Los Amigos Birding Lodge

Los Amigos Birding Lodge

Parque Nacional Manu, Peru

Lodge Lodge


Located five hours by road and river northwest of Puerto Maldonado, or a two-day boat trip from our Villa Carmen lodge, Los Amigos is situated where the Los Amigos and Madre de Dios Rivers converge.

Adjacent to the Los Amigos Conservation Concession, with world-famous Manu National Park to the west, Los Amigos is part of a watershed that includes millions of acres of protected wilderness in southeastern Peru. The landscape is a mosaic of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, including palm swamps, bamboo thickets, oxbow lakes, and various types of flooded and non-flooded forests. Wildlife is abundant, including 12 globally threatened species and abundant Amazonian fauna including giant otters, harpy eagles, spider monkeys and jaguars, with over 550 birds on the bird list. The area also contains 11 species of primates. By way of comparison, all of Costa Rica holds only four.

Los Amigos is our most remote location and features 7 cabins with basic accommodations: comfortable beds (your choice of single or double) with mosquito nets, private bathroom, luggage and clothes rack, a deck with hammock or lounge chairs, and 24-hour solar powered electricity. The dining hall has a lounge area for reviewing bird lists at the end of the day.

Meals include local, fresh Peruvian cooking with ingredients from the kitchen garden. If you have special meal requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.) please inform the reservation staff prior to your arrival at the lodge. Given the location of the lodge, it may be difficult to accommodate all dietary preferences and the variety of food may be limited.

The best time to visit our three lodges is May through November. At Los Amigos, mean annual temperature is 73° F, with the daytime temperature generally in the high 80s. There are occasional “friajes” or cold fronts that bring cooler temperatures June and July. The rainy season is roughly December through March. During the rainy season, expect drenching rains.

Get ready for some serious birding, with species such as Pavonine Quetzal, Rufous-fronted Antthrush, and the Pale-winged Trumpeter. A whopping 308 birds were logged here at the 2015 Global Big Day!

Los Amigos Birding Lodge


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Mosquito Nets
Non Smoking

Naturalist / Guide

Resident Guide
Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Night Walks / Drives
Boat Trips
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near Stream or River
Near Pond or Lake
Sightings Book / Board


Nearby Trails
Within accommodation grounds
or up to 1 mile away


Restaurant / Dining

Species List - English

  1. Pavonine Quetzal 1km
  2. Collared Puffbird 2-10km
  3. Amazonian Umbrellabird 2-10km
  4. Purus Jacamar 2-10km
  5. Hairy-crested Antbird 1km
  6. Manu Antbird 1km
  7. Orinoco Goose 2-10km
  8. Pale-winged Trumpeter 1km
  9. Rufous-breasted Piculet 2-10km
  10. Black-capped Tinamou 1km
  11. Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo 1km
  12. Hoatzin 2-10km
  13. Green-and-rufous Kingfisher 1km
  14. Starred Wood Quail 1km
  15. Black-faced Cotinga 1km
  16. Yellow-billed Nunbird 1km
  17. Gilded Barbet 1km
  18. Bamboo Antshrike 1km
  19. Johannes’s Tody-Tyrant 1km
  20. Bartlett’s Tinamou 1km
  21. Chestnut-winged Hookbill 1km
  22. Goeld’s Antbird 1km
  23. Semicollared Puffbird 1km
  24. Emperor Tamarin 1km
  25. Buckley’s Forest Falcon 1km
  26. Rusty-belted Tapaculo 1km
  27. Black-banded Crake 1km
  28. Scarlet-hooded Barbet 1km
  29. Red-bellied Titi Monkey 1km
  30. Chestnut-capped Puffbird 1km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Pharomachrus pavoninus 1km
  2. Bucco capensis 2-10km
  3. Cephalopterus ornatus 2-10km
  4. Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus 2-10km
  5. Rhegmatorhina melanosticta 1km
  6. Cercomacra manu 1km
  7. Neochen jubata 2-10km
  8. Psophia leucoptera 1km
  9. Picumnus rufiventris 2-10km
  10. Crypturellus atrocapillus 1km
  11. Neomorphus geoffroyi 1km
  12. Opisthocomus hoazin 2-10km
  13. Chloroceryle inda 1km
  14. Odontophorus stellatu 1km
  15. Conioptilon mcilhennyi 1km
  16. Monasa flavirostris 1km
  17. Capito auratus 1km
  18. Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae 1km
  19. Hemitriccus iohannis 1km
  20. Crypturellus bartletti 1km
  21. Ancistrops strigilatus 1km
  22. Akletos goeldii 1km
  23. Malacoptila semicincta 1km
  24. Saguinus imperator 1km
  25. Micrastur buckleyi 1km
  26. Liosceles thoracicus 1km
  27. Laterallus fasciatus 1km
  28. Eubucco tucinkae 1km
  29. Plecturocebus moloch 1km
  30. Bucco macrodactylus 1km

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Lodge: +20 2234 2356