Introduction to Inkaterra

Inkaterra, founded in 1975, is a unique Peruvian tourism institution and pioneer in eco-tourism. Brainchild of Jose Koechlin, Inkaterra is a hotel developer and operator, a provider of responsible travel services, Peru’s leader in conservation. Committed to providing the sophisticated international traveler with a luxurious, gracious and authentic exposure to Peru, Inkaterra’s mission is to conserve the country’s natural and cultural heritage, protect its resources and endangered environment and to sustain and enrich Peru’s rural communities.

Inkaterra owns and operates unique hotels in strategic areas of Peru; the award-winning 85-room and suite Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel at the site of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Machu Picchu Historical Reserve; the 34-casita and suite Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, in the rain forest of Southern Peru and Inkaterra La Casona, 16th Century Colonial Mansion, with 11 suites in Cusco.

Inkaterra is setting a precedent as one of the leading and most influential tourism companies in Peru taking the lead in sustainability and the fight against global warming. In addition, Inkaterra actively educates their clients and guests to do so as well. Inkaterra hotels provide its guests the opportunity to offset their air travel related greenhouse gas emissions through a unique custom carbon calculator developed by Sustainable Travel International (STI).

Inkaterra´s commitment to authentic travel includes a legacy of conservation, preservation and concern for local communities through the non-profit organization (NGO) Inkaterra Association (ITA). A key part of Inkaterra’s mission is to give guests and friends the opportunity to learn about Peru’s vast natural wealth. Travelers can help sustain these unique resources and communities when they visit and come to care about the culture, remarkable environment and the people who live here.