conditions to observe giant
otters from a wooden catamaran.
has an elevated platform to observe
tapirs at night – surrounded by dense
else around in hundreds of kilometers of rainforest!
places are surrounded by plenty of private walking
trails to discover, ideal to observe animals.·
is a very rich/ biodiverse but fragile ecosystem.
Being home of several endangered
species, e.g. Giant Otter, Harpy Eagle, Giant
Anteater, Ocelot and Wooly Monkey, ecologically
sustainable tourism in Manu is imperative
and a low tourism flow is favourable.
should be informed about rainforest
conservation and favorabletourism activities
have to be controled ( e.g. don´t get too close
to the animals).
is an important economic activity for the inhabitants
of the rainforest that permits its use without distroying
the rainforest resources.
why it´s very important to involve local people
in Manu tourism!
Tapirplatform in Maquisapayoj