The Heath River lodge is the furthest lodge along the bank of the river, so it does take a while to get to it by boat - 5.5 hours in our case, but so much wildlife to be seen on the way. We did not have a clue what we were getting ourselves into, and so much the better for it! I was eaten alive by mosquitos, but hey, we were in the rainforest! The accommodation was very bare, but made the whole jungle experience all the more rich, especially falling asleep and waking up to the most magnificent sounds imaginable - never heard so many cicadas at the same time! All involved - Jhon our guide, Jack his helper, Ernesto our boat captain and Marco Antonio the house keeper, were all knowledgable and very lovely people and contributed so much to our experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Heath River marks the remote Amazon-region border between Peru and Bolivia. Bordering two radically different ecosystems of rainforest and lowland savannah.Heath River Wildlife Center is the only eco-lodge on this river. And it offers the world's only large macaw clay lick reachable in half a day from a jetport with daily connections to the outside world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heath River Wildlife Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Heath River Wildlife Center Peru/Tambopata National Reserve