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Mishana Retreat Centre – Amazon Rainforest, Peru
We have 57 Hectares (140 acres) of land with a lodge in the Allpahuayo Mishana Nature reserve.Our lodge is located directly on the river which is part of a 58,070 hectare nature reserve.Due to a combination of geological factors and diverse soil types, the reserve supports a uniquecommunity of plant and animal species. It is the ‘jewel’ in the crown for bird-watchers and containsdozens of species which are unique to this area. The Reserve contains one of the highestbiodiversities known in the Amazon basin. The Lodge is located directly on the Rio Nanay which is atributary of the Amazon River.Our lodge is situated in-between two bends of the river giving an amazing panoramic view. We haveour own boat so trips can be made to some interesting, and extraordinarily beautiful places alongthe river. The lodge is a 2 hour river journey from Iquitos by power boat.Our accommodation is in comfortable traditional cabins or tambos (dieting huts), a leaf roof supported by poles and with open sides (the most intimate way to sleep in the jungle). The bedsbenefit from a comfortable mattress and fly nets when necessary. The tambos are spread out toassure privacy and minimum disturbance from others. Participants have a choice of using either thecabins in the 'Casa Grande' annex or tambos for their retreat.During the day when there are no activities, there will be hammocks to relax in, and you can read,or wander into the forest, or swim in the river (there is a small sandy beach). Our ceremonies andmeeting will be held in either the Casa Grande with an open platform on stilts directly on the riverwith a magnificent view of the rainforest and star filled sky. or our maloca (ceremonial temple), alarge circular tambo made of natural materials and shaped like a womb. We will eat our meals inthe lodge, the traditional meeting place, where food is cooked on a wood fire.