Fodor's Expert Review Heath River Wildlife Center

123 km (76 miles), or 5 hrs by boat, east of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru Fodor's Choice

The spacious screened bungalows at this InkaNatura-owned lodge are among the most comfortable accommodations in Madre de Dios, and they're in a remote area where guests often see such rare animals as tapirs, or jaguars. Located on the Heath River, which defines the border between Peru and Bolivia here, the center sits at the edge of a protected forest traversed by miles of trails, and offers access to a collpa visited by hundreds of parrots and macaws. A 90-minute hike takes you to a savannah-like ecosystem called Pampas de Heath that's home to animals found nowhere else in Peru. The tour that combines a stay here with the Sandoval Lake Lodge is highly recommended.

PROS

  • lots of wildlife
  • macaw clay lick nearby
  • nice bungalows

CONS

  • long boat ride

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 888-870–7378-in U.S. and Canada | 01-203–5000-in Peru

HOTEL DETAILS

10 bungalows
Rate Includes: All meals

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