Sample three spectacular Inkaterra hotels over five nights in the heart of Peru. Acknowledged by the United Nations as the world’s first “Climate Positive” hotel brand, Inkaterra is 100% carbon neutral. In addition, enjoy lunch at the famous MIL adjacent to Inca ruins and dinner at the posh-yet-rustic Chicha Cusco next to the landmark Plaza de Armas in Cusco.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
Accommodation for two guests in an Urubamba Suite for two nights. Includes breakfast and the following excursions:
- Chicha de Jora – Preparation of the ancestral Chicha de Jora beverage. Harvest, grind, ferment, and enjoy this Inca drink.
- Twilight Mountain – Trail walk at sunset. Enjoy the sunset while learning about the importance of astronomy in the Andean world.
- Challa Huasi Trail – Climb the hillside for the best view of Huayoccari.
- Birds of Urubamba – Spot local birds from hawks to hummingbirds on the valley trails.
Hacienda Urubamba is a contemporary hacienda-style 5-star hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas between Cusco and Machu Picchu. It covers nearly 100 acres and is surrounded by imposing green mountains. Rooms feature breathtaking views of the valley, and the interiors are inspired by the area’s cultural history showcasing authentic Inca masks and handcrafted woodwork.
Inkaterra La Casona
Accommodation for two guests in a Plaza Suite for one night. Includes breakfast.
The first 5-star boutique hotel in Cusco, La Casona is in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. The 16th century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas and counts Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and Simón Bolívar among its illustrious guests. Surrounding the main patio, 11 suites feature heated floors and extra-large bathtubs. Its halls are decorated with Pre-Columbian textiles and original murals. The Yacu therapy room offers bespoke treatments and, like the manor’s dining room, uses local products.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Accommodation for two guests in an Inkaterra Suite for two nights. Includes transportation between Machu Picchu Pueblo train station and the hotel, breakfast, dinner, a 60-minute massage for each guest, and the following excursions:
- Nature Walk – Explore the hotel’s trails, and discover cloud forest ferns, bromeliads and orchids, a variety of birds, the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden, and house.
- Orchid Garden – Observe some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchid species (the world record, according to the American Orchid Society) in their natural habitat.
- Birdwatching – Look for the torrent duck and the white-capped dipper and search for silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted, and saffron-crowned tanagers. Be on the lookout for the cock-of-the rock, the golden-headed quetzal and 18 different hummingbirds.
- Twilight Walk – Stroll in the early evening to an enchanting waterfall, past sacred pre-Inca pictographs, to the Rocotal Observatory.
- Tea House – Visit our organic tea plantation and tea house and watch as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and seal your own tea bag. A glass of fresh hot or iced tea completes the experience.
Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the 5-star Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is in an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. The property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, home to 214 bird species and the world’s largest native orchid collection. Guests can enjoy the Unu Spa which uses natural products derived from local botanical extracts (mint, eucalyptus, and orchids). The first-class restaurant features stunning views of Vilcanota River and shares the secrets of Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
- All other expenses including train, airfare and local airport taxes, documentation required for travel, additional meals and beverages, gratuities, telephone and other
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- Blackout dates: July28-29, 2023; December23, 2023 to January3, 2024 and June 12-29, 2024.
- Other restrictions may apply.
Lunch at MIL
Located 3,600 metres above sea level close to the mysterious Incan ruins at Moray in the Sacred Valley, Mil is an Andean microcosm of Lima’s iconic Central restaurant. But instead of using ingredients from across the nation, it strictly sources from the ecosystem surrounding the restaurant. Anthropologists on staff foster relations with tight-knit indigenous communities and together they plant, nurture, and harvest sustainable tuber crops, maize, legumes, cacao and Andean herbs, as well as care for a small on-site orchard.
Dinner at Chicha Cusco
The empire of Peruvian wonder-chef Gaston Acurio stretches further than the Inca civilization ever did. His Cusco restaurant is located within easy walking distance of the landmark Plaza de Armas, on the second floor of a centuries-old, whitewashed house with blue painted balconies overlooking the fountains of Plaza de Regocijos. The menu is based on age-old recipes made from local ingredients.
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