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Cock of the Rock Lodge

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Cock of the Rock Lodge is adjacent to Manu National Park, located along the highway to the Park’s entrance. We have a private conservation area with 12,350 acres (5,000 ha) of cloud forest at 3,609 to 8,858 feet (1,100 to 2,700 m) above sea level.

Our reserve provides habitat for Peru’s national bird, the cock of the rock (Rupicola peruviana), and other birds native to the area such as the Andean toucan (Andigena hypoglauca). The area also protects spectacled bears (Tremarctos ornatus) and at least three species of monkeys. Here, you can enjoy immersion in nature from the comfort of our lodge.

Details:

Primary Destinations:

12 bungalows with private bathrooms, a dining area, bar, and kitchen.

Making a Difference:

Certification Score
Environmental management:
96%
Sociocultural management:
98%
Business management:
83%
Overall Performance:
92%
Supporting Community
Number of Employees:
10
Percentage of local employees:
70

Cock of the Rock Lodge was born out of the need to protect the national bird of Peru (from where it gets its name), the fragile cloud forests it inhabits, and other local species. After purchasing the land for our reserve, we then obtained recognition as a Private Conservation Area by Peru’s Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (SERNAMP). Our privileged location next to Manu National Park has helped protect this vast expanse of land since the 1990s. Our model of protecting land adjacent to protected areas, thereby conserving large corridors of land, has been replicated by other private initiatives and NGOs.

Cock of the Rock Lodge protects the cloud forest and generates income through natural tourism, guaranteeing the long-term conservation of our reserve. We have been able to halt deforestation, protect plant and animal species and conserve our watershed.

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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