I recently spent a night at this camp and it's a great place to stay especially with the close proximity to a beautiful river. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. Also the night walk and the jungle survival training were both excellent. I booked directly and corresponding with William was very straightforward. The only room for improvement is the food which lacks protein.
It was an hour hike in the heat of the day, through crazy mud, to get to the camp. The camp was nice and rustic, there was a beautiful mountain stream (nothing has ever felt better after a hot hike!) and the two teens who were staying there with me cooked great food, however, the area was COVERED with fire ants. We had a night walk after dinner, and we had to keep sprinting down the path to avoid the ants, and crashing through the jungle was not conducive to seeing anything under than some katydids and what looked like a cave centipede. And I had to jump a trail of fire ants to get to my room. Also, the mosquito net in my room was more like cheesecloth.
Our group spent one night at Lupa Masa camp, and it was a really memorable experience. If you are looking for a place to temporarily disconnect yourself from civilization, and to connect with (loads of) wildlife and nature, Lupa Masa camp is the place for you! The camp is in the middle of the rainforest, everything is truly back to basics. (toilets to be flushed with a bucket, bucket shower, electricity available only in the evening).
My wife and I stayed in a chalet, which had windows to keep the room ventilated. We were surprised with how chilly it got in the middle of the night. There was also a mosquito net over our bed, which was nice. We both slept very well in our chalet, maybe because we were tired from the hike.
When we are not strolling around the camp enjoying nature, we would be chilling at the main chalet. That's where we hang out with other people and had our meals. Ask them for the home-brewed rice wine, they were delicious!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Lupa Masa. It was too bad that we could only stay there for one night. We would definitely recommend it to anyone who truly appreciates nature.
We were staying at Lupa Masa just for one night. The place is amazing, real jungle that goes straight to the beach. The room was really clean and breakfast with the family a great experience. I can recommend a place to everyone.
This is a very basic camp set in the middle of the rainforest outside Poring. It's a great place for people wanting to be immersed in nature. Getting there involves a 45 minute walk through plantations and forest on a trail. It's slightly uphill but not difficult. You can leave excess luggage in Poring. There are four accommodation options (all based on wooden platforms with a roof): the most fancy are the cabins by the river, which are nice wooden houses with a bed, table and chairs on the verandah. The next option is the honeymoon suite, which is a wooden platform with roof and a double bed. There are no walls. Then there are two huts, which are platforms with rough wooden walls on 3 and a half sides (that don't reach the roof), and no door. The last option is the longhouse, which has a number of pup tents on a large platform. All the beds have mosquito nets, and very thin mattresses. Towels are not provided - I used my sarong after swimming in the river. There are communal bathrooms - four toilets (one western, three squat), and a couple of showers. All water comes from the absolutely beautiful and clean river. The communal area is a covered platform with comfy chairs and an outside area with table and chairs. The staff are really friendly and helpful. There are a few trails around the camp, and they offer a night walk. Food is vegetarian.