Birding in Manú - A Field Guide to Birdwatching in Peru's Manú National Park

Birding in Manú

A field guide to birdwatching in Peru's Manú National Park

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Our Lodge

Experience the excitement of Manu at Tambo Blanquillo a family owned Manu lodge deep in the Peruvian Amazon.

The Manu jungle lodge at Blanquillo is locally known as a Tambo. It is a typical Peruvian Amazon communal jungle building called “maloca”, in which one can feel safe and comfortable and still enjoy the surrounding wildlife. The main Tambo is designed following the architectural guidelines of the natives. The housing is austere but surprisingly comfortable and fresh, thanks to the design of the roof, which beside being high, which aids ventilation, has strategic ports on the top and sides that aid in heat dissipation . The lodge’s roofs are made of corrugated plates of composite material manufactured in Brazil with French patent trademark “ONDULINE” that are highly insulating to temperature changes and we avoid cutting palm trees every three years for the replacement of traditional leaf roofs thus avoiding deforestation. At night, lighting is provided through solar panels and LED lights that provide the necessary illumination in a discrete approach. There are 20 rooms that assure privacy including doubles, triples and singles, all with very comfortable beds. Bath area is not private but commonly shared, but still retains, sufficient privacy due to its design. Hot water is provided by solar panels. It’s the best accommodation for the value in Manu.

The new dining room located overlooking the Madre de Dios River, is equipped to accommodate over 40 people, plus a bar area to relax, watch and especially enjoy the beauty of nature and especially at moonrise the best found in the Peruvian Amazon, where, in combination with fireflies and the sound of nocturnal animals, provide the sensation of being in a magical world of total tranquility. The same feeling you get at sunrise, when the sounds of the awakening forest transport you to never-never land, all due to the extraordinary location of this facility.

For the more austere there is the camp area that has a wooden platform deck that can accommodate 20 double tents. In one of its sides there is a mess hall and kitchen that also meets the same design of green building and lighting thanks to solar panels. Bathrooms are also commonly shared in this area, but with no hot water. Take a look at the pictures of our Peru rainforest lodge and some of the nearby wildlife in the Peru rainforest lodge gallery.


The Lodge, located in the Manu region, is built with typical Amazonian constructions in which one can feel safe and comfortable but can still enjoy and have direct contact with the surrounding wildlife.

  1. Camping Area.
  2. Tambo or Maloca: Implemented with twenty rooms that can be accommodated into singles, doubles or triples. The bathrooms include day-to-day cleaning and hot water for the showers and sink.
  3. Bungalow/Suites: A deluxe type of accommodation for the jungle. They are double, have a terrace, own bathroom and offer superior decoration and amenities.

Tambo Blanquillo has a main dining room equipped with WIFI where food is provided to our guests and a common dining room where clients can also cook their own food. For lighting the lodge, the dining rooms and surroundings, we use LED lights that receive energy from our solar panels by day.
We are and independent & family-owned lodge with a direct expert connection to the Manu region and community. We have a strong commitment to environmental sustainability that isn’t just words, but real action. Tambo Blanquillo offers jobs to the locals to push and help their personal development.

Research Station

In itself, an attraction added to our Manu lodge.

A building with 10 double rooms, kitchen, common bathrooms, a large room dryer for laundry and a room for the radio is already built for the implementation of a research station. Located on the way to the blind (observation platform) of the Blanquillo macaw clay lick. The best found so near a Peru rainforest lodge.

In this area a re-introduction of endemic and some hexogen plant species, mainly fruits has been carried out by Blanquillo’s personnel for more than 10 years. This was done because the area had been badly hit in previous years by illegal activities like logging and hunting . As a consequence, large numbers of birds and animals migrated away in search of protection. But now it can be seen, while walking towards the blind, how different types of birds and animals are returning to their ancestors feeding grounds in the Peruvian Amazon.

About Us

Explore our Manu jungle lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon ideal for wildlife spotting and adventure best guides accommodations and value in Manu.

Tambo Blanquillo Lodge is one of our facilities, operating since 1990 in the tropical jungle of Manu. It is our privilege and duty to protect and promote the cultural heritage of Peru and provide visitors with an authentic experience in the untouched natural landscape of the real Amazon basin.

Located near the Manu National Park, Tambo Blanquillo is surrounded by a variety of wildlife, biodiversity and genetic variables that don’t exist elsewhere in the world. It is an honor to share this ecological wonder with the world providing a safe, responsible and quality.

Tambo Blanquillo
Av. Nicolás de Piérola 265
Barranco, Lima – Perú 

(+51) 1 249 9342

Skype: tambo.blanquillo


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