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, bedside tables and hammocks or lounge chairs on your private veranda. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers and flush toilets. Lighting is provided by lamps in classic rooms, while superior and premium rooms are equipped with electric lighting till 10pm each night, plus internet access and battery charging points. Premuim rooms also have minibars and ceiling fans.
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.
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 classic, superior and premium rooms, arranged in 5 wings of 6 rooms each, connected by raised boardwalks. All rooms have beds with mosquito nets, bedside tables, hanging space for clothes and en-suite bathrooms with hot water. They are built from wood, bamboo, mud and palm. The 12 classic rooms, doubles or triples, with verandas and views of the rainforest. Lighting is provided by kerosene lamps and candles. The 16 superior rooms comprise singles, doubles and twin. They are more spacious (45sqm) and have electric lighting in the evenings, a battery charging point, free internet access, and a safe. There are 2 premium rooms with similar facilities to the superior rooms as well as a small fridge, minibar, ceiling fan, reading table, local decor and binoculars you can use throughout your stay.
Activities: Bird watching from the canopy tower and at the parrot clay lick, boat trips on the lake, kayaking 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 community and a working farm. Guided activities are usually in groups of about 10 people. 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 internet access in public areas and in the superior rooms.
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"Perfect place, shocking closeness to the forest, really good experience. Food was nice. "