For many travelers, the country of Peru serves as a main entry point to the iconic Amazon Rain Forest. And while time-crunched adventurers may head straight for the bush, spending the night at one of Puerto Maldonado’s Amazon lodges is the perfect way to prep for (or recover from) a trek into the jungle.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica
This four-star luxury eco-lodge is accessible via the Madre de Dios River using a motorized canoe. Elegant private cabanas, canopy walkways through the treetops and wooden footbridges over natural wetlands offer travelers an up-close look at Amazon Basin wildlife.
Located 45 minutes from Puerto Maldonado by motorized canoe, this three-star accommodation is popular among jungle-trekking travelers. Scenic nature trails along secluded Lake Sandoval and wildlife viewing aboard traditional dugout canoes are just some of the relaxing options for visitors looking to get in touch with nature while staying in the lap of luxury.
Kerosene lamps and flickering candles lend a rustic feel to this all-natural eco-lodge situated along the Tambopata National Reserve. Windowless verandas overlook the tropical rainforest and allow guests to catch a glimpse of wild monkeys and colorful birds without leaving the comfort of their accommodation.