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The Amazon Basin Hotels

Muyuna Lodge

  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Comfortable bungalows
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Good guides
  • Varied excursions
  • Relatively inexpensive

Cons

  • Remote

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

You have to travel 140 km (84 miles) up the Amazon and Yanayacu rivers to reach the Muyuna Lodge, poised at the edge of a seasonally-flooded forest; but on arrival, you can bed down in comfortable accommodations surrounded by exuberant tropical nature. Screened bungalows with river views and surrounded by trees have attractive tile bathrooms, cold-water showers, and porches with hammocks. The forest behind the lodge is lovely, too, and you can expect to see plenty of wildlife

here—including cocoi herons, black-collared hawks, squirrel monkeys, and two species of dolphin—on guided hikes and on boat trips. The lodge also offers fishing tours. Kerosene lanterns provide light at night; only the dining hall, where hearty buffet meals are served, has electric lights and outlets for charging batteries for several hours each night.

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Hotel Information

Address:

San Juan de Yanayacu, 140 km (87 miles) southwest of, Iquitos, Peru

Phone:

65-242–858; /965–918–964

Website: www.muyuna.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 17 cabins
  • All meals

Updated 09/22/2014

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