Wayqecha Cloud Forest Biological Station is one of the world’s best sites to explore the lush cloud forest ecosystem bordering Manu National Park. Situated where the eastern slopes of the Andes meet the Amazon lowlands, the cloud forest absorbs moisture from passing clouds and is often blanketed in mist and fog. The constant supply of moisture allows a remarkable diversity of plants to grow here, which in turn supports thriving populations of birds, amphibians, and mammals.
Nestled in the Andean foothills, perched between the mountains and the lowlands, Villa Carmen Biological Station offers birdwatchers the opportunity to see a Blue-headed Macaw, Hairy-crested Antbird, Rufous-capped Nunlet, and charismatic Hoatzin, plus many Bamboo specialist which are now sadly becoming more difficult to find elsewhere.
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. It has recorded over 500 species of birds,