Manu National-park &
the Amazon rainforest
Manu is calling you to step into the wild!
There are very few spots left on our planet that can offer you that raw and off the beaten track like the Manu National-park. Visiting the Park becomes an immersive experience into the nature and sounds of age old forests and immense rivers that wind their way towards the Atlantic Ocean some 4000 km away. Life seems untouched and primeval every step you take. Even the indigenous communities give you the feel of a wisdom disconnected from our over stimulated intellectual minds and our total orientation on a material world.
Manu trips are no doubt an adventure, an exploration into a raw, untouched and natural world. Yet, this primordial world leaves you spellbound and fulfilled. The mosquito bites, the simplicity of shelter and food do not matter, too impressive are the land- and river scapes with their sounds and life forms.
Its for sure a step back in time into one of the last untouched remnants of our planet.
The Region of the Manu Nationalpark is named to be one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the planet. It covers an incredible area of 15 Million hectares and covers a terrain from 150 - 4200 Meters above sea level. The park is home to more than 1000 vertebrae species, including 200 hundred species of mammals and more than 800 species of birds and an unrivalled variety of plants and trees. Among the most renowned species are the giant otters, the giant armadillo, the jaguar, pumas and 13 different species of primates.
Till date the park has been spared by modern developments like mining, logging and remains difficult to access.
In recent rediscoveries there is evidence of Pre-Incan and Incan ruins and the famous Pusharo petroglyphs in the Palotoa River Valley. And of course there is a long history of indigenous habitation. Till date a few Indigenous communities are the only permanent inhabitants, some of them in regular contact with the outside (“modern”) world and some of them in self imposed isolation.
For outsiders the Manu National park is an untouched world of wonders that ranges from high Andean Grasslands, the cloud forests and the Amazon basin rainforests. The Manu River, fed by numerous glacier streams makes its way trough the Park, before joining the Madre de Dios, who in turn joins the Madeira and its waters join at Manaus the might Amazon River. Peru is the second largest country of the Amazon rainforest after Brazil and within this green lugs of the earth, Manu Nationalpark is one of the most untouched and pristine regions of the Amazon.