Amazon Jungle Peru - Refugio Amazonas
Stay in the Amazon jungle in Peru, in a secluded lodge deep in the rainforest. This one-of-a-kind itinerary allows you to experience the best of the Amazon in style, while minimizing your ecological footprint.
Refugio Amazonas offers a cosy oasis deep in the vast jungle, set in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Approximately two hours by road and boat from Puerto Maldonado, Peru, this 32-bedroom lodge offers a huge variety of adventures with a focus on conservation and science, a perfect retreat for travellers of all ages.
Hike the jungle trails looking for tapir, agouti, toucan, harpy eagle and more, cruise the waters of Oxbow Lake in search of rare giant otters, huge caiman, or spot hoatzin and monkeys in the trees. Visit macaw clay licks to witness the spectacle of tiny parakeets, colorful parrots, and brilliant macaws feed. Learn about the medicinal plants of the Amazon, visit a working jungle farm, climb the canopy tower for views of jungle as far as the eye can see. Perhaps take a sunset cruise or night walk keeping a keen eye out for night monkeys, poison dart frogs, and tarantula!
Connect with nature, unwind, awake to the sound of the jungle!
We offer a selection of jungle lodges including Refugio Amazonas, Posada Amazonas, and the Tambopata Research Centre *activities range between lodges. Stays can range from 2 nights or more.
This Amazon jungle experience is a perfect compliment to our Signature Peru itinerary - visit Machu Picchu and the amazing Amazon jungle on the same trip!
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For one of the best tropical bird experiences in the Amazon, you need to visit a Macaw Clay Lick. Due to nutrients, most likely salt, found in the cliff soil, the Clay Lick attracts dozens of species of birds. From huge Red & Green Macaws to Mealy Parrots
With its wide variety of kid-friendly, adventure-focused, and science activities, Refugio Amazonas is great for nature lovers and families - visit a jungle farm, a mammal clay lick, bird and animal watch from the forest and by boat, take a night walk
Stay at eco-friendly lodge, in partnership with the locals! 75% of the profits from this amazing lodge goes directly to the local community. Citizen science projects offer travellers the opportunity to help the Refugio identify and protect new species.