Fodor's Expert Review Refugio Amazonas

Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

One of three lodges on the Tambopata River run by Rainforest Expeditions, the refugio lies within a 500-acre protected forest that is contiguous with the Tambopata National Reserve, so it has plenty of wildlife. Spacious rooms are separated by cane walls, with screenless windows and drapes instead of doors. The romantic Amazon Villa is by far the nicest room in this region. Comfort rooms and above have Wi-Fi, and all have electricity. Activities include visiting a macaw clay lick, hikes, an observation tower, and kayaking.

PROS

  • surrounded by wilderness
  • family friendly
  • sustainable tourism
  • family-friendly
  • family-friendly, with trail geared toward children
  • sustainable tourism including eco-friendly toiletries in all rooms

CONS

  • no screens
  • noise audible from other rooms
  • no window screens and some rooms have curtain doors
  • no window screens
  • noise somewhat audible from other rooms
  • longer boat ride than to Posada

QUICK FACTS

Resort
FamilyGreen
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-719–6422 | 877-231–9251-in U.S. | 01-719–6422-in Peru

HOTEL DETAILS

33 rooms
Rate Includes: All meals

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