Nature & Wildlife

Spotted: Andean Spectacled Bear

As he tears away branches, perched against fallen trees of the Vilcanota River near Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, the two-metre tall wild Andean Spectacled Bear is unaware of an Inkaterra Explorer-guide, and his three inquisitive accomplices, watching him in awe. Munching on leaves, his feast for the day, the Andean Bear sits camouflaged amid […]

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Madre de Dios

Madre de Dios, located in the south east of Peru, is a low-lying Amazon playground of the fauna and flora that dance along the riverbank. Situated on the border of Bolivia and Brazil, the river spans an incredible 655km. Not only is it a reserve for tropical birds, but it is also a place of refuge […]

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A Flock of InkaBirds

Celebrating bird month at Inkaterra has flown by and, as August comes to an end, we look back over what has been a bird-packed few weeks. Last week saw our virtual bird tour of the Inkaterra properties reach its final destination, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, as we uncovered the 30 different species of birds that call […]

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Birds of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Nestled between Cusco and Machu Picchu the majestic Andean mountains engulf the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas. Shrouded in adventure, the Sacred Valley is a sea of green that houses the plethora of fauna that lives amidst the trees, waiting excitedly to be discovered. Perfectly located in the Andean mountains stands our luxurious Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba […]

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Birds of the Rainforest

The Amazonian Rainforest is teeming with vibrant wildlife, diverse ecosystems and tropical plants, all waiting to be discovered and explored. Deep within the heart of the Amazon, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción sits nestled between the shores of the Madre de Dios River and the Tambopata National Reserve; just a few miles away from neighbouring Inkaterra Reserva […]

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Twit-Peru, Twit-Peru

Being home to 1,835 bird species (nearly 20% of the world’s bird population) and 45% of all neo tropical birds, Peru is celebrated for its wide range of biodiversity and is listed as the 3rd country in the world with the largest number of bird species. 62% of South America’s birds can be observed in Peru, Inkaterra sees Bird Watchers […]

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Tucked amidst a sea of green mountain walls, lined with trees that sway with the wind’s breeze, sits Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. From a panoramic view, this contemporary hotel with colonial inspiration appears somewhat small in comparison to the majestic mountains that tower over the hacienda. Once you’ve reached the hotel’s entrance, what you initially believed […]

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Inkaterra celebrates World Green Day

On October 17th, Inka Terra Association (ITA), Inkaterra and The Decentralised Directorate of Culture and Inka Pachatuteq College of Machu Picchu Pueblo, conducted a “Green Day ” event to spread awareness for forest restoration and celebrate the arrival of spring. Forest restoration is ranked as one of the most effective methods to mitigate climate change […]

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Peru’s Not-So-Angry Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wIorzcB9pY&list=UUeONyibm5uwZJuug9u4ZHGQ&index=1 Spotted by Inkaterra Association biologist, Helmut Rengifo, the Collared Puffbird is a common sight across the Madre de Dios region, with it’s orange head and distinctive black collar. But for the rest of the world, this bird has a wider familiarity, looking very similar to a character in the popular Angry Birds game.   […]

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