With over 40 years of experience pursuing sustainable tourism initiatives, Inkaterra is well known for our positive approach to environmentally conscious travel. By preserving the environment surrounding our hotels, and educating guests and locals alike on the importance of conservation, we have always led the way when it comes to sustainability in hospitality.
However, it isn’t just tourism that is at the forefront of our sustainability drive but also farming. With all of our properties set amidst the incredibly fertile Peruvian land, the opportunities to harness these naturally occurring assets are readily available.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is one of our properties with a considerable number of sustainable farming initiatives in place. Growing fruits and vegetables indigenous to the Andes at our Native Farm, the produce is used both at the hotel restaurant as well as for research purposes.
The harvest at Inkaterra isn’t only dedicated to fruits and vegetables, as our bounty extends to honey, tea, coffee and medicine too. Sustainable hive harvesting is practiced in the grounds of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, giving guests the chance to learn about our beekeeping methods and try the honey being produced.
Our passion for local produce and responsible farming can also be seen in Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba’s ‘Earth to Table’ initiative. Home to an organic farm plantation, we invite guests to immerse themselves in the local experience, harvesting their own produce to later be cooked by Inkaterra chefs. With the region’s traditional cuisine and the land’s bountiful produce at the heart of the concept, we use ancient farming methods to provide guests with an authentic culinary experience.
In addition to our luxury eco-lodges, the Inkaterra Guides Field Station located near the Tambopata National Reserve offers an even more hands-on opportunity for adventurous travellers to participate in the sustainable farming activities. Encouraging travellers, researchers, families and students to come and help conserve the local biodiversity, we also grow produce at the nearby green farm, which is consumed both on site as well as at some of our regional lodges.
So, whether guests simply want to enjoy a meal that has been locally sourced, or if they want to immerse themselves in the ongoing research projects taking place at the Inkaterra Guides Field Station, all of our properties provide opportunities for visitors and locals of all ages, abilities and interests to be a part of our sustainable farming initiatives. Discover more about Inkaterra by visiting inkaterra.com.