Manu 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.
The 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.
It 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.
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).
By 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
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.
We 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.
For the effort of the trip and the extent of the PNM is advisable to remain between 5 days minimum.
Visiting only authorized areas.
Do not interfere in the activities of researchers.
Not making contact with native.
Do 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.
The 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