The Winner of our 1st Quarter Photo Contest 2014

Inkaterra Photo Contest

We received some incredible entires for our first quarter photography contest, all of which were taken at one of our Inkaterra properties. We are pleased to announce the Winner of The Inkaterra Photo Contest for the First Quarter of 2014: Joaquin Escudero, our resident manager at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, who took this incredible image while on location. Congratulations Joaquin! View all our photo entries on our Pinterest profile in the coming week.

Inkaterra Photo Contest – First Quarter 2014

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A New Year and a new chance to win our Inkaterra Photo Contest!

Have you taken an image of a wildlife sighting at Inkaterra? Why not enter our Inkaterra Q1 Photo Contest? This could be just the opportunity for you to showcase your photography skills. If you’ve stayed at one of our Inkaterra properties or experienced any trip with us, we invite you to share your photography for a chance of winning the Inkaterra photo contest for the first quarter of 2014. The winning photograph will be published in our March newsletter and on our Inkaterra website. We’ll also be showcasing entries on our Inkaterra Pinterest page. To enter please send your photographs (JPG Format) to webmanager@inkaterra.com by March 31st. Good luck!

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Inkaterra 4th Quarter Photography Competition Winner

The final quarter photographic competition of 2013 has drawn to a close at Inkaterra. Congratulations to all who took part, please keep a close eye on the Inkaterra website and social media pages for the details of the next competition.

After receiving a number of spectacular images from of talented individuals, from guests to guides, one photograph proved to be the most popular amongst our voters. Our winner is Noe Roger Huaraca Charca with this picture of the Sphaenorhynchus Lacteus or as it is more commonly known, the Orinoco Lime Tree Frog.

As you can see below, we had some stunning images submitted to the competition, and these were some of the best. Take a look at the photos, and hopefully we’ll see you in 2014 and you can submit your own masterpieces – you may even be lucky enough to win!

Clockwise from main: Giant River Otter – John Barnes, Hotel Guest; Yellow Spotted River Turtle – Jesus Glhemm Ccari, Explorer Guide at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica; Brown Throated Three Toed Sloth – John Barnes, Hotel Guest; Rainbow Boa – Carlos Torres, Explorer Guide at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción.

Clockwise from main: Parides Neophilus - Mayra Maximiliano, Reservation Councillor at Inkaterra Lima; Anhinga – John Barnes, Hotel Guest; Andean Mot Mot – José Luis Lavilla,  Explorer Guide at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

From left to right: Spectacled Caiman – Albert Clar, Hotel Guest; Spectacled Caiman, Jesus Glhemm Ccari, Explorer Guide at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

 

 

Inkaterra Photo Contest 2013 – Third Quarter Winner

Selen Ediger

We received some incredible entires for our third quarter photography contest, all of which were taken during visits to our Inkaterra properties. We are pleased to announce the Winner of The Inkaterra Photo Contest for the Third Quarter of 2013: Selen Ediger, who visited Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo in 2008. Congratulations Selen! See below for some of our other entries from the third quarter. You can view all our photography on our Pinterest profile here.

Sunset at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica taken by Jorge Mazzotti Sunset at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica taken by Jorge Mazzotti

Selen Ediger, Incredible image of a  (male) white-bellied woodstar taken at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Selen Ediger, Incredible image of a (male) white-bellied woodstar taken at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Carlos Torres, Black-capped squirrel monkey taken at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion Carlos Torres, Black-capped squirrel monkey taken at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

Claire Andre, Scarlet Macaw taken at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Claire Andre, Scarlet Macaw taken at Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

Our Pinterest ProfileView all the entries for the third quarter on our Pinterest profile 

Vote for Inkaterra in the Mr & Mrs Smith Boutique Hotel Awards

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We’re pleased to announce we have been nominated in the first boutique hotel awards from Mr & Mrs Smith! Please vote for us here and you could win a five-night trip to the place that wins Best Smith Hotel 2013 (hopefully us!)

Mr & Mrs Smith Awards

Here are all the facts you need to know for this fantastic competition

  • Vote in the Smith Hotel Awards and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a five-night stay for two at whichever hotel brings home the award for Best Smith Hotel 2013.

  • You’re going to have the time of your life.

As well as a stay at the Mr & Mrs Smith hotel of the year, the winner will also get:

  • Two return flights to wherever in the world the winning hotel is
  • All transfers to and from the hotel
  • Use of an Avis hire car for the duration of your trip
  • £1,000 towards food and drink during your stay
  • An optional activity programme, tailor-made by our in-the-know team of GoldSmith travel concierges

Top wildlife sightings of the month at Inkaterra

We’ve had some wonderful wildlife sightings across our Inkaterra properties in the past month. See below for some of our highlights and unique stories from Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.  Make sure to check back here every so often, as we’ll be giving you our top sightings from the past month.

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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 

Spectacled Bears at ITMPP

It was a cloudy day, Fredy Apaza, storage personnel, was returning to Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel from the train station with a guest. He was entering the hotel when he saw the top of the branches moving on the other side of the river in front of Café Inkaterra. Much was his surprise when he recognised the family of Spectacle Bears (Tremarctos ornatus), a mother with two small cubs. He reported the sighting by radio to the Ecotourism staff and hotel personnel. Guests passing also were lucky enough to see this unique sighting.

Chicotillo

Angel Layme and Percy Jauregui were at the Ecocenter when the Public Areas Supervisor, Julio Huaylla, came to inform them that he had found a green snake near the NGO ITA office (Inkaterra Association). Since snakes can be very dangerous, they took the snake catching equipment to try and capture the snake. When they arrived they realized that it was a Dichrours drymoluber snake (or commonly known as “Chicotillo”). They were able to capture the snake and release it without any problems in a remote area.

Our visitor returns! 

Chesnut Eagle

As some of guests gathered in front of the Ecocentre to begin their excursion to the Andean Bear Rescue Centre, one of the travellers observed a big bird flying near the top of the mountains. Using their binoculars they could identify that it was the same bird that they saw a couple days ago; the Black and Chesnut Eagle (Oroacetus isidori). The eagle once again, was flying with the help of warm air drafts looking for food. Fortunately, their cameras were at the ready to capture it this time round.

Have you taken an image of a wildlife sighting at Inkaterra? Why not enter our Inkaterra Q3 Photo Contest? This could be just the opportunity for you to showcase your photography skills. If you’ve stayed at one of our Inkaterra properties or experienced any trip with us, we invite you to share your photography for a chance of winning the Inkaterra photo contest for the third quarter of 2013. The winning photograph will be published in our September newsletter and on our Inkaterra website. We’ll also be showcasing entries on our Inkaterra Pinterest page. To enter please send your photographs (JPG Format) to webmanager@inkaterra.com by September 30th. Good luck!

Inkaterra Photo Contest Q3

Inkaterra Photo Contest – Third Quarter 2013

Inkaterra Photo Contest Q3

Fancy yourself a photographer? Our Inkaterra photo contest could be just the chance to showcase your skills. If you’ve stayed at one of our Inkaterra properties or experienced any trip with us, we invite you to share your photography for a chance of winning the Inkaterra photo contest for the third quarter of 2013. The winning photograph will be published in our September newsletter and on our Inkaterra website. We’ll also be showcasing entries on our Inkaterra Pinterest page. To enter please send your photographs (JPG Format) to webmanager@inkaterra.com by September 30th. See below for some inspiration from last quarter’s winners.

2nd Quarter Winner

Runner-up

Runner-up Runner-up

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Inkaterra Photo Contest 2013 – Second Quarter Winner

Winner of the Second Quarter Inkaterra Photo Contest: Oscar Mujica

We received some incredible entires for our second quarter photography contest, all of which were taken during visits to our Inkaterra properties.We are pleased to announce the Winner of The Inkaterra Photo Contest for the Second Quarter of 2013: Oscar Mujica who took this incredible image while on location at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción in June 2012, as part of a sustainability course with the West Chester University. Congratulations Oscar!

The winning photograph

 View all our photo entries on our Pinterest profile.

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Competition to win Ceviche new cookbook ‘Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen’

We’re pleased to announce an exclusive competition for all our loyal followers! You could be in with the chance of winning a copy of the new cookbook Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen from Ceviche London. For the first time, Peruvian restaurateur and cook, Martin Morales, whose top London restaurant Ceviche opened to enormous critical and commercial success in 2012, shows you how to make the best ceviche and over 100 other Peruvian dishes. This is laid back, fuss-free and delicious Peruvian food.

Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen

Over 500 years of fusion have taken place in Peru for its culinary offering to become what it is today. Starting with the indigenous culture and then blending it with flavours and cooking styles brought over by migrants from Spain, Italy, Africa, China and Japan, Peruvian food has evolved into being one of the most fascinating, diverse, rich and healthy in the world.

Ceviche

From Ceviche’s signature dishes, authentic Peruvian dishes and new creations, Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen cookbook showcases the innovative food coming out of Lima, the Amazon and the Andes today. From sizzling barbecued anticucho skewers, to superfood quinoa salads, juicy stir fry saltados and lucuma ice cream, Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen brings the unique and delicious dishes from Peru to your home kitchen.

Peruvian Cuisine at Ceviche

To be in with the chance of winning this cookbook, all you have to do is tell us why you love Peruvian food in the comment box below. Our chosen winner will be announced in two weeks time on July 12th.  You can also enter via Twitter and Facebook, using hashtag #PeruvianKitchen. Follow us on Twitter @InkaterraHotels and on Facebook here.

With the Ceviche ethos of helping others cook at home, Martin and his team are travelling around Britain on tour. Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen On Tour will run from the 1st to the 15th of July 2013. Tickets are selling fast. Please book your place now to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to hearing all the reasons why you love Peruvian food. Here is some inspiration from Martin Morales himself.

‘There is a Peruvian saying my great aunt Carmela taught me, aquí se cocina con cariño, which means ‘here we cook with loving care’. This is the motto at our restaurant Ceviche – it’s what Peruvian food is all about. The other side of what we do is sazón – the quest to achieve a perfect balance of flavours. I have spent a lifetime working on this. Like most Peruvians, I am obsessed with cooking and I love sharing our amazing food.’ Martin Morales

Inkaterra Photo Contest 2013 – First Quarter Winner

The Winner of the First Quarter Inkaterra Photo Contest 2013

We received some incredible entires for our first quarter photography contest, all of which were taken at one of our Inkaterra properties.We are pleased to announce the Winner of The Inkaterra Photo Contest for the First Quarter of 2013. Jesús Glhemm Ccari took this incredible image while on location at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica. Congratulations Jesús! View all our photo entries on our Pinterest profile.

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