Outstanding place in the Peruvian rainforest with a 7m Anaconda staked out at Pozo Don Pedro and recent sightings of Tapir and Jaguar on the trails. Rio Los Amigos Research Station is a vey modern set-up in the rain forest with good trails, electric light and even internet and it has the specialities of SE Peru even such rare species as Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, Black-faced Cotinga, Rufous-fronted Ant-thrush and Peruvian Recurvebill. There are 10 species of monkeys regularly seen including Emperor Tamarin and Monk Saki Monkey. The rooms have private bath, but not yet hot water. It is possible to upgrade to a private cabin for 50 US$ more per person/per night. It is possible to arrange longer or shorter stays.
In order to make the most of our stay we want to be taking the boat to CICRA at 7 Am from Laberinto. There are three ways to make sure we make it in time.
Fly in a day early to Puerto Maldonado and do half a day Puerto Maldonado Birding at Pastora or Cachorla areas.
Take our Cusco to Puerto Maldonado connection with excellent foothill birding on the way. This trip is especially recommended during the wet season when it is not possible to access Manu road (late December-March).
Take a comfortable sleeper overnight bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and get off at the Laberinto turn-off. There would be a person travelling with you to direct you where to get off. This option is recommended if you are short of time and is totally risk free during the drier season May-September.
If it does not work for you to fly in a day early or take the nightbus, you may fly in the first day with the first flight from Lima to Puerto Maldonado. You would be taking the last motorized canoe for the day leaving Laberinto at noon. We can arrange for private transport to Laberinto from the airport (50 min).