Ese ‘Eja de Infierno Native Community

You will have the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of one of the largest native communities in the Peruvian Amazon.

Baawaja Expeditions is a private company owned by the Native Community of Infierno in Tambopata Puerto Maldonado, which was founded at the end of 2008 with the mission to do ecotourism, research and conservation related activities through Tambopata Tours.

Brief History of the Native Community of Infierno

The Infierno Native Community is currently made up of ethnic populations and differentiated indigenous groups, among which we must name the indigenous population of the Ese Eja ethnic group of Peru, settlers of Andean origin, mestizos and riverine people, who have had different patterns of occupation in the area.

When talking about the formation and settlement of each of the ethnic groups of the native community, two historical processes must be recognized: first, the creation of the hamlet of Infierno and second, the creation of the native community and its ethnic groups.

The Community of Infierno in Madre de Dios – Puerto Maldonado

Geographically, the Infierno Community is located in the city of Puerto Maldonado, province of Tambopata, in southeastern Peru; precisely between the banks of the Tambopata River (in the local native language Ese Eja, known as Baawaja River).
The community has a territorial extension of 9,701 hectares, which have been recognized by the Peruvian state. In order to enter the Infierno Native Community, you have to travel 18 km (11 miles) approximately 45 minutes by bus from the city of Puerto Maldonado.
There is also the option of arriving by river, starting from the city of Puerto Maldonado, whose route is along the Tambopata River, with a duration of 1 hour and a half by boat.
To visit the community in its splendor, you can take one of our tours and stay in an Eco Lodge or one of the most comfortable Bungalows or Tourist Hostels that Baawaja Expeditions offers. Tambopata awaits you!

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He is a local guide from the native community of infierno with a lot of knowledge in flora and fauna, very extroverted, he specializes in survival tours and spoteador of felines in the forest, your trips with him will be unforgettable.



Naturalist and charismatic guide with a lot of knowledge in flora and fauna, he never gets tired, your trips with him will be fun.


Ines Duran

Works in marketing and also as a guide grew up along the Tambopata River has knowledge of flora and fauna speaks English and German specializes in family tours.


Jenfre Angel Huayna

Tiene conocimiento en flora y fauna amante de la naturaleza le gusta enseñar acerca de la conservación y la importancia de la cultura tradicional de los pueblos indígenas se especializa en tours de fotografías


Jenfre Angel Huayna

Has knowledge in flora and fauna, nature lover, likes to teach about conservation and the importance of the traditional culture of indigenous peoples, specializes in photo tours.


Miguel Ángel Araníbar

Very responsible and cooperative, willing to teach in order to have a quality service.


Alejo Isuisa

One of the oldest workers in the company and with a lot of experience in knowledge of the river, our boat activities are safe and reliable.



Uno de los trabajadores más antiguos en la empresa y con mucha experiencia en conocimiento del rio nuestras actividades en bote están seguras y confiables.



Specializing in preparing all kinds of food, his seasoning makes visitors want to try more of his food.



Very professional and knowledgeable about flora and fauna with a lot of enthusiasm to share his knowledge with clients, he also specializes in holistic and experiential tours.