Refugio Amazonas Lodge, Peru
Refugio Amazonas is a new 24 bedroom lodge,
opened in 2005. Its location two hours upriver from Posada Amazonas 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 to the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families that commit to the sustainable use of the forest within this buffer zone. The lodge is surrounded by a mosaic of waterways and habitats and a worked Brazil Nut concession it presents an ideal balance for naturalist exploration and observations of sustainable forest use by local populations. In collaboration with ANIA an environmental education NGO, Refugio Amazonas caters for families with children of all ages.
To get here you must fly to Puerto Maldonado from Lima or Cuzco on daily commercial flights lasting 30 or 90 minutes respectively. From the airport you are transported by truck to the infierno River Port where you board a boat for the two and half hour trip to Refugio Amazonas. Refugio Amazonas is located ten minutes walking from the river.
Further Information and reservations for the Refugio Amazonas Lodge can be made through Rainforest Expeditions
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