Located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, Refugio Amazonas is a secluded, 32-bedroom jungle lodge. The lodge is located about two hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport, in Southeastern Peru. Its wide variety of kid-friendly, adventure-focused, and science activities, Refugio Amazonas is great for nature-lovers and families. As the headquarters of our Citizen Science program, Wired Amazon, you even can contribute to science or discover a new species on your trip!
Become a Scientific Explorer: Wired Amazon is our citizen science program. From discovering a new species to learning about Harpy Eagle behavior, guests at Refugio Amazonas can join the Wired Amazon team and participate in groundbreaking research that is advancing our knowledge of the rainforest. Each month (on average) a guest discovers a species new to science!
Prices by room:
|Superior Single||$ 758|
|Superior Double||$ 1,094|
|Comfort Single||$ 796|
|Comfort Double||$ 1,206|
|Amazon Suite Single||$ 986|
|Amazon Suite Double||$ 1, 398|
Single: 1 guest – Double: 2 guest
Children: 20% discount for children under 12 years old sharing triple or quadruple accommodation with parents. Not valid for single or double rooms.
Refugio Amazonas requires at least two hours of travel time. To begin your rainforest tour, you take a quick plane trip from Lima or Cuzco to the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado, in Southeastern Peru. After we meet you at the airport, we'll take you on a one-hour road trip, followed by a tranquil 1-hour boating on the Tambopata River, to arrive at our jungle oasis.
The first step in your trip to Tambopata includes a plane trip from Lima or Cuzco. Flights from Lima depart from the national terminal of the Jorge Chávez airport. The trip takes about three hours. Most flights stop in Cuzco before continuing to Puerto Maldonado. The flights from Cusco depart from the national terminal of the Velasco Astete airport. The trip takes about 45 minutes.
Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado, you will be greeted by our guides, and taken to a waiting vehicle. We will make a brief trip to our operations office in Puerto Maldonado where we will ask you to keep the luggage you do not need. The luggage is transported by hand in several stages of the long-distance trip, so we ask that you please limit your weight to 15 kilos (32 pounds per piece). You can pack bags separately and leave them safely in our offices in Puerto Maldonado the first day so that we do not load them unnecessarily. Your luggage will be waiting for you at the airport the day you leave. After taking care of your luggage, we take a 1-hour bus trip to the Filadelfia River Port.
In Filadelfia, we board long, stout canoes equipped with outboard motors and downstream to Refugio Amazonas. The 1-hour boat journey is pleasant, and often includes our first sightings of macaws, herons, caimans and capybaras. Once the boat reaches the dock of the lodge, you'll have officially arrived in the wild jungles of Tambopata!
Once You Arrive
The access to our lodges involves going up a staircase with about 70 to 90 steps. The number of steps will vary depending on the season, rainy or dry, due to the fluctuation of the river. These steps are considered a medium level of effort. It usually takes about a fifteen-minute-walk to get to the lodge.
Rainforest Expeditions Departures from Airport (Puerto Maldonado to Lodge)*:
Two daily departures at 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Rainforest Expeditions Returns to Airport (Lodge to Puerto Maldonado)*:
Two daily departures at 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM
**Do not take LATAM 2081 or LATAM 2077 as they do not match with our transfers to the lodge. We do not recommend arriving or departing to / from Puerto Maldonado by bus, as the highway is unsafe **
Refugio Amazonas Map Journey
Includes all meals, accommodations, and Lodge services, all river transportation, and transfer from and to the airport of Puerto Maldonado.
Entrance to the Tambopata National Reserve: US$13.00. International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.