An eco-luxury lodge in front of Madre de Dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has 35 wooden cabanas inspired in the Ese’Eja culture. 540 bird species have been inventoried in hotel grounds, deep in the rainforest.
The property offers a varied selection of à-la-carte excursions, including a visit to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 30 meters above the ground, allowing adventurers to enjoy a privileged view of the Amazon.
In 2013, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica was selected by National Geographic Traveler magazine among the world’s 25 best eco-lodges.
Pristine, remote and yet easily accesible. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve, where the Madre de Dios river meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru.
A welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare (42,008-acre) private ecological reserve, only a 25-minute flight from Cusco.
Puerto Maldonado, in the Southern Peruvian rainforest near the Bolivian and Brazilian borders, is the gateway to one of the world’s most remote and extraordinary tropical environments.
Your journey will take you to the heart of the Tambopata National Reserve, where you will experience magnificent beauty in the sounds, scents, colors and solitude of the rainforest.
You will find yourself surrounded by a vast environment, connecting with nature in an entirely new way. As this may be your first rainforest experience, we have prepared a guide to help you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Please take time to review it to enjoy an amazing Amazon experience.
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, with one 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. Delight in the comfy amenities of the open bathroom concept 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. 78sqm
Stay in rustic luxury at the Ese Eja-style wooden cabaña, 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.
Stay for a slumber in the screened siesta lounge furnished with hammocks. Select the sublime in creature comforts and superb services, the Inkaterra way, at your Amazónica suite stay. 60sqm
Dining Room & Bar
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. We also offer vegetarian options and a children’s menu, upon request.
Meals are served in the dining room, where you can also enjoy complete bar service, including a complimentary Pisco Sour at the Cocktail Hour (drinks not included in room-rates).
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica’s Spa, ENA, is a relaxing haven nestled on the banks of the Made de Dios River. A luxuriant treatment menu offers classic nurturing with exotic Amazonian ingredients for a unique Spa experience. All therapies use 100% natural Spa products, which are derived from local botanical extracts.
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.
This aroma represents the wellbeing of the untouched rainforest. Prepared by the combination of local essences, that represent the rainforest: Sangapia, palm trees, ferns and ficus.
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.
Rainforest by Night
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.
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.
Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
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.
Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk
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.
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.
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. Departing from the lodge by dawn, 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 for lunch, and resume birding activities until sunset. (The interpretation level will vary according to preferences).
5 Days / 4 Nights
Your journey to the Tambopata National Reserve offers a rare opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees.
Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world. To help you experience the wonder of this enchanting place, we have prepared a suggested itinerary for your stay.