4 Day Refugio Amazonas - Classic Program

Tambopata National reserve is a vast zone and it will welcome us to explore this side of the peruvian jungle by getting on their Refugio Amazonas lodge tour 4 days.

The Refugio Amazonas lodge tour, will takes us to soft adventures and science within the jungle. The Refugio Amazonas lodge has an extraordinary location within Tambopata and its 4 days tour will helps us to identify the importance of Brazil nuts for the conservation of the rainforest.  the numerous parrots over a clay lick and get an extraordinary view of the rainforest by doing canopy from our tower. At Refugio Amazonas, guests have the chance to interact alongside researchers in the rainforest and participate in evening lectures of conservation projects in this region.

The Refugio Amazonas lodge tour, is awaiting for you to  live an extraordinary time in the peruvian jungle.

4 Day Refugio Amazonas - Classic Program
USD 611
Price per person
4 days


Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1

    Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata River - Refugio Amazonas

  • DAY 2

    Oxbow Lake - Canopy - Farm Visit

  • DAY 3

    Parrot Clay Lick - Brazil Nut Trail

  • DAY 4

    Transfer Out - Pto. Maldonado

  • Itinerary

    DAY 1 : Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata River - Refugio Amazonas

    At your arrival to Puerto Maldonado airport one of our representatives will welcome you and drive you to our headquarters.  We will organise your travel boat trip to our lodge in the jungle but before that you need to take the necessary stuff with you and travel light.  You can leave any luggage in our safe deposit and collect this in at your return. This helps us keep the boats and cargo light.


    Once we are ready, we will leave our office and skirting Puerto Maldonado, and drive 20 kilometers to the Tambopata River Port.  We will be entering the Native Community of Infierno and before taking our boat ride, we will get here some snack.


    We are finally starting our Refugio Amazonas lodge tour 4 days, and we will be exploring a fraction of this amazing territory, which are the lungs of the planet.  We will be travelling for around two and half hours on a boat ride from the Tambopata Port to Refugio Amazonas which is one side of the forest private reserve and near the National Tambopata Reserve too.

    Upon arrival to Refugio Amazonas, the lodge manager, will welcome you and take care of you with important information security tips during your staying in the jungle of this Refugio Amazonas lodge tour especially in regards safety.

    Most of the staff working at the Refugio Amazonas lodge have different professional backgrounds, there are biologists, tourism professionals in conservation, or local community members experts on keeping the forest clean. We assign one guide, (all of them are speaking English, unless otherwise requested other language) for a group of  ten people and unless is smaller than ten people will be merged with other groups to reach the total. If you would like a private guide with specific requirements please let us know.

    After dinner time, we will be out at the river's edge at night, scanning the shores with headlamps to find some wildlife as they are more active at night.  We might catch the attention of red gleams of reflection from caiman eyes at the river bank. Our purposes is not disturbed the animals instead, we will observe them quietly and get the most of this wildlife experience of been in open nature.

    Overnight: Puerto Maldonado at Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

    DAY 2 : Oxbow Lake - Canopy - Farm Visit

    After Breakfast, our  Refugio Amazonas lodge tour 4 days, will be at the ‘Oxbow Lake’ to watch some wildlife animals.  The lake, is thirty minutes by boat and forty five minutes hiking from Posada Amazonas.

    Once we get to the Oxbow Lake, some safety measures will be given and there you go, you will get onto a paddle boat.  You will be paddling around the lake in a catamaran, searching for the resident family of nine giant river otters (seen by 60% of our lake visitors) and other lakeside wildlife such as caiman, hoatzin and horned screamers.  Otters are most active from dawn to 8 or 9 AM.

    Another activities on your  Refugio Amazonas lodge tour, are visiting the Canopy tower close to the lodge, or visit a nearby local farm.   The canopy tower, a banister staircase running through the middle provides safe access to the platforms above. From the top, you get a spectacular views of the vast standing forest cut by the Tambopata River winding through the middle and the views of diverse birds species passing by the trees.

    The local farm is owned and managed by charismatic local from the neighbouring community of Condenado. He grows a variety of plants, trees and unknown Amazon crops thats serves a unique curative purpose.

    On our Refugio Amazonas lodge tour we can also experience the Ethnobotanical tour, a twenty minute boat drive downriver leads you to a trail designed by the staff of the Centro Ñape. The Centro Ñape is a communal organization that produces medicines out of forest plants and administers them to patients who choose their little clinic.  We will learn about some medicinal plants such as: Ajo-Sacha, Yuca de Venado, Uña de Gato (cancer curative), Charcot-Sacha, Para-Para, among several others. The staff will be kind in explaining us the different medicinal uses of selected plants.

    The nightly lectures prepared by the staff of Refugio Amazonas cover conservation threats, opportunities and projects in the Tambopata National Reserve.

    Overnight: Puerto Maldonado at Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

    DAY 3 : Parrot Clay Lick - Brazil Nut Trail

    Today we will carry on with a numerous of activities of our Refugio Amazonas lodge tour.

    We leave Refugio Amazonas lodge for a boat ride, to a blind located spot.  At about twenty meters away, you will see dozens of parrots and parakeets descend on most clear mornings to ingest the clay on a river bank.  A huge variety of species such as Mealy and Yellow- headed Amazon, Blue-headed Parrot and Dusky headed Parakeet descend at this clay lick. The clay lick is active at dawn during the late mornings and mid-afternoons.

    During  Refugio Amazonas lodge tour.  there will be a hiking activity to get more views of the rainforest. The lodge excellent location, allow us to do a hiking nearby and get to see a beautiful old growth patch of Brazil Nut forest.  The Brazil nut, has been harvested for decades (if not centuries), where the precarious remains of a camp used two months out of the year by Brazil Nut gatherers can still be experienced. We will be demonstrating the whole process of the rainforests only sustainably harvested product from collection, transportation to drying.

    Our next activity for this the  Refugio Amazonas lodge tour, will be the Mammal Clay Lick.  Close by the Refugio Amazonas, is a peccary clay lick, these wild rain forest pigs show up in herds of five to twenty individuals to eat clay during the late morning. Chances of spotting them are around 15% but well worth the short hike. Other wildlife also show up including deer, guan and parakeets.

    Finally, our  Refugio Amazonas lodge tour,  will give us the option of hiking out at night, when most of the mammals are active but difficult to see. Easier to find are frogs with shapes and sounds rare to be heard.

    Overnight: Puerto Maldonado at Refugio Amazonas Lodge.

    DAY 4 : Transfer Out - Pto. Maldonado

    We do appreciate the time you have given us in joining the Refugio Amazonas lodge tour 4 days. You can pass now your experiences of been in the peruvian jungle to your friends and family.  Also we are looking forward to respond to your comments about our services on the social media.

    Finished your breakfast, you will get transfer by boat from our Refugio Amazonas to Tambopata River Port and after to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters to collect any of your belongings.   

    Once you get to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters a staff member will escort you to the local airport for you to get on your flight back to Cusco (according to your airline schedule).  Have a safe journey.


    Price Includes

    • Specialized bilingual guide and accommodation in our private Paradise Lodge in the cloud forest (2 nights) and a typical lodge (1 night)
    • Private bus transportation
    • Motorized boat with cushioned seats, roof and life jacket
    • All meals indicated on the itinerary:
      B= breakfast,
      L= lunch,
      D= dinner (soup, main dish and dessert),
      BL= box lunch
    • No additional charge for vegetarian diets
    • Drinking water from Cusco
    • Basic first-aid kit
    • Specialized books are available during the trip

    Price Not Includes

    • Single supplement fee
    • (*) Entrance fees to Manu National Park ($75 USD)
    • Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes
    • Personal items and medicines(e.g., gear, clothing, laundry, telephone calls)
    • Tips to local staff (we recommend $8-10 USD per day of service per guide or driver)

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