Colombian Amazon

Calanoa Lodge

Thatched roofs and wooden walkways deep in the Amazon

An immersive Amazon experience

Surrounded by luminous greenery where birds, monkeys, butterflies and more live, it is a small lodge with just four cabins designed in an architectural style that blends traditional materials with modern lines and open sides to let in immersive jungle views (and not mosquitoes). These can accommodate up to eight people in separate bedrooms on different floors, but couples and small families will get a cabin to themselves.

A wooden path connects the cabins with the main pavilion where there’s hammocks, river views and a communal dining area. Calanoa’s cuisine is a fusion of local Amazonian traditions with Brazilian, Colombian and Peruvian cuisine, made with organic and fresh local produce.

Activities at Calanoa range from hiking the Calanoa Natural Reserve and the Amacayacu National Park with experienced indigenous guides, river trips and canoeing, exploration of diverse kinds of forests, camping in the forest, and visits to indigenous communities. Specialist interests such as sport fishing and bird watching can also be catered for.


Main pavilion

Open kitchen

Forest walks

River trips & Canoeing

Community visits



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Places to combine Calanoa Lodge with


Casa San Agustin
Casa San Agustin is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Cartagena’s vibrant old town. The hotel comprises three connecting 17th-century buildings, in the middle of which are the remains of an aqueduct which was used to collect rainwater for the walled city. There are 31 rooms and suites, some with their own Jacuzzi and small balcony. Rooms have maintained their colonial charm with dark wooden beamed ceilings and tiled bathrooms, but the soft blues and greens and natural fabrics add a fresh, contemporary edge. The large duplex prestige suite is ideal for small groups or families with two large en suite bedrooms, living room and small kitchen. There are beautiful orchids, Colombia’s national flower, in each room. The open-air swimming pool sits at the heart of the hotel with the aqueduct towering above. It is the perfect place to cool off and relax after a day exploring the city of Cartagena. There is a small rooftop terrace as well as a library, which features original frescoes uncovered during the renovation, where a daily afternoon tea is served. The Alma Restaurant is the perfect place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, with seafood casserole and ceviche perennially popular. The Alma Bar is a beautiful space and ideal for unwinding with a G&T. Breakfast can be enjoyed indoors or on the patio. The Aurum Spa is inspired by the gold Colombia is so famous for, and is a beautifully relaxing space where guests can indulge in a treatment.