Welcome in Puerto Maldonado.Visit Inkaterra Butterfly House near the airport, conveniently check-in, and then reach the boarding wharf in only 15 minutes.Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest, as you take the 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River,to arrive at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge. After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room.Take a siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion. After gathering with your Inkaterra Interpreter, choose from the 14 different excursions available at the Inkaterra lodge.On your first day, we recommend a guided walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area,where you will discover the Amazon Basin.This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the staggeringly tall kapok,and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching and observing exotic insects. We also recommend on the first night our Twilight River excursion-a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river.Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night. As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for night jars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species. Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabaña,or share your experience of life in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night. Dinner starts at 7:30p.m.