About the lodge
You can reach Pantiacolla Lodge from Cusco in a 2-day expedition by car and boat down the Andes, or by a 45 minute flight from Cusco to Boca Manu, followed by 5 hour boating up the Alto Madre de Dios River. There are 3 bungalows with 2 rooms each, and 1 bungalow with 3 rooms with private toilets and showers and 1 bungalow with 2 rooms with shared bathrooms. The lounge exhibits many remains of animals found in the forest around Pantiacolla and also ancient pottery brought in by the explorers looking for the lost city El Paititi in the Pantiacolla Mountain Range. We use candles for lighting in the rooms; however, we use solar panels for lighting in the lounge and to recharge your batteries. Temperatures are between 28C (82F) during the day and 20C (68F) at night. Between May and July, the temperature may drop to 18C (64F) during the day and 10C (50F) at night for a couple of days each month. One of the lodge’s many virtues is to have very few biting insects!
Wildlife and Flora
It has 900 hectares of surrounding forest, extending from 350 to 1200m above sea level. There are 8 species of monkey, among which the rare Monk Saki Monkey and the only nocturnal monkey on Earth, the Douroucouli. You can find both Collared- and White-Lipped Peccaries in healthy populations roaming the lodge’s extensive trail system. There is Coati, Tayra, several deer species and cats like the Puma, Ocelot and the smaller Margay.
What you can do there
Pantiacolla is a beautiful and comfortable lodge on the enigmatic frontier between the Andes and the Amazon, from where mountainous and lowland rain forests are within your reach.