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Manu National Park

Madre De Dios Peru


280 Km away from the city of Cuzco by the road Cusco-Paucartambo (12 hours in 4 x 4 truck) is to the town of Atalaya, follow by river to the locality of Boca Manu (7 hours by boat).

It then enters again by the Madre De Dios River to get to the Park. It is also possible to get to the locality of Boca Manu by plane from the city of Cusco (45 minutes).

The Manu National Park covers the regions of Cuzco and Madre De Dios and has a length of 1 692 137 hectares (the entirety of the Manu River basin). Since 1977 the Manu National Park is the area core of the reserve of the biosphere of Manu, which was declared as Natural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1987 Although the entrance is not allowed, visitors can access several authorized hostels in the Reserved Zone and the Cultural Area adjacent to the Park.

The Park has a great diversity of animal species; more than 800 species of birds such as the harpy eagle, the jabiru, the wild goose, the cock of the rocks and the roseate spoonbill; 200 species of mammals such as the common woolly monkey, the black spider monkey, wolf river, the jaguar, the ocelot, the spectacled bear and Andean deer; and more than 100 species of bats.

You can see also trees with more than 45 meters high and 3 meters in diameter. The most characteristic species are the fauna, the cetico, the topa, the cedar, the screw, the white lupuna and mata palo.

Currently living in the National Park of Manu 30 peasant communities quechua speakers, as well as numerous Amazonian native populations such as the matsiguenka, amahuaca, yaminahua, piro, amarakaeri, huashipaire and nahua.







 


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