Set in the heart of a 30 000 acre private rain forest reserve, Reserva Amazonica is without a doubt the most luxurious jungle lodge in the Peruvian Rainforest. True to the unmistakable InkaTerra style, the lodge excels at paying the highest attention to the smallest details. This rainforest is for those who wish to experience the rainforest in style and comfort, yet still enjoy a certain rustic flair. Electricity is limited and the cabanas and main building are constructed using local materials to fit harmoniously into the surroundings.
Tree-trunk boardwalks wind through the property, designed in the fashion of a native Ese' Eja village overlooking the Madre de Dios, connecting cabañas with a pavilion that houses the dining room, as well as the bar and main lounge, plus balconies for bird watching and stargazing. The Eco-Media Center provides useful information to guests, and serves as a meeting point for excursions.
Reserva Amazonica's location, on the banks of the Madre de Dios river, adjacent to one of the largest protected areas of the Amazon, the Tambopata National Reserve, ensures a superb nature experience. Tambopata is exceptionally rich in biodiversity, being home to innumerable species of birds, mammals, insects and plants. However, while birds and insects abound, mammals are much shier and usually avoid contact with humans, making it much harder to spot these elusive forest dwellers.
Well trained bilingual guides are available to guide you on your journey through the rain forest and interpret the natural world.
Reserva Amazonica is the only Lodge in this part of the Amazon that has an actual canopy walkway to make it easier for guests to observe the rainforest at eye-level with many of its inhabitants - in the canopy.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is situated on the steep banks of Peru's meandering Madre de Dios River, in a private ecological reserve deep in the Amazon Basin Rainforest. Guests enjoy a delightful combination of simplicity and luxury. Our lantern-lit, palm-thatched cabañas, designed in the fashion of local Ese' Eja-style huts, are appointed with comfortable beds swathed in mosquito netting, log chairs, and a writing table, plus umbrellas, lanterns, and a complete set of our own natural toiletries. Every cabaña has a spacious siesta porch with hammocks. There is no air conditioning, but every suite and superior room is equipped with fans, hot water, and limited electricity. Our 35 wooden cabañas are scattered around the property, with some overlooking the Madre de Dios River. We have developed different levels of service and accommodations to suit varying needs and preferences. Filtered river water supplies your shower and sink, but it should not be used for drinking. Bottled water is provided in all cabañas and during your excursions.
Thirty-five thatched roof cabañas, built on raised platforms in the style of the indigenous Ese' Eja people, are scattered about the reserve. Four categories of cabañas are offered, to meet your preferences.
The ENA Spa, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, is a great spot for watching the Amazonian sunset, adding a lovely element of relaxation to your rainforest travel experience. The Spa Room is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. offering a range of services that includes traditional massage, aromatherapy and reflexology sessions, as well as an Amazon purification treatment, body exfoliation, cooling massage treatment, cold stone massage, and Reiki.
See list of Spa facilities and treatments
Inspired by the tropical flavors of the Amazon region, meals and beverages at Reserva Amazonica are prepared with fresh local ingredients. We serve an international buffet breakfast; lunch and dinner are served a la carte. All meals include a variety of salads and fruits, as well as a selection of homemade breads. We also offer vegetarian meals and a children's menu, upon request. Meals are served in the main dining room, where you can also enjoy complete bar service. (Drinks not included in room-rates.)
The gift shop, stocked with a variety of eco-friendly items, including insect repellents, basic over the counter medicines, film, batteries, aromatherapy products, and Inkaterra items such as t-shirts, caps, trousers, tote bags, ponchos, among others.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is a family-oriented lodge that offers: additional beds, such as
bunk beds, or bed railings (upon request); high chairs; child-friendly guides; a children's menu,
babysitting services (upon request at an additional charge); and a child's explorer kit consisted
in a pack with compass, cap, post cards, colored pencils and granola. Prior reservation and
subject to availability.
The hotel recommends the following excursions with special activities for children between the ages of six and twelve:
See all excursions offered at Reserva Amazonica
It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and equipment to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the boat, we must limit passenger luggage to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per person. Storage is available at Inkaterra Butterfly House, near the airport in Puerto Maldonado.
Yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication are required for a rainforest environment and are recommended by the US Travel Advisory for Peru. Please consult your doctor at least a month before entering the Amazon Basin. No cases of yellow fever or malaria have ever been reported on our property.
Water: Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has filtered river water that can be used for showers but is not safe to drink. Bottled drinking water is provided to all guests.
Following our ecological philosophy, putting conservation first and striving to maintain authenticity you will not find, air-conditioning, chlorinated water, hair dryers, or other amenities and services available in more developed environments.
See details of our environmental policy and commitment to social responsibility - and ways in which you can help!
The weather is extremely tropical. Average temperature is 32°C (89 F), and varies from 25°C (77 F) to 42°C (107 F). December through March is usually the hottest season, with frequent afternoon rains. Between June and September you may need some warmer clothing, since the occasional "friaje" or Patagonia Cold Fronts can reduce the temperature to 10°C (50 F).
Visitors should be aware that despite our best efforts to provide the most complete experience and the best levels of service in the entire Peruvian Rainforest, we must sometimes adjust plans according to the changing weather conditions.
Wildlife in Tambopata Reserve is remarkable. Giant colorful parrots, toucans, and macaws share the forest with tamarins, and the gorgeous Southern Amazon Red Squirrel. Our region is home to thousands of butterfly species and a large variety of monkeys and otters, as well as four feline species, and much, much more. Numerous world records for biodiversity have been broken here, and new species are constantly being discovered. Tambopata Reserve holds the world record for the number of bird species seen in a single day.
Keep in mind that the rainforest is an open system where many species co-exist. The Amazon has abundant wildlife, but many of the animals like to hide in the dense vegetation. Be aware that you may not actually see many mammals.
Daily commercial flights connect Puerto Maldonado to Lima (2 hours and 15 minutes) and Cusco (25 minutes). The lodge is 15 km. (9 miles) from Puerto Maldonado, about 45 minutes by outboard dugout canoe.
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