Reserva Amazonica 4d/3n
After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.
We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion — a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species.
Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana, or share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.
Wake up late or rise early — the choice is yours. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During the morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch.
After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and watch the sunset from one of the towers. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco Center and the Happy Hour. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. www
After lunch, enjoy the Hacienda Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of local flora. This is followed by a 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons. Return to the lodge.
Then consider the Rainforest by Night excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2-hour excursion. 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. Return to the lodge.
Rates in 2018
Based on double occupancy. For single or triple rates, please inquire.
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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.
- Assistance at the airport
- Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport)
- Overnights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica
- Full board
- Bottled water
- À-la-carte excursions (Spanish and English)
- Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk
- Basic equipment for each excursion
- Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (SERNANP),
- Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
- 10% service charge
- Personal expenses
- Additional services
- Compulsory supplement of US$ 85.00 per person on the nights of December 24th and 31st
- Welcome Drink
- Welcome Gift Tea Time
- Cocktail Hour
- For triple occupancy consider the same rate applied per person in double occupancy.
- Maximum one additional bed per cabaña, limited capacity
- Children conditions applicable under 12 when accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabaña – maximum 2 per cabaña
- We do not recommend children under 5, otherwise guest must sign disclaimer
- Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and demand
- Additional and private services, as well as Explorer Guides in other languages, available upon request at an extra cost
- Suggested itineraries available
- Rates subject to changes without prior notice
Weather and what to wear:
The weather is tropical, with an average temperature of 32°C (89° F), ranging from 25°C (77° F) to 42°C (107° F). The hotter season usually ranges from December to March and comes with frequent afternoon rainfall. Between June and September, you may need some warmer clothing since occasional “friajes” or Patagonia Cold Fronts can reduce the temperature to 10°C (50°F). Cool comfortable cotton clothes are required to counter the heat while sweaters and jackets may be handy at night. See Equipment and Luggage. Visitors must anticipate the extreme heat and humidity of the jungle by finding out the exact weather condition at the time of travel in order to be ready with clothing and accessories.
*All activities and excursions are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
The US Travel Advisory for Peru usually recommends yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication for tourists travelling to rainforest regions. Please consult your doctor at least a month before visiting the Amazon Basin. No cases of yellow fever or malaria have ever been reported on our properties. Water: Inkaterra uses filtered river water that can be used for showers but is not safe to drink. Bottled drinking water is provided to all guests.
There is limited telephone access and no mobile phone coverage at the lodge. In case of emergency, the Guest Service Department can contact the office in town via radio.
The official currency is the Nuevo Sol (PEN) divided into 100 céntimos. Inkaterra accepts major credit cards. There are no facilities to exchange Travelers’ checks; travelers are advised to have cash (in Soles) on hand as foreign currency exchange is limited. It is advisable to exchange to Soles before going to the lodge, though payment is accepted in both US Dollars and/ or in Soles. ATMs are available only in main cities.
At Reserva Amazonica there are no locks and no safety deposit in the cabanas. The lodge has a safe deposit box located inside the gift shop, where guests may leave all their assets. We suggest that you leave your valuables locked in your suitcases. Inkaterra will not be responsible for loss or misplacement of the travellers’ personal belongings. The lodge has a security guard on site 24-hours a day.
It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and equipment to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the boat, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per person. Excess luggage can be stored at the headquarters 10min from the airport.
- Long pants and long sleeve shirt made of light, breathable, quick-dry material
- Good water resistant trekking shoes
- Raingear (backup gear is a good idea)
- Sunblock, sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Insect repellent
- A converter (voltage is 220).
- The hotel has a limited number of converters available
- Contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses or glasses
- Don’t forget your camera and/or video camera (we recommend a waterproof case), and, if it is not digital, bring plenty of film!**
- Extra batteries
- Respect towards authentic cultural, social and environmental values
- Profitable conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
- Positive impact on ecosystems and local communities
- Compliance with national and international regulations
- Respect for the rights of actors involved in BioTrade activities
- Clarity about land tenure, use and access to natural resources and knowledge
- Replicable business model of low initial cost and high positive impact on local communities
Initiatives on biodiversity conservation are managed by NGO Inkaterra Asociación. These include the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 100ft above the ground designed to study wildlife in the rainforest canopy; the Spectacled Bear Rescue Center at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in benefit of the only bear species native to South America; the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) found in its natural habitat; and the World Birding Rally, an international competition unique for its non-stop modality, which aims to confirm Peru as a top destination for bird watching.
The first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon neutral (1989), Inkaterra mitigates the effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest whilst contributed with carbon sequestration through the preservation of Peru’s first ecological concession, with more than 10,000 hectares of virgin rainforest. As determined by Professor Tim Baker (University of Leeds), one hectare conserved within Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica o Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion captures 200 tons of carbon.