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Marasha Natural Reserve

219 Reviews

Marasha Natural Reserve

219 Reviews
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US$1,235.00 per adult
12-day trip through Colombia; Beach, Jungle, City, much more
US$3,800.00 per adult
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David S wrote a review Aug 2019
Florida Panhandle, United States18 contributions4 helpful votes
Welcome to Peru ! Upon arrival at the dock, I am greeted with a big friendly smile by the guide, Roberto. It does not matter much that we do not speak much of the same language, he knows enough English to explain the high points of the journey and to notify me of the open ended itinerary. A nearly 3 kilometer walk through the jungle teeming with sights and sounds is the ideal way to start this 24 hour experience. Walking up to the Marasha Nature Preserve, situated on a huge lake is spectacular. The elevated cabins, mostly painted in red with palm from roofs and boardwalks throughout is a nice oasis among the wild atmosphere. While there, kayaking on the lake, piranha fishing, night caymen tours, bird watching and canoe trips are all available. 2 of my favorite activities though were lots of down time lying in the most comfortable hammocks lakeside. Just relaxing, listening and looking around was so peaceful and satisfying. Roberto also took me to an amazing tree on the edge of the lake. It was immense ! He said it was approximately 600 years old, which blew my mind. To think of all the world history that has passed as this humungous tree grew over the years. Wow At night, while in your cabin, nightfall is around 6pm. You hear the jungle come to life as it gets dark. The preserve only has electricity available from 6pm till 10 pm. Enough time to charge phones, cameras and shower before dinner. Meals were all included and very good...especially the fish dinner.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Susana2020 wrote a review Jun 2019
Bogota, Colombia74 contributions50 helpful votes
Marasha reserve is placed in Peruvian territory, half an hour from Leticia. The guides are outstanding (I remember Charles, our guide, so helpful and friendly). The landscape is amazing, you can ride on the lakes, get to know a ceiba tree with 200 years, and sight animals such as crocodiles, birds, monkeys..Also, they have a buffet with Peruvian food....it´s delicous!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Rita R wrote a review Mar 2019
Calgary, Canada60 contributions6 helpful votes
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My husband and I made a trip here with our guide Darwin, we had such an amazing time, we basically had the place to ourselves, we enjoyed the bird watching, sharing of indigenous culture beliefs and medicinal uses for all the plants, we got our work out in kayaking around the lake, getting rained on! When we went on our hunt for Caimans I didnt know what to expect, having our guide catch one was the perfect experience! Friendly staff, so much to see and learn and experience, the accommodations were great, open dorm rooms good bug nets. 5 stars an absolute must if you are down in the Amazon!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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PP-BS wrote a review Jan 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions
We spent the first night of our Amazon tour at this lovely lodge on the Peruvian side. Decent food, warm hospitality and not least a superb vantage point for wildlife spotting. From getting to feed a caiman and watching a variety of parrots, to a pulse-raising nighttime walk that featured cool insects (and even a snake), we could not have asked for a better introduction to the Amazon. Oh, and we didn't even mention that the facilities include a swimming hole and kayaks that we took out into the jungle! Warmly recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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jawa13 wrote a review Jul 2018
Rancho Cucamonga, California769 contributions151 helpful votes
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If you want to get a taste of Amazonas without going too far and spending too much, this is the place. Located very close to the intersection of Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. We came here by boat from Leticia and then hiked for about 3 kms inside the forest. The guide was great, He was able to answer all my questions. I wanted to watch more birds and he took time to show me various bird species. It rained non-stop when we went but it didn't bother us a bit. The boat ride in the lake was also great.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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