Absolutely delightful! A gorgeous, comfortable and absolutely well designed fitting architecture in the middle of breathtaking nature. Situated up in the Cocachimba highlands with the Gocta cataracts at plain sight, in the eastern side of the northeastern Peruvian Andes. The design of every piece of architecture, even that of the service, uses local natural resources, and blends with it's surrounding nature... green, grey, brown, beige, tanned, yellowish, orangy. The roomy, comfy, bungalows as well as the common areas are clean, organized, appropriately decorated. The staff offers the best of Peruvian warmth and friendliest of availability. Their chef and their kitchen personnel spoil us guests with organic, fresh food and a variety of international cuisine.This lodge is a place to come back to just for rest, excellent food and drinks after visiting surrounding attractions such as Chachapoyas, Jaén, Gocta cataracts, Kuelap, Nuevo Tingo, Cocachimba etc. On the other hand, I had no need to leave this lodge at all, none at all!! It is the kind of place to stay in all day long, relaxing, in pijamas if you wish, seating around, listening to the sound of silence or to gentle music, dozing off, reading or catching up with work. Going for a slow, cadenced walk around just to explore the surrounding community is a must.A secondary gain is the state of well-being that being up here triggers in the physical and mental bodies. One senses the energy and a healing effect that emanates from the surrounding "Apus"--terrestrial physical, metaphysical titans originating from the crust of the Earth containing massive life energy of which José Maria Arguedas wrote amply about, except now up in the Amazonas "selva alta" of Perú's northeastern Andes. A similar experience one can also share with Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain". These five days here at Mamaq Tambo Lodge are "the best". We'll comeback God willing!