Amazing experience at Chaparri, a natural reserve in the middle of the dry forest. We stayed for one night and were the only visitors in the reserve. Our guide was extremely amiable and knowledgeable, specially about birds. The kitchen staff was great and the food was better than many restaurants in Chiclayo. We ate out in the open dining room where foxes and hogs roamed around, and while watching birds. It was such a great experience!
The rooms were simple but extremely comfortable. Slept better than in the city. The washrooms are rudimentary but always had running water, and hot water for showers (solar-powered).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chaparri Ecolodge is located in the dryforests of northern Peru. The lodge provides a tranquil escape in a spectacular landscape of the foothills of the Andes with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and is located close to the principal archeological sites and museums of Lambayeque. Access Chaparri Ecolodge is 75 kilometres from the city and airport of Chiclayo, to which there are four flights daily from Lima. Travel times from Chaparri Ecolodge Chiclayo Airport 1 hour 15 mins Tumbas Reales Museum Lambayeque 1 hour 30 mins Tucume 1 hour 45 mins Huaca Rajada (Sipan) 1 hour Bosque de Pomac 1 hour 20 mins Sican Museum (Ferreñafe) 1 hour 13 mins Pimentel / Monsefu / Eten 1 hour 40 mins Trujillo 3 hours 20 mins ... more less