With family members ranging in age from 7 to 77, we were never looking for a 'hard core' jungle experience: what we wanted was somewhere comfortable within a couple of hours of Puerto Maldonado, where we could see some primary forest and its inhabitants. Posada Amazonas fits this bill perfectly.
Pluses - decent rooms (are you really expecting The Ritz, folks?) with en suite facilities, comfortable beds, good programs and guides, good organisation, and proper animal life out of your windows. Oh, and good selection of drinks.
Minuses - the food really could be better; there are only so many ways to present chicken and rice! We met people in our group who professed to having better food on their Inca Trail trip: that should never happen in Peru! Room servicing wasn't as hot as it could have been: should you really run out of toilet paper?
Despite what some say below, there is hot water in every room. Yes, electricity is limited in terms of hours and locations but this is hardly surprising in a lodge claiming eco-credentials.
Overall, to be recommended to anyone not requiring a 5-star experience: think 'comfortable camping' on a good bed surrounded by the rainforest and its inhabitants, and you'll not be far wrong.
- Also Known As:
- Posada Amazonas Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Posada Amazonas Hotel
- Posada Amazonas Peru/Tambopata National Reserve
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada Amazonas is a 30 bedroom lodge owned by the Native Community of Infierno and managed with Rainforest Expeditions. Thanks to its accessibility, excellent wildlife observation opportunities, cultural context and comfortable accommodations, Posada Amazonas is ideal for a two night introduction to Tambopata's rain forests. It is located within the territory of the Infierno Community, built within the 2,000 hectare, private, communal reserve, which in turn is directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. ... more less
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