Refugio Amazonas is a 32-room lodge plus an Amazon Villa 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 hammocks. The rooms have one side open and unscreened affording great views of the forest. All have en suite bathroom with hot water and in-room safe. There is no overall electricity but a generator is switched on in the morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening for recharging guests’ batteries.
The Suites 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 Comfort Rooms have electricity until 2200, an outlet to charge electrical devices and WiFi.
The Superior rooms have electricity until 2200. Internet in these rooms is patchy and more reliable 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.
The Amazon Villa is located a 10 minute walk from the lodge and has a king size bed, hammock, WiFi, indoor living room and dining room, and minibar.
4 wings, each with 8 en suite rooms (4 Suites, 14 Comfort and 14 Superior) connected by raised boardwalks to a central, 2-storey, 20- foot tall communal area with dining, bar and area for relaxation, and 1 bedroom Amazon Villa.
There is a mammal clay lick visited by peccaries, brocket deer, guans and parakeets; a 32-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 massages and therapies with rainforest products.
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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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