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Amazon Refuge

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YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
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Amazon Refuge
Ranked #16 of 85 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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Lima, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a true and non-tourist experience in Peru’s Amazon region, this is it! The Amazon Refuge Lodge is located at the end of human habitation on the Yanayacu River. The trip from Iquitos to the port at Nauta will require 1+ hrs by road and then another 5 hrs to the Lodge by river. Your reward... More

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WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Hans, Thanks for your review, coming from a Forester and a local Iquitos resident that has been to several lodges in the area your review means a lot to us. That you have returned a second time is much appreciated. We have other guests that have returned three times. Now that the river is clear upstream on the Yanayacu there... More

Seattle, WA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
40 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wow. Just Wow. We didn’t know what to expect on this trip. But the wildlife watching exceeded even our wildest expectations. If you want to see wildlife in the Amazon jungle, the Amazon Lodge is the way to do it. Our guides, Juan Carlos and Wilder were amazing. They managed to capture a 6 foot caiman and a big sloth... More

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WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Melissa, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed our remote Amazon lodge, Comments like yours make all the effort to make Amazon Refuge what it is worthwhile. The partners and Juan Carlos invite you to return and you will see some of your suggestions for improvements are already in... More

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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58 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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16 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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29 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Address: YanaYacu River, Iquitos, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5

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