A new way to see the Amazon

 

This November saw the unveiling of a new eco jungle-lodge in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Hacienda Concepcion is the second property under the byInkaterra name, the sister brand to pioneering Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra Hotels. byInkaterra launched in 2010 to offer travellers to Peru a more immersive, guesthouse-style experience of the country, without compromising on the renowned quality of Inkaterra’s signature expert guiding or authentic Peruvian hospitality. The first lodge, El MaPi, a 48-room, contemporary designed hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo, opened last summer.

New lodge Hacienda Concepcion, located downriver from Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, boasts a guesthouse-style central lodge constructed of natural materials with 8 double rooms, a spacious bar and restaurant and views into the surrounding jungle. Evenings are punctuated by the sounds of the rainforest, with trails around the lodge illuminated by oil lanterns and candles. One of the first guests through the door was Mick Jagger, who booked the entire complex for his family on his recent tour of the country. Guests at Hacienda Concepcion can enjoy authentic Peruvian dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients and complimentary Pisco Sour cocktails at sundown. A shady pathway through rubber and cocoa trees leads to 7 individual cabanas built in the local tribal style set around a natural lake which attracts colourful exotic birds and many reptiles. IN line with Inkaterra’s reputation for conservation and investment in the local natural economy, the lodge is 100% carbon neutral and guests can undertake numerous discovery excursions into the rainforest to observe fauna, wildlife and indulge in twilight walks to spot fireflies, tarantulas, snakes and bushbabies, amongst others. There are also canoe trips down the nearby Madre de Dios river to track caiman and capybara as well as visits to the original Fitzcarrald shipwreck which inspired film director Werner Herzog’s award-winning movie “Fitzcarraldo”.

A 3 day/2 night package starts from $280 per person sharing a double room. Rate is on a full-board basis and includes round trip transportation by land and river, excursions to the canopy walkway, Inkaterra butterfly house and a trip to Lake Sandoval.

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  1. Riccardo says:

    Interesting post, Paul. I have not been in the Amazon since active military duty, so it might be time to head back now, decades later. Will plan and let you know.

  2. Matt says:

    I have always wanted to visit the Amazon. It looks beautiful, but it seems that everything is in the jungle. I am not a fan of being surround by bugs and snakes.

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