Manu National Park
Manu National Park
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The Manu National Park is one of the jewels of the protected areas system in Peru, because it encompasses a range of altitudes, from the puna grasslands at 13,123 ft down to the Amazonian plain at 984 fasl, passing through dwarf forest, montane forest, and foothill forest. Moreover, uncontacted ethnicities still exist within its boundaries. It is advisable to visit from April to November.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Naydu F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good service and Organizations
    We booked our trip to Manu National Park with Local Trekkers Peru thanks to the recomendations of some friends, honestly we had some fear before to book with them but once in cusco we met Alberto the manager of this agency who was very friendly and he cleared all our doubs and questions. Also we met Ronald our guide one day before our trip starting. And the main reason we booked with Local Trekkers was Alberto told us that they provided job to local people and during the trip we realized that. We did 7D/6N manu reserve zone and we could definetly do it again and recommend it. We loved the different tracks – never bored, great variety. during the trip everything was perfect, our guide Ronald was very knowledgeable he could explain everything we learned a lot about flora and fauna of the Amazon. We saw more than we expected to see, we saw hundreds of birds like the cock of the rock, falcons, great egrets, hoatzin,and we saw hundreds of parrots and parakeets in the parrots clay lick. Also we saw bigs mammals like capibaras, wild bords and we were very lucky because we saw a jaguar. Food was very tasty, looked and tasted, very good !!! nicely prepared and decorated food concerning. Great variety, always different and fresh like the local tast. And the chef Paulino was always friendly and smiling. Our boat driver Augusto was very helpful he always indicated us when he saw some animal. And he helped Paulino to Install the kitchen when we arrived in every lodge. And of course all our lodges where we stayed were very confortable and pretty much clean. And the transport that we used to go and to come back to cusco was very confortable too. For these reason i would like to recommend to do the Manu National Park with Local Trekkers Peru you won’t regret.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Billy J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manu National Park with Local Trekkers Peru
    My family and I we just returned from a trip to Manu with Local Trekkers Peru. The wildlife was spectacular (even for a non-birder). I had high expectations for what I wanted to see. It was a very physically active trip with hikes every day & getting up early to catch the early morning wildlife activity but there was some down time as well when you were riding in the dugout boat. I had taken snacks with me as I didn't think that there would be enough food (or that I might not like the food) but this wasn't needed. Our cook Paulino made wonderful meals with local produce as well as provided both healthy fruit snacks, crackers, cookies & candy during the day. The accommodations on this trip exceeded my expectations & I was pleasantly surprised to have "flush toilets" as well as access to showers every day. The highlight of the trip was spotting a jaguar just off the trail on our last hike of the trip. We were a family of 5 people. We took the 6 Day / 5 night trip but wished we had taken the 9 day as we hated to leave. Maybe the best part of the trip was our guide, Nefi. He was incredibly knowledgable about the forest and truly loved his job. He did everything with us, from relax in the hot springs to eat tree grubs. He went above and beyond by stopping in random towns between Cusco and the forest so we could take pictures or do a little souvenir shopping. He was very funny and went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. We cannot recommend Local Trekkers Peru highly enough. It was a great time!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 31, 2024
  • Corp L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Wildlife - LOCAL TREKKERS PERU
    Where do I start...... I recently, my friends and I did the 7 days/6-nights tour of Manu with LOCAL TREKKERS PERU. this trip was very well organized they´re picked up us at our hotel, including the guide Nefi came to our hotel the day before to give us information about the trip I have positive comments about Nefi. His knowledge and skills particularly his observation and eyesight are truly amazing, we saw two jaguars very well camouflaged. his leadership, organization and control were outstanding. can be seen that he really loves his work the food was based on buffet Over all, this is a nature experience without a match! There are not many “untouched” places on the earth where one can so completely get away from the urban jungle and enjoy the abundance of the nature and wildlife. The gigantic, 80-70 m tall trees, flocks of big and colorful parrots, amazing jungle birds which looked like prehistoric creatures, monkeys and even jaguars very camouflage themselves near the river bank were unforgettable. The trip started from the top of the Andes, in Cusco, winded down a dirt road through a cloud forest (orchids and hummingbirds) to a big Madre de Dios River and continued in a boat into the depths of the untouched reserved zone of Manu. The lodges were excellent, whereas all our lodges were quite “luxurious” with private showers –! The other lodges had very clean rooms, good mosquito netting and most had private bathrooms. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. The arrangements to feed us were amazing. Our cook was great and creative. We had 3 course meals, which usually started with a very tasty soup or salad, after which I was so full that there was not always space for the main course and dessert. I cannot understand how Paulino was able to provide fresh, clean and tasty food in large quantities throughout the trip – but he did. The breakfasts ranged from hot scrambled eggs served in the (relatively small) boat to hot pancakes served on a parrot observation platform! The arrangements were made with attention to detail, and we really got our money’s worth of jungle hikes. Nobody in the group wanted to stay in the lodge during the hikes in fear missing something really Great! I do highly recommend Local Trekkers Peru for your trip operator to Manu Reserved zone amazing wilderness, with a very good price/quality ratio, careful attention to detail during the trip, and fabulous, skilled and professional staff in the rainforest, even they are a Little more expensive than the others is very worth it, you won’t regret.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 19, 2024
  • Sarah Haine Marrie
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience in the jungle of Manu with Terra Quechua Peru
    The experience was amazing our guide allowed us to explore and understand the jungle better. We did many trips during the day and night that allowed us to see many animals in their own habitat (of course, not guaranteed). In addition, we learned a lot about the plants of the jungle. The food was very good and with many options also for vegetarians, and the lodges were in harmony with the nature, what a peace! I was very happy to have lived this experience.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2024
  • Emile Schmidt
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended place to enjoy
    This trip to MANU was planned months ago with my partner and everything went well. The travel agency Terra Quechua Peru not only fulfilled what they proposed, but exceeded our expectations. From the first contact, their professionalism was evident: detailed itinerary, expert guides and a focus on environmental conservation that really resonated with me. Seeing the macaws at the clay lick at sunrise was a sight I will never forget. I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking adventure and connection with nature.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 11, 2024
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Ikouzolele
Brussels, Belgium141 contributions
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Dec 2019
Almost 2 million km of protected rainforest = one of the most amazing experiences you'll ever have. So many animals! (Which are protected instead of being hunted for food / trophies / pets, like in other places such as Iquitos among others...)

Be prepared for a long trip (8 hours by car and boat to the first lodge, then several hours by boat for the 2 next lodges in our case), but that includes several stops along the way to eat but also to look for wildlife - we started seeing quite a few animals after about 4 hours, so it's definitely not all wasted time!

We chose the 7 day trip with Manu Wildlife Adventure, and it was simply an unforgettable, amazing experience. 4 of us in the group, plus our excellent cook Richard and our guide Alex Olave who was simply great - very dedicated, always making sure we got the best chances of seeing wildlife and very respectful of the environment - clearly loves his job. Alex now has his own tour company as well, Green Amazon Tours.
Written January 14, 2020
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Naydu F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked our trip to Manu National Park with Local Trekkers Peru thanks to the recomendations of some friends, honestly we had some fear before to book with them but once in cusco we met Alberto the manager of this agency who was very friendly and he cleared all our doubs and questions. Also we met Ronald our guide one day before our trip starting.
And the main reason we booked with Local Trekkers was Alberto told us that they provided job to local people and during the trip we realized that.
We did 7D/6N manu reserve zone and we could definetly do it again and recommend it.
We loved the different tracks – never bored, great variety.
during the trip everything was perfect, our guide Ronald was very knowledgeable he could explain everything we learned a lot about flora and fauna of the Amazon.

We saw more than we expected to see, we saw hundreds of birds like the cock of the rock, falcons, great egrets, hoatzin,and we saw hundreds of parrots and parakeets in the parrots clay lick.
Also we saw bigs mammals like capibaras, wild bords and we were very lucky because we saw a jaguar.

Food was very tasty, looked and tasted, very good !!! nicely prepared and decorated food concerning. Great variety, always different and fresh like the local tast. And the chef Paulino was always friendly and smiling.
Our boat driver Augusto was very helpful he always indicated us when he saw some animal. And he helped Paulino to Install the kitchen when we arrived in every lodge. And of course all our lodges where we stayed were very confortable and pretty much clean.
And the transport that we used to go and to come back to cusco was very confortable too.

For these reason i would like to recommend to do the Manu National Park with Local Trekkers Peru you won’t regret.

Written September 5, 2023
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Emile Schmidt
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
This trip to MANU was planned months ago with my partner and everything went well. The travel agency Terra Quechua Peru not only fulfilled what they proposed, but exceeded our expectations. From the first contact, their professionalism was evident: detailed itinerary, expert guides and a focus on environmental conservation that really resonated with me. Seeing the macaws at the clay lick at sunrise was a sight I will never forget. I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking adventure and connection with nature.
Written July 11, 2024
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gregorie c
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We go to Manu national park with Manu green planet, in tour of days and 3 nights 2 al trip is by minivan and by river by boat very deep in the jungle. They grew up in the forest, so they know all the animals, plants and tracking animals. W driving, have a boat so you can go to the hot pool and fish lagoon private, the price can be negotiated with them, but it is not expensive!!!! They are currently building a small camouflage campsite in to the jungle. We walked for several hours in different time and days upstream along a stream. Seen parrots, a tapir (in clay lick center), toucans, snakes, eagles and much more!
For us it was an excellent option to experience the culture of the jungle and the Amazon on a low budget, but extremely real!!!
They hope to welcome more people and show them their jungle. There are Wi-Fi saltelital just look the lodge also by internet you will get exactly address. The path between pilcolpata and community shipetiari, the principal Amazon river (Madre de Dios) is close. Manu green planet was very professional and lovely people.
Written July 10, 2022
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Matthias B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
After researching a lot on internet and in this forum, we decided to make our trip to the Amazon jungle and we decided on the reserved area of the Manu National Park. We made a trip of 6 days 5 nights and we used the services of Local Trekekrs Peru, and let me tell you that it was a very good decision, especially when you don't know where to start then with a message you meet Alberto the manager who helped us choose between the positive and the negative of each tour in the Peruvian Amazon and thanks to his advice we had an incredible adventure. everything was very well organized from start to finish, our guide ronald, very experienced and knowledgeable about the manu jungle, very passionate in his explanations when we looked at a bird, reptile or mammal. With him we learned a lot about the different ecosystems that the Manu Park has. Timoteo our cook and the rest of the staff, They were very helpful, the meals varied, abundant, fresh, tasty and very well balanced. We couldn't have asked for a better cook than Timoteo, bravo Timoteo. Manu reserved zone is undoubtedly a place that anyone who wants to make an authentic and real trip within the Amazon jungle should visit, do not expect many luxuries, the lodges are rustic but very clean and the logistics and operation were excellent even more than we expected. So if you are looking for a reliable and especially local company to visit Manu, you have to try the services of Local Trekkers Peru. They will make it worth every penny paid.
Written November 10, 2021
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jordan l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We booked 4d/3n with Terra Quechua Peru and it was the best choice. and this was the best jungle forest Experience I had. Thanks to Carlos and his entire crew who took excellent care from start to the end. I had the chance to spot different species of birds and animals in our tour. Everything from the river to the plant and animal life made this a great trip. Where We saw countless different species around the jungle, Mario our guide was phenomenal , In the end I was super happy with the trip, He made it really great with all our interesting conversations and all the knowledge he has. Overall, really great trip and a really nice company.
Written December 20, 2021
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Billy J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My family and I we just returned from a trip to Manu with Local Trekkers Peru. The wildlife was spectacular (even for a non-birder). I had high expectations for what I wanted to see. It was a very physically active trip with hikes every day & getting up early to catch the early morning wildlife activity but there was some down time as well when you were riding in the dugout boat. I had taken snacks with me as I didn't think that there would be enough food (or that I might not like the food) but this wasn't needed. Our cook Paulino made wonderful meals with local produce as well as provided both healthy fruit snacks, crackers, cookies & candy during the day. The accommodations on this trip exceeded my expectations & I was pleasantly surprised to have "flush toilets" as well as access to showers every day. The highlight of the trip was spotting a jaguar just off the trail on our last hike of the trip. We were a family of 5 people. We took the 6 Day / 5 night trip but wished we had taken the 9 day as we hated to leave.

Maybe the best part of the trip was our guide, Nefi. He was incredibly knowledgable about the forest and truly loved his job. He did everything with us, from relax in the hot springs to eat tree grubs. He went above and beyond by stopping in random towns between Cusco and the forest so we could take pictures or do a little souvenir shopping. He was very funny and went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome.
We cannot recommend Local Trekkers Peru highly enough. It was a great time!
Written January 31, 2024
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Bruce Locke
Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I highly recommend this agency (Terra Quechua Peru)! I booked the 4 days/3 nights tour to Manu National Park and I had a great time, the food was very good, the hostels were clean and comfortable and everything was very organized down to the last detail.
This trip was full of highlights for me and my friends. I am very happy to have done the tour, the Terra Quechua Peru team were professionals from start to finish, thanks to our guide Mateo, we managed to see the most elusive animals, such as the capybara. We also saw different types of monkeys, otters, birds, spiders and snakes combined with many great activities, they made this tour very special
Written September 26, 2022
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harry thomas
Kingston, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was the best tour we did to get to Manu with Terra Quechua Peru, the agency exceeded our expectations!!! everything was well organized and punctual, I loved it from the first moment the tour started. The guide service was extraordinary. He transmitted his love for the jungle with his deep knowledge and his anecdotes, they treated us with great affection, they made us taste typical dishes, the rooms were uniquely beautiful, they did a good job. We were amazed at the variety of wildlife we were able to see. Provides an authentic Manu experience. This was just a perfect 4 day trip with lovely people.
Written August 22, 2022
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Mr Frankie
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We did a 4 day excursion to the Manu jungle national park with Terra Quechua peru travel agency. It was really fantastic... Let's start with the tour guide, his name was Jorge. A very passionate, kind, social man who tells with pride and passion everything that lives, grows and flourishes in the jungle. we walked beautiful trails through the jungle in search of monkeys. we found so many!!!!. Manu is the jungle to visit..... At the end of the day you will be hungry and the chef prepares a delicious meal, beyond my expectations for sure. If you are looking for a dynamic, exciting and interesting tour this is the company to book with (Terra Quechua Peru).
Written March 31, 2023
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