It was marvelous!!
We were part of a group of five friends spending over two weeks in Peru. We expected Cusco and Machu Piccho to be amazing (and they were)….but had no idea that our stay on the Amazon at the Grand Amazon Lodge would be the highlight of our trip. It was marvelous!!
Carlos was our guide. He knew all the right places to see amazing wildlife (monkeys, sloths, caiman, birds, etc.), fish for piranha, and swim with the pink dolphins. Best of all, he was a true conservationist intent on protecting his environment for the future. It was obvious he loved nature and approached everything with a sense of humor.
I spent two weeks in Peru but the last three days in the jungle at the Grand Amazon Lodge were amazing. The lodge was beautiful and the food delicious. Our guide, Carlos was very knowledgeable and knew where to find the five species of monkeys, sloths, caimeas, multiple species of birds and fish we were to see in their natural habitat. The tours were unique from swimming with pink dolphins in the Amazon to night walks in the jungle. It was surreal to lay in bed at night and listen to the jungle talk. Carlos and other staff also taught us how important preserving the jungle and it’s inhabitants are to the local villagers especially the children. Peru was an amazing country but the trip up the Amazon- what we saw and did, was unforgettable and if you get that close to the jungle you should go, you won’t be disappointed.
Me and my partner Chris had a really amazing time on the Amazon jungle experience
Me and my partner Chris had a really amazing time on the Amazon jungle experience. Carlos was an exceptionally good tour guide, he was engaging and informative and looked after us. The lodge is beautiful and the staff are really friendly! Our rooms were thoroughly insect proof and very high quality. The food was brilliant too! Our highlights were the boat rides and fishing! Thank you so much, we highly recommend this tour/experience.
Such a neat place!
We had a great time at the Amazon Discovery Lodge! Everything was nice and new and the food was amazing – much better than we expected! Our tour guide, Carlos took us on a couple of hikes and a couple of boat rides too in the short time that we were there. We saw some some really neat things and learned a lot! I would recommend this place to anyone.
Side trip to Amazon
These folks aim to please. Everyone is very friendly and sincere. The facility is terrific, the food outstanding, and the guide very knowledgeable. If you are looking for an off the tourist track adventure, I recommend this.
We did the “Fast and Furious” tour prior to our 4 day hike to Machu Picchu. You will find the airfares to do this side trip very reasonable.
Trip of a Lifetime!
We went to the Amazon Discovery Lodge for a week to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. It was the trip of a lifetime! Our private guide, Carlos was so knowledgeable and really listened to what we wanted to see and learn. He was with us from getting off the plane in Iquitos. He was so excited to share his country and especially the Amazon Rain Forest and it’s culture with us! The lodge staff made both the celebration of our Anniversary and my birthday so very special!! The staff at the lodge were all wonderful and friendly. They all wanted to assure that we loved the lodge as much as they do! We saw all 7 species of monkeys that live in the area. We saw multiple sloths. Too many bird species to count. A family of 9 capybara. And so many other animals. Just amazing!! We visited two different villages, San Juan and San Pedro. We learned how to use the natural materials in the jungle to help build an Inti House. We went on boat rides and hikes excursions three times a day! And the sunsets were the most amazing sunsets We have ever seen in our lives!!! We rode down the river with hundreds upon hundreds of Egrets flying with us. We went fishing for piranha and swam in the Amazon with the pink dolphin. Suzanna the chef was amazing we never ate the same meal twice, not even for breakfast!! Every meal was delicious. There are too many wonderful experiences to list here. See their Facebook page I posted a run down of our trip on there.
Other important points, we followed the lodges advice and treat our clothes with the mosquito repellent Sawyer, permethrin clothing insect repellent. It’s well worth taking the time to treat your clothing before you go. We did not get a single mosquito bite! No there are not a lot of bugs, snakes or spiders everywhere. We saw them when we went looking for them in the jungle. The entire cabana was netted so you do not have a mosquito net over your bed. Certainly better!! There is only cold water for the shower so take your shower in the afternoon or evening when it is refreshing and you’re glad for the cold water. We had several electrical outlets in our room. So no worries charging anything. We had WiFi everywhere on the lodge premises. Some days it was stronger than others but it was available everyday all day.
You definitely need long sleeves and long pants for hiking through the jungle and a rain poncho! We also wore a sun hat every day. We took one which also had a mosquito head net which we were glad for on the night hikes!
If we could give this trip 10 stars we would.
This place is amazing
This place is amazing, the facilities are much more than what one expects to be in the middle of the jungle (they even have Wifi). The guides are the best of the place, we were lucky to be with Luis Sanchez and he showed us in the best possible way the jungle. We saw infinite animals and our guide took it as a victory every sighting.
I really recommend this place, they are starting, but it shows that they are doing things right from the beginning.
Don't hesitate and visit this unique and beautiful lodge in the Amazon!
Conclusion: dont hesitate and visit this unique place!
We had an amazing 4 day/3night trip at the Amazon Discovery Lodge. Our (private) guide Jorge showed us around during different excursions and shared all his knowledge of the area and animale with us. You can tell your guide your preferences and he makes a schedule that meets all your needs, great service! The lodge itself is a-ma-zing! Really beautiful and with a nice view on the river. Between the excursions you can relax, chill and enjoy the view from your hammock. 3 times a day the chefs serves a delicious meal. We literally enjoyed every bite! The family that runs the lodge is very helpful, kind and really passionated about the area. They have a lot of knowledge about all the animale that live there and they would do everything to make your stay even better (if that’s even possible).
Conclusion: dont hesitate and visit this unique place!
Amazing Amazonian Experience
A fantastic visit to the Amazon
We had a terrific stay at the 3N/4D stay at Amazon Discovery Lodge and in the Amazon generally (bug bites aside). The lodge is beautiful, the rooms are very comfortable, and the food is great. Most important, every staff member was friendly and helpful.
Vlad (our main guide) and Miller (his assistant from the nearby village) were both very good. Their knowledge of plants, animals, boating, traditional medicine, and geography was very impressive. Their ability to spot animals and birds was especially mind-blowing.
Our visit to the rain forest was certainly a highlight, maybe the highlight, of our vacation in Peru.
Wonderful place to disconnect and get to know the Amazon jungle, always respecting animals and the environment. Our guide Aldo an expert and enthusiastic who made us learn many interesting things. The exquisite food!
Authentic experience in the true Amazon
We spent 3 days at the Lodge enjoying nature. The cabins are spacious and cozy. The place is respectful with the environment. We had a guide called Aldo only for the 2, he discovered many animals trying to camouflage themselves. Miller drove the boat to almost inaccessible places. Unforgettable experience without ornaments for tourists. The food maybe is improvable. Highly recommended.
I stayed 5 days in July 2019. It was an impressive experience, we could see many animals with a totally personalized attention. The logde is very nice and the food is of very good quality. I would go back a thousand times! In winter because there is more water, in summer because it is drier … As a suggestion and as I had the experience of having 2 different guides, I think it would be good if according to the profile of the traveler request a more or less young guide, more or less active, etc.
Unique lifetime experience
Trip to the Jungle
Had a wonderful time
Amazing Amazon done right
From the get go we felt that our trip was very personalized with the manager reaching out to us a couple of days ahead of our trip.
We had issues with our flight timings but they were very accommodating.
The lodge itself is very cute ,comfortable and clean in the heart on amazon. They even have basic internet imagine that!! The place is sealed well to keep the bugs out.
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the wildlife around the staff is very affable. We were treated to local cuisines. We got to see a couple of animals – sloths, owl monkeys, cayman, pink dolphins, red iguana, macaw, fished a piranha, anaconda in the neighborhood village. Definitely take the excursion on foot into the forest. This will let you truly appreciate the grandeur of the amazing amazon and impenetrable it really is.
Maxime and Clarisse
One of the best vacations ever