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What We Love

  • All guides speak both English and Spanish
  • Every guest has a 100% carbon-neutral hotel stay
  • Peru’s signature pisco sours served up with jungle flavors (including ginger and carambola)
  • The early morning symphony of bird and monkey calls
  • Inkaterra’s commitment to Peru, conservation and ecology
  • Personal hammocks for lounging
  • Experience a different side of Peru at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

What To Know

  • Children four and under are not permitted
  • In keeping with the goal of sustainability, there is no AC (but there are ceiling fans)
  • During the day, temps are around 90°F and the humidity is near 95%
  • Cell phones won’t work here
  • Electricity is by generator during certain hours only; otherwise, kerosene lanterns are provided
  • Free WiFi in the main building but no Internet or TV in the rooms
  • Wildlife sightings will vary
  • Though it’s warm, bring light, long pants and long sleeves to protect you from mosquitoes
  • There’s lots of stuff for kids here, but if your kids don’t like nature and need constant stimulation from electronic gadgets, this isn’t a good match


  •  Eco-Friendly
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The Review

On the banks of Peru’s Madre de dios River, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica champions the concept of sustainable eco-tourism, presenting the treasures of Amazonia from a rustic-chic eco-lodge. With just the right combination of select creature comforts, stellar service and hands-on outdoor experiences, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica presents a gentle, fascinating introduction to the rain forest and its splendors.

Every hour at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica leads to adventure. A group of brilliantly colored blue macaws passes overhead. A curious three-toed sloth peeks down from its canopy comfort zone, surveying the onlookers. Intrepid guides coax larger-than-life tarantulas from their dens. Chatty squirrel monkeys and massive red howlers indulge in the seasonal offerings of fallen fruit.

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Back at the lodge, spacious, comfortable cabins await after early evening and early morning eco-journeys (6 a.m. is the best time to spot wildlife), as well as half-day and full-day excursions. Each cabin is constructed from a variety of woods and topped by a palm-thatch roof, and is fully netted to keep out unwelcome mosquitoes. In front of the cabin, a personal siesta area offers two hammocks for long naps, good reads, or just listening to the sounds of the jungle.

In keeping with Inkaterra’s commitment to low-impact tourism and sustainability, a generator supplies electricity during specified hours only; the rest of the time, kerosene lanterns are provided. Moreover, the cabins are devoid of TVs, WiFi and, yes, air-conditioning, encouraging guests to partake in the activities of a bygone age — like conversation, stargazing and listening to the call of the wild.

How to Get There

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
Puerto Maldonado, 00000 Peru


Awesome sloth and baby sighting

Slick transfer to the lodge. Wonderful guide in David who took a group of seven of us on the lake Valencia day trip ( worth the extra charge). Loved our fellow guests who we fished for piranha with and then had a wonderful lunch on a little island next to a mango tree. Night walk was very special as David spotted a sloth and it’s baby above our heads that everyone else had walked past and then another sloth on a guided walk the next day. He really brought the forest alive. They supplied us with torches. Wish we had booked a cabin with a river view but we slept well and had our teenage son in same cabin. Lunches had a much bigger menu and proved more delicious than dinners so would recommend having the biggest feast then.
Good happy hour.
Using deet twice a day we had no bites and weren’t taking antimalarials.
The gift shop was great for rainforest hats etc
Oh and you can book a night in a canopy special room with a dinner under the stars near the canopy walkways but we didn’t find that out until it was too late.
Met some fabulous people there and felt well looked after.

Amazing in the Amazon

It is astounding what the Inkaterra team have achieved here. Ignore the reviews that moan about cleanliness, food or early starts etc. This is the Amazon - you come here to see beautifully isolated places and wildlife, and you get up early to have it to yourself before the hoards arrive. The beauty of it is the lack of WiFi (try switching off from that phone you're addicted to and relax for a few days) and the user-generated electricity going off late at night. Falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle is truly lovely - I am a light sleeper and didn't need the earplugs that I usually wear at night.

We were shocked by the food - so much more than we imagined given the remote location. A fantastic selection with three course lunch and dinner.

Our room was spotless - we had a few tiny ants here and there but nothing to stress about (I'm not a bug fan) and you have to remember where you are - I'm sure most New York hotels have much more nasty bugs!

The tours were super - amazing what the guides spot that our untrained eyes would miss. The only disappointment (big one for me) was that we couldn't do the paid-for bird excursion as only two of us wanted to do it and a minimum of four were needed - so not a totally a la carte choice.

All the staff were very friendly and happy to help with anything.

Wind down of our Peruvian adventure

We spent 2 nights at this resort near the end of our 3 week Peruvian adventure.
It was a nice glimpse into the rainforest and its flora and fauna. Our guide Constantino was excellent and took us on a few excursions during our visit. The highlight was seeing the caiman attack the otter family for their fish. It was thrilling to see this happen.
Enjoyed the luxury of the resort after trekking the Andes.
Felt very privileged!