Amazon Villa is offered as an exclusive retreat in the rainforest. This is a private bungalow in a secluded setting offering high quality accommodation, personal service and a choice of rainforest activities. Built using traditional materials such as wood, reed and thatch, and with colourful paintings, plump cushions and woven rugs, the atmosphere is totally easygoing and relaxed. This is your home from home in the Amazon.
The large bedroom has a king size bed and leads into a bathroom with hot and cold running water and a bathtub designed for long, lazy soaks. The lounge is equipped with a widescreen TV where you can watch nature films and documentaries to compliment your time in the rainforest, though may prefer to sit back, watch and listen to monkeys and birds in the trees nearby. There's a small kitchen where your chef prepares delicious meals, and you also have the option of specially cooked food delivered directly to your door. Either way you enjoy tasty food in the privacy in your open air dining room. The villa is about a 15 minute walk from Refugio Amazonas, and you are welcome to stroll over to the lodge whenever you wish, to meet fellow travellers over a drink in the bar.
While here you have a choice of activities including nature walks, mountain biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, river swimming (in the dry season), watching macaws at the clay lick, canopy tours, visiting a local farm, a sunset boat trip and a special dinner by a campfire. All activities are operated exclusively for you as a resident of the villa and are led by your own guide.
Open: Amazon Villa is open all year.
Location: The villa is in a private reserve of some 200 hectares in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is about a 15 minute walk from Refugio Amazonas lodge. It can be reached in about 4 hours from Puerto Maldonado, the nearest airport.
Rooms: There is 1 bedroom, a spacious room with a sofa, king size bed, plenty of storage and a balcony with a hammock. The adjoining bathroom has a glass-sided shower cubicle, full size bathtub and hand basin.
Activities: You have a choice of activities, all with your own rainforest guide. This means you can enjoy these at your own pace, and activities can be tailored to take into account any special wishes. Hiking, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, climbing into the forest canopy, bird watching from the canopy tower, visiting a clay lick, fishing, swimming in the river, a full day tour to Lake Sachavacayoc and a sunset boat trip are all available. Cultural activities such as a trip to local farm, and learning how to make clothes, jewellery and baskets from rainforest products can be arranged. Night activities like caiman watching, jungle walks and star gazing from the tower are popular too.
Facilities: The lounge has a sofa, open fire, coffee table made out of a tree trunk, and a widescreen TV for showing nature and wildlife films. It is open to one side for views into the rainforest. There is a separate thatched dining area, open to the forest, with a grill. The villa has a small kitchen with a microwave and fridge. There is a limited supply of electricity and Wi-Fi internet access. You can make use of the facilities (bar, restaurant, lounge) of Refugio Amazonas about a 15 minute walk away.
Dining: You have the services of a chef to prepare meals on site or can opt to have meals delivered to the villa. You can also dine at Refugio Amazonas should you wish. A special dinner in the forest by a campfire can be arranged.
Children: Children are welcome although there are no specific facilities for children at the villa.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access.
An exhilarating 12 days that immerse you in two fascinating aspects of Peru – the history and culture of the Andean heartland of the Incas and the wildlife and nature of the Amazon basin.