Where the Amazon meets the Andes
Manu National Park

A short 40-minute flight from Cusco will transport you to the village of Boca Manu, the gateway to the Manu National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on earth. Famous for being where the Amazon basin meets the Andes, this pristine natural wonder has been protected by its isolation and by its indigenous people who live deep in its rainforest, some of whom have had very little contact with the outside world. Manu has some of the best wildlife viewing in Peru with over 4,000 different animal species including jaguars, pumas, tapirs, giant otters, and various monkey species not to mention its colourful macaws and their clay licks.