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Explorer's Inn

Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been a volunteer at Explorer’s Inn ten years ago, I was keen to go back there with my husband this year (July 2015) for our honeymoon. We were not disappointed. As mentioned in previous reviews, the lodge has had difficulties in recent years, but it is now under new management and from what we could tell while we were... More 

Madrid
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I´ve been in Explorer´s Inn, with a Birdwatching Pack, 7d/6n, 1-7 nov 2014. The situation is this, as I could learn there: Explorer´s Inn collapsed in december 13, both financially, and physically, (at least in part). Being the oldest Lodge in the area (1975), its 90-year-old owner had taken a stance in the past few years of not updating or... More 

Evans, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I stayed here for 4 days and nights in Nov 2012, booked through Peru-for-less. The rooms are sparse with no power or fresh water, but jungle temp showers. So if you want luxury, read no more. But if you want to experience the jungle without having to camp this is the place for you. The lodge has power from dark... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just wanted to share that they gave me my money back. Kind of late but thankfully they returned it. But besides this, we had an awful exprience, we lost a day looking for a solution and could have been a bigger nightmare if. Don´t know yet if they are working again.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Three days before a reservation for mid-March I received an email saying the lodge was closed due to flooding. They did offer to set me up with another guide who would take me birding and they would transfer the deposit to him. The new guide was excellent and tried his best but the money was never transferred to him from... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

On December 2013. this lodge sold me a 3 night stay for January, from the 12th to the 16th. Three days before my arrival, I was at Cuzco by that time, they sent me an e-mail saying that because of a strike and renovations, they won´t be able to receive us at the lodge. I went to their offices at... More 

Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We spent there 3 nights. Stay was very well organised starting from the airport pick up and ending with us being transferred to the airport on the way back. Tasty lunch on the boat to the lodge. It's a 1,5 h long trip which gives an opportunity to start experiencing amazing nature. After arrival there is not much time to... More 

Pretoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This lodge is the oldest one in the region, and unfortunately you can tell. It was built in 1976 and it looks that did not change a thing since then. mosquito nets full of holes (taped up...), wooden walkways that are rotten away (it is safer to walk beside those walkways then on them). Apart from that, there was not... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Josmel was a great guide, we saw lots of birds,reptiles,insects,mammals,fish,plants. He was fantastic at finding animals that the group would have miseds without him. We saw the giant River Otters, a Harpy Eagle, and he caught a white caiman. I liked the rooms without electricity, and a few candles, it was so nice to be without smart phones, ipads, and... More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

It is our intent with this information to help illuminate the conditions at the Explorers Inn in an effort to improve the situation for future visitors. We are well-travelled, and prefer to stay in modest accommodations across the world— as a result, we understood that the EI would not be a five-star accommodation experience. Unfortunately, what we encountered during our... More 

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