- Immersive rainforest experience
- Relatively short hop from Puerto Maldonado
- Cultural village & farm visits, river cruises
- Bird watching from tree canopy, night walks
The Peru Nature Portfolio consists of three eco-friendly lodges located within the Tambopata National Reserve. Of these three, Posada Amazonas is the nearest to Puerto Maldonado, the city which serves as the meeting point for those staying at any one of the three lodges. This lodge's location makes it ideal for travellers who might be a bit short on time with perhaps only a couple of nights for a rainforest stopover. The transfer from the city to the lodge entails a 40-minute drive followed by an upriver ride in a motorised canoe.
There are a total of 30 rooms available in three categories: Superior, Comfort or Suite. All rooms offer plenty of space and are designed to blend in naturally with the lodge’s lush, unspoiled rainforest setting. Plenty of creature comforts include eco-friendly toiletries, a mosquito net, hot water and electrical outlets.
The restaurant serves three meals a day and offers both Peruvian specialties and international favourites, along with plenty of refreshing drinks. Complimentary drinking water is provided round-the-clock; it’s sourced from a nearby spring and is properly purified in order to make it safe for consumption. For those looking to unwind, the lodge offers a number of massage treatments, some of which use various plants sourced from the rainforest.
While staying here, the focus is very much on exploring the Amazon. The line-up of excursions is very broad and diverse, with something for everyone. Walks through the rainforest at night, trips to clay licks, visits to nearby farms where lodge staff cultivate a wide variety of tropical crops and plants, and cruises along the Tambopata River at sunset are all on offer. One of the key excursions is Ese Eja Day when, for an extra fee, guests can visit the local community of Infierno. This traditional Amazonian village is populated by the indigenous Ese Eja people who offer visitors the chance to participate in activities such as fishing using a traditional cane and handicraft demonstrations. Another highlight is a trip up the lodge’s canopy tower, which offers guests the unique opportunity to view the superb birdlife that inhabits the rainforest’s tallest trees.
Families are more than welcome, and while there are no particular child-oriented services or facilities, there is plenty on offer to keep all age groups busy. Due to the lodge’s location in an open rainforest, parents will need to keep a close eye on their children at all times.
- Immersive Amazon experience
- Best for adventurous travellers
- Activities for all ages, great for families
- Mountain biking, cruises, jungle walks
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023