Hi there, we are traveling to this hotel in 2 weeks. Could you please answer a few questions? Is electricity available to use a hairdryer? Did you bring items of clothing to wear at dinner, other than what you wore during the day on excursions? I've heard people talk about catching piranhas. Is this an excursion you sign up for? I ve also heard that you can have dinner in the canopy top..?
I appreciate your kind response.
There is electricity for a hair dryer although they turn it off for a few hours in the middle of the night. Casual clothing for dinners was acceptable. There were no dress codes. There was likely an excursion for catching piranhas but not entirely sure of that.
Yes you need a converter for a hair dryer but electricity is available about 16 hours a day and they had a few hairdryers to use. Pirahana fishing was fun - one of our friends got bitten so we had something to laugh at him about the rest of our trip but it did take all day. And there is no need to dress for dinner - I packed a light dress which I wore one evening. A few folks dressed but most wore their active clothing. The food was exceptional.
Electricity was available from 6am to 10am and again from 5pm to 10pm if I remember correctly. Yes you can use a hairdryer. The cabanas are simple but you'll still feel spoiled. When I heard that power was intermittent, I got scared (my flat iron travels everywhere with me) but honestly, you won't even know it's off.
They give you flashlights at night but you'll only need them to walk back to your cabana from dinner. No one in their right mind would venture outdoors in the night without a guide.
Yes, I brought a change of clothing but you don't have to get fancy. Pants and a top/shirt is fine. Lots of mosquitos so you'll want to cover up.
Yes there is an excursion like that but we didn't do it. I think it requires an extra cost and the other tours that are free are very exciting. Canopy walk and anaconda hunt was amazing. You learn and see so much (monkeys, agooties etc)
Yes, you can stay in the private canopy. It's very lonesome in my opinion and comes at an extra cost.
You're going to love it there. It was my favourite part of my entire Peru adventure. My only advice would be to not stay too long 3, maybe 4 days tops. There's only so much swamp, jungle, trees and mosquitoes one can tolerate. Their bug spray is amazing. We bought some to take home to Canada.
Hi: The official electricity policy is as follows: "Following our conservation and ecological philosophy, and striving to maintain authenticity, the power generator works from 4am to 3:30pm and from 6pm to 11pm." We found that the times did vary slightly. What we missed most was the overhead fan in our cabin going off about 11:00.
The dining area is casual and, even when the electricity is on, it's quite dark. We advise bringing the small (rechargeable) flashlight that Inkaterra provides to help in reading the menu (and seeing what you're eating!) The food is wonderful.
If you want a cold beverage (like beer) besides ice water, have the bartender chill it an ice tub for 15 minutes then have it served. It's hard keeping drinks chilled in the jungle.
We did not do either of the special tours you mention but took advantage of the full slate of activities included in our package. We also did not talk to anyone who had participated in those tours so we're not in a position to comment.
We envy you! Have a great trip!
Yes there is electricity during the morning and evenings for a hairdryer.
You don't need to dress up for dinner we only took the basics for the few days we were their two pairs of jeans were enough.
For the piranhas there is a minimum of four people so if thee is only two they won't do the trip and also it is an extra - which means you have to pay about $200 Aus each.
Yes the canopy top dinner is available but again at an extra cost
Hope this helps
Hi there. We were in River view cabanas. They had electricity - but the generator does turn off after 10.30pm or so, and there are periods during the day you will not have electricity either. I could always charge my camera battery (as an example) as there is a socket. Otherwise the cabanas are supplied with kerosene lamps that suit the ambience perfectly.
Special dinner clothing is not necessary accept perhaps for a fresh up after a hot day (& possibly muddy walk).
The piranhas fishing is a special activity at a cost. Most other activities are included. Your guide will explain how everything works on the first day ... and you can choose what you want to do during your stay. Staff at Inkaterra Lodge are all very friendly & helpful in our opinion.
The dinner in the canopy top also comes at an extra ... but we have not participated in this, so I cannot comment on that.
All in all it was a wonderful experience & we would have loved to stay longer. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Safe travels.
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