Since its establishment in 1975, Inkaterra has been at the forefront of ecotourism and sustainable development. The Peruvian organization has spent the past four decades dedicated to authentic travel experiences, aiming to preserve biodiversity and local cultures with a holistic approach that generates added value in rural areas: it encourages scientific research, whilst contributing to biodiversity conservation, education and the economic growth of local communities. Inkaterra’s sustainability efforts have gained them membership with diverse alliances, such as Relais & Châteaux, Virtuoso and National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.
Scientific research is performed by Inkaterra since 1978, defining natural areas where its luxury hotels are established: the Amazon rainforest in Madre de Dios (Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, and Field Station Tambopata by Inkaterra Asociación-ITA), the Machu Picchu cloud forest (Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel and El MaPi by Inkaterra), the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba), the city of Cusco (Inkaterra La Casona) and the Cabo Blanco coastline (in development). Studies on flora and fauna set a benchmark to compare the brand’s future impact. A total of 747 bird species, 362 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 La Casona
- Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
- Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
- Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion
- Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica