It was fantastic to be able to visit the animal sanctuary that works alongside the lodge as this really was something other lodges cannot offer.
The lodge along with others in the area I am sure has been recently affected by severe flooding meaning it isn't all that polished as it once was, we felt perhaps what we paid for a two night stay was a little pricey for this reason. For the price we paid we were probably expecting to be looked after a little better, food was rather plain, no soup or hot drinks offered (We've been told in the past this is a Peruvian tradition at meal times), we were also left out of our group and had to ask the tour guide to include us.
Unfortunately after being dropped back at the port following our trip the taxi driver that the lodge seems to use, let us and one of the tour guides know (after we asked) that it would cost us 30Soles to get to the Brazilian border, remarkably cheap but after checking time and time again he assured us only 30Soles. He arrived at the planned 6am the next morning to pick us up and we checked one again "30Soles right?", he then took us 15 minutes up the road before stopping to get petrol and asking us for 300Soles. Nonetheless we did not agree to this so he took us to where the mini vans leave from and then asked for 10Soles. We eventually got to Brazil at 11pm that night. Just don't make the same mistake as us, as we trusted the guy since AP use his services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazon Planet is a lodge located 1 hour down the Madre de Dios river in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Located on the border of the Tambopata national park. Accommodation in bungalows with private room, deck and bathroom. With activities including canopy walkways, platforms, the highest tree platform in Peru, Animal rescue center any other conservation projects, inflatable boats, jungle walks, caiman search and much more! Excellent quality service combined with our vision of social, cultural and ecological responsibility towards conservation and sustainability in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru! ... more less
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