May 2008 10 Best Eco-Travel Holidays Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, Peru
Explore the Peruvian rainforest at the Amazon Yarapa River Lodge. Meet tribal Indians, see exotic birds and pygmy marmoset monkeys while travelling on locally guided jungle tours in hand-carved canoes. The solar-powered lodge is made out of local materials, has an eco-friendly waste system and thatch-covered roofs and walkways that keep you cool in the tropical heat. Yarapa is managed through a partnership between the people of the nearby Jaldar village and a New Yorker who has helped create a private reserve around the lodge. A week costs from £532 based on two sharing and includes accommodation, meals, guided tours and transport from Iquitos.