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The Amazon Basin Hotels

Reserva Amazónica

  • Local Flavor


  • Easy to get to
  • Excellent guides and service
  • Environmentally friendly


  • Bungalows close enough to hear neighbors
  • Less wildlife than other lodges
  • Expensive

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

With a massive thatched restaurant and airy bungalows, set amid trees near the river, Reserva Amazónica is the region's fanciest and most expensive lodge, and it defines "jungle chic." Buildings are screened in and have ceiling fans—details most jungle lodges lack. Its 17,000 hectare (42,000-acre) private nature reserve, a 30-minute boat ride down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, is traversed by trails and features a canopy walkway with suspension bridges

strung between treetop platforms. The property is home to jungle rodents called agoutis, several species of monkeys, and an array of birds; but you won't see as much wildlife here as at most other lodges. The half-day trip to nearby Lago Sandoval is highly recommended. Dinners complete the jungle experience with amazing regional cuisine.

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Hotel Information


Km 15, Madre de Dios River, Puerto Maldonado, Peru


855-409–1456; 01-610–0400-in Peru

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 33 rooms, 2 suites
  • All meals

Updated 09/22/2014


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