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Wildlife Locations

3 recommended locations:

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

Tambopata National Reserve

Located in the Peruvian Amazon Basin, Tambopata National Reserve encompasses a vast area of protected lowland rainforest and palm swamps with an impressive biodiversity, including over 600 bird species, 200 mammal species, 1,000 butterfly species and an astonishing 10,000 species of plant.

  • Where: Madre de Dios (Peruvian Amazon Basin)
  • Ideal for viewing: red-and-green macaw, capybara, giant otter, spider monkey, scarlet macaw
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Birdwatching


Standing at an elevation of 3,400 metres, the city of Cusco was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its unique historical remains. It is the cultural and architectural jewel of Peru and the perfect base from which to explore Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle.

  • Where: Central and Southeast Region
  • Excellent for: Activity & adventure, Hiking, History & culture

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Wildlife trips

Peru offers a staggering bio-diversity and wealth of wilderness areas including; the high altitudes of the Andes, the Amazonian rainforest, deep canyons, wild coastal areas, mangrove swamps and vast deserts. Little surprise then that Peru is home to over 1,700 species of bird and 500 species of mammal.

2 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

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: Just Conservation Group tour

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