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Conserving the environment. Preserving the native cultures. Developing sustainable tourism in Peru.
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).
More than 4,000 locals have been trained since Inkaterra was founded. Career opportunities on hospitality, field guidance and agroforestry projects on cacao and Brazil nut, are bonded to Inkaterra’s sustainable approach. Workshops and conferences are constantly organized for local communities to raise awareness on environmental care.
Inkaterra annually caters to more than 200,000 travellers. It has been recipient of the Relais & Châteaux Environment Trophy (2013); WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the Conservation Category (2012); Travel+Leisure Global Vision Award (2011); and National Geographic Traveler’s Best Practices Award for Sustainable Travel (2002). In 2012 Inkaterra became the first world hotel enterprise to be recognized with the International Certificate in Sustainable Tourism by the CU Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Standard.
INKATERRA LA CASONA
INKATERRA RESERVA AMAZONICA
INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL
INKATERRA HACIENDA URUBAMBA