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The Amazon Basin Hotels

ExplorNapo Lodge

Pros

  • Wildlife
  • In the jungle

Cons

  • Very rustic
  • Pricey

Updated 11/21/2012

Fodor's Review

This remote lodge is at the edge of the CONAPAC Sucusari Biological Reserve, a vast protected forest on the Napo River, 1½ hours by boat from the Explorama Lodge. It has a 1,500-foot-long, 120-foot-high canopy walkway at the nearby Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS) and an informative medicinal plant garden. This is the best Explorama lodge for seeing wildlife on guided walks, canoe trips, or from the lodge itself. ExplorNapo's facilities are extremely rustic:

picture kerosene-lit, thatched-roofed, open-air guest rooms with cold showers and dry latrines in separate buildings. There's a screened dining room and bar where guests can use Wi-Fi and charge batteries at night. You can also spend a night at the nearby ACTS lodge or the remote ExplorTambos Camp (a three-hour hike away), where you sleep on a platform under mosquito netting. The minimum stay is two nights, combined with two nights at the Explorama Lodge and/or Ceiba Tops.

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Hotel Information

Address:

On Napo River, 160 km (100 mi) east of, Iquitos, Peru

Phone:

65-252–530; 800-707–5275-in U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 30 rooms with shared bath
  • All meals

Updated 11/21/2012

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Nov 30, 2009

ExplorNapo and ACTS Review

Explornapo is primitive, it's humid (of course), it's got bats flying about...and I love it. I've been there twice already, and can't wait to be able to fit it into my schedule again. I find the rooms to be quite comfortable, and the food is good if unspectacular. Best of all is the whole atmosphere (including those cute little bats.) Wonderful place to recharge and do some serious back-to-the-land time.

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