This is an amazing way to experience the Amazon basin.
Instead of being distracted by other people, by staying at Amazon Villa, a part of Rainforest Expeditions, you have total privacy --just you and your partner and your guide when you want to go on hikes or take a trip up or down the river. You have unlimited private access to the Villa's river boat, your own very talented chef who comes to the Villa, and all the sounds of nature one could want without any ambient noise! Our guide was amazing and never intrusive.This was a fantastic opportunity and we are so glad we decided on this approach to seeing a piece of the Amazon basin.
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Mesmerized by Rainforest Villa
When my wife Jeanine and I learned that Rainforest Expeditions was inaugurating a private Luxury Villa nested in the middle of the rain forest, fully staffed and featuring an array of private excursions, we jumped at the chance to be one of their first guests. Our stay by far exceeded all our expectations. Rainforest Expeditions once again delivered. The amenities at the villa where wonderful, our well trained, and friendly staff prepared succulent meals made with fresh ingredients. They met our every need. To be able to experience the jungle on our “own terms”, with an expert private guide, on our own boat and picking our own time of departure, opened the door to extraordinary experiences and encounters. For us Tambopata was already one of our favorite jungle destinations and now we were given full control of how we did each activity, how much time we could spend at each location and if we wanted, just park the boat on a river bank and spend time listening to the river or simply float downriver to the sounds coming from the jungle.
The isolation and flexibility not only gave us the opportunity to just spend time reading, relaxing and reconnecting. In the evenings we spent time by an open fire watching an artist weave a tapestry with palm strands, listening to the native community shaman tell us about local traditions, ancient rituals and their mythology. The sky without light pollution was an explosion of start. Maybe it was just luck, but getting to see a jaguar, a puma, and a deer during our stay at the Villa we believe had more to do with our autonomy than just chance. At el Chuncho clay lick we stayed for 3 extra hours after all other visitors departed. The experience was the best we ever had at the clay lick. The amount of birds that came down to the clay was staggering. Having a cappuccino with a full service breakfast at the lick was a superbly elegant touch. The most extraordinary nature experience for us was our 8-hour outing to Sachavacayok Oxbow Lake. We had the trail that took us to the lake all to ourselves. We took our time hanging out with troops of monkeys, got to see some amazing birds along the way. Floating on the lake with no set time for our return to the villa gave us a chance to just wait and let nature happen. Our lunch by the creek was perfect and the water provides us with a show of every changing pastel color patterns reflecting on the water.
All around a mesmerizing experience.