Pampa Hermosa Ecolodge
A friendly and comfortable thatched wildlife eco-lodge on the banks of a rainforest-fringed river in the Peruvian Amazon.
This congenial, family-friendly eco-lodge is situated on the banks of the river Ulcumayo, a jade green, rock-strewn waterway cutting a swathe through jungle vegetation. Fringed by huge trees, and swollen with the water from excitable streams, the river is an ideal place for an adventure lodge, offering swimming and rapelling down smooth rock faces coursed by waterfalls, while trails along the bank introduce you to the minutae of tropical wildlife.
The rustic lodge consists of smart but simple wooden, thatched cottages with private bathroom (hot and cold water). Some of these cabins have terraces or balconies overlooking the forest and there are hammocks and deckchairs where you can sit to enjoy the view and watch the birds. They are fairly spacious, with comfortable beds, and feature golden hardwood throughout. There is a covered restaurant with open walls, and a bar where the walls are covered with faded photographs of the family who founded the lodge.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlight?: Walking and running on the cliffs of Lima. Food tour in Lima.CC, Settle
The Inca Trail with the 3 day camping has to be the most memorable part. It was an extraordinary adventure - tough, exhilarating, stunning and as a family with grown up children an amazing challenge to do as a group of 5. We all loved Peru and our holiday. Peru surprised us. It blew our minds. The country is stunning, the people charming, the history fascinating and the food absolutely delicious. We look forward to returning and maybe trying the Salcantay trek! We will definitely want to return to El Tambo for more chill time!GC, London
Most Memorable Moment?: The train from Cusco to Puno ... Best day by far. Plenty of time to relax and hang out with the family in very comfortable surroundings, fantastic views all they way. Also loved Lake Titicaca ... Again a great day.KH,
"It was the overall experience that was important and I keep finding myself recalling small details that were entrancing at the time and then got lost in the next bout of sensory overload. In the end, I'd say it was the fact that I was able to speak almost nothing but Spanish for the duration of my trip that gave and gives me the greatest pleasure. Partly this is satisfaction that I adapted my Castillian Spanish so well to Peru. More importantly, I know that I got much more out of my guided tours because my guides were able to convey subtleties in their own language that would have got lost in translation. This is one of the key pluses of the 'tailor made' model. Having mainly private tours and excursions meant that I rarely had to compromise on this, for me, key aspect of the experience."DM, Nottingham
Most Memorable Moment?: Machu Pichu probably the best experience but the train journey there was amazing (and unexpectedly so).TA, Edinburgh
Highlights? :The Vistadome train journey to Machu Picchu and visiting the ruins themselves.ME, Maidstone
"We were so thrilled to have the 3 nights in Cusco - a) we all LOVED La Casona so much (the amazing bathrooms, the fireplaces (lit) in the bedrooms, the staff, the ambience, etc, and b) we SO enjoyed all the amazing restaurants in Cusco (we are food and wine lovers, so had a great time!). Machu Picchu was absolutely AMAZING too - something to remember forever. We did love Hotel B in Lima too, but of course we were jet-lagged and only there for 1 night....We had an amazing time in Peru - the highlight being Machu Picchu. I would strongly suggest that people should stay at the Sanctuary Lodge at the site to get the best from the experience. We loved Peru - and really loved Cusco."JH, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Machu Picchu... does anyone traveling to Peru ever put anything else? :-)ME, Carlisle
We had a private tour, which we think was the best way to do this sort of trip. Although we had only 9 days in Peru in the Cuzco area, we managed to cover an extensive amount of material in depth and the whole trip was unforgettable. The local organisation was superb - punctual, knowledgeable, reliable, etc.PS, Reading
Most Memorable Moment?: Arriving at Machu Pichu - seen the photographs could not believe actually there.CM, Bradford-on-avon
“The most enjoyable… Having chocolate pancakes in the narrow cobbled streets of Cusco. And in the mountain village of Aguas Calientas. And in lots of other places. The kids having fun with the cats at the cat park of Lima. Meeting a mountain family and finding out about their way of life. This included meeting their guinea pigs – kept purely for their meat.”LBM, South Africa
Highlight: Reaching the sun gate mid/late afternoon to see Machu Picchu bathed in sunshine.RK, Worcester
"Obviously Machu Pichu was a highlight but Ollaytaytambo was impressive, Chinchero was lovely and Cusco was fantastic [we're looking into buying a house there!] the Vistadome, particularly with the staff on the return journey to Cusco, who put on a fashion show, music and dancing for us, which they genuinely seemed to enjoy too, was fantastic. I'd also really recommend Huaco Pacllano in Lima - I'd never seen a site like it before."SAG, Hythe
By fay the most memorable part was our time at refugio Amazonas.... The staff made our stay wonderful. Really cannot recommend this place enough.JW, Swadlincote
Machu Pichu of course.IB, London
Most memorable experience: “The jungle was fantastic and being alone in Lake Titicaca as well.”SD, South Ealing
Most Memorable Moments?: Seeing a forest of Puyas de Raimondi near Huarez The trek from Ascobamba to Pillcocancha particularly the hospitality of the campesinos and watching cows being milked by hand. The visit to Tarmatambo visiting the ruins and being approached by a small boy called Kevin who persuaded his mother to give us lunch. Having a small face carved for me at Molinos near Jauja by a woodcarver. He wouldn't take any money.RM, London
Highlight?: The whole of the Ausangate trek - the best short trek we have ever done in terms of scenery and local culture with the added advantage of comfortable mountain lodges.AST, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Most Memorable Moment?: One day hike to Sun Gate/Macchu PicchuSF, Woking
Machu Picchu was the most memorable part of the trip. The rain forest was fun. We loved the Andean Express train journey too.MdlATS, London
Highlights?: Maccu Picchu and the trains to and from the Sacred Valley, also the hotels in Cusco and the Sacred valley.AJ, London
"It is difficult to pick out just one experience from such a plethora of new ones. There was so much to see and absorb in Peru which was fascinating, but Machu Picchu must rate very highly in our list of memorable events on the mainland as must the whole Colca Canyon experience including the drives through the Highlands to Chivay."ND,
It was all good and every location was special so cannot choose one in particular.BC, Beckenham
"We saw some amazing scenery, the train was wonderful and Machu Picchu unbelievable."PS, Stanmore
“The range of experiences was like an assault course on the senses. The geography, the cultural diversity, the wildlife, the colours.”RC, Ealing
Highlight: Being able to recreate photographs at Sasqaywaman above Cusco of our relatives who came to live in Peru in 1910.CC, Bristol
I really liked variety on this trip - amazing culture, history, nature all in one trip. Machu Picchu tour was great, excursions in rainforest were very memorable.
Everything was fantastic. We had a great holiday that we will remember for years to come.CLA,
Colca canyon really exceeded expectations and we hadn't been aware of this destination prior to arranging the trip.JA, Staines-upon-thames
Highlights: That's hard.., so many... for Alex: inca trail, for us: condors, lake titicaca, huchuy qosqo, ruins around cusco, colca canyon riding, chinchero market, moray & maras, macchu Picchu / inkaterra. We loved it all.CB, Sandwich
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