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iquitos
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a wonderful place for the lovers of the nature.,prisitine jungle,nice landscapes.,guides with a hight knowledge about the jungle.,good staff,good food,good accomoidations,private rooms,just wonderfull place.

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Santa Marta, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I recommend this lodge for a great wildlife adventure. It is somewhat remote, but it is the best wildlife experience in the area. I visited some of the other nearby lodges, but the available tree canopies there were not nearly as tall. A lot of the area upriver from the lodge is basically unexplored territory. The hike to Yarina Lake... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

From our arrival in Iquitos City, met by our fantastic guide Wilder, we experienced nothing but fantastic service, wonderful travel, great food and amazing scenery. On the 4-hour boat trip Wilder explained what excursions would available and we decided on what we wanted to do each day. The actual Lodge was remote and and beautiful. We settled in our rooms... More 

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Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Amazing. This was not my first trip to the rainforest. The lodge is modest, but the quality of its guides and the nature experience is outstanding. It is the last lodge on the river Yanayacu, making the experience authentic. And this is why we travelled so far. We had a guide called Wilder, who is an inhabitant of a local... More 

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Thank Daniela S
WorldClassBob, Director of Sales at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed the Amazon Refuge experience. Wilder is an excellent guide who takes delight in catching Anaconda, Caimans and various snakes for you to take photos and release. We just need a few more clients to enable this project to be self-sustaining. More 

Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were looking for a remote location where we could experience the true Amazon jungle. A 4 hour boat ride from Iquitos did the trick. Our interests were primarily birdwatching but we wanted to see any and all local wildlife. Our guide, WIlder, was very enthusiastic and skilled at finding and identifying birds and other wildlife. We could go out... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Unfortunately, we were unable to go to this lodge due to flooding in the area. The US contact, Mr. Bob Todd, was extremely helpful and accomodating, and he did the very best he could wtih a bad situation. We were told about the flooding well enough in advance of our arrival, and so we had time to make alternate plans.... More 

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WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

The Amazon River is currently experiencing one of the worst floods ever due to glacier melt in the Andes. Amazon Refuge is currently flooded and once the waters retreat we will need to make some repairs before reopening. We expect to reopen by the end of May or early June 2015. In the meanwhile all of our clients have been... More 

Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Easily the best experience I've had in South America so far. Putting a freshly caught alligator on the barbecue whilst camping in the amazon was as much jungle as I could possibly hope for. Wilder was an amazing guide; very knowledgeable and he did everything he could do to please us. Oh, and the fact that he can catch literally... More 

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Thank Apeelen
WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Tom, Thank you for your comments! So glad you enjoyed your stay and your kind words about Wilder have been passed on to him. We are working on making the bungalows cleaner by installing new tiles in the bathrooms with non-slip floor tiles. We have a double filtration system in the kitchen for washing dishes with cleanliness in mind always.... More 

Monterey Bay, CA
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wilder is the full package! He is enthusiastic and eager to show you his native home. He is very knowledgeable and he uses all senses to find the object that he wants to show you. We were thoroughly challenged with different tours daily. Wildlife is abundant and we were spoiled with being the only ones around. Do not come if... More 

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Lima, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you are looking for a true and non-tourist experience in Peru’s Amazon region, this is it! The Amazon Refuge Lodge is located at the end of human habitation on the Yanayacu River. The trip from Iquitos to the port at Nauta will require 1+ hrs by road and then another 5 hrs to the Lodge by river. Your reward... More 

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Thank Sieger12
WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Hans, Thanks for your review, coming from a Forester and a local Iquitos resident that has been to several lodges in the area your review means a lot to us. That you have returned a second time is much appreciated. We have other guests that have returned three times. Now that the river is clear upstream on the Yanayacu there... More 

Seattle, WA
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157 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wow. Just Wow. We didn’t know what to expect on this trip. But the wildlife watching exceeded even our wildest expectations. If you want to see wildlife in the Amazon jungle, the Amazon Lodge is the way to do it. Our guides, Juan Carlos and Wilder were amazing. They managed to capture a 6 foot caiman and a big sloth... More 

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WorldClassBob, Owner at Amazon Refuge, responded to this review

Melissa, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed our remote Amazon lodge, Comments like yours make all the effort to make Amazon Refuge what it is worthwhile. The partners and Juan Carlos invite you to return and you will see some of your suggestions for improvements are already in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amazon Refuge is a remote eco-lodge with unsurpassed variety and abundance of wildlife. We have kayaks, dugout canoes and motorized canoes for exploring the hidden lakes and river. Trails up to 7km from the lodge to the black water Yarina Lake where there are a multitude of Macaws, a rookery for herons and other aquatic birds. Birders also come to see the Wattled Curassow only found near the Yanayacu River basin. We welcome researchers and adventurers to this remote haven. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amazon Refuge

Address: YanaYacu River, Paraiso, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Paraiso
Price Range: $120 - $420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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