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Valentine’s with Inkaterra

‘Peru, Peru, my heart’s lighthouse.’ – Stephen Morrissey.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we feel that this quote from Stephen Morrissey sums up the romance around this country perfectly.

Our ‘Romantic Adventure in the Amazon Experience’ is the ideal unforgettable experience for couples that want to explore magical Peru and create memories that will last a life-time.

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Couples can create lasting memories on the river to Reserva Amazonica. Watch frolicking river otters and side-neck turtles in their natural habitat before arriving at our Amazon Lodge on the banks of the Madre de Dios River.

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The stunning sunsets provide the perfect backdrop for couples sharing a romantic moment. The colours cast across the river, taken in with a bottle of champagne create the most perfect amorous atmosphere.

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This is the ideal package for foodie couples, with delectable dining experiences to be had. Discover Andean cuisine together while soaking up the Peruvian atmosphere.

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During the stay, couples can indulge at our ENA spa offering spectacular views of the Rollin Island opposite; making it a spa session couples will never forget. An energising flower bath and cooling massage can be revelled in, leaving both feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

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All this and other surprises await adventurous couples looking for the ultimate romantic experience.

 For more information on the romance package, please click here.

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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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Inkaterra Asociación’s Environmental Workshop

Earlier this month the Inkaterra Asociación lead their latest educational workshop focusing on the environment. The programme has been running for nine years now, lead by a team of professional biologists and Inkaterra guides sharing their extensive knowledge of the surrounding area. The aim of these workshops has always been to help teach the local children how to value and respect the environment they live in.

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 Inkaterra Asociación (ITA)  endeavour to make the workshops as fun and as interactive as possible so the children can relate to the issues discussed. Organisers encourage the children to play games and take part in experiments along side looking at arts and crafts. These interactive efforts teach the children about issues such as recycling, climate change, ecology, biodiversity and ecotourism.

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Inkaterra believes events like this are vital throughout the year in order to help the younger generation to connect with the environment, giving them a sense of responsibility.  ITA firmly believe that these sessions are important as they “encourgae children to have a friendly relationship with the environment”.

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#LuxVox Twitter Chat on Food and Travel

We are taking part in #LuxVox Twitter chat today at 1pm GMT as we love all things food and travel related.  This chat will be discussing the ultimate culinary experiences, new food delicacies to look out for on your travels and food trends of 2015.

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In the last couple of years Peruvian cuisine has put itself on the foodie map with its  diverse flavours, exotics fruits and herbs as well as some of the freshest seafood from the Pacific Ocean. Chefs such as Virgilio Martinez  and Martin Morales  have really helped to bring local Peruvian dishes to London with their phenomenal restaurants.

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Join us today at 1pm GMT to talk more about Peruvian food, or read more about traditional Peruvian dishes in another of our blog posts, discussing how traditional cuisine demonstrate the fusion of many different cultures that are ever present in Peru. From Japanese and Chinese  inspired cerviche, chifa and nikkei to traditional salads such as Ensalada Pallares made from Peruvian Lima butter beans.

 

Ceviche tiradito in peruCeviche from Gastón Acurio's restaurant 'Astrid y Gaston'

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Publimetro-Reciclatón Recycling Initiative

Inkaterra Recyling Campaign

At the end of last month we took part in the return of the Publimetro-Reciclatón recycling campaign.

Reciclatón aims to promote an environmentally conscious lifestyle. With this in mind, citizens of Guatemala City and surrounding municipalities are invited to collect as much paper, cardboard and plastic bottles as possible. The amassed material is donated to City Paper Foundation (la Fundación Ciudad de Papel) and the Association of the Beatitudes (la Asociación de las Bienaventuranzas). Both non-profit organisations help the underprivileged; the former hopes to meet the educational, medicinal and nutritional needs of those at a low income, while the latter houses children, youth and adults in abandonment. These bodies then sell all the recycled goods in order to raise funds for their beneficiaries.

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Publimetro-Reciclatón Recycling Initiative

On Friday 22, Metro launched this growing campaign alongside Reciclatón San Luis, ally and promoter of recycling in Peru. We of course, joined and supported the campaign, as we pride ourselves on being a pioneer for sustainable tourism. Our Sustainability Policy recognises our duty to have a ‘high positive impact on local populations’

It is through committing to initiatives such as this one that we can live up to our title. Determined to actively help the local community, we managed to contribute approximately 120-140 kilogrammes of paper and 5 kilogrammes of plastic bottles to this year’s Reciclatón project. Through this project, we are endowed with a greater understanding of the need to respect the environment and we remind the local community, as well as our guests, to ensure we continue to be a role model for sustainable development.

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2014 Second Quarter Photo Contest

The Inkaterra Second Quarter Photographic contest has come to a conclusion here in Peru, and we have had some spectacular sights and entries which help to showcase this environment at its finest. Take a look at our finalists below, and we are proud to reveal the winning photograph for this quarter is…

The Black-Fronted Nunbird, taken by Inkaterra’s own Angelo Bardelli

Black-fronted Nunbird-Angelo Bardelli

Black-fronted Nunbird-Angelo Bardelli

Dusk - Carla Herrera

Dusk – Carla Herrera

Bote selva - Dessire Valdéz

Bote selva – Dessire Valdéz

Leaf Toad - Jose Yovera

Leaf Toad – Jose Yovera

Mariposa - Claudia León

Mariposa – Claudia León

Social Flycatcher- Aldo Corazzo

Social Flycatcher- Aldo Corazzo

 

Odontoglossum Praestans - Diana Trucíos

Odontoglossum Praestans – Diana Trucíos

Southern Tamandua - Carlos Torres

Southern Tamandua – Carlos Torres

Think you can do better? Well, grab your camera and passport and find out just how amazing each of the Inkaterra Hotels can be!

 

Inkaterra Birding Rally Challenge 2013

Birding Rally Challenge 2013

Next week, from 3rd to 10th December, the third Birding Rally Challenge begins in Peru. Considered the world championships for birding, for those who aren’t in the know, this is the ultimate event in the ornithological world, bringing together the most renowned birding teams from all over the globe in a six-day contest to decide the best Birding Team in the world.

The challenge for the teams from the United States, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Colombia is to cover the greatest number of habitats within a certain area in a limited amount of time counting the number of bird species they can identify; and naturally, the winners are the team that has spotted the highest number of species.

Peru has been specially chosen to host the Birding Rally Challenge because of its expensive natural biodiversity. Peru is a true treasure in ornithological terms. It is home to 1836 species of bird – that is one fifth of all registered species in the world, Peru is the second leading country in the world for bird diversity, and the best in terms of bird observation. The unique habitats that Peru has, from lush wetlands to vibrant cloud forests means it is host to visiting species, as well as the 120 endemic bird species that call Peru home.

Organised by the Inkaterra Hotels, the Inkaterra Association and PromPerú, the teams will travel 840km through Peru, from Tambopata in southern Peru, to the bio diverse cloud forest of Machu Picchu, and the teams will stay at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

The actual challenge won’t simply be a walk in the park for our teams. They will have to contend with the changing climates of Peru, from the tropics of the rainforest to the coolness of the Andes, not to mention the strict rules about bird sightings.

But this competition is not simply about birdwatching. The Birding Rally Challenge has some core principles behind it. Designed to develop ecotourism in Peru, the competition promotes conservation and sustainable tourism, especially regarding the local communities that are often overlooked by traditional tourism.

In December 2012, the first rally lasted five days, and a total of 692 species were sighted. The second rally, Nor Amazon, trumped this total, with the birding teams observing 864 separate species in Peru – that’s 10% of the world’s registered bird species.

The 9th December is deadline day for our five birding teams, with the closing ceremony and winners being announced at 19.00. Will it be another successful rally for the American team? Only time and a keen eye will tell.

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Inkaterra awarded at ETC’s Responsible Tourism Showcase

Mr. Jose Kochlin collecting the award for Responsible Tourism

Inkaterra was awarded at last week’s Educational Travel Conference 2013 for their efforts towards Responsible Tourism. The event takes place to recognise the efforts of those members that are continually working on developing and implementing their initiatives towards the future of sustainable tourism. The event took place in Orlando Florida, where tourism representatives, suppliers and governments joined together for the five day summit. The ETC’s mission is to facilitate deeper, more enduring connections between travellers and the communities in which they visit. Through authentic, people-to-people exchanges and strong guide interpretation, this can be achieved.

This year was a special celebration as Inkaterra were recognised for their 38 years of effort towards promoting eco-tourism and sustainability in Peru. Throughout Inkaterra’s history, they have pioneered authentic experiences in Peru, whilst ensuring they preserve and rescue Peru’s geography, nature, traditions and cultures.

Reforestation Project at Inkaterra

Another great success story for Inkaterra. 2013 has kicked off to a great start!