Take A Journey Into The Hidden Wilderness Of Peru's Most Extraordinary National Park
One of the largest areas of natural wilderness in Peru, the Manu National Park spans more than 1.5 million hectares, and accounts for 10% of the world's vascular plant species
The animal diversity is huge, thanks to the park's varied habitat options. Highlights include jaguars, sloths, and giant otters
There are more than 1,000 species of birds within Manu, and your expert guide will be able to teach you about even the rarest varieties
Tours include boat journeys down the stunning Madre De Dios River, which takes you deep into the heart of the forest, and provides ample opportunity to spot creatures.
Sleep under the stars in unique lodging and tents, as well as on high up platforms, ideal for spotting tapir
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From …
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. Cusco is very well connected with Lima by air with ~40 daily flights operated by LATAM and Sky Airlines Peru. The flight takes ~90 minutes and is typically priced at USD ~60.
An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way. From Cusco airport to city centre, taxis are the best option (typical fare USD 3.5 - 5). We recommend established cab companies only. Lima to Cusco by bus is not a good option as it’s a long (~1100km), mountainous route and takes ~24 hours. From Arequippa you can take a bus to Cusco which typically takes 10.5 hours to cover ~512km and the fare is in the range of USD 15-30.
Manu National Park is the crowning jewel in Peru's environmental crown. Featuring more than 1.5 million-hectares of untouched tropical forest, the park is a haven for millions of birds, mammals, fish, and reptiles.
If you want to visit Manu National Park you must have had a yellow fever vaccination and malaria tablets. It is also highly advised that you bring insect repellent as the effectiveness of the nets provided is not guaranteed. Although most of the hikes are technically simple, beware you will be at significant altitude and walking in humid conditions. You should check the level of walking involved with your particular tour to ensure you aren't caught off guard! Tours run year round, with two main seasons to consider. The dry season, which runs from May to November, will be much hotter, but paths will be easier to navigate. The wet season is often a better time to spot wildlife, but also increases the volume of mosquitos.
At present Cusco is a safe city with limited or no criminal activities. Local population is generally friendly and police are cordial to deal with. It is however recommended that you keep your belongings safe. - Police: Tourist Police of Peru, known as DIRTUR (Directorate of Tourism and Ecology) is located in the Túpac Amaru square in the Wanchaq district of Cusco - Emergency Numbers: Emergency Central – 105, Fire Station – 116, Medical Emergencies – 117 - Hospitals (Attention for accidents and sickness, general practice intern and all emergencies) Antonio Lorena Hospital Address: Plazoleta Belén 1358. Emergency: Telephone: 22-6511. Telephones: 22-6511 / 22-9616 / 24-5218. Hospital Regional Del Cusco Address: Av. de la Cultura s/n. Emergency: Telephone: 22-3691 Telephones: 51-84-227661 / 23-1131 - Medical Clinics (for sickness, certain emergencies and accidents) Essalud Clinic - Add: Av. Anselmo Alvarez s/n, Ph: 51-84-234724 Clinic Centro Médico Pardo - Add: Av. de la Cultura 710, Ph: 62-4186 Clinic Cusco - Add: Av. Los Inkas 1012, Emergency: 65-0162 / 22-3190, Ph: 51-84-240645 Clinic Panamericana - Add: Av. de la Infancia 508 - Wanchaq, Emergency: 65-1888, Ph: 51-84-249494 Clinic Paredes - Add: Lechugal Street 405, Ph: 51-84-225265
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