Accommodation rating: Basic
The Calanoa Natural Reserve lies amid the rainforest, 60 kilometres from Leticia on the banks of the Amazon river, close to the Amacayacu National Park and a number of indigenous villages. Nestled in the reserve, the rustic Calanoa Lodge is part of a project of conservation, education, cultural preservation and sustainable practices in conjunction with local indigenous communities. The design of the small lodge is low-impact and combines traditional and sustainable techniques with local materials. Simple constructions feature woven palm roofs and are built on stilts with few walls to allow for better views and increased air circulation.
Accommodation is in four very basic and rustic two-story cabins with a bed with mosquito netting and simple bathrooms (cold water only). The sleeping area features two open sides covered with mosquito netting allowing for close contact with the rainforest. The social pavilion has a large table and is surrounded by seats and hammock swings that offer views of the river, while the observation platform is a great spot for bird and monkey watching,. Meals combine Amazonian and Latin cuisine and are prepared with organic and fresh local produce. Guests are welcome to participate in the preparation.
The lodge has limited electricity in the late afternoon and evenings for lodge facilities and for guests to recharge batteries. Lighting is provided by kerosene lamps at other times. It is recommended to bring a torch.
Shared excursions include visits to the local communities and explorations of the rainforest and waterways by canoe or on foot.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.