Travel Blogs from Manu National Park, Peru

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Jinxed by a floating tortoise., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Jinxed by a floating tortoise.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I doubt the jungle gods or David Attenborough would pay much attention. It's day six of my eight days adventure in Manu National Park (about the size of Wales), one of the best places in the Amazon to spot tropical wildlife (including the elusive ...

Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu National Park

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Manu National Park Manu National Park was established in 1977 and in recognition of its uniqueness was designated a world heritage site ten years later. Manu is internationally acclaimed as one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. Wake up call at ...

Welcome to the jungle!, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Welcome to the jungle!

A travel blog entry by iwanllyrevans

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... before Manuīs reserved zone, where we were greeted by the "hola!" of a friendly parrot. The reserved zone of the Manu National Park is a protected area of the Amazon jungle where it is forbifdden to cut trees, fish or even talk loudly, in ...

Manu Amazon, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu Amazon

A travel blog entry by aphra

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... to bring in all the food, water, sheets, blankets (you're not allowed to do any laundry etc.), and the final zone is the National Park which we didn't enter into and I'm not sure of the details of that zone but I guess it's the most protected and I'm not ...

An Amazon adventure., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

An Amazon adventure.

A travel blog entry by davelauren

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... arrows being shot at me (though watching naked men run around the jungle is somewhat appealing)! Onlyi last week a ranger in Manu National Park was shot at by one of the natives, and is still in hospital in Lima. The government immediately closed that ...

Sacsawayman and Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Sacsawayman and Manu National Park

A travel blog entry by lizzyinperu

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... what we could see. We've done well on sexy birds but no monkeys. Still, daft-looking Cock of the Rock (not to knock Peru's national bird, but really: you're bright red in a jungle! It's not really working out for you, ...

Manu National Park - Traumwoche im Regenwald, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu National Park - Traumwoche im Regenwald

A travel blog entry by flitterjahr

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... . Am naechsten Morgen besteigen wir alle wieder das Boot und weiter geht es in die sogenannte reservierte Zone von Manu, wo nur bestimmte Veranstalter mit einer beschraenkten Anzahl an Touristen hinein duerfen. Dort wohnen keine Leute, Jagd und ...

Manu -  a journey to the rain forest, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu - a journey to the rain forest

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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... both qualified bird nutters) can shake multiple sticks at. I will not list all the birds here but a few worth mentioning include the national bird of Peru – The Cock of the Rock (great name!) and 50+ red and green macaws at the clay lick. The insect ...

Amazon, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Amazon

A travel blog entry by kaz_and_tim

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... and saw hawks and hummingbirds, went to a town where they make huge flat breads, stopped for lunch on the edge of the National Park, drove along a very narrow road that hung to edge (like Death Road's little brother), walked along road and spotted lots ...

Jungle Bunnies Go Bush, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Jungle Bunnies Go Bush

A travel blog entry by jillsy

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... you happiness, animal sightings, good weather or no insect bites huh?! SO thatīs our story, itīs a good one :) Manu Ecological Tours (jungle Specialists), I recommend them for the 8 day jungle tour to Manu, and they are really reasonably ...

Not Quite The Amazon With A Paddle, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Not Quite The Amazon With A Paddle

A travel blog entry by amigos2ninos

 Another 5am morning this time to go and catch the 'Cock of the Rock' - the Peruvian national bird. This red and black crested spectacle is renowned for its flamboyant courting dance. Unfortunately at this stage in the morning no one was doing any ...

Raindrops on boat roofs and whiskers on jaguars, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Raindrops on boat roofs and whiskers on jaguars

A travel blog entry by beyondwpg

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... jungle was more than enough for me.  We went from the cool comfortable climes of Cusco to the hot, humid jungle in the Manu Biosphere Reserve.  I now remember whatīs meant when they say "but itīs a dry heat".  The jungle held it's own ...

Up in the tree tops, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Up in the tree tops

A travel blog entry by amigos2ninos

Another pre dawn morning - were getting used to these, this time our 5am start was to go and visit the macaw clay lick. We chugged gently down river, along with the current, pulled over to a pebbled beach, where a bird watching hide was positioned, ...

Life in the Madre De Dios Jungle - Manu Reserve, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Life in the Madre De Dios Jungle - Manu Reserve

A travel blog entry by emmaireland

... in Cusco was the day I realised that I wanted to go to the jungle - within two hours, I had booked a tour to Manu National Reserve Park for three days, two nights, leaving the following morning at 5am. Booking a tour in Cusco is not as straightforward ...

Spectacular But Scary, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Spectacular But Scary

A travel blog entry by amigos2ninos

Manu national park is a 9 hour drive from Cusco, by the end of the day - we certainly knew it. We were going to call this blog - Puppies, Pigs and Passing Places after the things we saw on the journey - but on second thoughts a more apt description would ...

Manu Jungle Trip, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu Jungle Trip

A travel blog entry by peskymonkey

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... agreed and rested for the next couple of days... So our Manu Jungle trip began with an 11 hour bus trip to Manu National Park.. this turned out to be the worst journey yet... after driving for 3 hours our coach came to a ...

Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu National Park

A travel blog entry by david_irina

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... 1085;ас покусать. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Park Manu takes a huge area that can be compared to ...

We're going on a Tarantual hunt, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

We're going on a Tarantual hunt

A travel blog entry by amigos2ninos

... went. By now nothing fazed us or our driver and guide and skillfully changing the tyre we arrived back home safe and sound. Manu national park might not have given us the sights of animals that we so wished to see, but wildlife cannot be commanded at will ...

4 days in the rainforest - Manu National Park, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

4 days in the rainforest - Manu National Park

A travel blog entry by irenan

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... National Park with David - the most outdoorsy one of the children...hope it happens sooner rather than later...   Meanwhile, after Manu National Park our path was leading us to the shores of Lake Titicaca, La Paz and Salar de Uyuni (the ...

Into the Amazon, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Into the Amazon

A travel blog entry by themcallens

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... bundled onto another bus with 13 other intrepid jungle tourists for a 11 hour journey to the cloud forest at the start of the Manu National Park.  On the way we had a couple stops to look at the funery towers of a pre-Incan civilization, to see a ...

The mighty jungle, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

The mighty jungle

A travel blog entry by sethandkate

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Once we'd recovered from the Inca Trail and had a few drinks with the rest of our lovely group in Cusco it was back on the bumpy bus and into the jungle on dusty roads. Whilst the rest of us slept John enjoyed some wonderful Peruvian driving at its best ...

In the jungle (Manu National Park), Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

In the jungle (Manu National Park)

A travel blog entry by minicooper

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... Uni and lived there for three years! The first day we got to know our bus well las we had a fairly long trip to Manu national park but we made a few stops along the way, including in Paucartambo, a colonial town, that has the fountain with the gold ...

8 day jungle trip, Manu National park, Peru travel blog

8 day jungle trip

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

... perspective from above.Later we took to the boats to another lodge for the night then another start to enter Manu National Park. From now on everything was strictly controlled and only a few native people are allowed to live here. Apparently ...

Welcome To The Jungle...., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Welcome To The Jungle....

A travel blog entry by jmc1

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... faffing around, last minute organisation and generally just being rubbish... Kris and I managed to finally book a tour to Manu National Park - unfortunately in terms of our organisation, it was leaving the following day, which foolishly did not ...

Jungle Jarvs proves she's no 'Woman's Woman', Manu National Park, nr Cuzco, Peru travel blog

Jungle Jarvs proves she's no 'Woman's Woman'

A travel blog entry by jarvs

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... be wined and dined? No wonder he had to keep a weapon to my throat at all times!! The location was Manu National Park, the worlds largest area of protected rainforest and utterly stunning. Diverse and beautiful cloud forest tunbles down the Andes into ...

Manu and its river., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Manu and its river.

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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... apart from when you attempt to get in and out of her. It would take an entire day to get to the SAS camp deep in the park and near the giant otter sanctuary so by 8 we were on the water, safety vests in sight, bouncing up and down the turbulent waters ...

Lake San salvador and the giant otters, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Lake San salvador and the giant otters

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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Up at quarter past 5 again to be ready for 5:30 breakfast. We don't remember what it was but most likely banana porridge and pancakes. Decked out in gum boots, pants and long sleeves for mossie protection and gallons of sweat we took a short boat ride ...

Monkeys galore, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Monkeys galore

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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... (a piece of it slid off the bank and almost into the boat). 3 hours later, at the junction of two rivers was Bocca Manu, a small town if Andean and native people we picked up supplies for dinner (bottle of red at 30 Soles) and onto the Hummingbird lodge ...

The road to the river to Manu, Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

The road to the river to Manu

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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Up at half five to rapidly get ready for our 11 hour road trip to the inner edge of Manu National Park. Unfortunately the 'paid bill' from last night seemed to have been unpaid with dramatic consequences. Dramatic in that our current cash funds did not ...

Heading South on a north bound river., Manu National Park, Peru travel blog

Heading South on a north bound river.

A travel blog entry by woodshed-abroad

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... arrived at Bocca Manu town, at which point we got onto our boat and turned up stream on our way up and out of Manu National park. There was some discussion about the perfect photo - a giant harpy eagle dropping a sloth into the waiting mouth of a jaguar ...

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