Guadalupe Lodge is located in a private nature reserve adjacent to the Manu National Park in the lush rainforest. The Lodge is reachable by car or bus from the charming city of Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it’s about 207 km from Cusco city.
It is a paradise for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. In addition to the large diversity of birds inhabiting the area, the lodge is also the perfect spot to spot macaws, Oropendolas, brown, or Capuchin monkeys. Enjoy the nice view of the crystalline river that flows in front of the garden. Guadalupe Ecolodge only resorts to renewable energies to provide the best services to travelers.
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Wake up to the captivating views, fascinating birds, and dense forest
You will feel like being in crystal capsules, observing the wildlife from your comfortable bed. Every morning, the bird’s song will wake you up. All rooms have 24/24 electricity and hot water, mosquito nets, towels, and soap.
Guadalupe invites you to gets a luxurious experience, into the wild and Manu rainforest, after a nice ride through the palm trees, coca plantations, and Yuca culture. You will immediately begin to leave the real world behind.
Guadalupe is a Manu Jungle Lodge designed to completely immerse you in the world of the surrounding forest. Thanks to the many trails starting from the lodge, you can easily feel the dense flora, delightful fauna, and stunning views. The lodge’s rooms are spread out across three different wooden houses. In total, the lodge counts six rooms with twin beds, a bathroom, and a balcony.
Guadalupe Manu Jungle Lodge has 6 private cabins with private toilets, the rooms are spacious, including 2 single beds with mosquito nets and offering panoramic views over the rainforest.
The Dinner room has internet, rainforest library, electricity & garden to observe hummingbirds and native fowers, tropical fruits (Chocolate, pineapples, bananas), the proximity to the crystalline Guadalupe river makes a nice environment to explore, stroll and make yourself home, the electricity and hot water come from solar energy.
we put respect for the environment at the core of our priorities from our very young age, we have been used to making our best to protect what we consider the most important, the surrounding nature, and wildlife. We know how humans can impact such a forest as the Amazon and we aim at bringing down to 0 our ecological impact. Here is a list of all the measures we have implemented on our lodge.
Guadalupe Lodge is equipped with a large solar panel system. All the electricity is provided by these panels. This system provides the hotel with all of its energy needs with free 24/24 maximum comfort. All waters are also warmed up with photovoltaic panels.
All the great food you will have in Guadalupe Lodge comes from local markets. This is a way you maintain the employment of the local communities and the occasion to get fresh delightful tastes in the plates. With local ingredients, our chef will cook amazing local and international meals!
During the tours, we sometimes have to pack some lunch. We are using solid plastic boxes to avoid single-use plastic. The waste system management is quite bad in Peru. Therefore, we filter water directly on the spot not to see plastic bottles all over the jungle.
Instead of throwing the sewage directly in the river which is quite common in the area. We have settled a filter that purifies water of all bacterias before it returns to the soil. This, not to endanger the life of all the river fauna and flora.
If you are one of the adventure-seekers, you will be in your element whilst taking a night walk searching for nocturnal animals. No, there are no anacondas around, only harmless snakes, spiders/ scorpions.
If you want a memorable experience, let yourself be guided by experts who will lead you deeper into the forest to find out the hiding places of certain species. It might be harder to see them in the rainy season when they have more access to their favorite foods further from the lodge, but that is just one more reason to set out on a proper hiking tour
All around Guadalupe Lodge, the diversity of species is extraordinarily high, Manu National Park is one of the largest amazonian parks in Peru and covers an incredible area of highly various forests, including both the Andean and lowland rainforests. The reserve includes several fascinating monkeys, a diverse and colorful diversity of birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
An abundance of reptiles such as snakes, lizards, caimans, tortoises, and turtles inhabit the Manu National Park. Amongst the many various insects, you can meet in the Manu are some very rare species like the scorpion spider, the bullet ant, the jewel caterpillar, the jumping stick, the leaf-cutter ant, the longhorn beetle, or the tarantula. You might also stumble upon nice Amazon caterpillar, rhinoceros beetle, Heliconius butterfly, glow-in-the-dark critters or very colorful grasshoppers.
How could we speak about the Manu National Park without mentioning its various species of amphibians and mammals?
Monkeys are seen quite frequently, but what kinds of monkeys are they? From large to small you can encounter the Woolly monkey, the Howler monkey, the brown capuchin, and eventually the night monkey. If you are lucky you can also stumble upon some two-toed sloth.
Counting more than 360 species of birds at the moment, Reserva Ecologica Guadalupe is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. There is no other lodge outside of the park that protects a whole patch of maurithia palm forest (aguajales) this forest ecosystem holds an entire population of blue and yellow macaws ensuring its reproduction and subsistence.
Want to know them all? Here is the complete list via EBIRD
What can I see and do around Guadalupe Lodge? Is there any proper rainforest Jungle Lodge in Manu? What about mosquitos and other annoying insects?.
Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the river, the trees, and the animals living in the yard felt so magical! I can assure you, this place is a real remedy for sleep problems. If you feel like having a lazy day, you can just sit back and relax, read or play some board games on the dining terrace, or you can take a walk along the river. Yes, you can also swim in it without getting attacked by piranhas (they live further away, in warmer parts of the rainforest), or catch some fish for dinner. But be warned that you will enjoy delicious Peruvian meals and tropical snacks provided by your hosts all the time.
By the way, food: you do not have to worry about being flooded by hungry mosquitos. Insects mostly found me when I walked deeper into the forest without putting enough repellent on myself. In the lodge, I felt totally safe and comfortable.
The Journey to the Manu Jungle
While driving in the cloud forest you get to see: waterfalls, cascades, tropical birds, butterflies, small reptiles, woolly monkeys, and many more iconic tropical species are awaiting, enough to see on a trip from Cusco to the Manu Rainforest where travel time is around 7 hours.
“Wet rain,” I remember when I first heard this phrase from a Welsh friend of mine. It sounded quite weird. Is there any dry rain? Where? I want to see and feel it! Okay, joking apart, let’s go back to the rainforest. The Amazon basin receives 4 meters of rain a year on average.
I found all the answers, and not only theoretically, as I had a chance to spend a few days at Guadalupe Lodge in the middle of February. I was not only drinking in the sight of mind-blowing landscapes but was also enjoying how the temperature was changing with the altitude during the drive whilst we were descending from 3600 to 560 meters.
In a typical year, that adds up to 200 rainy days, which means that there will be days of heavy rain even in the dry season.