Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is an eco-luxury lodge in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, adjacent to the Tambopata National Park. The lodge is accessible via a 25-minute flight from Cusco, followed by a 45-minute riverboat cruise down the Madre de Dios River. This welcoming haven situated at the heart of a 42,000-acre private ecological reserve is pristine and remote, yet easily accessible. It was named one of National Geographic Traveler’s 25 Best Ecolodges in 2013 and received the 2018 Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Award for being one of the top resorts in South America. 

Since 1975, the lodge has been instrumental in the scientific study of the Amazon rainforest. The rooms are simple and seamlessly fit into the natural surroundings. The wildlife is remarkable, from giant and colorful macaws, to toucans, parrots, tapirs, tamarin monkeys, owls, the gorgeous Southern Amazon red squirrels and a large variety of monkeys.

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Review

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Choose Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica if you are seeking a top rated ecolodge to truly immerse yourself in the Amazonian rainforest.


Inspired by the tropical flavors of the Amazon region, meals and beverages at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica are prepared with fresh local ingredients. The dining room features an international buffet breakfast, while lunch and dinner are served à la carte. All meals include a variety of salads and fruits, as well as a selection of homemade breads. Vegetarian options and a children’s menu are also available, upon request. Guests can also enjoy complete bar service (added cost), including a complimentary Pisco Sour during cocktail hour.


Nature programs, including evening walks and astronomy, are designed for both adults and children to ensure everyone’s curiosity is piqued. Guided river boat and dugout canoe excursions reveal wildlife including caimans and tropical birds, of which over 540 bird species have been inventoried on hotel grounds. A nearby local farm enables guests to harvest and taste fruits such as bananas and citrus. The Anaconda trail at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica allows visitors to cross the flooded Aguajales swamp on a wooden boardwalk to scout out tropical amphibians (Inkaterra has helped identify five new species to date). Traverse the canopy on a hanging walkway roughly 100 feet above the forest floor, for treetop access to colorful birds and some of the more than 1,266 species of flora found around Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. Added-cost activities include a treasure hunt for kids, private dining, cooking classes, live music, kayak excursions and ENA Spa treatments including: body exfoliation, massage, reflexology and foot therapy.

Accommodations at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Inspired by native Amazon design, 35 private thatched roof cabañas (and one secluded Canopy Tree House, not shown below) combine natural materials with contemporary amenities. The private bathroom of each cabaña features an open concept with a separate shower and toilet, 1-2 sinks, hot water, lush towels and eco-friendly toiletries. Each cabaña offers a mosquito net over the bed, all-cotton sheets, hypoallergenic pillows, plush bathrobes, Andean slippers, umbrellas, flashlights, kerosene lamps, citronella candles, water bottles, and an electrical outlet and ceiling fan. The screened siesta lounge of each cabaña invites naps between active adventures.