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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Having been a volunteer at Explorer’s Inn ten years ago, I was keen to go back there with my husband this year (July 2015) for our honeymoon. We were not disappointed. As mentioned in previous reviews, the lodge has had difficulties in recent years, but it is now under new management and from what we could tell while we were...

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4Thank Liz D
Madrid
Reviewed 11 November 2014

I´ve been in Explorer´s Inn, with a Birdwatching Pack, 7d/6n, 1-7 nov 2014. The situation is this, as I could learn there: Explorer´s Inn collapsed in december 13, both financially, and physically, (at least in part). Being the oldest Lodge in the area (1975), its 90-year-old owner had taken a stance in the past few years of not updating or...

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11Thank Meropsapiaster
Evans, Georgia
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I stayed here for 4 days and nights in Nov 2012, booked through Peru-for-less. The rooms are sparse with no power or fresh water, but jungle temp showers. So if you want luxury, read no more. But if you want to experience the jungle without having to camp this is the place for you. The lodge has power from dark...

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2Thank randy h
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Just wanted to share that they gave me my money back. Kind of late but thankfully they returned it. But besides this, we had an awful exprience, we lost a day looking for a solution and could have been a bigger nightmare if. Don´t know yet if they are working again.

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5Thank Juan Q
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Three days before a reservation for mid-March I received an email saying the lodge was closed due to flooding. They did offer to set me up with another guide who would take me birding and they would transfer the deposit to him. The new guide was excellent and tried his best but the money was never transferred to him from...

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2Thank byrder2014
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 29 January 2014

On December 2013. this lodge sold me a 3 night stay for January, from the 12th to the 16th. Three days before my arrival, I was at Cuzco by that time, they sent me an e-mail saying that because of a strike and renovations, they won´t be able to receive us at the lodge. I went to their offices at...

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4Thank Juan Q
Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We spent there 3 nights. Stay was very well organised starting from the airport pick up and ending with us being transferred to the airport on the way back. Tasty lunch on the boat to the lodge. It's a 1,5 h long trip which gives an opportunity to start experiencing amazing nature. After arrival there is not much time to...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 15 September 2013

This lodge is the oldest one in the region, and unfortunately you can tell. It was built in 1976 and it looks that did not change a thing since then. mosquito nets full of holes (taped up...), wooden walkways that are rotten away (it is safer to walk beside those walkways then on them). Apart from that, there was not...

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1Thank Wim B
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Josmel was a great guide, we saw lots of birds,reptiles,insects,mammals,fish,plants. He was fantastic at finding animals that the group would have miseds without him. We saw the giant River Otters, a Harpy Eagle, and he caught a white caiman. I liked the rooms without electricity, and a few candles, it was so nice to be without smart phones, ipads, and...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 July 2013

It is our intent with this information to help illuminate the conditions at the Explorers Inn in an effort to improve the situation for future visitors. We are well-travelled, and prefer to stay in modest accommodations across the world— as a result, we understood that the EI would not be a five-star accommodation experience. Unfortunately, what we encountered during our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Explorer's Inn Lodge in Tambopata Reserve One of Peru's oldest and most historic rainforest lodges and a spectacular base from which to discover the natural wonders of theUpper Amazon- a place where sustainable ecotourism, biological research and biodiversity conservation work hand-in-hand. The Inn is located within the 274,690-hectare Tambopata National Reserve, one of the world's most species-richbiodiverse natural protected areas and the meeting point of three distinct biomes: lowland tropical rainforest, cloudforest and humid tropical savannah and extensive palm swamps. The scene of numerous biodiversity world records -including the sighting of 620 bird species around the Inn - the reserve provides unrivalled opportunities to observe Amazonian wildlife up close and personal. Whether you are an experienced research scientist or simply want to experience tropical rainforest for the first time, the Explorer's Inn is the place for you. Visit us and wake to the roars of howler monkeys and the numerous melodies of the resident caciques that nest in the palms beside the bungalows. Spend the day walking jungle trails and paddling across oxbow lakes as tiny saddleback tamarin monkeys leap through the forest canopy, and precocious giant river otters fish for their breakfastand black caimans bask by the banks. Relax and watch the sun set over the swirling waters of the Tambopata River as brightly-colored macaws and oropendolas fly overhead on route to their roosting sites. PERUVIAN SAFARIS SA. He is pleased to report to you the resumption of Ecotourism Operations Explorer's Inn Lodge in Tambopata Reserve within the conservation area located in the Tambopata National Reserve; count from April this year with 1,152 hectares of exclusive use of our guests, who will enjoy the rich biodiversity they contain our world-renowned for their records of sightings of birds and several mammals, plants, trees and insects in forest dwell therein. As for the new infrastructure the Explorer's Inn Lodge in Tambopata Reserve, has rooms that provide great comfort from singles, doubles and triples all top level; restaurant services also has a style and own proposal, boutique, lounge bar, massage and kayak have been redesigned for a memorable stay for our guests. We have an operational infrastructure that has a tower height of 42.5 meters, a network of trails and paths, hiding and securing observatories fascinating experiences in our programs: Jungle Adventure 2.3 and 3.4, Mystical Adventure, Expedition Jungle, Birdwatching Tour, and specialized programs for photographers and scientists; all in coexistence with our Resident Naturalist who enrich their experiences through scientific knowledge. ... more   less 

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Address: Tambopata National Reserve, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Explorer`s Hotel Puerto Maldonado
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“If you need power a room in the older buildings is your only choice.”
  • Looking towards the older buildings. They have power. We had candles for light
  • Another view of the huge room
  • The room was huge. Bathroom behind wall.
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  • So loved the swans on the bed!
 of 5 bubbles pandaboys, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ear plugs may come in handy as the walls are super thin a Make sure to take them out before dawn though so you hear the howler monkeys”
 of 5 bubbles agentbates2014, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you take water with you for your walks.”
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 of 5 bubbles belfastdublin, 16 Nov 2013 | Read review
“All of the accomodation is basic but adequate with no electric light etc. Power is reserved for the main meeting, eating and kitchen areas as well as the admin offices. That is, however, clear when you book so should not be a suprise.”
 of 5 bubbles ColinR664, 18 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Do NOT stay here! There are rats in the rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Savery_17, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
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