In July, I was invited to travel to Peru to visit three lodges and conservation areas that are run by the Amazon Conservation Association. The lodges are located at a variety of elevations from Wayqecha at almost 10,000 feet to Los Amigos in the Amazon Basin. Here’s a little overview of my time at each of the three lodges.
Wayqecha was the first lodge that we stayed at during the trip. Staying this high in the mountains is always a lot of fun. The lodge here is very comfortable and provides a great base to explore the higher elevations of the Andes. They also have a very cool canopy walkway that you can hike to.
Villa Carmen is located at a much lower elevation which leads to a much larger bird list. The lodge is incredible and was the nicest of the places we stayed. The rooms are wonderful! There are miles of trails on the property and you could likely bird here on the ground for almost a week without getting bored.
Los Amigos is by far the most remote place we visited. After leaving Villa Carmen and driving for about an hour, we got in a boat for the trip down the river. After about 6 hours, we stopped for the night at another lodge, then the next day, we continued for another 7 hours down the river. Since it is remote, this lodge is a bit more rustic than the others. Being in the middle of the Amazon does have it’s advantages as the birding is amazing. There are also a good number of mammals to be seen.
***This trip was paid for by Amazon Conservation Association. I was invited to participate as the owner of Sabrewing Nature Tours.***