What can we say! The best 4 nights we have ever had. Great food, company and of course the jungle. Alejandro was our guide and really went the extra mile, doing his best to show all the animals on offer. More
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What can we say! The best 4 nights we have ever had. Great food, company and of course the jungle. Alejandro was our guide and really went the extra mile, doing his best to show all the animals on offer. MoreShow less
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Amazon Lodge Tambopata
The tours were great. I know guides don't always see animals, so I felt very lucky that we saw monkeys, tarantula, macaws, and many others.
The food was good, portions were a little small. One thong to note- my boyfriend found flies in the sugar and showed it to the chef, and later when he went to get more sugar, it was the same container.
The room...i expected it to be pretty basic. But my boyfriend and I both ended up with multiple bed bug bites. Also, the door didn't fit into the door frame, so there was about 1/2 inch at the bottom and top both where flies could get in. Also the curtains didn't fully cover the window so not much privacy.
Overall, a good deal as all the other tours I found were $30-40 higher per day.
It is a good place, the guides are awesome. They really know where the wildlife is. The place will really make you feel being inside the Amazon. Their plan is super tight and very well balanced at the same time. It is a great value, in terms of experience.
We highly recommend Tambopata Jungle Tours. We booked a customized trip for 6 days out of Pto. Maldonado, which included some of the usual hotspots such as Lake Sandoval and Cachuela Clay Lick, as well as the more remote Chuncho Clay Lick further up the Tambopata River. We were assigned an excellent guide named Daguer who is very knowledgeable and spoke good English. He knows jungle flora,and fauna very well, including birds. He accompanied us the entire time and was attentive to our needs. All the lodges were clean and comfortable and provided mosquito netting over the beds. Food was very good at the various lodges. And I should mention that the price of $411 for the six days was quite reasonable. I would definitely travel with this company again.
Highly recommend! We did the 2 nights/3 day tour. Being nervous booking the budget Amazon experience, I checked TripAdvisor regularly before going. The one thing I noticed about being here was that every complaint I read on TripAdvisor before coming was addressed and fixed. For example, one person complained they had too much down time especially at night in the past. The staff was sure to fix that! Our days and evenings were filled with treks, canoe rides, monkeys, boat trips, and night walks! Another complaint in the past referred to not knowing when things were happening. The staff fixed this because we knew when each activity was happening ahead of time consistently! We were given a nice time (20-1 hour) for breaks too here and there. Good balance. Also says a lot about a place that truly reads what it's customers say and try to improve the customer experience.
Albert our guide was wonderful. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. Albert really wants to you to see the best of the Amazon. He is passionate about what he does. Abed, the booking manager, is fantastic and will answer all your questions promptly via email.
Someone was there to meet us off the overnight bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. Abed had booked that was for us ahead of time, and it was great!
We were dropped off in town to get breakfast and supplies while other guests were picked up. Our driver returned, took us to the river, and we hopped on a boat right to the lodge. The grounds are beautiful and the rooms rustic but have a private bathroom and hammocks. A little damp, but you're in the Amazon- everything is damp!
Then given a preview of the day, we were given time to change and off to the cloud bridge and zip lining we went! I could detail each event but know they were all wonderful from the trek to the lake and canoe ride, monkey island, and sunrise macaw watching. We did it all and more.
You do leave early on the third day so book flights or transport from Puerto Maldonado earlier than later. We had a 1:30 PM flight but had to be dropped off early because you need a boat and van to get there. We did go to the animal rescue reserve in Puerto Maldonado and that was cool.
Great honest place that truly is working to constantly improve and give you the best experience. Great food too!
We spent one night at this lodge. It was clean, relaxing and in a beautiful setting. Electricity came on at various times throughout the day (generally when the chefs were cooking) and wifi was available at these times too (not the fastest though).
The food was good but a set menu so no choice. The vegetarian member of our group was catered for however the chefs didn't seem to understand the concept of gluten free meals. Luckily between us we were able to make sure our gluten free member had something to eat.
The drawback of this lodge is the small amount of staff that clean/cook etc. speak Spanish ONLY. On the day of our arrival the tour guide wasn't there so we had no way of finding out when the evening treks were or the time to be up in the morning. Luckily, another guest spoke Spanish and was able to translate over the phone for us. Without her we would have been genuinely stuck with no idea what was going on.
If you want some time away from the hustle and bustle of modern life (electricity, wifi, hot water etc) in a beautiful, basic setting then Amazon Lodge is for you. Just make sure you have a Spanish speaker in your group!!!