Unique Forest Resorts: Amazon Reserve Lodge, Peru

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If you’re looking for a place to rest your head in the Andes, look no further than the Amazon Reserve Lodge, located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon in the town of Iquitos. This eco-lodge is a true jungle oasis, where guests can relax and rejuvenate in completely natural surroundings. It’s the perfect place to explore the Peruvian Amazon without having to travel too far away from civilization. It's also within walking distance of Iquitos’s famous riverside restaurants!

The lodge itself is quite charming. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with modern conveniences like ensuite bathrooms. The lodge has a family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of hammocks, ropes for swinging, and activity books for children. The restaurant serves delicious Peruvian and international cuisine, and the bar serves craft beer and cocktails. There’s also a campsite for those who want to stay overnight in the jungle.

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There are several fun and adventurous on-site activities at the Amazon Reserve Lodge, such as visiting the nearby rainforest or going on an organic tour of Iquitos and experiencing its vibrant wildlife. Canyoning, caving, and mountain biking are other common activities that most guests embark on as part of a package. Fortunately, they’re all quite safe and professionally guided by Peruvian locals. For a more relaxing option, the lodge also has a wonderful spa.

The on-site restaurant at the Amazon Reserve Lodge is one of its standout features. The food is delicious and well-executed, with dishes like pork loin in creamy mashed potato and roasted chicken breast with garlic mash. It’s also much healthier than you’d expect, with lots of fresh and healthy options. The restaurant also has a kids’ menu and is open for lunch and dinner.

Finally, the Amazon Lodge is a zero-carbon energy building, which means it runs on renewable energy sources like solar and hydro. This helps to make the lodge eco-friendly, as well as more wallet-friendly. The lodge’s carbon offsetting program also helps to give back to the environment.