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Puerto Maldonado Lodges

Each of our custom private Peru tours is designed to suit your travel style and budget. Below you will find a few of the Puerto maldonado lodges that we commonly recommend to our clients for their attractions, excursions, accomodations, service and overall jungle experience. Contact our Peru Travel Specialists and we will be able to suggest the best lodge in Puerto Maldonado for you.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonas

This comfortable lodge is only 45 minutes from Puerto Maldonado, so great for those not wanting to be too remote or with not a lot of time. It is also the most comfortable lodge in the area. There are 35 thatched roofed private cabanas which are divided into 4 categories; Superior, Superior Rio, Suite Amazonica and Suite Tambopata. Rooms mostly differ by size and the Tambopata Suites have a plunge pool. All rooms have private bathrooms, are screened and mosquito nets are provided over beds. There is also a canopy treehouse which is built on a private platform which adjoins the canopy walkway. This makes a very special place to stay, admiring the wildlife through night and day.

Possible excursions can be various walks through the forest to see and experience different habitats, visit Lake Sandoval, night walks and boat trips. Reserva Amazonica is a family friendly lodge and does offer excursions geared towards children where possible.

Hacienda Concepcion by Inkaterra

This family friendly lodge is only 20 minutes down river from Puerto Maldonado and is reached by taking a scenic canoe ride from the town. It is owned by the luxury Inkaterra group but aimed at those looking for somewhere more economical but still offering great quality and service. The lodge itself sits by a natural, private lake, home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and beautiful wildlife. There are 8 twin rooms in the main lodge and 7 individual Cabañas, all built in the typical Amazonian style. The central building has high ceilings with hand-woven, thatched roofing and there is a spacious dining area. The rooms all look out into the forest and are spacious, with separate bathrooms and covered porches overlooking the lake. Rooms have private bathrooms with hot water and mosquito nets are provided. A wide variety of excursions are available, some are recommended for children. There are many walking trails to be followed (day or night), canoe trips along the river, visit Lake Sandoval, visit nearby clay licks, or visit a farm.

Posada Amazonas

Posada Amazonas is only 45 minutes from Puerto Maldonado by boat so is perfect for those who don’t have much time for their visit to the Amazon. The lodge is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno and managed in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions, Posada Amazonas is located within the Ese-Eja’s communal reserve, next to the Tambopata National Reserve.

There are 30 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Each bedroom has one side which openly faces out to the rainforest. Mosquitoes aren’t really a problem in the vicinity of the lodge clearing so this is why an open wall is possible. Mosquito nets are provided though. Rooms are separated by cane walls and drapes act as doors. Therefore rooms are private but not soundproof.

There is no electricity but a generator is switched on once a day to allow guests to recharge batteries etc. There is hot water.

Activities around the lodge include walking trails through the forest, climbing the canopy tower for some great views and visiting Tres Chimbadas Lake to hopefully see the resident family of giant river otters (a very special experience if you are lucky!). Other activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and canopy climbing can be arranged (at extra cost) with advance notice.

Refugio Amazonas

This lodge is accessed by flying to Puerto Maldonado then taking a boat for approx 3 hours upriver to the lodge. It is located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. There are 32 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Each bedroom has one side which openly faces out to the rainforest. Mosquitoes aren’t really a problem in the vicinity of the lodge clearing so this is why an open wall is possible. Mosquito nets are provided though. Rooms are separated by cane walls and drapes act as doors. Therefore rooms are private but not soundproof.

There is no electricity but a generator is switched on once a day to allow guests to recharge batteries etc. There is hot water.

Refugio Amazonas is ideal for children as there is a special children’s trail through the forest and a play area. It is also seen as the soft adventure lodge where activities such as kayaking, canopy climbing and even mountain biking can be arranged (at extra cost and with advance notice). Other activities around the lodge include climbing the canopy tower for some great views, visiting Lake Condenado on a catamaran and walks through the forest. There are also clay-licks where you can observe parrots and parakeets feeding on the clay while you stand behind a blind.

Tambopata Research Centre (TRC)

This is the most remote lodge we currently recommend and is reached by flying to Puerto Maldonado and staying one night at Refugio Amazonas (approx 3 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado) before heading 4 hours further upriver to TRC. On the way back you must also stay a further night at Refugio Amazonas. Therefore any visit to TRC requires at least 4 nights to make it worthwhile.

There are 18 rooms in total and they share 8 bathrooms. Although bathrooms are shared, they are spacious and rarely is there a problem with finding one available. The common areas are open and spacious with hammocks and comfy seats to relax on in the heat of the day. Each bedroom has one side which openly faces out to the rainforest. Mosquitoes aren’t really a problem in the vicinity of the lodge clearing so this is why an open wall is possible. Mosquito nets are provided though. Rooms are separated by cane walls and drapes act as doors. Therefore rooms are private but not soundproof.

There is no electricity but a generator is switched on once a day to allow guests to recharge batteries etc. There is hot water.

The lodge is one of the most remote in South America and therefore you have good chances of seeing some amazing wildlife. In fact the largest known macaw clay-lick in the Amazon is found just 500 yards from the lodge. Jaguar, tapir and harpy eagle are also occasionally seen in the area, but of course sightings can never be guaranteed! However, you are likely to see capybara, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, brown capuchin monkeys, agouti, caiman and of course macaws.

Activities around the lodge include visiting the macaw clay-lick, taking various hikes through the forest to see the different types of habitat and spot wildlife, climb the tower, talk to researchers about current projects and you can occasionally (at extra cost) arrange with advanced notice kayaking and canopy climbing.

It is important to note that this is not luxury Amazon but if you are interested in wildlife and want to be remote and have a true Amazon experience, this is the best option. It is certainly comfortable and well organized.


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