While staying at Inkaterra there is such a wide variety of nature activities and excursions, each offering a unique experience for guests to take part in. As the sun sets over the stunning Peruvian landscapes the adventure continues with a plethora of evening activities.
When dusk falls, take a ride by outboard motorised canoe on the Madre de Dios river. Learn about the river ecosystems, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals behaviour, and the southern constellations. This magical evening allows guests to spend time enjoying the Peruvian landscapes and stunning sunsets over the vast Madre de Dios river, taking in the colours, the shadows and the sounds as day turns to night. A particularly special evening excursion for families and friends.
Discover the “Rainforest by night”. Thriving with the noises and smells of the wild, biological activity differs greatly between night and day in the Amazonian ecosystem. At Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica we offer a very special tour of the jungle to give guests a taste of this. Beginning at twilight, guests are led by one of our knowledgeable Explorer Guides to have the opportunity of discovering the fauna which would usually be fast asleep during the day.
Venture into the rainforest and experience the mystery of the animal activity that awakens in the rainforest after dark, enhancing animal resources to create new adaptation mechanisms. Listen to nocturnal forest sounds and spot species that only emerge at night.
Take a full day to embark on an excursion to the famous peak of Wayna Picchu – meaning young mountain – which features in most of the beautiful pictures we see taken from the top of the famous Machu Picchu. Visit the historical citadel of Machu Picchu with a private guide, followed by an hour-trek up Wayna Picchu.
The steep trail, overlooking Machu Picchu, clings to the side of the mountain, leading the adventurous traveler to a remote corner of this archaeological site. In addition to a magnificent bird’s-eye view of neighbouring Machu Picchu, the summit also offers a perfect vantage point to take in the Vilcanota River, the mountain of Putukusi and the distant snow-capped Andean peaks. Descend in the late afternoon to find yourself back at Machu Picchu Pueblo, at the start of another wonderful evening with Inkaterra.
If you have checked into Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, our intimate Andean village-style property with terraced hills and exuberant tropical gardens, you can enjoy the Twilight Walk excursion designed to connect visitors to the nature’s core elements like an enchanting waterfall, pre-Inca pictographs and more. Finish the evening with a hearty and traditional dinner in our glass house dining room, surrounded by the wilderness you have become well-acquainted with throughout a very special, historical day.
If you choose to stay at El MaPi by Inkaterra, you will be greeted by our smart, contemporary and cosy atmosphere. Visit the property’s new Spa del Bosque for an essential Deep Tissue Therapy treatment after your day of trekking or, if you’re feeling thirsty, toast to your days achievements with an exceptional Pisco cocktail at the bar.
Wind down in unparalleled luxury at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba and take in the breathtaking views of the sunset over the Sacred Valley of the Incas from the relaxation room in Mayu Spa. Having enjoyed the Terapia Para El Caminante meaning “Therapy for the Walker” after a long excursion to a nearby ruin, any stress of body or mind will simply melt away.
Alternatively, if you don’t feel you have stretched your legs enough for the day, take the peaceful and mystical “Twilight Mountain” tour beginning at sunset and ending with storytelling discovery of Andean astronomy. Learn about the importance of the Milky Way’s proximity to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the history of the symbolic Andean Cross and other tales of the unique relationship the Incas held with the dark spaces between the stars.
To find out more about the magical evenings at Inkaterra visit our website – www.inkaterra.com.