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Refugio Amazonas

Tomáš Safarik

Private Consultant
"A cosy lodge in the Amazonian rainforest. Refugio Amazonas is certainly not luxurious but it can be convenient and comfortable for a short Amazon experience, especially for kids. Bring your sense of adventure."

Stay at the Refugio Amazonas

Howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy. Evocative scenes on an Amazonian river. Toucans brightening the sky with their colours. The sense of adventure, of exploring the unknown, of discovering one of the world’s most legendary landscapes. Welcome to the Amazon and the best Amazonian lodge in Peru. Refugio Amazonas is not a luxurious place to stay, nowhere truly is in the world’s largest jungle. But it’s convenient and just about comfortable for most of our clients, provided you remember exactly where you are. This is a lodge in the land of jaguars, monkeys and rare birds, not in a European city.

Location

This is one of the most accessible Amazon experiences in all of South America. Puerto Maldonado is reachable by flight from Cusco or Lima. Travelling onwards to Refugio Amazonas requires one hour by road and one hour by boat. Situated next to Tambopata National Reserve, this jungle lodge feels remote, but it’s not the middle of nowhere. You will see boats going past and many other people.

Rooms

If you seek a more luxurious experience in the Amazon then we recommend doing it in Ecuador. These bamboo huts are comfortable for they are just bamboo huts and you will miss a few essentials. For example, electricity is not on all day. Rooms are spacious with private bathrooms and hot showers. Suites are the largest and the indoor seating area with minibar is worth the upgrade.

Who is it for

Tambopata is a light and easy version of the Amazon. Children usually love it out here and there’s a lot for them to do. Adults can be a little more squeamish about the bugs and mosquitos. You can experience a lot in two nights and then travel onwards to genuinely five-star accommodation elsewhere.

What to do

Visit a clay lick where toucans and macaws swarm. Search for jaguars and their telltale prints. Hike in the Amazon and take a boat trip down the river. Paddle up to caiman on a lake surrounded by monkeys. Meet an indigenous tribe and learn about their culture. We recommend an active itinerary and there are many things that can be tailored to you and your kids.

Do you like Refugio Amazonas?

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