The Manu Reservation Park is one of the most Bio-diverse Regions of the Country and in the world. Located in the Amazon it’s the main water source consists of the entire drainage basin of the Manu River. There are few human settlements near or around the park. The Peruvian Government does not permit hunting or fishing. The Bio-Tourism is strictly controlled and visitors are only allowed into the park if accompanied by a registered guide related to a registered tour company. Tours must be organized in advance and the majority of the registered offices operate from the City of Cusco. It’s also possible to organize tours from Lima or abroad. However, all operators work with one of the eleven official operators allowed into the park. It is possible to visit the Manu area without entering the reserved zone, and still be able to enjoy the abundance wildlife.
The Manu reserve Park consists of two zones: the Manu National Park, which can only be entered by professional biologists with a special permit; and the Manu Reserved Zone, which can be entered by tourists, but only with an organised tour. There are buffer zones around the park, often referred to as the Cultural Zone, although this is no official protection for this area. The Manu National Park covers 1,534,865 hectares, and the Manu Reserved Zone another 270,000 hectares. Manu contains 12 different ecological zones ranging in altitude from 300m to 5,000m, meaning that it has an incredible variety of flora and fauna.wild life
In 2000, almost 3,000 visitors entered the Manu reserved zone compared with 20,000 who visited the Puerto Maldonado spot. Although there are no official limits of the number of tourist, the expense of visiting Manu means that numbers are self-limiting. Additionally, companies are strictly controlled and are only allowed to visit certain parts of the reserved zone, and even then only allowed in for three days at a time.
Tours to the Manu reserved zone are expensive, ranging from about $500 for the cheapest, taking the bus in and out, to almost $2,000 when staying in one of the lodges. The reason for this is that the transport costs are expensive due to the distances involved.. However, it is sometimes possible to get discounts on official prices. If an agency has a tour leaving in a day or two and still has spaces, it may be willing to offer a discount to try and fill a place. It can be worth shopping around the see if this is the case.
own boat transportation (covered motor boats)
Specialized and bilingual guides
01 night in Orquideas de San Pedro lodge
02 nights in Erika Lodge
01 night in Boca Manu Lodge
02 nights in Sajino Safari Campsite
01 night in Yanayacu Lodge
Meals (vegetarian option is available)
first aid Kit including anti-ophidian shots
paperwork and payment for Park permits
radio communication equipment in all lodges and campsites, and as additional service we offer safety box for values and storage for luggage in Cusco’s main office.
Entrance fee to the Reserved Zone of Manu National Park.
S/. 190 per person (about US$ 65).
Sodas, alcoholic drinks, tips, mineral water for the first day, first breakfast, last dinner.
Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
Things you should bring along on a trip to manu:
Sleeping bag. (Optional).
Warm clothing (in case of a cold front), long sleeve shirts and long pants (cotton)
100% waterproof rain gear (long poncho or rain wear)
Insect repellant (at least 50% Deet), sunscreen lotion
Hiking shoes and sandals
Flashlight, enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs
Wide brim hat (for sunny days), sun glasses
Towel for all the tour
Swimming suit, personal medicines and/or supplies (liquid for contact lenses, for example).
Day pack, and one back pack or duffel bag of luggage per person
One bottle of water for the first day, plastic bags.