I just returned from 3 day stay @ the Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion. My adult daughter and I stayed in bungalow (not the main lodge building) and it was an incredible & unique experience. As stated in previous reviews we were greeted by the Inkaterra staff @ the airport & taken for the very short drive to the Butterfly House office for check in. We then were driven (very unique open air transport vehicle) thru the town of Puerto Maldonado down to the little port to board our motorized canoe. A 20 minute boat ride landed us at the base of the lodge and walked up the stairs and thru a 5 minute jungle path walk to the lodge.
Our accommodation was a bungalow. It had two beds w/mosquito nets as well as an enclosed porch with a futon coach and a hammock. There were two sinks, one by the toilette & the other by the shower (separated by the entrance hall/door of the bungalow). It was a very nice retreat to go to after participating in each of the Amazon jungle adventures (which are 3 a day). The room was very clean, we had no water issues or unwelcomed Amazon wildlife in our bungalow. In fact I was very impressed how nice it was considering that we were in the jungle.
The food was much better than expected, again setting realistic expectations that you are in the Amazon jungle. Their power is supplied by a generator which only operates from 4:30am –10am and then 6pm-10pm. This means that your room ceiling fan only operates between those hours. It is very hot; my guess is 90F/32C with high humidity, all the time. Your body will adapt but it is hot!
Our guide Dino was very friendly, passionate and informative. He provided us with a wealth of information about the jungle. I certainly know much more about the Amazon then prior to my visit. They will keep you busy for the length of your stay. When we arrived in the afternoon of our 1st day, we had a pre-dinner hike and then a post dinner boat excursion. Then we were up @ 5am (for the 1st of 3 excursions) for the boat ride and jungle trek thru the mud @ Lake Sandoval. This trek thru the mud (you are provided with boots) is very strenuous and hot. It’s under 2 miles in each direction but takes well over an hour because the condition of the path. You will see many interesting things during all of your excursions.
I would recommend the Inkaterra for a once in a life time experience in a very nice setting!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru, near Puerto Maldonado-Tambopata, the lodge itself sits by a natural “cocha” or lake, home to rich ecosystems, tropical plants and beautiful wildlife. This lodge seeks to cater for nature loving enthusiasts who come to the region in search of a memorable ‘full-immersion’ experience in the Amazon jungle one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World. ... more less
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