Behind the 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

Hacienda Bambusa's Olivier Dufeu & Diego Ruiz - The People Behind the Experience

Hacienda Bambusa's Olivier Dufeu & Diego Ruiz - The People Behind the Experience

Hacienda Bambusa is a hidden gem in Colombia. It's remote, tucked away at the foothills of the Andes in the lush central coffee region, a position that is equal parts magically charming and logistically challenging.  Colombian Contemporary artist Santiago Montoya owns the property; he and his family still keep a house nearby and used to oversee the management of the Hacienda personally. But balancing a hospitality role with the demands of an escalating international art career proved impossible and four years ago, the Montoya family decided to suspend operations at Hacienda Bambusa, closing it to the public