Luxury Peruvian Ecolodge Experiences
Established in 1975, Inkaterra has been at the forefront of ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru.
Inkaterra is a collection of ecolodge properties defined for their eco-friendly design, inspired by traditional architecture and built with native materials, in harmony with the local environment. These ecolodges are established in the heart of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, deep in the Amazonian rainforest, nestled in the cobblestoned streets of Cusco and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Inkaterra, Peru’s pioneer in ecological research and conservation funded by tourism, presents a bird watcher’s paradise – a program of exciting experiences at Inkaterra properties, in Peru’s top destinations. Discover nature at its most diverse, along with rich cultural heritage of the Andes and Peruvian Amazon. Set tours are available.
Studies on flora and fauna have included a total of 814 bird species, 365 ant species, 313 butterfly species, and over 100 mammal species have been inventoried within hotel grounds and surroundings. 28 species new to science have been described: 19 orchids, 5 amphibians, 1 butterfly, 2 bromeliads and 1 tropical vine.
Inkaterra has pioneered ecotourism in Peru since 1975 and has spent the past four decades dedicated to authentic wildlife and works under a holistic approach where scientific research is produced as a basis for biodiversity conservation, education and the wellbeing of local communities.
Inkaterra is also a member of diverse alliances, such as Relais & Châteaux, Virtuoso and National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.
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For more ecolodge experiences in the heart of Peru visit the Inkaterra website.
Yellow –scarfed Tanager
Andean cock of the rock
Andean Guan, Green Jay, Pavonnine Quetzal, Hoatzin, Starred Wood-Quail, Black-tailed Trogon, Ruddy Pigeon, Yellow Tuffed Woodpecker, Screaming Piha, Grayish Mourner, Moustached Wren, White-browed Antbird, Black-faced Antthrush, Musician Wren, Lyre-tailed Nighjar, Golden-headed Quetzal, Variable Antshrike, House Wren, Gray-breasted Woodwren, Russet-crowned Warbler, Rufous Collared Sparrow, Dusky-green Oropendola, Howler Monkeys.
At Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel there is an orchid trail with 372 different native orchid species in their natural habitat, the world record according to the American Orchid Society.
Initiatives on biodiversity conservation are managed by NGO Inkaterra Asociación. These include the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a bridge system at 100ft above the ground designed to study wildlife in the rainforest canopy; the Spectacled Bear Rescue Center at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, in benefit of the only bear species native to South America; the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) found in its natural habitat; and the World Birding Rally, an international competition unique for its non-stop modality, which aims to confirm Peru as a top destination for bird watching.
The first Peruvian enterprise to be declared carbon neutral (1989), Inkaterra mitigates the effects of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest whilst contributed with carbon sequestration through the preservation of Peru’s first ecological concession, with more than 10,000 hectares of virgin rainforest. As determined by Professor Tim Baker (University of Leeds), one hectare conserved within Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica o Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion captures 200 tons of carbon.
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