Fodor's Expert Review Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

104 km (62 miles) east of Iquitos, Yanamono, Loreto, Peru

Perched along the Amazon, a 90-minute boat ride downriver from Iquitos, the Heliconia has comfortable rooms with screened windows and private (hot-water) bathrooms and a blue-tile swimming pool. Rates include transportation and guided tours, which include hikes in the lodge's private reserve, piranha fishing, visits to Yagua and Bora indigenous communities, and a nighttime boat ride. Meals are served in a big thatched-roof dining hall, whereas the bar sits beneath a conical roof. There's electric power for two hours before dawn and five hours after dusk.

PROS

  • comfortable rooms
  • pool
  • Amazon River views
  • good value

CONS

  • less wildlife than some lodges

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-421–9195 | 065-231–983

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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