Our Peru

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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Weaving and Embroidery in Peru; Inspiring the longevity of tradition

Weaving and embroidery are a fundamental part of Peruvian history. From exquisite cottons, decorative techniques and unique dyes, Andean textile traditions date back to as early as 3000 BC and tell tales as elaborate as the labyrinths of the needlework. In creating textiles, these talents were used widely throughout Peru for the creation of costumes […]

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The White-Throated Toucan

Toucans have a beautiful and unique appearance that has led to the species becoming one of the most popular birds worldwide and meant that they are frequently used in advertising due to their unique aesthetic qualities. One of the most well-known toucans in pop-culture is ‘Toucan Sam’, a cartoon character that has been used to […]

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Santa Rosa de Lima

Santa Rosa – the patron Saint of Peru and the New World (The Americas and the Philippines), and also of the Indigenous natives of Latin America – was born in April 1586 in Lima. Celebrations in her memory take place around the world on August 23rd, while in Peru and other Latin American countries there […]

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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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A Brief History of the Inka Empire

The Inka Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America and, in the early 16th Century, it was possibly one of the largest empires in the world. The origin myths of the Inka Empire relay stories of a pastoral tribe who carried a magic gold staff, and wherever the staff landed, the Inka people would […]

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Celebrating Fiestas Patrias in Peru

In addition to mouth-watering Peruvian cuisine, from ceviche to Pisco sour cocktails, and our awe-inspiring Andean landscape, Peru boasts many exciting traditional holidays, including the joyous celebration of Fiestas Patrias. Apart from Christmas, Fiestas Patrias is one of the most important celebrations of the year for Peruvians; a two-day national holiday that takes place in […]

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Seven Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu, the Incan Citadel that Stood the Test of Time

Celebrating architectural precision and harmonic collaboration, the Seven Wonders of the World have been admired for centuries, dating back to the ancient world, and have gracefully stood the test of time into our modern ages. Originally defined as themata, the Greek for ‘things to be seen’, Seven Wonders of the Ancient world consisted of the […]

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