This small group adventure holiday is delivered by our partners on the ground in Peru.
The focus of this experience is on an active exploration of the Amazon.
You can also do basically the same trip but without the adventure activities so do contact us for details if you like the sound of the surroundings but not necessarily the activities.
None of the activities requires previous experience. You should know how to ride a bike of course.
In general you will find that activities happen early and late in the day with long period around lunchtime dedicated to relaxation in hammocks, reading, playing chess or backgammon.
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well placed immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. I
t is located in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve.
Rooms are set along four walkways so rows of 8 rooms sit together. Walls are made of sticks effectively so air can pass through.
The wall facing the jungle isn’t there – just a balustrade.
The interior walls do not meet the high roof – again to allow air to flow along the length of the building.
In short it is very much a work of traditional architecture which is very well suited to this environment.
There isn’t much in the way of noise privacy. Beds are very comfortable.
At night staff tuck in mosquito nets to make sure you have a good nights’ sleep.
The complex only has power at certain times of day, at night everything is lit by paraffin lamps which are extinguished at bedtime.
Not really sure when that is but it’s usually pitch black by about 6pm so lights out is probably at about 9pm.
Rooms do have en suite bathrooms with flush loos and showers. Water tends to be tepid/warm which is what you want in the hot jungle.
The central building at the Refugio is a really quite impressive two storey thatched, open sided platform.
There is a bar in the middle and the restaurant.
The Tambopata Research Center is very similar to the Refugio in the style of room and concept though it is a little more basic, as you would expect being so remote.
Rooms do not have en suite bathrooms but instead there is a walkway at the end of the lodge complex with six bathrooms.
The style of these bathrooms is pretty much identical to those in the Refugio Amazonas.
The bathrooms are kept very clean so in fact many people prefer to have the loos not en suite.
There are macaws in the trees surrounding the lodge. In fact there are usually macaws in the eaves of the building.
In fact you may find one on your shoulder at breakfast!
The guides you will meet are biologists, tourism professionals, or community members.
Unless noted otherwise, our guides speak English. We assign guides at 6:1 ratio in Tambopata Research Center.
This means groups smaller than 6 people will be merged with other groups under one guide.
When should I go?
The lowland rainforests of Tambopata lie far enough south of the Equator to provide a cooler, drier winter season between May and October.
The general weather conditions, are warm and humid. In Tambopata the average daytime high temperature is between 24° and 31°c and the average nighttime low is between 20° and 24°c.
Nevertheless between May and September, cold fronts from Argentina can sweep into southwestern Amazonia and push daytime highs down to 9°c and the nighttime lows to 5°c.
Thus, during that season always be potentially prepared for cold and drizzle.
During the rainy months of November through April, always be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days.
Around 80% of the annual average 3,000 mm rainfall occurs during this season.
What makes this trip different?
This experience is about providing an overview of life in the Amazon rainforest.
Stay three nights within the Tambopata National Reserve to explore a variety of habitats around the Tambopata Research Center. Different habitats means different kinds of flora and fauna.
Not to forget the largest known macaw claylick lies less than a kilometre from the lodge.
This 6 days holiday trip in Peru Amazon has been chosen for the quality of wildlife, the guides and the location.
The lodges chosen by the Pura team are comfortable without being ‘fancy’.
Your holiday is carefully paced to allow you time both to stretch yourselves and just to relax and enjoy time in this absolutely fascinating place.
As you already know, Pura Aventura is dedicated to safe and responsible travel. The links below provide useful content and more information about Peru. Please call us of any special requirements on 01273 676 712.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides useful travel advices on Peru.
BBC News provides useful information about Peru. Read more about it.
Official Government website
Find out more about Peru, by visiting its official governement website.
Prepare your holiday
Before you go on your holiday to Peru, please ensure you have the correct vaccinations. Check out the NHS website for advices and visit your GP or a travel clinic.
For the latest information on the Peruvian Nuevo Sol currency, visit the ICE website.
To know the forecast in Peru, visit wunderground.
Pura’s Amazon shop
Find out our own Peru selection in Amazon.co.uk for a wide range of travel essentials, such as books, gadgets, clothing, etc. in preparation for your upcoming holiday.
If you are leaving from the UK, and want to be easy in your mind before you leave, book your train ticket or airport hotel now.
Subscribe to Pura's YouTube channel and get our video last updates!
Flickr & Pinterest