Erika Lodge is located near the Alto Madre de Dios River and is flanked by the Piñi Piñi river and a set of mountains located in the transition zone between high and low jungle, encompassing different habitats. This altitude range explains the high diversity of wildlife found around this area. Our lodge has 90 hectares of forest declared as Private Reserve in 1992. Erika Lodge opened its doors in 1970 becoming the first tourist shelter in Peru. It has been used in the past by expeditions in search of the “Paititi” (the lost golden city of the Inkas), the Petroglyphs of Pusharo and the Pyramids of Paratoari.


Rustic, yet still comfortable, Erika can house groups of up to 40 guests at a time in double bedrooms which include linens and mosquito netting. Our dining room and kitchen also have mosquito netting, and our shared bathrooms have running hot water. Electricity is supplied at night by a generator.


Erika boasts a 15-km surrounding trail system that connects the lodge and the forest. Visitors can use the trail whenever they wish,as long as they are accompanied by a guide. The forest and river on the way to Erika Lodge is home to many species of plants and animals, some of these endangered. The forest is also a source of seeds and trees for reforestation projects.


Walk through a trail leading to a 15-foot high observation platform overlooking the mammal Clay Lick. We will wait for the lumbering peccaries to arrive and photograph them in action. Note: Observing mammals on this spot depends on luck, staff availability and weather conditions.


At 5 minutes by boat from Erika lodge, we arrive to parrot´s clay lick here we can observe from the river bank some parrots species like the blue-headed parrot, white eyed parakeets, yellow crowned and others, they go every morning to eat a bit from the clay lick all minerals and salt for their regular diet.


Manu National Park is not an endemic area for malaria or yellow fever, but we recommend to use insect repellent. River water is not recommended for human consumption. Purified water will be provided at our lodges. We have daily radio communication available with our Cusco`s office.


It was 1994 when we started Manu Adventures, we were one of the pioneering companies that first brought tourists to Manu National Park, 30 years later we’re a beacon of ecological awareness and adventure in the heart of Peru. Nestled in the breathtaking scenery of the Manu National Park region, our company embodies the harmony between conservation and exploration. Embark on unforgettable journeys along the meandering Alto Madre de Dios and Manu Rivers and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness that characterizes our private nature reserve. With a commitment to sustainability at its core, Manu Adventures offers unparalleled Amazon Rainforest expeditions that provide guests with enriching experiences while preserving the natural treasures of this biodiverse ecosystem. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our world-class accommodations, which are consistently praised by discerning travelers on platforms such as TripAdvisor. Experience the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest with Manu Adventures, where every adventure is an opportunity to preserve and appreciate our planet’s priceless natural heritage.


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