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Amazon Refuge

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Easily the best experience I've had in South America so far. Putting a freshly caught alligator on the barbecue whilst camping in the amazon was as much jungle as I could possibly hope for. Wilder was an amazing guide; very knowledgeable and he did everything he could do to please us. Oh, and the fact that he can catch literally...

1Thank Apeelen
WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Tom, Thank you for your comments! So glad you enjoyed your stay and your kind words about Wilder have been passed on to him. We are working on making the bungalows cleaner by installing new tiles in the bathrooms with non-slip floor tiles. We have a double filtration system in the kitchen for washing dishes with cleanliness in mind always....

Monterey Bay, CA
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Wilder is the full package! He is enthusiastic and eager to show you his native home. He is very knowledgeable and he uses all senses to find the object that he wants to show you. We were thoroughly challenged with different tours daily. Wildlife is abundant and we were spoiled with being the only ones around. Do not come if...

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Lima, Peru
Reviewed 26 October 2014

If you are looking for a true and non-tourist experience in Peru’s Amazon region, this is it! The Amazon Refuge Lodge is located at the end of human habitation on the Yanayacu River. The trip from Iquitos to the port at Nauta will require 1+ hrs by road and then another 5 hrs to the Lodge by river. Your reward...

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WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Hans, Thanks for your review, coming from a Forester and a local Iquitos resident that has been to several lodges in the area your review means a lot to us. That you have returned a second time is much appreciated. We have other guests that have returned three times. Now that the river is clear upstream on the Yanayacu there...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Wow. Just Wow. We didn’t know what to expect on this trip. But the wildlife watching exceeded even our wildest expectations. If you want to see wildlife in the Amazon jungle, the Amazon Lodge is the way to do it. Our guides, Juan Carlos and Wilder were amazing. They managed to capture a 6 foot caiman and a big sloth...

1Thank MelissaDaveSeattle
WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Melissa, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed our remote Amazon lodge, Comments like yours make all the effort to make Amazon Refuge what it is worthwhile. The partners and Juan Carlos invite you to return and you will see some of your suggestions for improvements are already in...

Rochester NY
Reviewed 4 September 2014

As a seasoned Amazon traveler, I was looking for a "tour" that was less tour and more experience in a more remote location. I have spent a total of 5 months in various parts of the Amazon in built-up and also very remote areas. I returned to Iquitos to find it had grown A LOT in the 8 years since...

4Thank ayapua
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you are not a package tour type of tourist, this is your best bet for Amazon experience, its not so crowded and you are sure to get a personal experience of the rainforest. To me, our guide Wilder was an unbelievable person with a strong passion for his work. He had even caught a living anaconda just by hands...

3Thank ManaPet
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 July 2014

A truly great experience. The Amazon Refuge is beautiful, the last inhabited place on the YanaYacu River, no-one passes, and you feel that it's just you, the jungle, and the creatures that live there. The noises of the place are incredible, the river literally jumps with fish, and the bird life is stupendous. In spite of all this activity, the...

3Thank saritrace
Rochester NY
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I have been to the Amazon a few times, working with scientists. I returned this time as a tourist, and was very careful on which tour I booked because I wanted one that was deep into the region, small and very "un"touristy feeling. Regular tours with too many people in a boat, in too heavily populated areas are very common....

Thank ayapua
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were put on to this company through the Flying Dog Hostel in Iquitos and after visiting other companies decided to go on their 3 night 4 day Amazon Jungle tour. Our guide, Wilder was excellent and very helpful, funny and knowledgable. The accommodation was beautiful being right over the water while we were there as it was the end...

Thank Cassie_Powell
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

An amazing company to book with if you want to see the real amazon. We were indecisive at the beginning as 160 soles per day for backpackers is steep but it was worth every penny! Our tour guide wilder was fantastic from jumping in the river swimming with the dolphins to climbing a tree around 100ft so we could hold...

1Thank KirstieMay

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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 

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Address: YanaYacu River, Paraiso, Peru
Region: Peru > Loreto Region > Paraiso
Price Range: £92 - £324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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