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Heliconia Amazon River Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   On the bank of the Amazon River | 50 miles north of Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just got back from visiting our daughter, who is working in Peru. While there, we decided to do some sightseeing with her, and a trip to the Amazon was part of it. After reading some good reviews about Heliconia Lodge, we decided to give it a try. We're glad we did. The lodge itself is located about an hour... More

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Rivalta Trebbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Heliconia is a wonderful secluded amazon lodge right on the river side hidden in the rain forest trees. It is beautiful and quiet. Wonderful food, amazing tours, beautiful relax area around the pool. Sleeping with the nature sounds right outside your door. Amazing experience. Great guides and great customer care. We had the best experience ever!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went here with my 16 year old. We did night and day walks in the jungle, pirana fishing, bird & animal viewing and a jungle village tour. Our guide was great and knew all the flora and fauna, and being from the area, knew all the locals as well. There was ample time to relax in the pool between... More

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I booked my trip through Viator, which offered a 3-day/2-night itinerary inclusive of airport and boat transfers to the lodge. With the help of my excellent English-speaking guide, Victor, I did everything on the itinerary and more! My room at the lodge was spacious and clean, with all of the amenities I needed. They provided shampoo, soap, a poncho, flashlight,... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After being in Cuzco, it was great to take a break and relax at Heliconia river lodge. they had activities that you could do every day, but if you wanted you could just relax by the pool. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to all of our needs . All in all a tremendous place to relax and see... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

what an amazing adventure it is to stay in the amazon jungle.Heliconia s staff was super friendly and helpful .the lodge s set up is wonderful. it gets pretty warm but you get use to it and by the end of your stay it's hard to leave this place without wanting to come right back. awesome spot

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I visited with our 17 year old daughter and had an unexpectedly perfect stay! Imbedded in the rainforest on the banks of the Amazon River, the location is . . . well, beautiful just doesn't begin to describe the natural beauty of the rainforest or the awesome power of the Amazon. Heliconia is authentic and isolated, and... More

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Milan, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

50 km inside the amazon rainforest, the heliconia is selled with a package including visit to the "natives" (just commercial event), excursions, break-lunch-dinner. The place is really nice, the staff really kind, the rooms clean, nice woodmade with a little balcony with hammock where is great listen the sound of the forest during the day. Sadly knowed more or less... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at the Heliconia River Lodge for two nights and had the most amazing time! We were taken care of from the moment we stepped off the plane until we were settled in our hotel in Iquitos after our stay here. Our room was great and I absolutely loved the hammock on our deck. The property is just beautiful... More

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Livorno, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Very Amazing lodge in the amazonian jungle. Very nice & helpful staff. Very good food (especially Fish). Only a small mole: we had difficulties with warm water of the shower & short time electricity supply. But we suggest, indeed!

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Address: On the bank of the Amazon River | 50 miles north of Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru
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Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Heliconia Amazon River Lodge 3*
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Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named like that because of the beautiful tropical flower: Heliconia, is one of the most nice lodges in the Peruvian Amazon. It is surrounded for the rainforest, islands and lagoons full of wildlife. This is a beautiful place to rest and make many activities like bird watching, observation of pink dolphins, jungle hikes, etc.Location and AccessHeliconia Amazon River is located on the banks of the majestic Amazon river (margin left side) in Yanamono’s Communal Reserve, to 80 km away (50 miles away) from Iquitos City. To access this place, you must fly to Iquitos from Lima on a daily commercial flight that lasts 90 minutes. From the airport you will be transported to the port of Bellavista, where you will board our speed boat and take a ride for an 1 hour and 15 minutes downstream of the Amazon River.The Lodge has a traditional and rustic design of the houses in the Amazon River and was built on stilts by the proficient teachers of Yanamono Community.The Lodge is an eight-building complex, four of them belonging to rooms, the looby / Bar, dining room, kitchen, pool area and other common areas. The roof of the lodge is built entirely using branches of palm leaves called “crisnejas” while the floors in the common areas are wooden, the floor in the bedrooms are tiles *.The twenty-one rooms, restaraunt, lobby/bar and hammock bungalow are completly protected by screens(prevents the entry of mosquitoes) and connected by corridors roofed with palm leavesThe twin, double and family rooms are spacious and comfortable. The walls dividing each room were built using a combination of native wood with dry wall, and also have ceilings that provide privacy for each room. The side that overlooks the forest and gardens has terraces (where hammocks are located) or 2 large windows on each side keeping the rooms ventilated. All rooms have private bathrooms and hot water for showers which is supplied by the Amazon River previously crystallized chlorinatedThe rooms are not soundproof.Food: At Heliconia Logde we provide our guests with three meals a day.The electric generator (completely encapsulated) is used for short periods: 2 hours in the morning and approximately 5 hours at night. Use this time to charge your batteries and/or electronic devices.From 10:00 pm. to 6:00am Heliconia lodge is lit by the dim and romantic light of kerosene lamps providing a magical atmosphere to the place. We recommend that you bring a good flashlight to move through the corridors of the Lodge, if you wish. ... more   less 
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