Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Imagine the pristine rainforest, vibrantly verdant and enchantingly majestic, practically untouched and unchanged from its natural state, and you will picture the splendor of Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. Along the Madre de Dios River, in southern Peru's Tambopata Nature Reserve, this fabulous tropical escape welcomes you to cast off from the world and truly experience the rainforest and its secrets. 35 thatched roof cabanas are open and inviting, crafted from rich natural woods, as cool breeze flows freely throughout. Relax in complete serenity as you stretch out on your screened porch, resting in the delightful comforts of your own tropical hammock. In the evening enjoy deeply comfortable beds as lantern light magically plays throughout your room. At Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, truly immerse yourself in the enchanting simplicity of rainforest life, discover the beauty of Peru, and find inner peace.
As the sun warms the jungle canopy, make your way to the main building for a delicious breakfast in the dining room. Venture out ready to explore, and hike through the rainforest wetlands along the Anaconda Walk. Continue on to the botanical gardens of Hacienda Concepcion, delight in a jungle canopy tour as you walk 103 feet above the forest floor, then stroll through the enchanting and magical Inkaterra Butterfly House. In the afternoon relax as you canoe across the placid waters of Lake Sandoval, then enjoy some fishing on Lake Valencia before returning to the resort for a deeply refreshing massage at ENA Spa, right on the shores of the river. As the sun begins to set over the Amazon take part in an evening boat excursion down the Madre de Dios River, and watch as the rainforest magically transforms from day to night. After an amazing day exploring all that the nature reserve has to offer, sit down in the dining room for an amazingly fresh, local dinner paired with the perfect cocktail. Retire to your cabana that night, lanterns shining through the forest, and fall asleep to the gentle sounds of Tambopata, Peru and Inktaterra Reserva Amazonica.
Location of Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Nearest Airport: PEM
Amenities for Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
- General Information
- 35 Guest Rooms
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Afternoon Tea
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Gift Shop
- In-Room Amenities
- Ceiling Fans
- Private Porches
- Ecological Excursions
- Nature Walks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Children's Menus
- Historic Sites
- Active & Adventure
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
The Inkaterra Reserva AmazĂ´nica, about 45 minutes by boat from Puerto Maldonado, is a very comfortable inn considering that it is an eco-lodge hotel which thrives to furnish as many amenities as possible to guests, without losing that aura of wilderness that it tries to preserve. The lodge comprises individual cabins with all windows and doors covered with mosquito nets, and the comfortable beds are also covered with a light see-through net. To support that ecological idea, the lodge turns off the lights from 4 to 6 pm and then again from 11pm to 4 am. My group and I were very lucky to stay at the Inkaterra during a not so hot time period, and thus the absence of a working ceiling fan during the night was not much felt (this may not be the case during hot days and nights at the Peruvian rainforest.) The Reserva restaurant is large and serves all kinds of drinks. The food is limited to a variety of dishes that do not change, but there is always something one can taste in every meal. A complaint heard by guests was that the restaurant was kind of dark, in need of additional lights. However, the administration explains that this is done on purpose, to avoid as much as possible the entrance of mosquitoes or bugs. The lodge offers different kinds of activities, most of them appropriate for very active people.
We weighed a lot of options when deciding how to visit the Amazon and where to stay. There are a lot of lodges, in a lot of countries. Having now been, I have to say this was a great way to do it. Comfortable and not too sketchy or wild, but also not too touristy. We flew from Argentina, but Lima is such an easy access point now for most travelers, with direct flights from Los Angeles, Miami, Houston and many more big cities. Form there you fly to PME (Puerto Maldonado), which is short and easy. (We stayed in Lima for a day, which is worthwhile.) When you arrive at the little airport in Puerto Maldonado, you are immediately stuck by the heat and humidity (it's the jungle!) and the friendly staff from Inkaterra waiting to get your bags, and put you on the bus straight to the riverboat. They have cold bottles of water for you as a welcome greeting. You take a 45 minute riverboat ride to the hotel property, where you have a little introduction and do some paperwork before being led to your room. We chose the riverview cabins (2 cabins, 2 couples) and they were great. Totally rustic, but clean and never buggy. The rooms are open air, but fully screened, and you sleep under a mosquito net. Any room can be a king or two twins. They switched ours on arrival to a king, and it was great, you couldn't feel that it was really two beds put together. There is hot water and a ceiling fan. There are no places to charge devices, and no need since there is no wifi or cell service! There is a drawer in each room that locks with a key, which you can use for your valuables. It is big enough for a small bag, a laptop etc. Otherwise, there are no locks on anything. But it seemed very safe to us. The rooms are very private. Pretty much everything is included in the room cost- 3 meals a day, as much pure water as you need, and lots of excursions. They have citronella bug wash everywhere which is plenty for around the property. But if you plan to hike/walk in the jungle at all then bring something strong! That's when the mosquitos abound. There are a few trips that cost extra (a day trip piranha fishing for example) and drinks (other than water and coffee/tea) are additional. The food was very good for the remote location. You get to choose from a limited menu at lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a buffet and you can order eggs off a menu from the kitchen too. As a gluten-free vegetarian they did a great job of helping modify for me. The staff were pleasant and very accommodating. And pretty much everyone speaks at least some English, for those who need it. Kids and adults loved the fresh frozen lemonades. Try them was passion fruit juice too- awesome! We had three nights and two full days, which was perfect. One day we mostly relaxed and got massages and hung out int he hammocks, the other day we filled with excursions. It was the perfect amount of time. The resort is not 5 star, like a Ritz somewhere, but for the Amazon it is excellent. You'll have to get used to the dim lighting (everything runs on a generator) and the quiet pace. Call or email the hotel directly to book. They are professional and responsive and make it easy to make reservations and to pay. You can arrive on any flight to PME and they will meet you. (There are only a few each day.) Our guide was great on the excursions and there were never more than a handful people at a time. The night walk in the jungle is pretty neat-- check out the pink-toed tarantula!
emrm - boulder
No wifi or phone signal, so total isolation from the world of commerce and social media. Bliss! The cabins are designed for you to relax in after a days trekking, fishing or watching the numerous wildlife around you. Beautifully set and excellent service. Food all included and the quality was surprisingly good. The guides were very knowledgable and I would recommend the days fishing for piranha, which for us including seeing a jaguar, several sloths, troops of monkeys and cayman.
I really enjoy Amazon and Inkaterra. Our tour guide is great, and I had a great time. I love the food and services. The room is clean and comfortable, and well maintained. This is my first time going to Amazon. The hotel is an excellent choice.
We were 3 nights/2.5 days in this resort. We highly enjoyed it. The pickup from the airport and the boat ride to the resort was handled great by Juan Carlos. We enjoyed all the meals and were really impressed by their quality and great taste. The bar during the Happy Hour was fun. The bungalows are comfortable, the bed is excellent and so are the hammocks and wooden chairs in the balcony. The entire grounds/gardens surrounding the cabanas are absolutely beautiful. All the staff, each and everyone of them were fantastic. We felt that we are being taken an excellent care. During all of our stay, Gustavo was our guide and he was great. Good English, amazing knowledge of the jungle, he could spot animals by hearing their voices and we saw a lot of animals: otters, all kind of monkeys, parrots, .... we heard plenty of fascinating stories and it was a good and enjoyable experience. It could be better if the restaurant area would have more light. And... to who ever plans to go to the area: it's extremely humid and hot. You must change cloths 3 times a day as you get full of mud and sweat. Your wet cloths will not dry even after two days, so... bring cloths to change often and don't rely on getting your washed cloths dry. We definitely recommend the place.
iritv - Kfar-Saba, Israel