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Refugio Amazonas

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Atmospheric jungle lodge combining simplicity with relative comfort in a remote wilderness setting.

The very atmospheric Refugio Amazonas jungle lodge is often visited en route to the Tambopata Research Centre, but is well worth a stay in its own right. It is further from Puerto Maldonado than most other rainforest lodges so offers a more remote wilderness experience.

The lodge has been constructed in harmony with its isolated jungle setting, combining simplicity with relative comfort. The design takes advantage of modern eco-technology while using traditional materials such as cane, clay, palm fronds and bright polished mahogany.

The spacious rooms are open on one side, facing the forest so you feel you can almost reach out and touch the natural environment. The private bathrooms have hot and cold water, the latter is rather refreshing given the humidity.

There is also a dining room, kitchen, upstairs relaxation room, and 25m-high canopy observation tower. While there's electricity in the public bar and restaurant at lunch and dinner time, rooms and walkways are lit by candles and kerosene lamps, which lends a real atmosphere of romance.

The lodge offers programmes for young people, with special activities and adventures to inspire their imagination and teach them a bit about jungle life and conservation.

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What our clients say

  • "A beautiful place blending into the environment. Very well cared for. Helpful staff … Two full days (3 nights) gave the chance to absorb the environment though I could happily have stayed much longer. I think 2 nights would have felt very rushed....guide was very knowledgeable and interested in what he was doing."

    DB, Nottingham
  • One of the highlights of our trip. Cannot fault this accommodation at all. Truely magical experience with amazing staff. Loved this place!! 

    JW, Swadlincote
  • "Fantastic setting and experience. Be aware that you will definitely be disturbed by any noise from guests in adjoining rooms. Humidity very high - we unpacked our clothes and left them out on shelves. They were damp the next morning! Do not unpack anything - leave in bags."

    PT, London
  • Beautiful lodge. Great food and bar with attentive bar man!   It can't be compared to normal hotel as it is just so different in jungle setting with no roads and only jungle noises. Loved it!

    SL,
  • “The resort was fantastic - our guide was brilliant and the guides for the tree climbing and kayaking were really helpful and made it lots of fun.”

    JH, Herts
  • “Refugio Amazonas was excellent but perhaps you need to warn people of total lack of privacy in accommodation! Food at the Refugio was excellent as were other aspects.”

    AN, Twickenham
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