Peru

Summer Trips that Transform - Inkaterra Guides Field Station

Summer Trips that Transform - Inkaterra Guides Field Station

Through opening the Inkaterra Guides Field Station to guests, Inkaterra has come full circle in their mantra of spreading “conservation through tourism”.  The educational aspect of staying at their other more well-known luxury properties around Peru is not just an enhancement here, it is a fully integrated experience for those seeking out a transformational travel experience.

Luisella Garmendia of Inkaterra La Casona - The People Behind the Experience

Luisella Garmendia of Inkaterra La Casona - The People Behind the Experience

For travel professionals that organize and sell high end travel to Peru, most have a love/hate relationship with Inkaterra La Casona.  They love when they are able to get availability in one of the 11 exclusive suites for their clients, it allows them to offer something so authentic and exclusive that sets apart their services from others.  But due to the small size and sterling reputation of the property amongst industry insiders, they hate that availability, more often than not, results in the dreaded waiting list game. 

We sat down with Luisella Garmendia, the General Manager, to learn a bit more about Inkaterra La Casona and what sets it apart in Cusco

A New Rural Retreat in the Sacred Valley

A New Rural Retreat in the Sacred Valley

Anyone who has travelled to Peru in the past few years knows that the Sacred Valley (or Urubamba Valley) is exploding with development.  In the agricultural paradise once known as 'breadbasket of the Inca Empire" there's now no shortage of choice for high end properties with beautiful rooms, great chefs and wonderful spas.  So what makes Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba unique among the other offerings? 

To Spend Time in Lima or Not?

To Spend Time in Lima or Not?

Peru is a fascinating country with a jaw-dropping landscape of cultural and natural richness that draws visitors by the millions. Vast swaths of Amazon Rainforest host a biological riot of species, towering Andean peaks hide Machu Picchu among other Incan ruins and bone dry Atacama coastal deserts offer world class surf alongside the mysterious Nazca lines.  But unless you own a private jet, international and domestic flight connections dictate that you'll pass through and likely spend some time in Lima, Peru's gigantic, sprawling capital city. So, travelers are faced with a decision - to devote time to exploring Lima or not?  I'm very much pro-Lima and am here to make the case for why you should be too.