Puerto Maldonado & the Peruvian Amazon
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
If you like your creature comforts but also crave an Amazon adventure this is the place for you.
This remote but accessible lodge combines exhilarating experiences (wilderness hikes and canoe trips) with great service and accommodation. The charming cabanas offer a comfortable base, with spacious bedrooms and a screened lounge area with hammocks. For the ultimate jungle experience, spend 1 night in the Canopy Tree House, 27m above the forest floor. Watch the sun go down with a Pisco Sour and dine beneath the stars before taking a stroll along the Canopy Walkway.
Facilities & Activities
Guests stay on a fully-inclusive basis, which includes transfers to/ from the lodge, all meals, specified excursions and non-alcoholic drinks.
The hub of the lodge is the central pavilion, which houses the restaurant, bar and lounge areas. There is also an Eco-activity centre, with plentiful books and resources so you can read up on your surroundings. This is where you meet for your excursions. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica offers more than a dozen excursions. You will be assigned a family Explorer Guide who will greet you upon arrival, suggesting an itinerary based on individual interests, desired activity levels, weather conditions and length of stay. Among the many possibilities are challenging jungle treks, accessible rain forest trails, a thrilling treetop canopy walk and bird-watching.
A typical 3 day/ 2 night itinerary would include all meals as well as a welcome meeting and cool drink at Puerto Maldonado, transfer to the boarding wharf, 45 minute boat trip to the lodge, the Trail System Adventure and Twilight River Excursion or the nature presentation at the Eco-centre on Day 1, an excursion to Lake Sandoval, the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk on Day 2 and return transfers with stop-off at Inkaterra Butterfly House on your final day.
One of the most popular activities with families is the Jungle Canopy Adventure – a must for your trip to the jungle. The tree canopy bridge, one of South America’s largest, makes it possible to literally walk through the treetops for more than ¼ mile, suspended 103 feet above the ground, near Tambopata. Millions of species, many still undiscovered, spend their entire lives in this realm. Meticulously engineered, it is considered one of the safest canopy walkways in the world.
After an early start and a day spent trekking through the jungle, we recommend a visit to the ENA spa, combining classic nurturing with the exotic ingredients of the Amazon. All the spa products are 100% natural, derived from natural botanical extracts. Located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island, the serene location allows you to enjoy stunning Amazonian sunsets, adding to this relaxing experience. Choose from a range of treatments, including reflexology, foot therapy, hot and cold stone massage and the ultimate treat – the Amazon Purification Treatment for the ultimate detox.
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The two-story pavilion is the heart of the property. The oversized windows frame vistas of lush, green rainforest. The spacious dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menus designed around inventive use of local, fresh ingredients.
Guests gather for cocktails at the first floor bar or relax on the comfortable sofas in the upstairs lounge.
There is a fixed timetable for meals to allow for excursions, as follows:
Breakfast 5:30 am – 9:00 am
Lunch 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tea Time 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Cocktail Hour 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
There are various room types available to suit families and couples and all feature extra special touches such as plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers as well as essential rainforest gear such as umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps and ceiling fan.
Tambopata Suite – This wooden cabaña with tall fishtail palm rooftops, private covered terrace with plunge pool, sunbathing chairs and outdoor shower is the ultimate jungle retreat. The spacious bedroom can be configured with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and is graced by a white canopy mosquito net, cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. The bathroom features a separate shower and toilet, double basins, lush towels, and eco-friendly toiletries. After a morning spent exploring, what could be better than a slumber in your hammock in the screened siesta lounge.
Amazonica Suite – Stay in rustic luxury in this Ese Eja-style wooden cabaña, which includes a spacious bedroom with either 1 king or twin beds with canopy mosquito net, cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Luxuriate in the sizeable bathroom with an independent shower, plus double basins, large towels, and eco-toiletries. When you are not busy exploring the rainforest, head back to your screened lounge for a snooze in your comfortable hammock, serenaded to sleep by the sounds of the jungle.
Superior Rio – Enjoy views of the Madre de Dios River from these comfortable Ese ‘Eja- style, high thatched wooden cabañas with a twin bedroom, graced with a canopy mosquito net, cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. The open plan bathroom comes complete with a separate shower , large towels and eco-friendly toiletries. An inviting screened lounge area with hammocks is the perfect spot to rest up after a day’s jungle adventures.
Superior Cabañas – These spacious wooden cabañas are topped by a high thatched-palm roof. Configured as a twin bedroom with canopy mosquito net, cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows await you. Cool off in the spacious bathroom with independent shower and eco-friendly toiletries, before taking a siesta in your hammock in the screened siesta area.
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Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is a family-oriented lodge and, as such, offers additional beds or bed guards, highchairs, child-friendly Explorer Guides, and a children’s menu.
The lodge recommends the following excursions and additional services with special activities for children aged 6-12 years: Trail System, Butterfly House, Twilight River, Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk, Treasure Hunt, Lake Sandoval (seasonal) and Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has won multiple awards and extensive press coverage for its sustainable design and conservation of natural habitats. It is up on many lists as one of the top eco-lodges in the world!
Pristine, remote and yet easily accessible, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve, where the Madre de Dios river meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region. The nearest town is Puerto Maldonado, close to the Bolivian and Brazilian borders, and the gateway to one of the world’s most extraordinary tropical environments.
The lodge forms a welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare private ecological reserve, only a 25-minute flight from Cusco. There are also daily flights from Lima. On arrival at Puerto Maldonado Airport, you will take a 10-minute transfer to the jetty port for a 45-minute boat ride along the river to the lodge, which is located at Km 15, on the left bank of the Madre de Dios River.