Amazon Yarapa River Lodge

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The Independent

The Complete Guide To: Peruvian journeys


Whether you want to explore ruins, see the jungle or take a train across the Andes, Peru offers visitors the trip of a lifetime, says Ann Noon


Located on a tributary of the Amazon, the eco-friendly Yarapa River Lodge (0051 65 993 1172; is a wonderful jungle retreat. There's a hammock house overlooking the river and the chance to paddle downstream in a dugout canoe, go on a medicinal plant hike, find out more about the Amazon's giant water lilies or witness a shaman ceremony. A three-night stay starts from $600 (£329) per person including transfers from Iquitos, specialist tours and three meals a day.

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