Welcome to Curassow Amazon Lodge
Curassow Lodge is a tour operator based out of Iquitos, Peru. We specialize in Amazon jungle & rainforest tours and adventure vacations. Our eco tours offer a unique getaway and educational experience for the adventurous.
Curassow Lodge offers an unforgettable guided experience into the heart of this great frontier. Our Amazon Jungle Lodge, Curassow Lodge (located 50 miles south of Iquitos Perú) offers authentic yet comfortable Jungle Lodge deep in the heart of Peru’s Amazon jungle.
When I'm a tourist the last thing I want to feel like is a tourist. This lodge and the guides made me feel like I was a local resident. I certainly got to see everything as an "insider". The variety of wildlife is incredible, and close enough to experience fully. The plants, trees and flowers are exploding with beauty and life. Make sure your camera has plenty of memory because you'll fill it with your own great sights and experiences. If all that weren't enough, the lodge is comfortable and the staff are so friendly and hospitable and the food is exotic and delicious, even for a picky American eater like I am.
My stay at Palo Verde Lodge was simply the best. Mike helped to plan my trip every step of the way. Carlos, Juan, Alfredo and the lodge staff went out of their way to ensure I was having the best Amazon Expedition possible. The lodge is very clean and extremely attractive with private working showers and bathroom facilities, purified water, and delicious food. I saw so much and got to do so many different things during my week stay at the lodge. "Actually held a sloth, scorpion, piranha, and caiman! "On my return trip home, I had a chance to talk to some individuals who stayed at a different lodge, they didn't seem to have near the same experience that I did; they saw a fraction of the wild life, didn't have some of the modern amenities that Palo Verde provides, and their guides didn't appear to have the same
I am a student and stayed at the Curassow Lodge with three other friends. From the moment we stepped into the office Carlos was welcoming and informative. After looking at the other lodges there was a few things my party wanted to make sure of, we didn't want to exploit and locals, we wanted to see animals in their habitat (not in cages) and we wanted it all to be reasonably priced. The one thing that I really enjoyed about our experience, was it felt like everything was catered to us. We left Iquitos at the time we specified and boarded a "non-speed" boat. Many people may not like this, but our group loved it. The other lodges use speed boats to get you to their lodges as fast as possible. This is not what we wanted, we would rather cruise down the river and see as much as possible. On the way
I’ve lived in Colombia, one of Peru’s neighbors, all my life… I’ve seen my share of monkeys, tarantulas and anacondas, fished for piranhas, hunted for wild orchids, tramped through boggy swamps, lived among natives, ever since I was a kid. But I’d never been to the great Amazon. It truly is a unique and awe-inspiring experience. The immensity of the jungle is simply amazing, both in the expanse of that green sea of foliage as you fly over it and in the towering height of the trees as you stand so small in the midst of them. I’ve also known Mike, Amazon Expeditions’ founder, since we were little and I know the depth of his love for experiencing nature and new cultures, not for novelty’s sake, but because they have a deep and meaningful value to him. I love his two-fold vision of bringing others to experience an impacting adventure and
South America/Peru had not been on my short list for travel, but I was told about it from a friend in Charlotte, and I wanted to be counted in. I have had some great travel experiences not only in the U.S. but also in Canada and several different places in Europe. This trip has to be one of the best! In addition to spending time on the Amazon at Palo Verde Lodge, Mike did the most fantastic job of arranging for our group to travel on to Machu Picchu. The time spent at Amazon Expeditions was incredible. The guides and staff were wonderful and attempted to meet our every need and wish. The guide that I went out with most not only spoke Spanish and English but also Italian and Japanese. He knew every plant, bird, insect, etc. as well as telling us so much about local customs and folklore.
I am a 35 year old Project manager from Charlotte NC. I heard about Curassow Lodge from a friend 2 years ago and thought a trip to the rain forest is definitely something I wanted to do. In February 2009, I finally made the journey and it was totally amazing, in fact it was life changing. After a short connecting flight from Lima we arrived in Iquitos where we spent a day touring this little city in the middle of Peru’s Amazon jungle before heading out to Curassow Lodge. We arrived at the lodge around 11 am and I have got to say, this place is incredible. 10 individual huts, a grand gathering room in the center of the grounds, papaya trees right out your door, hammocks on every huts back deck, and of course this massive green tree right in the center of the grounds, the great Curassow Lodge itself. I spent 5
From the time we left Iquitos till we returned the memories are astounding. Being met at the airport by Jazmin & company we were treated with the utmost respect and from then on any reasonable request was promptly filled with a smile. Curassow Lodge was impressive, from the meeting area/dining hall to the bungalows to the grounds. The meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or snacks were by far more than I expected. The excursions my friends and I went on, catching piranha, peacock bass, oscar, catfish and other species whose names escape me, swimming with piranha, trekking through the jungle looking for and finding tarantula’s, huge toads and frogs, jaguar tracks, along with the guides knowledge of these animals and the plants we passed were a delight. The birds, ah the birds. I had never seen so many birds, so many species of birds, again along with the knowledge of the guides made birding to
What can I say? DREAM COME TRUE! For years I have been reading books and watching the Discovery channel about the Amazon. I had visions of myself one day riding a canoe through the jungle looking for a spot to fish piranha. Curassow Lodge made these visions become real. The forest was everything I imagined and more, and the guides showed me the best parts. The staff there was just terrific. They know everything about the jungle, and want to show you everything. I got to see monkeys, sloths, birds of all kinds, and much more. The food was 5 star restaurant taste and display. My personal favorite was the fried banana. This was definitely the best experience of my life. I will come back again and again and AGAIN! Don’t let going to the Amazon be something you always talk about and never do. Go out and do it! And do it
"Guides were very informative and interesting on plants, animals, and jungle lore. I also got a chance to fish for pirhanna and peacock bass which was pretty cool. The food was better than expected and fresh fruit was always on the table."
I'd definitely recommend staying here.