On this natural and cultural program in Manu National Park you will be introduced to a unique world, where local people live as they have always done, in perfect harmony with the natural world that is their home.
Manu Biosphere Reserve is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, and yet it offers much more than natural attractions. This tropical forest ecosystem is also home to Amazonian indigenous groups who live in voluntary isolation.
These people belong to the Matsiguenka ethnic group, and in Manu they have developed unique linguistic and cultural characteristics, which differentiate them from the other indigenous communities located along the Urubamba River. The Matsiguenka possess great ancestral knowledge regarding the medicinal uses of wild plants.
Their name for themselves, Matsiguenka, can be translated as “I am a human being”.
|Specialized bilingual naturalist guide|
|Accommodation in our exclusive Paradise Lodge in the cloud forest (2 nights) and a typical local lodge (1 night)|
|Private bus transportation|
|All meals indicated in the itinerary|
|No additional charge for vegetarian diets|
|Drinking water from Cusco|
|Basic first aid kit|
|Specialized books are available during the trip|
|Entrance fee to the indigenous community|
|Personal items and medicines (e.g., gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls)|
|Tips to local staff (we recommend $8-10 USD per day of service per guide or driver)|
|1 photocopy of passport|
|Lightweight warm jacket|
|Rain gear (or waterproof poncho)|
|Long-sleeved cotton shirts|
|Hat / bandana|
|Sunscreen and sunglasses|
|Digital camera and memory stick|
|Camera charger (220V)|
|Binoculars for wildlife viewing (8 or 10x magnification)|
|Ziplock bags and garbage bags for keeping clothes and other personal items dry during excursions|
|Book Birds of Peru (optional)|
|04 People – 07 People||730|
|08 People – 10 People||540|
|Price per Person|