Conservation and Sustainability

In Conversation With Head Chef Rafael Casin

Rafael Casin, Inkaterra’s Corporate head of F&B and Chef, is best known for his ingenious take on sustainable food, bringing the ‘Earth to Table’ concept to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba‘s guests who wish to get closer to the traditional Andean way of eating. What inspired our extraordinary chef to think of and extend his food philosophy […]

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A Brief History of the Inka Empire

The Inka Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America and, in the early 16th Century, it was possibly one of the largest empires in the world. The origin myths of the Inka Empire relay stories of a pastoral tribe who carried a magic gold staff, and wherever the staff landed, the Inka people would […]

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Renowned filmmaker and screenwriter, Werner Herzog, returns to Peru to share his filmmaking expertise

We sat down with key coordinator, Gabriel Meseth, to discuss the recent event hosted by Inkaterra alongside the world renowned German filmmaker and screenwriter, Werner Herzog, who returned to Peru to share his expertise in Lima. Partnering with Black Factory Cinema, the Werner Herzog Master Class event was an opportunity for young filmmakers and enthusiasts […]

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Five things you didn’t know about the Amazon

A luscious host to an amazing array of biodiversity and spanning across eight countries – from mountainous peaks to the basin depths – the Amazon is a geographic wonder which holds many untold tales. Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción and Inkaterra Guides Field Station lie within the Madre de Dios region of the Amazon […]

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Four ways Inkaterra help the planet

Last weekend, eco-conscious citizens around the world celebrated Earth Day, an annual event supporting environmental protection. For Inkaterra, it’s not just a great way to celebrate the achievements we’ve made in conservation over the past 43 years, but a chance to educate travellers and local communities on the importance of sustainability and eco-tourism. In light […]

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Inkaterra’s Bio-Orchard: Top Plants

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru – where trees tower, vines tangle and insects thrive – plants have long been cultivated for their medicinal qualities. Now, at Inkaterra Guides Field Station, our Bio-Orchard is used to research a range of plants known for their medicinal qualities, keeping alive ancestral knowledge […]

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Inkaterra celebrates: International Save Bears Day

Back in 2001, we opened the doors to our Andean Bear Sanctuary – a haven of safety in the mystical Andean Cloud Forest. The number of Andean Spectacled Bears in the wild is rapidly decreasing, and the furry-faced species has been identified by IUCN as having a vulnerable conservation status. The pioneering conservation programme, which takes residence […]

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The Mother of the Rainforest – The Swamp

The Amazon basin; a tangle of rivers, lakes and labyrinth of winding jungle trails, home to 20% of the water on the planet. In fact, in the Peruvian Amazon, which represents more than 60% of its territory, it’s estimated that there are more than 19.77 million acres (8 million hectares) occupied by wetlands, or large […]

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Inkaterra Celebrates World Sustainable Tourism Day

The 27th of September marked World Sustainable Tourism Day, an annual commemoration that highlights the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability is the key ethos behind the Inkaterra brand and so we celebrated World Tourism Day in true Inkaterra style, deep in the Amazon Rainforest at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción. On the […]

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