Fodor's Expert Review Refugio Amazonas

Tambopata River, 3½ hrs by bus and boat south of Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru

One of three lodges on the Tambopata River run by Rainforest Expeditions, the refugio lies within a 200-hectare (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 airy bar-and-restaurant has Wi-Fi and electricity at night. Kerosene lanterns light the rest of the lodge, though superior rooms also have electricity fat night. The Amazon Villa is the nicest room in this region. Activities include rain forest hikes, an observation tower, and kayaking.

PROS

  • surrounded by wilderness
  • family-friendly
  • sustainable tourism

CONS

  • no window screens and some rooms have curtain doors
  • noise audible from other rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenFamily
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

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

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms, 1 villa
Rate Includes: All meals

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