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Refugio Amazonas
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   3 hours by boat from the nearest town, Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado 084, Peru   |  
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“Worthwhile experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our stay in the Amazon was at the beginning of our trip to Peru. Frankly this one one of the most eye opening experiences of our lives. The accommodation were basic and charming at the same time. The open air feeling was remarkable. Food was with a local flavouring and emphasis on traditional, we found however the food was never really hot, which seemed to be a commonality in all of Peru.
In discussion with others who have visited the amazon in Ecuador and Brazil this is better preserved and the opportunities afforded much greater.
Our guide, Yuri was truly exceptional and knowledgable and provided our small group a life remembering experience

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Our stay in the amazon was at the end of a 3 week trip through Peru and it was a fantastic end of a wonderful time in this lovely country. The rooms were clean and surprising - with no outside windows/walls and no real doors, you really felt like literally being right in the middle of the jungle! Sleeping to the sounds of the birds etc was a wonderful experience I wouldn't like to miss. The food was great and we really weren't left hungry! The staff were lovely and courteous and I liked the fact that the lodge was eco-friendly and really lived that fact, no pretension. The boat trip to the lodge was an experience in itself with lots of flora and fauna to be seen. Our night trek was my personal highlight here! Definitely would recommend this lodge to anyone!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The staff could not do enough to help! The food was very good and "special diets" accommodated for exceptionally well. Although the rooms are basic, they are clean and comfortable, what more could you expect in the middle of the jungle ! An experience never to be forgotten.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Milford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We stayed here during a four-day trip to the Amazon Jungle. Having arrived in Lima and stayed also in Cusco, this was a REAL surprise. A three hour journey in a small wooden boat with outboard motor up river was a genuine surprise to those used to creature comforts, and we honestly expected something pretty basic. Not at all. Refugio Amazonas is a beautiful wooden hotel in the middle of the Jungle and, far from roughing it you are treated REALLY well.
The place itself is a really beautiful wooden and Bamboo structure and the impression on arrival is....Wow!
The hospitality, food and drink is really great, considering that this place is miles from anywhere in the Jungle.

You are really unlikely to have experienced anything like this before.....Enjoy!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Excellent lodge with great food, and fantastic guides--you will be glad you stayed here! This is so much more than I expected in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest! Very organized and well managed. Would recommend this lodge to anyone!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The best adventure we had.An amazing experience by the jungle.The staff was very good the food very nice and interesting in this conditions.We received special treatment from the staff because our food demands thank you for that.I think this one of the best places to visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is different to most places I have visited. The actual building is amazing, all made of wood, and the rooms... Well, what surprised me most was that they had no outer walls!! So you are in direct contact with the forest and all its sounds, amazing! The bathroom is another surprise... The guides were good, and the walks very pleasant, if you like nature and wildlife. Have a look at the pictures to get an idea.
Make sure the wellington boots you use don't have a crack like mine did!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3 hours by boat from the nearest town, Puerto Maldonado, Puerto Maldonado 084, Peru
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Location: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Specialty lodging in Puerto Maldonado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Refugio Amazonas 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refugio Amazonas is the latest addition to Rainforest Expeditions Tambopata portfolio. As a charming 32 bedroom lodge, it is well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Its location is ideal for stand alone three night experiences and for breaking the expeditions to and from Tambopata Research Center. Refugio Amazonas is built on a 200 hectare private reserve on the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is becoming integrated to the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families committed to sustainable forest use. ... more   less 
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