Refugio Amazonas is a 32-room lodge located in a 200-hectare private reserve surrounded by the community of Condenado, in the Tambopata National Reserve buffer zone.
Built using a combination of local natural products and modern technology the lodge has a central area comprising a lobby, dining room, bar, shop and lounge and offers great canopy views of the surrounding forest. The guestrooms are rustic but comfortable and have bedside tables and chairs or hammocks. The rooms have one side open and unscreened affording great views of the forest. All have en suite bathroom with hot water. There is no overall electricity but a generator is switched on once a day for recharging guests’ batteries.
The Premium Rooms provide an added level of comfort with two large luxurious beds, ceiling fans, electricity (until 2200), WiFi, minibar and electrical outlets for charging electrical devices.
The Superior Rooms have electricity until 2200, an outlet to charge electrical devices and WiFi.
The Classic Rooms do not have any electricity. Lighting is by candle and kerosene lamps. Electricity and internet are only available in the common areas of the lodge.
Refugio Amazonas offers a range of programmes including general natural history, kids and teens, soft adventures, birding, and wellness courses.
4 wings, each with 8 en suite rooms (2 Premium, 16 Superior and 14 Classic) connected by raised boardwalks to a central, 2-storey, 20- foot tall communal area with dining, bar and area for relaxation.
There is a mammal clay lick visited by peccaries, brocket deer, guans and parakeets; a 25-metre canopy tower with views of mixed species canopy flocks, toucans and raptors; parrot and parakeet clay lick visited by up to 7 species including dusky-headed and cobalt-winged parakeet; an oxbow lake with abundant wildlife including hoatzins, caiman and horned screamers.
A number of activities can be arranged (if booked in advance) including canopy climbing, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, massages and therapies including mud, leaves and ayahuasca.
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For a more remote and in-depth wildlife experience Refugio Amazonas can be combined with a visit to the Tambopata Research Centre and the world’s largest known macaw clay lick.
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