Probably not the place for cruise-loving folks, but great for relatively fit outdoor loving tourists. The birding is GREAT. If you are a birder, ask for William or Javier. There may be more guides that know birds well, but those two are excellent. The trip by canoe can be long, but the trip itself was a treat. There are many uneven passages, trails and stairs so this trip is not for the overweight or underactive. One woman in our group was in her late sixties, overweight, out of shape and complained the entire time. Clearly not in the right frame of mind, and poorly prepared.
Much fewer mosquitos/bugs than the Everglades, which is my yardstick for bugs. We did wear our jungle gear, tucked pants into long socks, lightweight long sleeved shirts, took Jungle Juice, head lamps. Did get some bites, but not bad. Mosquito netting on the beds worked well, no holes. Loved the experience and opportunity to see wildlife, great, great staff!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Heath River marks the remote Amazon-region border between Peru and Bolivia. Bordering two radically different ecosystems of rainforest and lowland savannah.Heath River Wildlife Center is the only eco-lodge on this river. And it offers the world's only large macaw clay lick reachable in half a day from a jetport with daily connections to the outside world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heath River Wildlife Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Heath River Wildlife Center Peru/Tambopata National Reserve