5 Days / 4 Nights
Posada Amazonas is a wonderful jungle lodge located inside the private communal reserve of the Ese Eja Native Community of Infierno. It’s also right next to the Tambopata National Reserve, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Being in a perfect location is not the only thing that the Posada Amazonas Lodge offers. A whole range of excursions are available, with experienced and bilingual jungle guides who can teach you everything about the rainforest. And when you’re not out exploring the rivers and rainforest, you can relax at the beautiful lodge, swinging in your locally-made hammock, getting an Amazonian massage, or drinking rainforest-inspired cocktails in the Ronsoco Bar.
Note: Posada Amazonas has a sister lodge called Refugio Amazonas, also located on the Rio Tambopata and not far from Posada Amazonas. A similar itinerary can be found at both lodges!
Your Amazon adventure begins when we pick you up from the airport in Puerto Maldonado. We’ll then drive for 10 minutes to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters. If you have any luggage that you won’t need during the next few days, you can safely leave it here, which will help keep the boats and cargo light.
We’ll then drive to the Tambopata River Port, entering the native community of Infierno. From here it’s a beautiful 45-minute boat ride to ...
Today we’ll set off to the Three Chimbadas oxbow lake. We’ll board our boat and cruise along the river for 30 minutes, followed by a beautiful 45-minute hike. Once we reach the lake, we can paddle around the lake on a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters! We can’t guarantee that you’ll see them, but around 60% of our visitors get to see these charming creatures. We should also see plenty of other animals, including caiman, hoa...
Today we’ll head to a wonderful parrot clay lick, which is only a 20-minute walk from Posada Amazonas. From a hide located about 20 meters away, you will see dozens of colorful parrots and parakeets as they come to ingest the clay on the river bank, which contains important minerals. Species you can see here include southern mealy parrots, yellow-headed Amazon parrots, blue-headed parrots and dusky-headed parakeets. The clay lick is most active at dawn, during the late mornings ...
After breakfast we’ll set off on a short hike to a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil nut forest. This location has been harvested for decades -- if not centuries – and you can see the remains of a harvesting camp that is used two months a year by Brazil nut gatherers. Here your local guide will explain the entire harvesting and production process of the rainforest's only sustainably harvested product, from collection through transportation to drying.
After breakfast it will be time to make our return journey to Puerto Maldonado. We’ll head back to the Tambopata River Port and then continue on to the city. When we arrive in Puerto Maldonado, we’ll take you to the airport or to your hotel. We hope you enjoyed your wonderful experience at the Posada Amazonas in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest!