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Refugio Amazonas

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#1 of 12 hotels in Puerto Maldonado
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Refugio Amazonas is 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 into the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families committed to sustainable forest use. At Refugio Amazonas, all our guest can choose from a wide variety of excursions and activities including soft adventure, nature hikes and cool science.
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Av Aeropuerto La Joya km 6, Puerto Maldonado 084 Peru
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We stayed 3 nights at Refugio Amazonas and had a great time, seeing some amazing bird life and animals. The staff were all friendly and more than competent. All in all we had a great time and were lucky enough to see Macaws at the clay lick.
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My husband and I stopped for a couple of nights at Refugio Amazonas before going on to the Tambopata Research Center. Since the trip upriver to TRC is so long, the trio of lodges requires at least a one-night stay at Refugio. We opted for two, since we were there to go birding and wanted a couple of days in one location before moving on, especially since Refugio Amazonas offered a canopy tower. Our dedicated birding guide was Jair (pronounced Ya-eer) and we couldn't have asked for a better one. As for the lodge, I think the only negative I can write about is the looooong stairway up to the trail leading to the lodge. Be prepared for a long climb when your boat finally reaches the shore. I just took my time going up and nobody rushed me. When you finally arrive at Refugio's main building, there are fresh glasses of juice and nice cold, wet rags while you receive your orientation. The room was amazing, affording a great experience of being open to the atmosphere of the rainforest while sleeping in comfort under the mosquito nets, which the staff lowered each night and raised each morning. The three meals a day were varied and delicious. The staff was accommodating. And it was nice to end each day with one or the other version of Pisco Sours (there were several options of infused Pisco). Even though the lodge might seem pricey, when you consider everything you get for the money (transportation, luggage storage if needed, guides, all meals, etc.), I believe it's a pretty good deal.
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Response from Gabriela O, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Refugio Amazonas
Responded Dec 27, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your detailed review about your stay at Refugio Amazonas. We are glad to read that you enjoyed most of your activities and accommodations except for the stairway at the entrance - the lodge is located in a terra firme forest to avoid floodings- which as you mentioned you can take it at your own pace. Happy to read that you had a good birding experience led by Jair. Best wishes, The Rainforest Expeditions Team
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It was short with four nights but really only two days there. the staff were wonderful and the room very comfortable and beautiful we perhaps didn’t see the wildlife we expected but nevertheless it was a great experience
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Beautiful property, very comfortable, room and bed. Unique sleeping within a building but open air. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The place was very clean. The food was really good. We were educated about local wildlife. Just the best.
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The retreat is excellent facilities with great service staff. They go above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy. I highly recommend it and would of course go back provided the chance. Highly recommended.
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refugio amazonas hotel puerto maldonado
PeruMadre de Dios RegionPuerto Maldonado
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