So I am starting planning early...I am planning to go to the Amazon region in Sep 2013.
Before getting into the question about lodges, is Sep a good time to go...I want to go there during the low-water season..and my main goals are just being in the jungle, listen to the sounds, see people living along the river, watch lot of birds and other wildlife...and be near the Amazon river itself.
Then I am trying to do some research into lodges..my main requiremens are:
- it should be far enough from iquitos so jungle is more pristine with more wildlife and feels remote.
- be in a area with lot of birds and animals around...
- great if there are hiking trails in the area to explore and see wildlife.
- great if you can see birds and other wildlife right near the lodge when you are hanging out :)
- don't care too much about the luxury aspects...any reasonable accommodation will do...with decent food.
- Planning to stay for about 7 nights
Well, as of now I have narrowed it down to about 4 lodges
- Explornapo lodge
- Tahuayo lodge
- Amazon yarapa river lodge
- Muyuna lodge
Any recommendations/experiences with the above...or any other lodge recommendations?
Anyone has experience with trails at the Amazon research center near Tahuayo lodge? It seems there is a huge network of trails there with lot of wildlife abound?
Thank you for your time....