FAQ

FAQ

Getting to Puerto Maldonado

Flights from Cusco or Lima bring you to Puerto Maldonado Airport. Bus trips are another way to arrive to Puerto Maldonado.

*If you need assistance with your flight arrangements, please contact us to directsales@inkaterra.com

 

Getting to Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

The Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica staff will greet you at the airport. Luggage not needed during your rainforest stay may be stored at Inkaterra Butterfly House, located near the airport. Following a 10-minute bus transfer to the port, you will board a motorized dugout canoe for your trip to Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica. The 45-minute journey introduces you to the spectacular scenery that will be part of your rainforest experience. Transportation by boat is also provided upon your departure.

 

Currency / Foreign Exchange

The official currency is Nuevo Sol (PEN) divided into 100 céntimos. In Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica major credit card payments are accepted. There are no facilities to exchange Travelers’ cheques thus travelers are advised to have cash (in Soles) on hand as foreign currency exchange is limited. It is advisable to exchange to Soles before coming to the Reserva Amazonica though payment is accepted in both US Dollars and/or in Soles. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are mostly available only in the main cities.

 

Communication / Telephone

There are no telephones and cellular phone coverage at the lodge. There is limited internet connection, and access to computers may be available, upon request. In case of any emergencies, management can contact the office in town, via radio.

 

Health / Insurance

Yellow fever shots and malaria-preventive medication are required for a rainforest environment and are recommended by the US Travel Advisory for Peru. Please consult your doctor at least a month before entering the Amazon Basin. No cases of yellow fever or malaria have ever been reported on our property.

 

Water

Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has filtered river water that can be used for showers but is not safe to drink. Bottled drinking water is provided to all guests. The most common ailments for travelers are diarrhea and altitude sickness. Take necessary precautions with local exotic food and alcoholic beverages. Eating and drinking in moderation is always the best safety measure to avoid discomfort and unnecessary hassle while traveling.

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