Conservation and Sustainability

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Conservation Corridors

For more than 40 years, Inkaterra has worked towards education, protection and sustainable development of the flora, fauna and local cultures of Peru. From research into Cabo Blanco‘s marine ecosystem, to recording the world’s largest collection of native orchid species in their natural habitat (372), Inkaterra has dedicated the past four decades to conservation around […]


Inkaterra recognised for its work in ecosystem restoration

With the issues of climate change, biodiversity loss and the concern over the planet’s environmental security, efforts to restore the planet’s ecosystems have never been more crucial. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has just released their 88th issue of their Technical Series, “Resorting Life on Earth: Private-sector Experiences in Land Reclamation and Ecosystem Recovery”, […]

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Birding Olympics

Did you know Peru plays home to 1,835 different species of bird? Each year, thousands of birding enthusiasts from across the globe flock to the Amazon, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to witness the winged wonders in their natural habitat. In light of the Rio Olympics, – and this month’s hashtag, #InkaWings – we’re visiting each […]


Saving South America’s Only Bear Species

Considered an emblematic animal of the tropical Andes, the Spectacled Bear is the only bear species in South America. These bears are affectionately referred to as the real life Paddington bear and resonate with the children’s storybook character. However, it’s time we protect our much loved furry friends whose numbers are declining rapidly and have […]


Celebrate Earth Day with Inkaterra

As you can imagine, Earth Day is a very important day for us at Inkaterra – we’ve worked hard for forty years to care for the planet, through our research into biodiversity, conservation and preservation of the local culture, flora and fauna. In celebration of Earth Day, and our ongoing work caring for the environment, […]


15 years of conservation success in Peru for Inkaterra Asociación

Forty years ago in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a group of conservationists, headed up by Inkaterra Founder José Koechlin, began a journey of research into biodiversity and conservation. Working under the name of Cusco Amazónico, this group’s dedication to research was the catalyst and founding steps towards the birth of our NGO, Inkaterra […]


Spotted: Andean Spectacled Bear

As he tears away branches, perched against fallen trees of the Vilcanota River near Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, the two-metre tall wild Andean Spectacled Bear is unaware of an Inkaterra Explorer-guide, and his three inquisitive accomplices, watching him in awe. Munching on leaves, his feast for the day, the Andean Bear sits camouflaged […]

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Tucked amidst a sea of green mountain walls, lined with trees that sway with the wind’s breeze, sits Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. From a panoramic view, this contemporary hotel with colonial inspiration appears somewhat small in comparison to the majestic mountains that tower over the hacienda. Once you’ve reached the hotel’s entrance, what you initially believed […]


Llamas and Peru

Llamas are synonymous with Peruvian culture and have been at the forefront of the Peruvian way of life for centuries. That’s why we thought we’d share with you just why we love them so much. The llama was one of the only domesticated animals for the Incas and were considered a lifeline for them. They […]