Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

At a Glance

  • Beautiful rainforest setting offering some of the best accommodation in the Amazon

  • Walk through the treetops on one of Latin America's highest canopy walkways

  • Perfect for nature-loving kids and grown-ups too

  • 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

  • Exotic, yet accessible - a short flight from Cuzco followed by a 1-hour boat journey

  • 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

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Puerto Maldonado is in the tropical Amazon Basin. The climate is hot and humid at all times. The average annual temperature is 26 °C with the months of August and September being the hottest. Annual rainfall exceeds 1,000 millimetres (3.3 ft). The wet season is from October to April.

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Insider's View

If you're an early riser, sitting on your porch listening to the tropical birdsong and the jungle come alive is unforgettable.

Call us on 020 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica or take a look at our itineraries to Amazon


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 small ENA spa offers indigenous plant treatments and massages by sunset, the perfect way to relax after a long day exploring one of the most diverse biospheres in the world.

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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.


Children are very welcome to come and stay at the lodge. Special excursions tailored to children's interests can be arranged upon request.


Reserva Amazonica has a restaurant, bar, small spa, dining pavilion, canopy and butterfly house.

At the restaurant, dishes using local foods are creatively prepared for you. They are served in the dining pavilion which has been built around the trunk of a strangler fig.


The lodge offers fabulous excursions in small groups. The excursions vary in length and focus and are included in the nightly rate except those that require special schedules with a private guide.




If looking for a vacation out of the pages of National Geographic rather than Vogue, this is the place—scientists have discovered 14 new species in the area in the last 20 years. The 30,000 acres of resort are adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve, just the place to out your inner naturalist. It's a great experience for everyone, and the Reserve has family accommodations available, babysitting, and expeditions that are safe for kids while still being interesting for adults; the child-friendly guides come equipped with “Explorer Kits”—cap, compass, crayons and granola bar. Unlike early explorers, you can relax in complete comfort; a hammock on your porch, 100% natural and botanical treatments at ENA spa, or meals made from local ingredients in the restaurant, impressively constructed around the trunk of an enormous strangler fig tree. The 30 private cabanas were built with local materials and use low impact electricity. They're simple—wooden walls and floors, canopied beds and no TVs—but come equipped with everything you need for a jungle stay; flashlight, kerosene lamps, ventilators and in the two Tambopata suites, a private plunge pool. Best of all, your stay at the Reserva Amazonica will be completely carbon neutral—the company as a whole directly fixes 7,000 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare per year, as well as encouraging guests to donate to projects like monkey recovery and children's reforestation schemes.


  • Canopy walkway at Reserva Amazonica

    Come eye to eye with the primates and birds that live in the treetops of the Amazon rainforest from the canopy walkways at Reserva Amazonica. Towers and hanging bridges link their way through the forest offering a unique perspective.

  • Exploring the Amazon

    Explore the Peruvian Amazon, meandering along its rivers and waterways by boat or exploring on foot. Your guide will introduce you to the fascinating flora and fauna here, from the tiniest insects to the colourful birdlife.

  • Lake Sandoval half day excursion

    A beautiful oxbow lake, home to some truly unique wildlife including the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, macaws and side-neck turtles. The lake's mirror-like reflections and resident wildlife provide countless photographic opportunities.

Holiday Ideas

  • Active Peru with Lares Trek

    Cuzco, Lares Trail, Machu Picchu & Amazon

    from £4100 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights

    • Avoid the crowds and trek to Machu Picchu in style staying at wonderful mountain lodges
    • Visit unspoiled Andean communities among epic landscapes
    • Sink into a hot tub to soothe weary muscles after a day's trekking
  • Grand Tour of Peru

    Lima, Paracas, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Scared Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Amazon

    from £7800 pp inc flights & transfers for 19 nights

    • A comprehensive Peru itinerary that includes the incredible Colca Canyon, the Amazon Rainforest and of course, Machu Picchu
    • Visit the Amazon Rainforest for an incredible and immersive wildlife experience
    • Embark on two very special train journeys, from Puno to Cuzco and through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
  • Highlights of Peru

    Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Amazon

    from £4500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • A comprehensive and varied itinerary that visits the key highlights of Peru
    • Explore the iconic Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
    • Travel by canoe along tributaries of the Amazon in search of wildlife
  • Peru for the Family

    Lima, Amazon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Mancora

    from £5800 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Perfect for active families looking to combine the cultural and natural highlights of Peru
    • Meet Indian tribespeople in the Amazon rainforest and observe the diverse array of wildlife here
    • Relax with some beach time at the end near the laid-back surf town of Mancora

Location & directions

Puerto Maldonado, Peruvian Amazon, Peru

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.

How to get there

Daily flights from Lima via Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado. From Puerto Maldonado Airport, check-in at the Inkaterra Butterfly House, then its a 10-minute transfer to the Jetty Port for a 45-minute boat transfer along the river to the Lodge.

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