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Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

Type of destination:

  • River / lake / wetland
  • Forest / rainforest
  • Indigenous community

Type of accommodation:

  • Bungalow / cabaña / ecolodge
  • Research station

Rates: (in US dollars)

$150 and up
See details about rates below.

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Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is a comfortable lodge located in the Amazon rainforest, on the opposite bank of the Madre de Dios River from the Tambopata National Reserve. Pristine, uncontaminated, and easy to reach, it is just 30 minutes by plane and 45 minutes by boat from Cuzco. The Madre de Dios region is known as "Peru’s biodiversity capital," offering visitors the opportunity to see an incredible variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and trees.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica offers guests a warm welcome and easy access to a 29,650-acre (12,000-hectare) private rainforest reserve. Visitors can enjoy a range of land and river tours that provide an excellent introduction to the amazing diversity of the Amazonian lowland rainforest. An elegant retreat with limited electrical power and ample contact with nature, Reserva Amazónica has been an ecotourism pioneer for more than 30 years, promoting innovative and sustainable use of the tropical rainforest in southeastern Peru and supporting important scientific research since its inception in 1975.


35 wooden bungalows with thatched roofs elevated on posts in the traditional style of the Ese’ Eja indigenous group.


  • Breakfast included
  • Fans
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection - Limited access in the main pavilion.
  • Private bathroom
  • Spa


  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Educational / research / volunteering
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Walking / hiking


  • Canopy walkway

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 106

Percentage of local employees: 86%

Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization with more than 35 years of experience in sustainable tourism, conservation, and research. In 2001, we founded the NGO Inkaterra Association (ITA) to more efficiently support various research projects, conservation efforts, and education and social development programs.

Studies undertaken in Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica’s protected forest include environmental assessments of different habitats and inventories of flora and fauna that have resulted in the identification of 420 bird species and 1,266 plant species, including five new species of amphibians and lianas (vine).

Those efforts have resulted in various publications, including the books "The Lives of Amphibians & Reptiles in the Amazon Forest," by William Duellman (Cornell University Press) and "Florula of the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve," published by ITA and the Missouri Botanical Garden. We have also published field guides of the reserve’s birds and butterflies.


$150 and up

$492 per person double occupancy in superior cabin; 3-day/2-night program:

  • Round-trip transportation by land and river (airport / lodge / airport).
  • All meals, bottled water, and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • A la carte selection of tours in English or Spanish.
  • Internet access in the main pavilion.
  • Welcome gift.
  • Afternoon tea and happy hour.
  • Hand-made amenities.

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Getting There

Nearest international airport: Lima (LIM)

Nearest local/national airport: Puerto Maldonado (PEM)

Travel time to nearest airport: 1 hour

From Lima, flights to Puerto Maldonado via Cusco last 2 hours, whereas direct flights from Cusco take 30 minutes. From there, it’s a 45-minute boat trip down the Madre de Dios River to the lodge.

Inkaterra's staff will welcome you at the airport in Puerto Maldonado and will accompany you to the lodge.

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

  • Finalist in the conservation category of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s “Tourism for Tomorrow Prize 2010”.
  • One of the Top 10 "Travel Trends" in Harrod’s Hot List 2009.

Date This Information Was Provided

April 2011.

Photos courtesy of Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, Peru, for

Contact Information

Eduardo Chamochumbi

Km 15, río Madre de Dios, margen izquierda
Puerto Maldonado

Tel: +51/1-610-0400
Fax: +51/1-422-4701;




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