Refugio Amazonas is a 32-bedroom lodge four hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport. It is ideal for soft adventurers and families, and has a rainforest trail designed especially for children, the only one in the Peruvian Amazon.
Travelers to the Tambopata Research Center also stop off at the Refugio on the way to and from the TRC.
Refugio Amazonas is located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Rainforest Expeditions is partnering with local families, who sustainably harvest Brazil nuts from the surrounding rainforest, to ensure that they share in the benefits of ecotourism.Quick Facts About Refugio Amazonas
Refugio Amazonas Lodge Amenities
- Raised Boardwalks - Four wings of 8 rooms connected by raised boardwalks
- Private Bathrooms– All of the bathrooms at Refugio Amazonas are private.
- Hot Water -Hot water is available in this and all of our other lodges.
- Dining Room and Loft - The dining room is a huge open building with a loft on the second story for an eye level view of the surrounding rainforest canopy.
- Great for Children – Refugio Amazonas has a rainforest trail and a children’s playground.
- Wellness Center – Refugio Amazonas contains a wellness and holistic center for massages and aromatherapy.
Classic and Superior Rooms:
- Natural Construction – An airy lodge built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay.
- Rooms – Each room comes equiped with a private bathroom, and a common area for dining and socializing. Bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing. Rooms are private but not soundproof.
Electricity - A 110V generator is turned on once a day to recharge batteries for guests or lodge facilities. At night it is very dark, so we recommend good flashlights. Light is provided by numerous lamps and candles.
- Classic Rooms
Rooms overlooking tropical rainforest allow guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem, even during their down time. Wild monkeys and birds are often visible from our signature windowless verandah, which also provides excellent ventilation. The rooms are built with local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees.
Rooms are double or triples, as requested. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net. Each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water.
Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet are available only in the common areas of the lodge.
- Superior Rooms
The fascinating sounds and colors of the forest are important elements of the experience during your stay in our Superior rooms. The entire decoration is based on Yanchama, a natural bark that is “harvested” by artisans from Eseeja community of Infierno.
The rooms are single, double or twin, as requested, Each one is equipped with a bed, a mosquito net, two hypoallergenic pillows per person, a hammock and a reading table.
Rooms have spacious private bathrooms with hot water. Electric lighting is available in the evenings until 10:00 pm, at your bedside table, your bathroom and an outlet to charge your electronics. Free Internet is available in every room.
Each visitor has access to a personal safe-deposit box, an umbrella for rain and a special set of eco-friendly amenities.
Communication – Refugio Amazonas is in daily contact with our offices in Puerto Maldonado and Lima via internet, satellite phone and hf radio.
Mosquito Nets - All rooms have mosquito nets over the beds, bedside tables and a rack of clothes hangers.
Jungle Views - Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even on their downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.
Hot Water -Hot water is available in this and all of our other lodges.
Refugio Amazonas Activities
Refugio Amazonas Wildlife
- 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.
- Lake - We will paddle around the Lake Condenado on a catamaran, looking for wildlife such a hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
- Claylicks - From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a river bank.
- Cultural Activities – Visit an ethnobotanical trail, working jungle farm, and a real Brazil nut concession.
- Extra Activities- Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canopy Climbing, Children’s Trail, Wellness Center
Amazon jungle wildlife you are likely to see during your visit include
Monkeys such as:
You can also spot:
- Saddle Backed Tamarins
- Squirrel Monkeys
- Brown Capuchin Monkeys
- Red Howler Monkeys
- Dusky Titi Monkeys
- Parrots at a clay lick.
- Canopy tower
- Mixed species tanager flocks
- Caymans and capybaras on the river banks
- Be sure to ask about active harpy eagle nests in the area
Meals at Refugio Amazonas Lodge
We provide self-serve three course meals at Refugio Amazonas. Meals consist of soup or appetizers, salad, main course, and desserts combining Peruvian and international cuisine. All fresh fruits and salads are thoroughly disinfected before serving. We also provide at all times unlimited amounts of boiled, filtered, cooled drinking water, coffee or tea and we provide fruit juices during the meals. If any visitor has special dietary requirements, we are happy to make individual arrangements, but please notify us.
Click here to see our menu: Our Rainforest Recipes
How To Get To Refugio Amazonas
Refugio Amazonas requires at least four hours of the travel time. Refugio Amazonas is three and a half hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado. To get to Refugio Amazonas you must fly to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco on daily commercial flights lasting 30 or 90 minutes respectively. From the airport you are transported by bus to the Infierno River Port where you board our boats for the 3 and half hour trip to Refugio Amazonas. Refugio Amazonas is a few minutes walking from the river.
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Macaw Clay Lick
A Baby Capybara
Side Necked Turtles
A Big Caiman
Parrots at Clay Lick
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Great Potoo Bird
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