Welcome to Puerto Maldonado. Arriving at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge after a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, you will begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest. After a brief orientation, settle into your beautiful cabaa and dine in the dining room. Take a nap, enjoy a refreshing tea break, and prepare for the afternoon outing.
After assembling with your Inkaterra Explorer Guide, select one of fourteen excursions offered at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. On your first day, we suggest a guided hike along the Trail network into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail provides an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, and providing excellent opportunities for bird watching and the observation of exotic insects.
On the first evening, we also recommend our Twilight River excursion, a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Observe the transition from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: daytime animals and birds give way to nocturnally adapted species. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits as you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras, and up to three distinct species of caiman.
Dinner is served in the main dining room between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana or share your experience in the rainforest with other guests and guides as you listen to the enthralling sounds of the jungle.