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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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Celebrating Fiestas Patrias in Peru

In addition to mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine, from ceviche to Pisco sour cocktails, and our awe-inspiring Andean landscape, Peru boasts many exciting traditional holidays, including the joyous celebration of Fiestas Patrias. Apart from Christmas, Fiestas Patrias is one of the most important celebrations of the year for Peruvians; a two-day national holiday that takes place in […]

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Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu, the Incan Citadel that Stood the Test of Time

Celebrating architectural precision and harmonic collaboration, the Seven Wonders of the World have been admired for centuries, dating back to the ancient world, and have gracefully stood the test of time into our modern ages. Originally defined as themata, the Greek for ‘things to be seen’, Seven Wonders of the Ancient world consisted of the […]

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Inkaterra: Guests’ Perspectives – El Mapi by Inkaterra

Nestled amid the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra is a cosy yet contemporary lodge that goes to the beat of its own drum. Offering a down-to-earth and understated break, explorers can indulge in the spirited and welcoming atmosphere of the nearby town which showcases colourful local markets, food and music. Whilst at […]

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The ancient rituals of Inti Raymi

Quechuan for ‘Festival of the Sun’, the ancient celebration of Inti Raymi dates back to Pachacutec – a leader of the Incan Dynasty who lived from 1,438 to 1,471. The ceremony originally spanned nine days during the winter solstice and venerated the most important god, Inti. Today, celebrations are predominantly held in one day on 24th June […]

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Inkaterra: Guests’ Perspectives – Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción

Travel deep into the heart of the Amazon to discover the incredible Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción – where the story of Inkaterra first began. A truly magical setting for our first Inkaterra property, twenty four private cabanas sit majestically on stilts and a six-room casa grande with high ceilings and rustic thatched roofs are peppered around […]

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Uncovering the Past of Machupicchu

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel can be found nestled in the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes. 83 whitewashed casitas stand in the cloud forest, welcoming adventurous Inkaterra guests. The hotel is an ideal spot to host those looking to explore the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, but the site of […]

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Semana Santa at Inkaterra

Here in Peru we are in the midst of one of the biggest events of the year: it’s the return of Semana Santa. Commencing on Sunday 25th March with Domingo de Ramos and concluding on 1st April 2018 with the Resurrection of Christ, Semana Santa is considered a period of recollection, commemorating the life, passion […]

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Inkaterra: Guests’ Perspectives

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is characterised by its incomparable mountain vistas, picturesque villages showcasing traditional markets and a wealth of empirical history of the Incas. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is the perfect base for exploration of this beautiful corner of Peru. From the property’s Earth to Table concept that encourages guests to harvest their […]

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