Located in a 200-hectare private reserve within the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve; Refugio Amazonas is a charming lodge, 4 hours from the Puerto Maldonado. Ideal for soft adventurers and families, it has a rainforest trail designed especially for children. Especially noteworthy, this lodge is partnering with local families, who sustainably harvest Brazil nuts from the surrounding rainforest, to ensure that they share in the benefits of ecotourism.
Spend the next 3 days experiencing a mixture of river life, jungle hiking, birding and animal-spotting. A jungle lodge stay is a way to enjoy the beauty of the Amazon basin with the sounds, smells and sights of the jungle. (B, L, D)