Posada Amazonas is a 30 bedroom lodge located in the territory of the Ese'eja Native Community of Infierno, directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. The lodge is owned jointly by the Ese'eja community and a Peruvian ecotourism company. Thanks to its accessibility, excellent wildlife observation opportunities and rustic but comfortable accommodations, this is ideal for a first trip to the Amazon rainforest.
Bedrooms are equipped with mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers, flush toilets and a supply of toiletries. Every room has one wall open to the forest. There are 2 grades of accommodation: superior rooms, comfort rooms and suites, with the last being the largest and featuring a terrace. There is limited electricity for lighting, and comfort rooms and suites have Wi-Fi.
The large bar and dining room seats up to 80 people. Buffet meals combine international, Peruvian and local cuisine. Tea, coffee and drinking water are available at all times and fresh fruit juices are served at meal times, and there's a convivial bar. The lodge has a wellness centre where you can enjoy massages and aromatherapy.
During a stay at Posada Amazonas there is a mix of activities available including rainforest hikes, ethnobotanical walks, night walks and talks, and a farm visit. Canopy access is easy with a 30 metre scaffolding tower just a 20-minute walk from the lodge where you may see toucans, parrots and macaws. There is also a parrot clay lick a short walk from the lodge, where it is possible to see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on clear mornings to ingest the clay. A family of giant otters can often be seen on a nearby oxbow lake, as well as other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. During your stay you have have the chance to meet members of the local Ese-Eja community and learn about their culture and their daily lives in the Amazon rainforest.
Open: Posada Amazonas is open all year.
Location: Posada Amazonas is in the Amazon rainforest. The journey from the airport in Puerto Maldonado takes about 2 hours and includes a 45-minute boat ride. The lodge is in the Ese-Eja communal reserve next to the Tambopata National Reserve.
Rooms: There are 30 rooms, made up of superior and comfort rooms and suites, arranged in 5 wings of 6 rooms each, connected by raised boardwalks. All rooms have beds with mosquito nets, an open wall facing the rainforest, bedside tables, hanging space for clothes, a safe, limited electricity for lighting and en-suite bathrooms with hot water and toiletries. They are built from wood, bamboo, mud and palm. There are 12 superior rooms, twins, doubles and triples, and 16 comfort rooms each with 2 double beds. These rooms are 42sqm. The 2 suites are larger at 62sqm, and each has a terrace with a minibar, and a ceilin fan in the bedroom. Guests staying in comfort rooms and suites are given slippers and an umbrella.
Activities: Bird watching from the canopy tower and at the parrot clay lick, boat trips on the lake and mountain biking. Night walks are offered to view nocturnal animals and birds. You can follow an ethnobotanical trail to learn about the medicinal uses of selected plants, visit a local Ese-Eja community and a working farm. Guided activities are usually in groups of about 10 people. In May 2019 Posada Amazonas introduced the a la carte option. Guest booking this have access to the full range of over 20 activities at no extra charge. These range from spending a day with the Ese-Eja community to wildlife viewing and rainforest walks. During downtime at the lodge you can enjoy a massage at the wellness centre, take a walk to the river or relax in a hammock.
Facilities: The lodge provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals combine Peruvian and international dishes. There is a bar. You can socialise with fellow guests in the lounge. There is a relaxation area with hammocks. Unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water is available during the day. There is a 30-metre canopy tower with great views over the forest and Tambopata River just 20 minutes walk from the lodge. The lodge has a wellness centre offering massages and aromatherapy. The lodge has a generator to provide electricity with lighting available till 10pm, but it is very dark at night and you should bring a torch. Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community.
Dining: Meals, served buffet style, are eaten at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, but there will be age limits on certain activities.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is limited Wi-Fi internet access in public areas and in comfort rooms and suites.
"Perfect place, shocking closeness to the forest, really good experience. Food was nice. "