Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1

Welcome to Puerto Maldonado. Begin o experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take the 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Take a nap, followed by a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion.

After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the various excursions available at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica. 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 jungle environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and observing exotic insects.

We also recommend on the first ight 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 ining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabaña, or share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Day 2

Wake up late or rise early — the hoice is yours. Breakfast begins t 5:30 a.m., for those who want to void the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 .m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden anoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, ed-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch.

After lunch, consider the emarkable Inkaterra Canopy alkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a uarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation latforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and loths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. The excursion inishes by returning to the lodge.

Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco Center

Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Day 3

Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 25 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra lodge. For one and a half hours, explore the rainforest along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek that is home to many piranha, caiman, turtles and birds, until the Sanipanga landing point. Navigate your way back downstream, observing the abundant flora and Fauna along the way. You will return to Gamitana Farm to do a short guided tour to see how local farmers grow fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, walk along the lodge rails to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Rainforest Garden just around the cabanas. This interesting native garden was started by the locals more than ten years ago showcasing native plants, trees and orchids. An in-depth explanation familiarizes you with the traditional use and highly interesting benefits of the plants and trees used for construction including those that were used for building the lodge, as well as native clothing accessories.

Then consider the Rainforest by ight excursion through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve at night for an approximately 2-hour excursion. Biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. 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.

Day 4

Enjoy the trip to Hacienda oncepcion, built in an old cocoa nd rubber plantation on the rounds of a place once known as Fundo Concepción ", a medical enter of the Catholic mission in he 50 ́s. Until 1976, this property lso served as a center of cological research and training or the local community; within 819 a. of natural forest naturally estled in an oxbow lake. Hacienda oncepción has diverse ecosystems, ropical plants and wild animals. uring this excursion, you will lso learn about the history and isit the remains of a ship called itzcarrald.Return to Inkaterra eserva Amazonica for lunch. After unch, you may enjoy a visit to the etlands, where you will have the pportunity to visit and nteresting ecosystem in the 00-meter boardwalk over the guajales rainforest swamps. See he transition of the forest cosystem from dry to marshlands, nd observe the various species of mphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds nd mammals. Get to know the lush lora and trees, how they adapt to he wetland ecosystem, their enefits and uses. Return to the odge.

Return to Inkaterra Reserva mazonica for lunch. After lunch, ou may enjoy a visit to the Wetlands, where you will have the opportunity to isit and interesting ecosystem in the 200-meter boardwalk over the Aguajales rainforest swamps. See the transition of the forest ecosystem from ry to marshlands, and observe the various species of amphibians, eptiles, snakes, birds and mammals. Get to know the lush flora and trees, how they dapt to the wetland ecosystem, their benefits and uses. Return to the lodge.

Day 5

Enjoy a full breakfast before eparture. A 45-minute return trip y boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you will isit the Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in he world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the utterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty and adaptability of these ascinating insects

2017 Prices per person in US$:

  • Superior SGL: $972
  • Superior DBL: $815
  • Superior Rio SGL: $1146
  • Superior Rio DBL: $940
  • Amazonica Suite SGL: $1296
  • Amazonica Suite DBL: $1048
  • Tambopata Suite SGL: $1528
  • Tambopata Suite DBL: $1212

included: Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport), Overnights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Full board, Bottled water and house beverages, English and Spanish interpreter service, A-la-carte excursions, Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk, Basic equipment for each excursion, Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (INRENA), Canopy Walkway and Butterfly House.

Not included: Air tickets, airport taxes, alcoholic beverages, tips, personal insurance, personal expenses.