Reserva Amazonica 3d/2n

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Puerto Maldonado. 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 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 Explorer Guide, choose from the various excursions available at Reserva Amazónica. On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the 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 Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night 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 big caimans.

Enjoy the 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 cabaña, or join us to talk about your experience in the rainforest, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

Day 2

Wake up late 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 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.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-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch.

After lunch, consider visiting the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk. 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 the three-toed sloth. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, trees and there is a possibility to see snakes of this flooded marshland. The walk finishes 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 full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you will visit the 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 in 2018

Based on double occupancy. For single or triple rates, please inquire.

 

Cabana3d/2n Program4d/3n Program5d/4n Programextra night
Superior
US$492US$646US$706US$192
Superior RioUS$586US$759US$814US$217
Suite AmazonicaUS$672US$862US$908US$242
Suite TambopataUS$799US$1015US$1050US$277

Flights from Lima to Puerto Maldonado depart from Jorge Chavez airport’s domestic terminal and take about 3 hours. Most flights stop in Cuzco before continuing to Puerto Maldonado. Flights from Cusco depart from the domestic terminal of Velasco Astete airport and take around 45 minutes.
You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to Reserva Amazonica Lodge via a short 45-minutes boat ride.

Reserva Amazonica is adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve, where the Madre de Dios river meanders through the Southern Peru rainforest region, known as the Biodiversity Capital of Peru.

A welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare (42,008-acre) private ecological reserve, only a 25-minute flight from Cusco.

 

Return journey: Check out time is at 11:00, you could choose to stay at the lodge or go earlier to Puerto Maldonado. Although lunch is not included on the last day, you can coordinate it previously (additional cost). Please contact us for further assistance.

 

  • Assistance at the airport
  • Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport / Lodge / Airport)
  • Overnights at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica
  • Full board
  • Bottled water
  • À-la-carte excursions (Spanish and English)
  • Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk
  • Basic equipment for each excursion
  • Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval (SERNANP),
  • Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
  • 10% service charge
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional services
  • Compulsory supplement of US$ 85.00 per person on the nights of December 24th and 31st
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      ADDED VALUE

      • Welcome Drink
      • Welcome Gift Tea Time
      • Cocktail Hour

    Notes

    • For triple occupancy consider the same rate applied per person in double occupancy. 
    • Maximum one additional bed per cabaña, limited capacity
    • Children conditions applicable under 12 when accompanied by one or two adults in the same cabaña – maximum 2 per cabaña
    • We do not recommend children under 5, otherwise guest must sign disclaimer
    • Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and demand
    • Additional and private services, as well as Explorer Guides in other languages, available upon request at an extra cost
    • Suggested itineraries available
    • Rates subject to changes without prior notice

    Weather and what to wear:

    The weather is tropical, with an average temperature of 32°C (89° F), ranging from 25°C (77° F) to 42°C (107° F). The hotter season usually ranges from December to March and comes with frequent afternoon rainfall. Between June and September, you may need some warmer clothing since occasional “friajes” or Patagonia Cold Fronts can reduce the temperature to 10°C (50°F). Cool comfortable cotton clothes are required to counter the heat while sweaters and jackets may be handy at night. See Equipment and Luggage. Visitors must anticipate the extreme heat and humidity of the jungle by finding out the exact weather condition at the time of travel in order to be ready with clothing and accessories.

    *All activities and excursions are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

    Health

    The US Travel Advisory for Peru usually recommends yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication for tourists travelling to rainforest regions. Please consult your doctor at least a month before visiting the Amazon Basin. No cases of yellow fever or malaria have ever been reported on our properties. Water: Inkaterra uses filtered river water that can be used for showers but is not safe to drink. Bottled drinking water is provided to all guests.

    Communications/Phone

    There is limited telephone access and no mobile phone coverage at the lodge. In case of emergency, the Guest Service Department can contact the office in town via radio.

    Currency/Foreign Exchange

    The official currency is the Nuevo Sol (PEN) divided into 100 céntimos. Inkaterra accepts major credit cards. There are no facilities to exchange Travelers’ checks; travelers are advised to have cash (in Soles) on hand as foreign currency exchange is limited. It is advisable to exchange to Soles before going to the lodge, though payment is accepted in both US Dollars and/ or in Soles. ATMs are available only in main cities.

    Security

    At Reserva Amazonica there are no locks and no safety deposit in the cabanas. The lodge has a safe deposit box located inside the gift shop, where guests may leave all their assets. We suggest that you leave your valuables locked in your suitcases. Inkaterra will not be responsible for loss or misplacement of the travellers’ personal belongings. The lodge has a security guard on site 24-hours a day.

    EQUIPMENT AND LUGGAGE

    It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and equipment to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the boat, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) per person. Excess luggage can be stored at the headquarters 10min from the airport.

    • Long pants and long sleeve shirt made of light, breathable, quick-dry material
    • Good water resistant trekking shoes
    • Raingear (backup gear is a good idea)
    • Binoculars
    • Sunblock, sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • A converter (voltage is 220).
    • The hotel has a limited number of converters available
    • Contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses or glasses
    • Don’t forget your camera and/or video camera (we recommend a waterproof case), and, if it is not digital, bring plenty of film!**
    • Extra batteries

    SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

    • Respect towards authentic cultural, social and environmental values
    • Profitable conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
    • Positive impact on ecosystems and local communities
    • Compliance with national and international regulations
    • Respect for the rights of actors involved in BioTrade activities
    • Clarity about land tenure, use and access to natural resources and knowledge
    • Replicable business model of low initial cost and high positive impact on local communities

    CONSERVATION

    Initiatives on biodiversity conservation are managed by NGO Inkaterra Asociación. These include the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 100ft above the ground designed to study wildlife in the rainforest canopy; the Spectacled Bear Rescue Center at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in benefit of the only bear species native to South America; the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) found in its natural habitat; and the World Birding Rally, an international competition unique for its non-stop modality, which aims to confirm Peru as a top destination for bird watching.

    The first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon neutral (1989), Inkaterra mitigates the effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest whilst contributed with carbon sequestration through the preservation of Peru’s first ecological concession, with more than 10,000 hectares of virgin rainforest. As determined by Professor Tim Baker (University of Leeds), one hectare conserved within Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica o Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion captures 200 tons of carbon.