3D2N Refugio Amazonas
Our Refugio Amazonas lodge lies deep within the rainforest — a luxurious oasis in the wilderness. With its wide variety of a la carte activities, the lodge is ideal for nature-lovers. And as the headquarters of our Citizen Science program, Wired Amazon, you even can contribute to science!
Arrival & Reception by Guide
Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:1 ratio in Refugio Amazonas. This means groups smaller than 10 people will be merged with other groups under one guide. If you would like a private guide or a guide in a language other than English please let us know.
Transfer Airport to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters
Upon arrival from Lima or Cusco, we will welcome you at the airport and drive you ten minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. While enjoying your first taste of the forest in our gardens we will ask you to pack only the necessary gear for your next few days, and leave the rest at our safe deposit. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.
Transfer Pto Maldonado Headquarters to Tambopata River Port
Skirting Puerto Maldonado, we drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port, entering the Native Community of Infierno. The port is a communal business.
Transfer Boat – Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas
The two and a half hour boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas will take us past the Community of Infierno and the Tambopata National Reserve´s checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit.
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
Overnight at Refugio Amazonas
Transfer Boat – Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port
Transfer Tambopata River Port to Pto Maldonado Headquarters
Transfer Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to Airport
We retrace our river and road journey back to Puerto Maldonado, our office and the airport. Depending on airline schedules, this may require dawn departures.
Programs based on double occupancy. Includes all meals, accommodations, and Lodge services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
Entrance to the Tambopata National Reserve: US$13.00. 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.
All our boats are 20-foot long, roofed canoes with 60hp eco-friendly outboard motors.
Transfers-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): Daily at 13:00 and 14:30 hours.
Transfers-out (From Lodge to Puerto Maldonado): Daily at 7:00 and 8:00
With regards to Flights to Puerto Maldonado
You can fly from Cusco or Lima to Puerto Maldonado by:
www.latam.com (do not use LA2081)
www.starperu.com (We do recommend for TRC programs they leave too early, it is ok! for Refugio or Posada Amazonas programs)
Traveling by Bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
You can take a bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. There are many bus companies but the three most reliable we found to be:
Important! Boat Transfers:
To reserve your incoming bus/ flights please note that daily transfers boats from Puerto Maldonado to the Lodges leave at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m.
Daily departure boats from the Lodge to Puerto Maldonado leave at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Your Return flight/bus to Cusco or Lima should be booked to leave Puerto Maldonado at 11 a.m. or later.