Fodor's Expert Review Los Amigos Biological Station

5-hr boat ride west of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

Though farther from the Tambopata National Reserve than the other lodges, this off-the-beaten-path biological station lies within a 1,119-acre private reserve that holds most of the same wildlife, including giant river otters, 13 monkey species, and more than 550 bird species. Simple bungalows with private baths and porches stand in a clearing in the jungle together with the biological station's laboratories, dorms, and dining hall. Daily excursions include rain forest hikes and floats through a palm swamp and an oxbow lake. The lodge can only be visited on a five-day tour.

PROS

  • abundant wildlife
  • few tourists
  • profits support conservation

CONS

  • 5-hr boat ride
  • basic meals
  • no bar

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 202-871–3777-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

6 bungalows
Rate Includes: All meals

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