The Amazon Basin Hotels

Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

Pros

  • Comfortable rooms
  • Pool
  • Amazon River views
  • Good value

Cons

  • Less wildlife than other lodges

Published 02/02/2016

Fodor's Review

A 90-minute boat ride down the Amazon River from Iquitos, the Heliconia has some of the nicest facilities on the river at very reasonable rates. The lodge has a big thatched-roof dining hall, a conical bar building, and a blue-tiled pool. Guest rooms have screened windows, firm beds, and private bathrooms with hot-water showers; they also have electric power for an hour before dawn and four hours after dusk. Rates include transportation and guided tours, which include a hike through the lodge's private reserve, piranha fishing, visits to Yagua and Bora communities, and a night-time boat ride. You may get a better rate if you book through the tour desk in the Victoria Regia Hotel in Iquitos.

Hotel Information

Address:

104 km (62 miles) east of Iquitos, Yanamono, Loreto, Peru

Phone:

01-421–9195; 065-231–983

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 21 rooms
  • Rate includes: All meals

Published 02/02/2016

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