ABOUT MANU & ANDEAN ENJOY PERÚ MANU TOUR PROGRAMS
Andean Enjoy Perú is committed to real ecotourism. We have many
years experience in operating camping tours which help to make
the nature experience complete; but if you prefer we can also
provide you with lodge stays (during or after the tour).
We work work hard to limit our environmental impact on the
indigenous cultures of Manu and work together with local
naturalist guides with many years of guiding experience in Manu.
Most of the guides have grown up in Manu and have been working
(in research projects) and living in the rainforest; They are
very experienced in wildlife spotting, recognizing birds and
mammals by sound and sight. They can imitate the animals to call
them closer, as well as giving you the scientific names of the
animals we see. We use binoculars and telescopes so that you can
get a closer view of the animals.
are bilingual (English/Spanish) and on request we can provide
guide tours in German.
Abdean Enjoy Perú offers tours from Cusco to the Manu National
Park or to the Manu BioStation, a private reserve adjacent to
the National Park. - A trip to the untouched rainforest with
plenty of undisturbed wildlife!
The Manu National Park was created in 1973 and established a
Biosphere reserve in 1977; in 1987 it was declared a World
Heritage Site by UNESCO, due to the world's highest biodiversity
in Manu. It is one of the largest and most important
conservation units of the world, it protects an entire virgin
watershed, covering altitudinal ranges from 200 m to 4100 m
above sea level.
On the various tours that we offer you will pass through
different habitats of the Andes: cloud forest and lowland
rainforest. In Manu you have the best opportunities to observe
wildlife on the trails or along the Manu, Madre de Dios and
You have the chance to see the Giant Otters (Pteronura
brasiliensis) in oxbow-lakes, Black and White Caimans (Melanosuchus
niger, Caiman crocodylus), Harpy Eagles (Harpia harpyja),
Jaguar, Giant Anteaters, Collared Peccaries, Tapirs (Tapirus
terrestris), Capybaras, deer, 13 species of monkeys, Toucans (10
species), Macaws (7 species), Storks and an incredible number of
other colourful birds.
Manu is famous for its Biodiversity. So far more than 1000
species of birds have been registered, more than 200 species of
mammals among them 13 species of monkeys, and 15,000 species of
• Why to go
on a trip to Manu with Andean Life?
We use only experienced Manu guides, who want to show you the
best of Manu, and provide you with an unique and ecological
rainforest experience at a fair price. Being partners of the
Manu BioStation and Maquisapayoj we can show you a very special
part of Manu. You will learn a lot!
•Why go to
Manu is situated away from civilisation and is one of the
world's great wilderness areas where wildlife is still
undisturbed and plentiful. Manu's primary rainforest offers an
extraordinarily high wildlife density and – more important for
the visitor - : big-mammal and macaw salt licks where the
animals concentrate and it is easy to observe them. Some birds
are endemic to this area as e.g. Rufous Fronted Antthrush (Formicarios
rufifrons), Black-faced Cotinga (Conioptilon mcilhennyi), Manu
Antbird (Cercomacra manu) and White Cheeked Tody Tyrant (Poecilotriccus
No other area in America offers such excellent viewing of rare
or difficult to observe animals.
• Why go to
BioStation and Maquisapayoj?
The Manu BioStation and Maquisapayoj are situated in pristine
primary rainforest. BioStation is on the small, undisturbed Rio
Blanco. Both places are surrounded by plenty of private walking
trails to discover, ideal to observe animals, especially at the
nearby oxbow-lakes and at the licks. Nobody else around in
hundreds of kilometres of rainforest!
Ecotourism is an important economic activity for the inhabitants
of the rainforest that permits its use without destroying the
rainforest resources. That's why it's very important to involve
local people in Manu tourism!
Most of the rainforest flora and fauna is not visible to the
visitor at first sight. It depends very much on the knowledge,
skills and experience of your guide, if you will see something
of the beauty of the rainforest or just pass by. – But you also
need to bring some luck
on our trips include
: Natural History,
Birdwatching, Photography, Platform Camping, Hiking, Nightwalks,
Canoeing, Rafting, Fishing