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The Posada Amazonas Lodge

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 15-03-2022

Posada Amazonas Lodge can be found in the Ese-Eja’s communal reserve, next to the Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon basin of Peru. Found in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, Posada Amazonas lodge connects you to the natural and cultural wonders of the Tambopata rainforest.
The lodge is located just two hours from Puerto Maldonado inside the indigenous Community of Infierno. Posada Amazonas offers a unique set of activities ample opportunities to observe wildlife and to discover ancient indigenous heritage where travellers can choose letting create your own personal adventure.

Tambopata river

Posada Amazonas is perfect for a taster of what the Amazon offers as a desti nation and the perfect introduction to the Amazon’s natural wonders. Posada Amazonas offers excellent opportunities to see wildlife such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, parrots and macaws.The lodge is also home to a family of giant river otters.

Giant river otter

While there's plenty of adventure as you explore the rainforest, there are plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax, as you lounge in a locally-made hammock or enjoy an Amazonian massage.

When you're feeling more energetic, check out the exclusive boutique filled with artisan goods, and the Ronsoco Bar, featuring rainforest-inspired cocktails alongside Peruvian classics such as the Pisco Sour.

All rooms have an authentic Ese-Eja décor which has been crafted by artists from the local community of Infierno. All rooms feature private bathrooms with access to hot water showers. The rooms also feature an open veranda to maximize the experience with the tropical rainforest.

Lodge room

Reasons to visit:

Posada Amazonas Lodge Canopy Tower

Canopy Tower - Our 30-metre canopy tower gives you spectacular views of the vast expanses of the rainforest. There is a high probability of spotting toucans, parrots and macaws, among other bird species.

Imagine the view!

Ñape Ethnobotanical Centre

You will visit Centro Ñape, a traditional community clinic, where the shaman or his assistant will take you on a unique tour to explain the uses of the many medicinal plants found here.
Lake visit
Paddle around the Lake Tres Chimbadas on a wooden lancha, looking for the resident family of Giant River Otters, and wildlife such as hoatzin, caiman or horned screamers.

Ox bow lake

Farm Visit 

Visit a working jungle farm to learn about local agriculture and life. You can sample exotic tropical fruits including the source of chocolate and lesser-known relatives of the tomato.

Natural Construction Rooms 

The bedrooms open out onto the surrounding rainforest, allowing you to enjoy this diverse ecosystem even during downtime, with wild animals, including monkeys, often visible from the lodge.


Community Owned 

Posada Amazonas is owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno and managed in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions who employ people from the local community.


Community of Infierno

Why is Posada Amazonas a successful Eco-community project?

Posada Amazonas is one of the three Amazon jungle lodges built by Rainforest Expeditions, a Peruvian ecotourism company. Posada Amazonas is a joint venture between Rainforest Expeditions and the Native Community of Infierno, who have joined forces to create work for the local community and offer a top end rainforest service.  Since 2001, the project benefits the local community both in terms of economic development and environmental protection. As the closest lodge to Puerto Maldonado, Posada Amazonas is easily accessible, yet offers excellent wildlife spotting activities.

Jaguar territory

Posada Amazonas’s success comes mainly from cooperation between the native community and a private company. The Infierno community and Rainforest Expeditions have common interests in developing ecotourism. The community wants to use their land sustainably and with minimal environmental impact, which helps them improve their livelihood and protect the environment in which they live. At the same time, Rainforest Expeditions, as an ecotourism company, aims to transfer the rainforest’s natural value into a business product using its business strategies and experience in running exclusive eco lodges. 

This tree is this big!

From the outset, the company and community agreed on a 40-60 % benefit-sharing plan. The lodge brings job opportunities and helps local people improve their livelihoods to a great degree. For example, the guides working in the lodges earn $6000-$8000 USD per year, making them among the wealthiest members of their community. In addition, joint decision-making is an important feature of the partnership.

macaw on a claylick 

Posada Amazonas provides excellent services on the basis on customer knowledge and understanding customers’ needs. Rainforest Expeditions accumulated visitors’ feedback when operating their sister lodge, The Tambopata Research Centre before starting Posada Amazonas. It learned from its guests that contact with the jungle is a big attraction. As a result, one of the signature features of today’s Posada Amazonas is only three walls with the fourth directly open to the forest. Although this openness is a big challenge in terms of keeping the rooms clean, the lodge still generally remains insect free however and are equipped with mosquito nets. The lodge also provides excellent Peruvian food often fused with Asian flavours.

Friendly tarantula

In summary, Posada Amazonas is an excellent ecotourism business because Rainforest Expeditions and the Ese’Eja native community seek to minimize destruction of the jungle, contribute in a sustainable manner to the local community and local economy, as well as offering a high-class customer service in the middle of the Amazon, so it is a win-win situation!

Amazon sunset