Good news for travelers to Peru. Inkaterra—the pioneering ecotourism organization which has been championing authentic travel experiences for over four decades—has announced the opening of the Inkaterra Guides Field Station to the public for the first time this June. Situated near the Tambopata National Reserve in the Madre de Dios region of Peru, the station was built as a research location for the Inkaterra Asociación (ITA) and a training camp for Inkaterra's Explorer Guides to become ecotourism leaders-- learning guiding skills, ecological project management, and knowledge of the different Peruvian ecosystems.
Come June, the Field Station will open to allow eco-minded travelers to explore the rainforest and participate in conservation projects managed by Inkaterra’s non-profit institution. To quote the official website, it will “host investigators, volunteers and travelers eager to engage in different projects and experience the Amazon rainforest in an intense and scholarly way.”
Here’s what to expect. Accommodations-wise, there will be four cabañas, each with two double beds, private terraces, and mosquito nets, plus two large pavilions with four shared rooms accommodating four guests. The restaurant will offer Amazon-inspired cuisine prepared with local ingredients in a communal style dining experience with long dining tables. There will also be a bar serving up Pisco Sours and Chilcanos. There’s also an educational Eco Center, and a laboratory to study the region’s soil, flora and fauna.
Guests can participate in a variety of excursions led by Inkaterra Explorer Guides. A few examples: nighttime exploration of the rainforest, a visit to the wetlands, an immersion in sustainable farming, a walk through the treetops on hanging bridges (the 1,129-foot-long Inkaterra Canopy Walkway is perched 95 feet above the Amazon Basin).