We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
You added Explorer's Inn to your Saves list
Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Hotel amenities
Explorer's Inn
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Puerto Maldonado
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    20
    11
    8
    6
    9
See reviews for
11
25
7
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (54)
  • Mar-May only
    (13)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (20)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
There are newer reviews for Explorer's Inn
See the most recent reviews
Calgary
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed at the Explorers Inn for 8 nights with a friend and a group of people for a bird course we were completing in the Tambopata reserve. The hotel was what i expected - rustic! There is no electricity or communications (internet), the water was intermittent and at times the toilets/ showers/ sinks were not working - but this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

I stayed at Explorer's Inn for two nights in March 2010, choosing the two-night "explorer" package. It was a wonderful experience; the staff treated the guests like extended family, and the hotel's location in the Tambopata Preserve can't be beat. We went on jungle hikes, went on boat trips searching for caimen, shared friendly communal meals, and sometimes just watched... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at the lodge for 4 nights and had a very enjoyable stay. The main downside was the lack of activities - the first and last days were nothing but travel and the activities on the other days consisted of 1-hour visits to a clay lick and a farm and a half-day hike. Most of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

We spent five nights at the Explorers Inn, and could easily have spent more. I'd thoroughly researched our options before setting out for Peru, but even so, our experience at the Inn surpassed my expectations. In a sense, we were lucky. We'd prebooked an extra-charge overnight camping trip to an upriver clay lick to watch the macaws feed, and were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Seattle
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

We visited for 4 days, with one night camping upriver. Facilities were primitive with private baths, river water showers, and candle light. Beds had mosquito nets, and we were not bothered much by these pests. our guide was fine and we saw lots of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. Food was Ok, but certainly not gormet. Hike to lake in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
oxford
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

we went for the 4 day 3 night option in puerto maldanado. firstly, its more like 2.5 days, 3 nights as the last day is simply getting up at 5am, having breakfast, and being shipped off to the airport REGARDLESS of what time your plane or bus leaves. the first day is spent getting there which takes a few hours,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
oxford
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

we got the 4 day 3 night option for ~$238. in reality, the first day is spent getting there, the afternoon is off and the evening is on a caiman search. the last day is leaving the lodge at 6am and you are at the airport at 9am. we complained about this and they said that this cannot be changed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Davis, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

Found Explorer's Inn through different guide books. I had a difficult time deciding between Explorer's Inn and a more expensive lodge with a canopy. I have no regrets and am glad that I went with Explorer's Inn. From being picked up from the airport, to taking the float to the lodge, to taking several hikes, and having fresh/homemade meals, Explorer's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Alaska
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2008

I will say this: if you're a tourist, expecting first-world comforts and conveniences, I would avoid Explorer's. If you're a traveler who loves experiencing nature, and wants an authentic rainforest experience, then Explorer's is a great place! I'm sorry some reviewers had a miserable time, but I think it's important to have an open-mind there and not arrive with unrealistic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

We were not prepared for this experience. Our Peruvian travel agent obviously had no first-hand experience with this place, but booked us here based on price. He simply quoted from the EI website about our experiences, but failed to mention that we needed to bring a flashlight. This was a major problem at bedtime, as the candles gave very little... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Explorer's Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Explorer's Inn

Address: Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Location: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Explorer`s Hotel Puerto Maldonado

70 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (58)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (18)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Other (13)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Explorer's Inn

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby