We wanted to see the rainforest in Peru and this was certainly a great way to do it. A beautiful and remote area in the Manu National Park. By going with CREES, we had the benefit of the most knowledgeable guide you could ask for! Ronald knew EVERYTHING about the flora and fauna and was a very patient and friendly fella. He adapted what he was showing us and telling us so that our daughter would not get bored (you know what teenagers are like!). The Manu Learning Centre is such a special place to stay at too. The lodges are simple but comfortable and you are surrounded by forest that is so alive! The Oropendula birds wake you in the morning with their astonishing call and the cicadas lull you to sleep each night. All the staff are friendly and helpful and it is a real education hearing the researchers talk about their experiences. Would definitely return if I got the chance, if only to watch the fabulous hummingbirds and butterflies flitting around the flowering plants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Amazon foothills, the Manu Learning Centre sits overlooking the riverbanks of the Alto Madre de Dios River. The fusion of indigenous Matsiguenka principles and modern comfort allows the MLC to blend into the rainforest whilst providing rustic comfort for visitors. Home to over 512 species of birds, 13 species of primates and large mammals such as the jaguar and puma, the MLC is a must for nature lovers. ... more less