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Southern Peruvian Amazon, Peru

Posada Amazonas

True wilderness meets community conservation

A rustic jungle lodge with strong local community links

Just getting to Posada Amazonas is an adventure, as you’ll embark on a 45-minute boat journey along the Rio Tambopata to reach its welcoming wooden decks. Once here, you’ll be greeted by the local community who make up much of the staff at the lodge, and shown to your room where swinging hammocks and handmade wooden beds await.

This lodge is a modest retreat, as the greatest pleasures here are beyond the wooden walls: it’s set within a 9,500-hectare rainforest that’s owned and managed by the indigenous Ese Ejja people who have lived here for centuries. Out there in the wilderness lies a thriving ecosystem, with red howler monkeys, jaguars and giant river otters making their homes nearby. 

There are 30 rooms and suites here, each with its own en-suite, and traditional Peruvian dishes are served in the open-air restaurant. The lodge’s greatest feature, though, is its 42-metre-high observation tower with views well above the rainforest canopy, where you can watch birds soaring among the trees or spot monkeys swinging in the branches. 


Observation tower

Local expert guides

Off-grid bedrooms

Kayaking and guided night walks

The impact of your stay:

  • Posada Amazonas, an initiative of the Native community of Ese Eja de Infierno, is located in the biodiverse Tambopata River region of Madre de Dios. This social impact project addresses threats like agriculture, illegal logging, and habitat loss. In a groundbreaking partnership, the community receives 75% of profits from the sustainable tourism business, contributing to the conservation of the 9,500-hectare reserve and protecting endangered species like the Amazonian turtle, caiman, macaw, and giant river otter.
  • Posada Amazonas’ menu, crafted over two years by renowned Peruvian chef Dennys Yupanqui, highlights Peru’s rich biodiversity with a localised supply chain. Close relationships with local small-holder farmers practising sustainable agriculture contribute to Amazon conservation. The result is a unique seasonal menu featuring Amazonian classics for guests to savour.
  • Over two decades, the community project has garnered over 30 million soles (approximately 8 million dollars) and trained 200 individuals. It prioritises hiring local personnel and emphasises purchasing local products. The lodge, built in the traditional Amazon style with palms and local woods, showcases unique wooden carvings handcrafted by community members, each with a special story.
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