Welcome to Espiritu De Amor
Located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, Just 50 minutes away from Puerto Nanay surrounded by the beautiful ‘Flora and Fauna’. The Amazon jungle has a unique ecosystem. There are many endemic flora and fauna here that you can see only in this part of the world. The Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity! One in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon Rainforest. This constitutes the largest collection of living plants and animal species. Some experts estimate that one square kilometre (247 acres) may contain 150,000 species of plants including 75,000 types of trees. This region is one of the least-studied tropical regions on the planet and many species of flora and fauna are still unknown to scientists. According to the researcher Michael Hopkins the real number of plants of Amazonia is three times more species than has been discovered so far. Peru is doted with a rich diversity of animal and vegetal species, and Man has lived alongside them in a harmonious co-existence for thousands for years. Species such as the condor, serpent and puma were worshipped by the ancient highlanders, who crafted their images into pottery and monuments during the rise of early civilisations, in homage to their beauty and power. Other species served as food or as raw materials for Man's creations. Some animals even forged a relationship of interdependence that has lasted for thousands of years, a relationship maintained by Peruvians living outside the major cities. Peru's territory has also long kept hidden thousands of species that continue to amaze scientists from all over the world. The most startling are the native species, due to their unique characteristics and beauty, and above all the way they have managed to adapt to Peru's difficult climate and geography. Imagine a country with over 1,800 species of birds. A country with more bird species than found in all of North America and Europe combined. Home to 120 endemic species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Iquitos – city in the jungles One of the most interesting places to visit in Amazonia is the city of Iquitos. Iquitos is the biggest city in this region and has no roads connecting to other cities making it the largest, most isolated city on any continent! The city can be reached only by airplane or boat, with the exception of a road to Nauta, a small town roughly 100 km (62 mi) south. The date of foundation of the city is thought to be 1757. It was established as a Jesuit mission. Iquitos started to grow and thrive through the “rubber boom” of the first decade of the 20th century. They started to manufacture rubber from natural resources - the rubber tree growing in the Amazon Selva. The owners of the plantations or rubber barons were rich and built luxurious houses for themselves, which gave the city an inimitable style. See wildlife such as caiman, monkeys and macaws,some animals such as pink dolphins are found just ten minutes from the lodge. Staying at our jungle lodge is a fantastic way of experiencing the jungle first hand. The guided tours offer you trips to the tropical forests, where you can spot wild animals and birds, fish piranhas, offering breathtaking views for bird-watching. Wild monkeys can also be spotted passing through. You can take a boat trip to one of the Amazon tributaries to see pink dolphins, Monkey Reserve Island and even the giant water lilies.