Fodor's Expert Review Reserva Amazónica

30-min boat trip east of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

With a massive thatched restaurant and airy bungalows overlooking the Madre de Dios River, Reserva Amazónica is this region's fanciest and most expensive lodge. Its 42,000-acre private nature reserve is traversed by trails and features a canopy walkway with suspension bridges strung between treetop platforms, but it has much less wildlife than most lodges' reserves. It is home to jungle rodents called agoutis and an array of birds; but you'll see more wildlife on the (recommended) half-day trip to nearby Lago Sandoval. Dinners feature excellent regional cuisine and attentive service.

PROS

  • easy to reach
  • excellent food, service, and guides
  • comfortable, tasteful bungalows

CONS

  • bungalows close enough to hear neighbors
  • less wildlife than other lodges
  • noise from boat motors
  • quite expensive

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenService
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-242–2889-in U.S. | 01-610–0400-in Peru

HOTEL DETAILS

35 bungalows
Rate Includes: All meals

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