Food and Drink

Peru’s Coffee Route

Due to the high altitudes, winds that sweep across the land from the Pacific Ocean and alternating periods of warming sun and thirst-quenching rain, the Peruvian climate provides ideal growing conditions for the Arabica coffee bean. Now at number seven of the world’s largest coffee growing countries, Peru is also known globally for being predominantly […]

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El Señor de los Milagros; The traditional processions of the Lord of Miracles

The Catholic processions of the Lord of Miracles take place in Lima every year during the month of October. The occasion is in remembrance of the events that transpired following a life-changing earthquake which took place in Lima and El Callao in the 17th century. In the wake of this natural disaster, those in the […]

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The Churos Project – Snails in the Amazon Rainforest

Since 1978 the Inkaterra Asociación has produced inventories of flora and fauna measuring its impact on areas of influence in the Amazonian rainforest of Madre de Dios (Southern Peru), the cloud forest of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the city of Cusco and the sea, desert and tropical forest of Cabo […]

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Chicha de Jora at Inkaterra

Chicha de Jora is a symbolic Peruvian drink. While it is produced in the same way as beer, there is one very big difference between the two beverages; chicha de jora is made from corn, rather than hops. In each region of Peru, you will notice that the recipe differs slightly, this is because each region […]

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In Conversation With Head Chef Rafael Casin

Rafael Casin, Inkaterra’s Corporate head of F&B and Chef, is best known for his ingenious take on sustainable food, bringing the ‘Earth to Table’ concept to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba‘s guests who wish to get closer to the traditional Andean way of eating. What inspired our extraordinary chef to think of and extend his food philosophy […]

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Inkaterra: Guests’ Perspectives – El Mapi by Inkaterra

Nestled amid the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, El Mapi by Inkaterra is a cosy yet contemporary lodge that goes to the beat of its own drum. Offering a down-to-earth and understated break, explorers can indulge in the spirited and welcoming atmosphere of the nearby town which showcases colourful local markets, food and music. Whilst at […]

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A Guest Blog: Exploring Peruvian Cuisine

Authentic Peruvian cuisine is at the heart of each Inkaterra property, from the earth to table concept at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, which sees fresh seasonal ingredients harvested from the on-site eco farm, served up in creative interpretations of Peruvian classics, to the bio-orchard in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In fact, traditional Peruvian cuisine […]

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Chicha: The Drink of the Incas

From our textiles to property excursions, the Inkaterra experience is enveloped in our heritage and culture. An opportunity our guests particularly enjoy is taking part in the  traditional Peruvian rituals, for example, making Chicha, a sweet South American beverage that harks back to the Incan Empire. Chicha is produced from corn, a sacred crop of […]

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A Taste of Peru at Home

In 2011 Chef, Ferran Adrià made a bold statement. He claimed Peru to be the country which​ ho​lds​the key to the future of gastronomy. At Inkaterra we’re excited to see the region becoming increasingly more recognised for its cuisine. The culinary masterpieces being created are vast, diverse and a new concept to a lot of […]

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