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Inkaterra to be announced as one of National Geographic Society’s Unique Lodges of the World

The National Geographic Society have recently announced its newest foray in world-class travel experiences. The initial collection includes 24 properties on six continents, one of which is our very own Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

As part of a comprehensive vetting process, every lodge in the collection was judged on three main criteria. Firstly the design and character of the property, with a special focus on the celebration of the surrounding area. Secondly the guests overall experience and quality of service. Lastly candidates were judged on how the property demonstrates a commitment to conservation and green operations, and whether they actively support the protection of cultural heritage while providing benefits to the local community. 

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Inkaterra Machua Picchu Pueblo Hotel is proud to have been selected as a property that represents all of these factors, demonstrating how conservation and sustainability are at the heart of all Inkaterra properties. We hope to have many new visits to Peru in 2015.

Cataraya De Mandor Waterfall Flowing into the Urubamba River

For more information on the National Geographic Lodges around the world please click here, and if you would like to read more about Inkaterra properties then please follow this link.

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Machu Picchu Rediscovered at the Royal Geographical Society

Celebrations marking 100 years since the discovery of Machu Picchu took place throughout last year, but there’s justified reason to extend the centenary.

Addressing a full audience of Royal Geographical Society members, author and explorer Hugh Thomson last night gave an illuminating talk about the complicated discovery of the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, and how the process was more drawn out than you might think.

As it turns out, Hiram Bingham stumbled across the expansive site by accident in 1911. He was certainly looking for Incan ruins – just not these ones. As Thomson dryly noted, ‘people only find what they’re looking for’. Continue reading