MADRE DE DIOS: Manu National Park 

 

Among other attractions of Madre de Dios is the Manu Biosphere Reserve, recognized by UNESCO since 1973, where the Manu National Park is distinguished, the Reserved Zone of the Manu was destined for tourism and the Bajo Manu is where communities live in the forest.

Known as the “most pristine jungle of the amazon basin”, the Manu National Park is an extension of 15,328Km2 located on the east slope of the Andes mountains. The Biosphere Reserve includes an additional 2,570km2 and a further 914km2 are considered a “cultural area”.

The Manu National Park was conserved thanks to its inaccessibility. Even nowadays it is still difficult to access due to its geographical location.

It can be reached by road from Cusco, by air (travelling on small aircrafts and landing in Boca Manu) or by river (up streams the Tambopata river).

The park include several ecological zones and keeps an extraordinary biodiversity: 15,000 species of plants, 250 varieties of trees, over 1,000 species of birds. It is also admired for keeping one of the highest abundances of land vertebrates ever found in Latin American tropical forests. Besides, human habitation is reserved to native communities.

Address Peru:
Urb. Lucrepata E-16, Cusco - Peru
   
Telephone numbers:
CALL CENTER:  +51 84 231710
USA Phone:  +1 720 2120813

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