Built from palm fronds, wild cane and clay and part-owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Tambopata, Posada Amazonas offers an outstanding opportunity to truly experience the wildlife of the Amazon.
Connected by raised boardwalks and separated by light cane fencing, each of its 30 open, three-walled rooms boast a jungle-facing side that allows the sounds of the rainforest to flood in each morning. A small wellness centre offers massages and aromatherapy, and a restaurant serves sumptuous buffet meals that hinge on local Peruvian dishes.
Why we like Posada Amazonas
Embedded within 5,000 acres of private reserve that lies adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, Posada Amazonas offers a spectacularly immersive experience in the Amazon Rainforest owing to its open-sided accommodations that face the wildlife-dense jungle.
A unique set of activities provide an abundance of opportunities for discovering ancient indigenous communities, observing wildlife and travelling into the jungle include on walking trails. The 35-metre canopy observation tower boasts exceptional birding opportunities, and excursions are led by expert naturalist guides. During downtime, take a nap in the hammock.
- Wellington boots
- Open-sided rooms
- Amazonian massage
- Artisan boutique
- Rainforest-inspired cocktail bar
- Canopy tower
Their unique and long-lasting partnership with the Ese-Eja community means that most of the lodge's profits are shared among the tribe's households. Relying almost entirely on sustainable local produce and making electricity available only twice daily, Posada Amazonas is a great example of a successful ecotourism model.
Posada Amazonas is set within pristine Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, approximately two hours by road and river from Puerto Maldonado.
Respected publications including National Geographic, BBC Earth and The Huffington Post have written about the projects being carried out at Posada Amazonas.