Welcome to Manu Park Lodge
Just six hours travel by road from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, and one hour from the Patria airstrip where light aircraft make the twenty-five minute flight to the Inca capital Cuzco, the Manu Park Lodge is nestled in the cloud forest between the Kosñipata and San Pedro rivers, with magnificent views of the endlessly varied green tones of the surrounding forest and manu national park reserved.
Manu National Park: 280 km from the city of Cusco along the Cusco-Paucartambo Highway (12 hours by 4×4 truck) you arrive to the town of Atalaya, continue by river to the town of Boca Manu (7 hours by boat) . Then you enter again by the Madre de Dios river until you reach the manu national park. It is also possible to get to the town of Boca Manu by small plane from the city of Cusco (45 minutes).
The Manu National Park covers the regions of Cusco and Madre de Dios and has an area of 1’692,137 hectares (the entire river basin Manu). Since 1977, the Manu National Park has been the Core Zone of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, which was declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. Although entry is not allowed, visitors can access several authorized shelters in the Area. Reserved and the Cultural Zone adjacent to the manu national park.
The manu national park has a great diversity of animal species; more than 800 species of birds such as the harpy eagle, the jabiru, the jungle goose, the cock of the rocks and the pink spatula; 200 species of mammals such as the common woolly monkey, the black maquisapa, the river wolf, the jaguar, the tigrillo, the spectacled bear and the taruca; and more than 100 species of bats.
You can also see trees with more than 45 meters high and 3 meters diameter in the manu. The most characteristic species are the cetico, the topa, the cedar, the screw, the white lupuna and the mata palo. Currently, 30 rural communities live in the Manu National Park Quechua speakers, as well as numerous Amazonian native populations such as the matsiguenka, amahuaca, yaminahua, piro, amarakaeri, huashipaire and nahua.