We are pleased to announce that five of the Inkaterra properties have been nominated for the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2019. With voting now open until 30th June, we invite you to show your support and vote for Inkaterra!
The Readers’ Choice Awards give Condé Nast’s US-based readers an opportunity to vote for everything from their favourite countries and cities to their preferred resorts, hotels and spas.
This year, Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica & Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción in the Amazon rainforest of South Eastern Peru, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in Machu Picchu Pueblo, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco, have all been nominated in the ‘Hotels’ category. As the voting considers activities and facilities, design, food, location, rooms and service, we thought we would provide you with a quick reminder of all that our properties have to offer.
Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica is where the Inkaterra story began in 1975. Offering adventurers a luxurious way to discover the beautiful Amazon Rainforest of southern Peru, the lodge has 35 cabanas inspired by the native Ese’Eja culture. With various a-la-carte local excursions and explorations within the 10,000ha (24,711acre) private ecological reserve and its surroundings, the riverside hotel is a remarkable rainforest retreat.
For those looking to relax, there is the beautiful and inspiring newly redesigned ENA Spa, and for the thrill seekers, the 344m (11,229ft) Inkaterra Canopy Walkway suspended 30m (98ft) above the ground, certainly gets the adrenaline pumping. Even more adventurous travellers visiting Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica may choose to spend a night in the Inkaterra Canopy Tree House, sleeping 30m (98ft) above the ground surrounded by the nocturnal sounds of the forest below .
With 25 private cabanas dotted around the estate and five rooms located in the main house, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción is located deep in the heart of the Amazon. A botanical garden, private natural pond and cacao plantation can all be found at the property, with a demonstration of the home grown chocolate making process offered as one of the hotel’s many activities. Other excursions include visits to the beautiful Lake Sandoval, an oxbow shaped water mirror where visitors can expect to see rich and diversified wildlife including Howler monkeys and giant river otters. Programmed excursions are led by local explorer guides, guaranteeing guests an authentic and unparalleled trip.
With 83 whitewashed casitas and villas (2) set amongst exuberant tropical gardens, terraced hills, waterfalls and stone paths, award-winning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a magical Andean village, enveloped in the magnificent mountainous scenery. With 214 bird species and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) within the hotel’s grounds (and in their natural habitat), the hotel embraces and nurtures the natural beauty that surrounds it. Guests are able to partake in activities ranging from an educational visit to the Andean Spectacled Bear project, which protects and rehabilitates the endangered Peruvian Spectacled Bear species, to a lesson in making your own tea at our organic plantation.
Spanning almost 40ha (100 acres) and surrounded by the spectacular and imposing green Andean mountain Range of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is nestled in the hills between Cusco and Machu Picchu Pueblo. Championing sustainability with its Earth to Table concept, guests are encouraged to pick their own produce from the 4-ha (10-acre) organic plantation before cooking their own Andean feast with the hotel’s chefs.
With the recent opening of the MAYU Spa, guests are able to enjoy treatments using products derived from home grown native medicinal herbs in the hotel’s ‘Healing Garden’, whilst soaking up the spectacular views of Inkaterra’s organic orchard and the neighbouring peppertree forest.
Located in Plaza Las Nazarenas, a short ten-minute drive from the airport, award-winning Inkaterra La Casona is Cusco’s first boutique hotel and member of Relais & Châteaux in Peru. Encompassed by the dramatic Andean scenery, the beautiful hotel is located within an immaculately restored 16th-century manor house. 11 suites surround the central patio, as well as a dining room and spa, both of which use locally sourced produce and products. Guests are able to enjoy strolling along the city´s cobbled streets, its main square, visit the beautiful cathedral and other colonial churches, museums, take guided tours to its four nearby major Inca ruins, and more. Inkaterra La Casona provides the perfect base for guests to explore the ancient surroundings of the Cusco region.
Find out more about what Inkaterra has to offer at www.inkaterra.com