Where is Yacumama Lodge?
Located on Rio Yarapa, the first feeding tributary into the Amazon, Yacumama Lodge is nestled in the jungles of the Amazon River Basin. The nearest city in northern Peru is Iquitos, a 110-mile boat trip away.
How do I get to Yacumama?
You'll need to fly into the international airport in Lima, Peru before catching a connecting flight to the northern city of Iquitos. Most guests spend an evening exploring Iquitos before enjoying the 110-mile cruise up Rio Yarapa to Yacumama Lodge.
How do I buy tickets for my Yacumama experience?
Email us to book your stay, request information or to simply find out more about our various vacation packages. You're welcome to visit year-round.
Are there group tour packages available at Yacumama Lodge?
Yacumama offers every kind of tour package imaginable. Whether you're interested in using our exotic location and facilities for your seminar, conference, workshop, retreat, or wedding, or you're someone who enjoys traveling alone and joining already-scheduled workshops and trips, we can design your ultimate rainforest adventure.
What can you tell me about Peru?
Check out our page of information on Peru
Once I've arrived in Iquitos, how do I get around town?
When you arrive in Iquitos, Peru a representative from Yacumama Lodge will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Until you depart for the boats to the lodge, your time is your own, so feel free to explore the city. The most common methods of transport are walking and use of the Motokarr (a three-wheeled motorcycle), which is quite safe and a great deal of fun. In town you will pay 1 sol and 50 centimos. Out of town will be 1 to 2 soles more. Be sure to ask the price before getting in.
Where can we eat in Iquitos?
We have a few suggestions:
Where can we change or withdraw money, cash, and traveler's cheques?
Banco de Credito is the only bank in Iquitos where you can withdraw money from your ATM or Credit Card from a machine. On the Prospero Street side of the bank is the card room. You must slide your card through the outside lock to open the door. Inside the bank you may cash traveler's cheques.
You can change your dollars to soles in the bank or on the corner of Sargento Lores and Prospero Streets (not other corners). It is legal on the street, and you will see people with green aprons, calculators and cash in their hands. Tell them how much you want to change, and check their calculations. If any of the bills look really white or very different from the others, ask him/her to change them for others. You will want some soles for the jungle. Ari's burger will also change money, but usually will not give small change.
Is Iquitos Safe?
Do you have lodge guidelines for guests to follow?
Yes, our set of lodge guidelines helps us run Yacumama more efficiently and enables us to better serve our guests and the environment.
Be sure to check out our page of Peru facts!