One of the main reasons why our tour operator is considered
a Jungle Specialist is because of our emphasis on safety.
We provide our own transportation, both boats for the
river and specialized overland vehicles for the road.
Guides are a very important part of your trip because
they help you understand all about the rainforest, the
interrelations between the plants and animals and the
importance of conserving this natural ecosystem. There
are biologists, anthropologists and rainforest specialists
amongst the staff. All the guides speak Spanish and
English and some may speak German, Italian or French.
Our cook and his assistant will provide you with a well-balanced
and tasty meal plan during your trip, including vegetarian
menus if required. Drinking water will be provided whenever
you need it throughout the trip.
The Manu area has both a dry and a wet season with some
sudden cold weather fronts throughout the year. The
bulk of the Biosphere Reserve lies within the watershed
of the 250 km long Manu River, one of the many small
rivers that flow out of the Andes and unite to form
the mighty Amazon River.
Most of the low land sections of the park (at 400mts
above sea level) receive about two meters of rain annually,
which is only twice as much as New York City. Most of
this rain falls from October or November through April
or May. The dry months of the year are from June to
Daytime high temperatures in the lowland sections range
from 32ºC to 35 (81-90 F), while night time low
temperature average 20-26ºC (68-79 F). In any month
of the year, however, unexpected Cold Fronts from the
South can bring one or two days of heavy rain with daytime
high temperatures of 13-18ºC (55.65 F) and night-time
low temperatures of 10ºC (50 F).
recommend you to
• Always use boots on walks.
• Drink a lot of liquid during your stays in the
• Keep a kit of dry clothes in your room.
• Sleeping bag.
• Warm clothing in case of a cold front (Sweaters
and a jacket).
• 100% Waterproof rain wear (long poncho).
• Long sleeved shirts and long pants (cotton).
• Plenty of insect repellent.
• Sunscreen lotion, wide brim hat (for sunny days).
• One or two pairs of sneakers.
• One pair of lightweight ankle height boots and
• Flashlight, enough batteries (alkaline) and bulbs.
• Sun glasses.
• Plastic bags.
• Personal medicines and/or supplies
(liquid for contact lenses, for example)
• Day pack, and one back pack or duffel bag of
luggage per person.
• Camera and film ASA 200 and 400 for the inner
Due to limited space in the canoes only a medium sized
handbag or rucksack for the river trip is allowed. Excess
baggage can be left in the Cusco office deposit.
Tap water in most of Peru is potable, but the chemical
content varies from place to place. To avoid problems,
we recommend you always drink bottled water.
Because you are visiting Andean areas, don't forget
to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness if you
are prone to it. Be sure to try a hot tea or infusion
of coca leaves on arrival at altitude. On your first
day in the city move slowly and eat lightly.
fever inoculation requirements
Yellow fever inoculation is required for travel to Peru's
rainforest. Get your vaccine at least 10 days before
arrival in the jungle. Don't forget to bring your yellow
fever inoculation certificate, as you must show it to
the authorities during your trip to the Peruvian rainforest.