Fodor's Expert Review Explorama Lodge

80 km (50 miles) east of Iquitos, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru

Built in 1964, this is one of Peru's original nature lodges, and it still provides rustic accommodations and access to the rain forest, but there is much less wildlife here than in the '60s.. Guest rooms with private (cold water) baths are in thatched long houses that are open to the environment, but beds are topped with mosquito nets. Dividing walls end well below the roof, so you'll hear your neighbors. Kerosene lamps light the rooms, covered walkways, and the screened dining room, but the lodge has electricity to power batteries and Wi-Fi at night. Excursions include guided walks, boat tours, and a visit to a nearby Yagua Indian village. This lodge is best visited on a seven-day tour that includes the other two Explorama lodges.

PROS

  • in the jungle
  • good guides

CONS

  • quite rustic
  • overpriced
  • not much wildlife
  • little privacy in rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 065-252–530 | 800-707–5275-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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