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Review of Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest
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USD 250.00*
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3-Day Amazon Jungle Tour at Sinchicuy Lodge
Ranked #473 of 1,449 things to do in Peru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It was an adventurous trip to the amazon rainforest of peru... The boat ride through the river and using machete to clear the paths through the forest.. Was hardcore!!

7  Thank justyantony
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

We stayed in Muyana Amazon Lodge for three nights and took lot of boat rides as it had rained a lot and we could not walk anywhere!! Staff took us several times in boat to see wildlife but we saw very few birds, monkeys etc.

4  Thank happy460
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The title of this review may be a bit puzzling, but it has a lot of significance and meaning. It is the phrase used by one of the naturalists, Juan Tejeda, aboard the Aqua Amazon River Cruise. It is an understatement. Aqua Expeditions has two luxurious riverboats to transport its guest through the Pacaya Samiria Reserve at the headwaters of the Peruvian Amazon. Twelve beautifully appointed suites provide all the comforts of a five star hotel for each of the 24 passengers. California king beds, individually controlled air conditioning, and a wall to wall, floor to ceiling window give a comfortable vista of this spectacular sanctuary.
Exquisitely prepared meals from locally obtained fruits, vegetables, fish and other exotic delicacies are served at every meal. Rare Paiche fish, fresh water shrimp, and a host of wonderful and delicious local treats.
The real highlight, however, is not the food or the boat, but the Amazon. Hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, fish, monkeys, and sloths are part of the rainforest inhabitants. Each species expertly identified by one of the three certified naturalists guides onboard. Your twice daily ventures into the rainforest takes place on smaller skiffs that allow for safe comfortable travel deep into jungle.
The small number of passengers results in an intimate welcoming by the entire crew. Each member knowing each guest by name, what they like to drink, and where they are from. The experience is truly once in a lifetime. So, if you ever had the urge, Check It Out!

6  Thank WillG8R
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We spent 2 magical full days (4 days in total, with the travel time) in the Amazon jungle, hosted by Rainforest Expeditions at Refugio Amazonas lodge. I was enthusiastic with the entire trip especially thanks to our guide, Jarrinson, who made this a success. He had a remarkable knowledge of the rainforest, and was always open to answer any of our questions in great detail. He made the entire experience interesting and fun.
We were lucky to be a group of 2, so it was easy for us to watch all the wildlife shown to us.
The lodge was unexpectedly interesting, with a room setup which makes you enjoy the jungle at every moment... since there was no wall towards the jungle :)
I was impressed with the good planning and organizing from the Rainforest Expeditions, they were very reliable and really cared that we had a good time.

5  Thank StefaniaV1
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

A full 5 stars for the Amazon -- because, really, could it be anything but outstanding? But just 4 stars for the tour company we went with...wishing like crazy I could give them a 5, because they mean so well.

Curuhuinsi Eco Tours is owned and operated by a great group of local guides who, after years of working for other adventure tour companies, decided to strike out on their own. Perhaps it's because they're new to this, or maybe it's true what I heard about cutthroat competitors playing sneaky games, but for some reason, they're not listed in TripAdvisor under their own name. They do have a website, though, and a FaceBook presence, so Google them for great photos and more information.

I can't give them a full 5 stars for two reasons: 1) the lodge could have been cleaner, even for a jungle; and 2) the bar in the village just a few hundred metres away pounded out Latin dance music into the wee hours every night we were there, making it very difficult to get to sleep. (They might also consider providing playing cards and board games for the hours of downtime after dark, and maybe a selection of beer and wine, at least during the rainy season when the lodge is cut off from land).

Apart from that, it was an amazing experience. We saw monkeys (including one that jumped into our boat and into my lap) and sloths and taratulas and tropical birds of all kinds, caught a two-metre anaconda in the dark, swam with river dolphins, fished for piranha, learned of local medicines and the like on a hike through the rainforest, and spent hours boating up and down the tributaries that feed the Amazon.

Our guide, Kid, was outstanding, always eager to take us out and show us the wonders of the jungle he grew up in. The rest of the staff were equally eager to please, jumping to help with anything we needed. And the food was plentiful and tasty.

All of this came at a cost that was lower than most lodges/tours in the area and included pickup and dropoff at the airport in Iquitos.

I think with a little more time and a few tweaks -- and maybe an agreement with the bar owner to tone it down a bit -- this company could be one of the better ones in the area, especially given their ties to the community.

Check them out on their website or FB page.

9  Thank Bart J
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