Passport and entrance tickets: For the Manu National Park Tour, you must bring the corresponding income, it is also necessary to carry the original and valid passport.
Weather in Manu National Park: Weather conditions are highly variable PNM. The climate is generally rainy and rainfall varies with altitude. In the south (the highest) it is recorded between 1,500 and 2,000 mm per year.
The amount of rain in the Manu National Park is 3,000 to 3,500 mm. The highest record in the Northwest reaches over 8000mm. Between May and September, the rains decrease and the temperature decreases. The thermal regime is also highly variable, since the Amazon area is hot, with an average temperature of 25.6 °C, and the Andean region is cold, with an average annual temperature of 8 °C.
Important: One day before the tour at 7:00 pm we will have a short talk with our guides, either in our offices or at your hotel, all in order to get to know each other and finalize some details.
The Manu National Park is not an endemic area for Malaria or fever
Taking a tour of the Manu National Park in Peru is like going back in time and going back to the origins of life on Earth.
The Manu National Park is an area of great biodiversity in Peru located in the Amazon is, for the most part, an unexplored paradise with indigenous cultures that have not come into contact with modern civilization in the last 150 years.
In the Manu National Park, we can find more than 4,000 species of animals and 20,000 species of flora, which inhabit the 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres) of Manu.
We can have a casual encounter with the Otorongo that rests on a tree, or experience Ayahuasca like nowhere else in the world, while living and sharing with the wonderful people of Machiguengas who have welcomed him into their sanctuary; seeing the Manu is a privilege that very few can see
Access to the park is almost impossible if you are not traveling with an organized tour. Our experienced guide Elisban Condori has traveled to Manu countless times and will be your leading guide throughout the tour.
“Mother Earth will welcome anyone who is mentally prepared to come to her,” says Chirinos.
On your Manu boat tour, keep an eye out for animals such as capybaras, jungle condors, and alligators eating or resting on the beach.
El Manu has very few accommodations available. One of them is Casa Machiguenga, a cabin two hours from the checkpoint. This Lodge is run by Machiguenga indigenous people who were represented in Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel The Storyteller, who described them as people who had a strong relationship with nature, as well as a complex cosmogony that allowed them to communicate with all living beings in the world. Manu.
The Machiguengas is the largest community in that part of Manu and are very friendly and curious about foreign customs. They lived in paradise and knew that they had to protect it more every day.
We are specialists in trips through Manu, so we recommend you travel from April to January, this is a good time to visit the Amazon and all of Peru.
From April to May is the transition of the rainy season, in which there is the presence of moderate rains, usually two hours a day and not every day.
From May to October is the dry season, but the Amazon is also known as the rain forest, so even in this season, we can have some rain, but not as much as in the rainy season.
From October to January are the transition months that is the end of the dry season and the beginning of the rainy season and there are moderate rains, it usually rains one or two hours at night and not every day.
From the end of January, February and March is really our rainy season until the beginning of April at this time there are landslides that block the roads and the rivers in some areas are flooded.
Our Agency controls every detail of your tour, the vehicles and motorized boats for the excursions are new and well prepared and have passenger insurance and insurance for each unit . Motor boats are equipped with life jackets, a roof over the entire boat, and a personal seat. Each excursion is assisted by a leader who is the guide of the excursion.
We strongly recommend that you obtain International Medical Insurance. This Insurance will find you a competent doctor who speaks Spanish and English and also includes air evacuation.
Peruvian cuisine is really delicious and there is a good cook for each excursion, as a Peruvian company we work with local farmers from the Andes and the Amazon who produce organic products that are used in the typical cuisine or Novo Amazonica. Peru today is recognized as the first gastronomic destination in South America.
We have good accommodation in the Eco-Lodges, a sleeping bag is not necessary, but if you are going to take our special excursions such as expeditions or survival experiences, you will need it.
Binoculars are essential for a better appreciation and recognition of birds and other animals. Binoculars and sleeping bags can be rented in Cusco. In the Amazon, It can get cold and rainy with this climate change. It is always good to bring a good rain jacket. Cusco is located at more than 3320 mt. And at night it gets pretty chilly, so a hat, gloves, and fleeces would be nice to have.
There is very little risk of contracting an illness on our trips. Especially in the Manu area because of its proximity to the eastern Andes. It is always good to have the yellow fever and tetanus vaccine. The cleanliness and the good service of our cooks are very good designed for travelers from all over the world.
Most wild animals are extremely wary of contact with humans.
For each excursion, we bring mineral water in large jerrycans and this is drinkable and perfectly safe for the entire trip. The water you will find in the toilets is not for human consumption, only for cleaning
We have travelers of all ages, families with children, students, and honeymooners. The wide variety of countries they visit enriches the experience of each excursion. Most of the participants are student biologists, doctors, professors, anthropologists, etc. Most of the lodges organize private tours for families.
Our local guides have the ability to detect each wild animal, such as the breaking of a branch or the fruit that falls from the trees, whistles, songs, etc. Exploring the branches above and below captures some movement in which they are seen mimicked in their environment.
If we are careful and follow the instructions of our expert guide, we will be able to see these and more wild animals
Only in the Amazon can you see a large number of wild animals and captivating fauna, so visitors expect to see many mammals, reptiles, and birds. But keep in mind that the evolution and survival in the Amazon is quite high and often complicated by the density of the vegetation. So on our trip, we are going to see a lot of types of wild creatures, not as many as in Africa, but the beauty and magic of the Amazon is unique.
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