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45-minute boat transfer from Puerto Maldonado to the Lodge
Reserva Amazonica is located along the river, on a 40 square mile (103.6 square kilometer) private ecological reserve adjacent to the Tambopata National Park. Offering 30 private cabanas, 3 suites, and a unique canopy tree house that sits 90 feet above ground and can accommodate 2, the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica provides comfortable accommodation amidst spectacular scenery. All guestrooms and common areas were built with local materials and high-pitched palm-thatched roofs in local Ese-Eja and Machiguenga native styles. Each room is attractively furnished with log chairs, comfortable beds covered by mosquito netting, and a small porch with 2 hammocks. The rooms have no electricity, but after dinner, guests can return to their cabanas across tree-trunk boardwalks to find the entryways and bathrooms lit with candles and kerosene lamps. Reserva Amazonica is a perfect place to relax and enjoy everything the Amazon Rainforest has to offer.
A 20-minute boat transfer from Puerto Maldonado to the Lodge
The Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion lodge in the diverse Puerto Maldonado area is one of the best value options to be had in the Peruvian Amazon. The lodge is located just adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve and the famous Lake Sandoval, allowing it to provide some of the most thrilling Amazon excursions in Peru. Rooms are basic but spacious, and the charming cabañas offer a sitting area outfitted with relaxing hammocks in which to whittle the days away. Professional and knowledgeable guides are available to lead and educate you every step of the way during your fascinating rainforest excursions, offering you with valuable history and context about the jungle environment and lodge itself.
A 45-minute boat ride from Puerto Maldonado
Posada Amazonas is a comfortable, low profile, 30-bedroom jungle eco-lodge owned jointly by Rainforest Expeditions and the Ese'eja Native Community of Tambopata. Each quaint room features three bamboo-walls that act as mesh nets to allow a refreshing cross-breeze through your private accommodation. The fourth side of the charming room is wide open to provide an amazing view of the Puerto Maldonado tropics and to let guests enjoy the natural wonders of this region unobstructed. Because of its accessibility, opportunities for excellent wildlife observation, and comfortable accommodation, a stay at Posada Amazonas is the ideal introductory nature tour to the Amazonian rainforests.
Approximately 2 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado
The Inotawa Lodge, built by a Swiss-Peruvian family on the border of the Tambopata Candamo Reserve, is considered by its owners to be more than a lodge: “it's a tribute to nature, whose beauty and majesty inspire us to love, respect, and preserve it.” The large and comfortable rooms are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the natural surroundings, and by adapting the traditional native style of construction, they keep visitors in permanent contact with the rainforest.
Approximately 2.5 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado
Opened in 2005, Refugio Amazonas is conveniently located between the Posada Amazonas lodge, and the Tambopata Research Center. Built on a 400 acre (200 hectare) private reserve adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, Refugio Amazonas offers the opportunity to fully experience and enjoy the Amazon environment and wildlife. Built using wood, wild canes, and palm fronds, each room uses thin canes to create a 3-wall enclosure, ensuring privacy but still allowing fresh bouts of tropical air to waft in the rainforest decorated rooms. The fourth wall remains completely open to the lush forest which allows travelers to enjoy the natural beauty of the Peru jungle from up close. Refugio Amazonas blends into the natural surroundings while still offering elements of comfort to create a perfect combination for a tropical Peru vacation.
Approximately 7 hours by boat from Puerto Maldonado
The Tambopata Research Center is a simple but comfortable 18 bedroom lodge, built to provide accommodation for researchers and travelers and to protect the adjacent macaw clay lick. It is located in a one-acre clearing in the Tambopata National Reserve, in Peru's southeastern Amazon Basin and only 1,640 feet (500 meters) from the world's largest macaw clay lick. With the combination of its small-scale infrastructure and remote location in the uninhabited wilderness, the Tambopata Research Center is an ideal headquarter for in-depth explorations of the Amazon's nature and wildlife. Designed using traditional native architecture to minimize impact on the environment, it still offers comfortable accommodation. All rooms feature 3 walls made from thin, bamboo-like straws to allow for a cooler night in the beautiful tropics of Peru, while the fourth side has no wall to introduce guests to the natural wonders of this region in a more personal manner.
A 45-minute boat ride from Puerto Maldonado
The Sandoval Lake Lodge is dramatically located on a high bluff overlooking the Lake, within the Tambopata Reserve. The lodge is run through a partnership between Peru Verde, a local conservation organization, and five local Brazil nut-gathering families who aim to protect Sandoval Lake and the surrounding rainforest from development. This lodge is constructed mainly of ecologically-harvested mahogany driftwood from the Manu River.
The lodge actually sits inside the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado. It is ideally located only 1 block from the central plaza and main attractions. The grounds feature raised bungalows built in the traditional architecture to blend in with the natural environment, and a nice swimming pool right on the banks of the Tambopata River. The Wasai Lodge offers guests the best of both worlds: rainforest wilderness and modern comforts.
Tambopata Reserve Zone, Puerto Maldonado
Nestled in the Puerto Maldonado rainforest, the Explorer’s Inn offers the perfect combination of convenient lodging, reasonable pricing, and wildlife sightings. A bird-watchers paradise, the jungle is within hiking distance and home to macaws and several other species, plus peccaries, capybaras, and howler monkeys. These highlights make this lodge the perfect place to stay for those who want an authentic Amazon experience and don’t mind going without a few creature comforts. With no electricity, Internet, or hot water, this lodge is rustic but highly praised for its proximity to wildlife.