Amazon Wildlife Peru is dedicated to do real Ecotourism Tours. We have our own vehicles and boats as well as local experienced staff. As we operate all Manu tours directly we have good controlover their quality.
You will spend most nights of your tour at our lodges, Rainforest Lodge and Bonanza Lodge, designed for your comfort and you will have our helpful staff at your service. Camping options or expeditions are also available.
With more than 5 years experience in operating Manu tours we have constantly improved our service and itineraries. Our itineraries are flexible enough to maximize your chances to see wildlife and our guides will do their best to show you the marvels of the rainforest.
Amazon Wildlife Peru works hard to limit the environmental impact of our tours. We return all waste to Cusco, buy local or Peruvian products wherever possible and avoid buying tins or other material that are difficult to recycle. We recommend the Manu Biosphere Tour, which requires less boat fuel.
Working in Manu also means working with local people; our boatmen and lodge staff are all from Manu and in our tour to Manu Biosphere Reserve we use the Casa Matsiguenka Lodge which is managed by local indigenous people that generate income. It is very important for us that money generated from our jungle expeditions goes to help and preserve the jungle, the ways of life of the people there while offering them a good income. We believe those communities are the real owners of Manu, and for that reason we work with them to provide Sustainable Tourism.
We work with experienced, English speaking Naturalist Guides with many years of guiding experience in Manu. Most of our guides have grown up in Manu and have been working (in research projects) and living in the rainforest. They are very experienced in spotting wildlife, recognizing birds and mammals by sound and sight to ensure that our customers don´t go away disappointed. They can imitate the animals to call them closer, as well as giving you the scientific names of the animals we see.
We use binoculars and telescopes so that you can get a closer view of the animals, without disturbing them.
Our guides take one of the following Telescopes on the Manu tours:
● Kowa TSN 1, 77 mm
Our office is situated in Cusco, only half block from the main square (Plaza de Armas). Calle Plateros 321
William Huamani Choquepuma:
Born February 1982, lived and grew up in Manu Rainforest, He studied at a native community Shipitiary with Matsiguenkas. He had studied Ecotourism at the Instituto Superior Tegnológico de Manu for 3 years. He is the co-founder of Amazon Wildlife Peru EIRL and director of operations. He is an authorized official tour guide for Manu National Park, specializing in birding, he works in research projects (monkeys, macaws, giant river otters) He speaks fluent English and a bit of danish and has 10 years of experience guiding in Manu.
Carmen Dávila Salas:
Born in Paucartambo–Cusco September 1985 after she finished secondary school, she moved to Cusco for her higher education where she studied English at the University San Antonio Abad de Cusco. Later on she decided to study Ecotourism and went on to become Tour Guide in Cusco. After she finished all her studies and got her degree, she started working in different travel agencies in Cusco gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in organizing tours around Cusco, Manu and Peru. Together with all her experience, she decided to open her own travel agency Amazon Wildlife Peru EIRL together with William, specialising in jungle trips and Ecoturisim Tours. She is in charge with all the administrative work in Cusco office and always at the ready to answer any question in English and has plenty of knowledge about Manu area.
Julio Cesar Bolati:
Born in Puerto Maldonado - Madre de Dios in 1977, studied his primary school at Colegio Fermin Fiztcarral later superior studies at Universidad Nacional de Madre de Dios (UNAMAD) official tourist guide, whith a wide knowledge on Amazonian Wildlife, he also has been working at hummingbird proyect in Tambopata Ecolodge and Birds monitoring in Manu National Park, with 9 years of experience guiding specializing in birds with excelent english.
33 years, biologist working in Manu National Park since 2011, has been working in proyect with Matsiguenkas Indias in native communities, speak fluent english.