Upon arrival to Iquitos, I was surprised to be picked up an delivered to my hotel by Maniti. My tour did not begin until the next day. The next morning I was picked up by the owner of the company - Guido. He was ontime and was very organized.
We went by boat to the camp which is 30km outside of Iquitos in middle of the jungle. Make no mistake - the camp is very nice given you are in a 3rd world location and in the middle of the jungle. It is not a 5-star resort. They offer an authentic Amazon experience. There is running water, but power is limited to certain hours of the day from a generator. It's enough to see where you're going at night and charge your camera batteries.
The guides were very friendly and wanted to teach people about the surroundings. We toured many of the local villages and jungle areas.
Upon return to Iquitos we were met again by Guido who had transportation organized to the airport for our flight home. They look after their customers.
Overall a fun experience. Probably not a trip for small children, but that has more to do with the area and the condition of Iquitos than the trip provider.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the interior of the jungle, on the main Amazon River, 2 hours down river from the city of Iquitos. Lodging is in traditional, authentic, stilted thatched-roof style house with private bungalows protected with mosquito nets and plenty of hammocks. At night camp is lit with kerosene lamps and solar powered lights. All accommodations are private with private shower and bathroom. ... more less
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