Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
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Fiona - Slept really well last night, despite the jungle noises and the incredibly noisy dawn chorus which starts at 4.30, very comfy bed. J and D were called at 5am, no phones, wi fi or anything, they come and knock on your door for a wake up call, but with it all being open, you can all hear everything. They went on a trip to a lake one and a …
Fiona - David managed to persuade Jayne to do another expedition in the morning, despite the thousands of mosquitos they encountered on yesterdays', his upper back is covered in bites, through his shirt. So they set off at 6am for the Creek, 1 hour boat ride, walk to the Creek, canoe, then back again, they returned about 10.30. Jayne not best …
Nice leisurely breakfast at the Novotel hotel in Cusco. Had a great night's sleep in the same room (323) as our last visit. Humberto and Pepe picked us up at 9:30 for the short trip to the airport. The weather had gone back to brilliant sunshine from the rain the previous evening. Talking to some other people, we were lucky to only have a 3 hour …
Woke up early again to go of on another excursion. No need to set the alarm as that bloody weaver bird wakes us up at 5:00am. Discovered that the Mosquitos have bitten through my shirt yesterday and I've got about 50 bites on each shoulder. Had a quick breakfast after spraying all of me with deet.Set off at 7:00 with Luis to visit a small hacienda …
We arrived at the eco center a little early for our canopy walk. We got to spend some one on one time with our nature guide Wilson. He was from this area and was extremely knowledgable. We got to talking about the native tribes and he showed us a incredible video shot on a cell phone …
How has this lodge rated in the past?
The resort is very clean and the cabanas are very nice. If its raining then theres not much to do. The electricity goes off and so it gets very dark in the main house.The staff are very friendly and the service is great. We had an especially good waiter called Lauro who was very attentive and had a great sense of humour. The guide we had was a bit boring and not very flexible.
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My husband and I, and another couple, stayed at the Reserva for 5 days. We were grouped with others who were staying for that same length of time and we formed an amazing group that had a wonderful time together. The lodge is beautiful, cabins are lovely (lots of hot water), and our tour guide, German, was one of the highlights of our stay. We were fortunate enough to be there during the friajes (coldfront), which meant few mosquitos and temperate weather. We saw many, many different types of birds,and monkeys!! I went being cautiously optimisstic relative to wildlife viewing, but our xpectations were far exceeded in that area.
Had a fantastic three days sampling "jungle in comfort".Everything we hoped for and more, great comfort, super food,teriffic guides and memorable days out. The only problem was the mud which we were forever up to the top of our lodge provided wellies in!! With the intense heat and humidity walking for 5 hours at a time in mud was hard work even for those of us who think ourselves as fit fortysomethings! Mud is confined to the jungle trails at the end of the wet season. Wildlife not abundant but real sense of achievment when howler monkeys, scorpions etc spotted.Lake sandoval just wonderful!
I visted Reserva Amazonica in September '05 for my honeymoon. Although the rooms are lovely and rustic, the common dining room stunning, the staff friendly, the food good, I have to say that the overall experience did not make this the favorite part of our Peru trip.
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This was my second time staying at the Reserva Amazonica. The staff and hotel are great if you don't mind roughing it without electricity. We had a suite which had hot water which came in handy in the morning. We did NOT see many animals while there, I think this is fairly typical. Don't go expecting to see wild animals everywhere. The frozen lemonades are great!!
Great lodge on the Madre de Dios. No hot water or electricity, but that's the idea at most of the lodges around Puerto Maldonado. Cold shower was very refreshing during the day. (solar heated showers are available in the suites.) Kerosene lighting at night which was still a bit dark, so we used headlamps. Buggy, but not nearly as buggy as Aguas Calientes! Mosquitoes were not really a problem. Comfortable beds with mosquito netting--very romantic. Wonderful guides. Usually had a 2-3 hr siesta around lunch time to avoid walking in the intense heat. Trip to Monkey Island was fun. also caught fish on Gamitana creek. Food was amazing! We looked forward to lunch and dinner every day. I recommend it for any stay to the jungle. Maybe not as rustic as some other lodges, but rustic enough for me.
About Us: Two middle aged friends, well traveled.
Transport to Lodge: Ok, rustic.
Lodge: Beautiful common areas. Little nooks to nap and read.
Food: Not great but I am very picky. Drinks were good and we ordered many as there was not much to do other than read at night.
Rooms: Bring lots of spray. There were nets in room. Shower was refreshing.
Staff: Very accommodating. I think they are still working out the kinks.
Other Guests: Very nice and low key.
Massage: Very good.
A great place to stay
If you wish to make a visit to the jungle this is the place to stay. Excellent ambience. Close to nature. And the service was excellent. Facilities a bit primitive but then that's what you go for.
Close to nature
What a fabulous place to get as close to the jungle but still have some comfort.
A excellent experience
An excellent lodge for a great pleace, the peruvian rainforest is one ofe most beautifull places in the world and the Lodge is a perfect place to enjoy nature at its best