Cock of the Rock Lodge

Set on the southernmost tip of Manu National park where on a clear day the magnificent lowland Amazon can be seen for miles

Cock of the Rock Lodge

Cock of the Rock Lodge is located at an altitude of almost 1,600 metres in the forested eastern slopes of the Andes within a private 12,500-hectare cloud forest reserve.

The lodge has fairly basic rooms with no electricity, but the bathrooms are en suite, there is plenty of hot water for showers and excellent home cooked food. The gardens are laid out with flowering plants and fruit trees attracting a large number of birds and animals to the lodge and adjacent to the property is one of the region’s largest cock-of-the-rock display grounds.

The journey to the Cock of the Rock Lodge is spectacular, crossing two high Andean passes with wildlife highlights including the puna teal, Andean duck and puna ibis. After reaching the southernmost tip of Manu National park where on a clear day the magnificent lowland Amazon can be seen stretching for miles below, the road plunges downward through elfin forest and then extensive cloud forest. This is a kingdom of mosses, lichens, orchids, bromeliads and ferns, which in some cases grow up to 33 feet per year.

Wildlife includes capuchin and woolly monkeys, spectacled bears (though rarely seen), a display ground of the Andean cock-of-the- rock, and other birds such as the emerald toucanet, torrent duck, golden-headed quetzal, grey-breasted mountain-toucan, Amazonian umbrellabird, blue-banded toucanet, fruit-eating tanagers, red-crested cotinga, banded-tail fruit-eater, tyrant flycatchers and the blue-crowned mot-mot.

Facilities

Large dining room/bar/lounge. No electricity but generator available to recharge batteries.

Local Wildlife

Capuchin and woolly monkeys are seen frequently; many other mammals are present, including spectacled bears, but are rarely seen. There is a large cock-of-the-rock display ground (lek); excellent birding including torrent duck, Amazonian umbrellabird and emerald toucanet.

Optional Activities

Visit to the cock-of-the-rock display ground, cloud forest hikes and birding.

Number of rooms

12

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

John Melton
Area Specialist

Try to time a visit between May and October for the best weather and bird watching. Cock of the rock activity increases from August when the bird are easier to locate.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Cock of the Rock Lodge -13.055763, -71.546152 Cock of the Rock LodgeView

This is a splendid location with friendly staff, and good food and nature-watching facilities.

Mrs A R – Yorkshire