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Wasaí Tambopata Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gorgeous forest
  • comfortable bungalows
  • great excursions
  • sustainable
  • friendly

    Cons

  • original rooms time-worn and not very private

Wasaí Tambopata Lodge Review

This pleasant spot, set deep in the wilderness (it's about a three-hour boat ride up the Tambopata River from Puerto Maldonado), offers comfortable lodgings and lots of wildlife. It's 3,000-hectare (7,400-acre) private nature reserve is traversed by 15 km (9 miles) of trails. There's a platform in the canopy of a kapok tree and kayaks for paddling the Tambopata. The best excursion is an early morning trip to Collpa Chuncho, a clay lick that lures hundreds of macaws and parrots each day. Accommmodations are in older quadruplex rooms (all have tile bathrooms and big porches, some have river views) or freestanding bungalows, which have screened windows, electricity at night, hot water, and porches with hammocks. Because the latter provide more privacy than most accommodations in the area, they are worth the extra charge.

    Hotel Details

  • 19 cabins.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-30-2012

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