Amazon Conservation Association
Located in the cloud forest where the Andes collide with the Amazon Jungle, Wayqecha Biological Station was created to preserve one of earth’s most precious ecosystems. Founded by the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA), Wayqecha is the first of three biological stations owned and operated by ACA to protect the unique Andean species that occupy this unique ecological niche. The Amazon wildlife lodge is located in the cloud forest along the road through Manu National Park, while the other two properties, Villa Carmen and Los Amigos, are located in the Amazon foothills and the Amazon basin.
Manu National Park
If you are planning on visiting Wayqecha Biological Station, we highly advise continuing your journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Manu National Park afterwards. Waking up in your lodge at Wayqecha to an abundance of clouds disappearing among endless lush-green mountains is an unforgettable experience. If you wish to continue your journey through the 1.5 million hectare park, you will take a one-way, dirt road into the Amazonian Lowlands. The drive itself is completely worth the experience. If you are lucky, you may witness one of Manu’s incredible rare species such as the giant otter, giant armadillo, the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, jaguars, pumas, or perhaps the endangered Andean Mountain Cat.
Wayqecha is a Biological Station and the staff does a fantastic job of ensuring environmental sustainably through scientific research. Access to running water and electricity is readily available only for a few hours during the morning and evening. Needless to say, Wayqecha Biological Station in Manu National Park allows its travelers to fully detach from society and to fully indulge in “Earth’s Last Living Eden.”