Nature & Wildlife

Reptiles & Amphibians of Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

The International Reptile Conservation Foundation recently set off on a personal expedition focused on amphibians and reptiles found in the Tambopata region of Peru. The region yields the highest biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians in the world and includes more than 210 amphibian and reptilian species. At the epicentre of this diversity lies Inkaterra Reserva […]

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New species of Orchid found at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra has been in the spotlight again; this time for its magnificent collection of orchids. The American Orchid Society has stated that in all probability Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel has the world’s biggest collection of native orchid species (372) in their natural habitat, within a private setting. Now biologists and nature lovers will be […]

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Spotted at Inkaterra: The Birding Corridors of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Peru has long been a birding paradise, and more recently, this is being recognised across the world. More than 20,000 bird watchers are estimated to visit Peru in 2013, generating over US$50 million in revenue, according to the Ministry of Trade and Tourism. Peruvian Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva has launched ‘The Birding […]

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Butterflies of Inkaterra

Did you know that the blue color in a female Penaincisalia loxurina is less vivid than in the males? And did you know that the upperside of the forewings on a Zerene cesonia feature a yellow “dog’s head” surrounded by blackness? Visit Inkaterra and find out everything about the 108 different species of butterflies that inhabit our gardens. A truly colourful […]

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May festivities in Peru and the Otter Festival

Peru is enjoying a May full of festivities. If you feel like dancing to the most traditional rituals in Ayacucho, travelling over beautiful landscapes with pilgrimages to Pascoor or submerging into deepest Peruvian culture in Tumbes, May is the perfect chance! From the third week of May you will also be able to enjoy the II Festival Iternacional del Lobo […]

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Inkaterra Staff – Interview: Carmen Soto, Orchid Specialist

We interview Carmen Soto – resident biologist and orchid specialist at Inkaterra Machu Picchu! When did you start working for Inkaterra? Tell us a bit about your professional background. I started working at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel thirteen years ago; I am a biology graduate of the Cusco National San Antonio Abad University, I […]

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Native Orchids and New Discoveries

The collection of native orchids within the grounds of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel is staggering, boasting over 372 species. Guests at the hotel can walk through the tranquil orchid gardens to observe these with expert guides, with some orchids so tiny they require a looking glass to spot. This month, two new species of bromeliad […]

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