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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family of 2 adults and 4 kids loved our time here. Our guide, Robin, showed us so much of the rainforest in the short time we were here. We loved hearing about the flora as well as seeing caiman, piranhas, macaw, a tarantula (!) and so much more. The rooms were so different to anywhere else we have stayed...

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say this is a very unique experience as a globally well travelled mid 60 year old I was expecting this to be a challenge physically but was completely unprepared for the experience which has been well documented in the review by us3345632 Our group travelled in from Lima and if you do you can expect to be...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights, 4 days in Refugio Amazonas. The experience was top-notch right from the time we were picked up from Puerto Maldonado airport. For those, looking to skip this detailed review, you may scroll to the 'tips' section for advice and useful information. For others, read on! Their office in Puerto Maldonado is a short drive (5-10 minutes)...

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New York
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spent 3 nights at this place (and we've spent 3 nights in another jungle lodge in Iquitos, also very remote and similar price point, so we have to review the Refugio according to its peers). We were prepared for the bugs, for the rain, for the heat. What we weren't prepared for was the following: 1) The thing is set...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Refugio Amazonas is 2.5 hours up-river so you know you are "away from it all". The only sounds around you are the sounds of nature - birds, monkeys. The climate is very humid, so no need for windows, just mosquito nets at night. And this adds to the exotic nature of the stay. Other plusses include comfortable beds, rooms located...

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Refugio Amazonas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments, we are happy to read that you enjoyed the Peruvian rainforest with unique wildlife and pristine forests, our staff, services, and our facilities. Best wishes, The Rainforest Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

After the incredible boat trip up the river, where we saw wildlife and birds, we climbed up the bank, and trekking through the jungle we came around a corner to this open space with this enormous, beautiful open structure of REFUGIO. A most welcoming, spectacular sight. We were welcomed and asked to take off our shoes and had the next...

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Refugio Amazonas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy to read your review and see that you enjoyed your time with us. Tambopata is a very special place, and we are glad that you had the chance to visit and and lived the experience! Best wishes, The Rainforest Expeditions Team

Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 21 February 2017

RFE has really done it well with this location! I say to go NOW because the population explosion and gold mining in this area are quickly destroying the entire area. I have been going to Peru twice a year since 2001, the changes are amazing and very few good. This property is so far removed from Puerto Maldonaldo that one...

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Refugio Amazonas, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, and to highlight that this area is unique and needs more awareness. We are glad that you find our properties as your favorite spots in the region. Best, The Rainforest Expeditions Team

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We really are happy about the days we spent in Refugio Amazonas. The experiences in all the daily trips we made were marvelous. The animals we could see because of the good sense of getting them of our guide (sorry I don't remember his name) was impressive. We made together every day the plans for the next trip, depending on...

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Refugio Amazonas, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you enjoyed your daily programs, were able to see the unique wildlife of the region, and had a chance to experience the weather during rainy season which highlights the "rainforest" hues! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Best, The Rainforest Expeditions Team

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent place to explore the Amazon. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was great; it may have been the best food I had on my entire trip in Peru! The Macaw Claylick was breathtaking. Our Guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It was extremely relaxing to just stay in the spectacular lodge as well. The only downside...

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Rainforest E, Guest Relations Manager at Refugio Amazonas, responded to this review

Dear guest, Glad to read that your Amazon experience with us was memorable, and that you were able to enjoy the landscape, wildlife, our facilities and our Peruvian cuisine! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Best wishes, The Rainforest Expeditions Team

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really enjoyed our visit. The lodge was beautiful decorated. The food and bar was great and our Tour guide was the best. Highly recommended its the perfect place to see nature, we were able to see a jaguar and different animals. A time to remember !!

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Dear Guest, So cool that you spotted a Jaguar! Happy to read that you enjoyed your experience in the tropical rainforest of Tambopata! Thank you for leaving us your note. Best wishes, The Rainforest Expeditions Team

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Refugio Amazonas is the latest addition to Rainforest Expeditions Tambopata portfolio. As a charming 32 bedroom lodge, it is well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. Its location is ideal for stand alone three night experiences and for breaking the expeditions to and from Tambopata Research Center. Refugio Amazonas is built on a 200 hectare private reserve on the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. It is becoming integrated to the communities of Brazil nut extractors that surround it, attempting to extend the benefits of ecotourism to the families committed to sustainable forest use. ... more   less 

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Address: Av Aeropuerto | La Joya km 6, Puerto Maldonado 084, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Price Range: $586 - $894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Refugio Amazonas 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Bring ear plugs, you will need them, all rooms are separated by bamboo walls.”
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