Travelling to Tambopata National Reserve offers a rare opportunity to discover a lively biodiversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and trees. Record-setting numbers of animal species are concentrated within small areas, and the variety of plant life is greater than almost anywhere in the world. To help you experience the wonder of this enchanting place, we have prepared a suggested itinerary for your stay.
Itinerary in brief
Welcome to Puerto Maldonado / Transfer to the boarding wharf / After 45 minutes by boat, arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica / Enjoy the Trail System adventure and the Twilight River excursion or the nature presentation at the Eco Center / Dinner at the main dining room / Overnight / Breakfast starting at 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. / Enjoy the excursion to Lake Sandoval and the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway / The Eco Center nature presentation / Happy Hour / Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Gamitana Creek excursion / Lunch at the lodge / Hacienda Concepcion Excursion / Rainforest by Night / Dinner / Overnight / Breakfast / Visit the Butterfly House / Fly to Lima or Cusco
Day 1 - Puerto Maldonado /Reserva Amazonica Inkaterra (L, D)
Welcome to Puerto Maldonado. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Take a nap followed by a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. Enjoy the Trail System adventure and the Twilight River excursion or the nature presentation at the Eco Center. Dinner at the main dining room
Day 2 - Canopy Walkway (B, L, D)
Wake up late or rise early, breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans. Return to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica for lunch. After lunch, consider visiting the remarkable Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and Anaconda Walk. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for bright toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys and the three-toed sloth. If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. After your descent from the Canopy, experience the Anaconda Walk for about 30 minutes along the 200-meter wooden bridge over the Aguajales swamps. In this lush ecosystem, you may observe the various species of amphibians, birds, mammals, abundant flora, trees and there is a possibility to see snakes of this flooded marshland. The walk finishes by returning to the lodge.
Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Eco Center.
Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
Day 3 - Return trip boat (B)
Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado, where you will visit the Butterfly House. Peru boasts the greatest variety of butterflies in the world, with 3,700 known species. Many of these can be seen at the Butterfly House, a showcase for the variety, beauty, and adaptability of these fascinating insects.
We would be happy to serve you!
- We do not recommend children under 5, otherwise guest must sign a disclaimer.
- Excursion schedules may vary depending on weather conditions and demand, The US Travel Advisory for Peru usually recommends yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication for tourists traveling to rainforest regions. Please consult your doctor at least a month before entering the Amazon Basin.
- The Lodge has filtered river water that can be used for showers but is not safe to drink.
- Check in: 13:00 pm / Check out: 11:00 am
What to wear
- The weather is tropical, with an average temperature of 32°C (89° F), ranging from 25°C (77° F) to 42°C (107° F). The hotter season usually ranges from December to March and comes with frequent afternoon rainfall. Between June and September you may need some warmer clothing since occasional “friajes” or Patagonia Cold Fronts can reduce the temperature to 10°C (50°F).
- It is important that you bring only necessary clothing and travel gear to the lodge. Due to weight and space limitations on the domestic flight and on the boat to the lodge, passenger luggage is limited to 10 kg. (22 lbs.) Per person. You may store some of your luggage in our office in Puerto Maldonado City and take only the most essential during your stay.
- Light cotton clothes, pants and long sleeve shirts (preferably in earth colors: olive green, light brown/khakis of light, breathable, quick-dry material; please avoid using white color in the jungle)
- Hiking boots or walking tennis shoes resistant to humidity; cotton socks.
- Bathing suit
- A light waterproof parka jacket, raincoat or sweater (when the temperature goes down considerably or when it rains)
- Visitors must anticipate the extreme heat and humidity of the jungle by finding out the exact weather condition at the time of travel in order to be ready with clothing and accessories.
What to bring
- Hat/cap (preferably with large visor)
- Sunscreen / sunblock.
- Insect repellent (with deet)
- Personal medicines /medications; first-aid kit
- Portable converter, rechargeable batteries, electrical adaptor for your charger
- Camera with a big memory card; preferably in a waterproof case.