Manu National Park

Manu National ParkManu National Park, covering an area of 1716295,22 has is the largest natural area protected from Peru and one of the largest in the world, whose biological not megadiversity are equivalent. Includes all of the Manu River basin, in territories belonging to the regions of Cuzco and Madre de Dios.
It was launched on May 29, 1973, in order to protect the rich biodiversity of the area irrational exploitation. In 1977, UNESCO established there the Manu Biosphere Reserve and declared World Heritage Site in 1987. The area comprises three qualities protection: a core zone of intangible nature, the protection of flora and fauna; Zone booked, which allows the use of programmed resources, research and tourism activities and a cultural zone, which allows human settlements and agricultural activities.
Manu National ParkThe Manu is home to more than 800 bird species: the harpy eagle, the jabiru stork and the cock of the rock,
Among others, more than 200 types of mammals, including monkeys maquisapa black, wolf river, black lizard, otorongo, ocelot, the spectacled bear and taruca. There are many varieties insects and reptiles unclassified. Among the plants have more than 2000 species and varieties unique, including orchids and giant trees that exceed 45 meters high and 3 meters in diameter.
In this area also living aboriginal peoples possess traditions, culture and own language: matsiguengas, amahuacas, yaminahuas, piros, amarakaeries, and huachipaires The Nahua.
Altitude
Manu National ParkIt stretches from the eastern slopes of the Andes (4000) to the plain amazon (250 meters). The reserve zone and the area’s cultural Biosphere Reserve, correspond to the Amazon plain. The area has a high Andean zone visit, the Viewpoint of Tres Cruces, Acjanaco.
Getting there
By air: There are daily flights from Lima to Cuzco (55 minute ride), and flights interdiarios La Paz (Bolivia) to Cusco (1 hour away). They can be recruited from the plane flights city of Cuzco to the town of Manu (mouth of the Manu River in Madre de Dios) and then continue their journey by boat (4 hours sailing).
Manu National ParkBy land: De Lima to Cusco (covering 1105 km during 19 hours via NASCA), and then employ tourist transport contracted to the town of Atalaya (8 hours) or Shintuya (11 hours), then be followed by boat with an outboard motor until Manu (8 hours) and from there to Use Zone Tourism and Recreation Park (8 hours
More).
Tourist Services
The visit of tourism to the area of tourism and recreational use of Manu National Park (PNM), Manu River basin, is done only through tourist agencies approved, dealing with the authorization of the payment of income and visitation rights.
Accommodation in the Area Tourism and Recreation Use of PNM – Manu River basin includes lodging in shelters and camps. On the road to park there accommodation basics Salvation Pilcopata and Manu.
Activities
Manu National ParkWe offer tours including equipment, guided by naturalists and specialized guides. There ecotourism activities, observing wildlife and trekking in the jungle. Moreover, it possible boating in their reserved area and visiting native communities.
Minimum
For the effort of the trip and the extent of the PNM is advisable to remain between 5 days minimum.
Recommendations:
Visiting only authorized areas.
Do not interfere in the activities of researchers.
Not making contact with native.
Manu National ParkDo not collect species of flora and fauna.
Comply with the provisions issued by the park and rangers.
It is recommended to use insect repellent and applied yellow fever vaccine
10 days in advance.
Season / climate.
The ideal time to visit is between May and October; days with strong heat, cool nights, frequent rains. Is Amazon jungle and the conditions may be difficult.
Craftsmanship.
Manu National ParkThe handicrafts of indigenous communities in the area is developed with plants, fibers, seeds and roots jungle. The laws prohibit and penalize Peruvian extraction, fransport, matketing and export of any species of wild flora or fauna silvestre alive or dead. The prohibition extends to any object made of their
Parties.

IQUITOS, Nauta, Pacaya Samiria, where comes the Amazon

iquitosDescending by the Andes to the east can see a huge extension to be green lost in a limitless horizon. This is the rainforest more rich and varied in the world, that the conquerors of the sixteenth century believed hid the treasures of El Dorado. However, the greatest treasure of the region is its wonderful biodiversity. Here are reservations Pacaya-Samiria National and Allpahuayo-Mishaba, areas reserved Güeppi and Santiago – Comainas and Rio Abiseo National Park, which are cause for admiration among fans the nature of the whole world.
Iquitos is the largest city on the banks of the Peruvian Amazon, which retains much of architectural trappings of the big rubber barons of the nineteenth century. From Iquitos is can undertake travel to various shelters typical of the jungle and visit indigenous peoples as of boras and yaguas, among others.
iquitosJust 20 miles from Iquitos, on the one paved road is the National Reserve Allpahuayo – Mishana, which holds the largest number of species of trees per hectare (nearly 300), and the largest number of reptiles (140 species), plus 28 endangered species as the otter, the harpy eagle, the black stump, the handsome red monkey and giant armadillo.
To the south of Iquitos, a 84 km road is Nauta, near where the union can be admired two great rivers, Maranon and Ucayali, giving rise to the majestic Amazon River, the most abundant in the world, which runs more than 6788 km before flowing into the ocean atlantic.
Leading Nauta is the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, with two million hectares (5 million acres) of lakes, oxbow lakes (lakes), marshes, and wetlands. This is the territory of manatees or marine cow, the pink river dolphin, turtle charapa and the anaconda. It is the forest flooded largest in the Amazon. It is also called the “Forest of Mirrors” because the jungle and the sky are reflected sharp in its rivers and lakes.
Altitude
iquitos122 meters in Iquitos.
Getting there
The city of Iquitos is accessible only by air or waterway.
By air: daily flights from Lima (90 minutes) from Pucallpa (50 minutes) and from
Leticia, Colombia (55 minutes).
For waterway from Pucallpa (6 days).
By land: Nauta is located 96 km from Iquitos (3 hours by car).
Lodging
iquitosIquitos offers 1 5-star hotel, comfortable 3-star hotels and tourist lodges with full service on the outskirts of the city. In Nauta is basic accommodation and lodging houses. In Pacaya-Samiria and areas near the reservation exists accommodation basic. It also allows camping in places authorized prior permission from the authorities competent.
Activities
Ecotourism, walks by the river, observing flora and fauna (pink dolphin), anthropology, exploration by river, fishing and water skiing.
Tourist services.
iquitos nativesTourist services: land and river transportation, guided tours, complete service for visit the jungle, coastal cruises and visits to native communities. In Pacaya-Samiria exist basic services (radio, SSHH) and tourism (camping, as police and information offices tourist). All transport of equipment and materials must be coordinated in advance by the travel agency that organized the tour
Minimum
3 days in Iquitos; 7 days for the trip to Pacaya-Samiria.
Recommendations
iquitosBe sure to bring insect repellent and waterproof. As Amazon jungle recommends the vaccine against yellow fever with 10 days in advance.
Nearby attractions
The city of Iquitos, native communities on the outskirts of the city, visiting lakes and lagoons.
Season / Climate.
Weather wet and rainy at any time of year: days with strong heat and cool nights. The ideal time to visit is from April to October
Feasts
iquitos amazonasMidsummer’s Day (June): the feast of Saint John the Baptist has a symbolic character throughout the
Amazon because it is associated with water as a vital element.
Tourist Week of Iquitos (21 to 27 June): celebrations under the
Midsummer’s Day every June 24.
Restaurants
Salad or chonta palm: based on the soft and tasty stem of the palm.
Tacacho with cecina: baked or fried plantain and machucado with butter and dried meat.
Inchicapi: chicken soup with peanuts, cilantro and cassava.
Cecina: beef or pork dry.
Patarashca fish wrapped in banana leaves and roasted.
Juane: mass of rice to stick with pieces of chicken.
Craftsmanship
iquitos peruThe area offers a wide variety of craft items like pottery with designs
Geometric, painted fabrics and a range of decorative and utilitarian objects produced with
Resources in the region.