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Switch the View of a Screen to Something Worth Looking At

With modern technology playing a major role in all elements of our daily lives, it is often hard to switch off and take time-out to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Those looking to “unplug” and escape the buzz of the modern world, why not ditch the computer screen, switch off the iPad and become an intrepid explorer in Peru.

Inkaterra’s Quintessential Peru Experience is the ideal opportunity to shift your focus away from your technology and onto a 14-day adventure you will never forget. With your phone safely stowed away,  take the time to re-energise and embrace the colourful culture, cuisine and sites Peru has to offer.

Sunset

Submerge yourself in the stunning and tranquil atmosphere of the Amazon Rainforest – paddle your way down the Madre De Dios River, explore the magical forest trails and watch as the Lake Sandoval’s resident giant otters and howler monkeys play. Not only will you not have time for technology, you won’t want the distraction. Savour the memories of breath taking sunsets over the forest canopy after all, it’s memories not phones that last a lifetime.

Campos Valle Sacred Valley

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas; with its ruins, markets and villages – you can truly appreciate what this historic site has to offer.

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Machu Picchu

Missing your phone yet? This should be the last thing on your mind as you watch the sun come up, casting a golden glow over the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu or you can take in the awe-inspiring site of the Colca Canyon. Experience these ancient and mystical wonders the way the Incas did thousands of years before you.

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There are only so many pictures you can view on a mobile device – so why not give it up for a 2 week rejuvenating experience and experience them first hand  with a life changing ‘Digital Detox’  at either Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

For more information of the Quintessential Peru Experience, click here, and if you would like to see any more information on our packages please click here.

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40@40: Celebrating 40 Years of Inkaterra

2015 marks Inkaterra’s 40th anniversary, and a year of celebration across the properties, and across the world.

To mark this memorable year, Inkaterra will be running some exciting initiatives in 2015, demonstrating the stories, successes and the faces of all those who have helped Inkaterra grow and develop into one of the world’s premier sustainable hotel groups.

Be sure to stay tuned to our blog to hear news of our 40th anniversary celebrations. Throughout the year, we will be asking all our followers and friends to get involved in the commemorations across our social media channels, with the first of our 40@40: Celebrating 40 Years albums being launched at the end of January. These albums, showcased on our Facebook page,  will run throughout the year, revealing some of the best images taken in and around Inkaterra.

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Escape The World Cup with Inkaterra

World Cup 2010

Football fever is spreading across the world thanks to a certain tournament, but those seeking tranquility in South America should look no further than Peru: the perfect destination to escape the hype.

No doubt Brazil will be the busiest country in South America this summer with heaps of football fanatics heading over to support their teams. Peru on the other hand, will be a place of ambient serenity – perfect for those who want to avoid the commotion of The World Cup. It’s also a go-to place for those that would like to enjoy the football from a not so busy part of South America. That way, fans can still say that they were in South America for the time of The World Cup.

Peruvian Rainforest at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Now is your chance to explore South America with our ‘escape the football packages’, or ‘embrace the football’ for those of you who want to watch the football in a calm environment.

An Amazonian Jungle Escape

Guests at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica can enjoy three nights in the exotic Amazon rainforest of Southern Peru, with not a football in sight. The package includes:

One night in the canopy tree house, 100ft above the jungle, with the only noisy neighbours being birds and other habitants of the jungle.

The Canopy Tree House

You’ll have the chance to interact with the environment with a private bird watching trip, a visit to the Butterfly house and a wildlife excursion.

Butterfly and Tortoise

After experiencing the wilderness you’ll have the chance to indulge in half bottle of sparking wine as well as a 50min spa treatment at the Hotel’s Ena spa. Feeling deeply relaxed you’ll return home feeling rejuvenated and revitalised – ready to get back to the football craze.

Ena Spa at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

The Amazonian Jungle Escape package includes return road and river transfers from Puerto Maldonado to Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica. Prices for the 3-night package are from £727pp based on double occupancy and full board basis.

An Andean Mountain Adventure

Alternatively, guests can stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel on a mountain adventure. Instead of chanting and cheering, all you’ll hear is the chirps of the sound of bird song. This Package includes:

A visit to Inkaterra’s native orchid garden which features over 372 species of the delicate flowers, and a tour of the idyllic nature surrounding the Inkaterra grounds, including sightings of the 111 bird species that live in and around the hotel.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Activities

You’ll venture to Inkaterra’s very own organic tea plantation to see how it’s all made (and drink a fair bit too), followed by half a days guided walk to the stunning Mandor waterfalls. A well-earned foot treatment   awaits at the end of the day in the Unu Spa.

UNU Spa at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Additionally, you can embark on a private excursion to Apu Machu Picchu, which offers spectacular views across the famous Machu Picchu citadel, undoubtedly the jewel in South American’s crown.

Machu Picchu

The three-night Andean Mountain Adventure package includes return transfers from Cusco with – prices from £777pp based on double occupancy and full board basis.

We promise to give you an authentic nature experience – football or with nature. The choice is yours.

Contact sales@inkaterra.com referring to  “World Cup Packages” for more information

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Spotlight on our Butterfly Keeper at Inkaterra

Butterfly House 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 insects.

1. Tell us a little about your background and how you came to be a butterfly keeper?

I used to work in the “Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana – IIAP” which is an organisation dedicated to Scientific & Technological Research for Development, specialising in the sustainable use of the biological diversity in the Amazonian regions. It develops activities in a decentralised way, promoting the participation of state & private institutions as well as of the civil society.  I dedicated myself to studying the local biodiversity, its management as well as the breeding of immature Lepidoptera until I had the opportunity to start working at the Japipì Butterfly House –  Inkaterra Butterfly House´s former name -  considered one of the best butterfly farms in Peru & was a great opportunity of experience for me.

 2. How long has the butterfly house been there? What do you feed the butterflies?

The Butterfly House has been around since 2001 and is under Inkaterra´s management since 2007 onwards.

Butterfly House - Inkaterra

The butterflies eat as follows: when they are still caterpillars or larvas: their surrounding host plant leaves; when they are adults: fruit juice from ripe fruit, the liquid from their excrements, pollen, flower nectar, liquid produced by any material in decomposition.

3. What does a typical day look like for you here at Inkaterra Butterfly House?

A regular working day at the Butterfly House starts with cleaning followed by feeding  hundreds of hungry & voracious caterpillars! Then we have to count the number of caterpillars and check the newly born ones from the night.

Butterflies at the Inkaterra Butterfly House

In the afternoon we have to place new food for nocturnal caterpillars; then the pupas are hung on the shelves, and the new posturas or butterfly eggs are  collected. The day ends with the liberation of the butterflies born that day in the exhibition enclosure.

4.  There are around 3,800 species of butterfly here in Peru. Which is your favourite and why?

The Panacea prola, because it is the one I have been doing major research work. It is truly stunning.

The Panacea prola

5. Have you noticed a change in the number of butterflies in recent years at the Inkaterra Butterfly House?

Yes, we have noted that many of the butterflies we have in the Butterfly House do not lay as many eggs as they used to do. We don´t have a proper answer to this but are observing their comportment on a daily basis.

6. There has been press in the last year in regards to a decreased number of monarch butterflies in South America. How can we help towards increasing the butterfly population?

A possible way to increase  the population of these types of butterfly would be to seed host plants from which the Caterpillar usually feeds from, in various places. This way it would be favourable for the Caterpillar to lay its eggs in a place where it can feed, therefore the regular reproductive cycle could continue.  If the plants disappear, the butterflies also disappear.

Butterflies at Inkaterra

Butterflies are one of our favourite things to see here at Inkaterra. Are they yours too? Share your pictures you’ve taken of butterflies with us on Twitter or Facebook with hashtag #InkaterraButterfly