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The Amazon Basin Hotels

Heath River Wildlife Center

  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Lots of wildlife
  • Macaw clay lick
  • Nice bungalows

Cons

  • Remote

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

The spacious screened bungalows at this InkaNatura-owned lodge are among the most comfortable eco-accommodations in Madre de Dios, and they're ideal for full-blown wildlife fans; in fact, many guests see such rare animals as tapirs, brocket deer, or jaguars. Located on the Heath River, which defines the border between Peru and Bolivia here, the center is near both the Tambopata National Reserve and Bolivia's Madidi National Park. In addition to its own protected forest, traversed by miles of trails, the lodge offers convenient access to a collpa visited by hundreds of parrots and macaws, as well as a small oxbow lake. A 90-minute hike from the lodge takes you to a savannah-like ecosystem called Pampas de Heath that's home to animals found nowhere else in Peru. Transportation and naturalist guide are included in the rates. Combining a stay here with a couple of nights at the Sandoval Lake Lodge is highly recommended.

Hotel Information

Address:

123 km (76 miles), or five hours by boat, east of, Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Phone:

01-203–5000; 888-870–7378

Hotel Details:

  • 10 bungalows
  • Rate includes All meals

Updated 09/22/2014

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