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 program of activities including boat tours, guided nature walks, nocturnal safaris, fishing, bird watching, and visits to a local community, a family program 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 millimeters (3.3 ft). The wet season is from October to April, road travel often becomes impossible during this time.
Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation 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 program 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.
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 colorful 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.
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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.