Who we are

Amazon Trails Peru was founded in 2002 by a german geographer & ecologist and a peruvian naturalist & ornithologist, who grew up in the rainforest. We have the knowledge to organize tours ideally focused on wildlife observation, at the same time assuring sustainable and environmentally friendly operations. Our goal is to familiarize you with this wonderful ecosystem. And our main concern is to rise awareness about the importance of the rainforest ecosystem and to promote rainforest conservation.

ATP offers quality Manu tours in small groups. Our team of qualified and experienced, professional guides is the key to an exciting, rewarding and safe rainforest experience!

We have our own lodge in Manu – Amazonia Lodge – Perú – with 350 ha of protected primary rainforest on the Alto Madre de Dios River.

Read more about our staff and our office in Cusco. If you are interested to know how you can help to protect the rainforest please read: How you can help save the world’s rainforest!

What we offer

We have 20 years of experience organizing reliable and quality Manu tours. ATP is authorized to operate tours to the Manu Biosphere and to the Manu National Park (Reserved Zone).

We offer small groups of maximum 7 visitors per guide and itineraries designed to maximize your chances to see animals.

Amazon Trails Peru has a team of experienced & enthusiastic, professional guides. They have more than 18 years of guiding experience in Manu and have done min. 3 months of conservation work in Manu. Our guides all speak fluent English and are equipped with powerful spotting scopes and animal identification books on the tours. Our guides will go out of their way to show you the marvels of the rainforest; they will explain this highly biodiverse rainforest to you and give you comprehensive information about the flora and fauna of Manu. An excellent guide is essential to a rewarding rainforest experience!

We use our own vehicles, boats and lodges for our tours. Lodges are located at strategic points in Manu, with each place offering a different kind of forest – mainly primary forest – and plenty of trails to explore. This is a great advantage for successful wildlife observation. Our Amazonia Lodge has 350 ha of primary forest and is situated between the Andes foothills and the lowland rain forest with great biodiversity (600 bird species). And the Maquisapayoj Private Reserve in the lowland has its own tapir clay lick & observation platform.

ATP operates all tours in an environmentally friendly way. We buy local products, reduce meat consumption and avoid packaging where ever possible. For us, working in Manu also means to work with local people, our boatmen and lodge staff are from Manu. Our groups stay at Albergue ‘Casa Matsiguenka’ inside the Reserved Zone of Manu Park, a typical lodge run by the Machiguenga Indians, to support their communities.