I went here in 2006, not 2010, after a week and half of travelling between Lima, Iquitos and Mazan...it was great after being in a hut for a week, having hot water, decent food and fun bar/lounge to hang out in. It was very rustic in a fun way, rooms were sufficient, bathrooms as well. There were safes in the room, which was great, with fun pirate looking keys. The lounge/bar had hammocks and was in the center of the spider-like layout. Very neat observation tower also. The back of our room was partially screened for a window and you could hear the sounds of the jungle loud at night...very cool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named after the jungle's most stunning flower and stay in one of the most exceptional lodges within the 40-hectare rainforest reserve at the Northern Peruvian Amazon. Experience authentic comfort during your rainforest stay amidst the wildlife, islands and lagoons, a perfect base to begin your low-impact Amazon adventure. Explore the jungle, feel the wildlife first hand and appreciate the wonders of nature. Go trekking, bird watching as well as looking out for pink dolphins. Our prime Amazon limited electricity lodge assures you with an enlightening and eco-friendly stay, an exploration of raw journey yet providing you with the most comfort and convenience. Sail through this magical rainforest, wander the natural beauty, and then relax back to the comfort of our lodge with some marvelous memories. Location Heliconia Amazon River Lodge is located on the left bank of the magnificent Amazon River in Yanamono Communal Reserve, 80 km (50 miles) from Iquitos City. Getting there. International flights to and from Iquitos are now being serviced by Copa Airlines, initially from Panama. From Lima, fly to Iquitos via domestic airlines with several flights daily. 90-Minute flight. From the Iquitos Airport, we will transfer you to Bellavista Port, where you will board our motorized boat for 1.15 Hours downstream along the Amazon River. Our Unique Qualities: • Archetypal Amazon architecture rustic houses built on stilts all connected by thatched roofed corridors with a refreshing swimming pool in its inner garden; ecofriendly limited electricity yet safe and secure which is the lodge's standard • Built by local construction masters from the Yanamono Reserve, renowned for its vast biodiversity and having the most number of tree species in the jungle of the Amazon River. • Commitment to protect the surrounding ecosystems in a working and sustainable cooperation with our host communities; observing sustainable practices such as providing hot water shower using natural gas. • Typical Amazon cuisine, distinct flavor with global appeal The Lodge in detail: Stay at an eco-sensitive, limited electricity lodge built by the local host community in a complex of 14 rustic clusters of native style pavilions that house the Reception/Bar, rooms, dining, public areas, Shamanic Ritual House and the swimming pool within the inner garden. Admire the Lodge's high ceilinged thatched roof made entirely of palm fronds, a rustic work of art. Rest and relax in a choice of completely screened rooms with terraces overlooking the gardens & forest or bungalows with hammocks and rocking chairs, likewise, you can dine and unwind in the comfort of screen protected restaurant and lobby bar. Key Features Airport shuttle; Lobby Bar; Guided Jungle Excursions; Swimming Pool; Hot Water Showers Check-in - 1:00 PM; Check out - 12:00 PM Lodge Facilities - Lobby Bar - Restaurant - Swimming Pool -Hammock Hut - Library - Play Room -Shamanic Ritual House -Rustic Amazon Cookhouse Services - Airport shuttle - Porter - Bilingual Staff - Land and boat transfers - Safe - Travel desk Rooms Slumber and snooze in a pure and simple rainforest retreat, as you encounter nature at leisure. While the Amazon beckons for you to discover and explore, this unspoiled ambience also encourages much needed repose and relaxation. With thoughtful consideration, our Heliconia Amazon River Lodge was built for your comfort: spacious twin, double and family rooms constructed in typical Amazon style, well ventilated with high ceilings and panoramic windows for you to gaze out to the landscape outside. One cluster of rooms overlooks the garden and forest, with terraces where you can relax and enjoy while looking out to the grandeur of the flora and fauna - well worthy for a jungle getaway. Amenities • Electrical outlets to charge your laptop, tablet and other devices • Ceiling fans • Private bathrooms with hot water showers • Safe, flashlight, rubber boots and rain poncho for each guest • Ideal for families with family rooms for up to 4 people. Water bottled for each guest , the first day The Lodge consists of 14 clusters, 8 of which house the 26 rooms distributed as follows: • Yellow Pavilion 6 rooms with terrace • Red Pavilion with 4 bedrooms with terrace • Green Pavilion with 6 rooms with terrace • 4 Bungalows / terrace room • Brown Pavilion with 6 rooms with loft ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heliconia Amazon River Hotel Iquitos