Holiday review by Mrs Simone Fields

Name: Mrs Simone Fields

Date of trip: 26/05/2014

Number of people: 2

Seeing Manu rainforest in all it's glory was what I came here for. Humans are destroying the most precious places on earth. Long may it survive.

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol

     

  • Twin room at Wyndham Costa del Sol

     

  • Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco courtyard

     

  • Deluxe colonial room at Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco

     

  • Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco corridors

     

  • Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco lobby lounge

     

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Entrance

     

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu lobby and fire

     

  • An orchid in the gardens of Inkaterra Machu Picchu

     

  • Suite at Inkaterra Machu Picchu

     

  • Bungalows at Cock of the Rock Lodge

     

  • Accommodation at Cock of the Rock Lodge

     

  • Monkeys near Cock of the Rock Lodge

     

  • Dining at Cock of the Rock Lodge

     

  • Manu Wildlife Centre cabins

     

  • Macaws near Manu Wildlife Centre

     

  • Bedroom at Manu Wildlife Centre

     

  • Private terrace at Manu Wildlife Centre

     

  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores senior suite

     

  • The pool at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

     

  • Alma Restaurant at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

     

  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores lobby

     

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The journey into Manu rainforest is spectacular (around 8 hours) and was not the scary mountain edge drive I had been worried about. It is staggering to think that we saw around 100 different species of birds in a short space of time.

Tribes Overall:

Wonderful to see the rainforest. Heartbreaking to know it is the only remaining Pristine rainforest left in South America.

Tribes Service:

Paul Cook helped us enormously via the Internet and on the phone.

Guides:

William our guide was phenomenal at identifying wildlife for us and he looked after us exceptionally well.
Also Jerson, our guide in Cuzco was a mine of information and he escorted us on the Vistadome train. He was a nice person to be with.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Going to Manu means that you are helping to protect the area and preserve it for the future.


The places you stayed

Wyndham Costa del Sol

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Peru

So close to the airport, you only have to walk across the road to get there.
It was perfect.


Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco courtyard

Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco

Peru

Cold and uninviting.


Inkaterra Machu Picchu Entrance

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Peru

Stunning retreat set in lush tropical gardens. The early morning bird walk was fantastic, Hummingbirds by the dozen.


Bungalows at Cock of the Rock Lodge

Cock of the Rock Lodge

Peru

I loved it so much but we weren't there long enough. Lovely rooms,(cabins)excellent food. Stunning surroundings. Needed another 2 days.


Manu Wildlife Centre cabins

Manu Wildlife Centre

Peru

I thought this place was going to have the best accommodation but was a bit let down by the rooms, you are cut off from the outside when you are in your room because of blinds and although the dining and large sitting area is very impressive you feel cut off from the wildlife because you can't observe it easily from a comfortable chair. Food was the best of all the 3 lodges. The Mackaw clay lick was the highlight of the trip.
Shame we never saw one Giant Otter or a Wooley monkey.


Casa Andina Premium Miraflores senior suite

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Peru

Really loved it here. Got an upset tummy though I think from drinking a jug of iced lemon water by the swimming pool.
We had two dinners there as well.