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 six thatched buildings with two single beds in each room, and has been beautifully constructed in keeping with the surroundings. The well-equipped bathrooms are in a separate block with six cubicles, each containing a flushing toilet, basin and shower. 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 hard day’s work.
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.
is featured in the following itinerary:
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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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