Kentitambo Lodge

Leymebamba, Northern Peru, Peru

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  • Discover the secrets of the cloud forest in style
  • A remarkable, boutique eco-lodge nestled on a hillside in Leymebamba in the Amazonas region of Peru
  • Four rustic and beautiful cabins are dotted through the lush gardens
  • Leymebamba and the surrounding area are a paradise for birds, with hummingbirds, quetzals and condors making their home amongst the cloud forest

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The best time to visit the north of Peru is from April to October, when temperatures and humidity drops and there is generally much less rain than the winter months from November to March.

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Literally translated as the ‘Hummingbird Inn’ in the Quechua language, Kentitambo Lodge is a charming, rustic guesthouse located on the outskirts of Leymebamba in the Chachapoyas region of northern Peru.

Originally built to observe the native hummingbirds, Kentitambo Lodge is hewn from ecologically sourced timber and built out of wattle and daub, perched on a hillside amongst stunning tropical vegetation. With only a handful of guest rooms, this boutique guesthouse offers a unique location amongst the cloud forest, with rare hummingbirds flitting past you as you wander through the beautifully tended grounds.
Rooms are rustic but incredibly spacious, featuring lots of native timber and light and airy furnishings, with splashes of color from locally woven textiles. Private balconies are strung with hammocks, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cloud forest on your doorstep. Up in the main lodge, the open kitchen serves up delicious, hearty fare made from locally grown and sourced produce. The lodge’s kitchen garden is responsible for an array of organic vegetables, fruits and herbs that will make their way to your plates, transformed into both Peruvian favorites and international dishes.
At the edge of the grounds, next to the adjacent Leymebamba Museum, The Kentikafé features locally grown coffee, tea and freshly baked treats. Kentitambo’s owner, an archaeologist, is the co-director of the tiny but fascinating Museo Leymebamba that sits hidden in the forest near to the lodge. The museum is home to over 200 Chachapoyan mummies that were recovered from Laguna de los Condores in 1997 and is well worth a visit during your stay at Kentitambo Lodge.
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  • Gocta Waterfalls Trek

    Explore the natural wonders of Gocta Waterfalls, deep in the heart of the Peruvian cloud forest.

  • Kuelap Ruins

    Explore Kuelap, nicknamed the Machu Picchu of the north, an important Chachapoya citadel and the largest ancient stone structure in South America.

  • Leymebamba Mummy Museum

    Visit the community run Leymebamba Museum, home to over 200 Chachopoya and Inca mummies.

  • Mausoleums of Revash

    Pay a visit to the mausoleums of Revash which sit perched on the cliffside of the Utcubamba Valley, boasting spectacular views.

Vacation Ideas

  • Northern Peru Uncovered

    Lima, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Cocachimba, Leymebamba & Chachapoyas

    from $4800 pp 10 nights

    • Discover the pre-Inca civilizations of Peru on this in depth cultural adventure
    • Trek through cloudforest to the impressive Gocta waterfalls
    • Marvel at the views from the hilltop fortress of Kuelap

Location & directions

Leymebamba, Northern Peru, Peru

Hidden away amongst the cloud forest, Kentitambo Lodge sits at the edge of the town of Leymebamba, opposite the museum. This traditional town at the head of the Río Utcubamba is approximately 3 hours from the citadel of Kuelap, and 6 hours from Cajamarca, the largest town in Peru’s northern highlands.

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