- 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.
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In short it was a great holiday with very very little to fault. Location on Lopud was perfect for family and accommodation was exactly as you said ‘simple’ clean and comfortable hosted by a wonderful friendly local family ...all 1min walk from the front. Great breakfast that was straight from the garden in part and always abundant.
Our guide Nina was excellent always putting our safety first and adapting the itinerary to suit weather. She was a great host with the two families in our group and went out her way to keep us informed and even take photos to share when we were out on the water.
Transport arrangements were spot on - always there waiting at airport or ferry! Slight confusion that it wasn’t a TourDust sign but that was quickly solved.
Kayaking was a great adventure and a challenge some days but worth it for the stops on other islands and opportunities to swim, dive and explore caves. I suspect it could be a long day if your child is too young or not such a ‘water baby’ as once your in the kayak your in it! It is also a hefty bit of exercise on a two person kayak if the child in front isn’t up for paddling! I was fine except on one or two occasions where it was a bit of a struggle and I had to persuade him to do some more paddling for me.
Finally, your service has been great since we got in touch especially as it was a last minute decision for us to go. The speed in responding to queries on a personal basis and quickly was really great (very unusual these days!)
All in all a great holiday - my 11 year old had a great adventure he will talk about for years! So will I....
murdoch C reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 08 August 2019
We had a fabulous holiday thank you! Everything went very smoothly - accommodation was good, breakfast fantastic! The kayaking was great - really well thought out schedule with plenty of rests and time to relax. Lovely meals out.
Just wanted to add that our guide Nina was excellent. She worked really hard to ensure the whole trip went smoothly and that we were all happy with the pace, including giving the boys plenty of opportunities for jumping in off the cliffs!!
All in all a great trip! And all the admin side of things has been very efficient throughout.
Thank you so much!!
Kate T reviewing Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 05 August 2019
Hi, just back home now as stayed in London last night. It was fab! We loved it! Amazing all round- Thankyou. Best holiday ever!!!
Accommodation great at both places, guides lovely, staff great. We saw more animals than ever expected: giraffes, lion, elephants, water hog, wilder beast, impala, white rhino, crocodiles, hippos in lake Sybia, monkeys in trees at Tonga.
Beach beautiful, but a bit windy, waves v rough but didn’t deter my boys. We snorkeled which was fab but too rough on day we booked to do ocean experience.
My boys swam in all pools!!!
Weather better than we expected!
Must go and do some laundry, but hope that helps?
Nicola B reviewing South Africa Luxury Safari & Beach Holiday on 24 July 2019