I spent 3 days at the Heliconia Lodge in May 2013. The lodge is located right on the main channel of the Amazon. There is a nice reception building, with hammocks, books to read, and games to play. There is also a small pool, which is great for cooling off and relaxing between excursions. Our accommodations were very comfortable, with... More
- Also Known As:
- Heliconia Amazon River Hotel Iquitos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heliconia Amazon River Lodge, named like that because of the beautiful tropical flower: Heliconia, is one of the most nice lodges in the Peruvian Amazon. It is surrounded for the rainforest, islands and lagoons full of wildlife. This is a beautiful place to rest and make many activities like bird watching, observation of pink dolphins, jungle hikes, etc.Location and AccessHeliconia Amazon River is located on the banks of the majestic Amazon river (margin left side) in Yanamono’s Communal Reserve, to 80 km away (50 miles away) from Iquitos City. To access this place, you must fly to Iquitos from Lima on a daily commercial flight that lasts 90 minutes. From the airport you will be transported to the port of Bellavista, where you will board our speed boat and take a ride for an 1 hour and 15 minutes downstream of the Amazon River.The Lodge has a traditional and rustic design of the houses in the Amazon River and was built on stilts by the proficient teachers of Yanamono Community.The Lodge is an eight-building complex, four of them belonging to rooms, the looby / Bar, dining room, kitchen, pool area and other common areas. The roof of the lodge is built entirely using branches of palm leaves called “crisnejas” while the floors in the common areas are wooden, the floor in the bedrooms are tiles *.The twenty-one rooms, restaraunt, lobby/bar and hammock bungalow are completly protected by screens(prevents the entry of mosquitoes) and connected by corridors roofed with palm leavesThe twin, double and family rooms are spacious and comfortable. The walls dividing each room were built using a combination of native wood with dry wall, and also have ceilings that provide privacy for each room. The side that overlooks the forest and gardens has terraces (where hammocks are located) or 2 large windows on each side keeping the rooms ventilated. All rooms have private bathrooms and hot water for showers which is supplied by the Amazon River previously crystallized chlorinatedThe rooms are not soundproof.Food: At Heliconia Logde we provide our guests with three meals a day.The electric generator (completely encapsulated) is used for short periods: 2 hours in the morning and approximately 5 hours at night. Use this time to charge your batteries and/or electronic devices.From 10:00 pm. to 6:00am Heliconia lodge is lit by the dim and romantic light of kerosene lamps providing a magical atmosphere to the place. We recommend that you bring a good flashlight to move through the corridors of the Lodge, if you wish. ... more less
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