If you want to feel as if you're staying deep in the rainforest and close to the elements but in the relative safety of an organised tourist location, then this is the place for you! The lodge is absolutely superb - very hard to improve.
The bedrooms are nicely designed with one wall open to the rainforeat so that you feel close to nature. The facilities are basic but adequate - nice to see that tourists aren't pampered too much. The bamboo walls, beds with mosquito nets, cold showers and candles all add to the experience.
The food quality and flavour varies greatly from day to day but again, what do you expect when staying close to the elements? The bar area is comfortable with a good range of drinks, all very welcome at the end of a tiring day.
So, why have I only given a rating of two stars I hear you ask? The activities are poor.
The information given on the various treks to salt licks etc lead you to believe that the walks will be relatively short, interesting and enjoyable with the possibilty of seeing fascinating birds and animals. However, on every walk we did, within 20 minutes the leader started to give reasons why we may see very little!!
The walks were dull, with little of interest and all far longer than originally told. Now don't get me wrong, we'd hiked the Inca Trail the previous week, so we didn't find the walks tiring in any way - they were just very dull. Once at the destination, it became clear that the chance of actually seeing any creatures of interest was very low.
I realise that this is not a zoo but having completed various safaries in Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia we are used to leaving with at least a couple of memorable moments.
However, the visit to the local farm and the herbal walk, although a little contrived, were both enjoable and very informtive.
With hindsight, we would have avoided the treks and spent more time just enjoying the location - not really worth the time, effort or money though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Posada Amazonas is a 30 bedroom lodge owned by the Native Community of Infierno and managed with Rainforest Expeditions. Thanks to its accessibility, excellent wildlife observation opportunities, cultural context and comfortable accommodations, Posada Amazonas is ideal for a two night introduction to Tambopata's rain forests. It is located within the territory of the Infierno Community, built within the 2,000 hectare, private, communal reserve, which in turn is directly adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Posada Amazonas was selected to be among the Best Eco Hotels in 2014 by Gogobot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Amazonas Hotel Tambopata National Reserve
- Posada Amazonas Peru/Tambopata National Reserve