Explore the Cloud Forest of Peru where the Andes meets the Amazon. This vast region is home to a unique array of biodiversity including the elusive Spectacled Bear. Explore the region with a guided stay at one of our partner lodges, a biological station covering 1400 acres including canopy walks and educational centres, as well as miles of trails to discover.
Due to the remote areas we operate in, we run this expedition using a framework rather than a fixed itinerary.
This short stay is also available as an extension to our Manu expeditions
We meet you at hotel to depart on your private transfer to the biological station. It’s a long drive so we leave early, visiting ruins and markets along the way to break up the journey.
Arrive at the station and meet the local crew who keep this place ticking. It’s an active research station and there are plenty of researchers and sometimes documentary crew around to meet. After lunch, we hit the trails and search for wildlife, maybe even spot a Spectacled Bear, or at least visit the educational centre here at the station. There’s time for a canopy walk in the afternoon – Look out for some of the more elusive bird species such as the Orange Breasted Falcon as you walk amongst the clouds.
Dinner is included and we spend the night in the private cabins on the property. At 3000 metres, you really are sleeping in the clouds here.
It’s an early morning start as we strap on our hiking boots and get ready to explore more of the trails at the station. After breakfast, it’s a couple of hours along the trails looking for wildlife with our expert local guides. The guides here are actually researchers or students. If you’re lucky, learn more about what they are working on here at the station and what it’s like living in such a remote place.
After our hike, we head off after lunch by private transfer back to Cusco or onwards to Pillcopata if you are joining one of our expeditions by canoe. Rest your feet as we journey down to the lowland rainforest or back up to Cusco if you’re ending your trip here.
We’ve teamed up with a network of Biological Stations in Manu National Park to offer a unique range of experiences that directly support conservation in the region. By staying here, you are contributing to research and conservation projects ran directly by the biologists and students you will meet during your stay.
These properties are situated on large preserves of protected land, meaning that you are more likely to spot wildlife in the area, and learn why this ecosystem is so important to this region of Peru. What’s not to love? We’ll see you there.
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