Our Peru

Weaving and Embroidery in Peru; Inspiring the longevity of tradition

Weaving and embroidery are a fundamental part of Peruvian history. From exquisite cottons, decorative techniques and unique dyes, Andean textile traditions date back to as early as 3000 BC and tell tales as elaborate as the labyrinths of the needlework. In creating textiles, these talents were used widely throughout Peru for the creation of costumes […]

View

The White-Throated Toucan

Toucans have a beautiful and unique appearance that has led to the species becoming one of the most popular birds worldwide and meant that they are frequently used in advertising due to their unique aesthetic qualities. One of the most well-known toucans in pop-culture is ‘Toucan Sam’, a cartoon character that has been used to […]

View

Santa Rosa de Lima

Santa Rosa – the patron Saint of Peru and the New World (The Americas and the Philippines), and also of the Indigenous natives of Latin America – was born in April 1586 in Lima. Celebrations in her memory take place around the world on August 23rd, while in Peru and other Latin American countries there […]

View

Chicha de Jora at Inkaterra

Chicha de Jora is a symbolic Peruvian drink. While it is produced in the same way as beer, there is one very big difference between the two beverages; chicha de jora is made from corn, rather than hops. In each region of Peru, you will notice that the recipe differs slightly, this is because each region […]

View

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 […]

View

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 […]

View

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 […]

View

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 […]

View

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 […]

View