Amazon Trails Peru - Our Manu expedition guides

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Our Manu expedition guides


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Amazon Trails Peru (ATP) is passionate about the tropical rainforest – we will take you on an exceptional tour of Manu!

ATP works with experienced, professional English speaking naturalist guides who have more than 15 years of guiding experience in Manu and work according to the guidelines of the peruvian National Park Authority (SERNANP).


Some of our guides have grown up in Manu, some of them are biologists and all have been working in research projects and living in the rainforest.

Our guides are very experienced in wildlife spotting, recognizing birds and mammals by sound and sight and they can imitate the animals to call them closer. Your guide will explain about ecology and biodiversity of this fascinating tropical rainforest. He will also provide detailed information about the animal species you will observe and give you an insight into indigenous peoples’ lives.

In 2005 ATP was the first company to introduce quality binoculars and spotting scopes on our tours so that you can get a closer view of the animals, without disturbing them.

Our guides take one of the following spotting scopes on our Manu tours:
Leica Apo Televid 77 mm
Zeiss Diascope T FL, 85 mm
Leica Televid, 65 mm
Kowa TSN - 2, 77 mm


Javier Amanqui Cordova


Javier Amanqui Cordova, born 1982, naturalist and authorized Manu guide, working as a guide in Manu since 2005, has been working in bird monitoring, e.g. of the Rock of the Rocks, speaks fluent English, excellent at spotting animal, has been working with photographers in Manu and in the Andes

Wilfredo Arizábal Arriaga


Wilfredo Arizábal Arriaga, born 1967, biologist and herpetologist, authorized Manu guide, working as a guide in Manu since 2000, speaks fluent English, has been working as a herpetologist for the University of Cusco and in a Project in Tambopata, worked as a Guide in Pacaya Samiria/ Iquitos, instructor about herpetofauna in the cloud forest and lowland of Manu

Carlos Aguilar Castañaga


Carlos Aguilar Castañaga, born 1979, naturalist and authorized Manu guide, working as a guide in Manu since 2004, speaks fluent English. Carlos has been working in mammal monitoring projects and worked as a guide with the BBC and National Geographic, he also guides some treks around Cusco.

Nicolas Quinte Villegas


Nicolas Quinte Villegas, born 1966, biologist, authorized Manu guide, working as a guide in Manu since 2001, speaks fluent English, has been working in research and studies about the Brazil nut in Tambopata and about tropical ecology and conservation. Nicolas did special training about educational aspects for the conservation of biodiversity.

Saturnino Llactahuaman Lastra


Saturnino Llactahuaman Lastra, born 1982, in the rainforest and raised there, works as a Manu Guide since 2003 and specializes in ornithology, also in the Andes. He loves Colibris. He speaks English and some Japanese.

Darwin Gutierrez


Darwin Gutierrez , born 1982, has been living and working in Manu since 2010 and is . He is the youngest member of our team and very enthusiastic. He is an authorized Manu guide and speaks english.