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. Our main focus is on wildlife observation and our main concern is rainforest protection. As we operate all Manu tours directly we have good control over their quality and sustainability.
ATP has over 19 years of experience organizing reliable and quality Manu tours. We are authorized to operate tours to the Manu Biosphere Reserva and to the Manu National Park (Reserved Zone). We offer offer small groups of maximum 6 or 7 visitors per guide and itineraries designed to maximize maximize your chances to see animals and experience the tropical rainforest and to learn about its ecosystem.
Amazon Trails Peru has a team of experienced & enthusiastic, professional guides. They have more than 12 years of guiding experience in Manu and have done min. 3 months of conservation work in Manu. Our guides all speak fluent English and are equipped with powerful spotting scopes and animal identification books on the tours. Our guides will go out of their way to show you the marvels of the rainforest; 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. Amazonia Lodge has 350 ha of primary forest and is situated between the Andes foothills and the lowland rain forest with great biodiversity and the Maquisapayoj Private Reserve in the lowland has its own tapir clay lick & observation platform.
From the very first we focus on environmentally friendly practices when organizing our tours and work with local people for all tours (Manu and treks).
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 our 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 stay at Albergue ‘Casa Matsiguenka’ inside the Reserved Zone of Manu Park, a typical lodge run by the Machiguenga Indians to support their communities.
We want to help build consciousness about the importance of the rainforest and promote rainforest conservation. By now we have managed to protect 350 ha of primary rainforest on the Alto Madre de Dios River in Manu!
If you are interested to know how you can help to protect the rainforest please read:
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