Hacienda Concepcion 5d/4n
New experiences ahead and after taking a nutritious buffet BREAKFAST, get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve towards LAKE SANDOVAL. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and one of the world’s biggest freshwater scaled fish, the paiche (Arapaima gigas).
Back to the lodge for LUNCH, and later on the INKATERRA CANOPY WALKWAY & ANACONDA WALK await for you. Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center where you will learn about its construction and the conservation projects of ITA-Inkaterra Asociación (NGO). Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m.). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani). After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest energy going along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the swamps (aguajales). You will learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem.
At night get ready for an adventure at the RAINFOREST BY NIGHT excursion, where you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and penetrate this hidden world. Return to the lodge and enjoy a nice DINNER.
The sun rises once again and after an early BREAKFAST, you will take our NATIVE FARM excursion where you will be able to learn local techniques of cultivation and taste some of the local products. Then visit the BOTANICAL GARDEN, discover the immense variety of medicinal plants considered part of the “natural pharmacy” used by the inhabitants of the Amazon region. Compare the medicinal uses of local medicine with traditional remedies.
Getting back to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion you will have LUNCH. Take a rest and get ready for the COCHA water excursion. Enjoy a dugout canoe ride on the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion natural pond (cocha). Try native fishing applying the “catch and release” techniques, as you enjoy the scenery observing hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin), a diversity of fly catchers, and gray-necked woodrails (Aramides cajanea).
Disembark at the remains of Fitzcarrald steamboat; learn about its history and how it inspired Inkaterra to ask Werner Herzog to film the award-winning “Fitzcarraldo”, best director at Cannes, 1982. End up your day with a pleasant DINNER.
Rates in 2019
Based on double occupancy. For single or triple rates, please inquire.
- For triple occupancy in cabaña only, the same rate applies as for double occupancy.
Children conditions applicable under 12 when accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabaña – maximum 2 per cabaña.
- Rooms are in the main building
- Triple occupancy not available
- Children under 5 yrs of age not recommended.
- Assistance at the airport
- Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport)
- Overnights at Hacienda Concepcion
- Full board
- Bottled water
- Programmed excursions (Spanish and English)
- Basic equipment for each excursion
- Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (SERNANP),
- Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
- Luggage storage room
- Personalized Wake-up calls
- 24/7 Reception
- Welcome drink
- Complimentary “Pisco Sour”
- Express Check-out
- 10% service charge
- Personal expenses
- A compulsory supplement of US$ 85.00
- per person on the nights of December 24 and 31st
- Additional services such as:
- Snack to go
- Private transportation
- Private Explorer Guide
- Binoculars for rent
- Special Events
- Excursions with an Inkaterra Explorer Guide in languages other than Spanish and English
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 Hacienda Concepcion every room has a locked drawer in case any traveller wants to secure any valuables.
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.