Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese’Eja community of Infierno. This welcoming lodge, two hours 30 minutes by boat from Puerto Maldonado, is nestled in a patch of primary Amazonian rainforest close to the Tambopata River in the world famous Tambopata National Reserve.
The sensitively built lodge was constructed using locally sourced timber, palm fronds and clay. There are 2 Suites, 12 Comfort Rooms and 16 Superior Rooms with private bathrooms, hot water showers, hammocks (Suits and Comfort rooms), mosquito nets above the beds, umbrellas, and an open side facing the forest which helps with ventilation. WiFi is available in the Suites and Comfort Rooms, and in the common areas of the lodge.
The Suites have a king size bed, separate sitting area, minibar, and are the only rooms with a ceiling fan.
There is a large dining room/bar/lounge, reading area, and reception with hammocks and a small gift shop. Rubber boots are available for guests to use free of charge. Muddy boots and shoes are not permitted to be worn around the lodge.
Electricity is provided in the early morning, at lunchtime, and in the evening.
Despite its relatively close proximity to Puerto Maldonado, the forest here is full of wildlife and a range of activities are on offer. These include a 30-metre canopy tower, Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake with a resident family of giant otters, ethno-botanical trail and working farm and rainforest hikes.
30 rooms in five wings connected by raised boardwalks with private bathrooms and hot water showers, dining and lounge area, internet access, and a wellness and holistic centre offering massages and aromatherapy.
Giant otters and caiman on the nearby lake; flocks of parrots and sometimes macaws feeding at a clay lick; howler, capuchin and squirrel monkeys, and saddleback tamarins feeding in the forest.
Community visits, mountain biking, and visits to the Wellness Centre.
A ‘must do’ activity is a visit to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake where giant otters can be seen.
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We would like to thank you again for organising such a magnificent holiday for us in Peru, the Andes and the Amazon basin. The arrangements worked very smoothly, and coped with the inevitable ‘glitches’ (like transport strike in Cusco) as if they were part of the program. The guides and couriers were excellent, without exception, and looked after us very well indeed, without fussing over us. It was a most colourful and exciting trip, and every day was an adventure, bringing us new experiences. Coming back to England was quite an anticlimax (which we are gradually adjusting to, by contemplating our next trip).