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Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Rio Madre De Dios Km15, Puerto Maldonado, Peru   |  
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British Columbia, Canada
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“The highlight of our Peruvian adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I cannot say enough about our experience at Inkaterra. It was amazing food (included), incredible lodging and the best tours (our guide was Anna... very friendly and knowledgable). I celebrated my birthday there, and they even brought a cake to our table during dinner. Everything was handled with the upmost care - they took care of handling our luggage from the airport to our room, personalized wake-up calls, and checked on us one evening when we didn't go to the dining room for dinner. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are really glad that you keep great memories about your stay at our property and appreciate your kind comments about our excursions and knowledgable guides.

Thank you again for choosing Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica and for staying at our property during your birthday!
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Inkaterra team meets you at the airport and handles your luggage for you the entire journey by jungle bus and boat to and from the lodge. The rooms were very nice little individual cabanas on the bank of the Madre de Dios river. We enjoyed our welcome drinks (pisco sours) in the main dining room listening to the sounds of the rainforest. The menu is basic but the food is very good. They offer a wide range of excursions depending on how adventurous you are. Our guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and spoke very good english. Its very relaxing and quiet here, no TV, no phone service or internet except in the business center. And limited electricity, lights out at 10pm. Good way to escape and enjoy the Peruvian Amazon.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are very glad you enjoyed your experience at our property,

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and for staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica!
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Leitchfield, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We were met at the airport by an Inka Terra team and boarded a charming makeshift jungle bus. We were taken in a timely manner to the Butterfly House which doubles as a reception/check-in location. Here had the first and only glitch of our all too short stay: some travel group (a Condor Travel group) had an issue at the airport and therefore the rest of us had to wait what I consider an inordinate time at the Butterfly House. We didn't do enough research before hand to realize that you can store the bulk of your luggage at this facility and wished we had known about this option for two reasons. First, you don't need the heavier apparel needed or other regions of Peru. Secondly, your bags are hauled around by a staff which works very hard, it would've been nice to not have to have them haul our luggage up (and later down) the river bank.

After this lengthy delay we took a 15 minute rude to the port, which was quite entertaining as the city of Puerto Maldonado was rather ramshackle and our view from the windowless bus put you right there in the heart of the city.

The 45 minute ride down river to the lodge was pleasant albeit rather uneventful. Because of the aforementioned delay, our briefing and lunch was rather late. We had to return to the Eco Center to schedule all the excursions in which we wanted to partake. There are many to choose from and ll appear interesting.

Our river view cabana (No. 4) was stunningly charming. The only small oddity was they do not provide wash cloths- you can request them however.

Our excursions were as follows:

Night Rain Forest Walk- one hour walking in the forest near the lodge after dark. We were able to view a tarantula, a huge banana caterpillar and various flora.

Lago Sandoval- the two mile walk through the forest to he lake was the highlight of the trip. We spotted squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, macaws, anteaters, and numerous other flora and fauna. The lake portion itself was a bit of a let down because the wind was so strong that the huge canoe was having a bit of difficulty getting around the lake. Still, it was a great morning.

Canopy walk- near the first tower we spotted another species of monkey: the tamarin. The canopy walk was a great experience.

Twilight River Cruise- So-so. We spotted several small white caiman crocodiles on the hour long, night time excursion.

Dining- we found the food quite interesting. In addition to traditional fare like Lomo Saltado, they have specialty items utilizing rain forest produce- I had some fish steam cooked inside a large piece of bamboo.

Notes-

~TAKE BUG SPRAY

~If you can get Anabel as a guide for any of the excursions, do so.

~Be prepared for the scheduled power outages. It is rather nice, but makes getting around the cabana, even during daylight hours, a bit of a chore.

~Take plastic bags to store your dirty clothes in. The humidity will permeate everything and your clothes- worn or not- will be moist when you unpack them at your next destination.

~ PLEASE stay one day longer than you think you need to. There was so much we didn't get to do in our 48 hour stay.

On our last morning our wake up call was courtesy of three red howler monkeys which was the icing on the cake of our visit.

This lodge greatly exceeded our expectations.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at our property.

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you had during your check-in, it is not usual that we have this kind of problems and we will be reviewing our processes in order to avoid any other inconvenience.

A part from this, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at the Peruvian Amazon and we hope to welcome you in a next visit.

Thank you for staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica!
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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had a wonderful time here. We really enjoyed the canopy excursion (fortunately we had a very small group) and the botanical garden. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food and dining room service were excellent. We loved our cabana. Very roomy and comfortable. The grounds are very clean and well kept.
We had no problem with the power being turned off part of the day as we knew about it when we made our reservation so it came as no surprise.
I highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Be sure to spray bug spray around your ankles and legs as there are chiggers in the rain forest.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments with us about your stay at our property.

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your kind comments about our cabañas, food, excursions and specially about our service.

Thank you for staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica!
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had an incredible two night stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. First off, although this is a high-end lodge you are still in the jungle: no air conditioning, phones in rooms, internet access, no electricity in late afternoon, etc. All fine with us! We had a river view cabin which was very comfortable; great bed with overhead fan, nice shower, etc. The two chairs were uncomfortable, and at our age getting in and out of the two hammocks was a bit of a challenge, but otherwise we were very happy with the room. The food was delicious, served in a pleasant dining room with attached bar. We went on two excursions: the canopy walk and night boat ride. The guides were very knowledgeable. Canopy walk was amazing; incredible vegetation, giant spiders and snails, birds (we saw a toucan), etc. On the night boat ride we saw a group of capybaras (world's largest rodents) and fishing bats darting around the water. At one point a band of monkeys ran around up in the trees on the hotel property. Being in the rainforest was a real thrill, and Reserva Amazonica was a great way to do it.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica.

As you mentioned, our high-end property provide our guests with an authentic experience and it is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay.

We appreciate your kind comments about our cabañas, food and excursions and we hope to welcome you again in a next ocassion.

Thank you for staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica!
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 nights here as an add-on to a Galapagos, Machu Picchu trip. Should have stopped after Machu Picchu.

For the amount paid, I would like a chair to sit on a my meals not a log with a niche cut out of it. The pillows on the sofas were all used during the meals as your behind gets a little tender on these 'seats'. There is no 'coffee' served. They have something called 'essence of coffee', huh? The power is cut off right in the heat of the afternoon when you would really like to have that fan going in your cabana.

All the staff I met there for the first evening was wonderful, friendly and engaging. There was small wildlife wandering about the resort - agoutis, lizards and birds galore.

Then I got sick. Through absolutely NO FAULT of the resort. So now consider being sick, 45 minutes by boat, and during the day when all the guides are gone - no one speaks English. "My wife is very ill" was met by "Have the chicken soup" in very broken English. Fortunately they did have gatorade. But that's it; you're on your own. The town of Puerto Maldonado isn't where I'd let a doctor look at me either. When the guides got back from their various excursions they did come to check on me, but really, what can they do?? So keep this in mind.

I've been home a week and the Peruvian Parasite still has me laid low. Glad it happened at the end of the trip

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are sorry to hear that you got sick at the end of your visit to Peru and that this affected part o your experience in our property.

Our stunning main building and dining room are built and furnished of native materials that blend almost seamlessly into the jungle. We apologize if you did not find our dining room comfortable and we will transfer your concerns to the correct department.

Following our conservation and ecological philosophy, and striving to mantain authenticity, the power generator works during limited hours providing the necessary electricity to guests before and after their daily excursions.

We appreciate that you described our staff as "wonderful, friendly and engaging" and we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Best regards,
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Massachusetts
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Just returned from a three night stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. From the moment we arrived at the airport, it was clear that this property is service-driven. The transfer to the hotel was effortless and very smooth. Our room, a river view cabin, was spotlessly clean and very well appointed for a property in a location like this. I would recommend a river front cabin, as I think they received more of a cross breeze and were a bit quieter. I did not realize that some of the cabins had a pool and if I had known, would have probably picked one of those, as swimming would have been a nice option each afternoon in between activities. Each room has lanterns and citronella candles to light the cabin during the "blackout periods" each day. The bed was comfortable and quite romantic with the mosquito netting. It did get surprisingly cool during the night, so be prepared for that. We had absolutely no issue with bugs, including mosquitos, in our cabin. We did use 100% deet during our excursions and did not get any bites. We also took malerone as an added preventative measure. The food was very good. They serve a buffet-style breakfast with eggs made to order. For lunch, a relatively large fixed menu was offered and for dinner, there were usually three options (different every night). The wait staff was always very friendly and very attentive. The dulce de leche cake was a favorite! Our guide, Justo, was very nice and very knowledgeable. We noticed that he, as well as the other staff members took great pride in their work and were eager to make sure that everyone's stay was as perfect as can be. We noticed that they record notes about every aspect of our stay and that there was close supervison and regulation of all staff members. I had a massage one night and found that it exceeded my expectations and was a very nice way to end a long day of excursions. The only negative comment we have is that if you are looking for high voltage "animal" excursions, this will disappoint. There are many wonderful things to discover in the jungle but, remember, this is not an African safari. As someone with personal experience in running a resort property, this property would seemingly be a nightmare to run, but Inkaterra does it well with elements of both sophistication and adventure.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ecommerce_manager, Ecommerce at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at our property.

We are glad that you keep great memories of your stay and we appreciate the kind comments about our staff who are always to assist our guest in anything they may need.

Thank you for staying at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica!
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Address: Rio Madre De Dios Km15, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Location: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Maldonado
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Remote and pristine, yet easily accessible; a welcoming haven of 494 acres, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica offers a range of land and river excursions that introduce guests to the magic of the rainforest, including the spectacular 1,129-ft. long and 100-ft. high Canopy Walkway, which allows an incredible experience from over the tree tops. ... more   less 
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