I will be in Peru in September and still cannot make up my mind about the Amazon part of the trip. I eventually settled for the 5 day trip with flights in and out with Inkanatura - to and from the Boca Manu airstrip. Recently, I re-checked the website and it says that now they are flying to Puerto Maldonado instead and then a whole day of overland and boat travel to get to and from the Manu Wildlife Center. Seems that this arrangement is going to last a while (although I cannot get a reply from them when I asked). The trip I was planning also goes into the reserved zone to their Manu Tented Camps - so that is a lot of travelling for 5 days. Do you think it is still worthwhile? (I do not have any more days to spare for this unfortunately)
I was now wondering whether other companies also use the same plane to get to Boca Manu? They don't seem to have changed their itineraries, but I guess that is no indication of anything. In the case they are using different planes then I guess I would do a similar trip with Amazon Trails Peru. Any thoughts about this company? Was interested in Pantiacolla too but their trips do not coincide with what I want to do.