Fodor's Expert Review Tahuayo Lodge

Río Tahuayo, 130 km (80 miles) south of Iquitos, Iquitos, Loreto, Peru

This rustic eco-lodge owned by Amazonia Expeditions is an excellent base for experiencing the rain forest, especially when combined with a stay at the company's Amazon Research Center. Its thatched buildings connected by wooden walkways are perched between the Tahuayo River and a seasonally flooded forest, a short boat trip from the Reserva Comunal Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo. Bungalows have private (cold-water) baths and electric (solar) light, but they're packed pretty tightly, with the exception of two family rooms in back. Daily tours led by private guides are tailored to guests' interests. Activities might include hikes or boat trips, sport fishing, riding a short zip line through the treetops, or volunteering at a nearby community.

PROS

  • plentiful wildlife
  • personalized tours
  • responsible tourism
  • good food
  • laundry service
  • solar power

CONS

  • you'll hear your neighbors from your room
  • cold showers

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 065-242–792 | 800-262–9669-toll-free in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms, 9 with bath
Rate Includes: All meals

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