1820: Exploring Peru's Manu National Park

Date and Time

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Tuesday, April 17, 2018




Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Join us on this extraordinary Peruvian adventure as we visit Inca ruins, explore the cloud forest and experince the dynamics of the rain forest. Our adventure will start in Cusco, then move on to Manu National Park with its cloud forest, salt licks, wildlife and pristine rain forest. We will fly home from Puerto Maldonado. Manu National Park protects grasslands, mountainous cloud forests, and tropical lowland rain forests. It is one of earth's most biodiverse places. Its natural riches include more than a thousand species of birds and nearly 290 species of reptiles and amphibians. The park is a sumptuous, extravagant, overwhelming landscape. The region is traversed with tapirs, 14 species of primates and crowned by flights of scarlet macaws. Butterfies are everywhere; scarlet knights, giant blue morphos and tiny transparent glasswings. This trip has several major wildlife attractions; the Macaw salt lick and the world's only know Tapir lick where in the comfort of mattresses and mosquito nets w may watch the largest of all South American land mammals visit a mineral lick. Plus we will visit Oxbow Lakes with floating camarans for observing giant otters and other lake side wildlife. Two walk up canopy towers will get us up into the rainforest canopy for more wildlife observation. We will have daily walks through the cloud and rain forest areas as well as the opportunity to hike up the mountain behind the Amazonia Lodge where we will be spending two nights. We will have three nights at the Manu Wildlife Centerand two full days to explore the forest, lakes and trails around lodge . There are 30 kilometers of trails to hike! We will start our adventure in Cusco amid Inca ruins and travel from there into the wildlife filled rainforest.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3,490 member / $3,490 non-member
*Includes local guide, transport, accommodations and most meals. Does not include air fare.

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1820 Prospectus

Peru Macaws






Adults (18+)


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Ginette has been a member of the AMC. She has led adventure trip to the Austrian Alps, Yosemite National Park, Azores Archipelago, Tuscany and Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota. Her interests include hiking, photography, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, travel, information volunteer for AMC and introducing others to outdoor activities.


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Anna Panszczyk is a Boston Chapter INTRO (AMC) Leader. Anna has co-led AMC Adventure Travel trips to Yosemite National Park, Minnesota and the trek in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco.