We’ve been meaning to write this review ever since we returned from Otorongo 8 months ago, and perhaps it’s better late than never. The place, and the people who run it – Anthony and Ivy – deserve every bit of praise already mentioned in other reviews.
I was afraid of venturing out into the Amazonian wild before I set foot on the grounds of Otorongo. The lodge was immaculately clean and the hosts were extremely welcoming and accommodating. During our stay at the lodge, we got to observe many species of birds, insects, frogs, other reptiles, and even spotted monkeys. Anthony and Ivy are extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and we learned more from them in the three days that we spent there than we could ever learn from literature or television.
Most memorable, perhaps, were the fishing trips we made with Anthony. He is an avid fisherman, and if you are into fishing for piranhas, look no further. This is an experience of a lifetime, something to brag about back at home. Not only did we catch piranhas, we were also served them for dinner. They are darn tasty fish!
I could write about other things we experienced with Otorongo, but then you get to make your own schedule there. One thing certain, the owners are extremely professional and will make your stay as comfortable and exciting as you want it to be. If you are in for an unforgettable journey at a reasonable price, then Otorongo is the right choice for you.
- 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