Tambo Blanquillo - Stay in a family owned Manu Lodge and discover The Wonders of the Peruvian Jungle
Av. Nicolás de Piérola 265
Barranco, Lima 04 – Perú
(+51) 1 249 9342
(+51) 987 939 992



A 20-minute walk along a Shebonal trail that starts next to the lodge, will let you see several bird species associated with bamboo forest and some large mammals like red deer (Mazama americana) and the occasionally frightening but wonderful jaguar (Panthera onca).

At the end of the trail we will find Blanquillo Oxbow Lake, a body of water home to the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) and white caiman (Caiman crocodylus). Here, by using a catamaran, a ride along the lake is possible and enables you to see the amazon kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) and the very cool osprey (Pandion halietus) in total hunting mode. Since this lake is home to large populations of fish, we can find cat fish (doncella and zungaro), piranhas, boquichico, mullet, etc. For this reason, some river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) also use this lake for fishing activity and use logs that lay along the river border to bake the fish under the sun.

If you have some adventurous spirit, you can take a ride on the Blanquillo Oxbow Lake in single or double kayaks and appreciate nature from another perspective. This is also the only lake on the private reserve of Blanquillo (and Manu), where visitors are permitted sport fishing.