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Direct operator & locally owned.Sustainable, responsible & ethical tours since 1990.
US$ 790.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
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.
Highlights at PA.- Canopy Tower.- Our 30-meter scaffolding canopy tower gives you spectacular views of the vast expanses of standing forests. You will have good chances of spotting toucans, parrots, macaws or mixed species canopy flocks.
Ñape Ethnobotanical Center.- You will visit Centro Ñape, a traditional community clinic, where the shaman or his assistant will take you on a unique tour to explain the uses of various medicinal plants.
Lake.- We will paddle around the Lake Tres Chimbadas on a catamaran, looking for the resident family of Giant River Otters, and wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.
Farm Visit.- Visit a working jungle farm to learn about local agriculture and life. You will taste exotic tropical fruits including the source of chocolate and little know relatives of the tomato.
Natural Construction Rooms.- Bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing you to enjoy this diverse ecosystem even during downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.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.
Ese Eja Day.- One of the highlights of a stay at Posada Amazonas is the opportunity to experience a day with the local community. We call it a chance to meet the real guardians of the rainforest. Ese Eja Day is a half-day experience that includes catch and release fishing, a visit to the Heritage House and a delicious lunch. An extra fee is required for this activity.
Day 1: Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Transfer by motor boat to the Lodge.
Day 2: Tres Chimbadas Lake, soft hike, lunch and Dinner, Lodge
Day 3: Activities. Retur by motor boat. Visit of the market. Flight out.
MARQUESES Boutique Hotel GET a FREE UPGRADE to our Suite or Deluxe rooms (booking this tour 6-2 months before.) Best location in Town, 24/7 Oxigen Assistance, (And many cups of Coca tea for the altitude). Free Pick up from Airport at your arrival to Cusco, Buffet Breakfast, Family-friendly and Non-smoking Hotel, Internet and Wi-Fi.
“A charming and Amazing Hotel, Great Location one block near the center, the hospitality will blow you away. Your every need is attended to by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Excellent three-star Hotel”. © 2022 TripAdvisor LLC
Arrival and Reception by your 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 Puerto 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 is provided.
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 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.
Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake.- it 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 riverbank. 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 that 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. Easier is to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as bizarre as their natural histories.
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.