Manu Expeditions Adventure and Wildlife Tours are a bespoke professional company based in Peru and the longest established authorized operator in the Manu Biosphere Reserve and National Park. We have been outfitting rainforest and mountain expeditions and tours since 1983.
The company is owned and run by husband and wife team Barry Walker (who doubles as British Consul in Cusco) and Rosario Velarde (30 years experience in managing adventure tour companies) and the center of operations is in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco high in the Peruvian Andes. Manu Expeditions is also an authorized Inca Trail Outfitter. We count on a reliable team of boat-crews for the rainforest, wranglers for the mountains and trained camp cooks for remote areas.
Our mountain horse rides go through the Inca Heartland and are educational fun and safe using top quality horses and tack. Our trip leaders are fluent in at least English and Spanish. They are experts in their fields. Leaders on mountain trips and rides are knowledgeable about Inca history, archeology and local culture. Our rainforest leaders are naturalists and biologists who have spent much time researching in the Manu Rainforest area and as well as having the necessary personal skills to cater activities to suit personal needs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our leaders and support and specialize in trips for wildlife photographers not to mention our office staff in Cusco, who make things work..
We are owners of the Manu Wildlife Center Lodge next to the Manu macaw lick, in conjunction with a local conservation group, and rainforest research is constantly underway at this facility. As one of the pioneer eco-tour operators in Peru, we have outfitted expeditions for scientists and archeologists, discovered unknown Inca and pre-Inca ruins and provided logistics for wildlife and documentary film crews and biological expeditions.
Our main interest however, is making sure that visitors to Peru who join our expeditions and tours have an experience of a lifetime and leave having had a great time and having learned something along the way about the country, the history, the people, the wilderness and wildlife.
We use only top class accommodations and vehicles and boats and cut no corners. If you want to be crammed in a small van with no tread on the tires with no room for day pack and camera-don't travel with us!
We specialize in private trips, which can be tailored to suit your needs and be as intense or relaxed as you like.