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US$ 432.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

2014 Rates
Double Classic: $432.00 per person
Single Classic: $570.00
Superior Double: $532.00 per person
Superior Single: $715.00

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in case Posada Amazonas is full but there is space in their sister lodge REFUGIO AMAZONAS the program,lodging and site iare very similar .
the only difference is an extra US$.13.00 entrance fee to the Reserva Nacional Tambopata charged by SERNANP and you either pay this in SAS travel and receive a voucher or pay directly at the site

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Posada Amazonas Lodge 3 Day/ 2 Night -Tambopata Rerserve.

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3 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: Puerto Maldonado Tambopata River Posada Amazonas

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.

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Posada Amazonas

Day 2: Posada Amazonas Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake Parrot Clay Lick

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.

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.

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.

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Posada Amazonas

Day 3: 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.

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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.
  • 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

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.

We recommend that you bring

  • A small rucksack
  • Lightweight, tightweave long cotton pants & long -sleaved cotton shirts
  • A fleece and a windbreaker are advisable for cool evenings
  • Light raingear (poncho) for sudden downpours
  • Sneakers or other low heeled walking shoes are essential
  • Sunhat / glasses, sunscreen
  • Insect repellent is a must, preferably with deet
  • A water bottle
  • Good binoculars and a flashlight or headlight
  • Personal gear, toiletries, cameras, 400 exp film
  • Your passport, yellow fever certificate and extra money in plastic bags
  • A few energy snacks will be useful
  • If you have extra large sized feet we may not be able to find rubber boots in your size for the muddy trails as they are generally not available in Peru….so please bring old shoes for the muddy trails.

Additional options

  • when Classic rooms are not available
  • or if you prefer to upgrade to a Superior Room
  • the prices are as follows
  • 3D/2N program with Superior Room
  • $532 per person on double or triple basis
  • $715 as a single room per person

Recommendations

  • The first step on the journey to Tambopata includes a plane ride from either Lima or Cuzco. Flights from Lima depart from the domestic terminal of the Jorge Chavez airport. The trip takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes and frequently stops in Cuzco before continuing on to Puerto Maldonado. As of February, 2014, these are the flight schedules for flights to Puerto Maldonado from Lima:
  • Airline and Flight Days Departure time Arrival
  • LAN 2071 Monday, Thursday, and Friday 10:45 AM 1:30 PM
  • TACA 809 Every day of the week 9:45 AM 12:45 PM
  • Star Peru 2I 1181 Every day of the week 8:35 AM 11:15 AM
  • Flights from Cuzco are a quick, scenic hop over the Andes and take just 20 minutes. As of February, 2014, the following flights go from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado:
  • Airline and Flight Days Departure Arrival
  • LAN 2071 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:45 AM 1:30 PM
  • TACA 809 Every day of the week 11:50 AM 12:45 PM
  • Star Peru 2I 1181 Every day of the week 10:30 AM 11:15 AM
  • Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by one or more of our guides and then taken to a waiting vehicle. After a short ride, we board long, sturdy canoes equipped with outboard motors and head upstream to one of the lodges. The boat ride is pleasant often includes our first sightings of parakeets, aquatic birds, and other species that frequent the edge of the river and rainforest. The duration of the boat ride varies but usually takes one and a half to two hours.

Please note

  • in case Posada Amazonas is full but there is space in their sister lodge REFUGIO AMAZONAS the program,lodging and site iare very similar .
  • the only difference is an extra US$.13.00 entrance fee to the Reserva Nacional Tambopata charged by SERNANP and you either pay this in SAS travel and receive a voucher or pay directly at the site

Frequently Asked Questions

  • In case Posada Amazonas is full and Refugio amazonas is available they are very similar
  • Refugio Amazonas is a 32-bedroom lodge four hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport. It is ideal for soft adventurers and families, and has a rainforest trail designed especially for children, the only one in the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Travelers to the Tambopata Research Center also stop off at the Refugio on the way to and from the TRC.
  • Refugio Amazonas is located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Rainforest Expeditions is partnering with local families, who sustainably harvest Brazil nuts from the surrounding rainforest, to ensure that they share in the benefits of ecotourism.
  • Quick Facts About Refugio Amazonas •Raised Boardwalks - Four wings of 8 rooms connected by raised boardwalks
  • •Private Bathrooms– All of the bathrooms at Refugio Amazonas are private.
  • •Hot Water -Hot water is available in this and all of our other lodges.
  • •Dining Room and Loft - The dining room is a huge open building with a loft on the second story for an eye level view of the surrounding rainforest canopy.
  • •Great for Children – Refugio Amazonas has a rainforest trail and a children’s playground.
  • •Wellness Center – Refugio Amazonas contains a wellness and holistic center for massages and aromatherapy.
  • Refugio Amazonas Lodge Amenities •Natural Construction – An airy lodge built from traditional materials such as wood, palm fronds and clay.
  • •Rooms – 32 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, and a common area for dining and socializing. Bedrooms are separated from one another by light cane fencing, with drapes instead of doors. Rooms are private but not soundproof.
  • Refugio Amazonas has 24 Classic Rooms and 8 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 – Refugio 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 over the 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 -Hot water is available in this and all of our other lodges. Refugio Amazonas Activities •Canopy Tower – Our 30 meter scaffolding canopy tower gives you spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forest. You will have good chances of spotting toucans, parrots, macaws or mixed species canopy flocks.
  • •Lake - We will paddle around the Lake Condenado on a catamaran, looking for wildlife such a hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
  • •Claylicks - From a blind you will see parrots and parakeets descend on most clear days to ingest the clay on a river bank.
  • •Cultural Activities – Visit an ethnobotanical trail, working jungle farm, and a real Brazil nut concession.
  • •Extra Activities- Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canopy Climbing, Children’s Trail, Wellness Center
  • Refugio Amazonas Wildlife
  • Amazon jungle wildlife you are likely to see during your visit include
  • Monkeys such as: •Saddle Backed Tamarins
  • •Squirrel Monkeys
  • •Brown Capuchin Monkeys
  • •Red Howler Monkeys
  • •Dusky Titi Monkeys
  • You can also spot: •Parrots at a clay lick.
  • •Canopy tower
  • •Mixed species tanager flocks
  • •Caymans and capybaras on the river banks
  • •Be sure to ask about active harpy eagle nests in the area
  • Meals at Refugio Amazonas Lodge
  • We provide self-serve three course meals at Refugio 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 Refugio Amazonas
  • Refugio Amazonas requires at least four hours of the travel time. Refugio Amazonas is three and a half hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado. To get to Refugio Amazonas you must fly to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cusco on daily commercial flights lasting 30 or 90 minutes respectively. From the airport you are transported by bus to the Infierno River Port where you board our boats for the 3 and half hour trip to Refugio Amazonas. Refugio Amazonas is a few minutes walking from the river.

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 depending on availability. so book well in advance or skype sas.travel for confirmation of date availbility"
  • Step 1.-BOOKING YOUR TOUR
  • CLICK ON: http://sastravel.online-booking.co/registration.php
  • Step 2.- Select the tour Posada Amazonas Lodge 3 Day/ 2 Night -Tambopata Reserve 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,Nationality, skype/phone). 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.
  • Please note: If you are travelling alone you are obliged to pay the Single supplement for single room.
  • Then you must pay your booking deposit as until we receive a payment your reservation is not confirmed. It is only so we can find the full reservation details at the exact time of payment. The last spaces in the group will be guaranteed in order of payments received so it is best to pay for all people in your group together with 1 reservation code, so that we can guarantee your date.
  • Step 3 .-HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION.
  • Please note if your are needing to pay urgently you can skype sas.travel with your credit card details for immediate payment and CONFIRMATION. Otherwise choose the option below that suits you best.
  • deposit option 1.- PAY A DEPOSIT with WESTERN UNION: Transfer US$ 300.00 per person.
  • Western Union is the cheapest way to send money (up to USD$ 999.00 per transaction) if you are from the US. I understand you can do this via Western Union online service for only about $6 fee when it is indicated as a non immediate pickup and using a checking account. You make the payment to: Irwin POMA FLORES.
  • RECEIVER'S FIRST NAME: Irwin
  • RECEIVER'S PATERNAL NAME: POMA
  • RECEIVER'S MATERNAL NAME: FLORES
  • COUNTRY: (Peru)
  • (This is the only person authorized to receive Western Union Payments for SAS Travel -Peru so only use these details.)
  • However if you are going to send larger amounts it has to be done via a Western Union office. Upon transferring the money email us the email confirmation receipt from Western Union with your reservation code and amount paid to: robyn@sastravelperu.com, reservas@sastravelperu.com and caja@sastravelperu.com -to confirm your booking deposit.
  • deposit option 2.-http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php ONLINE with MASTER CARD,VISA .- USD$ 315.00 per person (USD$ 300.00 + 5% card charge) Payments by credit card will carry a surcharge of 5%. (Visa card holder MUST BE affiliated to Verified by Visa)
  • deposit option 3.- ONLINE http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with PAY PAL .- USD$ 316.00 per person (USD$ 300.00 + 6% PAY PAL FEE) Payments by PAY PAL must include the additional 6% surcharge and the confirmation from Pay Pal needs to be emailed to robyn@sastravelperu.com and reservas@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype us: sas.travel
  • deposit option 4.- bank transfer has large fees so best to pay as one FULL PAYMENT. ie $432 base price per person and only if you are 6 or more to make fees worth it. - Transferring money to a Bank in Peru Bank in Peru:
  • Banco Continental BBVA Peru. Swift Code: BCONPEPL
  • Branch: Cuenta de Ahorros USD$ Account Name: Marquez Viajes y Servicios EIRL.
  • Account Number: 0011 0200 0100098293 32 Address: Avenue el SOL 366 Cusco-Peru.
  • (Please add a USD$ 40.00 Bank fee that is taken from this end by the Peruvian bank.)
  • Best for group booking ie 5 person mínimum Please send us an email to receive bank details.
  • Or if you have an Australian bank account there are no extra fees for 2014 to transfer to our Australian Bank account. Please email robyn@sastravelperu.com or skype sas.travel to receive the Westpac bank details. This can only be for a domestic bank transfer within Australia. If done internationally a fee of $40 will be charged.
  • As soon as we receive your deposit we will proceed purchasing your Permits, tickets for Huaynapicchu if requested. We will send you a final confirmation of your tour with detailed information within 12 working hours. If you don`t receive your Confirmation within 18 hours please send an email to: robyn@sastravelperu.com or feel free to Skype: sas.travel or call us.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or other fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and last minute details.
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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 Posada Amazonas Lodge 3 Day/ 2 Night -Tambopata Rerserve
  • 1.- FINAL PAYMENT: You must pay the full balance of your tour 1 month before the date of your tour departure using any of the payment options above. If you need to amend or add anything to your final confirmation invoice ie upgrade hotel Aguas Calientes etc you should contact us at least 6 weeks prior to the tour. This is done by responding to the email with your final confirmation and indicating any extra ítems to be added and then we can adjust your invoice accordingly and reconfirm the exact balance you need to pay by emailing you within that week. (you need to add the 5% credit card comission or 6% Pay pal commission or relevant fees depending on which payment method you choose.
  • You then can enter the same ONLINE SYSTEM http://sastravel.online-booking.co/pay.php
  • with your reservation reference code or contact us for bank details. Once we receive your payment in full we send you a further email with your confirmation and voucher.
  • 2.- COST OF TOUR: Prices are per person and based on Double accommodation.
  • If you are travelling alone you are obliged to pay the Single supplement for single room.
  • Children 3 to 11 years (inclusive) are charged only 50%.
  • 3.- Flight arrivals to Puerto Maldonado are requested to be before 1pm as there are 2 boat shuttles to the lodge departing Puerto Maldonado at 1pm and 2pm.
  • Flight departures from Puerto Maldonado need to be after 11am.
  • Flight Tickets :Package does not Include flights but we can give quotes on request and put this all together as a package with Electronic tickets for you if desired . see additional options
  • Airport Tax US$6 from Puerto Maldonado
  • 4.- Bring your Passport, Immigration card to our office on arrival to Cusco. If you are taking a flight directly from Lima to Puerto Maldonado you need to scan your photo page of your passport to us at or before the time of final payment. You will not receive the immigration entrance card until arrival to Lima so will need to send a photo of this to us after arrival. This is not an issue if you are doing further tours with us from Cusco after the jungle. Without the copy of the TAM immigration document received by the SAS office an 18% additional tax is incurred.
  • 5.- Changes to schedules or dates can only be made if there is availability in the alternative date and authorized by the lodge.
  • 6.- You are strongly recommended to obtain TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • 7.- IN CASE OF FLIGHT CANCELLATION If the flight Lima or Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is cancelled owing to bad weather then the guest loses the first night in the Lodge. 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.
  • No refund can be given and the guest is responsable for the costs of the additional night in Lima or Cusco. If cancellation is due to flight company mechanical issue of the aircraft they will generally provide accommodation compensation, and you need to request this directly from them.
  • Cancellation of flights have their own conditions with each booking depending on the tarif class.
  • 8.- CANCELATIONS by CLIENT:
  • Bookings cancelled within 2 months and 1 month loose 50% of the deposit.
  • Cancellation within 1month and 8 days loose 60% of the total tour cost.
  • Cancellation within 8 days of tour lodge charges no show ie total tour cost.
  • We can always provide you with a document to certify illness and present for your travel insurance
  • 9.- 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
  • 10.- SAS Travel cannot take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • I have read and accept the conditions.
  • NOTE .- You should carry your passport and valuables in a zip locked plastic bag on the tour, to ensure they don´t get damaged.