Amazon Pona Lodge
The Amazon Pona Lodge is located in the magical Manu cloud forest on the lush eastern slopes of the Andes.
Opened in march 2018, it is named after the Amazon Pona Lodge (Socratea exorrhiza) (PONA, is the local name of the palm tree in this part of the Amazon) which is very common to see around the rooms or on the trails. Woolly Monkeys, Brown Capuchin Monkeys, toucans, wild pigs and a host of other colorful birds also inhabit the surrounding forest. With a trail circuit near the lodge that offers many opportunities for wildlife and exotic plant sightings, while a more extensive trail network is available to those staying longer.
Situated at the temperate elevation of at 650 meters above sea level; in the pleasant, mosquito-free Kosñipata Valley, the lodge protects and supports a 110-acre private ecological reserve. Though peaceful and secluded it stands very close to the scenic Cusco–Shintuya highway. It consists confortables double-occupancy wooden bungalows with private bath facilities, and a separate complex with a large dining room. A local family staffs the lodge,and patrolling the private reserve.