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Nape Lodge

Avenida Aeropuerto km 6 Hostel - 45 minutes by boat, 20km from the city - Comunidad Nativa de Infierno, Puerto Maldonado 17001 Peru
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#3 of 3 inns in Puerto Maldonado
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Baawaja Expeditions - Ñape Lodge, is a private company, owned by the Native Community of Infierno in Tambopata. It was founded at the end of 2008, with the mission of promoting eco-tourism, research, activities related to the conservation of the Amazon through Tours in Tambopata, in order to raise awareness among our visitors about the importance of conservation of the culture, flora and fauna of our region. The community is composed of ethnic populations and differentiated indigenous groups, such as Ese-Eja. The community is located in the city of Puerto Maldonado, province of Tambopata, southeast of Peru; precisely between the banks of the TAMBOPATA River (in the local native language Ese Eja, known as BAAWAJA). To visit the community in its splendor, you can make one of our tours and stay at an Eco Lodge or one of the most comfortable Bungalows or Tourist Hostels that Baawaja Expeditions puts at your disposal. Tambopata awaits you!
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Free airport transportation
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Avenida Aeropuerto km 6 Hostel - 45 minutes by boat, 20km from the city - Comunidad Nativa de Infierno, Puerto Maldonado 17001 Peru
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Daz0 wrote a review Jul 2023
Stockport, United Kingdom68 contributions58 helpful votes
Don't want to be too harsh as we had a great experience and the staff were excellent in particular our guide Luis and the chef who made good home style local food. But it needs a little investment and some TLC, there's no excuse for the state of communal toilets or the fact the solar hot water system is broken so u have to shower in cold water if you are brave enough. Although overall the good just about out ways the bad.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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GlobeTrotting818518 wrote a review Nov 2022
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Really enjoyed our stay at Nape Ecolodge, Native owned and operated by the Infierno community's Baawaja Expeditions on the Tambopata River. Our assigned guide Tony met us at Puerto Maldonado Airport where we were transported to their office in town to drop of our excess luggage and pick up a few neccesities in town. 30 minutes drive to the native community then we boarded their motorised canoe for a 30 minute ride up the Tambopata River to the Nape ecolodge. The lodge was built in 2016 on the site of the existing botanical gardens created by the local Infierno native community some 20 years prior as an educational attraction for visitors to the Tambopata River. The accommodations were excellent, consisting of spacious well equipped 3-walled cabins opening onto private decks with a large private bathroom,( the shower is cold water only , and electricity is available limitedly but enough to recharge devices. I reccomend bringing a small batery operated light and mosquito repellent plus long sleeves and pants for the jungle walks). Each comfortable bed has a mosquito netting enclosure to assure peaceful nights. We slept well enjoying the jungle sounds. The entire compound is set on the shores of the Tambopata River in the rain forest jungle. Meals were tasty and plentiful and included roasted chicken, fresh fish, soups, stir fried veggies, spaghetti carbonara, lots of local fruits and juices. There is a paid bar on site as well offering beer, wine and cocktails. Included in our 3 nt 4 day package were all the tours and activities we could have asked for. Our favorites were the 30 minute jungle walk at sunset to their own 45 metre high canopy tower where we climbed to the height of the jungle canopy to observe the tree tops with numerous bird sightings like Macaws and other parrots as well. We also loved our boat ride up the river to the oxbow lake for an excursion on paddle raft for birdwatching and piranha fishing. The lodge cooked them up for us that night with dinner. Our guide Tony was super attentive throughout the 4 days making sure we were comfortable and provided knowledgeable insights to the jungle flora and fauna in an authentic and humorous style. A really great nature guide and a champion of his community and protection of the fragile environment. All the staff at Nape went above and beyond to take care of us and deliver a unique and authentic jungle experience. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lise H wrote a review Aug 2022
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We stayed at Nape lodge as part of our Intrepid tour. From the moment we arrived we couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome, especially our young children. The lodge is set is a beautiful location with a lovely central area where you can eat, drink, and relax. Our bedroom was clean and tidy with mosquito nets over each bed. The showers were cold but we knew that in advance 😊. A huge shout out to all the staff who were so friendly and helpful but especially to our guide Ed. Ed really helped to make the trip amazing - his knowledge about the environment especially on our tours into the rainforest really made for a very special trip. He was happy to answer endless questions from the children and went out of his way to include them in activity - I will say that despite his attempts to reassure me the spiders we saw on our night walk were not scary I remain a healthy fear 😂. Playing football with the staff in the afternoon was another highlight - all together what a wonderful and very special place ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you to all at the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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cavanclarky wrote a review Feb 2020
29 contributions47 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of a group. Rooms are lovely, clean and spacious. The facilities are basic but you are in the Amazon jungle.The food was great, very fresh and tasty. Staff are wonderful so helpful. Just make sure to bring powerbank and torch with you as there is only electricity at certain times of the day and lights go out bdtwen 21.00 and 21.30. Highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lucie H wrote a review Oct 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed here at the end of September 2019 and what an experience!! Please don’t go expecting the Hilton this is a jungle eco lodge and that is exactly the experience you will get. José was our tour guide who was fantastic and took us on several amazing excursions. We saw baby cayman, monkeys, capybara, all the birds and so much more. For where the lodge is located, the service and food is incredible. The staff are superb and very friendly. Even when our flight was cancelled 8 hours after our trip had ended, Baawaja came to make sure that we were ok and even escorted us to the hotel that the airline put us up in. They truly went above and beyond.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Denise D wrote a review Aug 2019
Port Moody, Canada79 contributions24 helpful votes
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This lovely lodge is run by the indigenous community, Infierno, on the Tambopata River, and offers an up close experience of the Amazon basin jungle. There is hot water, you just have to wait for about 4 mins. They got wifi about a month ago, although I prefer no wifi! Our guide, Ederson, was fabulous! He has extensive knowledge of the area, the plants, animals, ecosystem, and culture. We didn't see the giant river otters at the lake, but got to do piranha fishing while we were waiting. The cabins have one wall open to the jungle and the wall between the units in a double cabin are not to full ceiling height. This was not a problem for us at all. The activities were amazing, included... canopy tower climb, night walk, night caiman viewing, capybara search, medicinal plant walk, farm visit, clay lick for macaws, parrots and parakeets, plus a jungle walk in which we were lucky to spot wild peccaries crossing our path. We found this 4-day stay to be one of the most memorable parts of our 26 day visit to South America!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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rad k wrote a review Jun 2019
San Francisco, California44 contributions6 helpful votes
There are both good and bad here. Lets talk about the good part. The staff are very friendly and accommodate you. Good activities and tour guides too. Great local food cooked fresh. The chef is amazing Now coming to the staying part. On day 1 when we arrived we were not even given towels for 1 day, they just didn't have them. The next day after a struggle, they were able to give us towels, when we checked them out, they were either not properly washed or were given used towels. No hot water for 3 days. And also no power after 9. Initially we thought it might be the norm there but after talking with couple of friends who stayed at Rainforest and Inketerra, they had a 3 hr power cut in the morning never in the night and were given hot water. in the end we felt like can't trust anyone there.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Salvatore D wrote a review May 2019
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We stayed at the Ñape lodge 2 nights and it was the highlight of our trip to Perù! It felt like we were right in the middle of the Amazon Jungle! The main building of the lodge is stunning and we were welcomed by the manager Victor with cold drinks and cold towels after the boat trip on the Tambo Pata from Puerto Maldonado. The room was just perfect and I wasn’t expecting such comfort in such a remote area! We also had a lovely visit during the day from a friendly capibara! So cute! The staff is super professional and friendly, food was excellent and I can’t remember a single occasion when they weren’t smiling! I also celebrated my birthday here at Nape Lodge, and the fantastic place, along with the thoughtful organisation of a surprise celebration, made it a very special day that I won’t forget!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JPDork wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia208 contributions78 helpful votes
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We spent 4 days and 3 nights here at Nape Lodge and enjoyed it all. The communal area with the restaurant and bar was a great place to sit or to enjoy a hammock experience. The room was great and has been described accurately in other reviews - three walls and one side open to the elements which allowed the room to cool down. We were lucky to have a room without a neighbour so there was no issue with noise, but it could be a problem in those rooms that adjoin another. The three meals a day were tasty and the service was great - thanks Victor and Wilbert and other staff. We were lucky to join with another group so we had 5 guests with 2 guides - this was good as one guide was excellent and had binoculars and a telescope with him - thanks JuanCarlos for sharing with us. The other guide did not have the same equipment so if we had not been sharing we would have not had the same experience - the telescope was amazing for bird watching. The walks were great and the lodge provide gumboots which was good for the very wet and muddy areas throughout the rainforest. I would recommend the company and the lodge for this type of trip.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kjell E wrote a review Oct 2018
Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden17 contributions
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Fantastic! Guides (Luis Coneñas an Allan) Special thanks to Louis! A Guide That's Absolutely Skillful. ( I miss him). Maximum friendly staff. Exelent food.   I would recommend Nape Lodge. Nobody can be disappointed! Nice rooms, best service, nice and clean. You can walk on narrow trails in the jungle. The guide stops and tells about the animals being heard. The whole day mixes hundreds of sounds. Monkeys and parrots (Macaw) are heard screaming most of all animals. There are many insects but they are not dangerous. We saw no mosquitoes and other annoying insects besides a wasp. The wasp is harmless but you should avoid touching it.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nape Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nape Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mariposario Tambopata (0.6 miles), Puente Billinghurst (2.5 miles), and Amazon Shelter (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nape Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nape Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Nape Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nape Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nape Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burgos's Restaurant, La Semilla Cafe-Restauant-Pasteleria, and Cacao Center.
Does Nape Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nape Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nape Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Nape Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nape Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Is Nape Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.