Nestled deep inside the remote territories of the Amazon rainforest, this spectacular eco-lodge is a fascinating escape from daily life. So deep, in fact, that the only way in is by a 45-minute boat ride. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge overlooks the Madre de Dios River and the lush forests of the Amazon.
35 wooden cabanas on-site were inspired by the culture of the Ese’Eja, indigenous fishing, hunting, and gathering tribe of Peru. The eco-friendly wooden structures are surrounded by over 540 bird species in this private ecological reserve spreading over 17,000 hectares (42,008-acres). The singing of these feathered friends will make your stay extra special, and so will the cabanas (cottages).
Your rainforest retreat comes with a king or twin beds, a private covered terrace with a plunge pool, plus sunbathing chairs and an outdoor shower. The open bathroom concept takes you closer to mother nature, and the comfy hammocks will give you a panoramic view of the Amazonia. You can also expect eco-friendly toiletries, plush bathrobes with Andean slippers, and all-cotton sheets, of course.
The full buffet breakfast in the main building consists of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Lunch and dinner are served à la carte, and you can sip some tasty jungle cocktails in the bar. ENA Spa is Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica’s cherry on the top. It's located on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, facing Rolin Island. It's the perfect spot for sunset watching while getting a relaxing massage. The long list of beauty and body treatments involves only all-natural products.
Walk around the rainforest garden that surrounds your cottage to spot native plants, trees, and orchids, but it's the wilderness that you are here for. Take the 7,3 kilometers (4,5 miles) long trail system walk to observe the rainforest from the height of the canopies or go for a guided afternoon boat ride on the open waters of the Amazonia. Finally, for the brave ones, there is a rainforest tour during the night. Venture into the darkness and mystery of the jungle to see and hear the wildlife activity in the night.