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Majes River Lodge

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It is the fact that the owners Julio and Durby make this stay outstanding. It is an simple but comfortable place to stay. The food especially if like local style Peruvian food is quite a treat. Julio's local knowledge and his willingness to share the history and stories makes this area come alive. They are swarm and friendly hosts and...

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Hamburg, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 September 2015

If you like the outdoors, some adventure and getting to know local people: this is your place. The knowledge of Julio about the surroundings, both, current and historical make this location an excellent base to explore the Majes river, ancient pre inca ruins and a gateway to the valley of the "volcanoes" and the Cotahuasi region of Arequipa. Durby (Julio's...

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New Albany, Indiana
Reviewed 4 September 2014

My favorite place in Peru. Majes River Hostel can provide a base to explore the lovely Rio Majes Valle. Julio and Durby are great hosts, treat you like family, rooms are comfortable, the food is good, atmosphere like home, beautiful weather, friendly people. Most attractions can be easily reached by combi, the vans that ply the only road in the...

2Thank Ray37364
Arequipa, Peru
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I visit this place with friends. It is spacious but very careless, if they would maintain cleaner would be better. the pool was dirty, they have a vineyard where the grapes are stomped, but have very dirty winepress, there were many flies because of the heat and dirt, the place was simple except for its bullfight museum, the rooms are...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We were very glad to make it to Majes River Lodge. Jose is just as much of a character as everyone else says, and we really enjoyed our stay with him. We were the only ones there for the night and he spent most of the afternoon with us, showing us his little winery and pisco making operation, letting us...

Thank Kate C
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 21 October 2012

I have been visiting Arequipa, Peru for the past 4 years. I always find time to make a trip to the Majes River Lodge and visit with Julio and Durby to take a pause from the stress of the city. The hotel is about 3 hours by bus, and passes through a breathtaking view of the Majes before winding north...

2Thank iccassan
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 August 2012

I spend 7 days in Majes River Lodge. I met the owner Julio and his wife Durby, which were treating me as a part of the family. Food was really tasty and I had a chance to try great wine and pisco produced by Julio. Julio took us to see petroglyphs on the dessert, pre-Inca cementery, Colca canyon, dinosaur footprints,...

2Thank pawel2012
Reviewed 19 July 2012

I had a wonderful stay with Julio and Durby the hosts of the lodge. The river rafting was great for all abilities. Durby is a great cook and Julio has tasty homemade wines and pisco. Julios knowledge of the local area is terrific especially about the petroglyphs. His stories are great especially about bullfighting.

1Thank kyquinn
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 July 2012

My husband, daughter and I recently stayed at the Majes River Lodge and truly enjoyed every moment of our adventure! The owner, Julio Zuniga, was very gracious and made us feel like family. Julio's genuine love of his birthplace, generosity of his time and his knowledge made all the difference between simply "visiting" and being immersed in the Majes Valley....

1Thank Evelyn G
Woodinville, Washington
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Julio and his wife treated us like royalty. He is an expert on the Petroglyphs and the Pre-Inca burial sites. And our trip into the desert to hike to Castilla rock was one of most memorable of my life. He is an ex-matador and showed us his museum and bull ring. What a character this guy is.. I recommend for...

1Thank singerteacher_12

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Majes River Lodge was opened by Julio Zúñiga Medina in 1987. The valley is one of the deepest gorges in the world at 3200m. Julio was born in the valley and can lead your explorations of the valley's archaeological sites and recreational opportunities, including rafting. The lodge offers clean rooms, good company, and a restaurant and bar where you can try Julio's hand-crafted Pisco and try local cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Majes River Lodge

Address: La Central - Ongoro, Aplao, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Aplao
Price Range: £15 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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