Celebrations marking 100 years since the discovery of Machu Picchu took place throughout last year, but there’s justified reason to extend the centenary.
Addressing a full audience of Royal Geographical Society members, author and explorer Hugh Thomson last night gave an illuminating talk about the complicated discovery of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, and how the process was more drawn out than you might think.
As it turns out, Hiram Bingham stumbled across the expansive site by accident in 1911. He was certainly looking for Incan ruins – just not these ones. As Thomson dryly noted, ‘people only find what they’re looking for’. Continue reading
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Mark Rowe of the Independent on Sunday visited Hacienda Concepcion soon after it opened to explore the surrounding jungle and get a taste of the fantastic byInkaterra excursions available at the lodge. He also comments on the current challenges facing Peru and its unique and fragile ecosystems and how tourism and organisations like Inkaterra are tackling these challenges positively…
“So how does tourism square this circle of breathtaking beauty, magical encounters, grinding poverty and environmental apocalypse? Peru has no shortage of greenwash imposters – operators who promote their trips to the jungle as environmentally sustainable when they are anything but. But there are some shining lights, one of which is the Inkaterra Group, which has promoted environmentally sensitive tourism and funded scientific research for the past 35 years, and has gained the endorsement of the UN, the World Bank and the National Geographic Society.”
You can read the full article here and visit Mark Rowe’s website here
If you’re in downtown Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu and the surrounding area, why not pay a visit to the buzzy, hip cocktail bar at El MaPi hotel byInkaterra? We have great atmosphere and a delicious range of cocktails using fresh Peruvian fruits and spirits. It’s a great place to meet fellow travellers and lovers of Peru!
This year, why not take the kids on a family holiday of a lifetime to Peru?
Inkaterra prides itself on the authentic and local experience it can offer guests, Inkaterra employs local Peruvians who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the local area, the flora and fauna and cultural history of Peru and are well-trained to share this knowledge in an engaging and fun way. Kids are especially welcome at Inkaterra and delight in exploring the jungle and cloud forests in the hands of real life Indiana Jonseses. Continue reading