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Amazon Refuge

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a lot of research before deciding on a tour operator and it still didn't prepare me for my trip. I had a great time and the place was amazing. But firstly a few things... If you don't like camping, hate bugs, frogs or spiders, need electricity, refrigeration, air-conditioning and / or sanitation please stay home and watch animal...

Thank Ellen277
WorldClassBob, Director of Sales at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your in depth review. It is great that you pointed out the need to be prepared for the inconveniences as well as the spectacular majesty of the jungle. Many lodges closer to Iquitos offer more of an eco-light experience which for many is more suitable but the true adventure seeker and wildlife enthusiast will appreciate the abundance...

Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a 3 night / 4 days tour with our guide Wilder and his crew. It was an amazing experience, because Wilder really knows the amazon with the animals and plants, because he growed up in the jungle and his family still leaves their. So you have the option to visit the communities in an other way. You feel...

Thank AnCla8985
WorldClassBob, Director of Sales at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for you review. It is very gratifying to know how much you enjoyed Amazon Refuge. Wilder is a fantastic guide and so humble yet brilliant in his knowledge of the jungle. The wildlife in this remote area is superior to other lodges even those nearby. We welcome you and your friends to visit again and stay longer to see...

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Having no idea of how to get to the Amazon Jungle we were fortunate to stumble across this group that organise adventure tours into the jungle. They collect you from the hotel and transport you via boat deep into the Amazon. It is a very rustic setup but that is what it is all about. If you want fancy accommodation...

Thank Belinda S
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 12 September 2016

short version: It was great experience. The team is very friendly and the food is good. I'm actually surprise on the quality of food, we expect much lower :). Fishing expedition was fun, we end up catch more fish than we can eat so we release some back to the river. The only disappointment from my group was that we...

Thank MinhThu16
Reviewed 14 August 2016

its a wonderful place for the lovers of the nature.,prisitine jungle,nice landscapes.,guides with a hight knowledge about the jungle.,good staff,good food,good accomoidations,private rooms,just wonderfull place.

1Thank ronaldg632
WorldClassBob, Director of Sales at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind remarks and we welcome you to return anytime. Next time you have to stay a little longer as two nights is not enough to see everything. I have let the lodge owners know about your comments on the mattress and they are scheduled to be replaced this fall.

Santa Marta, Colombia
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I recommend this lodge for a great wildlife adventure. It is somewhat remote, but it is the best wildlife experience in the area. I visited some of the other nearby lodges, but the available tree canopies there were not nearly as tall. A lot of the area upriver from the lodge is basically unexplored territory. The hike to Yarina Lake...

Thank Charles S
Englewood, Florida
Reviewed 17 June 2016

From our arrival in Iquitos City, met by our fantastic guide Wilder, we experienced nothing but fantastic service, wonderful travel, great food and amazing scenery. On the 4-hour boat trip Wilder explained what excursions would available and we decided on what we wanted to do each day. The actual Lodge was remote and and beautiful. We settled in our rooms...

1Thank TVG48
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Amazing. This was not my first trip to the rainforest. The lodge is modest, but the quality of its guides and the nature experience is outstanding. It is the last lodge on the river Yanayacu, making the experience authentic. And this is why we travelled so far. We had a guide called Wilder, who is an inhabitant of a local...

Thank Daniela S
WorldClassBob, Director of Sales at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed the Amazon Refuge experience. Wilder is an excellent guide who takes delight in catching Anaconda, Caimans and various snakes for you to take photos and release. We just need a few more clients to enable this project to be self-sustaining.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We were looking for a remote location where we could experience the true Amazon jungle. A 4 hour boat ride from Iquitos did the trick. Our interests were primarily birdwatching but we wanted to see any and all local wildlife. Our guide, WIlder, was very enthusiastic and skilled at finding and identifying birds and other wildlife. We could go out...

Thank Phatmal
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Unfortunately, we were unable to go to this lodge due to flooding in the area. The US contact, Mr. Bob Todd, was extremely helpful and accomodating, and he did the very best he could wtih a bad situation. We were told about the flooding well enough in advance of our arrival, and so we had time to make alternate plans....

Thank kc k
WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

The Amazon River is currently experiencing one of the worst floods ever due to glacier melt in the Andes. Amazon Refuge is currently flooded and once the waters retreat we will need to make some repairs before reopening. We expect to reopen by the end of May or early June 2015. In the meanwhile all of our clients have been...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amazon Refuge is a remote eco-lodge with unsurpassed variety and abundance of wildlife. We have kayaks, dugout canoes and motorized canoes for exploring the hidden lakes and river. Trails up to 7km from the lodge to the black water Yarina Lake where there are a multitude of Macaws, a rookery for herons and other aquatic birds. Birders also come to see the Wattled Curassow only found near the Yanayacu River basin. We welcome researchers and adventurers to this remote haven. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amazon Refuge

Address: YanaYacu River, Paraiso, Peru
Region: Peru > Loreto Region > Paraiso
Price Range: £93 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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