what kind of experience awaits you? We invite you to read
our actual lodge guestbook for a peek into how our guests
record their memories.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What an incredible adventure our crew had at the Yacumama
The lodge is the nicest one in
the area. Our accommodations were wonderful. The lodge
itself was inviting and clean. The food was wonderful.
We actually looked forward to every meal! From the
fresh hearts of palm salad to the local native fish,
we really enjoyed meal time.
Our rooms were also very comfortable.
The shower and the bathroom areas were kept immaculately
Most impressive were our
hosts. Larry and Norman made us feel like we
were right at home. Every item we needed for
our shoot was taken care of, from visiting local
villages to arranging for boat transportation.
Also, our guides, Esteban and
Ricardo were truly delightful. They always made us
feel safe in the jungle and added local commentary
and assistance when needed.
This shoot and experience were
more than I could have ever hoped for. Should anyone
ever need to speak with me directly, please do not
hesitate to call.
Dear Lawrence and Norman,
This week was one of my life's
truly transcendental experiences. From the incredible
warmth of the staff to the food that made me remember
what real food tastes like, my life is deeply
enriched. You guys have immense courage and heart
to purse your dreams in such an advanced state. You
not only take care of your guests with a huge amount
of care and concern but you also take care of the
people of the area in the most beneficial way imaginable.
Steven is a true shaman. As a guide there is
no better. My hat goes off to all who made Yacumama
possible. Please keep me on you mailing list.
PS -- Let me know when there
is a celebration: I will come again to visit.
God bless you.
Yacumama Lodge and the Amazon
has been the number one adventure of my life. Your
guides, your cooks, your staff's hospitality and service
was the best there could be.
Norman, your life is your art.
What a privilege for me to meet you and experience
this wonderful place.
Norman, Colin, Dexter, Marco,
Esteban: Thanks for all your hospitality in this very
mystical and serene place. Four days in this stimulating
calmness were just what we needed.
And it was a true treat to be
in a genuinely eco-friendly environment.
The operations are a true model for others but
not too many others!
Our trip started with an astounding
eclipse, peaked in Machu Picchu and kept on
being great here in the jungle. Will always
remember and hope to be back!
Jeanne and Tom
PS -- I'm usually not this fat!
But your food was too good!
I came to the Amazon for an adventure
to expand my envelope of routine Boston life. When
I discovered I was to be the only guest at Yacumama
this week, I was a little shaky in the knees. But
instead I found a wonderful balance of challenge and
comfort with care and concern for my safety but a
push toward experiences I will never forget. I think
Colin, Dexter, Catalan, Alfredo, Mark, Nixon but especially
Esteban for making me feel more like a friend of the
family than a hotel guest.
If you are in Boston, mi casa
es su casa.
As a photographer, Yacumama
is a dream come true. As a person within this
wonderful group of people, this place and all
of you, it has been a little bit of paradise.
When we first spotted the Yacumama
it was like a little bit of heaven in the jungle.
We were excited to see its majesty in the wild.
The accommodations and the staff
are wonderful and the guided tours and meals are superb.
The highlight of our trip was
being the first tourists to see the Vista Allegre
Village. The people were warm and friendly. We saw
two sloths, three kinds of monkeys, many dolphins,
a caiman alligator, birds and fist. And a pet coto
It was fun to experience the
jungle life and have a nice place to sleep at the
same time. Since this is our first time in Peru, it
is a nice welcome to a new country. We all saw the
animals we wanted to see because everyone took time
to look. I like this trip a lot because I know what's
happening and it seems special.
Brittiney, age 9
I never expected to spend time
in the Amazon Jungle. I found it to be an amazing
place. This was my first time out of the USA and it
has been a tremendous experience both physically and
emotionally. The staff was excellent and deserve many
accolades. What Norman and Lawrence are going here
is fantastic. I hope this lodge prospers and the concept
grows through the rainforest. Norman is an amazing
man with a fabulous vision.
May God watch over this project
and help it prosper and spread.