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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica - 5 Day

Overview

Travelling 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 at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica.

Please note that this is a suggested itinerary, you can choose your own rainforest adventure! Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica offers more than a dozen excursions. An interpreter meets with each guest upon arrival, shaping an ideal itinerary based on individual interests, desired activity levels, weather conditions, and length of stay.

Trip Code: PETSRA5

Location: Peru

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Welcome in Puerto Maldonado. Check-in and then reach the boarding wharf in only 15 minutes. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, 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 nap, followed by a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, choose from the various excursions available at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica. 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 jungle environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching 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 up to three different caiman species.

Enjoy 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 share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.

Welcome

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 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 Eco Center.

Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.

Lake Sandoval

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, observing 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 grow fruits and vegetables. Return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, walk along the lodge trails to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Rainforest Garden just around the cabanas. This interesting native garden was started by the locals more than ten years ago showcasing native plants, trees and orchids. An in-depth explanation familiarizes you with the traditional use and highly interesting benefits of the plants and trees used for construction including those that were used for building the lodge, as well as native clothing accessories. 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 after dark, 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.

Gamitana Creek

Enjoy the trip to Hacienda Concepcion, built in an old cocoa and rubber plantation on the grounds of a place once known as "Fundo Concepción ", a medical center of the Catholic mission in the 50´s. Until 1976, this property also served as a center of ecological research and training for the local community; within 819 ha. of natural forest naturally nestled in an oxbow lake. Hacienda Concepción has diverse ecosystems, tropical plants and wild animals. During this excursion, you will also learn about the history and visit the remains of a ship called Fitzcarrald. Return to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch.

After lunch, you may enjoy a visit to the Wetlands, where you will have the opportunity to visit and interesting ecosystem in the 200-meter boardwalk over the Aguajales rainforest swamps. See the transition of the forest ecosystem from dry to marshlands, and observe the various species of amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds and mammals. Get to know the lush flora and trees, how they adapt to the wetland ecosystem, their benefits and uses.

Return to the lodge.

Hacienda Concepción

Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado.

Departure
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Important Information

  • Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport)
    Welcome drink
    Welcome Gift
    Personalized welcome
    Buffet breakfast / a la carte lunch & dinner
    Bottled water in room
    Tea Time
    Cocktail Hour
    English and Spanish Inkaterra Explorer Guide service
    Included excursions à la carte
    Entrance fees to Lake Sandoval 

     

    ADDITIONAL SERVICES (at extra charge)
     Bar
     Snack to go
     Binoculars for rent
     Private Explorer Guide
     Excursions with an Inkaterra Explorer Guide in languages other than
    Spanish and English.
     Tambopata Explorer Kit: Belt pouch, compass, cap, colored pencils, paper
    block and flash light.
     Treasure Hunt: Activity designed for children from 5 to 12. It consists of the
    accomplishment of fun and educative tasks such as riddles, handicrafts,
    drawings and research taking as a reference the fauna, flora, and the hotel
    experiences.
     ENA Spa treatments

     

  • 2 - Light Adventure
  • Single room FROM US$840 - subject to season and availability, contact us for more details. 

  • CHILDREN & FAMILY SPECIALS
    Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is a family-oriented lodge that offers: additional beds or bed railings; highchairs; child-friendly Explorer Guides; a children's menu; and a child's explorer kit that comes with a belt pouch, compass, cap, colored pencils,
    paper block and flash light. (Prior reservation and subject to availability).
    The lodge recommends the following excursions and additional services with special activities for children between the ages of five and twelve: Trail System, Twilight River, Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk, Treasure Hunt, Lake Sandoval
    (in dry season May- Oct.) and Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción. 

    Contact us for more details

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.