The Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
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One of your highlights during a trip in Peru might be this eco-luxury lodge in front of the Madre de Dios River, called Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. There are no roads in this area, so all traffic has to go in and out by boat. It is amazing to see such elegant cabanas in such a primitive place. The hotel is surrounded by nature in the middle of the rain forest, making it tranquil and mysterious.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is situated at the heart of a 17,000 hectare (42,008-acre) private ecological reserve. 540 bird species have been inventoried on the hotel grounds, deep in the rain forest. You really get a taste of what the amazon rain forest is like.
The furnishings in the cabanas are simple but comfortable and clean and all the service staff are extremely friendly. The bungalows are very well protected from insects and the area is well maintained.
There is no WiFi and cellular coverage which is perfect, you truly get to enjoy the environment. If you want you can join one of their tours and the guides are all very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and were excellent at spotting hidden animals. You can tell they really love their job and the Amazon rain forest.
How to get there
Pristine, remote and yet easily accesible. There are daily flights from Lima via Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, which is the gateway city. However since you are going to an eco-lodge you might want to think o getting there by land. There is a daily night bus leaving Cusco at 9 in the evening arriving the next day at 8 am in Puerto Maldonado. From Puerto Maldonado you need to go to the Jetty Port for a 45-minute boat transfer along the river to the Lodge.
Best time to visit
The temperatures are pretty constant year round, however we recommend to visit from April til October. This is the drier and less humid time of year. Click here for more climate details.
How to book
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica gets an average rating of 9.1 and you can book it here.