After advice from xochitl and other forum posts, we are looking at staying at either Inkaterra Lodge or Possanda Amazonas in the Tambopata area... BUT
Can we choose a tour-guide that is willing to take smaller groups... rather than joining a large group that is maybe very organised and regimental?
Once at these lodges, are you obliged to take whatever tours they offer? Are there even any other options?
Also, how booked up do these places/tours get? Could a group of 5 blokes turn up in mid June and find a decent tour-guide?
We will be booking the lodge (and return flight from Cusco) in the next few days!