3D2N Posada Amazonas
Within the pristine Amazon Rainforest, Posada Amazonas lodge connects you to the natural and cultural wonders of the Tambopata jungle. The lodge is conveniently located just two hours from Puerto Maldonado inside the private communal reserve of the Ese Eja Native Community of Infierno. Posada Amazonas offers a unique set of activities ample opportunities to observe wildlife and to discover ancient indigenous heritage where travelers can choose letting create your own personal adventure.
Why you’ll love Posada Amazonas
- Rooms at one with nature: The naturally-built rooms have a wall open to the surrounding jungle. This gives you a safe way to enjoy this diverse ecosystem, even during downtime. Wild animals, including monkeys, are often visible from the lodge.
- Our community conscience: Posada Amazonas is owned by the Ese Eja indigenous community of nearby Infierno, Peru and managed in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions. In fact, the lodge is located within the Ese Eja’s pristine communal reserve, next to the Tambopata National Reserve!
- Connecting with Amazon culture: One of our guests’ most meaningful experiences is their visit to the local Ese Eja community — an opportunity to meet the true guardians of the jungle! This authentic, community-conscious experience that includes local fishing practices, heritage, and food.
- Guilt (and carbon) free travel: Since we became totally carbon neutral, you’re actually neutralizing your carbon footprint through local conservation actions when you stay with us!
Although you can design your own Amazon experience and let your inner explorer out, here are some ideas for you.
- Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios, and join a 2 hours journey by bus and boat till the lodge. Your first taste of the Amazon culinary will be in the river while you let the city behind to enjoy the amazing jungle landscapes
- Posada Amazonas Lodge awaits – a spacious ecolodge, with bar, a massage center, and buffet service in the heart of a private concession own by the Native Community of Infierno, the guardians of the rainforest.
- Accommodation includes a 45 ms square room with a private bathroom and an open wall facing the forest.
- Your stay includes three meals daily, teas, coffee, guided excursions and activities, refreshments upon arriving, and transfers to and from the airport. We assign guides at 10:1
- This afternoon join a first group hiking leads to the 40-meter scaffolding Canopy Tower. A banister staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From atop you obtain spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle. Now and then toucans, parrots or macaws are seen flying against the horizon, or mixed species canopy flocks land in the treetop next to you.
- Wildlife in the Amazon takes advantage of the first lights of the day as it is cooler, so we do. Even you are on vacation there will be some activities that our guides encourage you to make it very early in the morning and it’s worth it.
- Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake is thirty minutes by boat and forty-five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there paddle around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers. Otters are most active from dawn to eight or nine AM.
- The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic. They have produced a trail that explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.
- You will have the option of a night walk when most of the mammals are active but rarely seen. Much easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
- It is time to say goodbye, as the expedition comes to an end.
- Your visit will make a direct contribution to the Native Community of Infierno in their efforts to protect Tambopata.
- You will take the journey back to the city to the airport for your national flight onwards.
Prices by room:
|Superior Single||$ 798|
|Superior Double||$ 1,216|
|Comfort Single||$ 838|
|Comfort Double||$ 1,296|
|Amazon Suite Single||$ 1,006|
|Amazon Suite Double||$ 1, 488|
Single: 1 guest – Double; 2 guest
Children: 20% discount for children under 12 years old sharing triple or quadruple accommodation with parents. Not valid for single or double rooms.
Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
How To Get There
Posada Amazonas requires at least two hours of travel time. To begin your rainforest tour, you take a quick plane trip from Lima (1h 30 minutes) or Cuzco (30 minutes) to the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado, in Southeastern Peru. After we meet you at the airport, we’ll take you on a one-hour road trip, followed by a tranquil hour boating on the Tambopata River, to arrive at our jungle oasis.
The first step in your trip to Tambopata includes a plane trip from Lima or Cuzco. Flights from Lima depart from the national terminal of the Jorge Chávez airport. The trip takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. Most flights stop in Cuzco before continuing to Puerto Maldonado. The flights from Cusco depart from the national terminal of the Velasco Astete airport. The trip takes about 30 minutes.
Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by our guides, and taken to a waiting vehicle. We will make a brief trip to our operations office in Puerto Maldonado where we will ask you to keep the luggage you do not need. The luggage is transported by hand in several stages of the long-distance trip, so we ask that you please limit your weight to 15 kilos (32 pounds per piece). You can pack bags separately and leave them safely in our offices in Puerto Maldonado the first day so that we do not load them unnecessarily. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave. After taking care of your luggage, we take a 40-minute bus trip to the Community Port of Infierno.
In Infierno, we board long, stout canoes equipped with outboard motors and head upstream to Posada Amazonas. The 40 minute boat trip is pleasant, and often includes our first sightings of macaws, herons, alligators and capybaras. Once the boat reaches the dock of the lodge, you’ll have officially arrived in the wild jungles of Tambopata!
Once You Arrive
The access to our lodges involves going up a staircase with about 70 to 90 steps. The number of steps will vary depending on the season, rainy or dry, due to the fluctuation of the river. These steps are considered a medium level of effort. It usually takes about a fifteen-minute-walk to get to the lodge.
Rainforest Expeditions Departures from Airport (Puerto Maldonado to Lodge)*:
Two daily departures at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Rainforest Expeditions Returns to Airport (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado)*:
Two daily departures at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM
Posada Amazonas Map Journey