Amazon Jungle Peru - Refugio Amazonas

From Puerto Maldonado, Peru to Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Peru
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

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!

Viva's Best Bits...

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.

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Puerto Maldonardo Tambopata National Reserve

On arrival at Puerto Maldonado Airport, you will be met by a representative of Refugio Amazonas to begin the journey to Refugio. Enroute we will stop at the local office so that you can repack your luggage and only take what is required for the next four days. The rest will be stored securely in the office. Continue by road and a two and a half hour boat journey to Refugio Amazonas, located in a 200-hectare private reserve. The boat ride from the Tambopata River Port to Refugio Amazonas takes us past the Infierno Community and the Tambopata National Reserve checkpoint and into the buffer zone of this 1.3 million hectare conservation unit. A boxed lunch is provided to eat along the way.

On arrival to the lodge, you will be welcomed and given a brief orientation. After dinner at the lodge there is the option to join a night walk when most of the animals are active but sometimes difficult to see. The frogs are easier to see with their fascinating shapes and colours and fascinating sounds.

Note: Please ensure your arrival flight is no later than 13:05

Day 2
Tambopata National Reserve

Refugio Amazonas have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

After breakfast venture out onto the lake by canoe or catamaran, looking for wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman, horned screamers, macaws and otters that are sometimes seen in the area. Back on land, a 30 minute walk from the lodge takes you to the 25 metre scaffolding canopy tower, complete with staircase running through the middle and providing safe access to the platforms above. The tower has been built on high ground to give views of the primary rainforest extending out towards the Tambopata National Reserve. Enjoy excellent views across the canopy and look for toucans, macaws and raptors.
After lunch you will visit a farm to learn about local agriculture and Amazonian crops before an ethnobotanical tour to learn about the medicinal uses of the various plants and trees of the region. In the evening, Refugio Amazonas staff offer lectures covering topics such as conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

Day 3
Tambopata National Reserve

Refugio Amazonas have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

Witness the audio and visual spectacle of a clay lick, watching vibrant coloured macaws, parrots and parakeets feast on clay. Species such as dusky-headed and cobalt-winged parakeets are often seen and with luck we may also see mealy and yellow-crowned Amazons, blue-headed pionus, severe macaw and orange-cheeked (Barraband`s) parrots.
After lunch, take a short hike from the lodge brings us to a beautiful Brazil nut forest that has been harvested for decades. Here you can learn about the whole process of the rainforest’s only sustainably harvested product, from collection through transportation to drying.
In the afternoon, there will be a visit to a peccary clay lick, this time to see mammals. Wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of up to twenty to eat clay, alongside deer, guan and parakeets.

Day 4
Tambopata National Reserve Puerto Maldonardo

After breakfast, return to Puerto Maldonado for your departure flight. Depending on airline schedules, this may require a dawn departure.

Please note: Depending on airline schedules, this may require a dawn departure. We recommend flight LA2074 departing at 13:35

*Schedule of activities are subject to change without notice

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights accommodation at the Refugio Amazonas in a comfort room
  • Included Copy 31 Other room options available
  • Included Copy 31 Alternative lodges available, including Posada Amazonas
  • Included Copy 20 All Meals while at the Amazon Lodge
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All tours, activity services and guides (from an a la carte menu)
  • Included Copy 20 Transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado
  • Included Copy 20 National Park fee
  • Included Copy 20 All river transportation
  • Included Copy 7 Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance

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  • Included Explore the Amazon jungle by boat and by foot
  • Included Climb a canopy tower for jungle vistas
  • Included Participate in a citizen science project
  • Included Sunset cruise and night walks
  • Included Visit mammal and macaw clay licks
  • Included Fantastic bird watching - eagles, macaw, hoatzin
  • Included Wildlife - peccary, sloth, caiman, otters, monkeys, agouti, and even a slim chance of jaguars!
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4 days

Price from

$985 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily departures