About This Center
Located in a remote area of the Amazon jungle in NE Peru on the Mazan River, an area known for its abundant species of flora, fauna and fish. A few years ago at its headwaters, a scientific study was conducted entitled Aguas Sagradas (Sacred Waters) and concluded that the broad biodiversity of this area should be protected. Abundancia Ecolodge complies with most of the proposed International Ecolodge Guidelines noted below. According to Hitesh Mehta, an ecolodge is an “accommodation facility that satisfies at least five of the criteria listed below, three of which must embody the main principles of ecotourism.”
Many travellers have chosen our lodge as a very relaxing and special environment off the beaten path of the tourist trail in the Amazon. Our guided trips by experienced multilingual native guides(English, Spanish and dialects) give you an authentic jungle experience with many exciting and interesting activities. French and German translators are available for a fee, if advance notice of 30 days is given. The lodge is famous for Amazon pink river dolphins and grey dolphins too. Specialty trips for fishermen and sports fishermen can be arranged also. We are proud of the variety of fish available to catch and taste. For groups of students to enjoy this special place to learn we offer discounts to encourage them.
Healing retreats in yoga , meditation or other healing modalities are ideal here and are offered periodically. Individual ayahuasca ceremonies are offered in or near Iquitos for those who only have a short time here.
For those healers or teachers wishing an ideal spot to have a small conference this sacred area is fitting We work with you to plan the guided activities around your specific workshop/meeting schedules. We will negotiate a special rate for you based on total days, number of participants, etc. You must come prepared to use minimal electricity, but we provide whiteboard and solar panels. A generator for a limited time could be used if your A/V needs dictate.
AccommodationsFrom when you first float up to the lodge area, the pristine beauty is obvious. There is a large dining room/conference area made in the traditional round, maloka style, perfect for teaching small classes. Using natural materials, artistically designed dwellings were created. Notice the double spider web on the ceiling. Not a single power tool or generator was used other than the chain saw to hand cut the lumber. Amazing!! The nearby kitchen is near the dining room where delicious meals are prepared and served. We practice recycling and composting for the ecological benefits. The main lodge consists of 8 double rooms with comfortable beds. The entire lodge area is mosquito netted and individual mosquito nets are provided for the beds. Many times not noticed at all, mosquitoes are more abundant during the wet season but always bring your proper clothing and repellent for enjoying the outdoors.
Main lodge showers and bathrooms are conveniently located next to the main lodge.
The private bungalows have private bathrooms and showers and 1 or 2 single beds, plus a double bed which allows for 3-4 person occupancy. Both have front porches for relaxing in hammocks. One is made in a round maloka style. Views from the private bungalows and some of the lodge rooms show the small jungle island, “Isla Encantada” surrounded moat-like by the river. The jungle views from the back part of the lodge are primal and lovely and visited frequently by small marmoset monkeys. The floating lodge bar, “La Collpa” (clay lick) is a great place to relax with your favorite beverage, while birdwatching and observing our numerous wildlife, including the infamous Amazon pink river dolphins. Attached to this is a small open deck for swimming and sunbathing.
The walls of the lodge are made using 2 types of palm. The entire lodge was intended to be a showroom showing the variety of jungle materials used. Romantic candlelight is provided in the dining room with your meal and solar lights for your room. Torches guide you to your room in the early evening and are later extinguished, as to not disturb the nocturnal wildlife and provide natural lighting to enjoy stargazing.
Covered walkways join the various parts of the lodge, so you may walk around without being on the jungle floor.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free