Here at Inkaterra, we’re dedicated to delivering authentic, immersive experiences, while striving to protect and preserve the flora and fauna that flourish in Peru. With an array of exhilarating excursions, we cater to each and every kind of adventurer, from family travellers to solo explorers. Here are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy while staying at Inkaterra:
The archaeological site of Pisaq
While staying at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, you can discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas’ finest and most impressive Inca complex — the archaeological site of Pisaq — from terraces built on its hills and overlooking the typical village of Pisac. To get to this historical point you can hike the winding paths along the mountain cliffs, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.
Once you have explored the ancient buildings, you can pay a visit to the colourful town and market down in the valley, where an artisan fair is stocked with fine woven crafts, tapestries, handicrafts and textiles from the local community and neighbouring villages. On Sundays a mass is celebrated in Quechua language with the assistance of local mayors or varayoc wearing their native clothes and accompanied by the sound of pututos (a traditional musical instrument made of a marine shell that emits a powerful sound)
Inkaterra Canopy Walkway
A visit to Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is not complete without walking along the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway. Start your adventure with a motorised canoe ride to the Interpretation Center before climbing the first tower of the walkway at 125 feet (38m) above the forest floor. Walk through the treetops along seven suspension bridges that link eight observation platforms and enjoy sounds and, smells, also landscapes and views not visible from the ground, while looking out for wildlife hidden in the trees.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is ideally located near the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, you can discover the history of this site with a private guide before trekking up Wayna Picchu or the Machu Picchu mountain. These steep trails, overlooking Machu Picchu, cling to the side of the mountain leading adventurers to a remote corner of the archaeological site for a bird’s-eye view. From the summit, take in the Vilcanota River and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks.
While visiting Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco, from April to December, you can take a two-day tour to the Vinicunca Mountain through our Inkaterra Experiences department in partnership with a friendly local operator. Due to the naturally-occurring mineral gold, red, turquoise, blue and purple stripes, this site is often referred to as ‘Rainbow Mountain’.
From the trailhead of Quesoyoni you can trek uphill to Anantapata, where there are unrivalled views of the magnificent Ausangate Mountain. Spend a night under the stars in Surine Qorcha before continuing on your short hike to the Rainbow Mountain, standing out against the snow-peppered peaks of neighbouring Ausangate. After resting and enjoying the Peruvian landscapes, head downhill, following the K’airahuire Valley, before taking a private transfer from Quesoyoni to Inkaterra La Casona.
This excursion may also be a one-day tour with a slightly different route and is recommended to fit travellers only due to the high altitude.
Whether you’re returning to Inkaterra or it’s your first time visiting us, you can always find an adventure waiting for you. Discover more about the nature activities and excursions offered at each Inkaterra property by visiting our website, www.inkaterra.com.
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