At Inkaterra Butterfly House, visitors can see many of the approximately 1250 butterfly species recorded in the Tambopata National Reserve in person in its large Butterfly Garden.
It is located near Puerto Maldonado airport and is an interesting and handy first stop before travelling onwards to your rainforest lodge or on the way back (see facilities below).
The butterflies are raised by resident biologists and released into the garden where they live in a naturalised habitat full of tropical plants and flowers. The biologists offer guests tours of the premises.
The Butterfly House is open to anybody visiting the area for an entrance fee and free-of-charge for guests of the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica lodge.
Visits are of course asked not to enter the Butterfly House wearing insect repellent.
Welcome / Information Center
Inkaterra Butterfly House serves as an interesting first stop between reaching Puerto Maldonado and travelling to your jungle lodge (or on the way back to Puerto Maldonado after visiting the rainforest).
Facilities available with your entrance fee (free for Inkaterra guests):
Information centre about the wildlife in the Tambopata National Reserve
Bathrooms with showers
Waiting room (to wait for flights, buses, boat transfers etc.)
Welcome fruit juice
Refreshing moist towel
First aid kit
The following services are also available at an extra charge:
Guided tour of the butterfly laboratory (1 to 8 people)
Butterfly House timetables
Butterfly Garden: 8am – 5pm
Waiting room, souvenir shop and coffee shop: 8am – 2pm (extended if flights are delayed)