Jungle Lodge Comparison Chart Posada Amazonas

Posada Amazonas is a 30-bedroom rainforest lodge perfect for your first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders. Despite being relatively close to Puerto Maldonado, the Posada Amazonas offers ample opportunities to see wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, parrots and macaws. The lodge is also home to a family of giant river otters. Highlights include:

  • Canopy Tower - Our 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower gives you spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. You will have good chances of spotting toucans, parrots, macaws or mixed species canopy flocks.
  • Ñape Ethnobotanical Center – You will visit Centro Ñape, a traditional community clinic, where the shaman or his assistant will take you on a unique tour to explain the uses of various medicinal plants.
  • Lake- We will paddle around the Lake Tres Chimbadas on a catamaran, looking for the resident family of Giant River Otters, and wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
  • Farm Visit - Visit a working jungle farm to learn about local agriculture and life. You will taste exotic tropical fruits including the source of chocolate and little know relatives of the tomato.
  • Natural Construction Rooms– Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing you to enjoy this diverse ecosystem even during downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.
  • Community Owned– Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno and managed in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas is located within the Ese-Eja’s communal reserve, next to the Tambopata National Reserve.

Some activities at Posada Amazonas require advance booking and an extra fee. Under the 'Activities' tab, we have specified which activities require this.

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Posada Amazonas requires at least two hours of the travel time. The first step on the journey to Tambopata includes a plane ride from either Lima or Cuzco. Flights from Lima depart from the domestic terminal of the Jorge Chavez airport. The trip takes around 3 hours. Most flights stop in Cuzco before continuing on to Puerto Maldonado. Flights from Cusco depart from the domestic terminal of the Velasco Astete airport. The trip takes around forty-five minutes. Our bus and boat transportation services have schedule routes at set times of the day. The boats are programmed to meet ongoing and departing flights. Our schedules meet the following flights from Lima, Cusco or Puerto Maldonado.

From Lima to Puerto Maldonado

Airline and Flight Days Departure time Arrival
LAN 2075 Every day of the week 09:45AM 13:00 PM
TACA 809 Every day of the week 8:40 AM 11:38 AM
Star Peru 2I 1190 Every day of the week 8:29 AM 10:00 AM

From Cusco to Puerto Maldonado:

Airline and Flight Days Departure time Arrival
LAN 2075 Every day of the week 11:56AM 13:00 PM
TACA 809 Every day of the week 10:40 AM 11:38 AM
Star Peru 2I 1191 Every day of the week 12:15 PM 1:00 PM

From Puerto Maldonado to Cusco:

Airline and Flight Days Departure time Arrival
LAN 2074 Every day of the week 13:45PM 14:40 PM
TACA 808 Every day of the week 12:55 AM 13:45 PM
Star Peru 2I 1190 Every day of the week 10:45 AM 11:30 AM

From Puerto Maldonado to Lima:

Airline and Flight Days Departure time Arrival
LAN 2074 Every day of the week 13:45PM 16:40 PM
TACA 808 Every day of the week 12:55 AM 15:55 PM
Star Peru 2I 1190 Every day of the week 1:40 PM 3:05 PM

Upon arrival to Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by one or more of our guides and then taken to a waiting vehicle. You will take short ride to our operations office in Puerto Maldonado where we will ask you to store luggage you don’t need. Luggage is hand-carried at various stages in the trip for long distance so we ask you to please limit your weight to 15 kilos (32 pounds apiece). You can pack separate bags and safely leave them at our offices in Puerto Maldonado on the first day so we won’t be carrying them around uselessly. Your bag will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave. After taking care of luggage, we take a 40-minute drive to the Infierno Community Port where we board long, sturdy canoes equipped with outboard motors and head upstream to Posada  Amazonas. The one-hour boat ride is pleasant and often includes our first sightings of macaws, heron, caiman and capybara. Once the boat arrives at the lodge dock, you will have officially arrived to the wild rainforests of Tambopata!
All rooms have an authentic Ese-Eja décor which has been crafted by artists from the local community of Infierno. All rooms feature private bathrooms with access to hot water showers.  The rooms also feature  an open verandha to maximize the experience with the tropical rainforest.




12 Traditional Rooms 16 Comfort Rooms 2 Suite Rooms
Large w/ Private Bathroom Large w/ Private Bathroom Large w/ Private Bathroom
Bed Size
Two or Three Twin Two Full One King
Room Doors
Woven cane door Woven cane door Woven cane door
Mosquito Net
Yes Yes Yes
Hot water
Yes Yes Yes
Eco-friendly toiletries
Yes Yes Yes
In two beds room Yes Yes
Ceiling Fan
N/A N/A Yes
Safe Deposit Box
Yes Yes Yes
N/A N/A Yes
Private Deck
N/A N/A Yes
Electrical Lamps **
Yes Yes Yes
Electrical Outlets**
Yes Yes Yes
Wifi **
Common areas Yes Yes
N/A Yes Yes
N/A Yes Yes
**Three times per day N/A: Not available
  • Fixed departures transfer from Puerto Maldonado Airport to Posada Amazonas : land and river transportation.
  • Guided excursions in groups
  • All meals
  • Accommodation
Not included:

International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

Boat Transportation:
All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with four strokes outboard motors.
Transfer In  (Puerto Maldonado to Lodge) :
 Two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:00
Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado) :
Two departures daily at  07:00 and  08:00
For other schedule possibilities please consult us

Private Guide

For guests who wish to explore a special interest or simply prefer a more private experience, private guides are available. Private guide service have to be arrange for the total number of days of the reservation.  

Conventional Guide
1 Guest USD$ 70 - per person per day
2 + Guests USD$ 35 - per person per day
Photo Tour or Birder Specialist
1 Guest USD$ 90 - per person per day
2 + Guests USD$ 45 - per person per day
  Rainforest Expeditions has guides that are able to lead individuals, couples or families in the following languages:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portugues
  • Spanish
If you require a guide that speaks another language, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Spa Services

Swedish massage
It is soft, relaxing, ideal for getting a state of deep calm. This massage concentrates on improving circulation and energy, at the end it is harmonized and revitalized with touches of bamboo. Swedish massage is offered on back, legs and arms.
Deep Tissue Massage
This massage is strong and deep, relaxes muscles and relieves stress. It is ideal for reducing muscle pain, after sports or long walks. It produces calm, relax and the body recovers flexibility.
Bioenergetic Massage
Massage that works the whole body, influence of traditional Ayurvedic medicine, works emotionally, mentally and physically at the level of energies, helps to clean and balance the energy channels in our body. It recovers vitality, personal harmony and complete relaxation.
Intense Jungle Massage
This Amazon massage uses the power of the plant Matico, Eucalyptus and. These plants act by deflating the muscles, revitalizes the body and softens the skin. You will also feel an intense relax, as it is supplemented by hot stone massages. Enjoy it.
Foot reflexology with hot stones
Complete treatment includes, relaxing salts and then a deep reflexology massage, with stones, ideal for tired feet and inflamed by long walks on the trails.
Massage with hot and cold stones
Ayurvedic technique that achieves a great level of relaxation besides re balancing physical and mental energy. Is also very useful to relieve pain, to revitalize the skin and to achieve a sense of well-being.

Activities available at the lodge.

Every Day is an Ese'Eja Day - Pre-booking Required Every Day is an Ese'Eja Day - Pre-booking Required Booking can be made by contacting your Rainforest Specialist prior your arrival. Price per person is USD$ 75 Soon, all guest will have the chance to experience a half day at the Ese'eja Community of Infierno as an add-on activity. After breakfast at the lodge, guests, lead by their guide, will take a boat 10 minutes to the Infierno Community. During their time in the community, they will be able to experience a diverse set of activities, such as:
  • The Heritage House – The community’s main house will be open for guests. It houses a heritage museum, showcasing antique photos and clothing, ancient ceramics and stone instruments, as well as working tools. Also, contemporary handcrafts will be on display, and how-to demonstrations will be offered.  Some of the products will be available for sale, and profits from the sales will benefit all members of the community.
  • Catch and release fishing – Guests will visit the local fish farm, where five pools have been built. The  largest pool is designated for fishing activities,  while the other four are exclusively for fish farming. Guests will fish using a traditional fish cane from the pools edge.  If desired, our local staff will cook up the fish for lunch! Otherwise, fish is released back into the pool.
  • Boat ride – In the same fish pool where guests fish, there are four fiber glass boats for boat rides. Guests are able to row their own boats or community members can row for them. Our staff, including a lifeguard, are always supervising the activities.  All guests must wear a life jacket.
Lunch time Ese eja style - Catch of the day will be the main menu. A vegetarian option will be available. Optional : There will be access to hammocks for the guests who want to relax at their leisure. Also available, a fish feeding station near the pier, $1 per fish food package will be charged. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO MAKE IT A FULL DAY:
  1. Attend a traditional dance show.
  2. How-to workshops by local artisans. Guest will be learn how to make a wristband made out of seeds or tree bark, or they could try wood carving.
  3. Bike circuit available to complete the afternoon outing.
  4. Learn about local agroforestry with the community leaders.
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Oxbow Lake Visit Oxbow Lake Visit Oxbow lakes are an important and distinct habitat found in the Amazon basin. Formed when a bend in an Amazonian river gets cut off from its main channel, their waters are much more calm and clear than the silty, turbulent river. Shallow and tranquil, oxbow lakes provide perfect habitat for marsh grasses and a host of interesting animals that prefer these backwater lagoons. Many of these animals are also easy to watch and thus make great photography subjects for folks on a family eco vacation. oxbow-lake Looking like a cross between a pheasant and feathered dinosaur, the bizarre Hoatzin clambers a around the lakeside vegetation and makes odd, grunting noises. The locals call it the “stinkbird” on account of the bad smell it gives off! Eco travel guests who visit the oxbow lakes near Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas frequently delight in sightings of Squirrel Monkey troops that sometimes forage in bushes at the edge of the lake. Overhead, spectacular Scarlet and Red and Green Macaws are a regular sight as they fly over the lake and parrots are also frequently seen. At Posada Amazonas, Tres Chimbadas Lake still has Black Caimans that reach a length of 4 meters (12 feet) and endangered Giant Otters that make their home in the fish-filled waters. For close views of animals and a better view of the lake, guests who take part in this ecotourism family travel activity paddle around the calm waters in a canoe or catamaran. After looking for rainforest wildlife that lives in the water and forests next to the lake, your guide will take you to back to the lodge by way of a hike on well conserved rain forest. Read More
Centro Nape Ethnobotanical Walk Centro Nape Ethnobotanical Walk A twenty minute boat ride downriver from the Amazon jungle lodge of Posada Amazonas will bring you to Centro Ñape, a traditional community clinic that produces medicines from rainforest plants and administers them to patients who either cannot afford to receive treatment in town or prefer traditional medicines (link to articles about Ayahuasca, Una de Gato and or Traditional Uses of Rainforest Plants). An Eseeja nativa from the Community of Infierno will take you on a unique tour of Centro Ñape to explain the uses of various medicinal plants. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to sample some for yourself. Prepare to be astounded because nowhere else on the planet can one find a forest that harbors more than 600 species of birds, well over 100 species of mammals, and more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians. The insect diversity is even more incredible with literally thousands of species of beetles, bugs, and other six-legged creatures. There are more than 1,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of Tambopata and the number of shapes, colors, and types of katydids seems to be simply endless. ethnobotanical-walk-16 Nevertheless, the impressive animal biodiversity in Tambopata has its equal in the numbers and types of plants that make up the foundation of the rainforest. There are literally thousands of species of plants in the rainforests around Posada Amazonas and most have developed an even more incredible variety of compounds as defenses against the countless herbivores that would eat their leaves and tunnel into their trunks. The natural chemicals developed by rainforest plants have been investigated and used by native Amazonian peoples for thousands of years. In the natural laboratory of the Peruvian rainforest, plants have been extracted and used for medicinal purposes long before modern techniques and treatments were developed. In Tambopata, many people from the native community still go to their local shaman (a traditional healer) to receive treatments for everything from sleeplessness to cancer.   Read More
Ceiba Hike Ceiba Hike Trees in the Peruvian rainforest can be pretty impressive. A hike through the rainforests around Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas will take you past massive Brazil Nut trees that are 120 feet (40 meters) tall. You will walk past 500 year old Ironwood trees with huge trunks and massive branches used as nesting sites by macaws. You will feel dwarfed by old growth trees with a canopy so tall that birds and other animals are naturally hidden from the ground because they are simply too high up to watch without a telescope! nature-trail Even so, as impressive as the rainforest looks along trails near Posada Amazonas and Refugio Amazonas, there is one tree near this Amazon jungle lodge whose incredible size has to be seen to be believed. The tree is a very old Ceiba that has grown near the Tambopata River for hundreds of years. Ceibas (also called Kapoks or Silk Cotton Trees) are known and admired for their large size. The soft wood of these quick growing trees keeps them from being logged and they can grow to immense proportions. There are particularly larges one at the end of the Ceiba trail in Posada Amazonas and the edge of Condenado Lake at Refugio Amazonas. Although numbers don’t do it justice, this rainforest giant is at least 150 feet (50 meters) tall, and has a butressed root base so extensive that it would probably take at least 50 people holding hands to encircle it. The incredible Ceiba is bound to be one of the largest trees you will ever see and is well worth the 2 hour hike it takes to reach them. The trail to the tree passes through beautiful, primary rainforest and you may very well see monkeys, birds, and other animals on the way. Your guide will talk about the the natural history of the forest and point out interesting trees and animals that are encountered. When you arrive at this massive tree, your guide will tell you all about the Ceiba’s historical and spiritual significance for native peoples throughout the Amazon. Read More
Parrot Clay Lick Parrot Clay Lick Eco travel to the Peruvian Amazon is accompanied by incredible biodiversity. Night hikes through the jungle reveal a multitude of insects so exquisite and bizarre that their shapes and colors have to be seen to be believed. The calls of hidden treefrogs and bright poison-dart frogs can be heard as they vocalize from the dense vegetation. The variety of palms and massive, old growth trees puts every botanical garden to shame while troops of monkeys roaming through the treetops makes you realize that no zoo can compare with a trip to a wild rainforest. yellow-and-blue-macaw However, despite its incredible biodiversity, it can be surprisingly difficult to see rainforest wildlife on a family eco vacation. Most of the mammals prefer to come out at night and stay hidden during the day. It takes a huge amount of patience to see understory birds, and snakes are so adept at keeping out of sight that even the experienced guides at Rainforest Expeditions count themselves lucky if they encounter one on a night hike. Fortunately, some rainforest animals require much less effort to see. Parrots in particular are pretty easy to watch at ecotourism family destinations in the Amazon jungle as long as the jungle lodge has a canopy tower and access to a clay lick. Guests of Posada Amazonas get to experience both of these options and thus have an excellent chance at seeing dozens of parrots, parakeets, and spectacular macaws. At least 20 species of these exotic and beautiful birds occur in the forests of Tambopata and most are easy to see as they fly past and perch in treetops near the canopy tower. However, guests with a fear of heights don’t need to worry about missing the rainforest parrot spectacle because many of these intelligent, beautiful birds can also be seen right at eye level from the ground when they visit a clay lick near Posada Amazonas. A 20 minute hike from the lodge through the rainforest takes guests to a clay lick frequented by 7 to 10 species of parrots and parakeets. While watching from a blind, guests can get very close looks at Dusky-headed and Cobalt-winged Parakeets, Chestnut-fronted Macaws, and Mealy, Yellow-crowned, Blue-headed, and Orange-cheeked Parrots. This is an exciting and easy activity for every family green travel itinerary! Read More
Stand Up Paddleboard - Pre-booking Requried Stand Up Paddleboard - Pre-booking Requried Price per person USD$ 75  at Posada Amazonas - Booking can be made by contacting your Rainforest Specialist prior your arrival. A lot of people who visit the rainforests of Tambopata do so looking for some form of adventure. When it comes to adventure, the Amazon beckons with huge areas of rainforest wilderness, flocks of colorful macaws and other exotic birds, the deep, rumbling growl of a Jaguar at night, and boating down long, wild rivers flanked by humid walls of green jungle. However, we don’t have to take part in a jungle survival course or go on a multi-day trek through humid rainforest to find adventure. Most adventure activities are much more easy-going while being just as exciting. One such activity is “paddle-boarding”. stand-up-paddleboardingAlso known as stand up paddle-boarding, this sport has become very popular in recent times. Although it appears to be a new sport for many, this activity has been practiced by people in different parts of the globe for centuries. In Africa, people were doing a form of paddle-boarding hundreds of years ago by standing up in their canoes and moving along with the help of paddles. Some tribes did this because it was a stealthier means of sneaking up on enemies and animals while hunting. Other cultures that used canoes may have used similar paddle-boarding techniques at other times. Modern paddle-boarding traces its roots to 16th century Hawaii when surfing Hawaiians used paddles to move their very long surf boards. In more modern times, paddle-boarding also became popularized in Hawaii as a means to surf when there were few waves as well as a way of surfing near the beach. The ease of paddle-boarding has turned it into a fun activity that can be done in almost any place with calm waters, including many rivers in the Amazon basin. In addition, just as people used paddle-boarding in ancient Africa to get closer to wary wildlife, guests can do the same on calm stretches of the Tambopata River. Mostly, though it’s a fun, peaceful way to get some easy exercise while moving down a wild river flanked by rainforest. Read More
Jungle Farm Visit Jungle Farm Visit The people who work at the lodges, including many of your guides, are from nearby communities with names such as Condenado, Infierno, Baltimore and Mississippi. They are made up of Ese-Eja families and folks who migrated to the region from the Peruvian highlands several decades ago. Despite working in tourism, people belong to primarily farming communities and just about everyone who works at the lodge has also worked on a tropical rainforest farm. farm-visit Most of the workers whom you meet at the lodge know all about cultivating tropical plants like papaya, yucca, bananas, and a host of other, less familiar plant species that their ancestors used for centuries. Proud of their heritage and way of life, people from the community are happy to show guests the type of farm that most of them grew up with.To provide guests of their Amazon jungle lodge with a glimpse into local life, an activity that visits a local farm is offered. This is one of the easiest activities to partake in during your stay in Tambopata. It only takes a few minutes by boat from Posada and Refugio Amazonas. We have chosen big and diverse organic farms in the neighborhood. The owners cultivate a huge variety of Amazonian crops that range from popular fruits and vegetables to little known Peruvian rainforest plants. In their gardens, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose. We will learn their uses and reasons for cultivating them. As your guide translates, you will learn all about a typical farm from the local community and will also have the opportunity to see, smell, touch and taste fruits you’ve never heard of such as the Copuazu, ‘Fish-eye’ Chili, and Cocona. Read More
Jungle Night Walk Jungle Night Walk Taking jungle hikes during the day at our lodges is a wonderful way to spot some of the 8 species of toucans that make their home in the rainforest. It’s a great way to watch flocks of parrots and parakeets zip by the canopy tower and experience macaws in the wild. Most monkeys In Tambopata are also active during the day as are other mammals like agoutis and coatis. Nevertheless, most of the 100 mammal species, thousands of insect species, and over 100 species of reptiles and amphibians only come out at night in the Peruvian rainforest. jungle-night-walk-30 Once the sun sets in the Peruvian Amazon, the rainforest takes on a very different character. It goes from a green, cathedral-like place where big, shining blue Morpho butterflies flap along jungle streams to being an instinctively foreboding, pitch-black forest filled with the sounds of millions of insects and dozens of frogs. It’s the same peaceful, fascinating forest but you now have the chance to inspect insects with incredible, leaf-like camouflage. It’s the best time to find beautiful tree frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that only come out at night. During your stay at our lodges, your guide will be more than happy to take you out on a night walk through the Peruvian jungle. They are always eager to go on night hikes because they know that this is the best time to see dozens of animals and insects that are never found during the day. Night hikes through the jungle with one of our experienced guides often result in amazing looks at bizarre insects that look as if they come from another planet, Night Monkeys that leap through the canopy of the forest, and beautiful, brilliant frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories. Visit Tambopata to experience the nocturnal wonders of the Peruvian rainforest. Read More
Kayaking - Pre-booking Required Kayaking - Pre-booking Required

Price per person USD$ 75  at Posada Amazonas - Booking can be made by contacting your Rainforest Specialist prior your arrival.

Rivers are the roads in the Amazon rainforest and southeastern Peru is no exception. The Tambopata region features several rivers, the most important being the Madre de Dios and the Tambopata River itself. Formed with water that drains from the towering Andean mountain range, the Rio Tambopata flows all year long with large volumes of water that rushes over gravel beds in some areas, a few rocky zones that make small rapids, and a deep, soft channel in the lower parts of the river. We use this river on a daily basis to travel to and from our lodges as well as for several exciting rainforest activities, and often see caimans, herons, macaws, and other wildlife in the rainforest on its banks.

One of the activities that makes the closest connection with the river is kayaking. As with kayaking on the lakes and rivers of Canada and other northern destinations, all it takes to kayak is the kayak itself, a paddle, and a lifejacket. Sign up for this activity and we provide the equipment and a fantastic tropical locale to enjoy the Tambopata River by kayak. During the easy-going paddling downstream, you might see toucans, a caiman or two, river turtles, and other wildlife. The versatility of the small kayak can also make it easier to approach riverside vegetation that may hide exotic birds and other animals.

To do this activity, we start with a boat that brings us upriver, and then we will paddle down a portion of the Tambopata where there are a few small rapids interspersed with calm waters. On the way, we will also see some small farms near the edge of the forest, and will see some local people working on those farms. We finish off the day with a stop on a sandy, riverside beach where we can take a dip in the refreshing water. No experience is required for this activity other than swimming knowledge.

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Canopy Climbing - Pre-booking Required Canopy Climbing - Pre-booking Required Price per person USD$ 75  at Posada Amazonas - Booking can be made by contacting your Rainforest Specialist prior your arrival. The rainforests of Tambopata are renowned for their biodiversity. Innumerable species of plants, insects, and animals compete, prey upon, and avoid being eaten in every level of the forest. Although many species live in the understory and even at the edge of the forest, the highest percentage of life occurs in the roof of the rainforest, or canopy. Ironically, despite this being the part of the rainforest with the most species, it’s also the least explored part of the jungle. canopy-climbing-jeff-cremer-1 To study this very important level of the rainforest, scientists have developed safe and rather easy ways to access this special microhabitat. While canopy towers do provide access to viewing the upper levels of the forest, views are still limited to the parts of the forest in sight of the tower, and the branches adjacent to it. For better access, field biologists actually climb right up into the canopy. However, they don’t do so by climbing up the trunks and branches of a tree, but by using a special harness and climbing system that brings researchers to macaw nests in the upper reaches of the rainforest. We offer the same method of canopy climbing as an activity for our guests because it provides a unique perspective of the top of the forest with a moderate amount of effort. After your trained guide outfits you with a harness and shows how to hoist yourself up the rope, you will be led to the climbing area, connected to the climbing rope, and will begin your journey up into the canopy, high above the forest floor. As you move through your vertical ascent, you may notice the different levels of the rainforest, and might even spot wildlife hidden in the branches. Enjoy the adventure of canopy climbing at our lodges to gain a 360 degree perspective of the rainforest. Read More
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