Watch Freerunner World Champion Ryan Doyle demonstrating some truly awesome acrobatics in the breathtaking Mountains of Peru. Ryan is travelling the world to discover the most amazing spots including the Seven World Wonders. His third stop found him at Machu Picchu, home of Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel and where he produced this incredible short film.
Inkaterra has been presented with the prestigious Conservation Award by Tourism for Tomorrow. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the winners were announced at the WTTC’s Global Summit in Tokyo, April 16-19, 2012.
“It is an honor that Inkaterra has been recognized with such a prestigious award. Inkaterra has been practicing sustainable tourism for the past thirty-seven years, spending time and research to learn about ecosystems, local practices and community involvement,” says José Koechlin, CEO of Inkaterra.
In addition to the Tourism for Tomorrow prize, Inkaterra recently received the First International Certificate in Sustainable Tourism given by Control Union Green Choice Sustainable Tourism Standard.
The Certification is granted based on sustainability concepts, the use of responsible practices, the conservation of biodiversity and the contribution to local communities in the development of tourist activities.
Conde Nast Johansens, the international luxury travel guide, nominated Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel as “Most Excellent Eco Resort” in the 2012 Awards for Excellence. Inkaterra was the only hotel to receive an award in Peru.
The collection of native orchids within the grounds of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel is staggering, boasting over 372 species. Guests at the hotel can walk through the tranquil orchid gardens to observe these with expert guides, with some orchids so tiny they require a looking glass to spot.
This month, two new species of bromeliad orchids were identified – completely new to science - (Tillandsioideae – Bromeliaceae) growing abundantly in Machu Picchu Inca ruins, by ERIC J. GOUDA from the Botanic Garden at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands and with the support of José Koechlin, Inkaterra´s founder & CEO, Carmen Soto, resident biologist & orchid specialist at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel & Julio Ochoa, Biologist at Machu Picchu Sanctuary. The two species are called Guzmania inkaterrae & Tillandsia machupicchuensis. Continue reading