Nature & Wildlife

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 […]

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Inkaterra celebrates World Green Day

On October 17th, Inka Terra Association (ITA), Inkaterra and The Decentralised Directorate of Culture and Inka Pachatuteq College of Machu Picchu Pueblo, conducted a “Green Day ” event to spread awareness for forest restoration and celebrate the arrival of spring. Forest restoration is ranked as one of the most effective methods to mitigate climate change […]

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Peru’s Not-So-Angry Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wIorzcB9pY&list=UUeONyibm5uwZJuug9u4ZHGQ&index=1 Spotted by Inkaterra Association biologist, Helmut Rengifo, the Collared Puffbird is a common sight across the Madre de Dios region, with it’s orange head and distinctive black collar. But for the rest of the world, this bird has a wider familiarity, looking very similar to a character in the popular Angry Birds game.   […]

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The bear from darkest Peru

To celebrate the upcoming release of the much anticipated ‘Paddington’ film in November 2014, starring Nicole Kidman, we’re launching an Andean Spectacled Bear Package enabling fans to see the real thing close up in its home of Peru. The package includes a three-night stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where guests will learn about […]

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Humpback Whales sighted in Cabo Blanco

Whilst Peru is famed for its birdlife and other indigenous species (a famous bear springs to mind…) the seas around the country are home to a wealth of species. The proposed marine reserve at Cabo Blanco is rich in biodiversity, and no more so than the humpback whales that migrate to the area to breed. […]

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Giant Anteater Spotted at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

Spotting any wild animal in their natural environment is an exciting moment, but spotting a creature that is normally very shy and elusive has an extra special resonance. The 13th of June proved to a group of travellers that the Amazon jungle is still full of surprises. Led by Inkaterrra Hacienda Concepción Explorer Guide Carlos […]

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Spotlight on our Butterfly Keeper at Inkaterra

Located near the Puerto Maldonado Airport, the Butterfly House here at Inkaterra is a welcome and information centre for all travellers that pass through our doors. Here you will understand the fascinating transformation of these colourful insects. We caught up with our butterfly keeper at Inkaterra Helmut Rengifo to find out a little bit more about these incredible […]

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Anaconda found at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

We have a very exciting sighting this month from Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción! It was 10 a.m. when Inkaterra explorer guides Ghlemm and Justo were leading a group of travellers in the ‘Cocha’ excursion. Hidden in some bushes on the shore of Concepción creek, a green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) was encountered. Though it remained tangled and its […]

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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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