It is really a great place to visit, stay and enjoy. The variety of birds in the jungles around is just amazing. Some 1200 species are listed, out of which we could see some 250 species in just 3 days
This lodge is in poor condition. The rooms are basic and the wash rooms are not clean on the block without bathrooms and there is only cold water in the showers. Rooms are small and stuffy. Food is fine. Birdlife is very good in the area, Staff are pleasant and overworked because there are not very many of them. There must be several better places to stay. We would not return despite the birdlife.
In serious need of repair and attention. Rooms are not serviced during the day- u make yr own beds, bathroom was leaking water from an unidentifiable source and stank, bugs galore- was bitten to death. Food was OK, staff were friendly, but can’t vouch for the hygiene. Birdlife is exquisite.
We spent two nights at the Amazonia Lodge in June (10 and 11th). We were the only ones there at that time. We had an awesome experience at this lodge. For starters, staff met us at the Boat and helped us with our luggage. We had informed them about our dietary options - they were up the task. We got very good vegetarian food. Our slleping accommodations were clean and well maintained (I would suggest that they build higher wall around the shower). As to Birding - it was outstanding. We had a single day record of 82 new birds on our first day. We were so happy with the staff that we shared an Indian snack with them one evening.
After 200 kilometers on the Manu Road, a boat ride down the Madre de Dios river, we reached the Amazonia Lodge. The Manu Road was an experience in itself. It's narrow--back up to let other vehicles pass narrow--pot-hole filled, muddy, steep-sided, scary and exhilarating. At the end of the road, we transferred to a boat and continued for about twenty minutes to the Amazonia Lodge. The lodge is older, but is being renovated. Our first night was in the older building, and we shared bathrooms with other guests. The bathrooms were clean, and while it was inconvenient and not my preference, it was fine. It's all part of the adventure. We were moved to the renovated building when there was room, and then had a newer, private bathroom. The rooms are very basic, but just fine. Window screens could use replacing, but insects weren't much of an issue. The staff is wonderful--very attentive and friendly. Food was good, especially considering the route it has to take to arrive at the lodge. The setting is wonderful--a great experience. I was there as a SOB (spouse of birder) and enjoyed the naturalness of it all. The birders were in their glory as they joined our incredible guide, Ramiro Yabar, on a hunt for new species. They were not disappointed. The Amazonia Lodge isn't for everyone. But if you like a bit of adventure and a natural setting, then don't hesitate to go. Also, I would assume renovations are still being made, and the rooms might be somewhat updated.…