You Can Be Comfortable In The Jungle At Samiria EcoLodge

by Captain Bill

with air conditioned bungalows, hot water showers, comfortable beds, and spectacular views of Pacaya Samiria National Reserve!

By Bill Grimes, President of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises

"Samiria EcoLodge"

Samiria EcoLodge in the low water season

Years ago when Marmelita and I first started Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises, I remember a wise old man telling me the three things the majority of tourists want are hot water showers, air conditioning, and comfortable beds.

Since then many years have gone by. Now I’m an old man and what do I want? You guessed it, hot water showers, air conditioning, and comfortable beds. I understand. If you tell me you want to be comfortable in the jungle, I will send you to Samiria EcoLodge, and you will be happy I did.

"Samiria EcoLodge, comfortable beds"

Samiria EcoLodge has comfortable beds

Samiria Ecolodge, where the bungalows are air conditioned, with comfortable beds…

"Samiria EcoLodge, modern bathrooms"

Modern bathrooms with hot water showers at Samiria EcoLodge

…and where the modern bathrooms have hot water showers.

It is easy to get to the Samiria EcoLodge where you can be comfortable in the jungle. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, or pick you up at the airport, and assist you on a scenic hour and a half ride to the village of Nauta, in either a car, van, or bus, depending on the size of your group. At the port you will transfer to one of the lodge’s speed boats…

"Nauta port, transfer to Samiria EcolLodge boat"

Transfer to Samiria EcolLodge boat

…for a 45 minute boat ride upstream on the Marañon River, part of the head waters of the Amazon River.

"Nauta port to Samiria Eco-Lodge, 45 minute boat ride"

Scenic boat ride from Nauta port to Samiria Eco Lodge is around 45 minutes

On the boat ride, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is on the left bank going upstream to the lodge. More people ask me to go to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve than all of the other three great reserves combined. You will be there.

"Approaching Samiria EcoLodge from the Marañon River"

The Samiria EcoLodge has a floating dock

Approaching Samiria EcoLodge…

"Samiria EcoLodge floating dock"

Samiria EcoLodge floating boat dock

…and their ingenious floating boat dock.

"Samiria EcoLodge outside furniture"

Comfortable patio furniture on the floating boat dock

Everywhere you look around the lodge there are comfortable benches and chairs, inviting you to rest and take in the beautiful view.

"Samiria EcoLodge bungalows from the stairs."

Two of the Samiria EcoLodge bungalows from the stairs

Five minutes after docking, the guide pointed out a tiny iridescent blue hummingbird perched on a branch, too tiny to see in the photo above.

"Samiria EcoLodge welcome"

Welcome to Samiria EcoLodge

You will be welcome at Samiria EcoLodge.

"Marmelita and guests with welcome tropical fruit juice at Samiria EcoLodge"

Marmelita and guests with welcome tropical fruit juice drink at Samiria EcoLodge

Come in, sit, make your self comfortable, enjoy your complimentary fresh squeezed tropical fruit juice…

Samiria EcoLodge orientation

Brief orientation

…and a brief orientation with a view in the background.

"Samiria EcoLodge sign in"

Sign in


"Samiria Ecologe Bar"

One of three attractive well stocked bars at Samiria EcoLodge

Look around.

"Samiria EcoLodge bungalow interior"

Move into your bungalow

Move into your bungalow.

"Comfortable sitting area with view in your bungalow"

Comfortable sitting area in your bungalow with a view

Comfortable sitting area with your own refrigerator and spectacular view over the river into Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

"Samiria EcoLodge swimming pool"

Swimming pool

Time for a swim before lunch

"Samiria EcoLodge observation tower view"

Marmelita enjoying the view from the observation tower

Or you can climb the observation tower for a look around.

'View of the lodge from the observation tower'

View of the lodge, river, and Pacaya Samiria Reserve from the observation tower

What a view…time for lunch

"Samiria EcoLodge modern kitchen triple water filter system."

Modern well appointed kitchen with triple water filter system.

Here is a peak at the modern, clean, well appointed kitchen with triple water filter system and four large sinks. Pretty impressive.

"Samiria EcoLodge, heart of palm salad and fresh squeezed tropical juices"

Heart of palm salad and fresh squeezed tropical juice

"Samiria EcoLodge stir fry"

The food is delicious

"Samiria Ecolodge dessert"

Many attractive touches

"delicious food, served buffet style"

Delicious food, lots of it, served buffet style

You can cool off in the pool…

"Samiria EcoLodge, cool off in the swimming pool"

You can cool off in the swimming pool

…or work on your tan on the sun deck around the pool

"Samiria EcoLodge game room, billiard tables, ping pong tables, foosball tables"

Game room, billiard tables, ping pong tables, foosball tables, chess boards

…or you can shoot pool…or play ping pong, or foosball, all with a wonderful view of the river and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

"Samiria EcoLodge, view from bungalow"

View from your bungalow at Samiria EcoLodge

Samiria EcoLodge is laid out so that the view is spectacular from where ever you are.

"Scenic view leaving Samiria EcoLodge, retuning to Nauta and Iquitos"

When it is time to leave Samiria EcoLodge, enjoy the boat ride back to Nauta, then on to Iquitos

If  you are like Marmelita and I, you will feel sad when you have to leave the peace and quiet of Samiria EcoLodge and return back to Iquitos. I bet you will wish you had an extra day to stay.

Book your stay at Samiria EcoLodge

Contact Bill Grimes by typing this email address!

Samiria EcoLodge Itinerary

The price includes all meals and excursions at the lodge. It includes transfers from your hotel to the lodge and from the lodge to your hotel, or airport.

Day 1

You will be met in the lobby of your hotel around 8:30am for transport by road for around one and a half hours to the village of Nauta, then transfer to the lodge boat for a 45 – 50 minute boat ride to the lodge.
Reception, a welcoming fresh squeezed tropical juice and orientation, check into your bungalow, lunch.
After lunch a short hike out the back of the lodge with a discussion of the botany of the region, including jungle fruit trees, medicinal plants.
Later in the afternoon you will go to Nauta canyon, a place famous for great bird watching and wildlife, looking for monkeys, sloths, and snakes.
Return to the lodge for rest and dinner.
After dinner, evening activity to look for nocturnal birds, animals, and insects, such as tarantulas, night hawks, owls and caiman.
Includes lunch and dinner.

Day 2

bird watching at 5:45am and watch the sun rise. (all activities are optional of course)
Return to the lodge for breakfast.
Visit a rustic village to see how they live and learn a little about their culture.
Return for lunch.
Go fishing for piranhas.
Look for pink dolphins,
Enjoy the sunset.
Evening discussion about the myths and legends of the Amazon.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast 7:30am
A jungle walk to the Sapira River, to experience primary forest, wild nature, fishing for piranhas.
Return to lodge for lunch,
Excursion boat ride to explore into Pacaya Samiria National Reserve to experience the bio-diversity of the flora and fauna.
Looking for pink and grey dolphins,
Jungle hiking
Fishing for piranhas and other species.

Day 4

Breakfast 7:30am
Jungle hike to see giant trees in the primary forest
Enjoy the facilities of the lodge, swim in the pool, climb the observation tower, play in the game room, what ever you would like until time to return to
Iquitos and your hotel or the airport.
Breakfast and Lunch.
Arrive back in Iquitos around 4:00pm

Things To Know About Samiria EcoLodge

Samiria EcoLodge has 10 comfortable bungalows, each with a private terrace providing beautiful views of the Marañon River.

Queen size bed with additional single bed and hammocks.

Private bath room with hot and cold running water

Air conditioning.

Important information below

All drinks from the bar are extra

You should bring insect repellant, sun screen, small personal flashlight with extra batteries.

Generators turn on from 8:00am to 9:00am and from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm and from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. You should have your personal flashlights with extra batteries handy for when the generator is turned off.

Tipping is optional, only if the staff deserve it, and no matter how much your tip might be, it will be much appreciated.

Samiria EcoLodge, Comfortable In The Jungle

By Bill Grimes, President of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises

Book your stay at Samiria EcoLodge

Contact Bill Grimes for your special discount by typing this email address!

I answer all emails within 48 hours if humanly possible.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rita girlando July 22, 2014 at 10:52 am

we are 2 people interested at pacaya samiria tour ( 3D/2N) on august 24th- is it possible and what is the price?

2 Captain Bill July 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Hello Rita, Thank you for getting in touch with me. I can help arrange your Samiria EcoLodge 3 day tour.

I will send you an email to discuss the details.

Best regards,

3 kate bean November 16, 2014 at 3:27 am

we are two gringos, interested in the reserve and ecolodge. what is the price for a 3 day/2 night stay?
kate & doug
La Campa, Lempira, Honduras

4 Vicki whyte February 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

Hi your website looks awesome.I’m interested in coming to your lodge for 3 days.We are a dental team that are doing mission work in Trujillo,Peru.We are looking to experience culture and wild life in the Amazon.There will as little as 3 or up to 6 people in our group.Just looking for prices.We are in Trujillo from 12-19Th .We could flight into Inquitos on the eve of the 19th or morning of 20th.We would have to be back to Lima by the 24 th .I haven’t presented anything the group just so I’m not sure how many would like to stay on.There are 3 diffidently interested.

5 Captain Bill February 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Hi Vicki, Thank you for getting in touch with me. I can help arrange your stay at Samiria EcoLodge. I will send you an email with the details.

Best regards,

6 Jill Oborn March 31, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Hi, we will be in Iquitos around early September 2015 and. It sure whether to be land based or on a cruise. We are two adults and have 5 days. What can you recommend please?

7 Lizbeth Lucana June 25, 2015 at 7:54 am

Interested in 3 days and 2 nights for 2 adults on july 8-july 10

8 Marsha July 8, 2015 at 8:12 pm

One couple and 2 friends planning to visit Peru in late Sep./early Oct. We want to include an Amazon tour/experience in our trip-perhaps 4-5 days. We are all retired but in great shape and have all done a lot of hiking, canoeing, etc. We have an AVID birder among us. We want to experience the natural environment as well as the unique culture of this region. Your lodge sounds wonderful but I am open to suggestions as how to best experience this area of Peru.

9 John McInerney August 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Hi Bill
We are coming to Iquitos in September for 3 days/2 nights from Fri-Sun September 16-18. It is a group of 6 Aussies. My wife and I, our 2 kids (12 & 14yo) and my 2 parents.
We want to include an Amazon tour/cruise in our trip. My parents are AVID bird watches so the trip should cater for that too. Samiria EcoLodge sounds wonderful and we are open to any other suggestions you have for us to best experience what the amazon has to offer. Could you please get back to me asap with options and your best price.

10 Captain Bill August 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Hi John, Thank you for getting in touch with me. I sent you an email about the details.

Best regards,

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