A good budget option, about 15 minutes before Explorer’s Inn , is Inotawa (tel. 082/57-2511, www.inotawaexpeditions.com , three days/two nights US$240–230 pp), which has a main thatched building with open-air rooms and single beds with mosquito net covering. Bathrooms are shared, with flush toilets but no hot water.
There is a small bar, a restaurant with vegetarian food, and an option to visit the clay lick near the Tambopata Research Center .
Inotawa offers two- to five-night, lodge-based and expedition trips and is 3.5 hours upstream from Puerto Maldonado .