My son and I spent 4 days 3 nights with the crew at Otorongo and had a ball!!!! Thanks to our guides, Aussie and Segundo, we came away refreshed and invigorated. The owner, Anthony, believes in making sure you got what you need with calls before we arrived and a follow up call from the US where he was taking a break, 15 minutes after arriving back in town to ensure it went well and ask where he can improve. My short answer to him was keep doing what you are doing!!
We spent a morning fishing on a small local lake, had lunch with a local family in their home, (Spanish skills help here but the guides can translate), boating around the river looking for and finding heaps of animals and birds, sun set on the river was magical with the pink dolphins popping up all around us (we were offered the chance to swim but they are scary looking beasts!) and walking through the local forest looking for the creepy crawlies!
Is it deep pristine jungle? No. Is it fascinating, awesome and deep enough for you to be lost within 50 meters of the camp? Yes, don't wander off on your own or you will be lost!! The local village was welcoming and showed us hospitality but this is Peru and these guys know how to party at the weekends so you will get some noise.
Great place, great people and well worth spending the extra time on a boat if you want a more real and rustic experience!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NOT A LUXURY LODGE, NO FANCY WINE NO HOT TOWELS, THIS IS THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND RIVER NOT NYC, ABOUT THE LODGE AND ROOMS Our Lodge is located 100 TRUE kilometers downstream Amazon River from Iquitos. We border the largest track of terra firme rainforest left in the world. Pick and choose what excursions you would like to do with your private jungle guide.The Lodge consists of two buildings, The large dining room has a 220v recharging station, library and a bar. The buffet serving table where you will find two hot thermos, one with REAL coffee (not instant)and the other with hot water for tea (in a box by the side). The long house is where the rooms are located and a relaxing hammock room in the back. Matrimonial, Double or Triple Room each with private bathroom with flush toilet and running water. Rooms are protected by mosquito netting and an additional bed net, Thick mattresses, 12volt LED lighting, commode, shelf and table for convenience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Otorongo Expeditions Hotel Iquitos