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Manu Biosphere Reserve is a sprawling national park in southeastern Peru, spanning the Andean highlands, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Manu National Park is well known for its rich biodiversity, notably hundreds of bird species, including macaws, which feed at clay licks at sites such as Blanquillo.
Getting into Manu National Park is a journey in itself, we left from Cusco and spent 5 hours driving along a bumpy dirt road before boarding a boat for 3 hours that followed the Manu River, past dense Amazonian jungle that is home to jaguars, black caimans and spider monkeys.
We staying in tree houses and camped on the jungle floor which was a cool experience.
Each day we spent hours bushwalking. I must admit, we didn’t see much except insects and bugs. The sloths and monkeys featured in this photo journal at Manu National Park were spotted at an animal refuge, sorry to disappoint.
Overall, I wouldn’t highly recommend Manu National Park. Yes, it was a great experience, but it was a LONG journey with no luxuries. Next time I would visit Iquitos.
Manu National Park
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