About Us

Barry Walker, Charo Velarde and daughter Alicia

Manu Expeditions Birding & Wildlife Tours is the longest-established operator in the Manu Biosphere National Park and we have been outfitting birding, wildlife, rainforest and mountain expeditions and tours since 1983. The company is owned and run by husband and wife team Rosario Velarde and Barry Walker. Rosario has over 30 years-worth of experience in managing adventure tour companies. Barry also doubles as the British Consul in Cusco, for which service he received an M.B.E. in the 2004 Queens New Years Honors list. The company is based in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, high in the Peruvian Andes. We are authorized Inca Trail and Manu National Park outfitters. We have a reliable team, including boat crews for the rainforest river journeys, wranglers for the mountains and trained camp cooks for remote areas.

All of our tour leaders are fluent in at least both English and Spanish and are experts in their respective fields. Our birding trips are led by very experienced neotropical ornithologists. Our rainforest tour leaders are naturalists and biologists who have spent much time researching in the Manu Biosphere Reserve area. The leaders of our mountain trips and horse rides are knowledgeable about Inca history, archeology and local culture.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our leaders and support staff, not least of whom being our office staff in Cusco, who ensure that everything runs smoothly. We can take care of your travel arrangements in Peru before or after you join one of our expeditions or tours and can arrange transport and hotels needed throughout your stay in Peru. If you want to do something that is not mentioned on our website, for example to visit Chachapoyas, Tambopata, Paracas or elsewhere, please do let us know and we can make your travel arrangements for you.

We are co-owners (in conjunction with a Peruvian conservation group) of the Manu Wildlife Center Lodge, which is situated next to a macaw lick. 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 focus, however, is in ensuring that visitors to Peru, who join one of our expeditions or tours, have an experience of a lifetime and leave Peru having had a great time and hopefully having also learned more about the country, it's history, peoples, wilderness and wildlife.

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Office address:

Manu Expeditions

Jiron Los Geranios 2-G

Urbanizacion Mariscal Gamarra 1ro Etapa

Cusco, Peru.

Tel:+51 84 224135

Office Hours (Eastern Standard Time)

 

Monday to Friday:

9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Contact Us

 

sales@manuexpeditions.com