Discover The Beauty Of Manu National Park

Manu National Park contains within its 4.5 million acre threshold, a combination of large-numbered species belong to the flora and fauna category. Positioned in the Southeastern Peruvian district of South America, the reserve contains the Cusco which is part of the Andes portion and the Madre De Dios jungle. The Park trail makes one accessible to the sights of the Andes Mountains, low-level tropical rain forests and cloudy jungles.



Footpath in the rainforest at Manu National Park, Peru

The reserve has been hailed as a UNESCO site as the habitat offers biodiversity wherein cloud forests and rain forests co-exist and for this reason it has been recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve. It would also interest you to know that the Park fortunately has remained unharmed by the human race. Species including the Tapir, the Spectacled Bear, Black Caiman, Ocelot, deer, Puma, peccary, Jaguar, tamandua, monkeys, Tamarin and Giant Otters are known to exist within the habitat vicinity thereby offering a distinctive visual display to the tourists. In addition to the above, the sights of 13 primate categories and 7 Macaw bird species are also enjoyed by the patrons.


Lake Cocha Salvador before rain. Manu National Park, Peru

Birdwatching is also a treat when visiting the Park as more than 1000 divergent classes of birds roam the forests in search of food and water. Amphibians, fish, birds, mammals and reptiles are also known to invade the Park premises. Under the insect grouping you are likely to find butterflies, ants, beetles and dragonflies being mentioned. You can browse through the forests to soak in the lovely sights.

The diversity of the Park also lies in the fact that 10% of the world’s plant species can be found at the reserve alone. Figs, palms and medicinal herbs can also be counted under this fold. Also 220 tree groups are noticed within 1 hectare of the Manu forests which is far greater than the 20 tree kinds perceived within a sole hectare of the European and North American forests.

The Flora range available for sightseeing at the reserve include more than 20,000 varieties. Lakes, swamps and rainforests within the Amazon rainforest constitute 40% of the Park territory.

Entry to the Park can be gained from the Manu River, via the boat route and is manned by security guards. Tourism, hunting, logging and harvesting are some activities which can keep you engaged when visiting the splendid-sighted reserve.

It is easy to get lost within the nature trappings that the Park holds. Taking a break from the mundane life to explore the forest offerings is highly recommended. Fresh air availability is another rare commodity that one can enjoy during their holiday at the reserve. The above details may be enough to make your bookings, pack your bags and leave for an indefinite duration so you can feel rejuvenated on your return from the ideal escape.

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