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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food and accommodation are good and the staff very friendly. The Crees programme operates here and the volunteers have an enthusiasm and commitment to wildlife. Unfortunately despite the representations that this area of secondary rainforest has 80% of the species found in primary rainforest, it is a disappointing place for the experienced rainforest traveller and photographer. A particular attraction...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

As a volunteer for the Crees foundation, staying at the MLC was just a fabulous experience. I can recommend it to both other volunteers and tourists, both of whom can know that their time spent at the MLC is literally contributing to scientific knowledge! During my month here I was certainly happy to have hot showers (a luxury afforded to...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 February 2016

My husband and I stayed at the MLC for 6 days as we celebrated 25 years of marriage. We flew info Cusco, explored the Sacred Valley, then made our way to the MLC. We traveled by van to the MLC, and although the trip was long, the CREES staff did a wonderful job of being like tour guides as we...

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Langenlonsheim, Germany
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stayed at the MLC for three nights. The rooms were basic, but clean (with the exception of a few visiting cockroaches. But they could be kept out of the beds using the mosquito nets provided). The same goes for the showers and bathrooms. The staff was extremely friendly and was more than happy to introduce us to the work...

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2Thank Sabrina D
Northfield il
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My son (12) and I spent 2 days at the Learning Center. It is part of the CREES foundation and its main goal is to promote economic, social and environmental sustainability in the rainforest. The majority of the people staying at the learning center are researchers, interns and assistants, which creates a really neat environment. Our guide, Berner, was fantastic....

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4Thank APCSNL
Toronto, Ont.
Reviewed 13 June 2014

WOW what an experience! This place is truly magical. The lodges were excellent and the rooms were perfect, right behind a river. The staff were very friendly and even let us cook a traditional Peruvian dish. We did a lot of walking and exploring and our guide was very knowledgeable (Ronnie), the night walk was very exciting. Ronnie made our...

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2Thank Margarita118
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Booked a 5d/4n crees tour and had a really good guide for the first 3 days. After arriving in MLC we visited the oxbow lake, Shintuya village, a clay lick and local hot springs. The two women of the projects gave us a good talk and insights in the variois projects around. On the 4 th day our guide left...

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We're a family of 4, with kids that were 8 and 6 when we visited Manu Learning Center (MLC). We had such an amazing time. Our guides, Ronald and Nelson were incredibly knowledgeable as well as just really good people to be around. And by going to a place where there is not just tourism going on, but also scientific...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I've been lucky to spend a long amount of time at the Manu Learning Centre, it is has been and unforgettable and magical experience. The facilities are amazing, the food is unbelievable (thanks for Alcedis the chef, an amazing and funny man who cooks the best rice ever!) and the pods are beautiful and a great place to spend your...

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 October 2013

There was something amazing for each person in our family at the Manu Learning Centre. The children loved our wildlife walks, drinking water from freshly chopped bamboo, climbing vines, learning to identify bird calls and animal tracks and especially sipping hot chocolate in the candle-lit evenings while we played cards with the other volunteers and staff. As adults, we felt...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Amazon foothills, the Manu Learning Centre sits overlooking the riverbanks of the Alto Madre de Dios River. The fusion of indigenous Matsiguenka principles and modern comfort allows the MLC to blend into the rainforest whilst providing rustic comfort for visitors. Home to over 365 species of birds, 13 species of primates and large mammals such as the jaguar and puma, the MLC is a must for nature lovers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manu Learning Centre

Address: Rio Alto Madre de Dios, Manu National Park, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Manu National Park
Number of rooms: 16
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“Rooms all follow the same layout and are a great balance between open and private.”
 of 5 bubbles Nickb781, 25 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Second floor rooms provide a great view in the morning and evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles Han_Shimada, 26 Nov 2011 | Read review
“I stayed in Pod 3, which is closest to the living room, kitchen and bathrooms, meaning you don't have to walk far at night to get back to your room.”
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 of 5 bubbles VivaMiVida, 23 Nov 2011 | Read review
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