Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese’Eja community of Infierno. This welcoming lodge, two hours 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Maldonado, is nestled in a patch of primary Amazonian rainforest close to the Tambopata River in the world famous Tambopata National Reserve.
The sensitively built lodge was constructed using locally sourced timber, palm fronds and clay. There are 2 Suites, 12 Comfort Rooms and 16 Superior Rooms with private bathrooms, hot water showers, hammocks (Suits and Comfort rooms), mosquito nets above the beds, umbrellas, and an open side facing the forest which helps with ventilation. WiFi is available in the Suites and Comfort Rooms, and in the common areas of the lodge.
The Suites have a king size bed, separate sitting area, minibar, and are the only rooms with a ceiling fan.
There is a large dining room/bar/lounge, reading area, and reception with hammocks and a small gift shop. Rubber boots are available for guests to use free of charge. Muddy boots and shoes are not permitted to be worn around the lodge.
Electricity is provided in the early morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening.
Despite its relatively close proximity to Puerto Maldonado, the forest here is full of wildlife and a range of activities are on offer. These include a 30-metre canopy tower, Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake with a resident family of giant otters, ethno-botanical trail and working farm and rainforest hikes.
30 rooms in five wings connected by raised boardwalks with private bathrooms and hot water showers, dining and lounge area, internet access, and a wellness and holistic centre offering massages and aromatherapy.
Giant otters and caiman on the nearby lake; flocks of parrots and sometimes macaws feeding at a clay lick; howler, capuchin and squirrel monkeys, and saddleback tamarins feeding in the forest.
Community visits, mountain biking, and visits to the Wellness Centre.
A ‘must do’ activity is a visit to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake where giant otters can be seen.
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Back from Peru, we would like to say how much we enjoyed the trip…The organisation was excellent and the agent looked after us very well.. thank you for the good organisation. What a great country. I plan to go again with my husband.