Inkaterra Field station, new Budget lodge 4 D, Puerto Maldonado, South Peru Jungle
INKATERRA FIELD STATION
A place designed to train Inkaterra Explorer Guides and host investigators, volunteers and travellers eager to engage in different projects and experience the amazon rainforest in an intense and scholarly way.
Training Inkaterra Explorer Guides includes becoming ecotourism leaders surviving and excelling in guiding skills, managing ecological projects, and general knowledge of the different Peruvian ecosystems in the three territorial regions.
Our selected training Explorer Guides will guide both groups of students and travellers during their stay in the station.
The Tambopata National Reserve is one of the last easily accessible virgin tropical rainforests in the world. The Reserve, a 274,690-hectare area (678,774-acre), offers a wealth of biodiversity, as well as magnificent natural landscapes. Puerto Maldonado, known as the “Capital of Biodiversity,” is the largest city of the Tambopata region. Overlooking the confluence of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios Rivers, Puerto Maldonado is 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level, 650 km (404 miles) from Cusco, and 15 km (9 miles) upriver from the Inkaterra lodge.
Daily commercial flights connect Puerto Maldonado to Lima and Cusco. The lodge is 11 miles (17 km.) from Puerto Maldonado, about 50 minutes by motorized canoe, down the Madre de Dios River.
The hotel is located at km 17 on the left margin down the Madre de Dios River from Puerto Maldonado
Shared Cabaña (Max. 2 guests)
Quadruple or Family Cabaña (Max. 4 guests)
Each cabaña has 2 double rooms with 2 twin beds, 100% cotton sheets, a fleece blanket, extra blanket available, anti-allergic pillows, mosquito net; large personal bathroom, hot water, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap dispensers, a set of clean towels; one ceiling ventilator, personal dividing closets with plenty hangers, personal working table with a security drawer, reading lamp, rechargeable flashlight, an umbrella and a universal plug. Free internet during electricity hours. Each Cabaña has a terrace.
Not additional beds available / We do not recommend children under 6 years.
Quadruple shared room with private bathroom
Each cabaña has 4 quadruple shared rooms with 4 twin beds, 100% cotton sheets, a fleece blanket, extra blanket available, anti-allergic pillows, mosquito net; large personal bathroom, hot water, shampoo, conditioner and liquid soap dispensers, a set of clean towels; one ceiling ventilator, personal dividing closets with plenty hangers, personal working table with a security drawer, reading lamp, rechargeable flashlight, an umbrella and a universal plug. Free internet during electricity hours.
*Check-in 1:00 p.m. *Check-out 11 a.m.
*Round trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport)
*Luggage service from airport to your room with name tags
*Shared bedrooms for 2 or 4 guests
*Hot water showers
*Shampoo, conditioner and soap
*Complete set of towels per guest
*Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
*Limited Complimentary Wi-Fi
*Inkaterra Excursions for Travellers with Inkaterra Explorer Guides
Inkaterra Guides Field Station offers 10 excursions in Spanish or English.
Our excursions may be classified according to duration: 1⁄4 day (1.5-2 hours), 1⁄2 day (4-6 hours) or 1 day (7 hours or more); as well as by difficulty level: easy (I), moderate (II) or difficult (III), or attractions.
Some excursions offered at Inkaterra Guides Field Station are included in our rates, except those specifying an additional charge or special programming.
Excursions and schedules may change without prior notice due to weather conditions
PROGRAM 4 days
TRAIL SYSTEM Walk through Inkaterra Guides Field Station exclusive trails to explore the rainforest ecosystems at the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve, where 540 bird species, 362 ant species (world record) and over 100 mammal species have been registered.
Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN
RIVER NIGHT WATCH Cruise on the Madre de Dios River in search of the wildlife that surfaces during nighttime. Identify the behavior various animals such as capybaras, white caimans and nightjars, as they take advantage of the dark to roam around the Amazonian riverbanks.
Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN
INKATERRA CANOPY WALKWAY Winner of the PURE Award in the ‘High Emotion/Low Impact’ category, the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway is a 1129ft system of 2 observation towers, 8 platforms and 7 hanging bridges 100ft above the ground. Designed to perform scientific research on ecosystems inhabiting the rainforest canopy, this attraction contributes to birdwatching and other eco-friendly activities.
Duration: ½ day / Difficulty Level: II RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN
CARACHAMA TRAIL* After a 20-minute walk, visit a natural water pool known as Carachamayo. Learn about the ecosystem where these waterholes are found and about carachama fishing (Pseudoinelepis genibardis), freshwater fish native to the Peruvian Amazon, known for their nutritional value. Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I
*Lake Sandoval (Alternative excursion at additional cost). Navigate with a canoe this beautiful oxbow-shaped water mirror surrounded by Aguaje palm trees (Mauritia flexuosa), inhabited by giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), hoatzins (Opisthocomus hoazin), red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus), black caimans (Melanosuchus niger) and one of the world’s biggest freshwater scaled fish: the paiche (Arapaima gigas). Access to discretion during rainy season.
RIVER ISLAND A 20-minute boat ride will lead you to the river island near the Inkaterra Guides Field Station, a large sandbank at the shores of the Madre de Dios River. Walk across the island to explore the floodplain that provides the island an ecosystem with a great diversity of birds such as the Amazonian umbrellabird (Cephalopterus ornatus), one of the most sought after species by birdwatchers. Duration: ½ day / Difficulty Level: II RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN
BIO-ORCHARD Visit the Inkaterra Association’s orchard, where organic native goods are cultivated. Learn the diverse phases of sustainable horticulture: the preparation of recycled compost; sowing and harvesting vegetables, fine herbs and tropical plants; using natural fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I
PALMETUM Explore a 30Ha permanent-plot area for rainforest restoration and conservation, where Inkaterra Asociación has registered up to 19 native palm species. Learn about the rainforest’s survival mechanisms including natural seed dispersion, as well as the characteristics and cultural meaning of trees within the Palmetum, such as the yarina (vegetable ivory) or the walking palm, which moves its roots in search of sunlight. Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I
RAINFOREST BY NIGHT Listen carefully to the lively sounds of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians in the forest while walking around the Inkaterra Ecological Reserve, interpreting wildlife activity at nightfall. Duration: ¼ day / Difficulty Level: I
Return on motorized canoe to Puerto Maldonado.