LUXURY RESERVA AMAZONICA

Enjoy a first class stay in Reserva Amazonica, a luxury rainforest lodge located in from of the Madre de Dios river and adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve. Remote and pristine, yet easily accessible, this region is only a 35-minute flight from Cusco. Here, in the area known as the “Biodiversity Capital of Peru”, awaits the opportunity for discovering an incredible variety of species — birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, among others. A welcoming haven of 200 hectares (494 acres), Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica offers a range of land and river excursions that introduce guests to the magic of the rainforest. This simple yet hospitable, limited electricity lodge has been an ecotourism pioneer for 40 years, promoting innovative sustainable use of the Southern Peruvian Rainforest, and supporting important scientific investigations.

 


TOUR CATEGORY
  • Nature
  • Wildlife watching

LOCATION
  • Amazon
  • Peru
  • Puerto Maldonado
  • Tambopata National Reserve

ACTIVITY LEVEL
  • Easy

DURATION
  • 4 days

WHEN TO GO
  • Year round

TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE

  • Visit one of the most biodiverse areas of the entire Amazon rainforest.
  • Discover several species of plants and animals that are endemic to the region.

DAY 01 PUERTO MALDONADO – RESERVA AMAZONICA LODGE

Lunch & Dinner

Upon arrival, our guides will welcome you at the airport and drive you to our Puerto Maldonado headquarters and then to the Tambopata River Port followed by a boat ride to Reserva Amazonica Lodge.

Your itinerary is personalized upon your arrival, to provide the richest possible experience. Each guest coordinates his or her individual schedule with their Explorer Guide, depending upon length of stay, desired activity levels, weather conditions and personal preferences. Nature is all around and closes enough to blur the boundaries. You will almost certainly find yourself connecting with the natural world as never before. Since this may be your first rain forest experience at Inkaterra, we suggest the following itinerary to help you get the most from your visit:   This afternoon you can enjoy the TRAIL SYSTEM, this trail offers an excellent introduction to the jungle ecosystem, as you walk past exotic rainforest trees in the Reserva Amazónica Natural Reserve. Look down and spot the tiny lizards that rustle the leaves as they dart about on the forest floor. Gaze at the treetops and be amazed with the arena for bird watching. Observe the insect life and learn about the interpretation of the primary and secondary rainforest components, as well as the human impact and the relevance of the rainforests of the world. (Recommended for children)

Take a guided afternoon boat ride on the TWILIGHT RIVER tour and witness the enchanting transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal environment, as animals and birds of the daytime are replaced by species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits and characteristics while searching for nightjars, owls, capybaras and caimans. In addition, on a clear night the southern hemisphere stars can be appreciated. (Recommended for children)

Overnight at Reserva Amazonica

DAY 02 RESERVA AMAZONICA EXCURSIONS

Buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch & dinner

Today we take a motorized canoe to the Tambopata National Reserve to start the half hour walk along three kilometers of trails to reach LAKE SANDOVAL. Glide in a canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, macaws, prehistoric hoatzins, point-tailed palm creepers and yellow spotted side-neck turtles. Recommended for children (except during the months of rain, Dec.-Mar.)

By the afternoon we will have an unforgettable adventure at the CANOPY WALKWAY. You will ascend the first tower and walk through the treetops of the giant Amazon Basin, across hanging bridges. Views unimaginable from below and possible only from the air are revealed on this network of towers, bridges and platforms. Be on the lookout for different birds, such as toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, among many others, or try to identify them through their songs, while on the observation decks. Learn about the interaction between flora and fauna at the various levels of the forest and its integration into the rainforest ecosystem. (Recommended for children)

Overnight at Reserva Amazonica

DAY 03 RESERVA AMAZONICA EXCURSIONS

Buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch & dinner

Today morning we have the adventure of GAMITANA CREEK, a water creek that is home to caimans, turtles and brightly colored birds. Then board a canoe and navigate 1 hour downstream to the Gamitana Model Farm, appreciating the rich plant and animal life along the way, afterwards enjoy a short guided walk to learn about an Amazon model farm. By the afternoon we take a 35-minute ride upriver to HACIENDA CONCEPCION, home to a remarkable Botanical Garden with over 200 different species of rainforest indigenous plants some of them with medicinal uses. Next, take a canoe trip on a small lake and watch for wildlife – turtles, sun grebes, nightjars and herons. The activity ends in the forest with the observation of cacao and rubber tree plantations. (Recommended for children) At the end of the day we have a RAINFOREST BY NIGHT Walk through the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve. Venture into the forest and experience the mystery that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night.

Overnight at Reserva Amazonica

DAY 04 RESERVA AMAZONICA LODGE TO PUERTO MALDONADO AIRPORT

Buffet breakfast

Transfer by motorized canoe from Reserva Amazonica lodge to Tambopata River Port, followed by a transfer to Puerto Maldonado Headquarters. While waiting for the Airport transfer, take a short visit to the BUTTERFLY HOUSE where different species of beautiful butterflies can be seen flying in this place.

MAKE IT DIFFERENT (OPTIONAL)

Ask our experts about an extension to the impressive Colca Canyon; to Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; the magestic city of Cusco and Machu Picchu, the enigmatic Amazon or the mysterious Nazca lines.

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