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lodgeint3 (34K)Your itinerary is personalized upon your arrival, to provide the richest possible experience. Each guest coordinates his or her individual schedule with the Head Interpreter, depending upon length of stay, desired activity levels, weather conditions and personal preferences. Nature is all around, and close enough to blur the boundaries. You will almost certainly find yourself connecting with the natural world as never before. Since this may be your first rain forest experience, we suggest the following itinerary to help you get the most from your visit:

Traveling to Tambopata National Reserve offers a rare opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world. To help you experience the wonder of this magic place, we have prepared a suggested itinerary for your stay.

Welcome to Puerto Maldonado and register at the Butterfly House / Transfer to the boarding wharf / After 45 minutes by boat, arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica / Enjoy the Trail System adventure and the Twilight River excursion or the nature presentation at the Ecomedia Center with available cocktails / Dinner at the main dinning room / Overnight / Breakfast starting at 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. / Enjoy the excursion to Lake Sandoval and Inkaterra Canopy / The Eco-media nature presentation with available cocktail / Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Gamitana Creek excursion / ENA Spa service / Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Visit the Concepcion excursion and an Ese’ Eja Experience / The Eco-media nature presentation with available cocktail / Dinner / Overnight

DAY 1

cabana1 (43K)Welcome in Puerto Maldonado. Visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, check-in, and then reach the boarding dock in only 15 minutes. Let the rainforest enrapture you, 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 siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your inkaterra Interpreter, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra lodge.

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 incredibly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.

We recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion: a guided afternoon boat ride downriver from the Inkaterra lodge. 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 big caiman.

Enjoy afternoon cocktails followed by 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 join us to talk about the experience of life in the rainforest, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

DAY 2

canopywalk (46K)Rest in bed 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 5.30a.m. to 9:30a.m. This morning you may visit the Sandoval Lake 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, point-tailed palm creepers and side-neck turtles.

Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch.

After lunch, consider the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy. 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 bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers.

Once at the lodge, enjoy a cocktail in the main dining room or during the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

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DAY 3

Enjoy a trip to Gamitana Creek, located 45 minutes by boat from the Inkaterra lodge. For two 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. When you reach the embarkation point, board a canoe and navigate your way back downstream, appreciating the abundant flora and fauna along the way.

You will return to Gamitana Farm in time for a well-earned picnic lunch, followed by a short guided tour to see how local farmers raise fruits and vegetables. Make time for relaxing with our special services at ENA Spa, located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island— a great spot for watching an Amazonian sunset. The ENA Spa is available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., offering traditional massage, aromatherapy and reflexology services, with a choice of Inkaterra fragrances.

DAY 4

Enjoy the Concepcion excursion, with over 200 different plant species, and learn about the uses and benefits of traditional topical flora. This is followed by a 30-minute canoe trip to look for turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and exotic herons.

Return to the Inkaterra lodge for a lunch of delicious Peruvian cuisine.

After lunch, you may enjoy a visit to an Ese' Eja Experience family farm 25 minutes down stream from the lodge. On your final night, savour the tranquillity of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge.

DAY 5

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

RATES PER PERSON IN US$ - valid 2010

CABAÑA PROGRAM 3D/2N PROGRAM 4D/3N PROGRAM 5D/4N ADDITIONAL NIGHT*
Superior Single US$612.00 US$792.00 US$842.00 US$200.00
Superior Double US$492.00 US$646.00 US$706.00 US$192.00
Superior Rio Single US$744.00 US$948.00 US$992.00 US$272.00
Superior Rio Double US$586.00 US$759.00 US$814.00 US$217.00
Suite Amazonica Single US$864.00 US$1092.00 US$1123.00 US$306.00
Suite Amazonica Double US$672.00 US$862.00 US$908.00 US$242.00
Suite Tambopata Single US$1042.00 US$1307.00 US$1324.00 US$358.00
Suite Tambopata Double US$799.00 US$1015.00 US$1050.00 US$277.00

Programs and rates subject to changes without prior notice / Children under 12 years old pay 50% rate according to the program and selected category accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabana / We do not recommend children under 5 years old / We offer a la carte and established itineraries / Additional services upon request, with additional cost / The time schedules of the excursions may vary depending on the weather and demand.

* The additional night is available for the 5D/4N program

INCLUDED
Carbon neutral hotel stay / Round trip transportation by land and river ( Airport / Lodge / Airport ) / Complete meals and overnight at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica / Bottled water and homemade non alcoholic drinks / Cocktail and Bar consumptions at meal time / English and Spanish guide service (other languages are available upon request) / A la carte Excursions / Basic equipment for each excursion / Entrance ticket to Lake Sandoval INRENA / Canopy and Butterfly House entrance fee
NOT INCLUDED
10% service charge / Airfaire / Personal expenses / Airport local taxes / Personal insurance / Personal expenses and tips / Spa services and other non specific services.

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