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The Waqanki Center

Carretera Banos Termals, Moyobamba, Peru
+51 971 591 504
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Excellent naturalists' accomodation!

Good low key accommodation for the nature-oriented traveller. The rooms are small but adequate... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Ian_Fraser1951
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Typical scruffy birding accommodation.

This was a very typical birding lodge. The hummingbird feeders were amazing and the birds in the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
canbird
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Vancouver, Canada
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Carretera Banos Termals, Moyobamba, Peru
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Good low key accommodation for the nature-oriented traveller. The rooms are small but adequate - you don't go to a place like this to spend time in the room other than for sleeping! - though hot water availability was a bit problematic. Staff are uniformly...More

1  Thank Ian_Fraser1951
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a very typical birding lodge. The hummingbird feeders were amazing and the birds in the grounds were great. But the problem with so many of these birding lodges is that they charge high prices and deliver very poor, badly maintained accommodation - and...More

1  Thank canbird
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stumbled across this lodge on a recommendation from our driver. For birders this is hummingbird paradise with close up looks at 15 species. Walks up the hill during the day and at dusk produced many species including fruiteaters and owls. Our guide Carlos was...More

Thank Marcia J
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We arrived late in the day after a bouncing trip up the drive via mototaxi and were glad that the proprietors allowed us to take a tour. Our guide, a young lady of fourteen was extremely knowledgeable and personable. We viewed numerous orchids and bromeliads...More

2  Thank PatKong
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

With a funny name the Waqanki Center has a beautiful shaded garden with rare and spectacular orchids and various other flowers. There are lots of nice insects and small animals. Wear repellent as there are also manky mosquitos. We had a really nice tour in...More

1  Thank Rob W
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Moyobamba is known as the city of orchids and at Waqanki you get to see a large number of them. I've been there a number of times and everytime different orchids are flowering, just simply incredible! (remember like all things natural, they have seasons) There...More

4  Thank MarcellC67
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

The place is run by a family. A yound girl gave me the tour (she is the grandaughter of the founder). The flowers are beatiful and interesting to see in their natural habitats. the view is beautiful and if you can see them, the hummingbirds...More

Thank Michellejlkjasf
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We visited to see the orchids which were disappointing - not many flowering. The humming birds were spectacular though and well worth the visit. There are several different species, and a nice kind of tree house viewing platform. But the place is a bit half-baked....More

1  Thank saritrace
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is probably very beautiful and impressive when the orchids are in full bloom, but at this time of year (April), there was barely a flower in the whole place. Not their fault - nature's a bit like that! The humming birds were interesting, though.

Thank safergus
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We made a short visit of about 2h to this place and were delighted. A young lady showed us around in the garden, that is really a piece of rainforest, wit lots of orchids, bromelias and other flowers of the Moyobamba region in their natural...More

1  Thank Limonade17
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