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Manu Rainforest

Manu National Park

The Manú park is divided into three areas: the transition or Cultural Zone, the buffer or Reserved Zone and the core area or Manú National Park.

Located at the southeast of Peru, Manu covers the Cusco and Madre de Dios regions and has a 1,716,295.22-ha area. It is the core zone of the Manu Biosphere Reserve and was declared by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage in 1987. It is inhabited by 30 Quechua-speaking and farming communities and several native Amazonian populations such as the Matsiguenka, Amahuaca, Yaminahua, Piro, Amarakaeri, Huashipaire and Nahua. The park contributes to the acknowledgement and protection of cultural diversity preserving the archaeological heritage through investigation, education and leisure.

We can find more than 1,000 bird species such as harpy eagles, jabirus, Orinoco geese, Andean cocks-of-the-rocks and roseate spoonbills; 200 mammal species as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, spider monkeys, river otters, jaguars, oncillas, spectacled bears, Andean deer and more than 100 bat species.  We can also find trees that are more than 45 meters high and 3 meters in diameter, the lupuna or kapoktree, the cecropia, the balsa tree, the cedar, the tornillo and the strangler fig stand out.

On the Manú Park tour you will visit the Cultural Zone or the transition with the possibility to see many mammals and birds species.

*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*


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day1 :

Cusco - Cloud Forest

Depart Cusco after an early breakfast and start the fabulous journey that will take you from the high Andes, with spectacular views of the sacred valley, right down into the cloud forest. Arrive at Paucartambo, the centre of ancient trading routes of the Incas, and stop for a light refreshment. Here you will have the chance to experience some local culture, traditional dances and celebrations as well as learn about the Andean communities’ use of biodiversity within the forest. Continue your journey
on towards one of the highest points of the day at Acjanaco (3,500 m), a park rangers’ station and the entrance to Manu National Park. If weather conditions permit, you may have the chance of seeing the spectacular views of Peru’s largest National Park. Amidst the clouds, travel on towards San Pedro, where you will have lunch. Take in the dramatic changes of the landscape as you go until you reach the lodge in the afternoon, about 3pm, for your overnight stay.

Lodging: Cock of the Rock Lodge, Paradise Lodge or Wayquecha Biological Station

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day2 :

Cloud Forest - Manu Learning Centre

An early morning start takes you out into the cloud forest to see one of its main attractions, the Cock of The Rock bird, the national bird of Peru. Watch their dance spectacle right in front of you, an incredible sight! After a hearty breakfast at the lodge begin the journey down by road further into the cloud forest. The journey will be full of the sights and sounds of the forest, monkeys and some of the richest varieties of birds on earth as well as the spectacled bear. You will visit a coca plantation where you will learn about the uses of the coca leaves and their medicinal properties. After a short stop at Pillcopata you will head on to the port-town of Atalaya, and board a motorized canoe. A one-hour ride to the Manu Learning Centre gives you your first impression of the meandering Amazonian river, the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the most southern tributaries of the legendary Amazonas River. On arrival you will be shown round the lodge before lunch. In the afternoon, explore the local trail system with your naturalist guides, before relaxing at the lodge to the sounds of forest. During your stay at this beautiful lodge guests can learn about the human history of Manu and the challenges conserving this beautiful and fragile environment talking to the guides and researchers on site. Or perhaps you want to just relax and let the world go by sipping a cool drink and watching the sun set on the Amazon.

Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day3 :

Manu Learning Centre

One of the most interesting activities at the Manu Learning Centre is the monitoring of the clay lick or collpa where, among others, the endangered Blue Headed Macaw is observed and studied. Join the scientists and researchers on an early morning boat trip to the hide, five minutes up river, to observe the activity of macaws, parrots, and parakeets. As day breaks and the sun rises you will be able to see the magical colours of the birds as they flock together on the walls of the clay lick. On your way back for breakfast, head into the forest and visit a bio- garden; part of the centre’s sustainable project which also supplies the food to the lodge’s kitchen. From here head through multiple forest types, running into squirrel monkeys humming birds and razor-billed curassows, an incredible experience. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure or spend it with one of the specialist guides exploring the 25km of trails in the rainforest. After dinner that evening enjoy a presentation which helps put in context the work we do at crees on sustainability and conservation and learn more about the ongoing work the foundation does to help preserve the region. There is also always the possibility to head out on a night walk to spot all the nocturnal species.

Lodging: Manu Learning Centre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

day4 :

Manu Learning Centre - Cusco

After breakfast, prepare for departure. Take the boat back to the port-town of Atalaya where you will board your transport to take you back to Cusco. The landscape will change dramatically as you climb up into the cloud forest towards the Andes and then down to Cusco. You will be dropped off at your hotel by your guide bringing your trip to an end but you will take with you the wonderful experience of Manu. You will arrive back at your hotel in time for dinner about 7pm.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch


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Tour Inclusions


  • 03 nights accommodation in the rustic lodge
  • All meals from the first day of departure to your return to Cusco
  • Bilingual guide in all the above-mentioned tours
  • All transfers, land and river transport
  • All due taxes
  • Entrance fee to Manu National Park



  • Domestic and international flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Fees for excess baggage
  • Alcoholic drinks, softdrinks or bottled water
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • National or international personal phone calls
  • Not stated meals


All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.

All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.

If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.

Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed. 

Hotel reservations that are not part of an organized trip

Cancellations and Reimbursements

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday. In case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 31 days before the date of entry to the hotel, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 30 days before the date of entry to the hotel, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • In case of no-show or if the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before the check-in date, the payment will not be refunded.

Booked trips

Cancellations and Reimbursements

  • All reserve cancellations or annulments shall be communicated by email from Monday to Friday, in case the communication is made on Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be considered as the date of receipt.
  • The email shall have the necessary information to be immediately attended.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received up to 35 days before the booked trip’s start, the payment is reimbursable discounting administrative expenses.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received between 16 and 34 days before the booked trip’s start, Colourful Peru will charge 50% of the total payment as a penalty.
  • If the cancellation or annulment is received 15 days or less before booked trip’s start, the payment will not be refunded.
  • On rare occasions, some tours can be affected or cancelled by climate conditions, riots, force majeure, etc. which are beyond the control of the airlines, hotels, suppliers or Live Corporation. In those cases, the company will not issue a refund.

(*) Note: some suppliers consider stricter cancellation conditions, consequently, they reserve the right to charge additional fees for other penalties in such cases.

Regarding the Inca Trail: the reserve is subject to its payment and there will not be reimbursements in case of cancellations, moreover, neither name nor date changes are allowed.

During peak season, the company reserves the right to change the cancellation regulations in case the suppliers apply other penalties or make the aforementioned changes.

Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.

Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.

Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.

Useful info

The climate in Peru can be divided by zones: the western Andes that has a dry and cold climate in winter and its very rainy during the summer. The rainforest that has a hot, wet and rainy climate and the desert coast with a warm climate without regular rainfall.

The climate in Manu is divided in two seasons: the drought season from June to September and the rainy season from October to May. You must be prepared because there could be an unexpected “friaje” (cold wave) any time of the year. The weather in Manu constantly changes, there can be rain during the drought season, so we suggest taking precautions. The average temperature in the lowest parts is 35ºC during the day and 25ºC during the night.

The weather doesn’t hold the trip back in general, except when the “El Niño” phenomenon is very aggressive.

Peru Time Zone according to Greenwich Mean Time is -5 (GMT -5), same as Bogotá and Mexico throughout the year and same as New York during summer. When it is midday in Peru the hour in the most important cities is:

São Paulo 14:00
Frankfurt 19:00
Nueva York 13:00
Londres 18:00
Hong Kong 01:00 + 1day
Singapur 01:00 + 1day

In Manu: 365 meters above sea level


  • Windbreaker
  • Camera
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sweater and jacket
  • Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Trek boots or snickers
  • Cap or hat
  • Water-resistant clothes
  • Sun block

The Peruvian Andes are at high altitudes, so it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness or “soroche”. It is important to rest a few hours, to walk slowly and to eat light before beginning any tour. We also recommend drinking coca tea that helps with acclimatization. Even though water is potable in most cities, it is advisable to drink bottled water to avoid any problems.

To know if you need a visa to enter Peru, please go to the closest consulate since the requirement may vary at any moment. For more information, please go to:

Visa types to enter Peru

Peru’s official language is Spanish, which is spoken by 80% of the population. However, there is a large portion of the population that speaks Quechua and Aymara (especially in the Peruvian Andes). Moreover, we can find 55 dialects in the Amazonian rainforest.

Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. In some hotels, you may find dual voltage outlets, however, we suggest checking your appliances’ voltage and take precautions by having a power adapter or converter.

During the last years, the Peruvian gastronomy has become famous because of its variety and exquisiteness. Among the most known dishes you can find the ceviche, a dish made of fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice.

Restaurants during your trip:
Manu: all meals will be provided by the lodge.

Colourful Peru reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice due to weather conditions, river levels, transport departures or arrivals, etc., to assure a better development of your trip’s operation.

Yellow Fever Vaccine:
We recommend receiving the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before your arrival to the rainforest. It is a must to have the vaccination certificate during your trip.

Attractions in the Cultural Zone:
The Manu Biosphere Reserve is divided in three zones: Cultural Zone, Reserved Zone and National Park. The Cultural Zone is also known as the Transition Zone since it goes from the Andes in Cusco to the cloud forest and the edge of the rainforest in Madre de Dios. This area is inhabited by settlers that carry out agricultural, forest and livestock activities controlled by the Ministry of Environment. The health, development and education services are basic.

We suggest taking a tour to the Reserved Zone to know the rainforest at its best.

The tour in the Cultural Zone is advisable for those who doesn’t have much time and want to experience and feel the Peruvian rainforest’s nature while they enjoy the cloud forest’s landscapes. They might have the chance to meet the Andean cock-of-the-rocks, Peru’s national bird. The adventure lovers can practice mountain biking, canopy, zip line and rafting in this zone.

Your team is fully qualified to guide you and to show you the best of the area’s flora and fauna. This amazing experience will be completed by the cooks.

We ask the visitors to carry hand-luggage that doesn’t exceed 15 kilos (32 pounds) since it will be carried by hand from the boats to their room.


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