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YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
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Amazon Refuge
Ranked #18 of 80 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you are not a package tour type of tourist, this is your best bet for Amazon experience, its not so crowded and you are sure to get a personal experience of the rainforest. To me, our guide Wilder was an unbelievable person with a strong passion for his work. He had even caught a living anaconda just by hands... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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178 reviews 178 reviews
58 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A truly great experience. The Amazon Refuge is beautiful, the last inhabited place on the YanaYacu River, no-one passes, and you feel that it's just you, the jungle, and the creatures that live there. The noises of the place are incredible, the river literally jumps with fish, and the bird life is stupendous. In spite of all this activity, the... More

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Rochester NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been to the Amazon a few times, working with scientists. I returned this time as a tourist, and was very careful on which tour I booked because I wanted one that was deep into the region, small and very "un"touristy feeling. Regular tours with too many people in a boat, in too heavily populated areas are very common.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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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Address: YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
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