Being in South America gives you the perfect opportunity to pay a visit to the Amazon Jungle, a truly amazing experience! From Cusco, Puerto Maldonado is the closest place to go, on about 45 mins flying or an overnight bus. Alongside the river there’s dozens of Eco-lodges that provide stays and trips. You can either go to Puerto Maldonado and check out the offers from the agencies in the center of town, or you can book in advance.
The Lodge we are recommending you is where we’ve stayed ourselves and absolutely LOVED it! Great accommodation, delicious food, perfect service and incredibly nice staff. You could not wish for a better trip.
Posada Amazonas is a 30-bedroom rainforest lodge perfect for your first taste of the Amazon’s natural wonders. Despite being relatively close to Puerto Maldonado, the Posada Amazonas offers ample opportunities to see wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, parrots and macaws. The lodge is also home to a family of giant river otters. Highlights include:
Refugio Amazonas is a 32-bedroom lodge four hours from the Puerto Maldonado airport. It is ideal for science enthusiasts, soft adventurers and families. Refugio Amazonas is located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Highlights include:
Tambopata Research Center is the most remote lodge in the Amazon. There are no humans nearby so sightings of monkeys, macaws and other large species become more frequent. Jaguars are sometimes seen near the river bank! Tambopata Research Center is an excellent headquarters for in depth explorations of Amazonian nature and wildlife because of its remote location in uninhabited wilderness housing stable populations of endangered wildlife, the small scale of its infrastructure and operations and the presence of researchers and naturalist guides. Highlights include: