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Cock of the Rock Lodge

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Remote, rustic lodge in an extraordinarily beautiful cloud-forest setting, offering wildlife trails in a pristine natural environment and great chances of spotting the rare cock of the rock bird.

As its name suggests, the remote Cock of the Rock Lodge is the place to come if you wish to spot the rare, ostentatiously plumed cock of the rock, but that is far from its only virtue. At 1,600m above sea level, the lodge is in a pleasant temperate climatic zone which offers all the wild beauty of the pristine Manu cloud-forest without the stifling heat and humidity of lower elevations. Tremendously scenic trails radiate out from the property and hummingbirds weave their way around its gardens, while the sounds of the rippling stream running beside the lodge mingle with the uninterrupted birdsong.

Accommodation is simple and rustic, as you would expect in this unspoilt natural setting, eight hours by road from Cusco. Cabins have screened windows, mosquito nets, a private balcony and an en suite bathroom with hot water. The electricity is switched on for three hours each evening; at other times lighting is atmospherically provided by candles. There is also a bar and dining hall where guests enjoy delicious meals that make optimum use of fresh regional ingredients.

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What our clients say

  • "Wonderful location and wildlife sitings at the lodge. Good service and meals."

    AP, Bedford
  • An excellent location in the cloud forest. The cabins provided comfortable accommodation, although there was no electricity in the cabins.

    TH, Colchester
  • Again, basic facilities and limited power etc.  But a great place for wildlife.

    JT, Tunbridge wells
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Our Expert's Opinion

A stay at Cock of the Rock lodge can either be a one or two-night stopover on the way to the Amazon or a standalone birding destination in itself. The natural setting is incredibly peaceful, and I literally found myself relax and slow down as soon as I arrived. The dining area is open-sided, facing onto the garden which literally teems with hummingbirds. I got some amazing shots right from my breakfast table!

Ben
Ben Line Travel Expert Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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