5 Days / 4 Nights
The Inkaterra Field Station is a jungle lodge resort on the banks of the Madre de Dios River. It’s located right next to the Tambopata National Reserve, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. From here, you can explore the jungle by boat or on foot, traversing canopy walkways and venturing deep into the rainforest. Being an actual research station for guides and researchers, the lodge provides an enriching experience for natural lovers, students and volunteers, and has a particular focus on interactive excursions inspired by conservation initiatives managed by the Inkaterra Association.
The lodge itself is situated in its own 17,000-hectare private ecological reserve, where 540 bird species have been inventoried on the grounds. Its wooden cabañas, meanwhile, offer plenty of charm and comfort in the heart of the jungle, with a wonderful restaurant lounge and bar. And each day, you’ll have a tasty buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can taste the incredible array of rainforest products.
Your Amazon adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel or the airport in Puerto Maldonado. From here, we take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to reach the wonderful Inkaterra Field Station. After a short briefing, you can settle into your cabaña and then have lunch in the dining room.
In the afternoon, you can meet your highly experienced jungle guide and choose from the various excursions available at the lodge. You can head off on a...
After breakfast, we’ll head out to the famous Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata National Reserve. We can take canoes out onto the beautiful oxbow lake, which is home to endangered giant river otters, red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans and more.
After exploring the lake, we’ll head back to the lodge for lunch. Then we can go on the amazing Inkaterra Canopy Walkway and the Anaconda Walk. The Canopy Walkway takes us ...
Today we’ll go for a hike across the wetlands using a walkway. This walkway traverses a 200-meter-long wooden bridge over the aguajales swamps, where we can see a huge array of amphibians, birds, mammals, trees and other jungle flora. There’s also the possibility of spotting snakes – perhaps even the massive anaconda.
Next we’ll visit our own organic bio-orchard to discover many of the rainforest’s tropical plants, where we’ll learn ab...
We’ll begin Day 4 by looking at the exotic flora in the rainforest, which have been used for generations to provide natural dyes. We’ll look for these special plants and learn how the dyes are extracted.
Next we’ll head out to the Gamitana Farm and Creek, located about 25 minutes by boat from the lodge. Here we can explore the rainforest, heading along the banks of a winding, dark-water creek. Wildlife is abundant in these waters and along the banks, wh...
Sadly, today is the final day of this Amazon adventure. After a breakfast buffet, we’ll take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado. If you have time before your flight, we can visit the butterfly house where you can see a stunning array of colorful butterflies, some small and some as large as your hand. You can learn all about the life stages of these beautiful insects, and walk among them as they flutter around. Then we’ll take you to the airport or to your hotel in Puerto Ma...