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It was a wonderful trip! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend going. I went with an 11 year old and 7 year old. There favorite part was the canopy walk and the night boat ride.
Our Amazon experience at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
We had a 4 night stay in a Tambopata suite with plunge pool. Very efficient organisation for collecting us from the Puerto Maldonado airport, transfer with the rest of the group by bus to the river and the 45 minute boat ride to the lodge. There were a large number of guests (tour group) who arrived the same time as us so there was some waiting around for them to collect luggage and so forth before we started out. Our cabana was very spacious with a front porch area with chairs, small table and hammocks, screening on the windows, thatch roof, the bedroom area had mosquito netting that housekeeping would lower in the evening. Water bottles, torches and umbrellas were provided in the room. Bathroom area has double sinks, separate toilet and shower cubicle. Plunge pool is small but very refreshing after a day walking in the rainforest and has a separate shower area available. Food was good, there is a wider choice for lunch than dinner but we didn't really need 2 3-course meals a day which didn't bother the staff at all. You could just order a starter/dessert for one of the meals, no problem. The restaurant staff were, without exception, very welcoming, helpful and accommodating. The excursions are great as long as you accept that viewing wildlife cannot be guaranteed and a bit of luck is involved. I highly commend our guide, Frank. He is so knowledgable, observant and passionate about the environment aside from being a charming, pleasant young man. His English is excellent too. He always offered me the support of his arm getting in and out of the boats and I really appreciated that, it made things so much easier. Great job, Frank, spotting all those monkeys, frogs, birds, caiman and spiders for us and providing information about all the different plants and trees. The electricity will be off for a few hours in the mid-afternoon but that doesn't really matter and it will also be off during the night in the wee hours of the morning but most people will be asleep then anyway. Every evening housekeeping will place lanterns in your cabana and on the steps up to your door. There is no key provided, there is a drawer you can lock but we were told there is only one key and no duplicates. However, in our cabana (21) there was no key at all, lost perhaps? There is a shop that sells hats, other clothing and sundries. I have only 2 minor quibbles: one is that there is no central reception so if you have a query or need to talk to someone you generally wait until dinner when your host and/or guide make the rounds. The second is that due to our stay being 4 nights we were offered a glass of wine each on the house on our final night. While we appreciated this gesture, we would have appreciated it even more if the wine served had been more palatable. Please improve the wine selection. Upon departure you are taken back to the Puerto Maldonado airport and they even get your boarding passes for you. An altogether unique, enchanting experience.
Great Amazonian Experience
Stayed 3 nights here. We had a bit of a heat wave so days were really sweaty but this lodge was beautiful. I'm not really a fan of the power outs (given they are eco friendly and operate with generators they turn off power from 10 pm and for a few hours in the afternoon) and there is no air conditioning (only fans) so it is definitely warm but somehow it still works. The cabins are really beautiful and the netted windows mean you hear the rain forest sounds at night which is actually quite peaceful. It really made the experience. The staff and guides are helpful and knowledgeable. The food was good and there was lots of it and the drinks were reasonably priced (which is not always the case when you have no options to eat and drink elsewhere). Really enjoyed the stay and the Amazon experience.
One of the best Peruvian Amazon experiences
I've been to a few places in the Amazon, and Inkaterra may trump them all if you are looking for the best, most luxurious overall experience. Everything was accounted for from the transfer from airport to the boat terminal, breezy checkin, well organized tours to checking in to our flight for us upon departure. We only had 3 days in the Amazon (last minute change of plans from bolivia0, se we were looking for ease of access for my mother (72yo). The boat ride down the Rio Madre de Dios is perhaps one of the highlights. Wildlife viewing at Lago Sandoval was spectacular, and the food was plentiful and delicious. Our cabana was right on the river, offering stellar views up and down the river. Guides were local, spoke English and highly knowledgeable. Amazing stay!
Enjoying the rain forest in Puerto Maldenaldo, Peru
My wife and I enjoyed four nights in the centre, last week. We were met at the airport in Puerto Maldenaldo and transported in a mini coach to the river for a 45-minute boat ride to the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. Getting into and off the boat could cause problems for some individuals but staff were always at hand to help. Our cabin was spacious and well furnished. A plunge pool was situated at the rear of the cabin. In contrast to the impression gained in some previous reviews, the cabin was enclosed, but with mesh screens on the windows and doors rather than glass. Privacy was further facilitated by wooden screens, which effectively separated the porch from the bedroom area. Staff were uniformly friendly, informative and extremely helpful. Full marks to our guide, Frank, who was instrumental in suggesting and guiding tours. We participated in numerous tours including a night time cruise to see animals [we observed caiman and capybaras], a night time foray to find insects and other invertebrates [we spotted two tarantulas], and an early morning river cruise to watch numerous parakeets and some macaws feeding. After the bird watching, we enjoyed breakfast on the boat. All other meals were taken in the centre, and full marks to the catering both in terms of choice and quality. Overall, this was a most enjoyable trip, and I unstintingly recommend it to others.
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