Muyuna Amazon Lodge
Designed, built and run by local villagers, the Muyuna Amazon Lodge is a paragon of socially and environmentally responsible tourism. It lies deep in the jungle along the Yanayacu River and consists of traditional rainforest bungalows on stilts. The open-air bungalows are sealed with mosquito netting and contain between two and six beds each. There is a private bathroom with a shower, flush toilet and wash basin in each one, as well as a balcony with river or jungle views where guests can relax on the hammock.
The large communal room is another pleasant place to rest in a hammock, play a board game or foosball match, or socialize with fellow travelers. The lodge doesn't have electricity, so all the bungalows and walkways are lit with kerosene lamps, lending the place an aura of enchantment when the sun goes down. Guests will be able to charge their camera batteries at certain times, however.
The best part about staying at the Muyurina Amazon Lodge is the great number and variety of exciting activities guests can participate in nearby. Day and night walks for spotting animals and medicinal plants, visits to authentic local communities, trips in handmade canoes, swimming with river dolphins, camping out deep in virgin rainforest (equipment provided), fishing for piranha and many other opportunities are available.
The experienced guides, many of whom grew up nearby, speak good English and will astound you with their encyclopedic knowledge of Amazonian flora and fauna. Specialized excursions for physicians, birdwatchers, biologists, etc. can be arranged, as well as one-on-one guided tours. A maximum of four excursions per full day is possible, while the days of arrival and departure allow for as many as two. One guided excursion is included in the price of accommodations.
The Muyuna Amazon Lodge is located deep in the rainforest on the shores of the Yanayacu River, a tributary of the Amazon. The city of Iquitos is 80 miles away.
Food & Beverage
At the Muyuna Amazon Lodge guests will never need to worry about food because all their meals are included in the price of lodging. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the communal room, but guests may request room service for breakfast at an additional cost. The lodge's chefs prepare mouthwatering Peruvian and international cuisine and can prepare vegetarian or other special meals if given advance notice. Purified drinking water is always available free of cost but guests should bring their own water bottles.
How To Get There
Transportation from Iquitos to the lodge is complimentary. Your guide will pick you up from the airport or your hotel in the morning and accompany you on the three-hour journey in speedboat to the lodge. You'll arrive at the lodge just in time for lunch.
Amenities & Services
General:Bar, Garden, Welcome Drink, Snack Bar, Family Friendly, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ground-Floor Terrace, Restaurant, Breakfast.
Services:In-Room Breakfast Option, Airport Transfer, Water Sports Equipment, Laundry Service, Room Service, Tours and Excursions, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Kayak/Canoe Rental, Wake-Up Service, Luggage Storage.
On-Site Activities:Foosball, Hammocks, Ping-Pong.
Nearby Attractions:Swimming with Dolphins, Orchid Spotting, Canopy Tours, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bird Watching, Lake, Trekking, Gastronomy, Rain Forest, Beach, Hiking, Fishing, River Trips, Boating, Wildlife Observation.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel and from the hotel to the bus terminal.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 9am
Check-out time: 2pm
The hotel does not operate a non-smoking policy.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 6 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Cribs for children under 2 years of age are available for free.
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
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