Manu Learning Centre


  • Explore the rainforest by day and night
  • Gain valuable insights from your guide
  • Join scientists on their conservation and research projects
  • Chalets with shower rooms and hot water
  • Relax in a hammock
  • Children six and over welcome 
  • Watch hummingbirds in the gardens

Open: Manu Learning Centre is open all year. Dry season is from April to October and is the most popular time to visit, but there is plenty to see and do in the wet season. 

Location: Manu Learning Centre is in a 650 hectare reserve on the Bolivian side of the Alto Madre de Dios river in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, part of the Amazon rainforest. It is about 70kms from Cusco. Access is by boat.

Rooms: There are several guest pods, each houseing 4 en-suite rooms. The lodge has accommodation for a maximum of 24 guests. The pods are built of locally sourced natural materials including bamboo and thatch. The style is basic, yet cosy. Beds are fitted with mosquito nets and each chalet has an en-suite shower room with solar heated water, a hand basin and flush toilet. As there is no electricity, light is provided by candles after dark. 

Activities: Guided walks in the rainforest, night walks, river cruises and participation in conservation programmes.

Facilities: The main building has a lounge-dining room. There are hammocks on a shaded terrace in the gardens. The lodge provides drinking water for all guests.

Dining: Meals are eaten communally as a group in the open-sided dining area.

Children: Children aged six years and over are welcome.

Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access for a very limited time each day but this should not be relied upon.

Notes: Manu Learning Centre does not accept card payments. You need to take sufficient cash to cover your personal expenditure and tips.
A torch is useful, due to the lodge's lack of electricity.
Manu Learning Centre is owned and operated by CREES, an ecotourism company offering opportunities for internships, volunteering and toursin the Peruvian Amazon.

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