We’ve run a couple luxury travel in Peru tour stories about upscale, small-ship cruises in the Peruvian Amazon, but we haven’t been able to get anyone out to Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazonica lodge there, the best jungle lodge in Peru, if not the whole Amazon region.

I’m happy to say we’ve rectified that. Contributor Ellen Barone, who recently wrote the story on Butterfield & Robinson’s walking tour in Peru, pulled out a machete and hacked her way through the rainforest to Inkaterra’s resort.

No, just kidding. It’s not really all that daunting: a 45-minute boat ride from river port Maldonado and you’re there. Most of the creatures you see on excursions won’t be human though. The lodge is at the heart of a 42,000-acre private ecological reserve. Here’s what’s in store when you get to your spacious cabana:

King-size beds with billowing mosquito netting. Fluffy robes and slippers. Sumptuous towels and signature organic toiletries. And screened decks with comfy lounge chairs and hammocks. They’re also outfitted with practical extras like umbrellas, flashlight, ceiling fan and Kerosene lanterns.

This carbon-neutral resort walks the walk when it comes to eco-tourism though. It’s the winner of both the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Award for Conservation and the 2012 Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Award.

See our full review of the Inkaterra Amazon jungle lodge in Peru.