Fodor's Expert Review Manu Wildlife Center

255 km (158 miles), or 7 hrs, west of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru Fodor's Choice

Though outside the Manu Biosphere Reserve, the Manu Wildlife Center is still a great place to see animals, since it is close to macaw and tapir collpas and has 30 miles of rain-forest trails. The center is jointly operated by InkaNatura Travel and Manu Expeditions, both of which are known for their expert guides and attention to details. Raised thatched-roof bungalows have screened walls and tiled hot-water baths. Electricity is available in the main building for a few hours each night. The lodge can be visited on tours that travel from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado or shorter tours that begin and end in Puerto Maldonado.

PROS

  • plenty of wildlife
  • knowledgeable guides
  • decent rooms

CONS

  • remote
  • expensive

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 888-870–7378-in U.S. | 01-203–5000-in Peru

HOTEL DETAILS

22 bungalows
Rate Includes: All meals

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