About this listing
Located in the local community of Santo Thomas Only 10min from airport, 40min to city This casita located on the river, Rio Nanay, trankil nature abounds, easy boat access for river trips or fishing with the locals, away from tourist commercialism
Perfect city layover or base for exploring Iquitos and surrounding nature attractions. or for those interested in healing with plant medicines. 10 Mins from the airport and 40 mins from the hustle and bustle of the center in a safe and friendly local community for a more local authentic experience.
Kitchen, garden, on the river, 2 rooms available both with double beds (alternative additional beds can be set up in one of the rooms for up to 3 people) we can also assist to arrange tours in the selva, boating along the rio, activities such as kayaking, visit of the markets and city, medicinal ceremonies, plant dietas for those interested.
Interaction with Guests
We would be happy to share our experiences of the life in Iquitos and Peru, as well about the peruvian culture, way of life "charapa", medicinal plants treks with option of overnight or few day stays in the jungle, fishing, personalized experience customized for your interests
Local friendly community with plenty of fresh fruits, refrescos and grilled fish etc, or go out on the boat to catch your own fresh fish ;)
collectivo is 2 soles to Plaza de Arma,(belen or main central city) by motocar 7 soles, we can also arrange your own driver/guide for a personalised tour at your own convenience and interests a great way to see and experience much of the local way of life along the way
Other Things to Note
Let us know in advance if you have any special requests, treks to the e, places of interest, food requirements selva and we can help personalize your stay for a memorable and unforgettable experience
No drugs, keep the casa clean and show respect for any other guests, we keep the space minimal for privacy so not too many guests at one time...
Staying with Tess was a great experiencie. She has a soft way of moving around, helping you with anything you need. She knows a lot about the area and about medicine and she will happyly orient you on any subject that you,re probably interested. We felt very welcomed by her and felt comfortable in her place. The house is a Maloca style construction, made by local friends with all the basics that you need in a place like this. You feel conected to nature right away. From the yard you can watch the orange sunsets on the Nanay river. 40 minutes from town for us was perfect.
Great place, beautifull person!!
Strongly recomend it!!
I can't give enough praise to Tess! She is the best and most lovely host!Her home gives a authentic feel wich includes buckets of water in the shower to replace running water at times :-)The garden is a wonderful oasis.Tess is very generous and gladly shares her knowledge of both the area and medicinal plants and happily connects you with the locals to take you on a tour of the surroundings.I stayed with Tess a couple of nights before going into the jungle on an Ayahuasca retreat and she was the obvious choise coming back to Iquitos. I did a dieta with her for a week wich was an unforgettable experience. She made sure I was very well looked after and taken care of.
I returned home with lots of new energi and good tips on how to keep it that way.
Tess, don´t be surpriced if I come back! 3
We had a wonderful time staying with Tess. She is an excellent host, knowing a lot about her area and plant medicines - which we found not only interesting but also very useful after my friend caught some sort of flu. She had lots of people to stay during the time we were there, making it a bit like a very homely hostel, which was lovely. There was always someone around to talk to. Tess lives in a great area, a ten minute walk from the centre of Iquitos (quicker by motor taxi, which became our new favourite mode of travel). If you stay with Tess you'll get a much more authentic (much nicer, I think) experience of life in Iquitos than if you go to a hostel or hotel in the centre of the city . The house, though simple, had everything we would ever need and was beautifully decorated. It was impeccably clean and there were never any bugs. We cannot recommend staying with Tess enough.
Tess is a great host, very kind, hospitable and truly fascinating. The accommodations are very spartan and may leave you desiring more, but the room is well represented in the ad, so there were no surprises in my case.
The area really gives you a feel for what daily life is like in Iquitos and I would have very much liked to stay in the area for a few more nights. Very easy to get to the town center via mototaxi and be sure to have some fish from the lady next door in the evenings!