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MANU NATIONAL PARK

MANU NATIONAL PARK. Peru's first and largest and most biodiverse Amazon park. 4200 – 150m, 800+ birds, 22+ mammals, 80+ amphibians, 100+ reptiles

MANU NATIONAL PARK: National Park Map

Manu National Park

Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site Manú National Park, is primarily located in the Madre de Dios Department and can only be reached by one road from Cusco at about 130km west of the park. The lowlands are only accessible by boat, up the Manú River.

 

1,532,800 hectares in size it is the largest National Park in Peru as it protects most of the Manu River watershed, where it empties into the Madre de Dios River. With several types of buffer zones it is even larger: 1,881,100 ha.

 

Within the park live only a few small communities of the Matsigenga tribe, primarily along the Manú River. The Cocha Cashu Biological Station, led by Duke University ecologist John Terborgh is one of the most renowned ecological research stations in tropical America.

 

Why consider booking our  Peru National Parks Tour? Because for the same price, our tour gets you to ALL places for which Peru is so famous, and on top of that, you get to see 9 National Parks/Reserves accompanied by a naturalist guide. There is nothing similar on the market. As Peru can be combined with other countries, we organize tours in modules: Lima Cusco, Machu Picchu module, Manu National Park module, National Parks Module, All modules.

Destinations Overview:  World Heritage Site LimaWorld Heritage Site Cusco, Amazon park Manu National Park World Heritage Site Valle Sagrado/Sacred Valley, World Heritage Site Machu Picchu, Cloud Forest Machu Picchu Sanctuary, Highland wetland Titicaca National Reserve, Uros floating islands, Altiplano wildlife park Salinas & Aguadas Blancas National Reserve, World's second deepest canyon Colca Canyon, Word heritage site Arequipa, World heritage site Nazca Lines, Pampas Galeras National Reserve, San Fernando National Reserve, Paracas National Reserve, Ballestas Islands National Reserve.

 

Ecology

The park protects several ecological zones ranging from as low as 150 meters above sea level in parts of the Southwest Amazon moist forests to Peruvian Yungas at middle elevations to Central Andean wet puna at altitudes of 4200 meters. Because of this topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world.

 

40% of the park is Amazonian lowland tropical rainforest, including varzea, oxbow lakes, Mauritia palm swamps, and upland forest types.

 

Species

While the tropical lowlands of the Peruvian Amazon is probably lower than in Ecuador, this area overall is extremely diverse, as it runs from the Andean Puna at 4200 masl to 150 masl in the Amazon lowlands. As such it is no doubt one of the worlds most species rich areas in the world.

 

Numbers of species:

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Mammals: 222

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Reptiles: 99

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Amphibians: 140+

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Birds: 1000+

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Fish: 210+

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Butterflies : 1307

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Ants : 300+

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Dragonflies: 136

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Beetles: 650+

 

The macro fauna of the lowlands includes the Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot, Giant otter, Giant anteater, Southern Tamandua, Giant Armadillo, Nine-banded Armadillo, Brown-throated Sloth, Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth, Lowland Tapir, Capybara, Pacarana, Lowland Paca, Collared Peccary, White-lipped Peccary South American Red and Brown Brocket Deer, and Marsh Deer.

 

There are 14 species of monkeys: Goeldi's Marmoset, Pygmy Marmoset, Shock-headed Capuchin, Tufted Capuchin, Brown-mantled Tamarin, Emperor Tamarin, Moustached Tamarin, Black-capped Squirrel Monkey, Black-headed Night Monkey, Brown Titi, Rio Tapajós Saki, Bolivian Red Howler, Peruvian Spider Monkey, and Gray Woolly Monkey.

 

Above 2,000 m live White-tailed Deer, Dwarf Brocket Deer, Culpeo, Mountain Paca and Spectacled Bear. The Puma lives at almost all elevations.

 

 

MANU NATIONAL PARK: Climate ManuMANU NATIONAL PARK: Watching wildlife

Climate Manú National Park

Watching wildlife.

 

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Spectacled Bear.

Lowland Tapir.     

 

againMANU NATIONAL PARK: Tree frogs

Blue Morph. 

Tree frogs

 

okMANU NATIONAL PARK: Jungle tree

Jaguar.

 

 Jungle tree.

 

 

MANU NATIONAL PARK: Oropendula nestsMANU NATIONAL PARK: Purple Orchid

Oropendola nets.

Purple orchid.

 

MANU NATIONAL PARK: BirdwatchingMANU NATIONAL PARK: Dolphin watching

Birdwatching.

Watching Amazon Delphins.

 

There is no doubt that Manú National Park, will be one of the highlights of your life, as this park has so many species that you will not find anywhere else.

 

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