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

Peru is a leading country when it comes to bird diversity, only surpassed by Colombia and Brazil. It is hard to believe that each of these countries have recorded roughly 10% of all the bird diversity of the world. The race for the number one spot on this list, is a tight one. Colombia is …

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The Jaguar (Panthera once) is without a doubt the ‘King of the Jungle’ in the Amazonian rainforest. Being the 3rd biggest cat in the world, surely deserves some recognition. Every single tourist or naturalist that travels to the Amazon hopes to see a Jaguar, however sightings are rare. Why is it that there are so few …

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Manu National Park must be one of the last places on this planet where un-contacted tribes still roam the land. The Mashco-Piro are one of them, or used to be, as in recent year sightings along the Alto Madre de Dios and the Manu river have become increasingly common. Youtube screenshot / Survival International This …

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Psittacidae, also commonly known as parrots, is the taxonomic family that groups all the parakeets, macaws, parrots, parrotlets, and the like into a single group due to their phylogeny and evolutional history. In this blog we will introduce you to the 5 most common species that are found within the Lodge property as well as …

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A couple weeks ago, we shared a blogpost about the essential photo equipment that we recommended for an adventure with us. This time we have created a list of all the other items that are needed Manu in order to make your adventure as comfortable as possible.   Clothing: Rain jacket +pant (breathable type) Rubber …

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If you are travelling to Manu National Park -or any part of the rainforest for this matter- it is most likely that the main purpose of your trip is to experience first hand the untamed and raw nature that lives there, undisturbed thanks to the lack of human presence. However, documenting these amazing experiences and …

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By now, you should be familiar with our consistent mentioning of our Blanquillo Clay-lick and our Mammal Clay-lick, where routinely, dozens -if not hundreds- of individual animals go on a daily basis to feed on clay. Geophagy, is the scientific term that describes the behaviour of an animal feeding on soil-like substrates like clay or chalk. However, …

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Giant River Otters – The Oxbow Lake Clowns Tambo Blanquillo is blessed with one of the most fascinating and endearing species on the planet – the Giant River Otter. These magnificent creatures frequent the waters of Blanquillo and Camungo oxbow lakes, and can often be seen patrolling the waters for fish, and cleverly laying their catches …

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The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is hands-down the King of the Amazon. Being the biggest cat in the Americas and the third biggest one in the world is an animal that most people recognize. Coated with a beautiful spotted fur –which has given these cats a lot of problems- make this cat a true jewel of …

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Horned screamers have to be the most bizarre bird I have ever seen. I like to think of them as a cross between a giant goose, a unicorn and a vulture. The giant goose analogy is fairly self explanatory- perhaps the latter 2 are a little more ambiguous. The unicorn resemblance comes from the quill …

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