Manu National Park Tours 2018
The Manu National Park is a protected natural area located in southeastern Peru, located partially in the departments of Madre de Dios and Cusco, in the provinces of Manu and Paucartambo. With an area of 1 909 800 hectares or square hectometres, it is divided into three large areas: the National Park, with 1 532 806 ha, the Reserved Zone, with 257 000 ha and the Transition or Cultural Zone, with 120 000 ha. It extends from 290 meters above sea level, at the confluence of the Manu River with the Madre de Dios River, up to 3800 meters above sea level on the summit of the Apu Kañajhuay Mountain. Some researchers believe that in the virgin areas of this reserve is the Paititi or lost city of the Incas.
The national park was created on May 29, 1973. In 1977, UNESCO recognized the Park as a Biosphere Reserve and declared it a Natural World Heritage Site in 1987.1
The immense variety of Manu National Park in terms of altitude, microclimate.
Records 1025 species of birds, 221 species of mammals, 1307 species of butterflies, 8 species of wild cats, 15 species of primates, 27 species of macaws, 155 species of reptiles, 300 species of ants, 650 species of beetles 150 species of amphibians.