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Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Mexico City, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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

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Los Angeles, California
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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

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Portland, Oregon
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Tremosna, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I have been to many places in Amazonian forest but this has been the best one. The forest around the lodge is amazing and I have never spotted so many animals in such a short time. The guide was professional and we have seen really many animals with him. Patricia (the manager) and all the stuff was extremely helpful with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Bearing in mind that this is in the jungle and does not advertise as a luxury resort, I was still a little disappointed with the room. The netting on the beds did not keep the mosquitoes and sandflies from slaughtering me each night, and it was not through lack of effort on my part. First night I slept in shorts... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We spent 6 days at the Lodge this month and have to say, after we acclimatised to the heat and humidity we had a great time. The food was excellent, the staff really friendly and helpful and our guide (Lucho) was really observant and knowledgeable about the flora and fauna that we saw (and there was a lot of it!).... More

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Address: Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Location: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Also Known As:
Explorer`s Hotel Puerto Maldonado

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Welcome to the Explorer's Inn,one of Peru’s oldest and most historic rainforest lodges and a spectacular base from which to discover the natural wonders of the upper Amazon– a place where sustainable ecotourism, biological research and biodiversity conservation work hand-in-hand. The Inn is located within the 274,690-hectare Tambopata National Reserve, one of the world’s most species-richbiodiverse natural protected areas and the meeting point of three distinct biomes: lowland tropical rainforest, cloudforest and humid tropical savannah and extensive palm swamps. The scene of numerous biodiversity world records —including the sighting of 620 bird species around the Inn — the reserve provides unrivalled opportunities to observe Amazonian wildlife up close and personal. Whether you are an experienced research scientist or simply want to experience tropical rainforest for the first time, the Explorer's Inn is the place for you. Visit us and wake to the roars of howler monkeys and the numerous melodies of the resident caciques that nest in the palms beside the bungalows. Spend the day walking jungle trails and paddling across oxbow lakes as tiny saddleback tamarin monkeys leap through the forest canopy, and precocious giant river otters fish for their breakfastand black caimans bask by the banks. Relax and watch the sun set over the swirling waters of the Tambopata River as brightly-colored macaws and oropendolas fly overhead on route to their roosting sites. ... more   less 
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