Trip reference number: 8968

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Amazon’S Secrets: Rainforest Photography

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Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a photographic journey through one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth – Manu Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.

Manu National Park consists of several very different habitats and ecological zones, which are undoubtedly major factors in contributing to the extraordinary diversity to be found here. As such, Manu is the perfect place to gain new photographic skills with expert tuition from Nick Garbutt, whilst visiting several principle areas of greatest species richness. Our overland route takes us from highland Andean cloud forest to lowland Amazonian terra firma rainforest.

Tropical rainforests are the greatest expressions of life on the planet and offer a wonderful array of species to look for, but they are also amongst the most challenging places to take photos successfully. These challenges range from the fundamental issue of finding subjects, and basics like keeping equipment dry and functional, to more technical issues like illuminating subjects appropriately and gaining correct exposures to produce photos with impact.

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Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Cusco
  3. Day 3: Cusco to Andean cloud forest
  4. Days 4-6: Andean cloud forest
  5. Days 7-10: Amazon (Manu Biosphere Reserve) – Manu Learning Centre
  6. Day 11: Travel further into the Amazon
  7. Day 12: The Amazon (Manu Biosphere Reserve)
  8. Days 13-14: Manu Biosphere Reserve: Cocha Salvador & Cocha Otorongo
  9. Day 15: Manu Biosphere Reserve
  10. Days 16-18: Manu Biosphere Reserve: tapir & macaw clay licks
  11. Day 19: Travel to Puerto Maldonado, fly to Lima & depart
  12. Day 20: Arrive UK

Please note: We offer an extension to Tambopata, also led by Nick Garbutt, staying in Heath River Lodge for 4 nights, focusing on the giant river otters on the oxbow lake, plus the famous Chuncho macaw clay lick. We also offer an independent add-on to visit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

  • Available*: Sep
  • Group size: 8
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £7,495 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,595 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Transfers
    • 1 night hotel in Cusco
    • 13 nights lodge
    • 3 nights tented camp
    • Most meals
    • Photography tuition from expert Nick Garbutt
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Culture
    • Photography
    • Walking


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