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This comfortable, strategically located, Rainforest Alliance-verified lodge is designed to accommodate visitors who wish to explore the cloud forest, but also serves as a top-level research centre. 

Manu Learning Centre’s accommodation consists of ten en suite rooms and two rooms with a shared bathroom, housed within thatched buildings, which have been beautifully constructed in keeping with the surroundings. There is a separate dining and relaxation area with tables and a few sofas, as well as a library and a covered area with hammocks where you can wind down after a tiring day in the forest.

The lodge boasts a solar-powered internet connection, an environmentally-sound septic tank system, and gravity-fed water pumps – all of which help to minimise its impact on the environment. The cook provides a wide range of delicious meals and, with advance notice, all diets can be catered for.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Amazon’s Secrets: Rainforest Photography

Peru’s Manu Biosphere Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and is the jewel in the crown of Amazon wildlife viewing experiences. Discover its secrets with wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a journey through highland Andean cloud forest and lowland Amazon rainforest.

  • When to go: Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 20 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Manu’s Jaguars & Woolly Monkeys

Explore Cusco, the City of Gold, and the prolific Manu National Park and assess the importance of regenerating tropical forest for jaguar and woolly monkey conservation in Manu. You identify factors that allow both species to recolonize, and assess the impacts of human behaviour on their populations.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Manu National Park

The unique diversity of Manu’s wildlife is due to the range of ecological zones that extend from 300 to 4,000 metres above sea level. More than 1,000 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, many reptiles, and around 10% of the world’s plant species have been recorded within the park's boundaries.

  • Where: Madre de Dios
  • Ideal for viewing: woolly monkey, jaguar, blue-headed macaw, giant river otter, Andean cock-of-the-rock
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Just Conservation, Jaguar watching, Birdwatching