- Award-winning eco-lodge in the Peruvian Amazon, – spot caimans, anteaters and howler monkeys by day, then retreat to a smart cabaña or a spacious suite with plunge pool and hammocks come evening.
- Beautiful rainforest setting offering some of the best accommodation in the Amazon.
- Set in a 42,000-acre private concession adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, a wildlife haven close to the Bolivian border, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica feels remote but is easy to reach from Cusco (35 minutes by air plus transfer) or Lima (1hr 40min plus transfer).
- Thirty-five thatched wooden cabañas in the Ese Eja style (inspired by the indigenous people of that name) are scattered across lush grounds. These are linked by pathways, made from slices of tree trunk, that are lit with tapers at night and patrolled in the daytime by agouti – cute rodents resembling long-legged guinea pigs. The style of the property is described as “rustic luxury”.
- Walk through the treetops on one of Latin America’s highest canopy walkways.
- Individual bungalows and suites built from natural materials with excellent jungle amenities such as ceiling fans, hot water, and organic bath products.
- Every guest at Inkaterra has a 100% carbon neutral hotel stay.
- A full programme of activities including boat tours, guided nature walks, nocturnal safaris, fishing, bird watching, and visits to a local community, a family programme is also available.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
This one-day experience in the jungle begins with a two-hour boat ride downriver to the scintillating Valencia oxbow lake. Fishing in the lake is perfectly complemented by sightings of varied wildlife and birds, including ospreys, herons, huge flocks of flying macaws and the king vulture. For lunch savor the fish you caught in the lake, served alongside other local food. Walk 1-hour in the primary forest and Brazilian Nut fields on your way around the rainforest. Return to the lodge by boat.
Bird watching experience in the rainforest. Travel by boat or walk through the forest accompanied by an Inkaterra Explorer Guide on the lookout for your preferred bird species. Return to the lodge by sunset. (The interpretation level will vary according to preferences).
Following a short motorboat ride from the lodge, this activity begins with a walk to Lake Sandoval. Be on the lookout for hoatzins, herons and ospreys as you glide across this mirror-like oxbow lake in a wooden canoe. Your excursion continues with a hike through the reserve to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción. The surrounding vegetation will be roused on this trip, home to the paiche and black caimans, red howler, brown capuchin and squirrel monkeys; and the extremely rare and endangered giant river otter. Lunch at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción is followed by a guided visit to a garden containing more than 200 medicinal plants and the possibility to practice the native arch and arrow usage.
Visit the remarkable wetlands system in the 200-meter boardwalk over the Aguajales rainforest swamps. The wooden footbridge is elevated 1 meter from the ground to allow space when the water rises during the rainy months. See the transition of the forest ecosystem from dry to marshlands, and observe the various species of amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds and mammals that inhabit them. Get to know the lush flora and trees, how they adapt to the wetland ecosystem, their benefits and uses.
Enjoy a walk to reach the adventures of Gamitana creek. The sights, scents and sounds of the jungle will surround you as you walk for one and a half hour, rambling through the rainforest along the banks of this winding, dark-water creek that is home to piranha, caimans, turtles and an abundance of brightly colored birds, towards “Sanipanga”, embarkation point. Board a canoe and navigate 1 hour dawn stream to the Gamitana Model Farm, appreciating the rich plant and animal life along the way. Enjoy a short guided walk to learn about an Amazon model farm and get the chance to make your own plantain flour used to make bread for breakfast at the lodge.
A 30-minute ride by motorized canoe takes you to the Tambopata National Reserve, where wildlife surrounds you as you enjoy the one and a half hour walk along three kilometers of trails to reach Lake Sandoval. Glide in a canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, macaws, prehistoric hoatzins, also called “shanshos”, point-tailed palmcreepers and yellow spotted side-neck turtles.
Take a 15-minute walk along the trail towards the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center. A short briefing will be given about the project history, structure and the highlights in this unforgettable adventure at the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. You will ascend the first tower and walk through the treetops of the giant Amazon Basin, across hanging bridges. Views unimaginable from below and possible only from the air are revealed on this network of towers, bridges and platforms. Be on the lookout for different birds, such as toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, among many others, or try to identify them through their songs, while on the observation decks. Learn about the interaction between flora and fauna at the various levels of the forest and its integration into the rainforest ecosystem.
A 10-minute ride by motorized canoe takes you to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center. After ascending the first tower, at 95 feet (29 mts.) above the forest floor, you will literally walk through the treetops for one-and-a-half hours along suspension bridges that link eight observation platforms. Enjoy landscapes and vistas that would be unimaginable from below, while on the look-out for giant strangler fig trees, orchids, toucans, woodpeckers, trogons and –with luck- birds of prey, monkeys or sloths. After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the wetland. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals and abundant flora and trees of this seasonal flooded marshland.
A 35-minute ride upriver takes you to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, home to a remarkable Botanical Garden with over 200 different species of rainforest plants. An in-depth explanation familiarizes you with the processing, uses and benefits of these traditional indigenous plants, including fascinating native medicinal uses. Next, take a canoe trip on a small lake and watch for wildlife – turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and herons. The activity ends in the forest with the observation of cacao and rubber tree plantations.
Take a walk to one of the trails that extend approximately 7,3 kilometers (4,5 miles) in Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Natural Reserve and you will discover the incredible realm of the Amazon rainforest. The trails offer an excellent introduction to the jungle ecosystem, as you walk past exotic rainforest trees, such as the kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) and the beautiful iron wood tree. Look down and spot the tiny lizards that rustle the leaves as they dart about on the forest floor. Gaze at the treetops and be amazed with the arena for bird watching. Observe the insect life and learn about the interpretation of the primary and secondary rainforest components, as well as the human impact and the relevance of the rainforests of the world.
Walk along the lodge trails to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Rainforest Garden just around the cabañas. This interesting native garden was started by the locals more than ten years ago showcasing native plants, trees and orchids. Learn to identify orchids, its flower parts, pollinators and different habitats. Know the fascinating history and legends, the practical and beneficial use of indigenous plants, as well as other remarkable rainforest flora. An in-depth explanation familiarizes you with the process, traditional use and highly interesting benefits of the plants and trees used for construction including those that were used for building the lodge, as well as native clothing accessories.
On this guided afternoon boat ride, you will witness the enchanting transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal environment, as animals and birds of the daytime are replaced by species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits and characteristics while searching for nightjars, owls, capybaras and caimans. In addition, on a clear night the southern hemisphere stars can be appreciated.
Walk through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night.
Reserva Amazonica is a wonderful rustic eco-lodge with very comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities in a private nature reserve in Peru’s southern Amazon near Puerto Maldonado. Superb guided excursions to explore the stunning flora and fauna. Experience a taste of the Peruvian Amazon at this very comfortable jungle lodge with excellent service and cuisine. Exotic yet reachable, it sits in a private reserve on the banks of Madre de Dios River, an unforgettable introduction to this amazingly bio diverse region. Discover the surrounding jungle’s fauna and flora with an included programme of activities and excursions and experience this awe-inspiring natural haven of trees, insects and mammals. A web of tree-trunk sidewalks join Reserva Amazonica’s lodges and 8 kms of trails wind through the jungle that surround the lodge.
The lodge features one of Latin America’s largest tree canopy walkways, comprising a system of towers and hanging bridges high in the forest canopy. Carefully camouflaged, it allows guests to watch and interact with species. The reserve also features the ‘Anaconda walk’, a series of raised platforms at ground level to make exploring the forest floor easy. Guests can also take to the river for a sunset or half-day cruise to explore deeper into the amazing Amazon jungle, accompanied by an expert bilingual guide. The 35 jungle cabanas and suites are illuminated at night by lanterns, have beds shrouded with muslin and hammocks swinging in the porch ways. The sound of the jungle in the background adds to the magical and enchanting ambience.
The lodge’s 35 private thatched-roof cabañas and suites are inspired by native Amazon design and combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. All include a screened porch and hammocks, tropical ceiling fans, warm water showers, lanterns, low-impact electricity and organic bath products.
Your rainforest retreat comprises a private covered terrace with plunge pool, plus sunbathing chairs and outdoor shower in four integrated areas in a comfortable Ese’ Eja style wooden cabaña with tall fishtail palm rooftops. Experience absolute respite in the 840 square-foot bedroom (78 square meters), which has 1 king or twin beds, graceful canopy mosquito net, all cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Added for your comfort are plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers along with rainforest gear such as umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps and ceiling fan. Delight in the luxurious amenities of the open plan bathroom with a separate shower and toilet, double basins, hot water, lush towels, and a whole set of ecologically friendly toiletries. Stay for a slumber in the screened siesta lounge furnished with hammocks. Your Tambopata stay offers you the ultimate in amenities and convenience in the seclusion and splendor of the Southern Amazon.
Stay in rustic luxury at the Ese Eja-style wooden cabaña, in the 60 square-meter integrated area (647 square feet), to include a spacious bedroom: 1 king or twin beds with canopy mosquito net, all cotton sheets plus hypoallergenic pillows for your maximum comfort. Luxuriate in the sizeable bathroom with an independent shower and toilet, plus double basins, hot water, large towels, and a complete set of ecologically friendly toiletries. Lush bathrobes and Andean rubber soled slippers are added conveniences. To ease up your rainforest expedition, your suite is also geared with jungle comforts such as umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps, ceiling fan, and then you can rest in a hammock at the screened siesta lounge. Select the sublime in creature comforts and superb services, the Inkaterra way, at your Amazónica suite stay.
Enjoy an expansive view of the Madre de Dios River, from these comfortable Ese ‘Eja- style, high thatched roof wooden cabañas of 38 square meters (408 square feet), comprises a twin bedroom with canopy mosquito net, outfitted with 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. Plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers are additionally supplied for your comfort. The open plan bathroom comes complete with a separate shower stall and toilet, hot water, large towels, and a complete set of ecologically friendly toiletries. An inviting screened siesta lounge area with hammocks, beckons one to rest and relax in the cabaña after a day’s jungle journey. Supreme indulgence and sublime amenities await you at the Superior Rio cabañas.
Consider creature comforts and charming conveniences at these restful Ese’ Eja-style wooden cabañas of 38 square meters (408 square feet), topped by a high thatched-palm roof. Stay in a twin bedroom with canopy mosquito net, outfitted with 100% cotton sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. For your added comfort, plush bathrobes and Andean rubber slippers are supplied. Soak up in the soothing and spacious bathroom with independent shower and toilet, hot water, large towels, and a complete set of ecologically friendly toiletries. Put your feet up and loosen up on the hammock of the screened siesta area. For your rainforest foray, your cabaña is equipped with umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps for lighting, a central ceiling fan and an electric outlet.
Eating in the spacious restaurant with its surfeit of wood was an education. The food isn’t haute cusine, but it is high quality and authentic with lots of Peruvian classics: lomo saltado (strips of steak marinated in soy and vinegar, stir-fried woth tomatoes and onion), causa (yellow mashed potato) with tuna and avocado, anticuchos (spicy meat skewers), paiche (a large river fish) and Brazil nut tart. Most of the ingredients are grown at Inkaterra’s nearby farm.
Inspired by the tropical flavors of the Amazon region, meals and beverages at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica are prepared with fresh local ingredients. We serve an international buffet breakfast; lunch and dinner are served à la carte. All meals include a variety of salads and fruits, as well as a selection of homemade breads.
Meals are served in the dining room, where you can also enjoy complete bar service, including a complimentary Pisco Sour at the Cocktail Hour.
This hotel features tours to the jungle, a massage spa overlooking the Madre de Dios forest and rooms with hammocks and balconies.
ENA is Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica’s unique Spa, combining classic nurturing with the exotic ingredients of the Amazon. All of our Spa products are 100% natural, derived from nature botanical extracts, thus providing spiritually soothing experience that is entirely local. The ENA Spa is located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island, providing a great spot for watching Amazonian sunsets, adding to the relaxation of the traveler’s experience.