Welcome in Puerto
Maldonado.You may visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport,
check-in, and in only 15 minutes you can get to the boarding wharf.
Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a
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 Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful
stranglerfig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and
observing exotic insects.
We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursiona
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 dining room from 7:30p.m.to 9:30p.m.
After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana, or share your
experience of life in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters,
as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.
Rest in bed or rise
earlythe choice is yours.Breakfast begins at 5:30a.m., for those
who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full
buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m.This morning you
may visit the Lake Sandoval 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, side-neckturtles and black caimans.
Return to the Inkaterra lodge for lunch. After lunch,consider the remarkable
Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. 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 colorful
toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths. If you wish you
may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the
towers. The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge. Once at the
lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center. Dinner
starts at 7:30p.m.
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, appreciating
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 raise fruits and
vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, enjoy the Native Experience excursion, located 25 minutes
by boat from the lodge. Visit an indigenous South eastern Amazon family,
where you will learn about their customs, traditional daily living, basic
hunting skills, farming and food preparation.You will also have the opportunity
to produce banana flour that the local communities consume. Return to
the lodge to enjoy lunch. Then consider the Rainforest by Night 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 afterdark,
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.
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
Prices per person:
Superior SGL: $872
Superior DBL: $711
Superior with river view SGL: $1043
Superior with river view DBL: $835
Amazonica Suite SGL: $1202
Amazonica Suite DBL: $949
Tambopata Suite SGL: $1438
Tambopata Suite DBL: $1117
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
fees to Lake Sandoval (INRENA), Canopy Walkway and Butterfly House.
tickets, airport taxes, alcoholic beverages, tips, personal insurance,