Manu Trips

Manu offers by far the greatest quantity and diversity of animals and plants in the world. No other destination in Peru or beyond can compare with Manu Nowhere else can you enjoy a superbly intact transect of tropical habitats from Andean grasslands and cloud forests down to foothill and lowland forests. Manu boasts the highest bird, mammal, and plant diversity of any park on Earth, including 1,000 of the world's 9,700 bird species, 200 species of mammals, and 15,000 species of flowering plants. The most photogenic spectacles are frolicking Giant Otters, 1,000 parrots and macaws at a riverbank clay lick, dancing Cock-of-the-Rock, habituated monkeys, and huge Lowland Tapirs at a forest clay lick.
One of our lodges, Manu Wildlife Center currently offers the world's finest viewing of this exclusive animal, which elsewhere is harder to see even than the Jaguar, which also is a frequent sight in Manu.
Rainfall in the Manu Lowlands is around 2500-3500 millimeters/98-138 inches per year, with most rainfall occurring in the rainy season months from November to April. The average temperature in the Manu lowlands is 28°C (82°F), with daily highs of 34°C (93°F) and nightly lows of 22°C (72°F). During the dry season cold fronts from the South Atlantic (friajes) occur once every month or so, with daily temperatures dropping to 15°C (59°F) and nightly temperatures to 13°F (55°F).
Best season to travel: Late March through December.
One of the Manu trips described here start in Cusco and all the others start in Puerto Maldonado..

Our Most Recommended/Best Trips in Manu


Macaw Clay Lick
DURATION: 5 days & 4 nights

HIGHLIGHTS/VISIT: Macaw Clay Lick Project, a visit to the world’s largest Tapir clay lick, oxbow lakes with Giant Otters and unlimited access to our unique spiral staircase to a
large canopy observation platform.

COST: US$1680 per person

INCLUDED: Almost everything

ACCOMMODATIONS: Best available Comfortable Lodge with private Bathrooms and hot water.

GROUP SIZE: Up to 10 participants. Paying an EXTRA you can have EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOURS.

WHO: Families, friends, solo travelers (paying a supplement)

WHEN: From March - December. ONLY EVERYDAY THURSDAY

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Giant Otters
DURATION: 5 days & 4 nights

HIGHLIGHTS/VISIT: Manu National Park to see Giant Otters and lots of wildlife along the meandering Manu River. Macaw clay lick, the Tapir lick, our canopy platform and trails to enjoy some more Rainforest surprises.

COST: US$1610 per person

INCLUDED: Almost everything

ACCOMMODATIONS: Best available Comfortable Lodges with private Bathrooms and hot water.

GROUP SIZE: Up to 10 participants. Paying an EXTRA you can have EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOURS.

WHO: Families, friends, solo travelers (paying a supplement)

WHEN: From March - December. ONLY EVERYDAY THURSDAY

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Sunset at Manu Park
DURATION: 7 days & 6 nights

HIGHLIGHTS/VISIT: Leave Cusco by private bus and explore the
complete transect from the highlands to the jungle lowlands. Manu National Park to see Giant Otters and lots of wildlife along the meandering Manu River. Macaw clay lick, the Tapir lick, our canopy platform and trails to enjoy some more rainfo rest surprises.

COST: US$2310 per person

INCLUDED: Almost everything

ACCOMMODATIONS: Best available Comfortable Lodges with private Bathrooms and hot water.

GROUP SIZE: Up to 10 participants. Paying an EXTRA you can have EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOURS.

WHO: Families, friends, solo travelers (paying a supplement)

WHEN: From March - December. EVERYDAY TUESDAY

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Barbet
DURATION: 8 days & 7 nights

HIGHLIGHTS/VISIT: High altitude farming valleys and traverse stark highland puna, plunge through layers of grassland, elfin forest, layers of lush, ever-changing cloud forest, and then lowland tropical valleys. All the way we traverse the habitat of innumerable bird species.

COST: US$3100 per person

INCLUDED: Almost everything

ACCOMMODATIONS: Best available Comfortable Lodges with private Bathrooms and hot water.

GROUP SIZE: Up to 12 participants. Paying an EXTRA you can have EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOURS.

WHO: Families, friends, solo travelers (paying a supplement)

WHEN: From March - December. ONLY LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

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