There was something amazing for each person in our family at the Manu Learning Centre. The children loved our wildlife walks, drinking water from freshly chopped bamboo, climbing vines, learning to identify bird calls and animal tracks and especially sipping hot chocolate in the candle-lit evenings while we played cards with the other volunteers and staff. As adults, we felt the program was a wonderful immersion in a world far, far away from our modern daily rat-race. It felt great to plant new trees and create vegetable gardens for the remote villages in the area.. it felt great to give back a little and also to know that a little of us would be there to mark our presence long after we returned home. I would highly recommend this experience to other adventurous families!
- 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 365 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