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Amazon Refuge

YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
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Amazon Refuge
Ranked #22 of 70 Specialty lodging in Iquitos
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were put on to this company through the Flying Dog Hostel in Iquitos and after visiting other companies decided to go on their 3 night 4 day Amazon Jungle tour. Our guide, Wilder was excellent and very helpful, funny and knowledgable. The accommodation was beautiful being right over the water while we were there as it was the end... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

An amazing company to book with if you want to see the real amazon. We were indecisive at the beginning as 160 soles per day for backpackers is steep but it was worth every penny! Our tour guide wilder was fantastic from jumping in the river swimming with the dolphins to climbing a tree around 100ft so we could hold... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you want to experience what it feels like to stay in a true jungle lodge deep in the Amazon jungle stay here! The lodge is basic but comfortable. This is not a modern hotel with modern comforts. This is a true jungle experience. From Iquitos its a 30 min drive from the airport to a dock on the Amazon... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed 4 days at Amazon Refuge at the beginning of June and absolutely loved it. Trip began from Iquitos by car to Nauta and we saw the scenery around and outside Iquitos. In Nauta we boarded a boat for the 3-4 hour ride to the lodge. It was rainy and cold as we departed but around lunch time, Blumer... More

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The Amazon Refuge was the highlight of our Peru trip. It's remote location puts you in the heart of the jungle surrounded by wildlife. From our bungalow we heard howling monkeys in the morning, bird songs all day long, and a chorus of frogs in the nights. The guide is exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly, speaks fluent English and truly loves showing... More

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

We visited the lodge for the chance to see some birds in a tributary of the Amazon where many species that have been hunted to near extinction closer to the Amazon still thrive. We were not disappointed. During our 4-day stay, we saw more than 250 species, including the Wattled Curassow, a species that is highly endangered because of overhunting.... More

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Blairsville, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Travelers wanting to get off the beaten path will be delighted with their trip back in time to Iquitos, Peru, where the Amazon jungle meets the edge of civilization. If you're in Iquitos, go even further back with a trip down the mighty Amazon river to the Yacayuna, and up that wild stream to the Amazon Refuge where you can... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

As an expat forester living in the Peruvian Amazonas I have spent a lot of time in the rainforest, including some of the river lodges, but I have never experienced a more serene and beautiful place. It has primarily to do with 1) the location at the end of a small tributary to the Amazonas, in the middle of pristine... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

I spent 3 weeks in the Amazon with my 21 year old son. I was amazing to camp in the jungle with our guide Juan Carlos Palomino and his assistant guides. It was rugged and challenging, but we were able to access remote lakes and other areas infrequently visited by other tourists. Going back to the lodge was always a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Traveling out to the Amazon Refuge Lodge was truly amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience for sure. You go out to the "end of the world," deep into the rainforest way way down the Amazon River. It is an experience you will not gain from any other lodges of it's kind. It is located on a wildlife... More

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Address: YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
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