Sounds of Los Amigos
Get ready for some serious birding, with species such as Pavonine Quetzal, Rufous-fronted Antthrush, and the Pale-winged Trumpeter. A whopping 308 birds were logged here at the 2015 Global Big Day!
Limited internet is available from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in common areas. Smoking is prohibited indoors.
Los Amigos is not handicap accessible; there is a staircase of over 100 steps from the boat dock up to the lodge facilities, paths are fashioned from a variety of materials including loose gravel or dirt. Physical limitations should be considered when contemplating hikes or other excursions.
Meals include local, fresh Peruvian cooking with ingredients from the kitchen garden. If you have special meal requirements (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.) please inform the reservation staff prior to your arrival to the station. Given the location of stations, it may be difficult to accommodate all dietary preferences and the variety of food may be limited.
All in-country transportation will be arranged, including flights, shuttles/other vehicles, and river transport by boat, as necessary. A 20% administrative fee will be charged for these and other logistical services performed in service of your trip. Our staff in Peru will meet you at the airport or dock to ensure a smooth next leg of your trip.
Guests must pay the full balance for their reservation no less than 30 days prior to their arrival. Refunds may be issued according to the following:
3 months prior to arrival – 100%
2 months prior to arrival – 50%
1 month prior to arrival – 0%
If you are coming from Villa Carmen, a shuttle takes you to the port town of Atalaya, where you board the boat for Manu Wildlife Center where you stay one night, then continue your journey to Los Amigos the following day.
We can arrange for the ground and boat transportation for your trip.
The best time to visit our three lodges is May through November. At Los Amigos, mean annual temperature is 73° F, with the daytime temperature generally in the high 80s. There are occasional “friajes” or cold fronts that bring cooler temperatures June and July. The rainy season is roughly December through March. During the rainy season, expect drenching rains.
We highly recommend that a guide accompany you throughout your trip. Please let us know at the time of your reservation if we can arrange one for you.
Visiting Los Amigos should be done at your own risk. You should schedule an appointment with a travel clinic at least four to six weeks prior to travel. We encourage talking with your doctor to decide what is most appropriate for you given your health history. We also encourage you to take precautions against leishmaniasis. Though there have been no known reported cases of yellow fever or malaria at Los Amigos, you should make the decision that is right for you regarding vaccination and medication. Please see more information on our Traveler’s Health Info.
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Highlights of a stay at Los Amigos
- Over 550 birds listed
- Private Baths
- Internet (limited)
- Friendly Staff
- Local, fresh Peruvian cooking
- Oxbow lakes, bird and mammal clay licks, 200-foot observation tower
What Traveler’s Say
My backyard in the Peruvian Amazon held more than 500 species in an area the size of Central Park, and I could not extinguish the blazing thoughts of the species I would encounter that day.