Amazon Jungle, Manu & Tambopata
Amazon Jungle, Manu National Park Tours
Amazon Jungle, Manu National Park Tours–If an authentic exotic, rain forest, and tropical landscape figures big in your travel dreams. so the amazon jungle probably the most famous jungle in Peru is the answer. Covering nearly a million hectares, one of the famous national park is Manu – entitled National Park & Biosphere Reserve is the second-largest protected area in the country and one of the largest in South America. and it’s one of the best places in South America to see a stunning variety of tropical wildlife. Progressive in its emphasis on preservation, Unesco declared Manu a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a World Natural Heritage Site in 1987.
One reason the park is so successful in preserving such a large tract of virgin jungle and its wildlife is that it’s remote and relatively inaccessible to people, and therefore has not been exploited by rubber tappers, loggers, oil companies or hunters.
Remote Manu and Tambopata, about as close as you’re likely to come to virgin rainforest anywhere. It’s incredibly varied habitats include Andes highlands, cloud forests, and lowland tropical rainforests. One hectare (2 1/2 acres) of forest in Manu could have 10 times the number of species of trees found in a hectare of temperate forest in Europe or North America, and Manu has the highest bird, mammal, and plant diversity of any park on the planet. The reserve is one of the world’s finest for birding (greater even than all of Costa Rica); other wildlife includes giant river otters, cocks-of-the-rock, and perhaps 15,000 animal species, as well as native Amerindian tribes that remain untouched by the modern world. The reserve zone contains the lower Manu River, the Río Alto Madre de Dios, and a number of beautiful oxbow lakes. About 1,000 bird species — about a quarter of all birds known in South America and 10% of all species in the world — and more than 200 species of mammals have been identified. Also found in the park are at least 13 endangered wildlife species, including black caimans, giant river otters, and ocelots. Botanists have claimed that Manu has a greater number of plant species than any other protected area on earth–Amazon Jungle, Manu National Park Tours