"Muyuna Lodge" Isla Indio del Perù Travelogue by GrumpyDiver
Isla Indio del Perù Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 41 photos
We travelled by fast boat for about 2-1/2 hours up the Amazon River from Iquitos to the point where we reached the Yanayacu River, a small tributary leading into the Amazon River.
Here we transferred into smaller boats for the final leg of the trip.
The lodge is not on the Amazon itself (this is an advantage!). The Amazon is so wide that you are too far away from the wildlife. Getting onto one of the tributaries is the only way to go.
The lodge is up on a hill. There is a small boat landing where you get off of the small boats.
We visited in August (dry season) and the river level was way down, but you can tell how high the water gets at the end of the rainy season, so you can understand why they built the lodge on higher ground.
In the dry season, the Yanayacu River is fairly narrow, as can be seen in this image. It's a bit of a hike up after spending about 3-1/2 hours travelling by boat.
This tree is about half way up the hill from the river to the lodge. You can see the high water mark on the tree.
It's pretty clear why the lodge is so far from the river in the dry season = winter = August.
Once the summer rains start coming down the river, the lodge gets to be a lot closer to it!
The cabins are built on stilts and are connected to each other and to the main building by a wooden walkway.
Things are pretty primative - no electricity and no hot water. A kerosene lamp provides all of the lighting. No air conditioning or fans either (not that we really needed them).
Yes - we had the last one in the row (likely the newest one too). There was some construction going on while we were here. The roofing materials were being replaced.
There was an outdoor sitting area (really a place where the mosquitos came to feed). The cabins were totally screened in, which was wonderful, as we could hear all of the night sounds of the jungle from there.
The only real downside in having the last cabin is that the water pressure was pretty well non-existent...
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