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An Awesome Experience in the Wilderness May 14, 2009
Overall, It would be wrong to rate this place. It is more of an Eco Lodge so the experience is different.
Located in the Jungle of Puerto Maldonado.
Good place for staying in the Rain Forest.
No power in the cabin, but your here for a wilderness experience. To camp out almost.
It was very relaxing and good way to have a nature experience and to get away from it all.
Good place to come and see it all.
Bed was good and showers were basic but you did have a flush toilet.
Overall, come check out this unique experience.
Part of the Peru/Galapagos Trip 2009 travel blog
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rustic experience in the Amazon rainforest Nov 16, 2008
I can't say enough good things about our experience here. We were picked up from the airport by our guide and then brought to the lodge via a 1.5 hour boat ride up the Tambopata River. On the boat ride, we were given warm boxed lunches while our guide talked about the rainforest and pointed out wildlife. When we arrived at the lodge, the staff carried our packs up to the lodge for us while we were greeted with a glass of cocona juice.
Our room contained two twin beds with mosquito netting and a small bathroom with shower. Each cabin had four rooms and the walls were a little thin. All windows were screened. Probably the hardest thing for most people to get used to is the lack of electricity. The rooms are lit with candles or flashlights. There is also no hot water, but it is a warm jungle, so it feels nice to take a cool shower.
All meals were included with the tour price and vegetarian options are available (which I took advantage of). Meals are served in the main lodge at communal tables with other guests. The food was delicious and we were served many types of local foods including yucca and papaya. All food was prepared with treated water and we were provided a container of treated water to fill our water bottles. The lodge has a small bar with alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
The lodge is booked by "tours" of so many nights and your group is assigned a guide for the duration of your stay. The guide takes you on several hikes and spots wildlife and talks about the plants and animals of the rainforest. Our guide was excellent at spotting wildlife and very knowledgeable (and spoke excellent English).
The tours are interesting and you still have some down time during the day to relax if you like. Despite no electricity, you hardly notice it. Make sure you have extra camera batteries though :) The main lodge does have a solar powered generator to supply electricity to the kitchen and provide lighting in the eating areas.
After your stay, the lodge provides transportation back to the airport. This is a wonderful place to base your rainforest experience. The prices are a little expensive per night, but that includes lodging, all meals and a guide for your entire stay - definitely worth the price!
Part of the Amigas Bonita do Peru travel blog
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