4-DAY REFUGIO AMAZONAS LODGE

USD $ 783

Discover an oasis of wildlife and visit a macaw clay lick. Refugio Amazonas is located deep in the tropical jungle, within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, and is ideal for nature lovers and travelers seeking adventure within comfort. Book now and stay at this charming refuge in the middle of a chestnut forest.

Program price per person based on double occupancy in comfort room. Includes excursions and activities, all meals, transfers, and entrance fees. Airfares are not included.

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    4-Day Refugio Amazonas Lodge

    Refugio Amazonas is an ecolodge in the Peruvian Amazon within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve, and it was created to protect the biological diversity of the entire watersheds of the Tavara and the Candamo rivers and most of the watershed of the Tambopata River.

    The lodge features 32 comfortable rooms, each one with open falls facing the Amazon rainforest, where you can discover an oasis of wildlife and awake with jungle sounds in the morning!

    The 4-Day Refugio Amazonas Lodge Tour Package is an adventure that includes a walk amongst the treetops of the rainforest from a canopy tower with wonderful views, a marvelous visit to an ethnobotanical garden, a colorful spectacle of macaws and parrots on a clay lick, a hike along the Brazil Nut Forest, and an exciting jungle night walk, amongst others. Book now and unveil the mysteries of Peru’s rainforest. Your journey to nature awaits!

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    1. DAY 1 Arrival in Puerto Maldonado and Transfer to Refugio Amazonas

      Flight Lima/Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (arriving before 13:00 hours – booked on your own).

      Welcome to Tambopata!
      Arriving in Puerto Maldonado, the capital of Madre de Dios, join the transfer of 1 hour by bus and 1 hour by boat to the lodge. Your first tasting of our Amazonian cuisine will be during the boat trip, while you leave the city behind and enjoy the incredible landscapes during the tour.

      Canopy Tower:
      A half-hour walk from the lodge will take us to the 35-meter-high canopy tower, a staircase with railings will provide us with safe access to the top of the tower, from which we can contemplate the impressive forest of the National Reserve of Tambopata. From the top, it is also possible to see different species of birds such as toucans, macaws, and raptors among other species.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: BL (box lunch), D

    2. DAY 2 Macaw Clay Lick, Lake Condenado and Night Jungle Walk

      Let’s visit a Macaw Clay Lick:
      On most clear mornings of the year, dozens of large macaws and hundreds of parrots congregate on this large river bank in a raucous and colorful spectacle that inspired a National Geographic cover story: the macaw clay licks. Discretely located fifty meters from the cliff, we will observe Green-winged, Scarlet, and Blue-and-gold Macaws and several species of smaller parrots descend to ingest clay. Outings are at dawn when the lick is most active.

      Lake Condenado:
      In the afternoon, you can navigate around Lake Condenado looking for wildlife such as the hoatzin or Shansho, which is said to be a pre-historic bird! Alligators, Martin fishermen among other species, if we are lucky will be able to observe a family of otters that inhabit its waters and are difficult to see. You will be able to discover the difference between the ecosystem of a lake and a river and who knows, maybe you will be rewarded with macaws flying over the treetops.

      Night Walk:
      You will have the option of taking a night walk through the jungle, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds as strange as their natural stories.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    3. DAY 3 Brazil Nut Forest, Medicinal Plants and Night Lecture

      Explore the Brazil Nuts Forest:
      Today you will know the origin of this dried fruit. We will visit a Brazil Nut camp very close to the lodge and you will be able to see the immense chestnut trees where they come from and how the local people harvest them once a year between the months of the rainy season. The chestnut is one of the main sources of income for the local population of Puerto Maldonado, making it one of the sustainable activities with the greatest impact.

      Medicinal Plants Trail:
      The medicinal plants’ trail will take us to know the great variety of plants and trees that the local population has used for years to heal their body and soul, perhaps you have heard of some of them such as Sacha-Ajos, ​​Uña De Gato, Sacha – Charcot, Para-Para, and Ayahuasca, to name a few.

      Night Lecture:
      Researchers from the Wired Amazon Project will tell us through a night lecture about the opportunities and challenges of this project in the Tambopata National Reserve.

      Overnight in Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

      Meals included: B, L, D

    4. DAY 4 Departure from the Amazon jungle

      Our expedition has come to an end. Your visit contributes directly to the Wired Amazon Project and its efforts to preserve and learn about the biodiversity of the Tambopata National Reserve. We will return to the airport for your domestic flight to Lima or Cusco (departing after 11:30 hours – booked on your own).

      Meals included: B

    Legend
    B Breakfast
    S Snack
    L Lunch
    D Dinner
    BL Boxed Lunch

     

    Program Price per Person
    COMFORT – Double occupancy US$ 783
    Single Supplement US$ 237
    AMAZON SUITE – Double occupancy US$ 913
    Single Supplement US$ 325

     

    NOTES:

    If you would like to add other destinations in Peru to your itinerary, please let us know in the Comments Section of the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

     

    • This jungle program in Peru is available every day of the year.
    • The rainy season is from mid-October to mid-March and the heaviest months of rain are January and February.
    • Currently, tours to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest are exempt from local sales taxes (18%).
    • You can add an extension to Machu Picchu, after your jungle program. We recommend you our 4-Day Machu Picchu Tour.
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Lodging accommodation according to the itinerary.
    • Meals according to the itinerary.
    • Guided tours in English in small groups.
    • All tours and intermediate transfers.
    • Park entrance fees to Refugio Amazonas Lodge.
    • Boat rides and safety equipment.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International and domestic flights.
    • Visas required for entry.
    • Airport Taxes.
    • Drinks.
    • Tips.
    • Processing and wire transfer fees.

    For the arrival, in Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM), please make sure to arrive before 13:00 hrs. You will be at the lodge between 15:00–16:00 hrs.

    For the departure, you will be back in the city at around 10:00 hrs. The boat departs at around 8:00 hrs. If you have a later flight, you can wait at the offices of the lodge until the departure.

    Tambopata is undoubtedly one of the best places to foster a love for nature in the youngest explorers. However, being a remote place, these are our recommendations:

    Children under 3 years old: Due to the weather conditions, location, and orientation of the activities, we do not suggest traveling with children under 3 years of age. The activities are in group service. Private service is available at an additional cost.

    From 3 to 7 years old: For little adventurers, we recommend Posada Amazonas or Refugio Amazonas. These ecolodges have a playground and activities designed for children. Take note that there are some activities that require getting up early.

    From 8 to more: If your child is adventurous and is used to taking walks for more than 1 hour, the Tambopata Research Center is ideal.

    The lodge is run mainly through a generator. Communications are powered by solar energy and LED bulbs are used in public areas at night.

    There is electricity in common areas three times per day: From 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. / from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (referential times). You will find wifi at the lodge. Please note internet connection might vary on weather conditions and the number of guests

    Refugio Amazonas is a charming refuge in the middle of a chestnut forest, with a bar, massage room, and dining room service. With the Tambopata National Reserve behind, this eco-hostel is the headquarters of Wired Amazon—the first citizen science project to turn its guests into citizen scientists.

    The rooms are 45m2 with private bathroom and a window open to the forest, which maximizes contact with nature. Your stay includes three daily meals, teas, coffee, activities guided excursions, welcome drink upon arrival at the lodge, and transfers to and from the airport. Guides for groups of 10 people are assigned.

    Natural spring water is provided 24 hours per day. We advise not to drink the water from the river, lake, or any of the taps. Consumable water can be found throughout the lodge from many dispensers and pitchers, as well as a variety of other beverages available. All the water that the lodge provides is purified with an ozone treatment. We also suggest that you use this water to brush your teeth.

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