What an unbelievable place to stay in Iquitos! This property is a historical gem that is owner operated by an amazing film producer giving a new name to hospitality. This is a custom made oasis in Iquitos built to house film stars in the late 70's and early 80's. The property is immaculate and is designed by Walter himself who is still operating the property. It has all the modern creature comforts with an impeccable sense of style and culture that represented Iquitos in the rubber boom. The food served here is amazing and the staff is great. If your have the opportunity to stay here do yourself the favor and stay as long as you can!
Traveller from Florida
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Iquitos Plaza de Armas, Iquitos Cathedral, and The Iron House …More
What you get for your stay at Pirwa is a very good value. The room has a ceiling fan which helps circulate airflow especially when you turn the air conditioner on. The bed, room, and bathroom is comfortable for what you are paying and plus you get breakfast. If you are up for a walk, the plaza is not too far in my opinion. The best thing about this place is the staff.. They are very friendly and accommodating. The day we checked out, we forgot our camera bag and small guitar. They were contacted by airport staff and they quickly got a taxi driver to hand deliver us the bags. We are very thankful for their kindness and help. Thank you Pirwa staff!
Located in the heart of Puerto Maldonado, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Francisco Bolognesi Square, Puerto …More
The boat journey is exciting and comfortable despite being 8 hrs up river and 5 back. If lucky u meet the researchers and hear about their ingenious projects focused on the flora and fauna and the staff are attentive and wonderful as is the food.
We were up at 4.30 most mornings which is no sweat as u go to bed about 9 pm. The clay licks are disappointing this time of year as the Macaws come rarely and the smaller birds fear the hawks without the macaws on the lick...but the birds accumulate round the Licks anyway and It is exciting to see them all arriving. There are also local pools full of caiman and turtles and sometimes constrictors.
We saw several groups of spider monkeys. Extraordinary with their long muscular tails from which they often swing unsupported. We saw saddle back tamarind, a Titi monkey and the Howlers. What a noise they make...intimidating if you do not know what it is. We also saw and photog' Anaconda and large caiman.
My highlight however was an evening trip with our guide further up river to a relatively new roosting sites where Scarlet and Yellow Chested Macaws had gathered in their hundreds simply to socialise before bedtime. All the smaller parrots join in. Their is some competition for roosts and lots of groups fly off as the sun is setting. The boat journey home was a bit exciting in the dark...but thrilling. You must go if you can.
Traveller from cornwall UK
Situated on the riverwalk, this eco-friendly lodge is close to Macaw Clay-Lick and Jungle Tower.More