Named for the mountain range that towers over it, the Pantiacolla Lodge sits in a 900-hectare (2,223-acre) nature reserve in Manu's cultural zone that boasts 600-odd bird species plus an array of mammals that ranges from squirrel monkeys to peccaries. It is higher, and thus slightly cooler, than the lowland lodges and has fewer mosquitoes. Rooms lack electricity and are very basic (think beds with mosquito netting and a table). Three bungalows have private baths, but most
guests use toilets and showers in a separate building. The lodge offers a cultural presentation by people from a nearby Harakmbut indigenous community. Tours include overnights at the San Pedro Lodge, in the cloud forest, and can be combined with stays at the Yine Lodge and the Campsite Sachavaca, in Manu's reserved zone, down river.
290 km (180 mi) northeast of, Cusco, Peru