To celebrate the upcoming release of the much anticipated ‘Paddington’ film in November 2014, starring Nicole Kidman, we’re launching an Andean Spectacled Bear Package enabling fans to see the real thing close up in its home of Peru.
The package includes a three-night stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, where guests will learn about the life of a bear keeper at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Andean Spectacled Bear Project.
This pioneering conservation programme is an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and whenever possible reintroduce them to their natural habitat in the Andean mountains. The Andean Spectacled Bear is a critically endangered species and these conservation efforts are crucial in helping this animal survive for future generations.
As part of the new package, guests will have exclusive access shadowing bear keepers, learning about the challenges they face and how the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project is helping these bears thrive.
After coming face to face with the bears, guests will receive a ‘Bear Kit’ which will include a special bear keepers certificate, a soft toy Spectacled bear as well as tickets to see the feature film upon their return home.
Prices for the Andean Spectacled Bear Package start from USD1,045 (approx. £622) per guest based on double occupancy, and include three nights full-board accommodation at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, plus the special Bear Kit to take home and one ticket per guest to see the film (a cinema voucher of up to £15 per person). A percentage of all proceeds from these bookings will be donated to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Sanctuary Project.
A guided excursion to the Machu Picchu Citadel is also included.
To find out more about this project, click here.