LUXURY LODGES IN TAMBOPATA

Explore the best Luxury Hotels in Tambopata Amazon Rainforest

Discover the Luxury Amazon Rainforest Hotels in Tambopata

The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforests. It extends over 9 different countries in South America and is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. There is a vast amount of wildlife, lush forests, and adventure to be had. A visit to the Amazon Rainforest should be on everyone’s bucketlist. Enjoy your vacation in one of the Tambopata Luxury Hotels.

The lodges in the Amazon jungle of Tambopata have the best location, and have the best hotel facilities, with quality services for your comfort. The fewer people around, the more likely you are to see wildlife. The lodges have everything you could need in the jungle. You’ll have 24/7 naturalist guides to take you on the ride of a lifetime through the rainforest, all meals and clean water included, and much more. I couldn’t have picked a better place to stay in the Amazon Rainforest. The staff goes out of their way to make sure every part of your experience is top notch and that you feel right at home. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. You will explore the jungle with the guides only in small groups, either on the boat, walking through the jungle or hanging out at the lodge.

LUXURY LODGES IN TAMBOPATA

BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN PUERTO MALDONADO

POSADA AMAZONAS: BEST FOR CONNECTING WITH THE LOCALS

POSADA AMAZONAS: BEST FOR CONNECTING WITH THE LOCALS

Opened in 1998, the 30 room Posada Amazonas is the product of a partnership with the local community of Infierno.  The lodge is owned and operated by the community, but managed by the operator Rainforest Expeditions.  The most important thing to keep in mind about Posada is its location.  Located only 45 minutes downriver from the port, it is the closest of the three lodges (total travel time around 2 hours) and easiest to access – perfect for any guests that still want to experience the jungle but only have a couple of days to spare. However, with its close proximity to Puerto, interested guests should keep in mind that from my personal experience, despite still offering ample opportunities, wildlife viewing is the most difficult out of the three lodges.  Despite this, Posada is an intriguing option for guests particularly interested in responsible tourism due to the participation of the local community in the operation of the lodge. We were particularly impressed with the demonstration of regional plants and botanical medicines by a local Shaman.

The other main activities offered at this lodge include a climb up the canopy tower (at 37 metres it is tallest out of the three), a visit to a nearby oxbow lake, a tour to an organic farm (where we stocked up on local chillies), and a visit to a small parrot clay lick.

REFUGIO AMAZONAS: BEST FOR FAMILIES

REFUGIO AMAZONAS: BEST FOR FAMILIES

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. With its wide variety of kid-friendly, adventure-focused, and science activities, Refugio Amazonas is great for nature lovers and families.

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.

Refugio Amazonas: Our top pick for those traveling with children is Refugio Amazonas. Four hours from Puerto Maldonado, this lodge offers the only attraction especially made for kids in the Peruvian Amazon: the Children’s Rainforest Trail. Along with the trail, a special program for teens and a variety of other kid-friendly adventures make Refugio Amazonas one of the best luxury Amazon lodges Peru for families.

TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER: BEST FOR WILDLIFE

TAMBOPATA RESEARCH CENTER: BEST FOR WILDLIFE

Tambopata Research Center is located within the Tambopata National Reserve in front of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park in Madre de Dios PERU, making it one of the most remote lodges in South America! The lodge’s pristine location means that it’s surrounded by the best wildlife the Peruvian Amazon jungle has to offer.

Tambopata Research Center is located four hours upriver from Refugio and almost 8 hours total from Puerto Maldonado.  To get here, you spend one night at Posada Amazonas to break up the journey on the way. The 18-room lodge is the smallest of the three lodges and was built over 20 years ago, although it was rebuilt only 5 years ago.  You definitely feel like you are very deep within the jungle and the density of wildlife here is significantly more than the other two lodges.  This also serves as a research center for macaws and the nearby clay lick, one of the largest known macaw clay licks in the world.  It is also the only rainforest lodge located within the Tambopata National Reserve itself.

Tambopata Research Center gives guests the best opportunity of viewing wildlife.  In the few days there, you will see significantly more species of animals and visiting the nearby macaw clay lick  of  Colorado and Chuncho Clay licks, will be one of the most impressive experiences in your life.

The lodge features 300 meters (almost 1000 feet) of elevated walkways! These walkways are located in the perfect level of the forest — in between the canopy and the floor — where wildlife becomes more active

To begin your rainforest tour, you take a quick plane trip from Lima (1 hour and a half) or Cuzco ( 30 minutes) to the Amazonian city of Puerto Maldonado in Southeastern Peru.

After we meet you at the airport, we’ll take you to our office 5 minutes away to refresh yourself and prepare for the journey to the lodge. After a 1-hour road trip, we will take a tranquil 2 and half-hour boating on the Tambopata River to immerse ourselves in the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve to get to the Tambopata Research Center lodge our most secluded lodge.

To join our free cost departures to the lodge, we suggest arriving before 12:30 hrs. Nevertheless, note that flights are changing constantly, please chat with our specialist to hel

For departure, we recommend taking a flight after 11:30 hrs as you will be back around 10:00 am.

AMAZON VILLA: A PRIVATE BUNGALOW IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

AMAZON VILLA: A PRIVATE BUNGALOW IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

With pristine jungle as the backdrop, a garden barbeque and patio, and privately guided rainforest excursions, the Amazon villa experience is an intimate escape perfect for couples. The private villa is equipped with a king size bed, a personal work space, and an inviting bath tub among other luxuries.

The Amazon Villa, a private bungalow in the Tambopata region of the Amazon, opened in August 2014. This luxury amazon villa, located 15 minutes from the Refugio Amazonas, allows guests to experience the wonders of the rainforest with exclusive services and activities to explore the flora and fauna in privacy.

SEE THE RAINFOREST IN STYLE WITH YOUR PRIVATE AMAZON VILLA

A stay at the Amazon Villa offers a completely customizable experience based on a choice of fifteen activities and excursions each day and a private dining room, where delicious Peruvian meals are served upon request. From the bungalow, guests can relax in one of the most biodiverse regions on earth, spotting wildlife like monkeys and exotic birds from the surrounding gardens.

CREATURE COMFORTS IN THE JUNGLE

The Amazon Villa blends with its jungle surroundings with a natural design that incorporates elements of local architecture and materials. The bungalow has a king size bed, a small desk work-space for a laptop, satellite Internet connection (no Wi-Fi as it is in the depths of the Amazon), a 40 inch flat screen TV and electricity 24/7. There is a spacious bathroom with hot water and a tub for a refreshing bath after a day exploring in the rainforest in addition to a refrigerator and microwave for guest use. The living room has an open wall with views directly to the rainforest, a dining table with six chairs where meals will be served and a cozy sitting area for relaxing.

ADVENTURES WITH EXPERT AMAZON GUIDING

Guests at the Amazon Villa have complete flexibility during their stay and can choose to have an entirely private experience or may decide to spend some time in the main lodge to meet other travelers, have a drink at the bar or enjoy a meal in the restaurant. It is based entirely on personal preference! This flexibility and personalization is also possible with the daily excursions. There are a selection of fifteen activities that guests in the Amazon Villa can do with their own private guide that include biking, kayaking, swimming in the Amazon River, fishing or a day-long excursion to a remote oxbow lake that is optimal for viewing wildlife!

Other activities include canopy climbing, stargazing from a lookout, paddle boarding, a visit to an ethnobotanical farm, a picnic at the Villa, jungle night walks, visits to macaw and parrot claylicks and even a rainforest craft workshop to learn how to use materials from the jungle to make baskets and jewelry. The options continue, but the point is that guests staying in the Amazon Villa can customize an itinerary for their experience in the rainforest based on their interests. Alternatively, the lodge staff can design an itinerary for guests with their recommendations.

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE AMAZON VILLA RETREAT

The Amazon Villa is for anyone looking for an exclusive retreat in the Peruvian rainforest, but it is especially ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, for families who want more space to feel “at home” in the rainforest, for writers and painters looking for a quiet and inspiring environment to stimulate their creativity and for anyone in need of peace and privacy, including those who need to get work done while traveling!

INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA: MOST LUXURIOUS

INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA: MOST LUXURIOUS

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica: This lodge offers the most plush accommodation and facilities in  Tambopata Amazon jungle of Peru’s rainforest, only a 45 minute motorboat ride from the city of Puerto Maldonado. Visitors to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica weigh the ease of access and creature comforts of the lodge against limited wildlife viewings. There are a la carte experiences and meals, allowing guests to treat themselves to rustic elegance in the jungle.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is the swishest Amazon lodge getaway in Peru. A total of 35 rustic-chic wooden cabins are tucked away in a private ecological reserve on the banks of the Madre de Rios River, adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Sitting in Peru’s southern rainforest, this area is the biodiversity capital of the country. A la carte guided excursions will see you traverse a tree-top canopy walkway, spot night-time jungle critters, cruise the river to catch a glimpse of caiman and hike wooden walkways through ancient trees and wetlands. When not exploring, sink into a hammock in your cabin, indulge at the spa, learn to make an exotic pisco cocktail or dine on creative creations in the table-service restaurant at this rainforest retreat.

A highly aaccessible pristine setting, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica’s easy-to-reach location is a real advantage for those looking to visit the jungle with relatively little effort or travel time. There are short direct flights from Lima and Cusco to the gateway city of Puerto Maldonado. After just a 10-minute drive to the Jetty and a 45 minute boat ride along the river, you arrive at the plush eco-luxe lodge and enter a magical natural world.

 

While the general wildlife watching rule is that the further away from civilization the better, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica strikes a balance between providing an aunthentic jungle experience and luxury in the rainforest. If serious wildlife watching is your overriding motive to travel and you have the time, we’d suggest you head deeper into the jungle and stay at Tambopata Research Center. But if you’re looking for creature comforts for a very comfortable stay with the rainforest on your doorstep, then Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is an ideal base. It has the feel of a lodge-meets-intimate-resort deep in the rainforest and will suit couples and families alike. With an impressive 540 bird species inventoried in the hotel grounds, you’re still going to get the chance to see a wide array of flora and fauna during your stay.

LUXURY WOODEN CABINS

The eco-friendly lodge has a cluster of thatch-roof cabins including four suites. These all provide a screened porch and hammocks, ceiling fans, hot showers, low-impact electricity, eco-friendly organic bath products and plush robes to keep you comfortable within this natural environment. Although this isn’t a hyper-deluxe safari-style five-star+ lodge, it’s the smartest in all of Peru and ensures a truly comfortable stay in the picture-perfect rainforest.

SUPERIOR

Twin beds in the simple but stylish superior cabin have a canopy mosquito net, kitted-out with 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Premium details include plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers. The en-suite bathroom has a hot-water shower, large towels and ecologically-friendly toiletries. In between excursions, take a siesta in your hammock. The cabin has umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps, a central ceiling fan and electric outlet.

SUPERIOR RIO

Like the Superior room the Superior cabins are similarly equipped with the same creature comforts, with the added bonus of views of the Madre de Dios River.

AMAZONICA SUITE

The roomy-Amazonica Suite is 60m. sq (647 ft), ample space for one King bed or twin beds with a canopy mosquito net. The generously proportioned en-suite bathroom has a hot shower and double basis.

TAMBOPATA SUITE

The largest room at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, the Tambopata suite is a spacious 78m.sq (840 sq-ft). It boasts a private covered terrace with plunge pool, sunloungers and outdoor shower across the four integrated areas.

CANOPY TREEHOUSE

If you feel like embracing the jungle and escaping civilization entirely, then spend a unique and memorable night in in a tree-house (perfectly suitable for adults!). Built on a private platform some 22m (73ft) above the jungle floor adjoining the canopy walkway, this is a truly remarkable view point. Enjoy dinner closer to the stars, walk along the canopy at nightfall and listen to the sounds of wildlife at night.

JUNGLE EXCURSIONS

Nestled in a 17,000 hectare (42,008 acre) private ecological reserve, just step outside the comfort of your cabin and you’ll get up-close with the local wildlife. A wide range of a la carte excursions will take you birdwatching and on boat cruises, discovering the biodiversity of the Amazon by day and night. A highlight of any stay is the jungle canopy walkway with two tall towers and seven hanging bridges – you can stroll for more than 1/4 mil suspended some 30 meters (98 feet) above the ground. This unique vantage point affords fantastic views of the rainforest canopy. You might also like to venture to the Butterfly House for an  interactive look at a menagerie of butterfly species that make up some of the 3,700 identified species solely in Peru. You can track footprints after dark with the ‘Rainforest by Night trek’ to seek out frogs, spiders and snakes that come alive by night, or take a boat trip to Lake Sandoval.

SPA

The lodge has its own on-site spa where you can indulge in the likes of an Amazon Purification Treatment, Cold Stone Massage or one of the other relaxing spa treatments offered by ENA Spa, which utilizes 100% natural, local botanical extracts.

INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN: EASIEST TO GET TO AMAZON RAINFOREST

INKATERRA HACIENDA CONCEPCIÓN: EASIEST TO GET TO AMAZON RAINFOREST

Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción: A sister property of Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Hacienda Concepción offers a similar level of comfort and eco-luxury making it the best lodge for travelers looking to get a taste of the Amazon without traveling too deep into the jungle. It is built on land that was once a cacao and rubber plantation and is only a 20 minute boat ride from Puerto Maldonado. Hacienda Concepción offers a fixed schedule of activities vs the a la carte excursions at Reserva Amazonica, and the lodge itself feels more naturally integrated into its jungle surroundings.

In the heart of the Amazon jungle lies Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, built on land that was once a cacao and rubber plantation. The family-friendly jungle lodge is located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the banks of the Madre de Dios River, accessible via a scenic 20-minute motorised boat ride from Puerto Maldonado.

Guests can stay in one of the 6  rooms in the main building or one of 19 individual private cabins with thatched roofs, all of which offer two twin or one king bed, hypoallergenic bedding, bathrobes and natural essence toiletries, warm water showers and ceiling fans for guest comfort.

Fresh, tasty meals are served buffet style in the main house featuring organic ingedients and native flavours. In an effort to minimise its impact on the environment, electricity is limited at the lodge, but lanterns and candles are provided at night, creating a more natural ambiance that will not disturb the surrounding wildlife.

Guests can take advantage of the excursions offered by the eco centre, taking in the lush nature that surrounds the lodge. Excursions are on a shared ‘join-in’ basis, and follow a schedule.

Cachuela & Inland Collpa Clay Lick Excursions

After an early breakfast, take a short trip by motorised canoe along the Madre de Dios River to the Cachuela clay lick. This is the perfect chance for bird lovers to spot colorful parrots and parakeets, such as the blue-headed parrot and the cobalt-winged parakeet among other tropical parrots in the family psittacidae. Learn about the importance and benefits of the activity at a clay lick, while enjoying this bird watching experience.

Lake Sandoval Excursion

New experiences are ahead with a long trek through terra firma rainforest into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman, and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche.

Hidden Rainforest Excursion

At night get ready for an adventure in which you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and explore this hidden world.

INKATERRA GUIDES FIELD STATION: THE REAL AMAZON EXPERIENCE

INKATERRA GUIDES FIELD STATION: THE REAL AMAZON EXPERIENCE

An enriching experience for natural lovers, researchers, students and volunteers, Inkaterra Guides Field Station invites all guests to explore the Peruvian Amazon through interactive excursions, inspired by conservation initiatives managed by Inkaterra Asociación within the megadiverse rainforest.

The Tambopata National Reserve is one of the last easily accessible virgin tropical rainforests in the world. The Reserve, a 274,690-hectare area (678,774-acre), offers a wealth of biodiversity, as well as magnificent natural landscapes. Puerto Maldonado, known as the “Capital of Biodiversity,” is the largest city of the Tambopata region. Overlooking the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers, Puerto Maldonado is 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level, 650 km (404 miles) from Cusco, and 15 km (9 miles) upriver from the Inkaterra lodge.

Puerto Maldonado, in the Southern Peruvian rainforest near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders,  is the gateway to one of the world’s most remote and extraordinary tropical environments. Your journey will take you to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve,where you will experience magnificent beauty in the sounds, scents, colors and solitude of the rainforest.

You will find yourself surrounded by a vast environment, connecting with nature in an entirely new way. As this may be your first rainforest experience, we have prepared a guide to help you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Please take time to review it to enjoy an amazing Amazon experience.

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