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Refugio Amazonas Lodge

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Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, it is well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Its location is ideal for stand-alone three-night experiences and for breaking the expeditions to and from Tambopata Research Center. Refugio Amazonas is built on a 200-hectare private reserve on the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is becoming integrated into the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families committed to sustainable forest use. At Refugio Amazonas, all our guest can choose from a wide variety of excursions and activities including soft adventure, nature hikes and cool science.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Full body massage
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Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Hiking
Free shuttle or taxi services
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Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Right side of Tambopata River, Tambopata, Puerto Maldonado Peru
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Refugio Amazonas Lodge
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Puerto Maldonado Airport
23.5 mi
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Sundar V wrote a review Jan 2024
San Jose, California42 contributions64 helpful votes
A perfect experience in the Amazon. Harry, our guide, made the entire experience very memorable. The food is good, the bar is expensive but good and the support staff were excellent. Tanya, the manager, took care of all our needs and was very supportive the entire stay. Please remember that the rooms are open to the nature and therefore comes with its pros and cons. You wake up with the nature including the mosquitos :) The experiences offered by the Refugio is fantastic and provides a great exposure to the Amazon. Dont miss the Mccaw trip. It is just magical.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Samir S wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom492 contributions241 helpful votes
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We had originally booked a different lodge but changed our booking to Refugio Amazonas after receiving poor feedback on the other hotel from family who had visited a month earlier. This was a last minute change and we were apprehensive on what we would find as we had not done our research in this lodge. This is an eco lodge, located about two and half hours from Puerto Maldonado (by bus and boat) in the Amazon rainforest. The lodge is beautiful, blends in with the surroundings and is well maintained. This is not cheap and you can see that money goes to the upkeep. All rooms only have three walls (yes three) with the fourth being permanently open with views of the forest. It is stunning and you can hear the forest at night. A wonderful way to fall asleep. If you can’t stand bugs then this is probably not the place for you. There are mosquito nets over the bed. However, it is important to note that whilst we were in the middle of the forest, very few bugs came into the room, and we were not bitten once by anything. Whilst in the lodge and in the forest it is also important to take precautionary measures as advised by the guides (e.g. socks over trousers, long sleeve tops, etc.). Our stay was very comfortable without any issues. The food is excellent, most of the vegetables and fruits are organic and come from a nearby farm. The activities that the lodge offers are interesting, well organised and guided. Our guide, Carmen was fantastic - highly accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. All staff are friendly and keen to assist. So whilst we were apprehensive about the change we made, we have not regrets. We had a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Blake W wrote a review Sept 2023
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We spent 4 days and 3 nights here and had the most amazing experience. The entire staff is friendly, accommodating, and passionate about what they do. Boris (AKA “Jungle Boy”) was our guide, and he was fantastic. He taught us so much about Tambopata and showed us wildlife including the beautiful macaws, capybaras, a 3-toed sloth, and more. The night walk was particularly special, as you see sights you’d miss during the day. It was a beautiful way to connect with the earth, nature, and the local culture. I highly recommend Refugio Amazonas!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo_sie wrote a review Sept 2023
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely outstanding - beautiful place and incredible service. Do not hesitate - just go! The accommodation is extremely comfortable. The staff and guides are excellent and the nature is superb. We stayed as a family and there was something for everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Makarand Khatavkar wrote a review Sept 2023
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Excellent lodge in the heart of Amazon Rainforest. Good facilities and excellent food. The lodge is in the heart of the jungle and well-equipped with facilities like experienced guides, boats, bicycles etc. There is a lot to do. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sagar D wrote a review Sept 2023
United Kingdom423 contributions1257 helpful votes
Have just returned from a 4 day stay at Refugio Amazonas with my partner. Deeply disappointed by the whole experience. This was also expensive at around $800 per night. When we arrived there was no electricity to our room and no hammock, although both were remedied after we complained. Our guide’s English was poor compared to others we had in Cusco. As a result there was little communication and our guide made little or no effort to suggest itineraries and frankly seemed disinterested in our visit. He also lacked the necessary equipment, for example his binoculars were inadequate and he didn’t posses a telescope. All the others guides we noticed had these pieces of equipment and not having them severely hampered our viewing of the birds on the visit to the Macaw Claylick activity. It transpires that he was a freelance guide and not employed by the lodge. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of the lodge to ensure their guides are appropriately equipped. There were only 8 guests the first night and as a result there was no menu choice. Food options improved on the second and third night as more guests arrived but the lodge was still less than a quarter full and felt pretty empty. On the wild life front we saw only two mammal species (capybara and 2 monkeys) plus lots of bugs and a few birds. The ‘research’ activities of the lodge are just a pretence. The resident ‘biologist’, who was very pleasant, has some very soft animal ‘research’ projects which were mainly limited to tracking numbers of jaguars. Don’t expect to see jaguars or pumas, the last sighting was over a year ago and made by a guest who was a wildlife enthusiast. The location of the reserve is outside the National Park and surrounded by farms. There were also a number of polluting gold miners on the Tambapata River and rubbish (plastic bottles etc) floating in the river. There is one lodge in the National Park and that is probably a better location and less affected by human activity. Overall we think this offers very poor value for money and the wildlife you have traveled far to see is lacking due to human activity and consequence. We feel quite misled and deeply disappointed. Can’t recommend and will not return.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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princessjoanie wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom78 contributions75 helpful votes
A beautiful lodge in the rainforest with great facilities. The bedrooms are open to the forest - we saw lots of different animals. The beds have thick mosquito nets which are turned down each evening. All the staff are lovely, the food was delicious and the Piscos too! There is a selection of activities you can choose with your guide - our guide was Harry who clearly loved his job and was full of knowledge and a brilliant spotter Although we were with friends they also have a great childrens activity and play area.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 6 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. It is fantastic that you had such a positive experience with our team. Harry, your guide, is truly passionate about his work and an expert on the Amazon rainforest. We pride ourselves on having such dedicated and knowledgeable guides. Also, we are glad that you had the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities and found one that suited your interests.At Refugio Amazonas, we strive to provide comfort in the middle of the jungle. Rooms open to the jungle offer a unique connection to nature, and our amenities, such as mosquito nets, are designed to ensure a pleasant stay. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food. Our team strives to provide the best dining experience possible.
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Richard S wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
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We only stayed at Rifugio Amazonas for two nights but had a very memorable visit. Our guide was Paul who provided lots of great information throughout our stay. The highlight was an early morning trip to the macaw and parrot clay lick but we also enjoyed the night walk with sightings of snakes, a night monkey, spiders, scorpions and toads. We saw capybaras, aguti, caiman, howler monkeys and dusky titi monkeys while also listening to a jaguar mating calls.. The hotel tries to be environmentally sound and provides nightly lectures on conservation work with wildlife. It’s not cheap but it is worth the cost if you only have a few days to explore the Amazon
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guests Service, Marketing at Refugio Amazonas Lodge
Responded 16 Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us this nice comment, indeed true that the location of our beloved Refugio Amazonas is perfect to visit the macaw clay lick in the Tambopata National Reserve, besides being able to see countless species of mammals, reptiles and insects.
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Adam Jones wrote a review Jul 2023
Mendoza, Argentina8 contributions
Our guide Boris was fantastic - his knowledge, skill and communication were absolutely first class, we had a brilliant and relaxed time. The macaw and bird watching was incredibly good. The Oxbow lake is worth is to see caymans, monkeys and piranha. The night walk is creepy in a good way. The lodge is lovely - very comfortable without being over the top luxury. The rooms only have three walls, not for the faint hearted, but the mosquito nets are impenetrable and it adds to the experience. Food is good. Definitely highly recommend Refugio. Try and ask for Boris as your guide!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 16 Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us this incredible comment, it is a pleasure to read that you had an incredible time in Refugio Amazonas, our rooms with 3 walls give that harmonious connection with the Peruvian Amazon. Refugio Amazonas has the perfect location to appreciate all the biodiversity of the Tambopata National Reserve. In addition to that, our guides are experts in wildlife, making your trip unforgettable.
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Gunjan T wrote a review Jul 2023
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A wonderful place to experience the jungle while not feeling like its too "out there". We vacationed as a family of four with two boys (16 and 12) and enjoyed the family suite with two king beds. Given that the rooms open into the jungle, it was important to us to be all together in one room. The excursions were fit to our interests and the food was excellent, they accommodated my vegetarianism with yummy food. The evening lectures by Aracely were interesting and our guide Timo was very good, and helped us get good pictures and ensured the kids were having a good time. We also liked that the boat ride to Refugio was not as far as the Tambapata research center.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 16 Aug 2023
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our beloved Refugio Amazonas, we are glad to read that your family had a nice experience. Our "A la carte" program allows passengers to choose the activities they like the most, in addition to that we have buffet style meals where you will always find vegetarian options. Refugio Amazonas is also a research center with the Wired Amazon program where everyone can participate in our science projects.
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.