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Reserva Amazónica

At a Glance

    Pros

  • easy to get to
  • excursions included in rates
  • environmentally friendly

    Cons

  • bungalows are close enough to hear neighbors
  • engine noise from the river annoying
  • expensive

Reserva Amazónica Review

A 30-minute boat ride down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado, this is the region's fanciest and most expensive lodge. The massive thatched restaurant and airy bungalows, set amid trees near the river, define "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 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 other lodges. The half-day trip to nearby Lago Sandoval is highly recommended. Dinners complete the jungle experience with amazing regional cuisine.

    Hotel Details

  • 33 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-21-2012

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