Manu national park Travel Guide

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This immense 1.5 million-hectare park has successive tiers of vegetation rising from 150 to 4,200 metres above sea-level. The tropical forest in the lower tiers contains an unrivalled variety of animal and plant species. Some 850 species of birds have been identified and rare species such as the giant otter and the giant armadillo have found refuge there. Jaguars are often sighted in the park.

Recognized as a natural heritage of mankind and a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Manu is an example of intact jungle, the virgin Amazon far from civilization.

On entering the labyrinth of rivers and cochas (lakes), the traveler enters a universe of repeated surprises and delights. As opposed to other places in the jungle where man has hunted, Manu offers visitors great numbers of animals that show no fear in the presence of man.

Different tour operators offer reliable service in this amazing area. You can contact InkaNatura Travel, Manu Expeditions or Manu Nature tours. If you are interested in good accommodations you have to think about Manu Lodge (manages by Manu nature tours) and Manu Wildlife Center (not inside the park) but very close to the macaw clay lick. It is manages by InkaNatura. This company has also Tented camps in the park close to the famous lakes "Cocha Otorongo" and "Cocha Salvador".



June 09, 2005 change by giorgio

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