Reality without Risk and the right amount of Roughing It
Posted Jul 15, 2011
The San Pedro Lodge is perfect for travelers who are looking for a gritty, amazon experience without the worry and the hassle of finding a guide. The lodge itself is located in the midst of jungle-terrain near several small communities and no other tourists in sight. It is near the city of Iquitos and near the amazon. There are, currently, five bungalows that give the traveler a real sense of camping out. The bungalows are also riverside. The Nanay river runs past the lodge and is a wonderful place for a morning or afternoon dip. More than location, to speak of the lodge, one has to speak of the host Gart Van (Something-or-other[sorry Gart!!!]). Not only is he a great host, but he has been a resident of Iquitos and now San Pedro for many years. In short: traveling around with Gart allows you to meet native Peruvians whom he has known for years. If it is not he, himself, giving you a tour, you will be given a Peruvian guide who is also someone Gart will have known for years. Some travelers enjoy seeing native-activity without getting involved. Some travelers long to be a part of native-activity and, so, spend a lot of money and risk diving head first into the jungle. San Pedro Lodge is the perfect middle-ground for those who want to have really experienced Peru, Iquitos, and the amazon.