Inkaterra Ecological Reserve

Inkaterra Ecological Reserve

Inkaterra Ecological Reserve
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A lot of interesting information provided by our guide about the wildlife and their preservation, followed by climbing a 98foot tower and crossing 7 hanging bridges in the hope of seeing some of that wildlife....with no luck. a pleasant experience regardless
Written January 16, 2020
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JollyVinzant
New York, NY57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This jungle lodge was the highlight of our trip to Peru and probably the most amazing place we've ever stayed. Only an hour up the river, the lodge itself is magical. Really fun adventures that take you close to animals. We felt like we were at Harry Potter's Hogwarts--all day we kept seeing fantastic animals and plants we'd never even heard of, but that the locals viewed casually. There's a resident curmudgeonly Toucan, screaming weaver birds, shy agoutis. Then afterwards we'd have a fanstastic meal and a rest in our wonderful private hut that looked like something The Professor built.
And, to top it off, they're a totally responsible organization, working with the local community and rehabilitating wildlife.
Incredibly knowledgable, sweet staff. They make a real effort to make sure that everyone gets to see all the animals and learn about them.
Written July 20, 2005
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Lifecapturer
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Puerto Maldonado was our first stop and we were blown away by Inkaterra. When we arrived in Puerto, there was a guide waiting for us at the airport. They drove us to our boat that we took to the resort. By far one of the most scenic rides on a boat I've ever had! When we arrived at the lodge we were blown away by the beauty of it. We had lunch right away and then settled into our private cabana that was pure paradise! We met with our guide, Luis, who showed us our tour options for our 4 day stay. Luis was incredibly knowledgeable with the different animals, plants, and bugs in the jungle and took the time to tell us what to look for while also sharing some funny personal experiences! Every day we were there was busy but we had great nap and shower breaks in between each tour. We started that first evening with a night walk in the jungle and we saw our first monkey!

Day 2: We woke up bright and early and hiked into Lake Sandoval- the lodge provided us with rain boots and we sure needed them! (Make sure to wear long pants so you don't get a boot rash like I did.) Also grab a good rain jacket that will keep you dry. Be prepared for a long muddy walk into where the canoes are that you paddle into Lake Sandoval. We saw macaws, squirrel monkeys and cappuccino monkeys on our hike in. Once we got to the canoes we paddled into the lake which was surrounded by palm trees and all types of plants! Luis even had snacks for us- fresh granadilla fruit and granola bars.

We had an afternoon nap and shower then headed to the canopy walk! It was the perfect ending to a perfect day walking through the trees on these bridges and getting a birds eye view of the jungle. Luis continued to tell us about plants and the jungle along the way.

Food: everything at Inkaterra was fresh and delicious. Breakfast had bread, cheese, granola and eggs made to order. The lunch menu was the same every day but there were tons of options. We had the chocolate torte with plantains for dessert every day. Dinner changed every night- I wasn't as impressed with dinner as I was with lunch but it was still good food. It happened to be my birthday while I was there and they brought me out a big cake and sang to me! Karen was our server for most lunches and was so great! Maybe I liked her so much because my name is Karen too :)

Day 3: Another early morning for us- we took a boat ride over to the farm where we learned about all the local fruits and trees they have in the jungle. We got to shoot a bow and arrow for fun on our tour and it was a nice relaxing walk around the farm. We even tried some fresh star fruit! The hike into the creek is full of Mosquitos so be prepared! We then canoed around the creek back to our boat where we headed back to the lodge. We had a break before our next tour into Hacienda Conception- didn't feel like I needed this tour because it was similar to the creek earlier in the day because we also canoed around- this one wasn't as pretty but we did see a lot of monkeys and different birds closer up than any other time. That evening before dinner we had the twilight river tour where we looked for the caymen in the river. We didn't see any but the stars were beautiful that night.

4 days 3 nights is the perfect amount of time at Inkaterra. The only thing that was lacking was that there wasn't zip lining which would have been the perfect activity there.

We couldn't of been happier with the service, our guide Luis, and the accommodations! I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice place to stay in the jungle and likes to have an itinerary planned for you! We were relaxed and ate WELL the whole time and I would love to return someday!
Written March 16, 2013
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MarkODonnell
Scotland, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here recently (Sep2005) for 3 days. Right from the start it was apparent that this was a great place to stay.

Everyone, from tour guides to restaurant staff were friendly and chatty, going out of their way to help. The food was fantastic, good and wholesome - much needed after the excursions!

It's a real back to nature experience, but in a luxurious kind of way, private cabins with no electricity and cold showers (some have solar powered hot water). Light is provided by kerosene lamps lit for you each day when you return from your afternoon excursion - but you'd be well advised to take a small torch with you.

We did everything from fishing up a creek, to visiting monkey island, and a night time jungle walk.

Highly recommended.
Written September 25, 2005
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SarahMacski
Cardiff, UK7 contributions
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This really was a great resort. The transfer from the airport was efficiently and friendly, with travel in an open sided bus and river boat to reach the lodge. The range of eco-activities available is varied and we were given complete choice over what we wished to do during our stay. Our guide was so knowledgable and spoke excellent English - and really enhanced our experience by being so enthusiastic about the Rainforest and it's inhabitants.

The food at the resort was second to none, and the staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly. The main 'house' provided a bar which stayed open until approx 10.30pm, but most people were so tired from a day in the Rainforest that they went to bed early.

Accommodation is rustic but wonderful all the same. Lodges were without hot water or electricity during our stay, but they were installing hot water while we were there. The one comment I would have about the accommodation is that you can't be too precious about privacy because there are many gaps in the walls and floors of the bedroom lodges due to the method of construction, so your fellow guests and anybody passing by can hear you in your room...or bathroom. The large 'windows' are also just mosquito mesh and are situated at chest height, therefore female guests run the risk of displaying their 'assets' to passers by while changing or showering if they don't pay attention to who's coming along, or crouch down!

Overall I would highly recommend this resort to people with an interest in wildlife or an interesting eco-experience who don't mind the odd creepy-crawlie. It's clearly a high quality resort but you do have to be prepared to rough it a little, do a fair bit of walking and be aware that there's a fair bit of climbing in and out of boats (with assitance), which in rainy season would get slippery. From my own perspective - I loved it!
Written May 24, 2006
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LAURA H
Denver, CO13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
If you have a desire to see the jungle, this is the place to stay. The "cabins" were comfortable and the food was delicious. The guides were very good and understandable. We took advantage of all the excursions, and we even paid extra to fish/eat piranhas. Staying 3nights/4days is plenty if you do the extra excursion, otherwise just stay 2 nights/3days.
Written November 20, 2015
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dannieadventure
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015
I stayed at the Amazonica Inkaterra lodge and loved it! I was there for three nights and would have loved to have stayed longer. The whole trip was efficiently run. It was quick and easy to book and they were waiting for me at the airport. Once our whole group were through we were taken to the docking area and boarded a boat to taken us to the lodge itself. We were on the boat for around 45mins and it was lovely having our first glimpse of the rainforest.

The lodges looked beautiful and were so idyllic, you each have your own hammock and veranda area with seats, but the protection of the mosquito nets. It is wonderful sitting out and listening to the sounds of the birds and crickets and to know that you are really in the jungle.

Aside from breakfast, i found the meals lovely and you can have three course meals for lunch and dinner. Only water is provided free and so you have to pay for other drinks, which was typical of UK prices for alcohol.

The excursions were excellent and you can do as much or as little as you like. I preferred to fit in as much as possible so we could see plenty. We were rewarded on our last night on our night walk, when we saw an ant eater coming down the tree. You could do a morning, afternoon and evening excursion. I found enough excursions to fill my time, but i think they could perhaps look at providing more choice for people. There are a few available that you have to pay for and these tend to be the best ones. This is a little annoying as you have already paid a lot for the whole experience.

You are never going to get five star luxury, but then you are staying in the jungle and at the end of the day it is more about the experience rather than the standard of accommodation.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and it was a highlight of my Peru trip, we saw parrots and Macaws, various monkeys and snakes and tarantulas, but the highlight was definitely the ant eater!
Written July 4, 2015
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Nudie
Florida13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Everything. Try it you will love it. Thats all I can say. One of the best experiences for my life. In the jungle in the Amazon. An adventure for me and I did it alone at 73 along with MachuPiccu. Peru , the country is Amazing. I will go back one day.
Written June 23, 2015
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PeruvianWorldTravel
Lima6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Date: 7th May 2008

We just returned from this amazing hotel/lodge in the jungle, filled with great stories to tell and having spent an amazing vacation !! We stayed for 5 nights, enjoying all the excursions and some lazy afternoons winding down, my husband, my self and my two daugthers, aged 10 and 8.

The staff is very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to make our stay the best ever.

It has an exclusive all-inclusive system, including all the excursions. Upon arrival we were assigned with a guide, or interpreter as they are called, who was available everyday to help us plan and accompany us on our adventures. Do not miss Gamitana Creek where my daugther fished a Lisa which was later cooked by hotel staff for dinner!, and Lake Sandoval where we were greeted by a big group of monkeys on the trees above us. You have to walk on the canopy bridges... I am afraid of heights and was able to do them all, with incredible views fo the jungle... Also, be prepared to see many many animals... your interpreter will help you understand a bit about their environment, life, habitats, etc.

Food is amazingly good as well !! Also, they will prepare any additional thing out of the menu (as they did for our kids...).

Rooms are very comfortable. They now have hot water, and electricity. Do not expect TVs and appliances, but we took a laptop and some movies for our daughters to enjoy at the end of the day. Beds have mosquito nets...

A happy traveler !
Written May 7, 2008
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R A
308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We stayed here for 3 nighsts. The cabana was facing the Madre de Rios river. Every day we explored the jungle with a great guide named Charles. I have written more about this area under a similar title about the Inkaterra lodge.
Written January 28, 2018
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