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Heath River Wildlife Center

Heath RIver | 6 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Amazon majesty with the coolest guide (Paolo), porter (Alex), and boatman (Marco). Yes yes yes! I can't wait to go back! Monkeys! Giant river otters! Piranhas! A wild tarantula! Birds galore! Capybara! The river. The best though-- THE MACAWS!!!!! DON'T MISS THE MACAW CLAYLICK!!!

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you loved the place and the fauna Best regards More

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I highly recommend this location. (By the way our boat trip was closer to five hours than six.) The greatest attraction of the Heath River Wildlife Center is probably the fact that it has the most accessible "macaw lick" in Peru, if not the world. We visited during the second week of August. We were on the 5 day 4... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience with us, We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and saw what you wanted to see Again thank you for sharing with us More

Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful vacation in Peru. Staying here was definitely a highlight of our trip. Yes, as others mentioned, the boat ride was long, but the overall experience more than made up for it. The accommodations were well thought out. They were comfortable, yet still open enough to make you feel you were in the jungle. Yes, there... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Dear sit Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you had such a great trip and adventure Best regards More

Shropshire
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Other reviews had led us to have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of travel (long boat rides), wildlife and accommodation. However, nothing prepared us for the cold! We were unlucky (Brits abroad!) in getting some cold winds coming up from Patagonia, so the favourite drink during our stay was hot chocolate! Seriously - make sure... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thanl you for sharing your experience. Unfortunately the cold winds have hit more than usual and with little frame of time to let our clients know aboyt the event. In any case we are glad you enjoyed the experience Best regards More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had the best time during our 4 day stay. The tour guide Oscar just knew everything he was asked and provided us with so much information about animals, plants, the jungle, but also Peru. We did hikes on daytime and nights to see different animals and almost found some every time. The lodges are quite comfortable and the staff... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Dear guest We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Heath River Wildlife Center Thank you for sharing with us your comments Regards More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here in the hope of seeing many and varied animals, but there were very few animals here (1 monkey). Possibly due to floods earlier this year. There's only so much time you can spend looking when you don't see any....... Nature is nature, but the place advertises 'many animals'. Also, the clay licks are great......but seeing macaw on... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Alejandro Hayes /Quality Manager at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate you sincere comments regarding your recent tour to our Lodge and they will definitely be attended in order to improve our services. We hope you enjoy a safe return back home. Truly yours, More

SF bay area
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Having read the reviews we knew what to expect (long boat rides to/from the lodge), chances to see animals, and modest accommodations. We arrived at the airport and were not able to find our guide (Plineo) since he did not bother to display the sign above his waist. We were loaded into a van with other tourists and when the... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Alejandro Hayes /Quality Manager at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

I must inform you that due to the development of the miner’s stike extended across the southeastern part of Peru, the decision to modify your tour was taken on our behalf in answer to the reports of the announced intensity of this social conflict, considering that we had no other option but to ensure personal safety above all and the... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This actually was amazing. The place is beautiful, and the staff are so friendly and considerate. They also feed you really well! Our guide, Pepe, was just lovely - he had a very relaxed manner about him and could spot the tiniest of critters from a mile away! We were able to see tapirs and black caimans thanks to his... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thak you for your comments. We will appreciate if you could share some photos with us Regards Carmen Maria More

Richmond Hill NSW Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We started our Peru experience with Heath River Wildlife Center - fantastic. It was quite a long, windy, cold and wet boat ride up to the Center, but we were looked after well by the guides with food and blankets. The Center was great - cute and comfortable bungalows, nice dining area with bar, and great food. We were a... More

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Senior Travel Advisor at Heath River Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thank ykou for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the experience. We will appreciate if you can share some photos with us Best regards InkaNatura Travel Team More

London UK
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51 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Obviously this is not a luxury hotel. Limited electricity (we arrived after dark and didn't see our room, other than by candle-light, until the next morning, set meals and no WiFi!!!! But this offers a unique experience deep inside the Amazon rainforest. (Actually the site is, I believe, in Bolivia). The real jungle experience (including humidity, mosquitos, monkeys and wonderful... More

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Address: Heath RIver | 6 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru
Location: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Tambopata National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 10
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Heath River Wildlife Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
Heath River Wildlife Center Peru/Tambopata National Reserve

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