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Leaving Frequency

Daily Departures but we need to check your requested dates for availability well in advance.

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Price Information

US$ 615.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

US$854 per person ( In a Single room )
there are rooms that can accomodate 4 people but the price per person is exactly same. US$ 615.00 p/person
the reason some of the prices vary is the lodge charges in soles and the exchange rate has fluctuated greatly so prices have risen recently.

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Difficulty

Easy tour with families with a soft walking in the Jungle.

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Transport

Boat and Bus

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Posada Amazonas Lodge 4 Day/ 3 Night -Tambopata Reserve.

Last Minute Information

  • IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW FIXED DEPARTURES TRANFERS
  • Transfer-in (From Puerto Maldonado to Lodge): we have two departures daily at 13:00 and 14:30
  • Transfer-out (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado) : Two daily departures at 07:00 and 08:00
  • For other schedule possibilities please consult us
  • **Paxs arriving on flights around 8AM will have to way at the office until fixed departure
  • **Paxs leaving on earlier flights will have to add an additional cost for an extra transfer. USD$ 72 per person from Posada Amazonas up of 2paxs - USD$ 120.00 per person from Refugio Amazonas up of 2 paxs
  • NOTA IMPORTANTE - NUEVO CRONOGRAMA DE TRASLADOS IN/OUT
  • Traslado de llegada (Puerto Maldonado – Albergue): Tenemos dos traslados diarios a las 13:00 hrs. y 14:00 hrs.
  • Traslado de salida (Albergue – Puerto Maldonado) : Dos salidas diarias a las 07:00 hrs. y 8:00 hrs.
  • Para otras alternativas de traslados por favor consúltenos.
  • **Pasajeros llegando en el LA2073 a las 8am esperan en la oficina hasta el horario de los traslados
  • **Pasajeros saliendo en el LA2074 a las 9am deben añadir un traslado extra con costo adicional. USD$ 72.00 por persona desde Posada desde 2 paxs. USD$ 120.00 por persona desde Refugio desde 2 paxs

Special Offer

With any booking of Posada Amazonas tour for Nov or Dec 2011 there is a 50% discount on accomodation in Hotel Marqueses in Cusco for the night before the tour

4 Days tour in Posada Amazonas Lodge in Puerto Maldonado.

Posada Amazonas opened its doors in 1998 and has become a major attraction for those looking for a short stay in the rainforest with the promise of an authentic eco-tourist experience. The lodge is situated within the community's private reserve.

Using local materials and architecture combined with modern expertise, the lodge is community built and as such is a testament to workmanship and endeavor.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: POSADA AMAZONAS LODGE 4D/3N

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 Posada 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.

Boxed Lunch

Transfer Boat - Tambopata River Port to Posada Amazonas
The forty five minute boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Posada Amazonas will take us into the Community´s Primary Forest Private Reserve.

Orientation
Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.

Canopy Tower
A twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas leads to the 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower. A bannistered 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.

Dinner

Ecotourism Lecture
A daily presentation on the Infierno ecotourism project is available every night from a staff member.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

L D

Day 2:

Breakfast

Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake
Tres Chimbadas is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas. Once there you will 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.

Lunch

Ethnobotanical Tour
A twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. 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 which explains the different medicinal (and other) uses of selected plants.

Dinner

Night walk
You will have the option of hiking out at night, 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.

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 3:

Parrot Clay Lick
This clay lick is only a twenty minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a blind located about twenty meters away you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank. Species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn, during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

Ceiba Trail Hike
We leave from the lobby at Posada Amazonas and embark on a two hour hike crowned by the largest tree in the vicinity: a giant ceiba tree. During the hike we will focus on the natural history of the rain forest and its principal taxonomic groups.

Lunch

Farm Visit
A thirty minute boat drive downriver takes us to the most complete farm in the community of Infierno. The owner grows a diverse variety of popular and unknown Amazon crops. In his garden, just about every plant and tree serves a purpose.

Dinner

Overnight at Posada Amazonas

Day 4:

Transfer Boat - Posada 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.

What is Included:

  • Programmes based on double occupancy. Includes all meal, accommodations, and services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.

What is not Included:

  • 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.
  • Boat Transportation
  • All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait.
  • We reserve the right to change the order of activities

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ARRIVAL & RECEPTION BY GUIDE: Our guides are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members. Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 10:10 ratio. 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 AIPORT TO PTO 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.
  • PTO MALDONADO 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.
  • TAMBOPATA RIVER PUERTO 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.
  • ORIENTATION: Upon arrival, the lodge manager will welcome you and brief you with important navigation and security tips.
  • POSADA AMAZONAS TARIFA 2010
  • Programa 4D/3N
  • US$ 555 per person ( Basis a Double acommodation )
  • US$ 705 per person ( In a Single room )
  • TRANSFER PTO MALDONADO HEADQUARTERS – 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.
  • BOAT TRANSPORTATION:
  • All our boats are 20 foot long, roofed canoes with 55 hp outboard motors. Daily arrivals and departures from every port are scheduled to meet every airline´s arrival and departure with a maximum two hour wait.
  • Posada Amazonas is a 30-bedroom rainforest lodge perfect for your first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders.
  • Just a 45-minute boat ride from the town of Puerto Maldonado, this spacious lodge offers an excellent combination of convenience and comfort with outstanding opportunities to see Amazonian wildlife, all during a short break of as little as two nights.
  • Quick Facts About Posada Amazonas
  • Raised Boardwalks - Five wings of 6 rooms connected by raised boardwalks.
  • Private Bathrooms – All of the bathrooms at Posada Amazonas are private and have hot water.
  • Wellness Center – Posada Amazonas contains a wellness and holistic center for massages and aromatherapy.
  • Community Owned – Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno and managed in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas is located within the Ese-Eja’s communal reserve, next to the Tambopata National Reserve.
  • Posada Amazonas Lodge Amenities
  • Natural Construction – An airy lodge built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay.
  • Rooms – 30 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, and a common area including for dining. Bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, with drapes instead of doors. Rooms are private but not soundproof.
  • We have 24 Classic and 6 Superior Rooms:
  • Classic Rooms
  • Twenty-four rooms overlooking tropical rainforest allow guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem, even during their down time. Wild monkeys and birds are often visible from our signature windowless verandah, which also provides excellent ventilation. The rooms are built with local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees.
  • Rooms are double or triples, as requested. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net. Each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet are available only in the common areas of the lodge.
  • Superior Rooms
  • We have eight superior 45-m2 rooms overlooking the tropical rain forest. The fascinating sounds and colors of the forest are important elements of the experience during your stay in our Superior rooms. The entire decoration is based on Yanchama, a natural bark that is “harvested” by artisans from Eseeja community of Infierno.
  • The rooms are single, double or twin, as requested, Each one is equipped with a bed, a mosquito net, two hypoallergenic pillows per person, a hammock and a reading table. Rooms have spacious private bathrooms with hot water. Electric lighting is available in the evenings until 10:00 pm, at your bedside table, your bathroom and an outlet to charge your electronics. Free Internet is available in every room.
  • Each visitor has access to a personal safe-deposit box, an umbrella for rain and a special set of eco-friendly amenities.
  • Electricity- A generator is turned on once a day to recharge batteries for guests or lodge facilities. At night it is very dark, so we recommend good flashlights. Light is provided by numerous kerosene lamps and candles.
  • Communication – Posada Amazonas is in daily contact with our offices in Puerto Maldonado and Lima via internet, satellite phone and hf radio.
  • Mosquito Nets - All rooms have mosquito nets on beds, bedside tables and a rack of clothes hangers.
  • Jungle Views - Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing guests to enjoy this unique ecosystem even on their downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.
  • Hot Water - Showers have hot water
  • Posada Amazonas Activities
  • Canopy Tower – Our 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower gives you spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest and the Tambopata River. You will have good chances of spotting toucans, parrots or macaws
  • Lake - We will paddle around the Tres Chimbadas on a catamaran, looking for the resident family of Giant River Otters and wildlife such a hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers
  • Cultural Activities – Visit an ethnobotanical trail, and a working farm.
  • Extra Activities- Community Visits, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canopy Climbing, Wellness Center
  • Posada Amazonas Wildlife
  • Despite being relatively close to Puerto Maldonado, the Posada Amazonas offers ample opportunities to see wildlife and experience the Amazon’s rich ecosystem at firsthand, including:
  • Monkeys such as:
  • Saddle Backed Tamarins
  • Squirrel Monkeys
  • Brown Capuchin Monkeys
  • Red Howler Monkeys
  • Dusky Titi Monkeys
  • You can also see wildlife such as:
  • Parrots at a clay lick.
  • Parrots from the canopy tower
  • Giant River Otters
  • Caymans and capybaras on the river banks
  • Meals at Posada Amazonas Lodge
  • We provide self-serve three course meals at Posada Amazonas. Meals consist of soup or appetizers, salad, main course, and desserts combining Peruvian and international cuisine. All fresh fruits and salads are thoroughly disinfected before serving. We also provide at all times unlimited amounts of boiled, filtered, cooled drinking water, coffee or tea and we provide fruit juices during the meals. If any visitor has special dietary requirements, we are happy to make individual arrangements, but please notify us. Click here to see our menu: Our Rainforest Recipes
  • How To Get To Posada Amazonas
  • To get to Posada Amazonas you must fly to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco on daily commercial flights lasting 45 or 90 minutes respectively. From the airport you are transported by bus to the Infierno River Port where you board our boats for a forty five minute trip to Posada Amazonas. Posada Amazonas is located a few minutes walk from the river bank.

Booking Information

  • First.- Before you book a tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes.
  • AVAILABILITY: "DAILY DEPARTURES"
  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: BOOKING YOUR TOUR
  • Step 2.- Select a tour and complete your personal details.(Registration is personal) If you are travelling as a couple, or with more persons you must book together and pay your booking deposit with one reservation code. But please complete details of your companion or group on lines below: Travelling with: (Please write Full names, Passport number, Age and Nationality). Once you finish sending us all your details you will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001). Then you just need to pay a booking deposit, pay for 2 or more person in your group with 1 reservation code so we can secure all of you in a same group together.
  • Step 3.1- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: US$ 350.00 per person through in order to: Irwin Jesus POMA FLORES Upon transferring the money email us the Money Transfer Number (MTCN) copy of your reservation and amount paid to: office@sastravelperu.com and david@sastravelperu.com to confirm your deposit. We will confirm your reservation on the same day.
  • Step 3.2- PAY A BOOKING-DEPOSIT ONLINE with MASTER CARD or VISA.-US$ 367.50 per person. (US$ 350.00 plus 5% card charge.) As soon as we receive your deposit we will send you a final confirmation. (Paying with VISA card Visa card holders must be Affiliated to Visa Verified.) Check carefully after you `ve paid Online that it does not say "incorrect cardholder" or "operation denied" as this means the payment was not successful. Then Skype us **sas.travel.info or ring us on Tel: +051 84 261920 and give us the details over the phone for us to try and assist you quickly and confirm your reservation. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 24 hours please send us an email to office@sastravelperu.com
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  • FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance needs to be paid 7-2 days prior your tour in US$ Dollars cash or Peruvian soles (Exchange rate 2.90 Soles for US$1). Payments with credit / debit cards are accepted with a commission of 5%, Travelers' cheques with 3% only at our Office in Cusco.
  • Final payments of your tour IN ADVANCE with card it is possible, it will be with 5% extra or you can transfer the balance through Western Union under the same name.
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  • Travel Insurance: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please contact: Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.

Terms & Conditions

  • CONDITIONS AND RESPONSABILITY
  • Bookings cancelled 1 month before arrival loose the deposit.
  • Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival date incur an additional cancellation fee = to 85% of the total tour cost. Unless cancellation is due to circumstances out of the tourist reach and they can be accommodated in other dates. Basic charges always apply when bookings are paid with a credit card.
  • Final balance in Cusco needs to be paid in US$ cash, Payment with credit card must be done 2 weeks in advance and there will be a * 5% comission if you choose to use credit card (MC,Visa,Amex).
  • If you are flying directly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado and want to pay in cash let us know and we will organise with the lodge for you to be able to do this on arrival to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Cancellation of flights have their own conditions with each booking depending on the tarif class.
  • INSURANCE: Please ensure you have travel insurance.
  • IN CASE OF FLIGHT CANCELLATION
  • If the flight Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is cancelled owing to bad weather or maintenance of the aircraft, then the guest loses the first night in theLodge. No refund can be given and the guest is responsable for the costs of the additional night in Lima or Cusco.
  • 2. If the plane is cancelled Puerto Maldonado/Cusco or Lima the guests must pay for any additional costs incurred during this extra night and boat transportation.
  • The Lodge HAS THE RIGHT:
  • To make any change in the itinerary when deemed necessary or caused by changes in air schedules.
  • To accept or decline any persons as members of a tour.
  • To fill unoccupied space on its boats and airplanes with its guides, staff and cargo.
  • The LODGE and/or their employees act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by car, boat, or airplane and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity that may be caused either by reasons of defect in the vehicle or for any reasons engaged in conveying the client or carrying out the arrangements of the tour. They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. All such expenses will have to be borne by the passenger.