In the heart of the Amazon jungle lies Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, built on land that was once a cacao and rubber plantation. The family-friendly jungle lodge is located between the Tambopata National Reserve and the banks of the Madre de Dios River, accessible via a scenic 20-minute motorised boat ride from Puerto Maldonado.
Guests can stay in one of the 6 rooms in the main building or one of 19 individual private cabins with thatched roofs, all of which offer two twin or one king bed, hypoallergenic bedding, bathrobes and natural essence toiletries, warm water showers and ceiling fans for guest comfort.
We recommend the private cabins, which are more secluded, blending into the jungle, some of which offer views over a small natural lake. They all have mosquito nets and a screened wall to allow the night breeze in.
Fresh, tasty meals are served buffet style in the main house featuring organic ingedients and native flavours. In an effort to minimise its impact on the environment, electricity is limited at the lodge, but lanterns and candles are provided at night, creating a more natural ambiance that will not disturb the surrounding wildlife.
Guests can take advantage of the excursions offered by the eco centre, taking in the lush nature that surrounds the lodge. Excursions are on a shared ‘join-in’ basis, and follow a schedule. Here are a few examples of what’s on offer:
- Cachuela & Inland Collpa Clay Lick Excursions
After an early breakfast, take a short trip by motorised canoe along the Madre de Dios River to the Cachuela clay lick. This is the perfect chance for bird lovers to spot colorful parrots and parakeets, such as the blue-headed parrot and the cobalt-winged parakeet among other tropical parrots in the family psittacidae. Learn about the importance and benefits of the activity at a clay lick, while enjoying this bird watching experience.
- Lake Sandoval Excursion
New experiences are ahead with a long trek through terra firma rainforest into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval. Here you will understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’s conservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, blue and yellow macaw, red howler monkey, black caiman, and one of the world’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche.
- Hidden Rainforest Excursion
At night get ready for an adventure in which you will explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds, and explore this hidden world.
If you’d prefer a jungle experience with a la carte excursions, you may want to consider Inkaterra’s other nearby property, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, just a few minutes further up the river.