Surrounded by a mosaic of waterways and habitats and a working Brazil Nut concession, Refugio Amazonas presents an ideal balance for nature exploration and observations of sustainable forest used by local populations. Refugio Amazonas caters for families with children of all ages. As a charming 32 bedroom lodge, it is well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve.
Refugio Amazonas is built on a 200 hectare private reserve on the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is integrated to the communities of the Brazilian nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families that commit to the sustainable use of the forest within this buffer zone.
The lodge consists of four wings of 8 rooms connected by raised boardwalks to a central, two story, 20 foot tall common area. This area has distinct ambiences serving as lobby, dining room, bar, shop and lounge. This structure is the heart of Refugio’s atmosphere: it provides great canopy views of the surrounding forest – from a hammock … and a whistle away from a drink!
The rooms are 7 x 4 meters so they can comfortably hold three beds, although most are set up for two. The walls dividing each room are built using cane, and extend from the floor to about 2.5 meters height making each room private. The side that looks out to the forest does not have a wall or screening of any kind, acting as a large window facing the forest.
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Refugio Amazonas provides self-serve, three course meals. Meals consist of soup or appetizers, salad, main course, and desserts combining Peruvian and international cuisine. All fresh fruits and salads are thoroughly disinfected before serving. The lodge also provides (at all times) unlimited amounts of boiled, filtered, cooled drinking water, coffee or tea and we fruit juices during the meals. If any visitor has special dietary requirements, the lodge is more than happy to make individual arrangements.
Activites are extensive, and include: the canopy tower, farm visit, brazil nut trail, parrot or mammal clay lick, night walks, night time caiman search, overlook walks, ethnobotanical tours, tambopata national reserve lectures, video presentations, oxbow lake visit, kayaking, fishing, canopy climbing, jungle mountain biking, photography trips, children's rainforest playground, birdwatching, canopy tours, rainforest massage therapy, meditation, energy cleansings, and many more.
Refugio Amazonas has no electricity. Light is provided by numerous kerosene lamps and candles. A generator is turned on once a day to recharge batteries for guests or lodge facilities. At night it is very dark, so we recommend good flashlights.
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