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Why travel to Manu National Park?


November 10, 2017

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Manu National Park – Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Manu National Park – Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve is located in the buffer zone of one of the most biodiverse National Parks in the world, Manu National Park. In terms of species, nowhere comes close to Manu. Manu is home of over 220 species of Mammals, 100 species of Reptiles, 150 species of Amphibians, 1000 species of Birds, 210 species of Fish, and over 1300 species of Butterflies! But Manu is special not only because of its biodiversity. In this blog post we will go over the different highlights Manu -and Tambo Blanquillo- has to offer, and why it should be your next adventure holiday destination.

A Map showing the location of Tambo Blanquillo Relative to Manu National Park

A Map showing the location of Tambo Blanquillo Relative to Manu National Park

First of all, its remote. Remote enough to be one of the last places on earth where ‘uncontacted tribes’ -like the Mashco Pyro- still roam freely in the forest. In contrast to other to other National Parks in Peru and South-America, there is no highway crossing through it, no legal extractive activities, and so on. At night, you will fall asleep while listening to the sound of owls and insects, not those of passing trucks and radio music. However, while it is remote, it’s not an ordeal to get there, and we offer plenty of commodities. There is no need to take a helicopter ride and hike for 5 days to get here. In less than a day-worth of travel, you can arrive at our Lodge from either Puerto Maldonado or Cuzco. And once you get there, we have satellite internet for you to upload your favorite pictures to your Instagram account, hot water, and electricity, all of which comes from Solar energy.

The Private Bungalows at Tambo Blanquillo Private Reserve – Photo: Luis Felipe Raffo

The Private Bungalows at Tambo Blanquillo Private Reserve – Photo: Luis Felipe Raffo

Another of the main reasons to visit Manu is the wide diversity of private attractions available to experience. No other park in Peru counts with Oxbow Lakes as big and life-filled as Manu, with a Claylick that are is visited by hundreds of parrots, dozens of Macaws, and a hungry Ocelot -check the video we recorded for National Geographic HERE!-, and the biggest Canopy tower found in Peru, which gives you a perspective of these forests like no other. No other park offers you a more comfortable way to experience the Amazon rainforest, while remaining wild.

Ocelot with a freshly hunted Mealy Parrot – Photo: Matt Mischler

Ocelot with a freshly hunted Mealy Parrot – Photo: Matt Mischler

The third and final reason to visit Manu, is that is a stone-throws away from Cuzco. Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, are on the map of almost all tourists visiting Peru. What most people don’t realize is that with 4 extra days in Peru, they can add Giant River Otters, 150 feet-tall trees, hundreds of birds, and maybe some parrot-hungry Ocelot.

If you would like to know more about our Lodge and our tour packages, please contact us.

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