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“AN ABSOLUTEY AMAZING PLACE - A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE !!”
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“AN ABSOLUTEY AMAZING PLACE - A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE !!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This jungle lodge is not somewhere that you can just arrive, knock on the door, and ask if there is a room available for the night! It is necessary to book a package which includes being collected from Puerto Maldonado airport (flights available from either Cusco or Lima) and transported by road to a river station to embark on what is described as a motorised canoe (looks about the same as a 1920's Thames launch except it is powered by a large outboard engine rather than a small inboard petrol or steam engine) for the rest of the journey which takes about an hour.

Various packages are available and my Wife and I chose the cheapest which is the "intro to the Amazon" three days and two nights, for single occupancy this would cost $485(US) but for double occupancy it is $375(US) per person - $750(US) or a little bit less than £500(UK) for the two of us - FANTASTIC VALUE.

So what did we get for our £400++?............The collection from the airport (and the return there at the end of our visit)...............The services of really enthusiastic and friendly guides.............A large number of activities including fishing for piranhas...........A trip to an ox-bow lake where we saw giant river otters............A trip to a hide overlooking a clay lick frequented by parrots, parakeets, and macaws.............A night walk through the jungle..................Sure I have forgotten to mention something but there is just so much to explore and enjoy!!..............About 15 minutes walk from the lodge is a 30 metre (about 100 feet) high observation tower, going up there are three viewing platforms, the first at monkey level (although is is quite rare to see any of them), the second at the 'top of tree' level, and the third above the canopy with a vast vista of treetops and the river.

Also included in the price are all meals, not exactly gourmet standard (who expects to find a michelin* in the jungle?) but very enjoyable and well adequate. The only thing not included in the price are drinks. There is a well stocked bar - beer, wine, and a great range of cocktails (and water if you want it). The bar prices are extremely reasonable.

The rooms are basic but very comfortable and have en-suite facilities. One side is open and sometimes "things" may visit during the night --- some of the most colourful butterflies and moths I have ever seen, and sometimes little scuffling sounds on the floor!! But we are laying on a comfortable bed under a protective mosquito net!!

My general advice is that if you have any severe mobility problems please do not visit (a degree of agility is required). Do take a torch (US - flashlight) with you - there is no electricity at night and if you need to get out of bed to visit the loo you do not want to tread on anything nasty!! Talking of electricity, the generator only runs for about two hours a day, the rest of the time it is candlelight or oil lamp - if you need to charge up your mobile (US - cell-phone) or anything else make sure you meet this window.

To summarize I can say only one thing - IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD THE DESIRE TO VISIT A RAIN-FOREST you will really enjoy your visit to POSADA AMAZONAS.......................ENJOY!!!

Thought I had finished but have just rememberd two more things, firstly when darkness arrives the sound begins - so many jungle noises, a perfect lullaby to ensure a serene nights sleep, and secondly had my first ever encounter (not in the bedroom) with a big hairy tarantular - he/she looked very cuddly and strokeable but I decided not to.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

I loved everything about this place, from the natural surroundings, to the lack of intruding technology, and all eco-concious materials and supplies. But mostly the incredicley lovable guides and their friendly, caring and accomodating nature. The food was a mix of vegetarian and non-veg which was more than I expected at a jungle lodge since I had bad experience at Peruvian cities hotels. I missed this place already one day after leaving. I never thought I could find so much peace in a place so remote and loud (monkeys/frogs/birds), keeping in mind I have hyperacusis! I loved most the guide Robin's cute animated style of explaining :)

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

The staff are as helpful and friendly as any I've ever seen and the guides are extremely knowledgeable (as well as helpful and friendly, too). The activities and tours they have included in the price were great and the extra available activities well worth it.
The lodge was kept very clean, beds were comfortable and the food was great. There was also a very nice, relaxed atmosphere that helped us to just relax and enjoy.
It truly was an amazing trip - highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Ana, CA
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

I loved this place, it's rustic but has all the necessary comforts. The atmosphere is relaxing yet there's so much to see and do. The accomodations are nice and clean, the food was delicious, the cocktails were strong and the guides were super cool.

It's a great experience and the rainforest is so amazing. I have to thank our guides Pedro and Jamie for making the experience so special, their enthusiasm and love for the forest and animals was genuine.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed here for 4 days/3 nights at the end of our two week tour of Peru with Trip-Peru (highly recommended). It was amazing. We had a great guide, Fino who took us on all of our hikes and other excursions. Fino was so knowledgeable. All he had to do was hear a bird call and he could immediately identify it and show us in the bird book.

We thoroughly enjoyed the rustic nature of this lodge - no power except during mealtimes in the dining room, and kerosene lamps and candles after dark. The food was plentiful and very enjoyable.

I was a little hesitant before going about the 4th side of our room being open to the jungle, but it was a non-issue. Yes, we did get a few moths in the room, but the bed was covered with mosquito net each night by the staff when we left for dinner. It was very charming to return to our room and have light only from the lamps.

We would love to return to Posada Amazonas again if we ever return to Peru.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Took my 17 year old daughter to Peru and wanted to experience an "amazon lodge" not too hard-core rustic but not 'american-ized' either. This was neat, clean, with great service and EXCELLENT guides. They are passionate about their Reserve. The food, local and well prepared, satisfied everyone. We were there 3 days and could have used another day. You are truly there with nature as the rooms open to the jungle (bug nets on beds for evenings) and shower curtain-like doors. We had some animals try to make friends (lizard in room and a possible opossum in the evening) but it added to the experience and we now have lots of stories to tell. It's tame enough that my teenager wasn't freaked out but intense enough that we both learned things and had a great time. We were there during the rainy season and it's not that bad. You just prepare for it with raincoats and rainboots (provided). Take a good flashlight. I took a pen-light and my daughter's small strong flashlight was much better, especially for our nightwalk. Met many people from other countries and everyone was friendly and happy.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We visited Posada Amazonas for three nights, not knowing quite what to expect. It was our first time in the Amazon jungle. We found an extremely knowledgeable and helpful guide who was native to the area, a new and well constructed lodge with good food (included) and comfortable bar. What we weren't prepared for was the suffocating heat - and no ceiling fans or other means for cooling down We simply took lots of showers. Although electricity is limited during the day, we managed just fine, and, given the rustic nature of things were happily surprised to find wifi available on a periodic basis. The explorations on the river and within the jungle were great and we saw lots of animals. The lodge is run by people from the local community who are warm and gracious.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Posada Amazonas
Address: Private Reserve within the Native Community of Infierno, Tambopata National Reserve 084, Peru
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Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Tambopata National Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Tambopata National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Amazonas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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. Posada Amazonas was selected to be among the Best Eco Hotels in 2014 by Gogobot. ... more   less 
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