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, Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel will each host one day of eco-initiatives, working with the local community.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is shrouded in the mysterious Andean Cloud Forests, home to an array of native orchids, birds and butterflies. At Inkaterra we celebrate this biodiversity every day, but Earth Day is a wonderful excuse to get together, pull on our gardening gloves and help re-forest the hotel.
At the end of the exciting excursions running around the property, our guests will be invited to help out with reforestation, and children from Machu Picchu Pueblo who are part of our training workshops will also lend a helping hand. Videos allusive to Earth Day will be projected in the staff’s dining room, and cleaning sessions will take place at Café Inkaterra, alongside the railway, and towards our native farm. After listening to an Earth Day presentation on the Machu Picchu Radio, a lecture will be held for the children of the Inka Pachacutec Secondary School children from Machu Picchu Pueblo, educating them on environmental issues.
Meanwhile, at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, a luxury eco-lodge hidden deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, seedlings will be planted by students and guests in the lush surroundings of the hotel. A week ago, refuse bags were left beside Lake Sandoval Control area for the visiting rangers, so they could gather plastic bottles and other waste left scattered in the area – these bags will be collected today! Cleanings along the river shore and road to the lake will also take place, before a video on global warming is presented in the eco centre.
Nearby, Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica invites regional students to the hotel’s eco centre, where a lecture on the environment will take place. Seedlings will be planted, before cleaning sessions along the river will help remove rubbish and debris which could be harmful to the local wildlife.
It’s not all work and no play at Inkaterra on Earth Day! As a reward for their hard work, volunteers will get the chance to traverse the famous Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, and sip on Pisco Sour as the sun sets across the beautiful Rolin Island Beach.
To find out more about the conservation work Inkaterra do, please visit www.inkaterra.com