| When to Go !
||From April to December
| Trip Level:
||Medium / Easy
||Culture, Nature, Fauna, Flora, Wildlife, Trekking & Hiking.
||Private bus, Private boat and Hiking
||Lodge ( Bambu Lodge, Soga de Oro Lodge)
| Starting Point:
| Ending Point:
| Small Groups:
||(no more than 6 travelers)
||From your Hotel in Cusco city
||"Ask for our special group rates when booking together with 3 or more people"
The cultural zone is one of the three zones of the Manu National Park, which includes high mountains, cloud forests and the actual rain forest. In this zone you can still find a few small, original communities who sustain themselves with agriculture and small forestry. Farming and lumbering is closely controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Authorities of the Manu National Park (SERNANP). The cultural zone encompasses the cloud forest of the mountains, which offers a pristine natural environment for abundantly, wild growing plants. More than 8.000 species of flora, 400 species of birds and 10 different mammals have been registered in the cloud forests of Manu. The zone offers a trip to the lagoon of Machuwasi which can be crossed on rafts made of balsa wood from a local tree, which the ancient inhabitants already used to drive up the Madre de Dios river. You can also enjoy a stroll through the forest of giant Ceiba trees and appreciate parrots.
*Our Tour into the cultural zone of the Manu is designed to give you a first glimpse of the Amazon Rainforest, it is also suited for people who have not yet had any experience in travels to a rain forest so far.
All visitors are requested to get acquainted with the conservation of the Manu National Park. Certain rules of conduct apply, you may, for example, not approach wild animals, you may not throw away any garbage, you may not use soap or shampoo which will contaminate rivers and lakes (we recommend the use of biodegradable soaps).
Binoculars 8X42: Manu Tours Peru owns several strong, waterproof binoculars 8X42 which you can rent for 4 US $ per day at the main office in Cusco (please inform us of your request at the initial booking). Binoculars are essential for a visit at Manu in order to appreciate the animals fully. Please bear in mind that you are visiting a natural rain forest, animals can only be observed from a distance.