We took the inka natura trip by driving to the Cock of the Rock Lodge the first day on some pretty adventurous roads. At times we actually drove through some water falls. We saw the cock of the rock and enjoyed the stay at the lodge.
The next day we drove a short distance and then took a boat for two or three hours to the Amazonia lodge. We took a short walk birding and enjoyed sitting on the front porch of the lodge and watched the humming birds.
The next day we boated about six ours down the Madre de Dios River to the MWS. The total trip takes a lot of time. In the car and on the river but you constantly have a chance to see birds.
Arriving at the centre we were amazed at how nice the grounds and lodge was. We were accompanied from the beginning by our personal guide Jose Louis. He had to be one of the best guides in Peru. There were not any birds, plants, or animals he missed.
The next two and a half days were spent birding at the macau lick, ox bow lake and in the rain forrest.
The last day was spent transferring back to Cusco. This is accomplished by boat, then a short taxi between rivers, a quick river crossing by boat, a two and a half hour drive to Puerto Maldonado and then 45 minute flight to Cusco
If you are not a pretty interested birder this might not be for you. You do get a real taste for the rain forest but you can get this closer and more accessible in Peru.
If your expectations are high, the top flight guides are at this lodge. The training ground for new guides are at some of the other lodges, at least this is the case with inka natura.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Is located in a private, 16,190 ha./40,000-Acre rain forest reserve adjacent to the one million-acre protected area named the "Amarakaeri Reserved Zone". Visitors will welcome the amenities and comfort of this lodge, the only one in the Manu lowlands with roomy, private bungalows, en suite private bathrooms and tiled, hot water showers, especially if they are arriving from the rustic simplicity of Manu National Park. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Manu Wildlife Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Manu Wildlife Centre Hotel Manu National Park